Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

Dumgoldfish124 on Discard/Mill/Hosing Deck Need Help!

4 days ago

While a mill deck in commander is hard to create, as most of the usable/good mill cards target, it is a lot of fun to play. Discard is a little easier, but not by much. Also, the best colour combination for this type of deck is U/B and Atraxa has two extra colours that don't really help as well as her ability not synergising very well with mill or discard. Anyway, you asked and I shall try to deliver.

First the milling essentials: Glimpse the Unthinkable is the best mill spell bar none and is required. Secondly Increasing Confusion is quite good for commander, as mana totals will get quite large. Thirdly, Mind Funeral is great, as is Mind Grind. Fourthly, Mind Sculpt and Tome Scour mill for 7 and 5 respectfully, which is not too great, so only run them if you feel like that small amount of mill is extremely useful. Fifth, Hedron Crab is a great one drop due to the mill 3 per land you drop. Also, speaking of one drops, Jace's Phantasm is a good creature that soon becomes great with mill and discard. Sixth, Nemesis of Reason is stupidly good as it mills 10 per attack! It doesn't even need to cause damage! Startled Awake  Flip is a nice mill spell and recurs too. Another great creature, and my recommended commander, is Szadek, Lord of Secrets. His milling will get massive really fast. All you need to do is get him in unblocked. Use Rogue's Passage or Whispersilk Cloak. Some good beaters are Consuming Aberration and Sewer Nemesis. If you don't care about price, then Jace, the Mind Sculptor is awesome, but if budget is a thing Jace Beleren is a nice cheap replacement. Now onto the milling combos! Traumatize and Fraying Sanity completely destroy an opponent, as does Keening Stone and Fraying Sanity. Archive Trap and Ghost Quarter are great together, as is Maralen of the Mornsong and Archive Trap. Also, Ghost Quarter helps get rid of land for Mind Funeral and Mind Grind. Lastly, Jace's Erasure and any card draw is quite nice. Thats about it for mill, now onto discard!

First off you need Waste Not. It is beautiful. The Rack works when you have made them discard down to 2 or less, which is one of your goals. Quest for the Nihil Stone and Shrieking Affliction are like The Rack - dealing small damage when opponents don't have hands. Liliana's Caress and Megrim do small amounts of damage per discarded card, which is nice. Bottomless Pit helps keep opponents hands empty, as does Necrogen Mists. Oppression is awesome, as is Painful Quandary, and both together is god-tier. Underworld Dreams is nice little 'screw you' after they loose their hands. Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur murders everyone but you late game. Nath of the Gilt-Leaf is goddamn beautiful and breaks even more when you have Sadistic Hypnotist, Nezumi Bone-Reader and/or Mind Slash out. Another awesome combo is Mindcrank plus Bloodchief Ascension with three counters and any discard to an opponent means you kill them. With Dark Deal or similar you win. While these two things are great and all, you need some utility and a way to keep you alive when you suddenly become the target.

To stay alive, you need some pillowforts like Propaganda and Ghostly Prison. Cards like Frozen AEther and Kismet will help keep the opponent's board from becoming too overwhelming and Standstill will prevent spells for a small while. Psychic Spiral is another great spell that gets back all of your mill spells and it also mills an opponent for a little too. Talrand, Sky Summoner is fun with all the spells you are slinging, and he provides an alternate win condition. Another alternate win is through infection. Cards like Flesh-Eater Imp, Hand of the Praetors, Phyrexian Crusader, Phyrexian Juggernaut, Necropede, Putrefax, Plague Stinger and Corpse Cur all win you the game when they deal 10 damage to an opponent. Also, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is a good option but is quite expensive. Cards like Giant Growth make you win harder. Infect is where Atraxa shines due to the added poison counters to each opponent every time you finish your turn. Adding Contagion Engine might even make your opponents scoop.

Good God, that is a big slab of writing. Here is a deck list I made for you: Atraxa makes you loose your mind!. Tell me what you think!

Megalomania on Scion of the Ur-Dragon

5 days ago

Great list! I would go for rocks instead of dorks because of the latter’s summoning sickness. They also get killed much easier which might slow you down.

I suggest adding Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. It can easily kill one player on its own and can sub for Dragon Tyrant if needed. Any dragon with hexproof would also be good to protect Scion.

Lastly, cards like Memory's Journey and Gaea's Blessing helps a lot if you want to re-use your Moltensteel Tyrant combo.

5hadao on Muldrotha, the RED-tide

4 weeks ago

Some more changes here for this deck to give me a little more threat and survival:)

Out Silumgar's Command Myriad Landscape Horizon Chimera Icefeather Aven

In Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Strip Mine Torrent Elemental Skyship Plunderer

FancyTuesday on How do you get this ...

4 weeks ago

@LeviathanSenpai

Of course you can! I'm just afraid there's no way to really be competitive in your meta doing that.

Let's break this down: Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is your commander. She has to be to give you the color identity to play her, so Muldrotha, the Gravetide and Stuffy Doll are in your 99. In 4 colors, on a budget, you're going to be running many taplands and any rock/dork that gives you "any color." Flexibility comes at the expense of output, which hurts the odds of you having enough of the right kind of mana to cast any given card during the first 5 turns.

We're building towards infect. With that in mind, let's look at Stuffy Doll. Stuffy Doll doesn't have infect, it must be given infect, so Stuffy Doll is dependent. There are 6 cards in the game that can give a creature infect; Glistening Oil kills Stuffy Doll, Tainted Strike and Triumph of the Hordes are one-shots, and Corrupted Conscience is a waste on your own creatures. That leaves you with 2 ways in a 99 card deck to give Stuffy Doll infect.

Assume best case scenario: you've tutored (expensive or slow) or drawn into Stuffy Doll, Grafted Exoskeleton, and the mana to play Atraxa, Praetors' Voice. Let's go one further and assume you've curved out perfectly with an opening Sol Ring. Grafted drops on turn 2, Stuffy on 3, Atraxa and equip/swing with Stuffy on 4. Let's also assume your opponents have no walls or other chump blockers to diminish Stuffy's effectiveness.

With this 4 card combo you've managed to put 4 poison counters on a single opponent, and you're tapped out with 4 cards in your hand having destroyed nothing. Most decks with 2 specific cards they've built around, their commander, and optimal circumstances can truly blow out the game. Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon on his own can put 4 poison counters on someone and he gets around Wall of Blossoms.

Pariah only adds to Stuffy Doll's fundamental problem. Stuffy Doll sets up a choice; your opponent is always going to choose what's best for them, and on its own the consequences Stuffy Doll sets up are really underwhelming. Your opponent can play Desolation Twin but you can't force them to attack into Stuffy Doll or to block Stuffy Doll without committing and depending on more cards like Lure or Bident of Thassa. Even then they'll have choices, it just makes them a little worse. All Pariah does is limit the choice of who they attack.

On top of it all Pariah and Shield are dead draws if you don't have Stuffy Doll. The most they'll do without Stuffy is buy you a turn at the cost of whatever creature that likely could've just blocked and given the same result.

Now we come to the plan of using Muldrotha, the Gravetide to recast a sacrificed Stuffy Doll to change its target. This is using a 6 drop to cast a 5 drop that gives you no card advantage on its own, and to then re-equip the Grafted Exoskeleton we're assuming you have in play you have to then sacrifice that creature. This is fighting a war of attrition against yourself to the benefit of an indestructible 3/3 with infect and no evasion.

Stuffy Doll's real use is political in decks designed around group hug and akido, offering opponents a way to attack each other by swinging into you. As a combo with Pariah in EDH it's pretty anemic.

Clyde_Bankston on Too Many Dragons

1 month ago

No Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon? It's scummy but really good.

FancyTuesday on Just wondering what the pox ...

1 month ago

The point of Pox is to hurt everyone equitably, not equally, and to turn that to your advantage by having less to lose. I don't care about Mindslicer if you're running hellbent triggers or functional hellbents like Mindstorm Crown and Blood Scrivener. If you're dropping Death Cloud you don't care about your sac fodder creatures like Bitterblossom tokens, and you run extra heavy on artifact ramp to live without land. What do you care about Lethal Vapors when your commander is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and can be regenerated?

Use more, less valuable permanents to trade with your opponents more valuable, less numerous permanents while attacking their hand to limit how much they can protect and produce. Many decks are built around high value threats that are still only individual cards, like Birthing Pod for example, and don't have the fodder to keep up with a deck built towards attrition.

"All player" effects are more bang for your buck in terms of mana than any "opponents" or "target player" effects, and you control when you play them so that they give you the greatest advantage.

Frd123 on Frogtron

1 month ago

Since you have so few creatures I would recommend using Deadly Wanderings.

If the budget allow you, I would suggest Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon as a alternate win condition.

I would suggest Rite of Consumption as a surprise win condition.

A bad suggestion that can function as protection and win condition would be Shade's Form.

kamelyan on Hapatra Aggro Infect

1 month ago

I recommend Phyrexian Swarmlord, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, and Ichor Rats for an aggro-infect deck.

And will you view my infect deck? It's Atraxa led, but there are only a dozen cards outside the Golgari colours.


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