Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin 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

legomanalec on Scion is Dragons

4 days ago

I'm surprised you didn't put in the Moltensteel Dragon + Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Combo. Its an instant win. You could also put in Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity for another instakill combo!Also Living Death Is a great card because you will have so many dragons in your graveyard from scions ability, why not bring them all back?Aggravated Assault + Savage Ventmaw would give you infinite attack phases. Personally I like to put a bunch of ramp in the deck because a 5 drop Rainbow commander can be tough to get out. (sorry for so many suggestions)I also feel Thran Foundry and Elixir of Immortality are good cards because you don't want your graveyard to just be a pile of dragons.

Xnite_visionX on Hapatra. First EDH; HELP WANTED

5 days ago

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Is always a feared infect creature. I usually try to throw in a Demonic Tutor (or a Diabolic Tutor if you're on a budget) in all of the black decks I run. Hope these help, good luck!

Tropicalkings on Tiffany's Deck

5 days ago

Let me introduce you to Skittles. Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

He has friends Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, Dragonlord Silumgar, Crosis, the Purger. Crux of Fate Can clear the way.

Scion of the Ur-Dragon As your General in a commander deck would let you play any color Dragons.

Goblins seem to like dragons. Dragonlord's Servant, Dragonmaster Outcast. Some humans do as well Dragonspeaker Shaman

Dragons have been known to eat minions Preyseizer Dragon.

Unlife on Atraxa Infex U

1 week ago

I'd replace Triumph of the Hordes with Overrun, most of your creature have infect, so the pump seems like it would be more beneficial. Phyresis\Glistening Oil would also be nice to stick on Atraxa/sun titan/etc. Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is one of the best infect creatures, definetly worth a slot

Darkite on Danny's Deck

1 week ago

Oh and i entirely forgot to ask why you are running a slow land? I know you won't be casting much in the early turns as a dragon deck, but is still kind of iffy. Maybe consider running some sort of AOE, like Anger of the Gods. Some ways to cheat out big creatures would work wonders, there is this card from eldritch moon (i can't remember the name) but you sac a creature to tutor for another one that costs up to two more than the one you sac, then you play it. You could sac an egg, then tutor for Thunderbreak Regent or, if you choose to include one, Dragonlord Ojutai, Glorybringer, Hoarding Dragon(if you run an artifact), Hunted Dragon (probably with some aoe), Icefall Regent, Kolaghan, the Storm's Fury, Mirrorwing Dragon (I can think of some pretty devastating combos you can pull with that), Scourge of Valkas, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Stormbreath Dragon, or Utvara Hellkite (assuming you sacrifice a weeny dragon). These are just some of the dragons that have haste and can close the game/burst. If you sacrifice bigger creatures, you can pull that dragon that does aoe dmg.

Octrate on No Denyin' Ur Scion

1 week ago

If we're upgrading the land package soon, here's what we gonna do. Firstly, shocklands will be important, but you can start with prioritizing red and black ones. Blood Crypt, Steam Vents, Sacred Foundry, Stomping Ground, Watery Grave, Godless Shrine, Overgrown Tomb... Then you can pick up Hallowed Fountain, Temple Garden, and Breeding Pool later. You'll also want to consider dropping the guildgates/Maze's End. From here, the Khans fetchlands will be worthy of inclusion: Wooded Foothills, Bloodstained Mire, Polluted Delta, Flooded Strand, and Windswept Heath. These are the cheaper fetchlands. Sidenote: Cascading Cataracts, Cavern of Souls... They're probably good inclusions. This will be a start for your mana base.

The transformation from Scion to Ur will also lessen the power of the following dragons: Dragon Mage, Dragon Tyrant, Nicol Bolas, Quicksilver Dragon, Scourge of Kher Ridges, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon.

From here, you can try out Keiga, the Tide Star, Kokusho, the Evening Star, Thundermaw Hellkite, maybe Scourge of Valkas, Deathbringer Regent, Destructor Dragon, Dragonlord Silumgar, Glorybringer, Ojutai, Soul of Winter, Thunderbreak Regent... Those are just a start. Lots of potential there. Also, Crucible of Fire, Dragonspeaker Shaman, Dragonstorm lol, Dragonlord's Servant...


3 weeks ago

I feel Saskia is made to be the Infect commander for sure, but I'd suggest oddly enough the bigger infect creatures rather then the weenies, with Saskia's ability you can swing in once and get the kill, if you have cards like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, and the likes!

Geralf_Cecani on Take What You Can, and Give Nothing Back!

3 weeks ago

I was recently working on a Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon deck (because I can't be bothered counting all the way to 21 lol) and have thus got a list of budget artifacts that you may want to consider: Sword of the Chosen, Kusari-Gama, Tenza, Godo's Maul, Ring of Xathrid, Lashwrithe, Argentum Armor, Grappling Hook, Prowler's Helm, Trailblazer's Boots, and the good old Masterwork of Ingenuity.

Your commander has semi-unblockable, so some aren't as useful as they are for Skittles; and alot of them have huge CMC + equip costs (Argentum Armor lol) but they're at least worth a try.

You have a formidable mana base, but with a commander with 6 CMC, you may want to through in a few more mana rocks: Crypt Ghast and Magus of the Coffers are expensive but bloody amazing, especially with stuff like Blanket of Night.

Another thing you may want to consider is recursion. Your commander is very expensive, so cheating him out for cheap would be beneficial to your deck. There are some amazing recursion spells, such as Animate Dead. Thirdly, card advantage is king in EDH (shortly after land removal and infect BWAHAHAHAHA ahem) so just through in some Sign in Blood or something.

Lastly (sorry for the immensely long post, I can get carried away): Eldrazi processors. When you cast a spell with Wrexy, I gets exiled and you can't do it again, even if it's amazing. But with the addition of a Blight Herder (which is effectively a 2 mana 4/5) or something and you can cast your enemy's Time Stretch over and over again! Might i suggest Ulamog's Reclaimer and Mind Raker?

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