|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM)||Uncommon|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Dragon Illusion
When Phantasmal Dragon becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.
Phantasmal Dragon Discussion
1 month ago
A soul sister deck would give your friend a bit of trouble. If he's using Krovikan Mist , he's got a pretty heavy creature list. Could use more info on his playstyle. I wager he's going straight up aggro using dudes like Phantasmal Bear , Vapor Snag and Phantasmal Dragon but I could also see him doing something more control-like with Riftwing Cloudskate , Draining Whelk , meloku the cloud mirror and Counterspell since it sounds like he's pretty annoying.
A mid-range life gaining deck sounds like it will consistently give you more turns to play bigger threats and overall be winning more games. Blue has a lot of problem solving cards so I wouldn't rely on a single card to win you a game, especially if it can get countered. I'd lean more to redundancy and playing relevant cards.
7 months ago
I asked a similar question a year or two ago involving Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and being copied. The consensus was that for the brief time the copy was on the battlefield, both -2/-2 abilities would stack and all of my opponent's creatures would get -4/-4 and die to state based actions before the second Norn was moved to the graveyard.
Well, flash forward to today. I am in the refining process for a new EDH deck, and I got wondering:
Now, I understand this gets a bit more complicated with respect to Silumgar's actual ruling as it needs to be specified just how many Dragons are attacking each individual player.
So let's set the scene, to better walk through what's going on here:
- There are three opponents left
- I have out Silumgar, the Drifting Death , Boneyard Scourge , Phantasmal Dragon , and Necromaster Dragon .
- Silumgar, the Drifting Death has Blade of Selves equipped onto him.
- I attack in the following way:
What would the total -X/-X be that each opponent would receive? At face value, it appears to be -2/-2, right? After all, 2x Dragons are attacking each. But There are three Silumgar, the Drifting Death s on the battlefield. So, does each Dragon individually hit with -3/-3? So does this mean since I attack with two Dragons each, all creatures that each of my three opponent's control get -6/-6?
And it's honestly not just with this. I have a Helm of the Host in my deck, too. So, this is sort of a very real occurrence I can run into here.
1 year ago
Your list looks decent for a start actually. A couple of things I would recommend cutting are Fist of Suns, because it only saves you mana for Dragons that cost 7 mana or more (because Ur-Dragon already gives -1), and Tainted Strike because it won't kill a player in a single attack because you need 10 infect damage to kill and none of your creatures can deal 9 damage, except Atarka with double strike, and maybe Ramos. Maybe also Warstorm Surge since the cost is quite high, compared to Sarkhan's Unsealing.
A bit more ramp would help. Skyshroud Claim gives you untapped Forests, which is great if you have lands that are Forests and another type, e.g. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista. Other ramp that adds good mana for its cost are Overgrowth, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Coalition Relic.
You could add some cheaper Dragons to attack earlier, like Thunderbreak Regent, Territorial Hellkite, Verix Bladewing, and Phantasmal Dragon. Hellkite Tyrant has a useful effect. Among the bigger ones in your maybeboard, Broodmother, Intet, Scourge of the Throne, and Yosei could be helpful.
A bit more card draw would also help, like Temur Ascendancy which also gives haste, Elemental Bond, Garruk's Packleader, and Vanquisher's Banner. Defense of the Heart is always good if you own a copy.
1 year ago
In your description you list Phantasmal Dragon as a 4/4, but it's a 5/5. =)
1 year ago
-2 Ice Cage
+2 Spell Pierce
1 year ago
1 year ago
Is Phantasmal Dragon too slow? a 5/5 flyer is really powerful, and with it being a 4 drop, it means it cant be Abrupt Decay'd or Fatal Push'd (without revolt of course) in the first place, and would die to most other removal spells in the first place, besides like Lightning Bolt. Could be a good late game threat. Maybe it's too slow though. Anyway, +1, a great deck.
2 years ago
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