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Single Scoop: Dragons of Historic (Historic, Magic Arena)

Yes, historic is a fast format where your spells need to swing the game heavily in your favor before an opponent resolves a Muxus and other things of similar power. Does that scare me? Definitely not! We don't play Magic to be scared! Time to mount up as we ride into battle with our big dragons that are extremely clunky! On the brighter side, a majority of our threats don't die to Fatal Push easily!

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We're a midrange deck that relies on its mana reduction and mana rampers like Dragonlord's Servant, Sarkhan, Fireblood, and Dragon's Hoard!

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These three cards combined help make our deck feel a bit smoother as we are pretty heavy on four and five drops! Once we get going, we just keep playing one big dragon after another and hope to just overpower our opponents with cards like Glorybringer. The difference is this time we have another dragon I'd like to try out! That's right, we're trying out Leyline Tyrant

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The card allows us to store mana we add from Sarkhan, Fireblood for future dragons we'd like to cast. With enough non-creature specific mana, we can punish our opponents for removing our Leyline Tyrant by burning the opponents out! of course, we also have some lines where we can play a Nicol Bolas, the Ravager and flip on the same turn with enough stored mana! 

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Of course our deck has to have some form of interaction to slow down aggressive and go wide board states. I would say we don't have any match ups we accel at but there are definitely matchups where we're just too slow and way too fair! However, we can fight back against all of the go wide decks by playing Abrade which seems really important right now as its removal and another way for us to destroy artifacts to slow down the Forsaken Monument decks. We've also got Flame Sweep to sweep a goblin deck on their turn! Lastly, Sarkhan the Masterless has a passive ability that not a lot of people remember so we're leaning into that as Sarkhan is great as a defensive plan when we've got a ton of dragons! This will deter pesky Goblins from hitting you assuming that you're alive by turn five.


By now, we can assume that the Dragons deck isn't made for your competitive needs but is more so for people who like dragons and want to try it in best of one. I took this to the ladder and went 2-3 but that is a tiny sample size. In order for dragons to go over a 50% win rate, we'd need some game-ending dragons along with Crux of Fate. It'd be nice to not have to blow up our own dragons when we need a board reset. However, there are still games where a five mana hasting 4/4 is good enough. With all of our threats starting at 4cmc, it's nice to know that revolt has to be triggered for Fatal Push to have a clean answer on our little firebreathers. Our strengths are in our evasion with flying and our bigger bodies! If you like dragons, let me know how you've built your deck as I'm too much of a Timmy to resist a nice dragon deck!

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