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The letter M!any people ask pros what casual formats they tend to play. Usually the answers vary, but there is generally a clarification needed that they don't get to play said format as much as they would like. I would say Cube is the most accessible casual format for a professional Magic player due to a different individual setting it all up ahead of time. Commander, on the other hand, takes a pretty big commitment to be involved with, as your deck is very much an extension of you. However, no professional player was always professional and many, such as myself, played a lot more casual Magic earlier in our careers. I actually still remember my first Commander general, so I decided to pay homage.

Scion of the Ur-Dragon is a really cool card for Commander, because he is one of the few five-color generals, yet he still provides a ton of build-around-me potential. This means you get access to all of your favorite spells and utility lands, while having a focus to aim toward. Scion of the Ur-Dragon is usually a prominent part in many of the combos or synergies in the deck, as his ability is highly versatile. Over at GatheringMagic.com, Cmdr Decks tackled this very general for his video column.

In this list, Scion of the Ur-Dragon is doing many of the things I remember from my first Commander list. For example, one of the faster ways to actually take out someone with the deck is simply to fetch out a Dragon Tyrant with your Scion and pump it up as much as possible. Without the need for any upkeep costs or high upfront costs, Dragon Tyrant's abilities seem pretty nifty! This list looks to stall the game long enough to get Scion into play, where the fun begins. Check out the column and check back here for more Commander lists in the future!

Scion of the Ur-Dragon Commander
Commander – Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Main Deck

100 cards

Ancient Ziggurat
Arid Mesa
Battlefield Forge
Bloodstained Mire
Celestial Colonnade
City of Brass
Crystal Quarry
Dragonskull Summit
Drowned Catacomb
Exotic Orchard
Gemstone Mine
Glacial Fortress
Karplusan Forest
Magosi, the Waterveil
Misty Rainforest
Mosswort Bridge
Okina, Temple to the Grandfathers
Overgrown Tomb
Petrified Field
Raging Ravine
Reflecting Pool
Rootbound Crag
Rupture Spire
Scalding Tarn
Shimmering Grotto
Steam Vents
Sulfurous Springs
Sunpetal Grove
Underground River
Verdant Catacombs
Yavimaya Coast

40 lands

Artisan of Kozilek
Battle Rampart
Birds of Paradise
Bladewing the Risen
Bogardan Hellkite
Dragon Tyrant
Etched Monstrosity
Hellkite Overlord
Intet, the Dreamer
Jötun Grunt
Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund
Nicol Bolas
Numot, the Devastator
Oros, the Avenger
Primeval Titan
Rith, the Awakener
Scion of the Ur-Dragon
Skyward Eye Prophets
Spearbreaker Behemoth
Steel Hellkite
Teneb, the Harvester
Treva, the Renewer
Vampiric Dragon
Vorosh, the Hunter
Wall of Denial
Weathered Wayfarer

30 creatures

Beacon of Tomorrows
Beacon of Unrest
Coalition Relic
Comet Storm
Consume the Meek
Darksteel Ingot
Debtors' Knell
Disaster Radius
Living Death
Loxodon Warhammer
Mox Diamond
Patriarch's Bidding
Praetor's Counsel
Profane Command
Realms Uncharted
Reap and Sow
Reito Lantern
Relentless Assault
Time of Need
Time Stretch
Time Warp

27 other spells

Garruk Wildspeaker
Liliana Vess
Sarkhan the Mad

3 planeswalkers

Scion of the Ur-Dragon

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