Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
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


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

HashMasta on $howcase your most expensive deck

19 minutes ago

Chaining together a kill streak

Commander / EDH HashMasta


This deck had really emptied out my wallet as I worked on it overtime lol. Although it only says 5k on tapped out, when it was at the version it was now (including foils), it was about 6k. When I first made this deck however back when dinosaurs roamed the earth...It was less than $400 with some cheap rares and few ways to win. Then I got better cards (and more expensive) such as Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. and then I got the realllly expensive ones such as Mana Crypt, The Abyss (I got a screaming deal at $270 btw shout out to ebay lol), and The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. At this point it was a little above 3k. But I decided it wasn't flashy enough for the amount of wins it got me. So I dropped even more money to get all the foils you see on it. leaving me at around 6k total. All in all, I think I spent more than 9k on this deck (if you wanna include past versions and non foils)


PlattBonnay on Kaalia's Having a Party

1 week ago

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon seems not great, infect is cool and all, but the rest of the deck is focused on regular damage, so skittles doesnt really synergize with everything. Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip also seems underwhelming, considering that over half of your creatures are legendary.

Zimmers_0 on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

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Another planswalker reanimation! This set has some awesome cards.

Daedalus19876 Well you play Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker of course. Hell, imagine two Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon's coming at you. Have a feeling its going to get the ban hammer.

Saltblast on Karrthus Dragons EDH

4 weeks ago

Thank you! You've given me a lot to think about. I agree with you that I need more Genesis Wave effects in this deck, but I just have to think about which ones are the best. I want to add Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Savage Ventmaw at some point, it's just a matter of buying them. I personally don't like effects that Dragon Mage has, but it must be a good card if it continues to be suggested, so I'll try it out at some point. What cards do you think could get the axe for some of the cards you suggested?

chadsansing on Karrthus Dragons EDH

4 weeks ago

I like a lot of the cards suggested above - and I love this list.

Steely Resolve on dragons might be a cheaper, faster Asceticism.

If you can add just a few more dragons, like, say, Rimescale Dragon (+ snow-covered basics), Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Dragon Mage, and Savage Ventmaw, some more cheating-creatures-into-play cards might make sense to test, as might Shared Animosity. Cards I'm thinking of here:

If you could cast an Insidious Dreams in response to any of those spells or their triggers, you could have a field day.

Have fun brewing!

NyxDragon on Infectelicious

1 month ago

First, are you playing competitively or for fun? Either way, Garruk has a high cmc and most games wont get that far. Instead, for a budget, look into Contagion Engine if you playing for fun as well. Non Budget, look into Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. Birds of Paradise will give you mana ramp and Explore will give you mana ramp and card draw. Get on youtube and search for "$20 competitive infect deck". It may give you some ideas as well.

jeacaveo on *Hypnotoad* EDH

1 month ago

Pretty spicy stuff!

I love Cascading Cataracts to filter, never thought of that.

On the Ooze combo, have you considered a haste enabler to avoid waiting a whole turn cycle to activate it for infinite green? There's a few of them, but one should be enough: Blighted Bat, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Thornling.

Also, why all the life gain Zuran Orb/Gnaw to the Bone?

Imp's Mischief seems amazing! I need to try that out!

MattDovah on Forbidden Justu - Dragon Reanimation!

1 month ago

You're welcome ;)

Another big one i used to play here was Moltensteel Dragon for an insta-win.

You just have to put two activations on the stack without waiting for one to resolve, then get Moltensteel with the first one. In response to the second one still waiting to resolve, you can pay a bunch of life/red mana to pump him. The pump will stay regardless of what he turns into, so you give him like +8/+0, then you get Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon when the second activation of Scion's ability resolves, and you have more than 10 poison counters on your opponent for the win ;)

Or if you still want friends and if you don't want to win due to poison, you can just turn him into Dragon Tyrant with the second activation of the ability and you can pull out massive damage with double-strike and trample.

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