Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legendary Creature — Dragon Skeleton

Flying

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

{{B}}: Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon gains haste until end of turn.

{{BB}}: Regenerate Skithiryx.

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Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-STAX) 京

1 week ago

@Rats1la, Hey there! I've discussed Prime Speaker Vannifar a few comments back!

++ So you are facing these two decks :

. ("Hermit Druid combo + Laboratory Maniac") ,

. ("Hermit Druid + Necrotic Ooze") ,

. ("Insta gib Moltensteel Dragon+Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon") ,

. ("Casual dragon tribal")

. ("Reanimator")

and probably some more janky ways... But I've played against versions that spam out Mana dorks as well for a quick Win with either the "Insta-Gib" or "Hermit" win conditions as well as reanimator. Every version of this deck is comparably slow to the higher end CEDH decks out there. While it may surprise very very rarely with a super early victory they do both have access to Fire Covenant , Toxic Deluge , Red Elemental Blast , Pyroblast , Negate and other counterspells as well as Abrupt Decay and can be packed with artifact and enchantment removal...


  • Prossh, Skyraider of Kher ; This deck is mainly focused on Food Chain while General tazri does it way better and faster this deck also plays an assortment of mana dorks to try speed up the process and also has access to the same wipes and control as mentioned above except it doesn't have ... Nothing extra special here though.

Conclusion: Both decks suffer from an early sphere and orb effect Like any other CEDH deck, but these suffer a tad harder as they still need to amass a certain amount of mana to blow out their win conditions compared to the fast decks that run under 2 - 3 mana (like a hermit/hulk deck).

Depending on your meta: if it's more casual The likes of Gaddock Teeg stop most of the late game wipes and the common sphere effects will delay the faster ones so you can aggressively tap their mana under orb effects... If none of the above if accessible you either kept a bad hand and didn't really have a gameplan with your opening hand or they raced out the right things at the right time which happens...

(If both are actively just focusing you because they think it's fun let them collude! Just find Cards that utterly Wreck what they are trying to do and actively search for those in games!!!)

Sanctum Prelate on also works wonders in this matchup as it stops food chain as well as the faster wipes like deluge and covenant...

Also prioritizing hate/Stax that is unaffected during a creature board wipe will genuinely result in a positive outcome for you. While not always Obvious at first some cards just also stop what they want to do in the future like recently I pulled a turn 1 Aven Mindcensor in response to end step fetching shenanigans while hitting a tutor at the same time from someone else... (Good Scoop!)... Grave hate might work for reanimator versions and Rule of law effects stops Prossh from going infinite. Linvala also does wonders if they are on a lot of dorks... Just got to Mulligan far more aggressively... (Down to 4 is possible but 5 is the recommended low!)

(If you come across problem cards feel free to leave them here and we will try and find answers for you!)

lordkunai on The Song of Phyresis

1 week ago

LVL_666, DEFINITELY better mana and creature base. Although, in response to your identity crisis comment-literally the EXACT same thing is happening to my atraxa-infect deck. It pulls so much aggro it's absurd. I pull the deck out and before I even play anything I am the target. Unfortunately, I have been leaning towards going back to +1/+1 counters and superfriends/planeswalkers because then at least I got to play haha. Maybe keep in a few cards with infect such as Blightsteel Colossus, Tainted Strike, Phyresis, Corrupted Conscience, Glistening Oil and maybe Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Caress of Phyrexia, Blighted Agent, and/or Phyrexian Swarmlord just for those instant infect kills. I play against a sliver deck and he kills people with poison more than i do. Sadly Atraxa-infect is not competitive enough and is hated way to much to be fun :(. Here's my deck Atraxive Infection, in case there are any cards in there you may be interested including that you haven't; but like I said... I think I am going to go a different direction so I can actually play her and have fun again. Let me know what you think!

EleosLupus on H: Arclight Phoenix W: Skithiryx, ...

2 weeks ago

Want to trade my near mint (literally pack fresh) Arclight Phoenix for a near mint Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

FrostTheBear on The Boys from Hell

3 weeks ago

So here is what I recommend taking out, Caustic Tar, Shadowborn Apostle, Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker, Pyretic Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Dark Ritual, Thoughtseize, Exquisite Blood, Angel of Glory's Rise

The reason we don't want these is because you don't have removal in your deck and we have no way of protecting Kaalia of the Vast Removing these gives us 17 open slots for removal, protection, and some better creatures

Now some recommendations, Kokusho, the Evening Star He is a really good blocker since you have no ways to sac him blocking is going to be your best bet to kill him, Lathliss, Dragon Queen I don't need to explain this one, Terminate Very good instant speed removal, Dreadbore More removal (also hits planeswalkers so that's a bonus, Iroas, God of Victory Sure you cant cheat him out but who cares look at that ability! Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Cause hes aids, Lightning Greaves We have to protect Bae otherwise she will be shot down on sight Vindicate Great removal, Swiftfoot Boots More protecting of Bae, Strionic Resonator So when Bae attacks we hit her ability with this and get double the triggers so now we put to bois into play Merciless Eviction You need a board wipe, Earthquake A board wipe that only hits your opponents stuff YES PLEASE! Liliana's Contract For the memes, Linvala, Keeper of Silence shes op, Oblivion Ring More removal. Swords to Plowshares Honestly the best white removal in commander, Anguished Unmaking Exile op op.

ReignBeauxRida on Poison Devestation

1 month ago

I really like your deck, but if you are willing to invest some money into it you should really get the heavy hitters for infect: Blightsteel Colossus and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. If you want to take it a step further, maybe invest in more Abzan staples like Maelstrom Pulse and Vindicate or focus more on your land base by obtaining more multicolor land, just by adding Sandsteppe Citadel you already have a more diverse manabase

linzattack on Ezur-in Trouble

1 month ago

KayneMarco is that because he basically tutors for ezuri at any time?

ZendikariWol I absolutely agree with your feelings toward infect as a strategy. That being said I do have a soft spot for a bit of infect in some of my decks, whether it be Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon or Putrefax. I absolutely love your Buttermilk Pancakes build though. I did change out most of the infect-y creatures in favor of a a build like yours, but I'm leaving in a couple like Plague Myr, Spinebiter, and Triumph of the Hordes. Aluren was there to combo with Shrieking Drake for infinite counters on Ezuri. How many cards with triggered abilities would warrant the inclusion of Panharmonicon?

MurrSheep on Card creation challenge

1 month ago

I wasn't quite sure if by 2 mana you meant 2 colors or a CMC of 2, so...to cover my bases, I did both.

Tibalt, Herald of Chaos

Planeswalker - Tibalt

0 Target player draws a card, then discards a card at random and loses 2 life if it is a nonland, noncreature card.

-2 Add to your mana pool.

-5 Your opponent gets an emblem with "At the beginning of your upkeep, discard cards equal to the number of permanents your opponent controls, then draw the same number of cards minus one. For each card you cannot discard, you lose 2 life or sacrifice a permanent."

4

He is chaotic, after all, so it's up to you to figure out how to give him more than 4 to trigger his final effect. Proliferate is one option.

My challenge: make a planeswalker that revolves around wither, infect or both.Maybe Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon got its spark or something.

itachi45 on Enter, the Infection Arena!

1 month ago

Greetings, fellow Phyrexian!

Itachi45, High Counsel of Jin-Gitaxias, coming in for a comment.

Your list itself looks solid enough. You’re not as explosive as the U/G typical lists, and not as grindy as the B/U variant.

You’re essentially a Rock-style Infect deck (play a threat and protect it while constantly whittling down opponent.) this is a good style, but not typical. Because of this, your SB needs to be SPOT ON, or you will have near no chance in unfavorable matchups.

Here is my suggested SB:

3x Duress 2x Leyline of the Void 2x Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon 3x Nature's Claim 4x Blossoming Defense 1x Wild Defiance

All of these cards help in various matchups that are bad for you; Burn, Dredge, Control, Lanturn, Humans, etc.

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