Creature — Dragon
You don't lose unspent red mana as steps and phases end.
When Leyline Tyrant dies (is put into the graveyard from the battlefield), you may pay an amount of . When you do, it deals that much damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.
|Have (2)||, TrystonSpencer|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Leyline Tyrant Discussion
1 month ago
Ok so firstly, you're sitting at 101 cards so you'll need to cut something. Personally I would drop Territorial Hellkite as I don't find it that exceptional for its cmc, and the drawbacks that you can't 100% control who it targets for attacks.
Personally, there are just some differences in dragon choices. I would include Skittles ( Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ), Terror of the Peaks (It's in your description, but not on your list), and Leyline Tyrant just thinking about it.
I would put your power level as probably a 5 or so, as your first few turns are going to be really uneventful since you don't have much in the way of low CMC spells (perfectly fine for a battlecruiser meta, but if you want spice out of the gate, it will take some retooling). In terms of interaction, I would run some more spot removal using black for some cheap and effective kill spells.
2 months ago
Leyline Tyrant can work here. Just tap all your red mana sources at the end of each of your opponent's turns and you build up mana quite quickly.
I don't feel like Expressive Iteration is doing its best work here. It really works best when you can find something you can cast that turn with it, instead of in a deck with a bunch of big spells. I feel like you need more early things or more controlling things to last you through the early game. Storm's Wrath would do that, as would like Brazen Borrower to slow down your opponents.
2 months ago
i have a couple of recommendations
Leyline Tyrant is really solid and an easy turn 3 with some ramp
secound i would stick strombreath, thundermaw in the sb as they are good againts some decks, and only so-so against others,
id up mu number of terror of the peaks (its really the best one at that cmc)
2 months ago
Looking REALLY good so far! If you're looking for mana sinks, consider Soul of Shandalar or Sundering Stroke . What about Howl of the Horde or Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion ? Would Syr Carah, the Bold , Molten Psyche , or Past in Flames fix your card draw problem? Leyline Tyrant looks like it would do WORK in this deck if you don't mind the cost.
2 months ago
To be totally clear here, only Horizon Stone has a replacement effect here. Omnath, Locus of Mana and Leyline Tyrant have static abilities that keep you from losing mana of the specified color at all, so there's no mana loss event for Horizon Stone to apply to.
To see how Leyline Tyrant and Horizon Stone's abilities differ, technically Horizon Stone happens over and over. Since you lose mana at the end of each step and phase of the turn, Stone continuously rolls it over as colorless mana (even if it was colorless mana Horizon Stone already converted). Leyline Tyrant just applies a modifier as long as it's in play that keeps from being lost.
2 months ago
I'm building a Yurlok of Scorch Thrash commander deck, and am considering both Leyline Tyrant and Horizon Stone for it. My question is, if both are on the field at the same time, will unused red mana stay red or become colorless? I guess the same can be asked about Omnath, Locus of Mana and Horizon Stone regarding green mana, since I'm also planning to run Omnath
3 months ago
Aside from Outcast tokens and the Mimic, you only have 4 dragons to top out at. Most Gruul dragon packages I've seen run in the 8-12 range. Some popular inclusions are Thunderbreak Regent , Glorybringer , Harbinger of the Hunt , Scourge of Valkas , Mirrorwing Dragon , Terror of the Peaks , Lathliss, Dragon Queen , and the odd Steel Hellkite . Personally, I'm a fan of going for multiple attacks with Hellkite Charger and Savage Ventmaw . The new Leyline Tyrant might have some role in such a strategy, but I haven't had the chance to test it. The first two cards I'd cut would probably be Wolfir Silverheart and Grim Lavamancer . The former is undeniably powerful soulbonded to a double-striking dragon, but for 5 mana, it may as well just be another double-striking dragon itself. As for the wizard, I get the impression its ability will act like a 1 mana tax that distracts from casting your bombs. Even if you can afford to activate it often, a lack of fetchlands (even if they're budget alternatives) will limit its potency.
Otherwise, you have a couple of cards that have stronger replacements in modern. Titanic Growth is worse than Phytoburst at least some of the time, although I'd prefer 1 cost versions like Might of Old Krosa , Groundswell , Blossoming Defense , or Vines of Vastwood anyway. Similarly, Run Amok could probably be Rancor if the trample is important. As long as you're still interested in playing around with the graveyard, Traverse the Ulvenwald could be a neat replacement for Track Down that lets you literally track down your singleton dragons. Adventurous Impulse and Oath of Nissa are less powerful but less demanding options. Shackles of Treachery likely represents a mechanic you don't even need in the deck, but if you want an Act of Treason , I've had pretty decent success with Kari Zev's Expertise . The last cards I'll suggest are just some other dragon synergy tools. Draconic Roar is an amped Lightning Strike , Dragon Tempest can be a much cheaper Warstorm Surge if you're pumping out enough reptiles, and Frontier Siege offers flexibility between ramp and control. Finally, there are the spirit dragon lands if you think those would be useful.
Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!
3 months ago
The big players in the deck are definitely Bonus Round and Finale of Promise , either of which is usually enough to completely change the direction of the game. Pulling off the Brash Taunter and Blazing Sunsteel combo is also funny whenever it happens, but the playgroup's started to catch wise to the idea that they shouldn't let Taunter or Stuffy Doll hang around unmolested. Though one of my favorite plays actually led to a draw--a Xantcha player had thrown Phyresis onto her and there was no way I was going to win...so I hit her with Arcbond and then dropped Blasphemous Act to take everyone else with me.
While I get the idea behind both Glacial Chasm and Fortune Thief , the reality has been that I'm rarely setting off a symmetrical explosion large enough to take me out of the game. In those cases when Ashling does get sizeable, lifelink from Basilisk Collar or Shadowspear has always been enough to solve the issue. Since lifelink isn't a triggered ability any more since M10, you gain that life at the exact same time damage is dealt, so your life total is never seen to hit zero.
I actually did have Leyline Tyrant in a prior version of the list, but didn't really feel like it was pulling its weight. It was never the card in hand that I most wanted to cast, and after it resolved I rarely had so little to do with my mana that there was much left to bank. Obviously, it pairs very nicely with Braid of Fire , but that was never a consistent enough occurrence to make up for the number of times that it was a dead card that died to Ashling herself half of the time. Because of that, I never really considered Horizon Stone , but the stone not being a creature may make it worth revisiting.
Toralf, God of Fury Flip is a possible inclusion that I've gone back and forth on. On the one hand, he could add up to a decent chunk of additional damage over the course of a game (assuming he doesn't himself die to Ashling too early), and could possibly just wipe out the rest of the table if onboard for a Blasphemous Act . On the other hand, so much of what the deck focuses on is the spellslinging angle, with Ashling serving more as a deterrent and repeatable boardwipe than a win condition. He's definitely on my short list, but I'll need to get in a few more games to feel out whether the latest changes leave any obvious cuts for him.
Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip is in a similar boat to Toralf, albeit with more of the uncertainty tied up in her lower toughness. Both of her sides are useful, both for the effective cost reduction on her front face and the card cash-in from Harnfel, but I simply haven't been able to figure out what to cut.