Lathliss, Dragon Queen - Dragon Tribal

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Post by Dragonlover » 1 year ago

Lathliss, Dragon Queen

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1 Lathliss, Dragon Queen

Tutors:


1 Sarkhan's Triumph
Approximate Total Cost:

Hi all, and welcome to my Lathliss deck! I decided to build this deck because I think dragons are awesome, but I also needed a budget deck as I can't afford all the fun toys for Jund. Also, Karrthus is kinda passe. The playstyle is fairly direct - throw dragons at the table as fast as possible and then punt the enemy in the face for as much damage as you can. You don't tend to win with Commander damage very often. There's a little bit of disruption in there and a few X-spells if for whatever reason the dragons can't get through to someone.

Currently on the possible cuts pile are Coat of Arms and Shared Animosity, more so the Coat of Arms. It has a tendency to buff other peoples boards and/or scare other players because my guys are suddenly huge. The likely replacement is Sarkhan the Masterless once I get my hands on one, so I can swing with less fear of someone coming into me while everything's tapped.

Questions, comments and so forth gratefully received!

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Post by Dragonlover » 1 year ago

M20 considerations:

Drakuseth, Maw of Flames: That's a lot of mana, but I might give him a whirl. Siege Dragon seems like a decent option to swap out for him.

Rapacious Dragon: Love the flavour, and assuming it's on curve it'll guarantee turn 6 Lathliss, but after that it's just a 3/3 flyer assuming no shenanigans. Probably doesn't make the cut.

Icon of Ancestry: I think I've found my Shared Animosity replacement.

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Post by Dragonlover » 9 months ago

Throne of Eldraine thoughts:

Opportunistic Dragon: Neutralise a threat, make a dragon? Probably worth a look, I know for a fact there's some fat that can be trimmed for it.

Fires of Invention: I feel like play two dragons, make two Dragons, pump my team with Lathliss is a pretty decent play. I'll cut Sarkhan's Unsealing for it most likely.

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Post by weltkrieg » 9 months ago

Fires of invention seems like quite a good card. However, I would argue that it has serious dissynergy with Possibility storm. You don't want those two out at the same time!

If you can afford to drop lathliss, you can probably play most of the other dragons in your list. Why aren't you running sunbird's invocation? It's a 6 drop, but a stupidly powerful one and probably does a better job than fires of invention.

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Post by Dragonlover » 9 months ago

I had noticed the major nonbo there, I'll just play one or the other and hope not to hit Fires off a Storm trigger, cause that will suck majorly.

The Invocation is a solid call, I think I'd got it in my head that the free spell had to cost less than the one I cast and that's why I didn't run it. If the Fires of Invention turns out to be not as awesome as we'd hope I'll give it a whirl in that slot.

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Post by Dragonlover » 5 months ago

So I've not managed to make any of the previously discussed changes thanks to getting a new job and moving house, but we have a new set to mull over so here we go!

Furious Rise: I mean, I'll nearly always have it turned on, and it's a free card every turn. Gotta be worth a look right? Can be tried in that floating enchantment slot I seem to have acquired.

Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded: One of the rare non-Dragon creatures to be considered. There are times when I don't really care if one of my dragons sticks around, but having its ETB and a swing off it would be really handy. It also halves the mana costs of most of my deck, and will often be a creature in and of itself which is potentially a bonus. The cut? No idea.

Terror of Mount Velus: Yes. So much yes. Probably a bit win more, but sometimes I'll only have a couple of tokens left and this can turn even that into a credible threat. Again, no idea on the cut, I need to play the deck again for a bit and see what's not pulling weight.

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Post by Segrus » 5 months ago

Pretty cool list you've got here! I love dragons, and I have a sorta 'beginner' deck with Lathliss, so I was curious what you'd put together. And after taking a look, you have everything I'd think to put into a Lathliss deck--at least in terms of dragon tribal.

I really only wonder about Kindred Charge. I'm sure it could lead to some cool blowouts with the right cards out, so I'm curious how often you end up doing something like that. How many dragons are you normally able to double up on? 2, 3, 5?

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Post by Dragonlover » 5 months ago

Anywhere between three and eight, if I have many more than that generally I'll win or someone wraths. I'd forgotten Kindred Charge existed, might try it out since it'll make a generic board a bit punchier.

In the context of this deck, a generic board means Lathliss, a couple of tokens and some dragons that have done their thing or just don't have relevant abilities right now beyond the fact they're a big flier.

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Post by Dragonlover » 2 months ago

Another set already? Man time flies.

Not a lot for this since they decided to not have dragons on their big monster plane, a concept I question hard but hey-ho. The tri-colour subtheme would probably have meant anything really cool wouldn't be playable anyway.

From the precons, I'm looking at a couple of cards:

Molten Echoes. I've got enough ETB stuff going on that just having the extra guy come into play will probably be worth it, and a free Dragon to just punt into someones face isn't to be sneezed at. Another one for that enchantment flex slot.

Manascape Refractor: Straight swap for Darksteel Ingot methinks.

As for the main set, there's currently only one card that grabs me: Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast. The first ability is alright, I'm never gonna turn away card draw, but that second ability is nuts. With Lathliss out, that lets me sac a token, get a relevant Dragon and then make a new token to sac next turn. Also the ult is frankly hilarious if I ever pull it off.

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Post by Dragonlover » 1 month ago

Got hold of a Lukka so I've swapped it in for Fireball, since the Fireball is doing very little for me.

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