"It simply isn't an adventure worth telling if there aren't any Dragons." - J.R.R. Tolkien Tribute to The Lord of the Rings; Scroll over list to see Alters - My 3rd EDH deck I ever built, still kicking ass as my favorite Tribe after all these years! B)

"Never laugh at live Dragons, Bilbo you fool!" he said to himself. And it became a favorite saying of his later, and passed into a proverb. - The Hobbit (1937)

Alters: Command Tower - Barad-dur

Sol Ring - Frodo Baggins holding The One Ring

Arcane Signet - Gandalf wearing Narya

Vampiric Tutor - Saruman gazing into his Palantir

Demonic Tutor - Aragorn confronting the King of the Oathbreakers

Vindicate - Boromir lying in the boat, after Parth Galen, blade in hands & covered in flowers w/cloven horn of Gondor.

Bloom Tender - Arwen Undomiel

Faeburrow Elder - Treebeard carrying Merry & Pippen

Coalition Relic - Samwise holding the Phial of Eärendil

Rhystic Study - Bilbo on his porch writing 'There & Back Again'

Pernicious Deed - Gollum

Feldon of the Third Path - Gimli

Eternal Witness - Legolas

Oracle of Mul Daya - Galadriel

Greater Good - Elrond at the Battle of Dagorlad

Patriarch's Bidding - Sauron

Balefire Dragon - Smaug

Bayou - Yoda with cane outside Dagobah cave

Scrubland - The Ivory Tower from Neverending Story

Taiga - Snow-capped Geiranger Fjord in Norway

Tropical Island - Hawaiian coast with waterfall

Yavimaya Hollow - Rainforest glade w/waterfall

Blade of Selves - The Four Sword (from Zelda)

Sensei's Divining Top - floating on a Lily pad in a Koi pond, Black Lotus sitting beside it

Mother of Runes - Daenerys Targaryen with her Dragons (Game of Thrones)

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - San in Wolf garb (Princess Mononoke)

Collective Restraint - Motoko Kusanagi (Ghost in the Shell series)

Scalelord Reckoner - Haku (Spirited Away)

Atarka, World Render - Alduin (Skyrim)

Ojutai, Soul of Winter - Falkor (The Neverending Story)

Silumgar, the Drifting Death - Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)

Combos of Note:

  1. Moltensteel Dragon + Atarka, World Render (or Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ) = 1-shot (avoiding a Krosan Grip ;) )

  2. Bladewing the Risen + Terror of the Peaks + Blade of Selves (3-man+ game)

  3. Kokusho, the Evening Star + Feldon of the Third Path

  4. (*similar) Dragon Broodmother + Yosei, the Morning Star + Teneb, the Harvester

  5. Rite of Replication becomes 'Power Overwhelming' with Balefire Dragon OR Utvara Hellkite (Knollspine Dragon for ALL the Draw!)

  6. Ilharg, the Raze-Boar + Dragonlord Silumgar + Greater Good

  7. Waves of Aggression (harder to stop than Aggravated Assault) + Bear Umbra + Dragonlord Ojutai OR The Ur-Dragon to draw the Land.

  8. Dragon Tempest or other 'All-Haste' + Living Death OR Patriarch's Bidding = OVERKILL! (have easily done 800+ dmg by turn 7)

The Shocklands form a Panorama: Steam Vents - Sacred Foundry - Godless Shrine - Overgrown Tomb - Breeding Pool - Hallowed Fountain - Temple Garden - Stomping Ground - Blood Crypt - Watery Grave

(*this is ALSO my Canadian Highlander/1v1 Commander, which has a separate 30 card sub-out Tribal for Land Burn build)

Landy: Ice Storm - Reap and Sow - Bramblecrush - Reclaiming Vines - Creeping Mold - Mwonvuli Acid-Moss - Stone Rain - Icefall - Pillage - Seismic Spike - Wreak Havoc - Wrecking Ball - Befoul - Song of the Dryads - Temporal Spring - Crosis's Charm - Recoil - Vindicate - Seismic Shift - Beast Within - Generous Gift - Numot, the Devastator

Counter/Protection/Rez: Arcane Denial - Delay - Remand - Memory Lapse - Countersquall - Izzet Charm - Giver of Runes - Apostle's Blessing - Shelter - Heroic Intervention - Swords to Plowshares - Path to Exile - Necromancy - Exhume - Lim-Dul's Vault - Entomb

“It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations.” the writer J.R.R. Tolkien advises. Our dragons are our fears: our day stalkers, our night sweats.



Updates Add

Added some key power: Arcane Signet, Growth Spiral, Dovin's Veto, Rhythm of the Wild, Despark, Assassin's Trophy, and the insane new Warstorm Durgun, Terror of the Peaks!

Battlecruiser FTW: Overhaul to include responses up the wazoo, making the focus: Ramp, Response, Dragons! - Final Alters being added soon too... even Merry & Pippen carried by Faeburrow Elder + Bilbo in his Rhystic Study, finally! ;)


49% Casual

51% Competitive

Date added 3 years
Last updated 1 week

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

18 - 2 Mythic Rares

60 - 8 Rares

11 - 0 Uncommons

7 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.73
Tokens Copy Clone, 1/1 Dragon, 6/6 Dragon
Folders Permanent Posse, Scion Ideas, EDH
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