Creature — Dragon
Flying, haste, protection from white
: Monstrosity 3. (If this creature isn't monstrous, put three +1/+1 counters on it and it becomes monstrous.)
When Stormbreath Dragon becomes monstrous, it deals damage to each opponent equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , abby315|
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|Theros (THS)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Stormbreath Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.05%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Stormbreath Dragon Discussion
3 weeks ago
Here are my thoughts.
You need more lands. 20 lands aren't enough to cast your higher costing spells as smoothly as you need to. I am going to suggest adding some fetchlands or Fabled Passage to help you hit your land drops and be extra fodder for your Grim Lavamancers.
Speaking of the grim's, I do like the interaction between them and the Eternal Scourge. However, I don't think you need 4 of them. The reasoning behind this lies in the fact that you have to not only get the scourge and the lavamancer on the battlefield but the lavamancer has to stick around as well. That's gonna be a pretty hard thing to do with no ways to protect your creatures. My suggestion is dropping it down to 2-3 copies. A 3/3 for 3 isn't very impressive on the battlefield.
This is gonna tie into points 1 and 2 a bit, especially since you mentioned it. I don't think you want Demigod of Revenge in this deck. My reasoning is not only that you need 5 mana, which will not be reached easily with the current land count, but you will also need to draw extras and have them in the graveyard to have any of the awesomeness that can happen. Without any way to search up creatures it won't happen anywhere near often as you probably hope it will. I think they would be better spots for lands. If you are still wanting to have a large flyer in that slot, then I will nominate something like Glorybringer or Stormbreath Dragon.
Eidolon of the Great Revel? Do you have a lot of small creature decks in your meta? This looks like it would deal a lot of damage to you as well.
In the sideboard you have Pyretic Ritual. This could probably go to the main deck if you didn't want to include more lands. Having 3 seems like it would show up often enough to ramp out your planeswalkers, which can handle the higher mana needs from there. I will suggest swapping them for Desperate Ritual though. Same card essentially, but gives you the option of splicing Through the Breach on. Not only that, but you could up the count on your other sb cards if needed this way.
Through the Breach and Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. I think it's gonna be hard to pull off, but if you are wanting to have a suprise emrakul, then I will suggest Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast. His +loyalty works well with your solid creature count and his -2 could put an emrakul on the field for you if you stopped your creatures at 3 cmc. Granted there is a chance of hitting either demigod (which I would drop for this) or the hazoret. Even if you hit hazoret, you could activate lukka again and guarantee emrakul that way.
Anyhow long post ending, I hope you don't think I'm trying to put your deck down or anything like that. I'm just trying to offer ideas to help you enjoy your deck and be more successful.
1 month ago
Although the deck accelerates pretty quickly once it gets going, you may want to play some copies of Draconic Roar to deal with early game threats. I also prefer something like Scourge of Valkas over Demanding Dragon because you would essentially be getting the ability of the latter each turn. Stormbreath Dragon is good too. I remember playing a dragons deck in Tarkir standard that splashed black for cards like Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, Foul-Tongue Invocation, and Crux of Fate. Doing something like that will always be another possibility to consider.
1 month ago
First, please don't put just a cry for help, give us something to work with (I need help deciding between threats...).
I love this deck. One thing that confused me was the creatures. I think that generally you should be controlling and you should side into an aggressive deck with Goblin Rabblemaster against slower decks OR you should have late game bombs (like Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger), but Pia and Kiran Nalaar and Stormbreath Dragon are midrange creatures that don't fit into either category. I like control, so I'd try to put more control cards in their place, like Dreadbore (I'm scared of playing without good PW removal) or Thoughtseize. Alternatively, you could look for more proactive options that are resilient (I like Bloodghast). Otherwise, looks good.
A few combos in red that I like but aren't particularly competitive: Greater Gargadon + Ichor Wellspring/Bloodghast. Boom / Bust + Darksteel Citadel/Flagstones of Trokair (which can fetch your colors with a single Sacred Foundry or Godless Shrine in the deck).
1 month ago
An option more of a side grade to your Sweltering Suns is Anger of the Gods so you can just exile the annoying creature instead and avoiding the death triggers of them as well. you also might like using Dragon Tempest so you can get your dragons haste and begin pinging your opponent when you drop dragons like your Scourge of Valkas does. Stormbreath Dragon is also a good sideboard card against big white decks since it won't get hurt. my last suggestion would be Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded for the same haste to your board but also a way to cheat out a extra dragon to swing with in a turn.
1 month ago
Magnanimous, Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner is the idea for card draw and also the ramping ability. Imagine T1 mana dork, T2 Kiora uncapping land to hold up Stubborn Denial or Shock mana. T3 sees a 4-5 drop creature. I am looking at Glorybringer or Stormbreath Dragon here, drawing me a card, getting 4 damage in, and possibly killing off a creature.
x12721, sure PSZ might not be so good. Good call.
triproberts12, true. I think the Stubby D addition may be worth it.
2 months ago
The bolt thing fills a slot similar to a singleton of spell snare in blue decks, not in quantity large enough to be consistent turn 1 draws or hands, but can alter the tempo of a game in narrow but crucial scenarios (turn 1 infect plays, swiftspears, or mirror). But you do make some good points that the lack of consistency leaves a bit to be desired in today's pace and meta.
As far as Snow goes I was referring to the prevalence of more snow-basics being implemented into decks as well as the rise of astrolabe. Both have caused Blood Moon to diminish its returns as a four of, backing up what you said. I play Snow-Bant in paper and run blood moons in the board for example.
I think playing to your local meta is crucial if you want the deck to be competitive. Lot of Tron? Bring 4 moons. Lot of white? Sneak a Stormbreath Dragon into the main or side. Lots of astrolabe? Give Abrade or Ancient Grudge a try. I am forever changing this deck, since its a tier 2 it needs constant tuning against tier 1s. For example, I use to run Obstinate Baloth out of the side board when Jund was big with Lilly and KC, but it has no place in the current meta, instead i run 4 Leyline of the Void these days and lots of Veil of Summer.
3 months ago
First off welcome back to modern, it's been a while I see and yeah... things haven't been too kind to Skred Red, first off I will say that the current lists are likely temur now, here is an example:
That's just to give you an idea of where snow as an archetype has gone nowadays but let's talk about classic skred red. Basically you want to get yourself 4 Arcum's Astrolabe right away, the card quite frankly is broken, it replaces itself and ups your skred snow count right away. Here is a list from MTUgin that I am a fan of:
That list can use a lot of work, for example I think Blast Zone is likely just better than the ratchet bomb, and another little Chandra could be played, but it should give you something to work from. Skred right now can be a little weird, Primeval Titan decks are very good right now meaning being the Blood Moon deck isn't a bad place to be, but you really do lack any meaningful sideboard cards. I'd probably cut the SSG's for Damping Sphere which is also good against titan and storm. If your meta turns out to be a ton of titan you should be decently positioned otherwise one of skred's biggest problems in this day and age is what is becoming the end all and be all of the modern format and that is game actions per turn. Skred has a very low count on this and thus is inherently behind decks like amulet or urza which are doing many things a turn. Now, again Blood Moon can just win games but it is a concern. The temur build solves this problem some but is a very different deck.
As for having to buy new cards, its a reality all us modern players have had to face, 2019 produced a LOT of staple cards: Wrenn and Six, Teferi, Time Raveler, Urza, Lord High Artificer, Arcum's Astrolabe, and Oko, Thief of Crowns to name a few. In a way Skred has a lot less than most decks so there is that to look forward to I guess. My advice to you though is just cast moon, you can update as you go, moon will steal you games while you do. If I were you I would prioritise the Chandra's and Seasoned Pyromancer both seem good here. Let me know what your meta looks like I'd be happy to help you out with a sideboard!