Doctor Claw [EDH]

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
So that first game after making my changes was pretty lousy, but I finally played a second. It was much better. Right when the other players had built up formidable board states, Zirilan was able to fetch Drakuseth on the end step before my turn and Balefire Dragon in my upkeep, getting rid of opposing creatures. Sacrificed both dragons to Phyrexian Altar for mana to cast Siege Dragon. My opponents worked to rebuild their boards, so I set up mean play. I felt a little bit bad, but I did put it in the deck so it's not like I wasn't going to use it. Floating eight red mana, I fetched Worldgorger Dragon from my library with Zirilan's ability. Once my stuff was exiled, I used my remaining mana to cast Apocalypse. Opponents lost all their permanents and I got mine back. They conceded rather than waiting another couple turns for me to finish them off in that situation.
 

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
Played this one last night. It started out as a three-player game, but my strong opening hand took a turn toward being unstoppable after one opponent scooped right away (I believe his ride home had arrived or something). Mana Vault into a turn three Zirilan led to dragon beatdown for the win.
 

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
-1 Hellkite Charger
-1 Thermopod
+1 Skyline Despot
+1 Descendants' Fury

Cutting a couple of cards that I just don't use in actual gameplay for some new additions that might accomplish more.
 

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
Should probably have lost my last game with this one. My last opponent had a Viridian Revel, so she decided to let me take her treasure tokens when I attacked her with Hellkite Tyrant. I think she just wanted to see how it would shake out. I already had Flameshadow Conjuring, and was able to make enough mana between Ashnod's Altar and those treasure tokens that I could set up an infinite loop with Bogardan Hellkite and Worldgorger Dragon.
 

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
I kept a two-land hand and was punished for it. Once I got my third mountain, I was able to use Jeska's Will to ramp out Ancient Brass Dragon, which should have given me a decent chance at solving my mana woes. Before I got a chance to attack, one opponent cast Lyra Dawnbringer and the other cast Niv-Mizzet, Supreme. So my last-ditch effort to dig myself out of that hole failed. Oh well.
 

Oversoul

The Tentacled One
Ran out of time on my final game of last night. I liked my chances. A first turn Mana Vault let me threaten to get started with Zirilan activations early. I held back mana on my third turn, hoping for an end step Zirilan activation that could set me up to build a board position. The opponent ahead of me in turn order had other plans, and used Chain Reaction as an attempted board wipe. At first, I believed that this would effectively take me out of the game (with no Mana Vault or other means of getting Zirilan back before turn 6, I'd be too far behind). So I searched for the best retaliation I could think of, then switched to Worldgorger Dragon. This maneuver bailed me out, untapping my Mana Vault and letting me set up a huge turn with Sneak Attack. But I knew that I couldn't kill both of my remaining opponents in that turn, and with the game store closing we all had to pack up anyway.
 
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