Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

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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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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon occurrence in decks from the last year

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Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

FailFace518 on Niv Mizzet Reborn Walls

1 week ago

I agree with EthanJones1.

But it also seems weak to a Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Voltron deck, Especially if they get him out with a turn one combo.

ToxicMCTV on saskia infect edh budget

2 weeks ago

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon would be a great card especially for this infect and its only 30 dollars its a great card for saskia

TypicalTimmy on ♨ vσℓяαтн, ∂αякℓαвs - $50 ∂εcктεcн ♨

1 month ago

If you use The Mimeoplasm , that gives you a recursion-like effect for anything that is killed. Then Volrath can copy Mimeoplasm for extra use. I'm not 100% sure how legendary rules apply to creatures copying them, though. I think they are safe, because I don't think they take upon that creature's name. You'll have to ask or look it up.

But there is also Predator Ooze , which gives you a second Indestructible creature. That's always nice as a beater / blocker.

Experiment Kraj is another enabler that doubles all effects you have going on here.

And finally, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is a very powerful wincon. Not only does he exist, Volrath and Kraj can copy him. Then when your opponents finally kill him and think they are safe, BOOM Mimeoplasm!

Mortlocke on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

1 month ago

what about combining Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon with Lashwrithe ? That would make him considerably scarier - or combine him with cards like Bitterblossom + Contamination ? I think that'd make him plenty scary.

Spirits on Tap, Tap, Dragons

2 months ago

Hi Bruhmaster,

Is this the commander your talking about? I think with all the dragons Dragon Tempest would be good for the haste and the additional damage (X based on # of dragon you control).

Blinding Fog is a bit high CMC, I might pass on this one, there are others (lower CMC) that do this job.

Urborg Volcano is a no, anything that just ETB tapped not the way to go for sure.

Command Tower is a must include.

Hellkite Charger + Sword of Feast and Famine can get you Infinite Combat Phases, could be a good finish.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is always fun, and has regenerate.

Steel Hellkite can be good removal.

Bladewing the Risen can recur other ETB dragons, and pump with infinite mana (say from a Worldgorger Dragon make infinite mana)

Just some initial ideas, but I'll have to get my head around exactly what the game plan is with the dragons tomorrow when I have some time.


griffstick on Is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon ...

2 months ago

So I watched the command zone episode about a week ago, where they talk about aggro and put the scary infect stragity to shame. But they may have forgot how good the color black is and how good Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is.

Then I saw that there is two Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon decks in the tapped out top spot @ #1 and #2. Then I got to thinking. Could Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon be the best edh aggro deck?

Ok I know there's other good ones like Purphoros, God of the Forge and Xenagos, God of Revels you name it whatever. But black has tutors and black has card draw and black has ramp and black has Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon as a legend.

There's also strong aggro cards in black with Dark Ritual , Bubbling Muck , Hatred , Howl from Beyond and many more cards in black for fast damage.

Ok so what would be some cards a mono black aggro deck would have with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon as the Cmdr. If you rather not say what cards would be good in that deck, you could tell me why he would be a bad aggro deck, and why other ones are better.

Aggre or disagree, I want to know what you think. I need ideas and info, so please reference cards here (with brackets) alot.

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