Hellkite Tyrant


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander (2016 Edition) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash Mythic Rare

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Hellkite Tyrant

Creature — Dragon

Flying, trample

Whenever Hellkite Tyrant deals combat damage to a player, gain control of all artifacts that player controls.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control twenty or more artifacts, you win the game.

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Hellkite Tyrant Discussion

Spirits on Kaalia of the Vast

1 day ago

Cool deck, so many creatures, I can see you overwhelming the opponent. Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, the Purifier

Angel of Despair feels missing, Xynarth mentioned your shy on removal, she's a really good "remove anything" kinda bald gal.

Blood Crypt, Sacred Foundry land upgrades. They are Mountain/Swamp/Plains so they can be abused.

With all that weaponry you can really us a Stoneforge Mystic, she finds it, she can play it cheaper, and she can even weild it!

Hellkite Tyrant is all-star in commander format!

I would add at least one removal, maybe two, Swords to Plowshares or Anguished Unmaking or Path to Exile.

Must have list: Demonic Tutor

Spirits on Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon

2 days ago

Good Analysis, I also find people don't like seeing Kaalia of the Vast even when there's a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher, but always good fun, fellow Kaalia of the Vast player Kaalia, the Purifier

I'm not sure Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon fits. He is an AMAZING dragon, but for CMC 5 4/4 Infect, he's probably not getting there on 10, maybe with the Sword of Feast and Famine and maybe if you loaded up with an Aggravated Assault but he doesn't have any followup support to get the ball across the goal line.

I tried to make Sublime Archangel, she seemed perfect, CMC 4 for a 4/3 Flying Exalted. She could trigger Kaalia of the Vast make her big. What ended up happening is she would sit there to exalt Kaalia of the Vast and then I'd drop an Angel/Demon/Dragon in and become useless, because next turn I'm attacking with my Hellkite Tyrant and my Kaalia of the Vast to drop my Rune-Scarred Demon. She is an amazing aggro Angel, but my guess is you'll find she isn't as effective as she looks.

Instead of a Hero's Downfall or Utter End may consider Anguished Unmaking. Cheaper and multi-functional. I like lots of control though, so I run all 3 of these in my deck.

Shred Memory and Stoneforge Mystic (Can search, play a sword for CMC 2, as well and use it!) also alternative ways to pull the Lightning Greaves.

Talisman of Indulgence > Rakdos Signet.

Aggravated Assault works good as an alternative to Hellkite Charger making the Sword of Feast and Famine have additional targeted value. Could also Tutor the Aggravated Assault with Dimir Machinations or an Idyllic Tutor.

Some ideas to think of hopefully as well. Lots of other discussion in my decks description if your interested. Still working on making Kaalia of the Vast consistent and Aggro. +1.

feyn_do_alduin on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

3 days ago

I'm notorious for playing very commander-centric decks, and as a result people will hose me out of spite. and i'm trying to do creature based stuff but i've only got access to my commander most of the time. actually, you know what? this deck needs more card draw, outright imo. I spent for too much time top decking tonight.

and as for the Daretti stigma, all you need to know is Mycosynth Lattice , Hellkite Tyrant , and Scrap Mastery. If a pair of any of these come out, it's basically game over. in my playgroup, it's an auto scoop most games because either they lose their entire board to hellkite tyrant or they lose it to scrap mastery.

in the case of the later, as the one playing darretti i gain a MASSIVE advantage thats near impossible for other players to recover from

Spirits on Kaalia Budget $211

4 days ago

Budget Kaalia of the Vast can be fun. Is the total deck budget max $211 or that just happens to be the current build?

Fellow Kaalia of the Vast player, Kaalia, the Purifier

Angel of Serenity has a good cost/performance ratio at $1.15.

Hellkite Tyrant at $1.20 is all-star in commander where most decks run many artifact mana sources.

Utter End is expensive CMC 4 but at $0.37 it's a good budget commander removal.

Angelic Arbiter & Archfiend of Depravity are good control for $1.43 and $0.73 respectively. Archfiend of Depravity makes 41% of all decks regardless of budget.

Whispersilk Cloak not that great, very high CMC, but in Budget Commander could have some utility. Oh Unmake is another inexpensive ($) but high CMC removal.

Gamble not worth the $6.26 in my opinion if your under a budget.

Hope there is some ideas you can use there.

squirlfood on Breya, Etherium Shaper

2 weeks ago

Odd that it lets you have 2 separate entries for Hellkite Tyrant

PayOneLife on Breya the Slayer

3 weeks ago

Hey Razzo187 thanks for the feedback!

Vedalken Archmage usually does quite a good if I drop it early as it does generate a fair bit of card advantage. It can be a bit awkward due to the cost and the fact that it's a cast trigger. If I could find a good card advantage substitute that was an artifact I would probably swap it out.

Chief Engineer is excellent, I would suggest experimenting with it. Even if you drop it on an empty board it can still give you a mana back straight away if you have something you can cast. With Breya it becomes quite out of control and all of my most explosive games have come from it. I think that the significant mana it can generate (well you know what I mean) justifies dropping a rock, especially if you're playing a fairly high artifact count.

Yeah I'm not sure about Combustible Gearhulk either. I put it in because I got it in a booster and I found the design really interesting. Also I'm trying to do an etb theme. So far every time I've played it the opponent has chosen mill and I've revealed lands and mana rocks. It's mostly in there because I had Kaladesh fever. I might swap it out for something from Aether Revolt - or potentially Cranial Plating, which is a monster of a card (good suggestion).

I haven't actually drawn Faerie Artisans yet, so I can't say. I expect it will be heavily dependent on what decks I'm playing against, and so it's probably not the spikiest of choices. When it's good though, it will be AMAZING! Like when I have a Panharmonicon out.

Mirrorworks is surprisingly good. It gives you all of your etbs twice, but it also gives you artifacts to sac or use. double Blightsteel Colossus is for real, as is double Memory Jar.

I havent won yet with Hellkite Tyrant. It's more in there as I get a perverse pleasure from stealing artifacts and then sacrificing them. I also like the idea of equipping Blade of Selves onto it and watching the world burn. Mycosynth Lattice is the obvious choice but I haven't got many other cards that would interact with it so it hasn't gone in yet.

Thanks for the kind words. I would definitely suggest playing around with Chief Engineer and Blade of Selves, both of which have served me very well.

Razzo187 on Breya the Slayer

3 weeks ago

Hey there Breyarino,

I'm playing a deck like this without to many combos that tages advantage of etb and recursion and didn't know about Blade of Selves so thank you for that. It's going in my deck for sure. I'd like to have your opinion on a few cards I cut out myself.

Vedalken Archmage. Never played with it. How does it perform it's task? Do you have time to set it up and get something from it or what are your experience? Looking at it and playing it early looks really good on paper, but I dunno...

Chief Engineer. You say that it is insane so you must have some experience with it. I must admit I took it out before I got to play. It sounds like I should put it back in? I just felt that the mana rocks I have was great because of late game sac fodder.

Combustible Gearhulk. Played it once and really wanted the 3 cards but my oponent chose damage and went fra 40 to 34. Like I wasn't getting what I wanted. Even with low life and he had chosen cards, I'm not sure I would want cards because on low life I'd like an evasive creature of some kind so I could push for damage. 3 cards could yield nothing. Anyway that was my reason.

Faerie Artisans. Never played this. How does it perform? What is your experience with it?

Mirrorworks. Looks fun also. Never played it. Have you had some fun with it yet?

Hellkite Tyrant. I have had one game with more than 20 artifacts and that was because I Memnarched both Doubling Season and Parallel Lives. He gave up then. Otherwise I just can't get that many artifacts on the field. Have you won with it and if so, what do you do?

If I were to suggest a card to you it would be Cranial Plating. Plating makes everything potentially lethal. I have had great value from it myself by swithing it around tokens and whatnot.

Thanks buddy. Nice to see someone on the same non combo, non token path. Certainly inspired me with some cards here. :)

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