Utvara Hellkite

Utvara Hellkite

Creature — Dragon

Flying

Whenever a dragon you control attacks, create a 6/6 red Dragon creature token with flying.

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Utvara Hellkite Discussion

Rivel on Mono red Dragon Deck V2

1 month ago

So I have rambled on and on about my thoughts on all of the different aspects of this deck. In advance, I would like to thank anyone who has taken the time out of their day to read all of these and leave their own thoughts, as that is part of what makes this community great. There aren't many more themes to talk about in the deck. Now, onto win cons. So my main win conditions in the deck are damage from triggers and beating the opponent down with hoards of big dragons (with a third backup wincon with Hellkite Tyrant and Hellkite Igniter).

For damage from triggers I have Where Ancients Tread, Warstorm Surge, Dragon Tempest, Terror of the Peaks, Scourge of Valkas and Panharmonicon. They work great with Lathliss, Dragon Queen due to the tokens she generates when another dragon is played, all activating those damage triggers which can be used to control the board and directly target the opponent's HP pools. Archwing Dragon is a reliable way for the Damage triggers to activate each turn. Summons from Utvara Hellkite, Skyline Despot and Dragonmaster Outcast act as backup token generators for the damage triggers in case our lathliss isn't in play. Demanding Dragon is potentially a free 5 damage to the opponent's face. Drakuseth, Maw of Flames his damage trigger is repeatable every time you attack.

Supporting cards for the first win condition: I do not have any of these three cards in my decklist, as I can't figure out what I want to replace to get them in, but the dream is there. Conjurer's Closet allows you to make a dragon leave and re-enter the field at the end of the turn, triggering all of our ETB effects above. Mirage Mirror allows you to copy one of our pieces above, and you can choose the most beneficial one. It would be nice having two Dragon Tempest in play, especially say if you have 6 dragons on the field, have Mirage Mirror end of turn triggering them and getting free 12 damage to any target you want. If you could fit in a Fiery Emancipation that 12 turns into 36!

The secondary win condition "beat down", with "big" "dragon hoards", is also supported by Lathliss, Dragon Queen due to the big 5/5 token dragons she pumps out. The "dragon hoard" part is also supported by cards such as Utvara Hellkite, Skyline Despot, Dragonmaster Outcast as they all generate plenty of dragons. Now the "big" part comes from my anthems that buff my dragons Crucible of Fire, Gauntlet of Power, The Immortal Sun, and Vanquisher's Banner, as well as several dragons that are all pumpable to make them and/or their fellow dragons hit harder. Moonveil Dragon, Scourge of Valkas, Moltensteel Dragon and lastly Lathliss, Dragon Queen. Now, the fun part of my secondary win condition, "beat down" comes into play. Dragons such as Scourge of the Throne and Hellkite Charger allow you to take an extra combat turn, allowing you to really bash in your opponent's face with your big dragon hoard :)

Supporting cards for the secondary win condition: Terror of Mount Velus gives all of your dragon's double strike. Thundermaw Hellkite allows you to tap your opponent's fliers, allowing your dragons through. Drakuseth, Maw of Flames allows you to potentially shoot down any small fliers blocking your path. Cards I would like to put in: Fervor, Anger and Akroma's Memorial would allow any dragons that enter the field to have haste (with akroma adding a slew of goodies and protection). Door of Destinies could allow you to grow your dragons even more. Gratuitous Violence and Fiery Emancipation would allow you to double and triple your damage. Rage Reflection granting double strike would be nice. I would prioritize Fervor, Anger and Akroma's Memorial, as haste is such a beautiful thing, as it helps make up for lost time due to how expensive your dragons can be. I am not sure what I need to remove to fit them into the deck.

Lastly, Hellkite Tyrant is a pretty nifty dragon, acting as a potential win condition on its own. My deck has plenty of artifacts as is, and I typically play against 2-3 (sometimes even more) opponents in a game. Reaching the 20 artifacts owned is doable, the hard part would be keeping it, the artifacts, and yourself alive until it is once more your turn (Suddenly that wall of text I wrote on protection is looking a lot more appealing). Another fun synergy with that is Hellkite Igniter, if that can sneak on by you can pump its damage insanely high due to all of the artifacts! Need to see about getting some haste in the deck to help it connect...

Thanks all for reading!

LunchBox1211 on dragon tribal is glorious

1 month ago

Not sure how big your budget is (although some of these are not super expensive), but I can recommend a few cards for a Dragon Tribal deck (also a few cards that are really nice for 5 colour decks). Those being Cavern of Souls, Kindred Discovery, Call to the Kindred, Chromatic Lantern, Chromatic Orrery (as a big and splashy Lantern, albeit way more mana to cast), Urza's Incubator, Goldspan Dragon, Lathliss, Dragon Queen, Scourge of the Throne, Skyline Despot (although, admittedly, it's more of a pet card of mine), Rhythm of the Wild, and Utvara Hellkite.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Magic: the Gathering! Dragon tribal is a lot of fun (speaking from experience)! Also, EDH Rec is an amazing tool for deckbuilding. It allows you to see what kind of cards other people are running in similar decks. Then, using that knowledge, you can do some digging around and find what kind of cards you want to use.

carpecanum on Red Dragon's Disciple (Goro-Goro)

2 months ago

Brash Taunter, Darksteel Myr and Utvara Hellkite. Having a creature that can attack without worrying about death could help. The hellkite doubles your dragons.

TypicalTimmy on Murasa Goliath Beetle

2 months ago

Well, if it takes three cards plus an enormous amount of ramp just to wrath the board and draw some cards, it's worth it. Once you consider the amount of setup required, it's not so bad. Far better than an Utvara Hellkite + Garruk's Uprising

Guerric on Does Revenge of Ravens trigger …

2 months ago

Gidgetimer is correct and gave a great explanation! I also thought I'd add that a point of confusion for me with on attack triggers for a long time is that while the triggers use the stack like anything else, the attackers themselves are technically all announced at the same time. So if 3 of my dragons attack Utvara Hellkite will make three 6/6 dragon tokens, but those tokens will not be able to attack this turn even if they have haste bc attackers were already declared. Just thought I'd put that in bc I've found it helps explain a lot of how attack triggers work.

Guerric on [Primer] Unleash the Dragon! *Updated*

3 months ago

Update February 16, 2022

I need to get around to finishing the primer, and there are a few dragons printed in recent sets that I am considering for the deck. The following are on my list-

1) Kairi, the Swirling Sky This new dragon has a lot of potential. What is most important is its ward ability, which can cause targeted removal against us to fizzle. Being able to use Scion's ability to protect itself is the best, and we heavily rely on Silumgar, the Drifting Death and Quicksilver Dragon for this. More protection pieces are highly welcome. It's also nice to have consolation for when Scion dies to a board wipe. Getting to mill some more dragons into our graveyard or draw some of our many instants and sorceries for free is a great value, and there may be times when we want to get some revenge by bouncing some of our opponent's non-creature permanents. This is good value all around.

2) Iymrith, Desert Doom While the ward affect is a bit conditional here, we'll still be able to use it more than we think, particularly if we haven't attacked or have something that gave us vigilance. Its far better than Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner, which showed promise but was very unlikely to help us out. The amazing thing here though is simply that it can draw cards, and helps us especially when we're down and can reload to three. This is the entire reason we run Dragon Mage, and it will be a super nice addition.

3) Lathliss, Dragon Queen I've thought about adding this for years, and maybe now will be the time. While it's not quite Utvara Hellkite and is less good as a Scion activation, it can still be pretty problematic for our opponents when we recur or mass recur, and could feasbily win a lot of games. I'll probably run it.

4) Old Gnawbone This is the best card printed for the deck in years. Its floor is high and it's ceiling is the sky. It's also very on theme for Dragons to hoard treasure! The only problem is its price tag in real world $, so it probably won't go in for now. Nonetheless, I'll be watching for when it either drops at rotation or enjoys a reprint.

reltastic on Dragons

3 months ago

Followed you over from reddit. Love a good dragon deck!

With all your mana from Klauth, you might look in to something like Dragonstorm. You'll have plenty to cast it, and if you can get a storm count of two or three you can end the game right away. Utvara Hellkite is a great target, and pairs great with Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest (another card I'd suggest looking in to).

Good luck!

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