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
Oathbreaker 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

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Skirge Familiar Discussion

Poisoner6 on Back in Black

1 week ago

I just finished building my own Maralen/Ab Nauseam deck and I have a few cards that I feel are needed in the deck that your list is lacking. These are just a few quality of life cards making a lot more things possible in the deck. Skirge Familiar , Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed , Exsanguinate , Neverending Torment , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , Glacial Chasm , You could also put in cards such as: Walking Ballista , Hangarback Walker , To allow you to have some other win-cons besides the obvious Sickening Dreams combo that you already have in your deck. These additions would allow your deck to be a little bit more reliable and consistent. Making your games using this deck more diverse and enjoyable. These additions or changes may not be for everyone but it is what I have found to be the most fun and enjoyable for me to play and makes it not so much a glass cannon but a deck that can be played with a few different play out in mind.

Etoilebane on Ok who gave Lazav infect?

3 weeks ago

Skirge Familiar is great for discards and gas.

Saharez on Gains, Drains, and Plantains: The Story of Oloro

1 month ago

If you feel like going super cheesy and given you are allready running these 3 cards: Skirge Familiar , Necropotence , Debt to the Deathless

You could consider adding a Quicken

It works if you have sufficient hp to draw your library -1 card with Necropotence With all your cards on your hand, before your end discard step, you can now discard say 30 cards for 30 mana, cast Quicken followed by Debt to the Deathless with x 30 for 60 damage to the table.

snowfox54119 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

1 month ago

I really would recommend against planeswalkers (the only exception being Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip) since they are not recurrable by any means and will just dilute your flips.

The only discard outlet I've found that I've ever even considered is Skirge Familiar because it provides a discard outlet while also doing exactly what the deck wants, generating mana for more flips.

TheGeneralAdvisor on Naked Lunch

1 month ago

causticcaterpillar: I do like the card, but unless I’m in some kind of loop, it’s unlikely I’d be able to bring it back a lot since I rarely have cards in hand. Right now Skirge Familiar is being tested (since it stays in play) but I have yet to draw into it.

snowfox54119 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

2 months ago

davidlbd, that's not a bad replacement. I personally love Gonti just because of the interesting situations he can create, but Liliana is a great source of discard. We also run Body Snatcher which can discard and recur all in one package. If you find you constantly have a full hand, you could also run Skirge Familiar to turn those discards into extra mana.

I_TappedWrong, I actually just recently took Junktroller out cause he was a little too slow for my tastes. But I'd recommend running him if you have it! He's great and can be a source of infinite with Thornbite Staff and Ashnod's Altar

CyborgAeon on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 months ago

A great question, BelugaWhale217. Why is Gitrog so good?

Recently KCI got banned in modern, as it abused mana abilities and was not healthy for the format.

Gitrog is a deck that not only abuses mana abilities of Skirge Familiar , abuses rules such as the cleanup step discard outlet, but hoses most decks with it's consistent use of a small variety of fast paced win conditions that are usually counterproof and are resilient to most stax.

But Grafdigger's Cage ! You might be thinking. Or Rest in Peace ! Unfortunately, leyline of the void & cursed totem are the harshest pieces against this deck. But those that run them usually have them by the time Gitrog has the combo pieces ready (or the engine to find them) AND removal for the stax pieces.

I'd recommend reading a deck's primer before asking, as it's more detailed than most people will be.

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Skirge Familiar occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.16%