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    Modern Rakdos Dragons

    Yes, you read that right. Long ago in Modern we had access to Seething Song which facilitated the big red strategy. Of late, the big red plan has seen some fringe play in the form of Skred Red and some mono red Bridge-Chalice decks that rely on Desperate Ritual and Gemstone Caverns to ramp your lock pieces.

    Now, looking at Sarkhan, Fireblood, there's more potential for silly Jund shenanigans.

    4 Thunderbreak Regent
    2 Glorybringer
    2 Stormbreath Dragon
    2 Thundermaw Hellkite
    2 Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury

    4 Sarkhan, Fireblood

    4 Lightning Bolt
    3 Fatal Push
    4 Thoughtseize
    3 Abrade
    2 Terminate
    2 Kolaghan's Command
    2 Anger of the Gods

    4 Bloodstained Mire
    4 Blood Crypt
    5 Swamp
    5 Mountain
    1 Graven Cairns
    3 Dragonskull Summit
    2 Haven of the Spirit Dragon

    I think Rakdos is the best shell. Hand disruption and to-the-point removal is always nice.
    Last edited by Saboo; 10-02-2018 at 12:59 AM.

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    Re: Modern Dragons

    This strategy works. I played 5 or 6 games against a similar list last Friday. I was on Goblins and the pre board match was 50/50. Ratchet Bomb was a pain for sure. Keep working on it and take it to an FNM. If your meta is aggro heavy (most modern metas are) then you should be very pleased with the result.
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    Re: Modern Dragons

    I've made some major overhauls, with rationale, in the OP.

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    Re: Modern Dragons

    Super sweet deck! I wish Blightning were still good enough to play, I love that card.
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    Re: Modern Dragons

    This list seems interesting to me. I'm assessing the merits of the inclusion of black versus staying mono red. Skred replaces Fatal Push, Blood Moon replaces the hand disruption, Abrade can stand in for Kolaghan's Command. I think the card I like most in this list, which doesn't really work in the mono red version is Haven of the Spirit Dragon (I mean, it can work, but it gets shut off by Blood Moon). I think if I were going to include black, I wouldn't be able to help myself and have to try the lightest blue splash for Nicol Bolas, the Ravager.

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