Creature — Dragon
Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach.)
: Shivan Dragon gets +1/+0 until end of turn.
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Printings View all
|Core Set 2020 (M20)||Rare|
|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Rare|
|Welcome Deck 2017 (W17)||Rare|
|Welcome Deck 2016 (W16)||Rare|
|Magic Origins (ORI)||Rare|
|Magic 2015 (M15)||Rare|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Rare|
|Masters Edition IV (ME4)||Rare|
|Duels of the Planeswalkers (DPA)||Rare|
|2010 Core Set (M10)||Rare|
|From the Vault: Dragons (DRB)||Rare|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition (9ED)||Rare|
|Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB)||Rare|
|Eighth Edition (8ED)||Rare|
|Seventh Edition (7ED)||Rare|
|Beatdown Box Set (BTD)||Rare|
|Fifth Edition (5ED)||Rare|
|Fourth Edition (4ED)||Rare|
|4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB)||Rare|
|Revised Edition (3ED)||Rare|
|Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB)||Rare|
|Unlimited Edition (2ED)||Rare|
|Collector's Edition (CED)||Rare|
|International Collector's Edition (CEI)||Rare|
|Limited Edition Beta (LEB)||Rare|
|Limited Edition Alpha (LEA)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Shivan Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Latest Decks as Commander
Shivan Dragon Discussion
2 weeks ago
While all the basic lands have been printed as rare in special editions, and Giant Growth back as a promo rare, Serra Angel is by far the most commonly reprinted rare that has been printed in a normal set as a rare, in multiple core sets, welcome decks, etc. It's last printed however was indeed uncommon, and so for the most commonly printed card with it's latest printing being a rare would be Shivan Dragon. It has 19 total reprints, and it's Core Set 2020 appearance is at rare!
1 month ago
dbpunk, that does have me feeling very optimistic, in that case.
As for today's previews, did WotC not learn anything from Nyxbloom Ancient? Fiery emancipation is far too powerful at only six mana, and the fact that it is not symmetrical makes it even more so. I would rather spend 1 additional mana for Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, because she is more versatile.
I like Garruk’s uprising, but 3 mana is too low of a cost for such a powerufl effect; also, green has ridiculously good card drawing in this set, so I worry that it is intruding on blue’s territory, in that regard.
Light of promise is nice, but I wish that is provided a way for the enchanted creature to gain life.
Hellkite punisher is simply a more powerful and more expensive version of Shivan Dragon, but dragon tribal decks will appreciate it, and the fact that it is not specific to any plane will increase its potential for reprints. In my mind, Moonveil Dragon is still superior to it, because it affects all creatures, not merely itself.
The fact that heartfire immolator cannot target players with its activated ability will severely limit its usefulness; being able to destroy a threatening creature or planeswalker is great, but it really would have been awesome if it could have dealt a significant amount of damage to an opponent.
Another thing about this core set that really bothers me is that, before “dog” became a creature type, dogs were always portrayed very seriously, but, now that they have their own type, there have been depictions of dogs that clearly are not bred or trained for combat. This is a game with wizards, dragons, and magic; I want to see fierce and ferocious dogs, not disgustingly cute and playful dogs. I prefer this game to be dark and serious, not light and humorous. Does anyone else here agree with me about that?
2 months ago
Bolt meets the criteria and has been in core sets in the past. I completely agree that it's very unlikely, but Llanowar Elves came back so it's possible.
BTW that reminds me Llanowar Elves meets the criteria.
3 months ago
To add one more note: a "mana ability" is an ability that makes mana, not an ability that costs mana. An opponent activating Elvish Mystic won't cause Runic Armasaur to trigger, but activating Shivan Dragon will.
on EDH vs cEDH
6 months ago
triproberts12 What rulings exactly make them different formats? We are using literally the same rules and deckbuilding constraints, and as far as I know those are the only defining features of a format. Is a tier 1 standard deck a different format to little timmy's first jank standard deck because the tier one is much more consistent? With certain cards having less utility at different levels that would make Mana Drain a casual card, right? Because it is gonna get you the most mana against a battlecruiser meta.
The very first sentence of the philosophy of commander is "Commander is for fun." For some, fun is turning a Shivan Dragon sideways and pumping it up as much as humanly or draconically possible. For others it is casting Necromancy on top of someone's Flash to reanimate somebody else's Aven Mindcensor and make them unable to hulk for the win. Fun is subjective and that is why we communicate before the game what we are playing and how powerful we think it is. Both EDH and cEDH are the commander format.
6 months ago
7 months ago
Howdy, when it comes to making a deck the first thing you need to pick is a theme and/or win condition. If you have no idea what kind of theme you are going for you can just look up other archetypes that people have already created.
From what I can see you are going for a kind of Red/White Knight/Dragon aggressive creature theme using what cards you have on hand. That is perfectly fine but what your main goal should be is to find out what are the most efficient creatures/cards available in those colours and work towards getting them.
Having 4 Inspiring Veteran is a good choice as you try to max out the cards you want to see in your hand.
I suggest getting your hands on some Embercleave as the double strike and trample can give you the extra damage you need to close out a game. Consider swapping out your Shivan Dragon for a couple if you can afford them.
Although not a knight Bonecrusher Giant is a solid red card which can act as removal for small creatures and/or a 2 damage to your opponent as well as coming down as a creature afterwards.
Just check the MTG gatherer website and look for cards you find interesting within a theme and see what else pops up at you.
10 months ago
Cut Skewer the Critics add Lightning Bolt . if your not trying to keep it budget, cut Diabolic Tutor add Demonic Tutor . cut Shivan Dragon , there are so many better creatures out there. if your not trying to keep it budget, cut Evolving Wilds add Prismatic Vista . if your not trying to keep it budget, cut Rakdos Guildgate add Blackcleave Cliffs .