Snow Creature — Dragon
(2)(Snow): Tap target creature and put an ice counter on it. ((Snow) can be paid with one mana from a snow permanent.)
Creatures with ice counters on them don't untap during their controllers' untap steps.
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Rimescale Dragon Discussion
7 months ago
Not sure if you have enough untap targets for Kiora. Garruk's Uprising might be a good replacement if you want to keep the card draw. Devastation Tide can be really costly for you considering how expensive Mana wise dragons are to recast. I've always been a fan of x-spells that can be tuned to hit everything smaller than dragons like Heaven / Earth or miss them completely like Magmaquake. I'm also not sure what the payoff is for the Snow-Covered Lands other than possible flavor reasons, but if your looking for one on theme try Rimescale Dragon. It's a little expensive Mana-wise, but it has an effect no one expects from red that can act as pseudo-removal. All in all thought, your deck is looking pretty solid and and balanced.
8 months ago
If you want to run Rimescale Dragon you'll need to run Snow-Covered Mountain rather than your basic Mountains. I'd say something like Embermaw Hellion instead, as it helps with your "damage addition effects".
Magebane Armor is an absolute must, as are Loxodon Warhammer and Lightning Greaves to go along with Basilisk Collar and Swiftfoot Boots -- Magebane keeps Ashling alive, while the warhammer is another source of lifelink.
The Shunt and Reverberate style effects are the best way of protecting your resources, so good job on putting them in. Same with all the draw spells, I'd think about Perpetual Timepiece and Elixir of Immortality as a means of getting things back, but it's not like this is a graveyard deck and you need to protect that space as a resource, as I say, just in case.
I'd think about something to slot in over Retreat to Valakut and Claws of Valakut -- Might just be me, but they're two of the less synergistic choices. You could use those spots for Magebane and Warhammer, for example.
Otherwise I'd say just keep tweaking it and playing around. Use the Prof's vid to work out what synergies you want to pursue aside from damage amplification which is a good start.
11 months ago
jamesmac42 something like running Darksteel because your playgroup has a lot of mana rock hate is exactly the kind of thing i'm looking to add to the primer as meta dependent considerations. I have run top before, and it really is amazing for controlling your card draw, and i find it pairs REALLY well with Experimental Frenzy. I may look to re-add it to the list at some point, but the problem i'm having right now is, everything that goes in requires something coming out lol. As for your question on basics, my mana base actually started performing better when i cut out all the slow lands. While basics wont give you both your colors, in practice ive found that land drops 2-4 are incredibly important and the amount of speed and tempo lost by having a land enter tapped here can really be detrimental to presenting an aggressive board state early on. Ive kept Temple of Triumph because it scries, but could EASILY remove it if adding top back in. Boros Garrison (and lands like it) is commonly held as a staple in multicolord decks, due to it allowing you to effectively extend your playable land drops by a turn. The issue with it is, you CAN'T play it on turn 1, and if its in your opening hand, your likely playing it between drops 2-4 when you REALLY need your lands untapped. I used to run the Zendikar full art lands (their so pretty), the snow lands are gonna let me run Rimescale Dragon when i get a copy of it.
1 year ago
TypicalTimmy I see your Problem. But Rimescale Dragon seems like a very unique control ability for red. I would ask myself which other options you would use and if the ramp with your Lens is needed or not?
1 year ago
You want to induce more rage? Exchange your basics for snow covered basics and add in Rimescale Dragon This will really piss ppl off. Love the deck and the purpose behind it. Hella big +1
1 year ago
Hey, great start really well made deck :)
Cards to consider adding:
- Chandra, Torch of Defiance
- Feldon of the Third Path
- Chaos Warp
- Tectonic Reformation
- Endless Atlas
Gamble and Chaos Warp are fantastic cards because their effects are outside red's color pie. Their staples for red because they're unique and powerful. Chandra, Torch of Defiance is amazing being either ramp, draw or removal. Tectonic Reformation and Endless Atlas can be sources of repeatable draw.
Feldon of the Third Path can be repeatable reanimation with haste of Dragons which is a helpful effect to have since Dragons are going to die. He'll make a token copy of a Dragon which doesn't trigger Lathliss, but that's fine because the tokens trigger any ETB abilities or attack triggers the creature has. Feldon is good to take some advantage of Avaricious Dragon and Dragon Mage . He's also very good with Solemn Simulacrum to create a mini land ramp and draw engine for red.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Burnished Hart : the least good ramp card here.
- Banefire : only hits one target which is lackluster since can only cast it once.
- Crucible of Fire : Dragons already have high power/toughness and evasion they don't really need this power/toughness anthem. Lathliss and Moonveil Dragon are better anthem effects.
- Where Ancients Tread : not all Dragons or other creatures here have 5 power. Warstorm Surge is better.
- Outpost Siege : Chandra gives you this effect or a lots of other options for the same mana cost.
- Rimescale Dragon
1 year ago
mrdehring - I do like Scrying Sheets , and I didn't even know Rimescale Dragon existed. I put 'em both in there. I might not have enough snow permanents, but I'm hoping Sheets will give me even a little bit of repeatable card advantage with whatever leftover mana.
And that dragon is just awesome haha, late game he just shuts down every other creature. I don't think I can find a spot for the other snow cards, unfortunately.
I got Dread in the Maybeboard haha, I gotta save on mana costs and it comes down to 4 < 6.
1 year ago
If you are going to be putting lands into your graveyard you may want something like The Mending of Dominaria as a useful graveyard filling tool, and way to reanimate your lands. Most people like Ramunap Excavator as well, but I'm not really sold on the naga cleric.
You may need to up your snow land count to make this work, but Scrying Sheets is a great way to dig through a deck with snow. I used to run Coldsteel Heart , Phyrexian Ironfoot , Rimescale Dragon and Ohran Viper to up my snow count as well. Skred is also great if you go further down this path.
For more landfall I've had great luck with Nesting Dragon .