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Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Commander / EDH


This Scion of the Ur-Dragon deck was built around defeating all opponents at once, and is competitive in multiplayer games with 4 or more players.

The main combo is as near unanswerable as you can get in Magic the Gathering, and easy to pull of.

This deck works around card synergies that can be tutored through Scion of the Ur-Dragon to accomplish a variety of player eliminating or game winning solutions.

How The Combo Works:

The combo relies on 3 things - Mana, Dragons in the graveyard, and a recursion spell.

The idea is to get Living Death, Patriarch's Bidding, or Rise of the Dark Realms in your hand.

You use Scion of the Ur-Dragon to put Dragonlord Kolaghan or Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, Scourge of the Throne, and Utvara Hellkite into the graveyard. The more dragons you can get in the graveyard the better, but these 3 will usually be enough.

On your turn, you activate Scion of the Ur-Dragon. If no one responds, tutor up Dragonlord Dromoka.

Cast your recursion spell, bringing no less than the 3 dragons I listed on the field.

Swing at the opponent with the most life. With just these 4 dragons it will be 6 or 7 (Dragonlord Kolaghan/Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund) + 5 (Dragonlord Dromoka) + 6 (Scourge of the Throne) + 6 (Utvara Hellkite) = 23 to 24 combat damage.

You will make four 6/6 Dragon tokens and get an extra combat phase. That will be another 47 to 48 combat damage.

This is the minimum amount.

More mana will create more dynamic numbers. Depending on how much mana you can get, this combo can do well over 1,000 damage with very little effort.

The following dragons provide the most additional damage:

Atarka, World Render - All dragons get double strike.

Boltwing Marauder - +2/0 to a single creature for each dragon that comes in with your recursion spell. If you use this on your commander it will add up to easy commander damage on 1 opponent per combat phase, and will reduce how much damage you have to do.

Dromoka, the Eternal - +2/+2 multiplied by how many dragons attack.

Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury - +1/+0 x how many dragons attack x how many dragons you control.

Easy Commander Damage:

Sometimes the cards are not in your favor, and you have to take out an opponent or two to buy time. Once you identify the threat, you can use:

Scion the Ur dragon + one activation trigger (2 mana) + Dragon Tyrant + 5 red mana. This will make your commander and 11/6 flying, double strike creature with trample for an easy 22 commander damage.

If you don't have access to red, you can use:

Scion the Ur dragon + two activation triggers (4 mana) + Moltensteel Dragon + 10 life + Atarka, World Render. This will make your commander and 11/6 flying, double strike creature with trample as well.


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