Spawn of Thraxes
Creature — Dragon
When Spawn of Thraxes enters the battlefield, it deals damage to target creature or player equal to the number of Mountains you control.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Spawn of Thraxes Discussion
2 months ago
I always find that monored EDH decks tend to have an issue getting enough cards in hand. I could see that being an issue here, especially with the "free" play abilities you have in! Some things that could help are cards like
Cavalier of Flame
Mask of Memory
, Neheb, Dreadhoard Champion, and
Some non-creature cards that might have good synergy for the deck are Commander's Plate , Skullclamp , Whispersilk Cloak , Worldslayer , Embercleave , Mirage Mirror , Aggravated Assault , Gratuitous Violence , Chaosphere , and Sorrow's Path .
Some other creatures that could help are Breaker of Armies , Void Winnower , Marton Stromgald , Urabrask the Hidden , Legion Loyalist , Hellkite Charger , Flamerush Rider , Torbran, Thane of Red Fell , Soulbright Flamekin , and Siege Dragon . Also, any eldrazi if you wanna be that mean, especially the original set with annihilator.
The sacrifice clause on Purphoros can also have some fun opportunity, especially with cards like Blood Aspirant , Mycosynth Wellspring , and Ancient Stone Idol .
Oh! And if you do end up with that many mountains, Jaws of Stone , Landslide , Spawn of Thraxes , and Spire Barrage , could all be ridiculously powerful late-game!
1 year ago
I think your discard is sufficient. The amount of ramp you run depends on how often Feldon gets removed. I run enough ramp to playFeldon and activate his ability if he has haste, multiple times if I can. Only experience will tell you if you have enough ramp or not. You might get away with removing Wurmcoil Engine since it doesn’t help you kill others much. Spawn of Thraxes could go since you have a lot of lands that aren’t mountains.
1 year ago
Just some creature suggestions that would be fun with Ilharg, the Raze-Boar, I'll keep it to 5 so that it's not too overwhelming but I used this page on scryfall and would recommend looking at it to find other goodies
Breaker of Armies: kills creautes you want dead and makes sure illharg doesn't get blocked and killed
Spawn of Thraxes: easy to keep re-using the enter the battlefield trigger
Dragon Mage: keeps your hand full of goodies to put out
Meteor Golem: on of the few ways a mono-red deck can deal with enchantments and stuff like that, but useful for destroying things in general
Rapacious One: good for getting mana to cast your stuff
You also may want to consider swapping out some small creatures with mana rocks to get your commander out faster and be able to cast big creatures easier
I'm a big fan of haste effects that don't cost mana to use. It makes everything faster because you can cast it out asap and don't need mana to give it haste. Generator Servant and Bloodlust Inciter would be pretty good
1 year ago
2 years ago
Thanks for the feedback @multimedia, much appreciated as always!
Took the deck out for a first try last night and I had an absolute blast. Never played an EDH deck as explosive as this one before. I won multiple games out of the blue, with an Banefire of X=38 as a highlight.
Right now I am considering the following changes:
Runehorn Hellkite out, Urabrask the Hidden in. The wheeleffect from the Runehorn Hellkite seems too conditional and most of all too costly. It does make a nice target for discard, but I expect much more value out of Urabrask the Hidden in terms of explosive turns.
I also keep playing with the thought of Spawn of Thraxes, but somehow he seems only worthwhile if I am able to abuse his ETB, which I do not see happening in mono red...
Looking forward to any feedback!
2 years ago
Haha you're welcome! Honestly I ran your deck through some playtests and really enjoyed it. Really feels more like a dragon tribal deck than my own Ur-dragon tribal deck! If you can, you may want to test some of the following changes:
- (2) Dragon Hatchling
- (4) Furnace Whelp
- (5) Hunted Dragon
- (5) Lightning Shrieker
- (6) Shivan Dragon (though I understand if you leave this in cause its the OG dragon)
- (6) Shockmaw Dragon
- (6) Freejam Regent
- (7) Dream Pillager (Draw is important but I feel that the body is not good enough, especially since it has to connect)
- (8) Bogardan Hellkite (the effect is underwhelming imo, though it does get better with the Conjurer's Closet)
- (Technically 3) Moltensteel Dragon (can be played for cheap and has a free pump your opponents have to play around)
- (4) Thunderbreak Regent (efficient and good ability)
- (5) Hoarding Dragon (one of the few red tutors, if people waste an exile effect on this its fine)
- (5) Thundermaw Hellkite (gives the ability to alpha strike!)
- (5) Stormbreath Dragon (can blast people with big hands)
- (6) Warmonger Hellkite (forces everyone to attack!)
- (6) Flameblast Dragon (lets you burn out utility creatures, blockers, players. Late game it can burn out someone on its own!)
- (7) Spawn of Thraxes (great with the Conjurer's closet, has an even higher ceiling than Bogardan)
- (7) Skyline Despot (Here's your draw! Not sure who's going to attack into the guy with a board full of DRAGONS. Also brings the monarch subgame that promotes combat!)
3 years ago
I took out Dragonlord's Servant for Herald's Horn because it does the same thing and also has occasional card advantage. I like Coat of Arms over Door of Destinies because you can hold on to Coat and use it like an Overrun. Plus Door of Destinies has a ramp up time and has the cast problem like Sarkhan's Unsealing. I've been thinking about taking out Dragonspeaker Shaman for another dragon. Since I already have a 2 cost reducer with Urza's Incubator. I have a Blade of Selves in my paper deck (idk why it isnt on here I'll have to double check my list) so thats why I run Spawn of Thraxes.
The biggest challenge so far with this deck is the lack of card draw. I have Wheel of Fortune in another deck but I don't think I want that type of effect because I don't have graveyard recursion. But everytime I've used Dragon Mage, he has over performed. I'm thinking about testing Howling Mine and Font of Mythos.