"Naught will be left save shattered thrones, with no rulers but the dead. Dragons shall rule the world entire..." - Chronicle of Years to Come, translated by Wyrmspeaker Severin Silrajin of the Cult of the Dragon

As a life long fan of D&D since back when it was AD&D, when I found out about the D&D Adventures in the Forgotten Realms set I knew I wanted to build a Dungeons & Dragons deck. That plan evolved into two decks: A dungeons deck (Dungeon of the Necromancer) and a dragons deck (this one).

Timmy, Johnny, & Spike (& Vorthos)!

They say there are three kinds of magic players: Timmy, Johnny, and Spike. I'm definitely all three, and this deck scratches the itch for each type. Big dragons appeals to my Timmy, Power Gamer side. The Johnny, Combo Player in me loves the powerful synergies and explosive combos in the deck. The Spike, Tournament Grinder in me loves the access to all of the powerful support cards and interaction that 5 colors affords. And then on the aesthetic side, the Vorthos player in me loves all of the rich D&D flavor afforded by playing dragons who have actually been in some of my most memorable D&D sessions, like Old Gnawbone, Klauth, Iymrith, and even Tiamat herself!

The Rise of Tiamat!

What better commander for a D&D Dragons deck than Tiamat? And what better tribute than a vast hoard of treasure for the Dragon Goddess of Greed? And so a great hoard must be amassed to summon The Avaricious One and her cohort from her prison in the Nine Hells! All hail the Great Chromatic Dragon!

Generally the plan is to ramp into Tiamat, tutor up dragons that make a lot of mana like Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient, The Ur-Dragon, Beledros Witherbloom, Morophon, the Boundless, and Old Gnawbone. Next turn cast Klauth, attacking for 11 between him and Tiamat to make 11 mana to use to play out the rest of the dragons in your hand.

Lots of treasure generation lends itself to alternate wincons with Hellkite Tyrant or Revel in Riches.

Tyranny of Dragons!

You can tutor different Tiamat piles for different lines of play. Cryptic Gateway + Lathliss, Dragon Queen will let us play all of the dragons in our hand out for free, which works really well with Terror of the Peaks. Maskwood Nexus or Defense of the Heart will let us get Jodah, Archmage Eternal + Morophon, the Boundless , then we can cast all of our dragons for free.

Cheap-to-free counterspells and protection like Heroic Intervention are a must. People are going to be desperate to wipe our the board ASAP as soon as we summon our draconic horde! Heroic Intervention type effects are generally preferable to counters, since they will turn our opponents board wipes to our advantage.

This deck is pretty well tuned, and quite powerful, but isn't fully optimized. Because of D&D flavor, I've included all of the legendary dragons from the Forgotten Realms, including rather sub-optimal ones like Icingdeath, Frost Tyrant, as well as almost all of the Module lands, even though they don't contribute much. Even so it is still a very explosive deck suitable to high-powered, casual pods.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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20 - 0 Mythic Rares

55 - 0 Rares

13 - 0 Uncommons

6 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.48
Tokens Pest 1/1 BG, 1/1 Goblin, Treasure, Icingdeath, Frost Tongue, 5/5 R Token Creature Dragon, Shapeshifter 2/2 U, 2/2 U Token Creature Bird, C Token Artifact Food
Folders Uncategorized, Decks that I like, Cool, tiamat, Cool, tri deck, Others, Cool-ass Decks, EDH, Casual Decks
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