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.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

RoaringBunny on Gyrus -1/-1

1 week ago

I do not have much experience with -1/-1 counters in EDH. I have tried to build a deck based around them a few times but was never satisfied with the results. I am primarily going to focus on improving the decks other components. Judging by some of the card selections I am going to assume this is somewhat budgeted and will try to keep that in mind with the suggestions.

Jund provides access to some really good removal that I think you should consider: Terminate , Bedevil , Abrupt Decay , Assassin's Trophy , Windgrace's Judgment , Maelstrom Pulse , etc.

Pernicious Deed and Blasphemous Act are pretty reliable board wipes.

If you want to speed things up you could try increasing your artifact ramp. I am a big fan of 2 cmc rocks, you are already running the signets but there is also Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Impulse , and Fellwar Stone not mentions a slew of rock that make colorless mana. There is also an unexplained absence of Sol Ring ...

If you find yourself with lots of mana and nothing to use it for Fevered Convulsions is thematic.

Phyrexian Arena is a card I staple into every black deck.

Heroic Intervention is another card I try fit into every deck possible.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combos very well with -1/-1 counters in general and especially with persist creatures but he is pricey.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and all his infect friends deal damage the same way wither creatures do but kill opponents more quickly. Skithiryx is expensive but most other infect creatures are not if you want to consider an infect sub-theme.

Hard for me to tell without playing the deck the only cycle abilities I see are on your lands, does that allow you to get enough value out of Archfiend of Ifnir ?

You should try to get as many shocks and fetches as you can to improve consistency.

Hope this is helpful.

DRmagic2017 on Lazav's dimir playground

1 week ago

I'm not sure if copying Thing in the Ice  Flip is useful. Lazav, the Multifarious is able to copy just one side of Thing in the Ice  Flip so he can't transform into Awoken Horror . Copying Phyrexian Dreadnought or Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon looks much more fun.

franknot.19 on Atraxa, legendary Voice,

1 week ago

Both of you are right magnusactor and PapaC83 about Zur the Enchanter and Oath of Ajani .

I've tried Avacyn, Angel of Hope and Privileged Position it hasn't worked too much, specially indestructible.

For Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon I never thought about him, but with Captain Sisay and Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign could be an interesting addition.

Knight-Captain of Eos could be good, but I'm quite satisfied with Spike Weaver probably better than indestructible. I truly need to test with the combination of Elspeth, Knight-Errant

I don't think that Sword of Body and Mind would work fine in this deck, but it gives me the idea of trying Umezawa's Jitte .

Grafted Exoskeleton it's a personal choice and every time it hit the table this equipment had the job done.

Cant wait to see the new set War of the Spark. I'm pretty sure I'm going to see something good for my deck.

ThePerilousRealm on Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund - Flying Matters

2 weeks ago

Thanks for looking and commenting. I appreciate the feedback.

I'm aware of the infinite combos with Hellkite Charger and Aggravated Assault , but I'm not a huge fan of infinite combos. I may include in the future though.

Not a bad idea swapping in a Swamp to help with Sakura-Tribe Elder , but I already feel like I have a bit too much black and not enough green mana. I'm thinking about dropping Shizo, Death's Storehouse , but would hate to give up the Fear utility.

Nesting Dragon + Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire sounds pretty sweet. I'll have to give some thought to including that. Not sure what to give up though.

Haha, Patriarch's Bidding would be pretty epic with Scourge of Valkas . I'll have to look into getting one.

Rhythm of the Wild is pretty awesome.

As for good old Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , I'm not ready to drop him quite yet, but you're probably right that it would be good to swap him for Glorybringer . He just packs so much brutal utility for a low CMC. I guess the same could be said for Glorybringer .

Unlife on Fall of the Star Dragons

1 month ago

I like the idea but there are some improvements that may help. You have basically no ramp and a rather low land count for a deck that curves out around 5/6. I would bump you lands up to 34 at least, maybe 35/36. I would seriously consider all 10 shock lands, and either the full set of check or filter. I;ve had good luck with just shocks and check with my own 5c EDH deck but with some many dual symbol creatures, the filters may be better for you. You'll need a least a few ramp sources, maybe 5-7. You're playing some very large creatures and you want to go fast. Dragonspeaker Shaman and Dragonlord's Servant both help drop the cost of dragons. Sol Ring and the signets are all low cost rocks, while some spells like Farseek , Rampant Growth and Cultivate help thin our your deck and the colors you need. You are doing reanimation some maybe some creatures like Solemn Simulacrum and Yavimaya Elder .

Just some general good support cards, Patriarch's Bidding seems like it was made for your deck, as is Rise of the Dark Realms . Moltensteel Dragon is also a must, as its a one shot kill with your commander and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon .

I'm not sure your budget so I hope something helps

vishnarg on My Muldrotha

1 month ago

This is going to be a long comment, bear with me, but I still see too much of your old mimeo deck remnants in here that just don't belong. First and foremost, Muldrotha works primarily well with permanents - so you want to ideally be playing low cost planeswalekrs, creatures, enchantments and artifacts that you can replay from your graveyard. Having a little bit of mill is nice but you have a bit of unneeded stuff here - for example, you don't need extraneous spells such as traumatize, stitch together, dread summons, life/death, etc. With that you certainly don't need some of the higher end creatures such as Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Platinum Angel , Artisan of Kozilek , Deadeye Navigator and even Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon . Additionally you have some artifacts which make no sense, for example you don't need 3 haste enablers so cut Fleetfeather Sandals , Chromatic Lantern is kinda unnecessary and there are better 3 drop options, I think Mesmeric Orb just makes you more of a target than anything and you don't need to mill opponents, and Trailblazer's Boots adds nothing to the deck because you don't need evasion to win. Also, cut Windfall because all it does is fill your opponents graveyards and hand which is very counter to what you want. Windfall is really bad in this deck imo.

Cards to consider for addition -

Plaguecrafter

Ashnod's Altar

Sakura-Tribe Elder

Mulldrifter

Snapcaster Mage

Spellseeker

Birthing Pod

Viscera Seer

Protean Hulk

Secrets of the Dead

Pernicious Deed

Altar of Dementia

Solemn Simulacrum

Stitcher's Supplier

Baleful Strix

Glen Elendra Archmage

Nihil Spellbomb

Wayfarer's Bauble

Mishra's Bauble

Seal of Doom

Caustic Caterpillar

Khalni Heart Expedition

Nevinyrral's Disk

Expedition Map

Hope this helps

jhalko on NecroDragons

1 month ago

remove Mind's Eye , could probably do without Journey to Eternity  Flip, remove Taigam, Ojutai Master , remove Tauren Mauler

Add: Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon + Moltensteel Dragon for that win condition. Sheoldred, Whispering One because hes dope and you have one more slot. Maelstrom Nexus would be pretty cool.

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