Monday, February 29, 2016

Standard Commander: Surrak Dragonclaw

Welcome to Commander Month everyone! Every Monday this month, you'll get to see an EDH deck featuring cards legal in Standard. Each deck will utilize one of the three-color "Khans" from Khans of Tarkir as its Commander and all the cards will come from Standard sets, from Khans of Tarkir to Oath of the Gatewatch.

This week, I present to you a deck featuring Surrak Dragonclaw.

Surrak Dragonclaw


x1 Surrak Dragonclaw

Legendary Creatures (10)

x1 Atarka, World Render
x1 Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh
x1 Dragonlord Atarka
x1 Jace, Vryn's Prodigy
x1 Jori En, Ruin Diver
x1 Mina and Denn, Wildborn
x1 Nissa, Vastwood Seer
x1 Omnath, Locus of Rage
x1 Surrak, the Hunt Caller
x1 Yasova, Dragonclaw

Creatures (20)

x1 Akoum Hellkite
x1 Avaricious Dragon
x1 Belltoll Dragon
x1 Destructor Dragon
x1 Dragon Whisperer
x1 Dragonmaster Outcast
x1 Foe-Razer Regent
x1 Harbinger of the Hunt
x1 Herdchaser Dragon
x1 Icefall Regent
x1 Lightning Shrieker
x1 Mindscour Dragon
x1 Savage Ventmaw
x1 Scion of Ugin
x1 Shivan Dragon
x1 Shockmaw Dragon
x1 Stormwing Dragon
x1 Thunderbreak Regent
x1 Tyrant of Valakut
x1 Valakut Invoker

Instants (10)

x1 Atarka's Command
x1 Collateral Damage
x1 Contradict
x1 Cunning Strike
x1 Dragonlord's Prerogative
x1 Fall of the Titans
x1 Learn from the Past
x1 Sarkhan's Rage
x1 Temur Charm
x1 Wild Slash

Sorceries (8)

x1 Arrow Storm
x1 Crater's Claws
x1 Descent of the Dragons
x1 Exquisite Firecraft
x1 Lightning Javelin
x1 Nissa's Revelation
x1 Roiling Waters
x1 Rolling Thunder

Enchantments (3)

x1 Dragon Tempest
x1 Elemental Bond
x1 Temur Ascendancy

Artifacts (7)

x1 Alchemist's Vial
x1 Atarka Monument
x1 Chitinous Cloak
x1 Dragon Throne of Tarkir
x1 Hero's Blade
x1 Prism Ring
x1 Temur Banner

Planeswalkers (6)

x1 Chandra, Flamecaller
x1 Kiora, Master of Depths
x1 Nissa, Voice of Zendikar
x1 Sarkhan Unbroken
x1 Sarkhan, the Dragonspeaker
x1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Lands (35)

x1 Blighted Cataract
x1 Blighted Gorge
x1 Blighted Woodland
x1 Cinder Glade
x1 Crucible of the Spirit Dragon
x1 Evolving Wilds
x1 Haven of the Spirit Dragon
x1 Lumbering Falls
x1 Rogue's Passage
x1 Rugged Highlands
x1 Shivan Reef
x1 Swiftwater Cliffs
x1 Thornwood Falls
x1 Timber Gorge
x1 Unknown Shores
x1 Wandering Fumarole
x1 Wooded Foothills
x1 Yavimaya Coast
x5 Island
x8 Mountain
x4 Forest

Descent of the Dragons  Sarkhan Unbroken  Dragon Tempest

Just like last week's deck featuring Zurgo Helmsmasher, this deck features Dragons, except a lot more heavily than last week. With the inclusion of Sarkhan Unbroken as the only three colored planeswalker in Standard (and fitting only within a Temur deck), it seemed fitting to make the deck all about dragons, especially with his ultimate which let's you play as many dragons from your deck as you can. Fortunately for you, I can tell you that number is 19. 17 creatures and two legendary creatures. There are also plenty of opportunities for making tokens and utilizing the dragons to deal direct damage.

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