Skirge Familiar

Skirge Familiar

Creature — Imp

Flying

Discard a card: Add {B} to your mana pool.

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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

Skirge Familiar occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Golgari: 0.16%

Skirge Familiar Discussion

cascadien on We're All Mad Here (budget cEDH)

2 days ago

Anvil of Bogardan seems good with madness Apocalypse could be board wipe with madness Avatar of Discord is good value with madness Bog Witch & Skirge Familiargets you mana with madness Bola Warrior synergizes well with creatures like Book Devourer

skoobysnackz on New Gitrog Edh

1 week ago

I see what you mean about the ramp. Not sure mana rocks are where you want to be though. I think you want to be pumping out as many lands as you can as early as you can. Rampant Growth, Cultivate etc. are what I would look at for more ramp. Rituals like Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual are also pretty commonly used in these decks. As far as cuts go, I would suggest World Shaper, not that it's a bad card, but I have generally not been very impressed with it every time it shows up in my games. It's really hard to actually attack with, and you kind of have to jump through hoops for the death trigger. Also if you don't want to go the combo route, you could definitely cut the titans (or at least one of them) and Skirge Familiar as it isn't really great at ramping in the early game and there are much more efficient discard outlets out there. Hope this helps :)

hecubus333 on Dungeon Warden of Omens

3 weeks ago

DrValium. Been a while and I've decided to entertain these suggestions. Specifically, I love the idea of using Sadistic Hypnotist. Can you explain how Skirge Familiar would interact if you have a moment? I don't see how it would be good. If just to discard my own cards for black Mana, then I don't think I could afford to add that card. My playgroup targets Grenzo quickly and I would need to keep a hand as well just in case. Unless I'm totally missing the real use of that card. Please help if you can spare a moment. Thanks again for these suggestions. I didn't mean to not respond, I was recovering from surgery and then got into a newer deck for a while. Really wanna get this one tuned better.

Thank you!

SorrowTheMad on Gitrog Dredge

3 weeks ago

I used to play a somewhat similar deck for Gitrog and I might try out your build as it seems a lot more competitive than mine was.

One of my favorite cards to play in the deck was Skirge Familiar. It gets you infinite mana really fast, particularly if you have Dakmor Salvage in hand and Gitrog on board, since you just infinitely dredge it back to hand each time you discard. I'd then use all my draw triggers to draw my entire deck, cast one of my win-con spells (Liliana's Indignation, Praetor's Grasp, or Faith of the Devoted) to kill either everyone by milling them out or using Familiar with Faith to drain everyone to death by using the black mana he produces to pay 1 for Faith. I play a lot of Kingdom at my LGS so I needed some wincons that don't kill everyone at once on the chance that I'm the King, Protector or Traitor. And if you hold up one of the Titans in hand with your discard outlet you can sorta protect yourself from someone trying to force you to draw with zero cards in your deck. Card is really good, I love it.

king-saproling on Smokescreen

1 month ago

Looks good. You might like these: Bident of Thassa , Coastal Piracy , Sunken Hope , Dire Undercurrents , Sleeper's Robe , Zur's Weirding (make everyone else lose their draws, meanwhile you get cards via your general's ability).

Also Ancient Stone Idol (or any big cmc creature, Idol just seems the best) + Haunted Crossroads + Skirge Familiar would be fun. Respond to Yuriko triggers by discarding the Idol with Skirge, then put Idol on top with Crossroads. You can hold priority between resolutions of the seperate triggers to repeat this, so if 4 or more ninjas connect you win. Hard to pull off, but at least the combo pieces are decent even outside the combo.

Bazzul on One card combo Demonlord Belzenlok

2 months ago

Lord0fHam Regarding your 1st question, there are two more combo finishers besides Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion . They are listed in the Maybeboard ( Repay in Kind + Lich or Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood + Soul Spike ). Although these combos are not graveyard based per se, they are very mana intensive and Skirge Familiar is pretty much mandatory to execute them. The Main combo line requires Skirge Familiar to be revived with Dread Return so it's hard to avoid being graveyard dependent. I think Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion is the most resilient of the combos since multiple cards can execute the combo in case you get countered ( Ever After , Living Death , or even Twilight's Call ).

Regarding you second question the deck doesn't have a good way to protect itself from being interrupted (due to being mono black and having the 4cmc+ condition). That being said, there are two scenarios

-Interruption before Belz's ETB: simply ramp until 8 and try again...

-Interruption after Belz's ETB: Discarding Dread provides you multiple chances to revive the duo in the following turns. Basically you can attempt a win one per turn for the following 2 turns (sometimes even more because Ever After goes to the top of your library if it resolves..) More details are given at the end of the "combo" section of the primer.

Finally, there is Geode Golem , which allows you to pay for Skirge Familiar directly, if interrupted, simply do the main combo line.

goldlion on Marchesa, Mad Mistress of Vampires

2 months ago

Thanks Deadpoo111. I've got another madness deck which isn't held back by the vampire theme where I include Archfiend of Ifnir (amazing) and had Shadow of the Grave (though replaced it with Garna for the haste and lowering of the power level). Skirge Familiar would be great, I'll try him down the road but he's committed to my Gitrog right now as is Bone Miser. I also have Chainer in my other Marchessa Madness. Here's that deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/marchesas-sanitarium/?cb=1575939263

This one is more of a fun side project specifically committed to the Vampire theme, with a unique take that abuses Marchessa's +1/+1. The more on theme each card can be the better. In this case Olivia's Dragoon would be a great addition, to minimize the amount of non-vampire themed discards I have to include. Insolent Neonate didn't make the cut before because it was a one time use, but after you reposting it I've reconsidered. Of course it could work considering Marchesa's ability! It'd be slow, once a turn, but no slower than Merfolk Looter without untapped effects, and potentially faster if I got a Cordial Vampire out and another sac engine. Then it could be every turn as sacrificing another vampire to cordial would put a +1/+1 counter on Neonate, sac/discard/draw with neonate, then when they both return, I could sac a third to put counters on both, then sac Neonate again. Nice, fun tech!

Vampire themed everything! What else you got?

Deadpoo111 on Marchesa, Mad Mistress of Vampires

2 months ago

Two cards I will always recommend for madness decks are Shadow of the Grave and Skirge Familiar . They are among the strongest discard theme cards out there and will definitely improve the deck.

If you need more removal or better control against decks with creatures, I'd suggest Archfiend of Ifnir , the card is amazing and if you don't need it, just draw a card off it.

In general, I'd add more discard outlets, yeah I get the vampire tribal theme which totally fits and stuff, but discard like Chainer, Nightmare Adept and Zombie Infestation are amazing. If you want a more vampire themed stuff, try Olivia's Dragoon or Insolent Neonate .

Finally, and this is with every emotion I can muster, HOW DARE YOU NOT RUN Bone Miser ! That card was built for this archetype and you ignored it. To quote Norman Osborn from the first spiderman movie: "I offered you kindness and you spat in my face." That's you, you're the face spitter. Please for the love of god put that card in.

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