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Historic 101: Did Somebody Say Dragons!?


The Dragons are coming! AKR brought us one of the most glorious dragons we could ask for in Glorybringer so I went ahead and threw together a pile of dragon cards!

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Gameplan

The deck is quite simple, we want our early accelerants to soften the blow of our extremely clunky dragon threats.

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These three are generally what you need in your opener to get your deck to work. Dragonlord's Servant is specifically sweet and better than Dragonspeaker Shaman as it is a 1/3 and costs one less mana. The difference between one and two generic mana aren't that noticeable when you consider the cost of the shaman and how easy it is for most decks to kill the shaman. Sarkhan, Fireblood is just a staple in any dragon deck as it allows us two filter our draws while adding whatever mana we need to cast our dragons. We're primarily Rakdos dragons. We have the splash of blue for Nicol Bolas, the Ravager and Sarkhan really helps us fix the blue mana issue if we're ever stuck. Lastly, Dragon's Hoard is just another mana fixer and ramp that can potentially draw us more cards. 

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The rest of our deck outside of the accelerants is just a bunch of big dragons and that's all we need. We're pretty heavy on spells that are above five mana so if we get paired up against a deck like Mono Blue tempo, it hits us pretty hard when they Quench or hit us with any cheap counterspells. I thought about adding Niv-Mizzet, Parun but the triple blue in the casting cost can be scary. 

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Our deck is quite light on interaction so we're relying on cards like Thoughtseize and Angrath's Rampage to buy us the time we need until turn four or five. The reasoning for a full playset of Angrath's Rampage is because we need something that can deal with Azorius Aura decks while also hitting planeswalkers so it just felt like a natural fit. We're also relying on our new AKR dragon Glorybringer and Sarkhan the Masterless' passive to serve as our removal spell.

Conclusion

The deck is extremely clunky but I feel that's the nature of most dragon decks. Historic Dragons can still use cards like Thunderbreak Regent and Kolaghan's Command to help out but for right now, this deck is just for the love of Sarkhan and Dragons. If you didn't notice, the deck struggles with creatures above four toughness so if I were to retool the deck, it'd mostly be more spot removal for tougher threats. For now, this deck is more for all the Timmy players out there who want to cast some big dragons,  Perhaps a few more Historic Anthologies and we can have a real dragon deck!

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