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Give and Let Give #31: 8/8 - 8/14

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I'm back with more goodies this week including a couple of Beta trades and an Allosaurus Shepherd! This week we are going to talk about Dragon tribal and the only "Dragon God" (Goddess?) in MTG.

Recently printed in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms it might be one of the best five color Dragon Commanders printed. There could be some debate about that with The Ur-Dragon in the picture, but it can tutor up a needed combo to win the game upon entering the battlefield.

It seems like it would be pretty easy to get out by turn 4 or 5 based on the amount of ramp options. Not only do you have access to green and mana rocks there are a number of Dragon specific ramp cards (Dragonspeaker Shaman, Sarkhan, Fireblood, Dragonlord's Servant, Crucible of the Spirit Dragon). Jodah, Archmage Eternal and Fist of Suns can also really boost this out.

This Commander gets even more interesting if you divert from straight Dragon tribal and play things that grant cards in your library the Dragon creature type. Conspiracy, Arcane Adaptation, and Maskwood Nexus can all be played in a five color deck and it shouldn't be too difficult to get one of these into play. This opens up a world of possibilities if you can tutor up any five creatures in Magic: The Gathering!


 
Trade of the Week

foil Tiamat (Borderless) - Adventures in the Forgotten Realms

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Top Trades for the week of August 8th

Allosaurus Shepherd Jumpstart — 25,541 points
Card Lot Gaming Supplies — 25,000 points
Card Lot Gaming Supplies — 24,650 points
Red Elemental Blast Limited Edition Beta — 22,091 points
Llanowar Elves Limited Edition Beta — 21,744 points
Mana Vault Fourth Edition — 19,022 points
Verdant Catacombs (Retro Frame) Modern Horizons 2 — 17,040 points
Mana Drain Commander Legends — 15,141 points
Chrome Mox Double Masters — 14,958 points
Doubling Season Ravnica: City of Guilds — 13,045 points

Coercive Portal Magic: The Gathering—Conspiracy — 28,321 points
Tiamat (Borderless) Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — 22,658 points
Empyrial Armor Arena Promos — 15,983 points
Sylvan Tutor Judge Promos — 15,875 points
Rhys the Exiled Morningtide — 13,204 points
Tiamat (Borderless) Adventures in the Forgotten Realms — 11,254 points
Ketria Triome (Showcase) Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths — 8,800 points
Sword of Hearth and Home Modern Horizons 2 — 8,707 points
Mantis Rider Khans of Tarkir — 8,121 points
Entomb Ultimate Masters — 7,563 points

 That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!


Chris Powell is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.

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