MtG FNM Report – Five Colour Dragon Ramp

It’s been a while since I did an FNM report, so here’s the run down from last week’s tournament at Outer Limits Melville. I played a silly five colour Dragon ramp deck, because I love me some dragons and wanted to play them all in one deck. Here’s the list I ran:

Mainboard
Sideboard
4x Elvish Mystic
3x Rattleclaw Mystic
4x Sylvan Caryatid
3x Courser of Kruphix
4x Thunderbreak Regent
3x Stormbreath Dragon
1x Kolaghan, the Storm’s Fury
1x Atarka, World Render
1x Silumgar, the Drifting Death
1x Dromoka, the Eternal
1x Ojutai, Soul of Winter
1x Dragonlord Dromoka
1x Dragonlord Atarka
1x Dragonlord Ojutai
1x Dragonlord Silumgar
1x Dragonlord Kolaghan
2x Crux of Fate
2x Sarkhan Unbroken
1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
2x Haven of the Spirt Dragon
3x Mana Confluence
2x Opulent Palace
3x Wooded Foothills
4x Evolving Wilds
4x Forest
3x Mountain
1x Swamp
1x Plains
1x Island
4x Crackling Doom
4x Ultimate Price
2x Foul-Tongue Invocation
2x Anger of the Gods
2x Dragonlords Prerogative
1x Whip of Erebos

 

The main impetus behind this deck should be readily apparent: I want to play ALL THE DRAGONS! So I’ve got some ramp and some dragons. The only spell I’ve included is Crux of Fate, because it fits the flavour and a one-sided wrath seems like a good thing.
Round 1: 2-1 vs GR Dragons
My first round I was paired up against FNM regular Michael, and I was nervous. His favorite flavour of magic has been GR for a while and his GR dragon ramp deck is super scary, always well piloted and probably much more consistent than mine. It turned out to be one of my favorite games of magic ever with the game winner always swinging for well over 20 in the air each game (Game one he cast Chord of Calling to fetch Ararka, World Render to attack me for 40-something). My mana held up in games 2 and 3 as did my side-board plan of pulling out the 7 drops for more removal.
Round 2: 2-0 vs UW morph
Round two I was paired up against a fairly new player with a pretty strong deck. I didn’t give him time to get Mastery of the Unseen going and despite a really scary Master of Pearls play in game two, the dragons took it home.
Round 3: 1-2 vs BW Death
I was paired against another FNM regular (Francois) in probably my worst match-up of the night. Game one was pretty much a write off as he had all the removal and multiple Agent of Fates triggers. I boarded in my Ultimate Price and Anger of the Gods and managed to swing game 2, but didn’t draw the removal game three and multiple Agent of Fates triggers left me with no board facing down an 7 power, flying, first strike, deathtouch, lifelink, vigilance Agent of Fates…. …. …. it didn’t end well for me.
Round 4: 0-2 vs BW Warriors
In the last round I played another new-comer to Outer Limits and his “budget” BW warriors deck. He played well and…. wow…. that Warriors deck is legit. Lots of 2/1 warriors, coupled with great removal, the double striking warrior and Great Teachers decree was just way too fast for my poor little dragons deck. In both games I managed to sweep the board to stabilise (with Crux game one and Anger game 2) but he just dashed in a warrior for lethal.
So that was the end of the night. I went 2-2, had some great games and even won booster for my troubles. I think my deck was fun, but obviously sub-optimal. If I continue with the five colour version I will have to take out some 7 and 8 drops for more removal as I was boarding into it every match.
I’m not sure what I’m going to be playing this week… maybe a refined version of this five colour dragons list, the Mardu Dragons list that’s been doing well in the international tournaments, or I might brew up a Temur Dragons list because Sarkhan Unbroken is busted (every game I played him I just felt like it put me so far ahead of my opponents).
Hopefully I’ll give you another report next week.
-Odd
“‘My dragonlord is immortal. Most dragons are not.’  Kadri, Dromoka warrior” – Enduring Victory, flavour text
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