Hellkite Tyrant


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) 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

Pal00ka on Hail the Eldrazi

3 days ago

-2 lands and more mana rocks that are Fellwar Stone, Darksteel Ingot, Izzet Cluestone, Izzet Keyrune, Wayfarer's Bauble, Iron Myr, Silver Myr, etc. The main reason is the more mana rocks you can play T1-3 the better Saheeli's 2nd +1 will be when she hits the board.

I think focusing on outlets that make artifact tokens would be fun and have synergy with Saheeli. Recent sets have given options for treasure (Brass's Bounty), clues (Tamiyo's Journal), servos (Servo Schematic), and thopters (Pia and Kiran Nalaar). Adding in bounce/blink effects would let you keep the army growing.

A fun alternative win-con to ramping into a scary Eldrazi is transforming your token army. Day of the Dragons, Descent of the Dragons, and Dragonshift + Surge of Zeal/Burst of Speed allow a lethal strike out of pretty much nowhere.

More card draw too; Mind's Eye, Staff of Nin, Slate of Ancestry, Ichor Wellspring, Howling Mine, Temple Bell, etc. all get the job done in their own ways. Spell-based draw is good too; Jace's Ingenuity, Ponder, Telling Time, Faithless Looting etc.

Some cards that should also be considered: Trading Post, Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient, Goblin Welder, Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer, Solemn Simulacrum, Nevinyrral's Disk, Shimmer Myr, Feldon of the Third Path, and Hellkite Tyrant.

carpecanum on [PreCon] The Black Rose Crew - Pirate Tribal

4 days ago

Love the theme. A little off message here but IF pirates had a tame dragon it would be Hellkite Tyrant, which would support your piratey stealing and artifact wincon.

Kukemssa Pirates? Cloud Pirates?

Coward_Token on Shiny Coins

1 week ago


I got pretty hyped over Treasure Nabber so I added it to my deck; I think it would be even better in yours since you've got eight ways of saccing artifacts by my count. (It also synergizes with Saheeli Rai's -2, Scrap Trawler, Inventors' Fair & Whir of Invention, although its kind of a nonbo with Hellkite Tyrant since you won't be able to permanently steal any mana rocks (although you'll probably end up controlling more artifacts overall so its upkeep trigger is a larger threat).

DarettiFan on Daretti, King of Scrap

1 week ago

ticked-off-squirrel, no I'm not. Maybe you should read the description before commenting.

Let me help you out: Under "Card Selection" > "Honorable Mentions" you can read:

"Hellkite Tyrant: I used to run this guy a long time and he won me a couple of games as well. However, at least as many times he got stolen or copied and then he lost me the game. He's just such a huge risk to play."

Still thanks for the comment.

Shad0wRaz0r on Lathliss's Draconic Destruction

1 week ago

Hellkite Tyrant is nice to use, but I already run Hoard-Smelter Dragon, which has a similar role in this deck. It would be more of a choice between stealing key artifacts or raw damage on a large, artifact-removing body (Hellkite Tyrant doesn't actually destroy the artifact but it takes it from its owner). I would rather run Hoard-Smelter for its reliability, but Hellkite Tyrant is also strong for a more political approach.

PhyrexianWombat on Lathliss's Draconic Destruction

1 week ago

Seems like fun! I love seeing monored decks in EDH.

Might I suggest Hellkite Tyrant? He's kind of a "will probably eat a removal spell but totally messes everyone up if he manages to stay in play" kinda creature.

Aside from that I don't have a lot of suggestions... You used mostly what I would use.

cdkime on Kaalia of the Vast

1 week ago

It’s no bother at all - happy to help!

I do not think you need any of those creatures. Indulgent Tormentor gives your opponent three options, allowing them multiple ways to pick whatever will work best for them. Resolute Archangel will often not make that big of a difference in games. Hoard-Smelter Dragon is nice if you have Artifact-heavy opponents, but most of the time you’d rather just use Hellkite Tyrant. I gave your list another look - Chancellor of the Annex is a fairly solid card if you’re looking for something new.

I think your Price of Glory substitution makes sense.

I don’t think I would cut Diabolic Tutor. Tutors are a very important part of EDH, as they allow you to find that one copy of the card you desperately need. Diabolic Tutor is very marginal, as far as tutors go, but it’s what you get for budget builds.

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