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Creature — Dragon Egg
Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery spell, put a number of ember counters on this creature equal to the amount of mana spent to cast that spell. Then if there are seven or more ember counters on this creature, remove them and transform this.
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8 months ago
You have nowhere near enough lands, especially considering that you cut all your mana dorks. I'd go up to at least 21, probably 22.
Smoldering Egg Flip is somewhat of a problem. You have Manamorphose to trigger it which is nice, but its a terrible card everywhere else. Weather the Storm will only trigger Egg once, because copies placed directly on the stack with storm do not count as being "cast". Sarkhan's Triumph is an overpriced tutor, and definitely not worth it since you don't really have a toolbox of dragons anyways.
If you decide to go this spellslinger dragons route (which sounds really cool, just difficult to pull off: I still really hope you go in this direction because it's a lot more unique) I would suggest adding the following dragons. Moonveil Regent draws you a lot of cards, and lets you keep finding gas to flip Smoldering Egg and then consistently trigger it. Plus it turns Manamorphose into free Ancestral Recall. Manaform Hellkite churns out a bunch of small hasty tokens and is more payoff from Manamorphose. Thunderbreak Regent is just a great dragon all around that I recommend you add even if you don't go the spellslinger route. Even if it gets removed you still hit them in the face.
Of course, we can't have too many dragons if you want to go this route, so I'd completely cut Dromoka and Lathliss. Both Leyline Tyrant and Terror of the Peaks are pretty good with the dragons I suggested. Leyline Tyrant + Moonveil Regent means you can collect a huge amount of red mana and keep slapping down spells. Terror of the Peaks + Manaform Hellkite means all your dragon tokens coming down either remove creatures or burn face. Between the two, I'd cut Leyline Tyrant first.
Lastly, we need a lot of instants and sorceries. Playests of Manamorphose, Bolt, and Ending are definitely a given. However, Draconic Roar seems pretty mediocre. Honestly, I can't think of many good instants and sorceries in naya colors for a midrange deck, so this would probably be the toughest part of building it. You could possibly drop white for blue and go the Murktide Route as suggested above.
8 months ago
9 months ago
Latest update gets rid of Arbor Elf and Fertile Ground and introduces Terror of the Peaks, and Lathliss, Dragon Queen as well as Sarkhan's Triumph. The deck is much better at limiting opponents via Blood Moon, and fueling your dragons -- whether that means transforming Smoldering Egg Flip, or stacking mana from Leyline Tyrant or Sarkhan, Fireblood.
9 months ago
could be very powerful as well so you have better access to card advantage by having access to Consider and Faithful Mending which would help fuel Smoldering Egg Flip to go along with Dragon's Rage Channeler, Unholy Heat, and Murktide Regent. Unless you wish to go the ramp route of Arbor Elf+Utopia Sprawl, doesnt offer your strategy anything.
BTW Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant is a halfway decent 4cmc dragon to think about.
9 months ago
Cool. My first advice is finding a card or two that's a strong 1-drop. Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer I believe is the best choice for your deck as it gives card advantage + some ramp. You can also go with the hard ramp route by using Arbor Elf+Utopia Sprawl
For dragons to capitalize on, I would recommend guys like Goldspan Dragon or Terror of the Peaks or Obsidian Charmaw or Demanding Dragon. Dragonlord Kolaghan could be a fun 1-of card in the deck that serves as a game-closer. Smoldering Egg Flip seems like a really good 2-drop in this deck. Manamorphose would compliment Smoldering Egg Flip very well & give you card draw + mana fixing
Dragon Hatchling, Enduring Scalelord, and Orb of Dragonkind are terrible for modern & should be removed. Doomskar isnt that good for this deck and Earthquake is only good when we have lots of mana & dragons which we're probably in a winning position anyways.
This deck may actually be better in & use a similar shell to the delver decks that use Murktide Regent but you obviously splash in more dragons to get your desired flavor.
10 months ago
Hello again! You'll probably hear from me fairly frequently, if you don't mind, since you and I are doing the same thing in the same colors, and I'll always be interested in the direction you take your deck. I put my list up here Arena Grixis Control if you'd like to take a look. I've been running it on arena since MID came out and while I miss Kroxa and Sharknado and such, it's still been pretty fun. We've certainly both zeroed in on some of the same new toys; Gisa fits in very nicely, considering how many of our opponents' creatures we'll be zapping every game. Yes, Smoldering Egg Flip definitely deserves at least 2 slots! In principal, I want to be really minimal with creatures in this scheme and only really want big splashy ones, but the egg just accomplishes so much. Like you said, a 0/4 blocker early game is great to have, especially with all the aggro in the meta right now. It doesn't take too long to spend 7 mana on instants and sorceries and once the egg hatches and each one sends 2 damage anywhere (not to mention it's now a 4/4 flyer) it gets really fun. I'm running a couple copies of Tergrid Flip because not only do I love how sacrifice removal like Soul Shatter and Umbral Juke (plus Totally not Liliana's -3) gets around both hexproof and indestructible (screw you, Toski), but I've had other folks drain me out with Tergrid's Lantern and thought "Hey, that's just mean enough to want to do myself". I hadn't really considered Lier; getting access to all the instants and sorceries in the graveyard is definitely great, but a lot of games have hinged on countering the right spell at the right time and I wouldn't want her taking that chance away. I still definitely recommend Xanathar, and would also encourage throwing at least 1 copy of Hall of Storm Giants in (it's proven really invaluable as both a threat when the battlefield is clear but I'm top decking for a closeout bomb, and as a nice fat blocker if the opponent has managed to keep some stuff). If there was one card I'd strongly recommend that perhaps you hadn't considered though, it's Geistflame Reservoir. Getting it out on turn 3, it doesn't take many turns before it's capable of doing a considerable amount of damage to any target for just 2 mana. Plus it can help dig through the library if necessary. I've loved it and will likely slot in a second one at some point. Anyway, that's probably enough for now. Enjoy your Grixising!