Skirge Familiar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Skirge Familiar Discussion

Noobzaurs on Gitrog Blitz

6 days ago

@timmyt1000 Skirge Familiar's mana generation is almost never useful so it mostly gets evaluated as a generic 5 cmc discard outlet, which is obviously pretty bad. I would rather be running Olivia's Dragoon (which I am in this list) or Oona's Prowler.

timmyt1000 on Gitrog Blitz

1 week ago

Why no Skirge Familiar

eatmygender on Corpse In The Closet |Corpse Augur Combo PDH|

1 week ago

Well, if you want to be ultra-technical about what Skirge Familiar is, it's simultaneously Yawgmoth's first Phyrexian priest and one of his early experiments. It's not pretty, lemme tell you that. Suicide black is craziness, but I think if you want this to work well, a big mana sink is important. Also, considering the importance of Skirge Familiar in this deck, stuff that tutors it in seems important.

Podkomorka on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

1 week ago

PDH rules try to be as clear as we can that a card is legal in our format if it was made common ANYWHERE. Paper, Online, etc.

Skirge Familiar is common online which is certainly legal in PDH. This doesn't change if you play PDH in paper or online.

Hope that clarifies :)

Flooremoji on Pauper EDH Deck Compendium

1 week ago

Podkomorka, is Skirge Familiar legal in the 99? Thanks!

flyinglemu on Balthor the Graveyard Defiler

3 weeks ago

With Nether Traitor combo, you can sac the token Pawn of Ulamog makes to the Phyrexian Altar as opposed to it's own colorless mana effect for black mana to make infinite black.

I agree with the creature-based reanimation being too slow and have removed them from my own list too.

If you're finding you get stuck with nothing to reanimate sometimes I would start by replacing the noncreature cards with the same effects you can find on creatures:

Although you might want to run more hand discard effects so you don't have to hardcast your bombs. Things like Bog Witch, Overeager Apprentice, Skirge Familiar.

Camoshed10 on Budget mono-black control

1 month ago

The ideal game goes like this Hand-Elixir of Immortality, Swiftfoot Boots, Darksteel Plate and 4 Swamp

Turn 1-Draw, Swamp-Elixir of Immortality

Turn 2-Draw, Swamp-Swiftfoot Boots

Turn 3-Draw, Swamp-Darksteel Plate

Turn 4-Draw, Swamp-maralen the mornsong Equip Swiftfoot Boots

Turn 5-Get Skirge Familiar, Swamp, Equip Darksteel Plate

Turn 6-Get ad nauseum, Swamp, Skirge Familiar

Turn 7-Get Ob Nixilis, Unshackled- Play Ad Nauseum, Take all but 2 cards in your deck. Play Reliquary Tower for land. Discard all cards in your hand to Skirge Familiar except Exsanguinate, Dark Sphere, Ob Nixilis the Fallen and Sickening Dreams. Cast Exsanguinate X=76, if it is countered or someone survives, Crack Elixir of Immortality and try Sickening Dreams or one or both of the Ob Nixilis-s

I'll concede that this turn progression is astronomically unlikely (pulling 3 specific cards out of 99, not counting swamps due to their numbers. Even if you only start with 2 or 3 swamps, you will more than likely draw the remainder) Also, needing a minimum of 7 turns allows our opponents a lot of disruption opportunities

Hotcake_Gotsyrup on Garna The Broflame

1 month ago

I like this list, cards to consider are Deathrender, Altar of Dementia, Skirge Familiar, Deathrender, a sac outlet, garna and any 2 dudes goes infinite. Skirge familiar is good in general and also goes infinite with thermopod/phyrexian altar garna and 4 other dudes (red from land ditch 4 play garna, sac for red repeat). And aod is strong in garna because of how much pseudo draw it can give you to a wincon even outside of a combo

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