Pteramander

Pteramander

Creature — Salamander Drake

Flying

: Adapt 4. This ability costs less to activate for each instant and sorcery card in your graveyard. (If this creature has no +1/+1 counters on it, put four +1/+1 counters on it.)

Browse Alters

Trade

Have (1) orzhov_is_relatively_okay819
Want (0)

Combos Browse all

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Latest Decks as Commander

Pteramander Discussion

wallisface on Less clutter?

2 months ago

The revamp is better but not by any notable margin - both decks have too much inconsistency to pick up on the differences from game-to-game.

I think you need to work towards getting playsets of your cards. The following list below just uses more copies of what you’re already running, and will play significantly stronger than what you’ve got now:

TheVectornaut on Blue/Black Beginner Deck

3 months ago

I think this deck is really well-positioned to become a "draw-go" style control deck that plays instants and flash creatures on others' turns. Pteramander , Augur of Bolas , Brineborn Cutthroat , Threnody Singer , Vodalian Arcanist , Naiad of Hidden Coves , Wavebreak Hippocamp , Murmuring Mystic , and all of your instants (save for the likely too slow 4 mana ones) already fit in such an archetype to at least some extent. The horse fish is particularly insane as a card draw engine, and I'd try to get a playset of it if you can. Stacking them to draw even more cards with Nymris, Oona's Trickster , Baral, Chief of Compliance , Slitherwisp , etc. would also make Ominous Seas more viable, possibly even supplemented by draw payoffs like Chasm Skulker and Nadir Kraken .

Some other options that care about flash might be Cunning Nightbonder , Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , Leyline of Anticipation , Torrential Gearhulk , and Mystical Teachings .

For more generally good instants, Counterspell , Mana Leak , Countersquall , Frantic Search , AEtherize , Vapor Snag , Rewind , Cryptic Command , Opt , and Brainstorm (if you're playing with the legacy banned list) are options of varying budgets and power levels for a control deck.

The first cards I'd cut would be anything with suspend or that applies keyword ability counters. I think some amount of counter manipulation would be needed to maximize the value from such cards (with Clockspinning , Jhoira's Timebug , Paradox Haze , and Nikara, Lair Scavenger being a few things that come to mind). Then, I'd cull any sorceries or creatures that would take up all your mana on your own turn for minimal impact. Dead Revels , Frost Lynx , Alirios, Enraptured , and so on.

Sorry it took me a while to submit this after seeing the deck get posted earlier this week. Let me know if you have any questions and good luck with your build!

Budabuda123 on Budget UR Delver

4 months ago

Great suggestions! I think I'll cut 1 Opt and 1 Vapor Snag and add in the two Pteramander s. And the Flame Slash is a good call too, I just didn't have any in my paper collection. Thanks!

cyeRunner on Budget UR Delver

4 months ago

My knowledge of budget cards is quite limited but here are some suggestions:
Flame Slash over Lava Coil in the sideboard
Also I'd go up to 16 Creatures with either Pteramander or Brineborn Cutthroat

amicdeep on

9 months ago

i don't think Pteramander is the correct option hear, (not enough instant and soc) Faerie Seer would proberbly work better. also add 4 Favorable Winds

Mausoleum Wanderer is also a better Judge's Familiar and most of the time better than Jubilant Skybonder. its also triggered by the eagle so worth running 4 of him

a single Moorland Haunt also makes sense

ThisIsMyAccount on Blue/Red Dragon Deck

10 months ago

Hey. That is cool that you are new to magic and have friends to play with. I have some suggestions for your deck.

I want you to notice that on Crackling Drake and Pteramander that some of the power in these cards come from the amount of instants or sorceries in your graveyard. I would say that you aren't getting the most out of these cards because you aren't running enough non-creature spells and therefore I would replace them. Fortunately, there are plenty of affordable dragons that I think you should consider. One in particular is Glorybringer.

Additionally, I would say that this deck should probably run 2 or 3 more lands. So maybe take out some of your less effective cards like Pteramander or Divination for more mana.

I actually have a Blue/Red Dragon deck that maybe you could get some ideas from Budget Midrange Izzet Dragons.

P.S - I think this deck is actually Pioneer legal besides Serum Visions which you could just replace with Opt but I am not sure if format matters to you or not since you're just playing casually.

James13 on

10 months ago

Surely Pteramander uses the yard though.

Lanzo493 on Your Ravnican Experience

10 months ago

In Ravnica Allegiance, I drafted Simic. Adapt was a powerful mechanic with cards like Sharktocrab, Pteramander, and especially Biomancer's Familiar. I stuck with the Simic guild due to the Simic seeded pack I got. I'm no good at draft, so I stick with a color combination even if I can't figure out how good it'll be.

Load more