Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon


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
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

loricatuslupus on Hawk Red/Black Tribal Dragon Deck Update

1 week ago

Well Sarkhan's Unsealing is a winner from M19, while as suggested above Dragonspeaker Shaman could be useful if you're looking for Dragon-related ramp. I don't know how you're finding the mana base but personally I get by with 35 for my Scion deck so you might be able to free up a couple of spaces there. As for dragons that haven't been mentioned yet there's Tyrant's Familiar, Scourge of Valkas or of course Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon if you're feeling mean. Can't beat Vandalblast for artifact hate. Finally, Spit Flame is great for EDH where being able to re-use spells is very relevant!

LithiumHD on An Answer to the Prayers [Zombie Tribal + Primer]

1 week ago

@DemonicExecuter so, to put this bluntly. I. Love. The. Idea. Of. Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon in the deck. And I'm literally running x2 copies of Phyrexian Crusader in the sideboard. You could easily swap the crusaders mainboard, in replace of almost any of the 3 drops, and having a Death Baron on the field and 6 mana means that our big scary dragon is now a bigger scarier one, and the opponent has a 5/5 hasted flyer aimed at their face and a 2 turn clock. By all means go for it, the reason you will never see the skeleton dragon here is simply because, well, that little title under his name doesn't specifiacally say zombie. I'd limit him to one or two copies max though, to not throw off ramp too much. Otherwise build up those counters bud, have fun!

DemonicExecuter on An Answer to the Prayers [Zombie Tribal + Primer]

1 week ago

So quick question, I had previously made an infected deck once upon a time and now I am making a zombie deck. I really liked the deck you made and I have planned on trying to build it. So from my infected deck I have x4 Phyrexian Crusader and a Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. Would there be any room to add the Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon to this deck since it can not only gain haste for 1 mana but regenerate itself for 2 mana? Also, I was curious want would be a good choice to try and add x2-x4 Phyrexian Crusader into this deck or if it isn't worth it. I thought it would be an interesting concept to add so as to build up pressure on an opponent via a few infected hits plus the protection from red and white they carry. Just a few thought's I had about this deck, plus it would save a little money so I can get the 3 Liliana Planeswalkers lol

generalrenard on 5C Dragon Help - Looking ...

1 month ago

Also for Scion of the Ur-Dragon you have access to stupid win conditions like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon plus the dragon with fire breathing for to instantly kill an opponent.

For just free-casting, I would recommend either going full graveyard for the best reanimation spells like Dread Return, or a ton of ramp with a few free-cast cards, namely Omniscience and Show and Tell. Those two cards can just win you the game if you have them in your hand together along with protection. Other free-casters include Elvish Piper, Dragonstorm, and Tooth and Nail.

For stupid tribal fun, you could run Conspiracy and Arcane Adaptation to make all cards dragons to tutor with Scion of the Ur-Dragon.

Neotrup on Scion of the Ur-Dragon with ...

1 month ago

You get to bin a creature and make it a copy of that, then there's a round of priority where players can react, then you get to bin another creature and make it a copy of that, it will mo longer be copying the first creature just like it's no longer a Scion of the Ur-Dragon. A common strategy is not to use bracers at all but simply activate twice. Bin Moltensteel Dragon, spend 12 life firebreathing for +6/+0, then bin Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon for a 10/4, which can be done after no blocks are declared.

TypicalTimmy on Scion of the Ur-Dragon with ...

1 month ago

So if I equip Scion of the Ur-Dragon with Illusionist's Bracers and pay his ability, I'm curious as to what happens with his power and toughness.

Specifically, if I choose both Atarka, World Render and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, that way Scion has both doublestrike and infect.

Would Scion's P/T be 6/4 because that's the largest value between the other two dragons, or would it be whichever resolved last?

What I mean is, obviously I must put them on the stack. So if I do Blight Dragon first and Atarka second, the first to resolve is Atarka making him a 6/4. Than Blight resolves.

Does he go down to being a 4/4, or would he retain the higher of the two Powers?

Obviously I'll just do Atarka first and Blight second, so Atarka resolves last but I wanted to clarify in the event I get asked about it later.

Because swinging for 12 poison is really going to upset some people, lol.

Vile-Wesker on The Scorpion God makes minds Rot.

1 month ago

@PauperPower Thanks for the upvote, Necroskitter is actually in there, Contagion Engine and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon cost a bit too much for me to keep it budget. But I'll put a Serrated Arrows in my sideboard and test it. It seems a bit on the slow side but putting -1/-1 counter for free on something 3 turns in a row is pretty good.

I'm also no big fan of how the infect mechanic isn't balanced for commander lifetotals and thus it being such a cheesy win. Because of that I refrain from putting infect cards into the deck.

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