MTG FNM Report – 5 Colour Dragons

It’s been a while since I’ve done a blog post as I’ve been quite busy at work, but I’ve still been playing FNM. I’ve mostly been running a version of my Temur Dragons deck, but I thought that the new standard was a good time to try my 5 colour dragons again. With the speed of the format slowing down and everyone playing more marginal lists while they feel out the format, I thought I could durdle around a little more without sacrificing my win percentage too much.

Here’s the list I ran:

Mainboard
Sideboard
4x Heir of the Wilds
4x Beastcaller Savant
3x Rattleclaw Mystic
2x Shaman of Forgotten Ways
4x Thunderbreak Regent
1x Avaricious Dragon
2x Surrak, the Hunt Caller
4x Whisperwood Elemental
3x Sarkhan Unbroken
1x Kolaghan, the Storm’s Fury
1x Dromoka, the Eternal
1x Dragonlord Ojutai
1x Dragonlord Silumgar
1x Dragonlord Dromoka
1x Dragonlord Kolaghan
1x Dragonlord Atarka
3x Frontier Bivouac
3x Opulent Palace
3x Wooded Foothills
4x Evolving Wilds
2x Lumbering Falls
1x Haven of the Spirit Dragon
1x Cinder Glade
3x Mountain
3x Forest
1x Plains
1x Island
1x Swamp
1x Hangerback Walker
2x Stubborn Denial
1x Silumgar, the Drifting Death
2x Dragonlord’s Prerogative
3x Sagu Mauler
3x Crux of Fate
1x Polluted Delta
1x Swamp
1x Island

 

It’s very similar to my previous try at 5 colour dragons, playing all the dragonlords and a ton of ramp.
 
Round 1: 2-0 vs RU Thopters
In the first round, I played against a new player with his casual thopters deck. In round 1 I ramped into Surrak followed by three Whisperwoods and in the second I ramped into dragonlords Kolaghan and Dromoka. The mana seemed fine if slow, with the Beastcallers doing a good job fixing. I could have cast a turn 4 Sarkhan in game 2 if I had started with a Rattleclaw instead of a Beastcaller… but with two dragonlords in my hand and no Sarkhan, I think I made the right play. I suppose it worked out either way.
Round 2: 0-2 vs Mono-Red Midrange
Even against the midrange version of the red deck, I was just far too slow. The combination of all my tapped lands and my opponent cleverly burning all my mana-dorks means I never really got going and got run over. Ouch.
Round 3: 2-0 vs RG Midrange
This round was better for me. My opponent was also a new player and I was easily able to play bigger threats sooner than he could. I like the way the deck plays when my opponent doesn’t disrupt me or put on too quick a clock.
Round 4: 2-0 vs GW Midrange
The last round saw me paired up against another new player. The first round saw me ramp out a quick Dragonlord Atarka and in the second I beat down with Heir of the Wilds and Flamebreak Regent.
It was nice to see so many new faces at the tournament… and I felt a little bad crushing them with mythic dragons. Not so bad that I didn’t enjoy it though 😀 I think the deck is mostly fine.. though I either need to come up with a proper sideboard that has a plan against the red decks or just write off those match-ups entirely.
-Odd
“They come because I call. They stay because I listen.” – Flavour Text, Beastcaller Savant
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