Hellkite Tyrant

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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.

Hellkite Tyrant Discussion

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

13 hours ago

Cyfer

Yeah it sounds like your playgroup is much more fitting for Lattice, and having Hellkite Tyrant would definitely help make it a lot more potent. I like it.

The biggest benefit of Goblin Goliath is being able to cast him off of Goblin Lackey / Moggcatcher / Warren Instigator to save on his mana cost, which is why I like him most out of all the damage increasers available.

Raid Bombardment really helped me shore up my games against the defensive players that could either chump block a lot of my Goblins, reduced all their combat damage to zero, etc. The fact that almost no fog can prevent the damage since it isn't combat damage is huge too.

Out of the 3 rocks, I definitely like Thran Dynamo the most. Good balance of CMC and output, and being all colorless is hardly a problem since it is so easy to get mountains out.

Definitely confused Ghirapur Orrery with Vedalken, haha. Sculpting Steel would be for copying Illusionist's Bracers to kind of make up for the fact that Rings of Brighthearth is so expensive, but the fact that it can also copy mana rocks, or anything when Lattice is out fits pretty well with the deck you have right now.

I wish I got to utilize Goblin Welder more than I do, but my playgroup hates on it more than a lot of my other Goblins because a Daretti deck used to be in the playgroup, and my original deck had a lot more artifacts. Being able to recur things like Spine of Ish Sah would be a welcome change.

I am leery to run any more anthem effects like Door of Destinies , mostly because of things like Ensnaring Bridge being common in my meta, and getting to cast Raid Bombardment so frequently. I definitely like Door more than something like Coat of Arms though, haha.

For Sundial of the Infinite , I think if you had a bunch of effects like Final Fortune or Glorious End it would be a lot more useful, but almost all the board wipes you would be worried about are sorcery speed, and you can turn people off to the idea of instant speed removal with a Mana Web or even a Defense Grid .

Kazuul really is insane. I'm questioning why I took him out and I really don't remember. Crawlspace would be what I add first, but Kazuul would definitely be next in line.

Cyfer on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

13 hours ago

Wow, thanks for the huge reply. Let me work through this-

Treasure Nabber : so, I did in fact get this idea from an older version of your decklist and I've ran with it ever since. Essentially my deck has turned into IB/artifact tomfoolery as an alternate wincon. I have won quite a few games with the Mycosynth Lattice , Nabber, Blood Moon combo, because my playgroup is heavily non-basic dependent and nothing feels better than saccing my new-found artifact mountains I just stole. Goblin Trashmaster has also came in really clutch with the Lattice and so has Goblin Welder . Hellkite Tyrant also fits into this theme but I haven't had a chance to use it yet, it's my most recent addition to the deck. And of course Daretti, Scrap Savant ties it all nicely together, I've had her emblem out a few times, which is pretty much game winning with a Lattice on board. With all of that said, the Artifact theme in this deck is highly up for debate right now in my mind and people I've asked. I'm very much on the fence about keeping the Lattice and Nabber in myself, and if they go then Hellkite most definitely goes. Also Lattice+ Vandalblast has pulled me out of many lost games and turned them into resounding victories (I also used to run Shattering Spree ).

Goblin Goliath : He is not being used. I have been on the fence about putting him in for a while now. I don't really know what to remove, and he is a lot of mana to utilize if I want to use him (he'd be a fat removal target for my meta, so I'd have to use him ASAP). I definitely want him in though, he's a strong contender.

Vicious Shadows : this is also a new addition. Boggart Shenanigans is great but I've never really made it work too well outside of like, two wins that I can recall. Shadows is expensive, but with Gauntlet of Power , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx (which I can reliably grab with an Expedition Map , that cost is almost negligible, for a lot more disgusting effect. But like I said, new addition, I don't know if it is worth a crap or not yet. With the cost in mind, I do plan on running an Extraplanar Lens when I upgrade to Snow lands, alongside the Gauntlet and a Shrine to Nyx, high mana costs with very few lands aren't usually much of an issue. But if Shadows falls flat a few times I am definitely putting Shenanigans back in I think. The potential is just too high for both cards.

Raid Bombardment : So I used to run this one. I like it in theory a lot, and I want to find a spot to put it back in, I just haven't seen it with great results usually. Granted, that was with different playgroup then now, where typically me swinging with goblins means they die in vain, whereas I was much more likely to win with a Goblin Bombardment , which is my baby, and I have used with Shenanigans as well to win games.

Glacial Crevasses : it's been on my radar for a long time. It is 100% the next upgrade for my deck, I was just hesitant to spend so much on snow lands for a long time, since I am still not sold on how many I need exactly. Frankly I think I made a mistake holding off on this particular upgrade for so long (like I mentioned, I've been following this decklist for over a year now after I built my first iteration of IB).

Reverberate / Fork / Wild Ricochet : I love the idea, I really do, but I ran them in my deck for a long time and have hardly used them to any meaningful effect. Ricochet is never going back in, but Reverberate and Fork I want to keep/put in, I just noticed they were usually dead in hand. They're near the top of the list of card I'll put back in, it's just finding space for them. I've never drawn into a game winning combo with them unfortunately, but the theory behind keeping them is solid.

Reforge the Soul : I used to run it, then took it out because I just didn't utilize it enough. Memory Jar is one of my more recent upgrades and I am a big fan. I just put Reforge back in because of Vicious Shadows . Time will tell if I keep either, since Slate of Ancestry also usually ended up falling flat for me.

Ancient Tomb : is also scheduled for the next round of upgrades, thanks for the suggestion! Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle does work, and I think I will also be ordering a Bloodstained Mire with it as well.

Chandra, Fire Artisan : Love her, would highly recommend. Cards effects like Commune with Lava are awesome, and have usually always performed well in this deck. Added to that is the fact that I don't have to spend mana for that option past the first turn to cast her, and she is also another target that distracts from myself, and if I can ult her (I haven't been able to yet) then it's just icing on the cake.

Expedition Map : Yeah frankly I think this is kind of a bad pick too, thinking about it now. It's mainly just in there for Nykthos, since Nykthos is a little more critical now that my average curve has gone up a tad bit. Another mana rock would probably suit me better and more consistently. I know you mentioned a Mana Vault , but what else do you think? I am thinking Basalt Monolith , Gilded Lotus , or a Thran Dynamo . Leaning heavily towards the Monolith and Gilded Lotus. Granted, they're more expensive to get out than Vault, but the 4 cost associated with Vault kind of puts me off of it, idk.

Ghirapur Orrery : I think you have this mixed up with Vedalken Orrery . Ghirapur is super value for me, letting me sac two lands, then play those two lands with Crucible of Worlds , and I'm also frequently out of cards in hand. I'd be willing to remove it for a similar effect though, if I knew one that existed.

Curse of Opulence : I like it, great suggestion.

Rings of Brighthearth : I've wanted this card for ages and kept putting it off because of price, and now it's even more expensive. RIP. I do want to add it asap. Not sure what I would do with Sculpting Steel

Spine of Ish Sah : I want to change this but I can't justify it. It just combos with Welder too well. But Scour from Existence has been on my mind for a long time now solely for the exiling. Haphazard Bombardment seems awesome tbh, that might get picked up by me eventually.

I thought more about it, and you're right, I think Damping Engine is the superior option. It will probably be going in. How do you feel about Door of Destinies ?

Sundial of the Infinite : My meta runs a lot of board wipes, but tbh thinking about it, they don't often cast them on my turn, so this is probably largely useless for me.

Meekstone has always hindered me more than helped me, and not super useful in my meta, but I think it's high time Crawlspace made a return. Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs is actually insane, that may beat out Crawlspace for me. Wow.

Bottom line is I am heavily thinking about scrapping the heavy artifact theme and going with a more focused deck. I'm just hesitant because the cards in question have won me many games.

marn3us on Breya, Artifact Shaper Synergies

3 days ago

@Hoobynobber7395: thanks for your suggestions!!

I like your combo but both cards would be pretty expensive to buy and I am trying to limit the price of my cards. Also since I often play with the same people, that combo would not be very effective after the first time because my friends would be very wary of me playing either the Hellkite Tyrant or the Mycosynth Lattice .

I will take a look at your Breya deck now by the way :)

Hoobynobber7395 on Breya, Artifact Shaper Synergies

3 days ago

Hellkite Tyrant with Mycosynth Lattice creates a great win condition, along with Darksteel Forge , makes all permanents artifacts, all artifacts indestructable, and allows you to take all artifacts an opponent controls, including the lands since the are permanents, check mine out Breya the Artifact Queen tell me what you think and any suggestions!

Hoobynobber7395 on Welcome to Machine

4 days ago

so with Darksteel Forge you can have an interesting bored with Mycosynth Lattice and Hellkite Tyrant , make all permanents artifacts, they then in turn will be indestructible, and then you can steel them from everyone, this includes lands as they are permanents!

Chaotic_Justice on Dacktrolyze

5 days ago

Just came to post here originally because I ‘bout went cross-eyed looking at your name.

But for theft, I love Mycosynth Lattice and Hellkite Tyrant .

Lunchbox894 on Dragons

3 weeks ago

As a serious comment in addition to Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon you should add Moltensteel Dragon , Aggravated Assault , Hellkite Tyrant , Curiosity , and Ophidian Eye . These will facilitate instant win combos and blowout plays against artifact heavy boards.

You will also want to consider more tutors like Demonic Tutor , Eladamri's Call , Enlightened Tutor , and if you're feeling spicy Conflux . I can't overstate how much tutors will help you.

Finally there are more tribal cards you should consider like Urza's Incubator , Herald's Horn , and Cavern of Souls to help get your creatures out more efficiently.

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Hellkite Tyrant occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Red: 0.31%