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    [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    well not entirely....

    you take away Brainstorm, Force of Will, Intuition and this is what you get

    3 Griselbrand
    3 Worldgorger Dragon
    1 Oona, Queen of the Fae

    4 Gitaxian Probe
    4 Unmask
    4 Cabal Therapy

    4 Faithless Looting
    4 Entomb
    4 Buried Alive
    4 Animate Dead
    3 Dance of the Dead

    4 Lotus Petal

    4 Badlands
    1 Swamp
    1 Mountain
    4 Bloodstained Mire
    2 Scalding Tarn
    2 Verdant Catacombs
    2 Shivan Gorge
    2 Stensia Bloodhall

    How does it work?
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    First the Worldgorger Dragon needs to be in your graveyard (via Careful Study, Entomb, Buried Alive, or other such cards). Play Animate Dead, which turns into a local enchantment that pulls target creature out of any graveyard into play (meaning the Dragon). The Dragon comes into play, and summarily removes all of your other permanents from the game, including the Animate Dead and whatever lands you have in play.

    When Animate Dead leaves play, however, the creature it was enchanting is destroyed. The Dragon dies. And when the Dragon leaves play, all the permanents it had removed come back into play, including your lands (untapped), and the Animate Dead. Animate Dead pulls the Dragon back out of the graveyard, its comes-into-play ability triggers – at which point you can tap your lands for mana and then everything but the Dragon is removed from the game… again. Repeat. You net an amount of mana per cycle equal to what your mana sources can produce.

    If you have no way of stopping the cycle, it will continue indefinitely, ending the game in a draw. Fortunately there is the option to have a different target in the graveyard available for the Animate Dead once you have gone through the cycle enough times. Bringing out Oona, Queen of the Fae with 500 mana in your pool is a good way to eliminate your opponent's library.

    Worldgorder Dragon is legal effective today. What are you playing?
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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    No dark rit?

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    Here ya go.. it's also mono black

    3 Griselbrand
    3 Worldgorger Dragon
    1 Oona, Queen of the Fae
    4 Putrid Imp

    4 Gitaxian Probe
    4 Unmask
    4 Cabal Therapy

    4 Entomb
    4 Buried Alive
    4 Animate Dead
    3 Dance of the Dead

    4 Dark Ritual

    6 Swamp
    4 Bloodstained Mire
    4 Marsh Flats
    4 Piranha Marsh
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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    I don't really think the deck is viable without some type of hand sculpting from blue or red. I like your red list above though I tinkered with it through goldfishing:


    1 Scholar of Athreos
    3 Worldgorger Dragon
    3 Griselbrand

    2 Chrome Mox
    4 Lotus Petal
    4 Cabal Therapy
    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Entomb
    4 Faithless Looting
    4 Gitaxian Probe
    4 Animate Dead
    4 Dance of the Dead
    1 Buried Alive
    3 Unmask

    4 Badlands
    4 Bloodstained Mire
    4 Marsh Flats
    2 Shivan Gorge
    1 Swamp

    It's more all-in but I think that without blue you can't play the long game.

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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    testing results?
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    To be fair, you're supposed to build a sizable pyre underneath it and light it with an arrow from afar.

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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    No pack rat? Enabler and win con in one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Weapon X View Post
    No pack rat? Enabler and win con in one.
    What? How is Pack Rat a win-con?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kihachi View Post
    What? How is Pack Rat a win-con?
    You attack with it if for some reason you can't combo off

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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    I've been thinking about this deck concept since Worldgorger was unbanned. I think what we're really looking at here is a 3 color deck. Most of the deck is black, we need the card advantage of blue, and our win condition is most likely red.

    3x Worldgorger Dragon
    4x Griselbrand

    4x Entomb
    4x Gitaxian Probe
    4x Brainstorm
    4x Ponder
    4x Thoughtseize
    4x Cabal Therapy
    4x Animate Dead
    4x Dance of the Dead

    3x Lotus Petal
    3x Banefire

    4x Polluted Delta
    4x Bloodstained Mire
    3x Underground Sea
    2x Blood Crypt
    1x Island
    1x Swamp

    Banefire is interesting because it can't be countered. Then again, if we find that the hand-attack is effective at removing our opponent's permission, we may be able to get away with dropping red altogether - we could run something like Drain Life.

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    I don't see the benefit of an uncounterable kill card when your mana engine is not unstoppable. In a U/B list, Cunning Wish and Intuition are way better than burn spell.

    Eh, there's also a thread for this: [WGD] Ub Cunning Dragon.
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    Maindeck:
    3 Griselbrand
    3 Worldgorger Dragon
    1 Oona, Queen of the Fae
    1 Scholar of Athreos

    4 Gitaxian Probe
    3 Unmask
    3 Cabal Therapy
    2 Duress
    1 Thoughtseize

    4 Faithless Looting
    4 Entomb
    2 Buried Alive
    4 Animate Dead
    2 Dance of the Dead
    2 Necromancy

    4 Dark Ritual
    4 Lotus Petal

    3 Badlands
    2 Bayou
    1 Swamp
    1 Mountain
    1 Polluted Delta
    4 Bloodstained Mire
    2 Verdant Catacombs

    Sideboard:
    3 Abrupt Decay
    1 Ancient Grudge
    3 Defense Grid
    2 Pithing Needle
    2 Firestorm
    1 Pyroblast
    1 Red Elemental Blast
    2 Surgical Extraction


    He threw in a second kill card, 1 Scholar of Athreos is the 61st card.
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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    Love it. I would probably cut a card from the side and put Scholar there myself.

    The first week that Dragon is legal it already has a top 16
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    To be fair, you're supposed to build a sizable pyre underneath it and light it with an arrow from afar.

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    B/G Dragon Reanimator 1.0


    4 Deathrite Shaman
    3 Tasigur, the Golden Fang
    2 Worldgorger Dragon
    1 Greenseeker

    4 Cabal Therapy
    4 Thoughtseize
    1 Kiss of Death

    4 Green Sun's Zenith
    4 Abrupt Decay
    4 Entomb
    2 Buried Alive
    4 Animate Dead
    2 Dance of the Dead
    2 Necromancy

    4 Bayou
    1 Swamp
    1 Forest
    1 Dryad Arbor
    4 Verdant Catacombs
    2 Wooded Foothills
    2 Marsh Flats
    4 Piranha Marsh

    The kill here is, if it isn't obvious: End the Dragon loop with Tasigur coming into play via any of the reanimation spells after using Entomb, Buried Alive, Greenseeker or discard on yourself. You spam Tasigur's ability until you mill Kiss of Death from the library. From there you can bounce it to your hand, cast it and replay it with each Tasigur activation until opponent is dead. (Actually, Exsanguinate seems a much better option since it's castable pre-combo and doesn't target). You can win with Piranha Marsh without wasting time durdling with the deck. This controllish version by the way has a nut draw potential of killing on turn 3. This is no way an optimized list and I only took 5 minutes to build it.
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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    Consume Spirit is better. (Since hitting creatures seems more important than beating Leyline.)
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    Death of a Thousand Stings or better Hornet Sting since they are instants and therefore can be spammed within the loop without breaking it, as long as Tasigur is in play. Hornet Sting has wider applications.
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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    Sorry to necro this but anyone still playing Dragon? came up with a list...was wondering what you guys thought


    // 60 Maindeck
    // 4 Artifact
    4 Lotus Petal

    // 7 Creature
    3 Griselbrand
    3 Worldgorger Dragon
    1 Oona, Queen of the Fae

    // 9 Enchantment
    4 Animate Dead
    4 Dance of the Dead
    1 Necromancy

    // 8 Instant
    4 Entomb
    4 Dark Ritual

    // 17 Land
    4 Piranha Marsh
    4 Sunscorched Desert
    3 Badlands
    3 Bloodstained Mire
    3 Gemstone Mine

    // 15 Sorcery
    4 Unmask
    4 Cabal Therapy
    4 Faithless Looting
    3 Buried Alive


    // 15 Sideboard
    // 8 Creature
    SB: 4 Pack Rat
    SB: 4 Wanted Scoundrels

    // 1 Land
    SB: 1 Swamp

    // 6 Sorcery
    SB: 3 Collective Brutality
    SB: 3 Thoughtseize

    I saw another cool idea of playing with 4 Grim Monolith and 4 Grave Titans in the board
    as a transformational idea as well.

    Basically the idea is to kill your oponent with your lands via dragon loop but you can also just
    power out a Griselbrand early too. was wondering if anyone has any testing with this deck?
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    Re: [WGD] Mono-Black Dragon Reanimator

    Looks fun. What are the Wanted Scoundrels in the board for?

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    @rood: this looks sweet! Could you explain your sb and buried alive strategy?

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    Definitly will test this!

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