Shimmer Dragon

Shimmer Dragon

Creature — Dragon


As long as you control four or more artifacts, Shimmer Dragon has hexproof.

Tap two untapped artifacts you control: Draw a card.

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Shimmer Dragon Discussion

Bobs_Army on Breya's Bodacious Badonkadonk

2 months ago

Hi there.

Really like the deck you have created. I am wondering if you would consider a couple of cards. I have a deck with a couple of artifacts/creatures I think would be useful but I'll leave that up to you.

I have Shimmer Dragon in the deck to increase card draw. With a ton of tokens, you could draw a ton of cards. (Also it will be hexproof most likely)

In any red artifact deck, I would recommend Hellkite Igniter because for two mana you can boost the damage exponentially. (I've ended up one-shotting a couple of friends.

I don't know how much mana your deck makes exactly so maybe this wouldn't be the best but Saheeli, the Gifted is great for reducing mana costs. Finally, I would recommend that you add a couple of board wipes or the Torment of Hailfire that is already on your sideboard. I would recommend Saheeli's directive but you don't have enough artifacts to make that worthwhile so I don't think that's a great choice.

This is just me rambling so don't think about it too much. Keep doing what you are doing! +1

Ector on Galea, the Equipmonger

4 months ago

The Ramp, the Lands and Topdeck Manipulation

The major goal of every good Galea deck is the right method of ramp and topdeck manipulation. Every time you see a card that Galea cannot play, you should have a way to change the situation somehow. And there are two primary ways to achieve that:

  1. Direct manipulation. Scroll Rack , Sylvan Library , Soldevi Excavations , Vantress Gargoyle and Jace, the Mind Sculptor directly manipulate with your topdeck, allowing you to gain card advantage. Let's look at Scroll Rack for example. If you have say three Auras/Enchantments in your hand that you can play this turn, and your topdeck isn't Aura or Equipment. You just draw three cards, put your Auras/Equipments on topdeck and play all them, actually drawing three cards for 1 mana!

  2. Fetching lands. As long as Galea cannot play lands from top of your library, you should fetch lands as much as you can. This reduces the number of lands in your library (and the chance to see a land on your topdeck), and allows you to shuffle your library. We have six lands that fetch the other lands, and one of them ( Thawing Glaciers ) can fetch multiple times. We also have Sword of the Animist and Elvish Reclaimer that fetch lands repeatedly, and Expedition Map .

The Ramp strategy of this deck uses "the best of all worlds" principle: the best creatures, the best artifacts and the best Aura ( Wild Growth ). Most of the Ramp cards cost 1 mana, but there are few 0-cost and 2-cost cards. Why don't I use more Auras? Because creatures and artifacts are more efficient, and I need Ramp prior to playing Galea. Why do I use mana dorks? There are two reasons: I need early targets for my Equipment, and I want to sacrifice them later to Skullclamp .

This deck has three ways of fetching NON-basic lands: Elvish Reclaimer , Expedition Map and Tolaria West - and if you have Academy Ruins , you can recycle Expedition Map to fetch more lands. One of the best targets for the fetching is Urza's Saga , which can create a giant token and fetch Skullclamp or Expedition Map . Another very important target is Glacial Chasm , which can allow you to survive and grab victory even in a grave sutuation. Of course, Academy Ruins and Hall of Heliod's Generosity are also the popular fetch targets.

The Aura Selection

Most Auras in this deck steal or spoil enemy creatures (especially Commanders). It's hard to win when your Commander is stolen or converted to Insect :) There are only two Auras that should be played on your creatures: Mantle of the Ancients and Unquestioned Authority . Most of the time they are played via Sovereigns of Lost Alara : you attack, then fetch one of them from your deck, and, in case of the Mantle, also play all Equips from your graveyard.

The Hidden Gems

Conqueror's Flail prohibits opponents from playing spells during your turn. This allows you to play all your stuff without pesky counterspells and attack safely. It's very important for this deck.

Moonsilver Spear and Seraphic Greatsword create 4/4 flying Angels. If you have both, you can create enough blockers that can eventually kill somebody.

Dowsing Dagger  Flip should be transformed into a land that provides three mana of any color. It's a great Ramp, especially if you consider that Sword of Feast and Famine and Treachery untap your lands. With a bit of luck, you can even create two Construct tokens with Urza's Saga !

Fractal Harness is the easiest way of creating an enormous creature. It will grow very fast, and Belt of Giant Strength may give it +10/+10! If you get both in play, follow the "Trident Punch" path and look for Surestrike Trident .

Umbral Mantle doesn't have a lot of good targets in this deck: there are no creatures with powerful "Tap:" abilities. But you can steal them! :) Talking seriously, the Mantle is used to untap our Ultron after attacking. I am not a big fan of using Galea for this purpose: it's better not to put all the eggs into one basket. Plus, the Mantle makes a great combo with Surestrike Trident .

Shimmer Dragon is really great for this deck. It flies and almost always has Hexproof. It provides insane amount of cards. And it is much better material for Ultron than Galea IMHO. Most of the time you would need just one Scytheclaw or Kaldra Compleat on it to deal very serious damage.

Fierce Guardianship means that you always might have a counterspell :)

Thassa, God of the Sea is very helpful for two reasons: it can make your creature unblockable (even a tiny Elf with the Scytheclaw becomes a very dangerous threat!) and it provides a free Scry 1 every turn (see above on topdeck manipulation). Still, you have a chance of turning her into creature, since there are several permanents with UU in their casting cost. Having an indestructible creature is always nice!

Shnuff on Treasure Generator

4 months ago

I'm messing around with a pirate-dragon-prismari treasure deck myself and forgot about Mechanized Production so thank you for that! Brass's Bounty , Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge , Galazeth Prismari , Goldspan Dragon , Shimmer Dragon and maybe even a cheeky Hellkite Tyrant could be fun.

keegcb on I Wanna Be a Billionaire, So F***** Bad

5 months ago

Beebles Here are my thoughts about your suggestions. I am very happy that you are sharing some of your great ideas. 1. Academy Manufactor : I absolutely LOVE this card, I didn't even think of this but it is incredible in this deck! It makes an additional two tokens every time I make a treasure... Seems very very good(super versatile)!! 2. Indomitable Creativity : It does seem fun (similar to warp world), but it is not the whole board like WW. So It forces you to invest into your tokens but it doesn't do anything to solve your opponents battlefields. So it is not great in this instance because you spend a turn to use it but then you're very open 3. Magda, Brazen Outlaw : She is lovely, and I actually had her in the OG list, but I thought about it and cut her. She is incredible for a treasure & dwarf deck but she is very slow and unreliable at producing treasures on her own. Plus, we are not playing a bunch of actual game changing artifacts (at least none that we want to trash 5 tokens for). 4. Shimmer Dragon : I agree, this is great for turning treasures into that nice draw, I love it and I may need to find some cuts to slip it in. 5. Reverse Engineer & Thoughtcast : These are perfect for draw and I included them in the OG list, but I cut them because they were non-permanent spells (a whiff on a Warp World). These are definitely viable draw options that can be added depending on what we can cut after playing a card. 6. Ghirapur AEther Grid : This is actually an incredible card for this deck. We turn those artifacts into a damage. This is something I love but it does take 2 artifact to utilize the ability. I feel like there are other viable cards for this slot that just hit harder and aren't win-more like this one. But I have seen this card absolutely win games and it really makes me want to put it in. It is still super effective, even if you're just making some meh artifact tokens. 7. Hidden Stockpile : I'm so so torn on this card. I have played it in an Alesha artifact deck and it's nice, but the worst part is that it is a single servo. I can sac a treasure and that's great, but if I sac more than one it doesn't matter; I'm only getting one artifact token. It's just way too slow for what we want to do, it also forces us to pay into the scry which is not what we want to devote mana to.

Beebles on I Wanna Be a Billionaire, So F***** Bad

5 months ago

Nice deck! Good to see a different take on a similar idea :). As a fellow treasure tribal deck maker, these are some cards you could consider:

Hope there are some tips there you like!



Hardhitta7 on I AM THE STORM!!

6 months ago

Nice list! I’m building Galazeth as well but mine wins with Hellkite Tyrant .

I never seen Herbal Poultice before. Think I’ll add it to my list.

For suggestions I like Shimmer Dragon , Mnemonic Deluge , and Inspiring Statuary .

Hardhitta7 on Urza’s Pet Dragon

8 months ago

abby315 thank you for the suggestions! I like Acquire , getting my friends The Great Henge out of his deck sounds like fun! Kefnet's Last Word could be fun too. Blatant Thievery , Sublime Epiphany and Sea Gate Restoration  Flip are good as well. Gonna add those tonight.

I tried shy away from Blasphemous Act as I’m trying to make this deck different from my other two decks and they both have it but maybe I’ll include it anyways.

I do like Shimmer Dragon . Is Malcom, Keen-Eyed Navigator good with out many other pirates?

I like the eggs too I’ll add some of those.

You don’t like the 0 drops with my commander? Seems like they would be good. Spellbook might not be that good though. I figured Storm the Vault  Flip fit the deck.

I run 32-33 lands in my other decks but they have a lot more cantrips and card draw so maybe this one needs more.

Too the other comments my play group is very casual so I don’t want infinite combos or Stax pieces, I’ll add that in the description.

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