Thunderbreak Regent

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Thunderbreak Regent

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Whenever a dragon creature you control becomes the target of a spell or ability an opponent controls, this deals 3 damage to that player.

TypicalTimmy on I have Esix and Ganax …

1 month ago

This deck is absolutely bonkers. I just finished another playtest (not against any players; Just testing to find themes, synergies, combos, curves, etc) and ended Turn 7 with the following:

Along with (according to the screenshot) 58 cards in hand.

I "ended" the turn when I ran out of mana, lolol

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's …

1 month ago

Intet, the Dreamer, your service for all these years has been admirable and greatly appreciated, buttttt holy hell is Miirym awesome. 100% taking over for Intet as my dragon tribal commander.

Wrathful Red dragon is just a bigger, meaner Thunderbreak Regent and I am all for it.

I've heard that Ancient Brass Dragon is an absolute flavor fail, but with that said, the Ancient "insert metal alloy" Dragon cycle seems pretty cool. Not sure if the red or blue ones are worth taking up a slot over other dragons in my Temur list, but definitely interesting. I am curious as to what the green and white ones will do.

Blade of Selves and Kindred Discovery are fantastic reprints.

I absolutely love the artwork on Rescuing Chwinga. No idea what those little spirits are or do in D&D, but that is some cool art.

CloudKill is exactly the type of card EDH needs more of: cards that reward one for playing higher CMC commanders. The format has skewed towards lower cmc, hyper-efficient, value based commanders, which is perfectly fine, but it's also nice to see rewards for playing those more expensive commanders.

Contraband Livestock is another excellent removal spell for white.

Balor is just cool. I want it for my Rionya, Fire Dancer deck, as attacking with multiples of this is gross. Also, it's pretty rare for us to have a mono-red demon. I guess it must be a D&D flavor thing?

Epicurus on The Holy Dragons Legion

3 months ago

I appreciate the creativity, and there are certainly a few suggestions I could present. But first, I think it is most important to address your choice of Commander.

Niv-Mizzet Reborn is absolutely not the right Commander for this deck. And I don't mean to say that all 5-color Dragon tribal decks should have The Ur-Dragon at the helm (though, that would be a great choice, just sayin'). My reason is simple: you don't have enough color pair cards on the list for 'Ol Nivvy to be useful. Like, at all. Even as part of the 99.

Now, you could fix that by adding spells such as Terminate, Abrupt Decay, Diabolic Vision, Faeburrow Elder, Render Silent, Anguished Unmaking, etc etc etc... Not to mention that you only have 8 color pair dragons in the deck, and 5 of them are Gruul (meaning, first of all, that the most amount of dragons you could snatch with Niv would be 3 and the chances of doing so are astronomical, and secondly that if you revealed 3 or more dragons by some dumb luck they're more likely to all be Gruul than any other combination, meaning you'd only get to keep one).

The thing is, you'd have to add a helluva lot of cards to make Niv palatable for this deck, and that would mean basically overhauling the entire deck. A much easier task would be to just simply change the commander.

As for general suggestions, I think you can use some Haste enablers. Dragon Tempest, Temur Ascendancy, Dragonlord Kolaghan and Sarkhan Vol come readily to mind, but there are a ton of other choices, such as Rhythm of the Wild, Fires of Yavimaya and Samut, Tyrant Smasher.

As for your question about better low-mana dragons, understand that there really aren't many good ones below MV4. I mean, they're dragons. What do you expect? However, here's a few of the better ones that aren't an arm and a leg:

Again, if you're going for a genuinely low curve dragon deck, you're going to be disappointed. It just really can't be done.

And finally, Lathliss, Dragon Queen is quite upset that she wasn't included.

That's all I got.

Cheers!

zapyourtumor on Modern Dragons

7 months ago

Some comments:

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.

IsActuallyBatman on Ur-Dragon Test

7 months ago

First of all, love the deck. It's straight up just a colossal pile of dragons, and that's incredibly powerful.

I would consider looking into the stuff they came out with in AFR. There are a number of stellar dragons other than Tiamat, notably Adult Gold Dragon, as well as Dragon's Disciple which makes it that much harder for your opponents to target your stuff. Also Orb of Dragonkind and Temple of the Dragon Queen are also swell.

Outside of that, I would consider more ramp. Dragonlord's Servant is iconic, but Sarkhan, Fireblood is criminally underused. Sarkhan Unbroken is also pretty good, but not at the same tier. Sarkhan's Triumph is a dragon tutor, which is pretty good.

Also I note you don't have Lathliss, Dragon Queen, Utvara Hellkite, or Thunderbreak Regent, all of which are fantastic Dragon tribal cards. Also there are the staple Tribal cards, which are listed fairly comprehensively here.

multimedia on Dragon riders

9 months ago

Hey, well done, nice update especially the cutting of Knights for more Dragons. Nice upgrades of cards that care about Dragons, but you could expand on this further. You've doubled your budget by adding only three Dragons.

Streamlining is the process of cutting out filler cards leaving you with cards that matter more for your deck. Blood Knight and Silver Knight are vanilla Knights who don't really help gameplay thus my advice is avoid these types of Knights. You're still playing too many Knights that are not helping gameplay.

My advice is don't include a Knight because it's a Knight, being a Knight is a bonus. Instead include it because it has other good abilities that can help Dragons or efficiently make Sylvia better. Taurean Mauler is an exception, it's just a three drop Dragon that's also a Knight. It's both types of creatures as well as can grow big in multiplayer Commander when have many opponents which is good with double strike. Instead of playing many four drop Knights play four drop Dragons?

You also use streamlining to better the mana curve which helps gameplay by reducing the curve which happens when you cut out unnecessary high CMC cards such as Rowan's Stalwarts, Worldgorger Dragon, Ancestor Dragon, Caged Sun. Worldgorger Dragon is only good in decks that want to combo with Animate Dead to make infinite mana and infinite ETB triggers of creatures. You can't combo with Worldgorger, all it's doing here is exiling all your permanents including all your lands until it leaves the battlefield which would hurt gameplay more than help it. Rowan's Stalwarts tutoring for Rowan, Fearless Sparkmage is not worth it since Stalwarts is a really bad card for five mana and Rowan is subpar for five mana too.


Example of a streamlined midrange creature base with Dragons and some Knights (sorted by CMC):

The few Knights in this example give you more than just being a Knight and the emphasis is even more on Dragons not Knights. More four and five drop Dragons to take more advantage of early game ramp and Sylvia's double strike.

In the example the high CMC Dragons have been reduced to the best ones you have. Khorvath is also a high CMC Dragon who you want to cast. Worldgorger Dragon, Ancestor Dragon, Demanding Dragon, Eternal Dragon, Sunscorch Regent, Runehorn Hellkite, Skyline Despot are subpar compared to the other high CMC Dragons here thus you don't need them. In the place of one of these Dragons consider adding Sarkhan's Triumph? It's an instant tutor to search for any Dragon letting you choose the best Dragon at that point of the game.

Shall I continue in another comment about how to streamline other areas of your deck?

Mythic_Dragons on Highlander Dragon

10 months ago

Hey bud. I'm a big dragon fan, and am trying play dragons in modern. However I run into a few issues mainly being Blue/black control, aggro control, and white blue control. I wish more people would try and run dragons. Some suggestions I have...

Thunderbreak Regent pretty taxing for your opponents to remove.

Rhythm of the Wild good sideboard piece in my opinion against white blue counter.

Draconic Roar great removal piece for that benefits off of the dragon tribe. Good way to grind down your opponent.

Haven of the Spirit Dragon Good land for dragon fixing, but often more useful for bringing dragons back from graveyard.

Notable Dragons to mention... Lathliss, Dragon Queen Demanding Dragon Utvara Hellkite Dragon Whisperer (love this card so much for all it's options. It can even become a threat all on it's own)

Looks like you have a couple ways to cheat your dragons out, but you might want more of a ramp to get to them. Mana dorks can be a good choice, but a lot of aggro decks will take them out quick. Theoretically I like to have my dragons ramped out by at least turn 4-5. Anyways great build man. Hope it works out. I'd love to see dragons make more of a return in modern!

zapyourtumor on Roast my Titan's Claws

10 months ago

By the way targeting Thunderbreak Regent with a pump spell doesn't trigger its ability since it has to be an opponent's source. I think you implied that it does in the description.

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