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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2015 Edition Rare
Eventide Rare

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Creature — Elemental

Wither (This deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters.)

Whenever a creature an opponent controls with a -1/-1 counter on it is put into a graveyard, you may return that card to play under your control.

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Necroskitter Discussion

SKUFFLEZ on No Friends? No Problem ($20 Infect\Wither)

3 weeks ago

Was going to leave this in the other comment, but it timed out...

About being split between infect and regular damage, i don't think it is much of a problem if piloted correctly. The wither creatures aren't meant to go on the offense, rather they hang back and support the mechanics of the rest of the deck. Midnight Banshee weakens all non-black creatures every turn with -1/-1 counters, Kulrath Knight takes advantage of all the -1/-1 producers in the deck to lock the enemies down for infect creatures to break through, Necroskitter recruits your enemies that die with -1/-1 counters; see where this is going?

This deck isn't designed to have a fast clock like most "traditional" decks that win via poison counters. The odd time you might win via normal damage, but that's likely because they got locked out :)

TeraInferno on Atraxa: Phyrexian Proliferation

1 month ago

Thank you for the feedback. I have updated the deck.

I took out Necroskitter as there was not as strong a synergy with it in the deck. I added in both Tamyios, as they do seem like they would make good additions and have strong ultimates. Did some other tweaks.

Hopeless1987 on Skithiryx

1 month ago

A random assortment of ideas:

Ramp: Sol Ring, Worn Powerstone, Mind Stone, Thought Vessel, Commander's Sphere, Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Nirkana Revenant

Voltron: Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Whispersilk Cloak, Nightmare Lash, Strata Scythe, Hatred, Howl from Beyond

Card Draw: Phyrexian Arena(!), Caress of Phyrexia (which you have, and I love), Promise of Power, Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Disciple of Bolas, Necropotence (if you're fancy), Skullclamp

Removal: Victim of Night, Diabolic Edict, Go for the Throat, Hero's Downfall, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos

I usually have a hard minimum of 10 of each ramp and card draw in a deck, but tune as you see fit. Ramp might be more important for you since Skittles should be doing most of your work for you anyway. +1 for Necroskitter alone. And good luck!

ThatGuy4242 on Graveyard Smash

1 month ago

I absolutely love the deck. After seeing this I am now determined to make my own variation including some of the following suggestions. Btw this is so long because its also a note to myself.

C0D3Dr4G0N on Atraxa: Phyrexian Proliferation

1 month ago

Also, how good is Necroskitter in Atraxa, Praetors' Voice in general? I thought about tinkering with it, but finding efficient ynergies outside of Black Sun's Zenith has proven difficult.

BaronBlitzen on Black/Red Wither

1 month ago

Cool deck, but Blowfly Infestation doesn't seem very useful as the only time it does something is when is combos with Necroskitter. I would get rid of that card and put in something that will help you 100% of the time instead of only helping you when another card is on the field. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

jestimusprime on Elemental Withering

1 month ago

Have you considered Everlasting Torment It's a great card for dealing with decks that fog, or have a lot of lifegain. Plus it gives all creatures wither, which can make things pretty interesting. You really have to pick and choose your blockers! Also, because it makes all damage into wither, creatures that die from burn damage, such as from your Hateflayer ability, also trigger Necroskitter. I have a black red elemental deck that is similar, and my favourite combo is Necroskitter + torment + lightning bolt = instant creature to your field!

Zimmers_0 on Atraxa, Voice of Counters

2 months ago

For your -1/-1 counter idea, I would strongly suggest wither cards. Since all your creatures get +1 counters, you could safely run Harbinger of Night and if you want to make sure you don't get the -1 counters, play Melira, Sylvok Outcast. That way with Midnight Banshee, Harbinger of Night, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice or any other proliferate cards are out, that's 3 to 4 -1/-1 counters a turn on each creature which is incredibly devastating to any creature deck that isnt prepared for counters. Might also want to add Grave Betrayal for an extra Necroskitter.

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