Scion of the Ur-Dragon
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Legendary Creature — Dragon Avatar

Flying

: Search your library for a Dragon permanent card and put it into your graveyard. If you do, Scion of the Ur-Dragon becomes a copy of that card until end of turn. Then shuffle your library.

MTGBurgeoning on Scion of the Ur-Dragon: Every. Dragon. Ever.

1 month ago

Earthquake Dragon is a massive threat in the air, even if it's not a copy through Scion of the Ur-Dragon's activated ability. They haven't been added to the 99 yet, but stay tuned as there will be some MASSIVE upgrades/changes to the 99 of this build since Battle for Baldur's Gate added so many more powerful Dragon options!

Guerric on [Primer] Helming the Host of Heaven: A Giada Guide

1 month ago

Hi all! I'm getting back into the swing of things as I'm back from all of my intense AP Reading stuff and am playing again. I have another gameplay report, some updates, and some other thoughts related to the deck partly inspired by some player comments and questions here. Before I get to that however I want to respond to everyone I hadn't had a chance to yet!

am3ience

The must-play card from Baldur's gate is Battle Angels of Tyr, which has already replaced Emeria Angel in my deck. Beyond that it's creating a headache for me with my Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck since there are so many more dragons to consider, but I haven't seen a ton more for Giada.

sean360

Glad you're enjoying the deck! You can totally write it up and link it here if you'd like! The more resources, the better for us all! As far as protection goes, Commander's Plate is a good choice, as protection is so much better than we think it's going to be. Ephemerate not so much unless we have a blink theme because of the one-off, situational nature of the card. I'd also add that, in my experience, we don't need to worry too much if she dies a couple of times. At 2cmc we can recast her a few times no problem, and smart opponents will not feel it's not worth it when there will be more immediate threats on the board, or will not want to target her when she has already put some massive threats out. They killed her four times the other night, and when they ran out of removal I put out a massive flight of angels to kill them out in almost a single turn! I'd agree on Eye of Vecna being really good draw. Less so on Thorough Investigation; it's rather Dawn of Hope that always manages to be just not that great for me, though time will tell on this all. I'm trying to get Inspiring Overseer back in as it seems good. I have Angel of the Dire Hour in my binder too and just want to warn that it is a trap card. We'll almost never hold open seven mana to use it, so most of the time it will be an otherwise vanilla 5/4 flyer for 7 which is just terrible. If she were 4cmc, then she would definitely be played!

Sample88

Thanks for the compliment, comment, and upvote! I upvoted your deck too. Feel free to let us know how it goes and share any insights you have from play!

Vivipotence

Thanks for the compliment, comment, and upvotes! I am glad you are enjoying the deck, as I have been! As far as cards go, I can definitely see the case for Shadowspear. It does fit the curve and gives us life-link, and if there are Sigarda players or other annoying things like that in your meta it could me a good choice for dealing with that as well. Akroma's Will also probably belongs, for thematic reasons as much as anything. It would be a good replacement for Eerie Interlude, though I have another plan for replacing that card currently. Legion Loyalty does sound like fun and I'd recommend it for more Timmy-minded Giada players. At 8cmc I'm personally not willing to risk it, but that's just me! I can see some ridiculous "I win!" plays with a card like that from time to time! Blessed Sanctuary does sound like fun, and my unicorn/alicorn/pony loving daughters would probably appreciate it very much! That being said, it doesn't do much to help us with life loss combos or infinite attacker/attack step combos, which are pretty common out there, and as such is pretty narrow on those grounds. I play a lot of combo myself in other decks, and my top deck on tappedout is my Inalla, Archmage Ritualist deck which is about the most degenerate combo deck outside of cEDH imaginable. So, my tip from the dark lord about dealing with combos is that the best way to deal with them is to kill the combo player, destroy the combo pieces, or call out the combo pieces so someone else with removal can help us destroy them. That being said, unicorns are fun and flavorful, and if your meta has lots of ping-type infinite combos I could see it as a good meta choice in those circumstances!

Eldmoi on Ur-gonomics

2 months ago

Hey Decidares! This started as a pre-con and I swapped some cards around with my inventory. I'm thinking I want to keep it between casual and competitive just to start since I'm not really sure where I'd be playing this and what power levels the other players at my LGS are playing at. I'd say mid to late game wins could be the most rewarding as other players at the table would have built up their battlefield and have an intimidating presence at the table as well. As for my budget I'd like to keep it below $300 for now.

I'm checking with my LGS to see if they have some tri-colored lands that enter tapped like Jungle Shrine and also throwing in catch-all's like Secluded Courtyard, Unclaimed Territory and The World Tree. Might add some more dragons that could improve the deck like Tiamat, Lathliss, Dragon Queen, Scion of the Ur-Dragon and Dragonborn Champion after looking around at what others have come up with on this site.

Guerric on Dragons

4 months ago

Looks like fun! The key with lands are fetch spells and lands with basic land types, so shock lands are king. In addition to Rampant Growth you could also grab Three Visits, Nature's Lore and Sakura-Tribe Elder. For card draw I like Tome of Legends and Ceta Sanctuary, but I am playing Scion of the Ur-Dragon as my commander. If you are interested in other ideas my deck is here- [Primer] Unleash the Dragon! A Scion Guide.

Epicurus on The Holy Dragons Legion

4 months ago

The Ur-Dragon is widely agreed to be the obvious choice. If you can afford it, of course. Thing isn't cheap. But it's eminence ability is incredibly helpful, it's attack trigger is brutal, and oh yeah it's also a 10/10 flyer. No downside. Totally worth 9 mana. However, I don't like suggesting the obvious choices, just because... well, they're too obvious. If you wanted to build an Ur Dragon deck, it would be easier, and probably even better, to Google search "Ur Dragon Deck," than to take whatever suggestions I might give.

Morophon is a solid alternate choice. However, not nearly as good as Ur Dragon at doing basically the same thing. A lot of your dragons are monocolored, so Morophon would only reduce their cost by 1. And besides Scion of the Ur-Dragon, you have nothing that Morophon would reduce by more than 2. And Morophon has to be on the battlefield to do anything at all. All that on a 6/6 body that doesn't fly, which costs only 2 mana less than Ur Dragon, albeit without needing to have all 5 colors to cast it. In other words, Morophon for Commander of this deck would be a weaker version of the exact same deck with Ur as commander.

Tiamat would be better than Morophon, because it would be a somewhat different strategy. Goal there would be quantity. And since it sounds like you're going for as low of a mana curve as one could reasonably expect from dragons, it's probably the most apt design if you didn't want to use Ur Dragon. In fact, you could totally still put Ur Dragon in there with Tiamat as commander, just to be different. But the lower cost dragons makes Tiamat make sense as the choice. It would basically do what you probably intended Niv Mizzet to do, but infinitely more effectively. This would probably be my choice of the three.

Of course, you certainly also could use Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip as commander. The biggest downside to that would be it doesn't do anything dragon tribal except for simply being a dragon. But with Nicky, you'd go that route just because he's bad-ass. The card itself is powerful on its own, and having it right there in the command zone, ready to be cast whenever, is never bad. However, the best Nicol Bolas decks are designed differently, and not necessarily dragon tribal. He's best as commander when he's the main focus of the deck, not just part of the theme. So, as great as he is, my choice would still be Tiamat.

Sorry for such long comments, hahaha. Hopefully all of this is helpful. There's definitely some cuts I could suggest from your list to fit in any of what I suggested that you wanted to fit, but I'll let you mess with it first and not go even longer.

Fasrielyn on The Dragons of Kamigawa

4 months ago

Guerric, the original idea was just the main dragons from Kamigawa, but I totally see your point about adding Scion of the Ur-Dragon. I think the issue would getting the dragons back from the yard because it doesn’t have as much recursion.

Guerric on The Dragons of Kamigawa

4 months ago

Is the thought to also have no dragons that are not from the Kamigawa block? Because even if you have a theme, Scion of the Ur-Dragon can get allll the dragons for you, Kamigawa or otherwise. Neat idea!

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