Commander Deck Tech: Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm

Sean Cabral
July 08, 2022


Well I have not given up on Commander Legends Battle for Baldur's Gate yet. I'm back this week with another Commander build which I tried to engineer like a preconstructed deck. I wanted it to be budget friendly while still being a blast to play. Back in 2017 I opened the Draconic Domination deck, and have modified it a total of three times since then. Personally I feel that The Ur-Dragon is the best Commander dragon out there period. However, one copy of The Ur-Dragon costs anywhere from $75 to $100 nowadays and that's just expensive. This go around I went with Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm, which is a RUG colored Commander.

Miirym packs a punch being a 6/6 Flyer with Ward 4, and also gives all other non-token dragons an “Enter the Battlefield” trigger. Miirym is like a Doubling Season for all non-token dragons that enter the battlefield. Not only that, but Miirym negates the Legendary rule for your nontoken dragons as well.

Double the amount of Atarka, World Renders? Yes Please!

Double up on Thrakkus the Butcher? That's a Yes from me.

Another cool part of the deck is that most of the cards are from Adventures in the Forgotten Realms and Battle for Baldur's Gate. I did end up adding a few support cards that weren't creatures from other sets like lands and artifacts. You'll also notice I chose to add the 3 legendary mythic Dragons from Kamigawa Neon Dynasty: Atsushi, the Blazing Sky, Kura, the Boundless Sky, and Kairi, the Swirling Sky.

Ancient Copper Dragon (CLB) Ancient Bronze Dragon (CLB) Ancient Silver Dragon (CLB)

The most expensive cards in the deck are Old Gnawbone and the Ancient Dragons. If you cut these out you could save $130 on the deck which is about one third to one quarter of its total cost as built. I wanted to stay on theme with the deck containing both of the DND cycle of dragons so I left them in. These would be your targets if you are trying to make your deck even more budget friendly. In total the deck would probably cost you about $300 to $400 as shown.

Both DND sets are great products, but it looks like Baulder's Gate is quickly being left behind on the bigger hype and excitement of Double Masters 2022. I say don't sleep on Baulder's Gate, at least look at some of the singles for commander decks. Personally I bought several boxes of the set and draft boosters, as well as the commander precons as I think the set will age well.

Lapis Orb of Dragonkind (CLB) Jade Orb of Dragonkind (CLB) Carnelian Orb of Dragonkind (CLB)

This deck runs quite a bit of mana acceleration in: Lapis Orb of Dragonkind, Jade Orb of Dragonkind, Carnelian Orb of Dragonkind, Dragon's Hoard, Decanter of Endless Water, Arcane Signet, Sol Ring, Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Cultivate, and Nature's Lore.

As for enchantments the deck is running: Kindred Discovery, Temur Ascendancy, Garruk's Uprising, and Dragon Tempest. I've said it since the Draconic Domination deck came out; Dragon Tempest is the best card in that precon deck other than the commander itself. This is one of the few cards that I made the exception on not being from a DND set that went in the list.

Dragon's Fire (AFR)

One area that the deck is probably lacking is removal. We are running a copy of Dragon's Fire, Beast Within, and Klauth's Will. I'd definitely love to run Crux of Fate, but that's one of the colors we aren't playing. Maybe one day wizards will do a timeshifted commander themed set and we will get a red Crux of Fate.

In total the deck runs 25 Dragons from Baulder's Gate and 7 from Forgotten Realms.

I liked how I could play the colored dragons in both forms like:

Young Blue Dragon // Sand Augury (CLB) Blue Dragon (AFR)

Young Blue Dragon + Blue Dragon

Young Red Dragon // Bathe in Gold (CLB) Red Dragon (AFR)

Young Red Dragon + Red Dragon

However, it looks like they only printed the Young Dragon's in red and blue, but left out the Green, White, and Black Versions? Why? I think it had something to do with the amount of dual cards in the set, but it would have been really nice to have seen a Young Dragon dual card for each color to keep the cycle even.

The two cards I'm most excited to play with are Korlessa, Scale Singer, and Scaled Nurturer. They are not necessarily the most powerful cards in the deck, but their abilities will definitely contribute to a well rounded game.

Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm
Sean Cabral

This Miirym build definitely is best suited for a 4 player casual game, but you could also do some 1v1 playtesting with a friend. Don't expect the power level to be top tier, but this deck definitely will hold its own. The biggest threats to this deck are decks that have lots of removal and wrath effects. I did put a Heroic Intervention in the build as one out vs a wrath effect. However it may not be enough. For now I'll be playtesting, and maybe do some light modifications. All in all I think this deck minus a few of the mythics would be what a Miirym precon would look like had wizards made one.

I'm sure that this budget build will give you some great ideas when building your own Miirym Deck. I also hope you have tons of fun making double the amount of legendary dragons!

Until Next Time,