Creature — Dragon
When Skyline Despot enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you're the monarch, put a 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
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Skyline Despot Discussion
1 month ago
Spoke more to iamhikari.
Arcane Signet is ~$2 now too.
At the risk of too many more enchantments Hidden Stockpile could provide both token generation and a sacrifice outlet.
Depending on how much you prefer turn-after-turn enchantment based draw like Phyrexian Arena you could instead use burst draw, like Night's Whisper or Village Rites ....1 mana to turn your creature into a draw spell in response to a boardwipe or block? Can be really effective.
And alternatively, with this amount of boardwipes and low CMC removal, you might just want to stick to the big value beat-sticks like the Despot and Terror as wincons rather than Aristocrats.
1 month ago
So, I'd add Watcher of the Spheres for that sweet cost reduction. You're also missing a card that gives you the Monarch, so I'd recommend Skyline Despot if you want a big beater that can also churn out flying tokens, or Court of Grace if you want something less costly (both in mana as money costs) that still churns out flying tokens. Also, you're missing Pramikon, Sky Rampart the objectively best Jeskai flyer in the game. As a final card I want to suggest Loyal Drake for pretty decent card draw, although I'm not sure if you need it with your Commanders
1 month ago
I'll try to explain my reasoning as best as possible, but some of the cards you brought up happen to the spots I'm actually less sure of. First off, cards that have done well for me.
- Anger I love this card. It's basically a free discard for all my draw spells, or when you cast Buried Alive you can grab whatever dragons you need and this guy.
- Lathliss, Dragon Queen Honestly unsure still. Her fire breathing has actually come up more than the tokens. But in a few games I've been able to reanimate multiple things and the extra bodies have been nice. Still undecided.
- Molten Echoes This card is actually in here for the infinite combo. The combo has only come up once, but the hasty tokens have actually been even better. It also is amazing if you have either Scourge of Valkas or Terror of the Peaks on the battlefield.
- Skyline Despot Getting the initial draw is nice, but you always become a target and I've never actually made the token. He is probably a safe cut for something more reliable.
The creatures you mentioned were so close to making it into my first build. If I could run 105 cards I'd probably have them. You very well may be correct to include them, but the reason they didn't make the cut is because they're creatures. I was hesitant to put my card advantage in something that had to stick around and have another creature attack. Chainer is amazing but I hate that I have to pay full price! I want to cheat! Feldon is pretty cool but again, he has to wait a turn before he can help us. Mausoleum Secrets is very interesting. I like the extra tutor to get our reanimation effects. The reason I have Final Parting is so I can grab both the spell and the creature, but it's a lot a 5cmc.
Hellkite Tyrant I'll admit, this is really only in here because it's a "staple". It has stolen a few signets and sol rings but that's about it. I could be convinced to swap this guy for something else.
That's a lot for now, but if it isn't obvious, I love talking Bladewing! I'm excited now about a treasure upgrade!
1 month ago
MeanLizard thanks for sharing your list! I'd love to talk out where I see variance in our design!
You're only playing Dragons (and Anger , always Anger )! I really like your low creature count and how it opens up space for instants and enchantments. I'm seeing our differences in playstyle come from this section. Also, we both REALLY need to add Goldspan Dragon ...a lot.
Lathliss, Dragon Queen consistently underwhelmed for me. I hope you haven't found that to be the case!
Please let me pitch you on swapping Hellkite Tyrant for a utility creature like Dockside Extortionist ! I always found Tyrant to be a win-more card and I consistently feel like this deck doesn't need to win-more, it needs to sustain and accelerate.
Where you have Tormenting Voice , I run Azra Oddsmaker . For Wild Guess , I run Chainer, Nightmare Adept . Your Cathartic Reunion swaps in for my Daretti, Scrap Savant . Your Molten Echoes mirrors my Feldon of the Third Path .
How have you felt about your gameplay? You've streamlined this strategy to the Nth degree with heavier draw and reanimation packages - I can imagine this being SO quick and potentially a bit more prone to getting squashed by graveyard hate. Maybe not because of how much card draw you're doing?
Take out Final Parting for Mausoleum Secrets and enjoy! Also, how can we find space for Underworld Breach here?! You're leaning into flashback and threshold a bit more than I do, I'd LOVE to see these inclusions!
I have some other questions and thoughts, but that feels like plenty to start with!
1 month ago
Monarchy also seems to work really well with your commander, as you're forcing everyone to attack someone other than yourself. Court of Ambition , Skyline Despot , Emberwilde Captain , Court of Ire . Captive Audience is also a rude card, as you'll force your opponents to attack eachother with the zombies, giving you five zombies to run amok.
General rude Rakdos cards, something like Mind Twist or Rakdos's Return can cripple a player. Combined with having to attack someone else leaving themselves open seems like it'd be really backbreaking!
3 months ago
X-Factor11105 I honestly can't really say how Blood Fast has been, since I've almost never drawn it. Blerg. In theory it's good; I thought about using Greed, but Blood Fast comes down way earlier, even if it does cost more to activate.
I don't think Mutavault works the way you're thinking (if I'm reading your post right). It can become a dragon to trigger stuff like Utvara Hellkite, but it'll never etb as a dragon for anything else.
Ugh, if Vanquisher's Banner cost like 2 mana less I would consider it, but 5 mana is just too much for that kind of effect IMO. Dragon's Hoard already pretty much fills that slot for me. I've actually also just put Skyline Despot back in, for extra dragon etb's and draw power, but I haven't had a chance to see him in action yet.
But also, YO, IMMERSTRUM PREDATOR
4 months ago
ya your probably right
but last Saturday i was playing my Timmy temur deck
T1:i played a forest into Magus of the Candelabra
T2: i floated the green played Simic Growth Chamber
bounced the forest used candelabra to untap chamber
then casted Broken Bond on my buddies signet
put the forest back and then casted Sol Ring
T3: i played a mountain and then casted Skyline Despot
T4: i played Alchemist's Refuge and casted Seedborn Muse
leaving the rest of my mana open for Spell Burst & Voidslime
after this topic today i really can't help but to think
how cool it would have been to have Lighthouse Chronologist in my hand on Turn 4 in that game
idk i might even add it to the deck ive been needing more mana dumps anyways
8 months ago
So earlier I was playing Commander with a friend of mine and I found out that I need card draw in my deck! I need suggestions for them!
We played 2 games, I got mana flooded in my first game and in the second game I was top-decking early game!
I only have 2 cards that are card draw in my deck, they are Dragon Mage which the downside is that I have to be able to do damage to my opponent, and the other one is Skyline Despot and the downside of Skyline Despot is that I have to be the Monarch to get the draw which is at my end step!
I need Red Card Draw, Black Card Draw, both Red & Black Card Draw, or Colorless Card as I'm not changing the colors of this deck.