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Mar 23

Monday Night Gaming: Dragons of Tarkir

This week’s Monday Night Gaming: Dragons of Tarkir‘s release. This past weekend was the Magic: the Gathering Dragons of Tarkir Pre-Release. Due to my having a book event this weekend, I didn’t have time to play in the pre-release tournament, but we went for a short time to get the pre-release box.

magic the gathering dragons of tarkir descent of dragons

Couple this with Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund and my Dragon Tempest card and… 😀

Back before this set was announced, I was already planning a 5-color EDH/Commander dragon deck. This release and that before it, only further help me create my deck. Since we didn’t do the tournament, we drafted and played with the new cards a bit, then cribbed new cards for the dragon deck.

Unfortunately, we didn’t draft many dragons in our pre-release boxes. :/ Once boxes are released, we hope to change that.

Several people were asking what my dragon deck currently looks like, so I’ll list the cards below.

What I Liked: The bringing back of dragons. <3 I also love some of the dynamics in this. Couple Descent of the Dragons with Dragon Tempest and Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund, and I can do some serious damage.

Something else I can do is use my current commander to copy a dragon from my library, then use Haven of the Spirit Dragon to pull the dragon back from the graveyard to cast it for real. Dragon Whisperer can help me continue to pump out dragons, too. That’s assuming I can get copies of Descent of the Dragons, Haven of the Spirit Dragon, and Dragon Whisperer.

Then if we pulled Sarkhan Unbroken, I could literally put half my deck on the battlefield. More like Sarkhan BROKEN. The synergy in this is just sick. 😀

What I Didn’t Like: I’m not all that impressed with Megamorph. It doesn’t feel like it adds enough beyond the morph mechanic. :/

My Current EDH 5 Color Dragon Deck–As of 3/23/15

Asterisked cards are cards you should look up if you’re not familiar with them because they are just that awesome. I wish I had time to link them all, but alas, I don’t.

COMMANDER: Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Planeswalkers:

  1. Sarkhan Vol
  2. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon*
  3. Nicol Bolas*

Dragons:

  1. Moonveil Dragon
  2. Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon*
  3. Thunderbreak Regent*
  4. Acid-Spewer Dragon*
  5. Bladewing the Risen*
  6. Dragon Broodmother
  7. Spellbound Dragon
  8. Enduring Scalelord (can make quite the loop)
  9. Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund*
  10. Hellkite Charger*
  11. Silumgar, the Drifting Death
  12. Scourge of Kher Ridges
  13. Ryusei, the Falling Star*
  14. Foe-Razer Regent*
  15. Shivan Dragon
  16. Kolaghan, the Storm’s Fury
  17. Necromaster Dragon
  18. Flameblast Dragon
  19. Ojutai, Soul of Winter
  20. Voracious Dragon
  21. Imperial Hellkite
  22. Destructor Dragon
  23. Rakdos Pit Dragon
  24. Noxious Dragon
  25. Hoard-Smelter Dragon

Other Creatures:

  1. Anger*
  2. Dragonlord’s Servant*
  3. Elvish Piper*
  4. Dragonmaster Outcast*
  5. Sakura-Tribe Elder
  6. Dragonspeaker Shaman*
  7. Kaalia of the Vast*
  8. Solemn Simulacrum (Artifact Creature)
  9. Scuttlemutt (Artifact Creature)
  10. Invader Parasite*
  11. Fierce Empath*
  12. Exuberant Firestoker

Sorceries/Instants:

  1. Blasphemous Act* (Sorcery)
  2. Essence Harvest (Sorcery)
  3. Beast Within (Instant)
  4. Thunderous Wrath (Instant)
  5. Chaos Warp* (Instant) (great way to get rid of someone’s commander for probably good)
  6. Lavalanche (Sorcery)
  7. Rampant Growth (Sorcery)
  8. Nissa’s Expedition (Sorcery)
  9. Thunderbolt (Instant)

Enchantments/Artifacts:

  1. Dragon Fangs (Enchantment)
  2. Gilded Lotus* (Artifact)
  3. Warstorm Surge* (Enchantment)
  4. Quicksilver Amulet* (Artifact)
  5. Nylea’s Presence (Enchantment-Aura)
  6. Dragon Tempest* (Enchantment)
  7. Urza’s Incubator* (Artifact)
  8. Pernicious Deed* (Enchantment)
  9. Sol Ring (Artifact)
  10. Darksteel Ingot* (Artifact)
  11. Market Festival (Enchantment-Aura)

Special Lands:

  1. Swiftwater Cliffs
  2. Crucible of the Spirit Dragon
  3. Evolving Wilds
  4. Temple of the False God
  5. Transguild Promenade
  6. Akoum Refuge
  7. Jungle Shrine
  8. Nomad Outpost
  9. Naya Panorama
  10. Kessig Wolf Run
  11. Frontier Bivouac
  12. Mystic Monastery
  13. Izzet Guildgate
  14. Savage Lands
  15. Wind-Scarred Crag
  16. Izzet Boilerworks
  17. Boros Guildgate
  18. Command Tower
  19. Grixis Panorama
  20. Jund Panorama
  21. Rupture Spire
  22. Gruul Guildgate
  23. Gruul Turf
  24. Opal Palace
  25. Rugged Highlands
  26. Crumbling Necropolis
  27. Bloodfell Caves
  28. Rakdos Guildgate
  29. Rakdos Carnarium

Plus 2 of each basic land, all five colors.


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Raven Oak

Bestselling science fiction & fantasy author Raven Oak is best known for Amaskan’s Blood, Class-M Exile, and the collection Joy to the Worlds: Mysterious Speculative Fiction for the Holidays.

She spent most of her K-12 education doodling stories and 500 page monstrosities that are forever locked away in a filing cabinet. When she’s not writing, she’s getting her game on, enjoying cartography, or staring at the ocean.

She lives in Seattle, WA with her husband, and their three kitties who enjoy lounging across the keyboard when writing deadlines approach.

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