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.)

: Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon gains haste until end of turn.

: Regenerate Skithiryx.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Legacy Legal

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

Drolas on THE Praetor

1 week ago

Hi Eckat, I hope your deck is working great. When I was considering to run Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, I also considered Neoform - if you happen to keep Atraxa on board, you can sac her to Neoform for blue and green, get Skithiryx with +1/+1 and give it haste with black, swing for 5 poison and threaten to kill you opponent next turn. And if you did not miss land drops and happen to have another 2 blacks, you can regenerate him, so he might not be easy to remove (apart from 5/5 body).

Mj3913 on Old Yeller

1 week ago

No Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon? I assume budget reasons, but would be a nice addition for any infect deck. Plaxcaster Frogling can offer single target protection as well as being and making more proliferation targets. Speaking of protection, Teferi's Time Twist can be useful with Ukkima. Also, considering your creatures can get big Greater Good and it's ilk may be worth considering. Hope that helps, unfortunately I can't say what to remove because I'm terrible at that part of building, and it's pretty well done already.

amicdeep on Monoblack Infect [Competitive/Primer]

2 weeks ago

with very limited pump spells, have you considered Swamp Mosquito over the myr, it provides a second evasize flyer for the same cmc

that said i would probably want to go a little more midrange and run Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Whispering Specter spector is devastating if they've taken only a few counters and is directly in Unearth range. the dragon is the card i want to be playing after a board wipe (or before if you can regen it)

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could also be another effective wincon, being able to just discard to win, and also kill off problematic combo creatures is useful.

lastly the package the deck could really use is Karn, the Great Creator, wishboard, with Contagion Clasp, the myr and sword in sb seems strong, while providing the deck with more silver bullets and ways to protect itself.

it's really a shame that astrolabe was banned as i could see there being a really good build with Dead of Winter astrolabe, scrying sheets and Throne of Geth

i don't like the current expertise boardwipe, im tempted to say Bontu's Last Reckoning

i know it may seem silly but you may want to seriously consider Profane Command, removal, reanimation and mass evasion is really strong

Lanzo493 on Rate the power level of …

2 weeks ago

Considering this card is somewhat comparable to Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, it's underwhelming at the moment. In my opinion. Wither is a decent ability, but it's only relevant when hitting creatures, so it's not always relevant. Double strike along with evasion is what makes this card strong. It's untap ability is interesting and balanced because it'll be very difficult to activate it more than once a turn (if you even do it that often). I think making it a 2/2 would be fine. It is a card that's heavy on the color requirements so it can be strong to make up for that. If you make the reanimate cost only then the total cost to reanimate and untap it will be the same as it's original mana cost, which feels flavorful to me.

BluFootedBird on Scion of the Ur-Dragon (Competitive)

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the questions ChaoSpydr!

Here's how the deck is played:

  1. The goal is to cast Scion as early as possible. We're looking to start our hand with 2-4 lands, 2-3 pieces of ramp, and either card draw, interaction of some sort, etc.

  2. Cast Scion of the Ur-Dragon on turn 3 or 4

  3. On the next turn, If I have a combo card, I play it, and active the combo with Scion of the Ur Dragon's ability.

  4. If I don't have a combo card, so long as I have Moltensteel Dragon + Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon in my library, and have mana, I have the ability to do lethal infect damage to a single player



To answer your questions about multiplayer formats: This deck performs very reliably in a 1v1. With the ability to either play a combo, or fallback to using Moltensteel+Skitheryx, it's reasonable to win the game by turn 4 or 5.

For games with more than one person, just having moltensteel+skithiryx isn't enough to win the game. You'll have to draw or tutor cards like Curiosity or Animate Dead to reliably win the game regardless of however many opponents you have.



The reason why I have all 10 talismans is that my primary goal in the deck is the generate WUBRG the fastest I can. I'd argue talismans are some of the most efficient ramp cards in all of magic. They come in untapped, and they are better than signets because you don't have the restriction of needing to generate mana. Plus, they are wonderful at color fixing too! In addition, my average CMC for the deck is 2.08, so having a strong, low-cost, reliable mana base allows me to get more value for casting my spells early.

Pyrra on What's Your Favorite Deck?

3 weeks ago

Scion of the Ur-Dragon. so many neat interactions like transforming into different things when unblocked depending on the situation. surprise Balefire Dragon, nichol bolas, or even Moltensteel Dragon then Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon in the same turn for instant KO. or Teneb, the Harvester to reanimate something.

or i just dump all my mana into the ability during an opponents end step right before my turn, to load up the grave for a Patriarch's Bidding or Primevals' Glorious Rebirth with a haste guy like Dragonlord Kolaghan or Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund. this also triggers a ton of damage off of Scourge of Valkas and Dragon Tempest

LunchBox1211 on Kaalia Dropping Beats

1 month ago

With everything everywhere, it was hard to tell how many ways you have to protect Kaalia. I have a Kaalia deck myself, without Demons, and Kaalia still turns into "4 mana, discard a removal spell." My personal advice, run Dragon Tempest to get the attack trigger ASAP. Another add is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. I just love infect.

Great deck, my guy!

DragonSliver9001 on Is sword of feast and …

2 months ago

dragons probably won't be a "competitive" commander deck, but i definitely think they're at the stronger end of the casual spectrum. oh you didn't block my Scion of the Ur-Dragon? activate effect twice, transform it into Moltensteel Dragon, pump, transform into Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. dead.

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