Sarkhan's Unsealing

Sarkhan's Unsealing

Enchantment

Whenever you cast a creature spell with power 4, 5, or 6, Sarkhan's Unsealing deals 4 damage to target creature, player or planeswalker.

Whenever you cast a creature spell with power 7 or greater, Sarkhan's Unsealing deals 4 damage to each opponent and each creature and planeswalker they control.

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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
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Sarkhan's Unsealing Discussion

Elmoisamac on The Maelman

2 weeks ago

Pikobyte I appreciate that suggestion, but I enjoy the red splash. Some of my favorite cards in this deck are in red, like Ilharg, the Raze-Boar , Scourge of the Throne , and Sarkhan's Unsealing . Also I already have two simic decks as well so keeping this one temur is more unique for me.

sagramore on Lathliss, Queen of Dragons

1 month ago

Hey DadHumanPraetor, iammute, and conthogib987. Thanks for all your suggestions, some of them are great. Also, sorry for such slow replies, it's been a while since I logged in to tapped out but I'm doing a few deck tweaks so now is the time to respond!

Some of the cards you guys suggested are actually already in the deck (e.g. Herald's Horn ) so I won't comment on those ones specifically. Some of the others are ones I've actually already tried in the deck previously but they ended up being cut. A prime example of that would be Flameshadow Conjuring - 4 CMC for the enchantment isn't bad, but overall the deck runs so lean on mana (being mono red) that it was oftentimes really difficult to find the extra 1 mana to make a token when I spend mana casting a dragon. Clearly this is sometimes a great card, but in playtesting with my local group it never worked as well as I had hoped.

I am definitely going to address the balance of card draw vs card advantage because this is becoming more and more important. I think things like Endless Atlas are great here so that's a definite for the maybeboard. I also take your point about things like Thrill of Possibility . Some of the cards in this current version are sub-optimal because I run 15 different EDH decks and occasionally I run out of staples and don't want to spend money on more copies! This is something to be addressed though.

Looking at the Magmaquake / Earthquake vs the other suggestions, I actually disagree here. Those two are mana intensive for sure, but they're also often very one-sided as pretty much all my creatures fly. Sarkhan's Unsealing is good for sweeping lots of small tokens or something, but oftentimes you need to beat something larger that 4 toughness.

Card suggestions I really like and will see what I can do to fit in though include Dragonmaster Outcast and Archwing Dragon .

Stay tuned for a bit of a deck tweak here!

triickii on The Ur Dragon Updated 2021

1 month ago

Boki92 thanks for the comment! The other "budget" deck that I have listed is mainly the cards that used to be in this one.

1) I'd probably start with this deck and downgrade individual cards that you aren't looking to purchase yet. There are budget versions of most cards on this list. There are loads of cheap dragons, that are still good but a little higher CMC, so I'd replace those first. Then look at what other replacement effects you can have. If you sort my list by "Custom" you should see the categories I've placed them in. To give you an idea of my reasoning, in the removal category I upgraded Sarkhan's Unsealing to Terror of the Peaks just because it's a dragon too so there is more synergy, but it still sits in "Removal"

2) IMHO colour fixing/ramp should be kept but there are budget options. I saw a huge improvement after swapping the usual basic land ramp package for Nature's Lore , Three Visits and Skyshroud Claim because they fetch the Triomes (get Ketria Triome if you are only getting 1) but there are some really good budget options for dual lands with the Forest type, like the Battle Lands and Cycling Duals here: https://www.mtglands.com/subtypes-forest.html. Also The World Tree is excellent so try and keep that.

The core of the deck is really built around Cheap Dragons so, although expensive, cards like Morophon, the Boundless , Urza's Incubator and Herald's Horn are key. The cards in the "Support" category are also pretty budget friendly and you could swap out Kindred Discovery for Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner .

The win condition is usually just beating face in combat, but Dragon Tempest , Scourge of Valkas and Sarkhan the Mad help us win without combat and are all budget friendly.

Let me know if you have any questions and if you would like me to checkout your decklist once you add one then just let me know!

Have fun :)

Osbert on Morophon Eldrazi balanced

5 months ago

For the Stompy version I would start by cutting Ruination Guide, Pitiless Plunderer, Sifter of Skulls, Blight Herder, Brood Butcher, Emrakrul’s Hatcher, Catacomb Sifter, Drowner of Hope, Awakening Zone, Etchings of the Chosen, Eyeless Watcher.

If you put in Rings of Brighthearth it combos with Basalt Monolith to make infinite mna. Both Monolith and Rings are 3 CmC and artifacts so they are tutorable with the same tutors you have in here for Fist of Suns. With infinite colourless mana Dimensional Infiltrator will be able to exile your opponents libraries, Essence Depleter can drain out the table, and Prophet of Distortion will let you draw your library. Rings doesn't have a lot of synergy with other cards in your list BUT if Golos was your commander it has a seriously powerful ability that would be awesome to copy.

Eternal Scourge + Food Chain is another combo you can consider which will make infinite COLOURED mana for creature spells and have infinite EtB and LtB triggers so this will end a game with Flayer Drone or Vela the Night-Clad in play. If you wanted to abuse the mana you would need Cloudstone Curio or a non-eldrazi bouncing creature as all the eldrazi bouncers are processors and it is unlikely your opponents will have an infinite pile of exiled cards.

I suggest adding in Pathrazer of Ulamog , Barrage Tyrant , World Breaker , Dread Defiler , Endless One , Not of This World , Rapacious One , Reality Smasher , Thought-Knot Seer , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Ulamog's Crusher , & Vile Redeemer as suitable eldrazi stompy options. Barrage Tyrant and Dread Defiler get a special mention because Fling is an amazing effect that can give you the reach you need to close out a game or off a player hiding behind a pillowfort.

Here is a list of support cards off the top of my head: Sarkhan's Unsealing , Temur Ascendancy , Commander's Plate , Mana Maze , Cultivate , Kodama's Reach , Rampant Growth , Ugin, the Spirit Dragon , Everflowing Chalice , Thran Dynamo , Rishkar's Expertise , Return of the Wildspeaker , Garruk's Uprising , Hunting Grounds , Sneak Attack , Animar, Soul of Elements , Mana Geyser , Mirari's Wake , Ugin, the Ineffable , Show and Tell , Terror of the Peaks , Warstorm Surge , Alena, Kessig Trapper , Ilysian Caryatid , Momentous Fall , Greater Good , Sacellum Godspeaker , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds , The Great Henge , Eldritch Evolution , Energy Tap .

Osbert on Morophon Eldrazi balanced

5 months ago

Morophon isn't doing much for this deck without Jodah or Fist of Suns so maybe try playing it in the 99 and use Golos, Tireless Pilgrim as the commander. Golos lets you cheat mana costs, ramps you, and is colourless to match the theme.

The biggest problem with eldrazi tribal is that eldrazi themselves aren't a unifying tribe as their effects support multiple different strategies which dilutes the power of each of those strategies. This can lead to dead draws and non synergistic board states which will make the deck feel clunky. The most prominent themes among eldrazi are aristocrats, tokens, and stompy so pick one of those as your primary focus. Aristocrats and tokens strategies synergize well however a stompy strategy requires entirely different support.

My friend has an Animar, Soul of Elements eldrazi tribal deck but his emphasis is on big stompy creatures so the deck is designed to have pay offs for playing those. Sarkhan's Unsealing , Sneak Attack , Temur Ascendancy , etc. He has some game ending combos like Animar + Cloudstone Curio + Eldrazi so it can win through non combat damage.

For aristocrats look at Pawn of Ulamog , Dark Prophecy , Moldervine Reclamation , Blisterpod , Ashnod's Altar , Grave Pact , Patriarch's Bidding , Haunting Voyage , Pyre of Heroes , etc.

I can't really suggest much more before you decide which direction to take the deck in.

Peoyogon on Lathliss, Ramp Queen

7 months ago

Hmm, would Crucible of Fire work with Sarkhan's Unsealing? I know that it would work for all of the 'enters the battlefield' cards, since they look at the creatures when they are permanents, but does Crucible change the P/T of cards as they are cast? My initial thought would be that it doesn't and only affects creatures when they enter the battlefield but I could definitely be wrong about that!

ellie-is on Lathliss, Ramp Queen

7 months ago

One card I've been on the fence about for a while is Crucible of Fire. I think right now it shouldn't be on the deck, but I've been thinking about it and the more low-mana, low-power dragons I have the more useful it becomes. It also pairs really well with cards like Sarkhan's Unsealing, Warstorm Surge, and even with getting triggers out of Where Ancients Tread in cards that otherwise wouldn't. So I might actually add it once I have added all of those cards + lowered the dragon mana curve. All in all, like I said before, I'm very excited to continue upgrading this deck and seeing where I can take it, haha.

Optimator on Giant's Deck

8 months ago

Sarkhan's Unsealing might be an interesting choice since you're going creature-heavy. Might be redundant with Warstorm Surge and Where Ancients Tread, but maybe that's a good thing? Could count as one of your removal spells

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