Silumgar, the Drifting Death


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Fate Reforged (FRF) Rare

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Silumgar, the Drifting Death

Legendary Creature — Dragon

Flying, hexproof

Whenever a Dragon you control attacks, creatures defending player controls get -1/-1 until end of turn.

Silumgar, the Drifting Death Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Modern Horizons Card Review (SPOILERS)

6 days ago

As far as Venomous Changeling goes, I perfectly understand it's basically hot garbage outside of draft, however I currently run Ghostly Changeling in my Silumgar, the Drifting Death EDH deck.

I use Shapeshifters with Changeling as cheap 1-3 CMC Dragons to fill out the board. They still trigger off Silumgar's ability, so they work great.

As such, I'd rather upgrade a 2/2 with no keyword abilities to a 1/3 with Deathtouch for the same cost.

So, at least for me, he's a solid 10/10 :) grabbing a foil and nobody can stop me :3

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

I am having insane amounts of fun with my new Silumgar, the Drifting Death deck. I upgraded it so the one on my profile isn't current, but still close.

I'll have to update it when I get off work, but:

Breakdown of my deck

  • 25 cards are Dragons
  • 11 copy cards
  • 9 mass wipe cards
  • 8 cards that specifically force my opponent to sacrifice creatures (Allowing me to use It That Betrays)
  • 13 draw cards
  • 44 cards that produce mana (29 Lands and 15 artifacts)
  • 2 cards that bring creatures back from my graveyard
  • 2 cards that makes it so whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, it returns to the battlefield under my control instead
  • 9 mass token making cards

Almost every single card has at least 2 purposes, with some having even more. So tons of synergy and overlap.

Silumgar's Oath


Signature Spell - You may place this spell in the command zone after it resolves. You may cast it from the command zone as long as you control your commander. It costs more for each time you have cast this spell this game after the first.

Until the end of your turn, whenever a creature you don't control dies you may pay 5 life. If you didn't, return it to the battlefield under your control. It becomes a Zombie in addition to it's other types.

More Signature Spells :3

lagotripha on 5cmc, 6cmc, or X spell ...

1 month ago

With the amount of toolboxing your deck seems to have, have you tried Bring to Light ? In all seriousness I'd look at taking advantage of your deck's diversity rather than trying to have a 'bomb'- its often easier to trade two for one with just the right tool from your existing list rather than play something big and general. If you had a clear 'burn their face off' gameplan, it would be different, but here something like Mystical Teachings could really shine.

Other than that, things like Clone Shell , Acidic Slime , Puppeteer Clique , AEtherling etc. Silumgar, the Drifting Death might be an interesting choice. Changeling Titan is a cute way to get multiple etbs. But Thrag-daddy is still the best 5 drop in those colours, bar none.

dbpunk on Unfinished Card Cycles You Want ...

1 month ago

Honestly I'd like them to finish the Fate Reforged Dragon cycle (like Silumgar, the Drifting Death ) and the Khans Ascendancy cycle ( Temur Ascendancy for example.)

InSanor on Ur-Dragon precon upgraded

1 month ago

Don't quote me on this, but I feel like the cheapest way to upgrade a dragon edh is to get more and better dragons. Some budget upgrades could be Dromoka, the Eternal , Lathliss, Dragon Queen , Intet, the Dreamer and Silumgar, the Drifting Death

Less budget are things like Hellkite Tyrant , Balefire Dragon , Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund and the notorious Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Rest of the things I can think of are on the more expensive side, but are fine utilities like Sarkhan the Mad , which essentially gives your dragons to blast with their power twice in the same turn. Then there is Urza's Incubator to further lower the manacosts of your dragons.

Then there are various combos which some are cheap and some not so. Cheapest one is perhaps Worldgorger Dragon + Animate Dead , though you need some damage dealing instant with X on the manacost, like Comet Storm to do anything with that combo.

TypicalTimmy on Commander damage when dealing with ...

2 months ago

So I am putting some finishing adjustments on my Silumgar Deck where I aim to make many copies of Dragons, and flood the board with tokens that gain the Dragon subtype. It's not meant to be a competitive deck, just a casual one for my laid back LGS and friends. It's actually a lot of fun to play.

Anywho, I realized a while ago that using either Helm of the Host on Silumgar, the Drifting Death OR using Mirror Gallery and hitting him for copies such as Rite of Replication is just bonkers fun.

But I had not considered until just now how the copies handle combat damage toward players.

So, if I swing at an opponent with a legal token copy of Silumgar, the Drifting Death , does that token copy deal Commander Damage? Or is it only the original physical card that deals that?

SynergyBuild on card:Scion of the Ur-Dragon ability ...

2 months ago

For the protected dragons, use Silumgar, the Drifting Death or Belltoll Dragon for true hexproof, or Dragonlord Ojutai , Chromium, the Mutable , or Palladia-Mors, the Ruiner for semi-hexproof.

Consider at least 1 of these options for each Scion list.

Boza on card:Scion of the Ur-Dragon ability ...

2 months ago

Also, for the double-bait, you can activate the ability and choose not to find a dragon for the ability. Since they won't know whether you will cast something scary, they have to respond prior to that.

Or if they respond with say Murder on the scion, you can respond too by activating the ability again, finding something with hexproof like Silumgar, the Drifting Death , effectively countering their spell, and then finding the actual dragon you wanted to transform into via the first activation.

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