Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legendary Creature — Dragon Skeleton

Flying

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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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

ManfredManhunter on Marchesa, the Poisonous Rose

15 hours ago

The deck you linked is more in line with what I would have ended up with if I kept playing with this deck. Absolutely.
Much better ramp and draw, and some of the nicer pricey upgrades I would have ended up considering.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed would have been lovely to have around!

Mortlocke on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

4 days ago

I just wish my nickname for Blightbutt was a thing like (Gary) Gray Merchant of Asphodel. He's definitely one of my favorite cards - but there doesn't seem to be anything conveniently short for him, like (Skittles) Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon.

Femme_Fatale on Synonyms/Nicknames System for Deckbuilding and ...

4 days ago

Introducing the synonyms/nicknames system to alleviate all those "wtf was that one land of that one cycle named?" problems that plague you.

This system is simple. It is designed to redirect terms that you typed out that match a synonym/nickname of a card, to that card name. This lets you never have to remember the name "Seachrome Coast" and can instead just type out "WU Fastland" (as an example). Note that this only works in text edit entries on deck lists and inventory, not the live edit or the card search forms.

There is a lot of other things that are utilised here as well.

  • Godzilla Names
  • Non-American Spellings
  • Common Nicknames
  • Common Misspellings
  • Redirections of Misspelled Submissions
  • Each side of a split card as a synonym (unless they already exist as a card).

Not needing to know the name of each card in a land/artifact cycle is a big boon, but you still need to know the nickname of that cycle and the syntax. For lands/mana rocks/the swords of X and Y at the present moment it is always "XY Nickname" or "YX Nickname". Examples:

  • WU Fastland
  • GR BFZ
  • GW ABUR Dual Land
  • BW Fetch

For 2 colour lands, it is always the two colour letters, followed by the nickname, and then followed by the option to have the world land either connected to the nickname or not. (these are all viable options for example: "WU Fast", "UW Fastland", "UW Fast Land".) For 3 colour lands, it is only the primary order of colour letters you see on cards, or the Alara/Khans name. (WUB Lair, Mardu Triome as examples.) Swords and other artifact cycles follow the same setup (though swords can also be "Sword of GB" or "Sword of G and B"), and mono colour land cycles use the same setup just with only one letter. Note that none of these are plural, so don't put that s in. Colourless cards that are a part of a cycle use C/Colorless/Colourless.

Some of these cycles don't have well defined names yet (like BBD) and some of these cycles have had too many names that people constantly fight over so there was no point in bothering to put them all in and instead I just used the TLA (specifically BFZ).

Goals:

The primary purpose of this is to make the ability to tag cards and edit decks/inventory far more robust than what it has been. Tappedout doesn't presently have a spellchecker, and to be fair most sites don't. It's not an easy feature to implement. So with this synonyms/nicknames feature, we can alleviate some of those aggravations of misspellings or different ways to spell a word by making them valid targets and redirecting them to the right card name. Another benefit of this is the ability to give cards shorthands or nicknames when the community largely doesn't remember the actual name of a card, just their shorthand. We have all been hit with "wtf is that land's name again?" when we know for a fact that it's just "the blue and white shadows over innistrad reveal land". This saves the step of having to open up a search engine to figure out the card name, and in general speeds up and makes the process of building decks and inventory, a lot more enjoyable.


Cycles that currently have nicknames: Show

A lot of the cycle synonyms are meant to intuitive and robust so that you won't even have to think about knowing what the exact written synonym actually is and still be able to get it right on the first try, though it will take time to reach a point in which this is 100% true. As an example of scope, each recognized nickname for a cycle creates 6 entries for each given card in that cycle. So the AKH lands have 30 entries for each card in that cycle, resulting in a total of 150 entries. The Triomes have the same amount, but if I were to add each individual string combination of the colour letters (WUB, BUW, WBU etc) then that count would increase by 45 for each entry, resulting 75 entries for each one, totalling at 375 entries for the whole cycle.


Nicknames will usually be things like "Snappy", "Bolt", "Path", "Bob", "FoW", etc. They are to be commonly used by the larger community as a whole, not what your FNM/play group exclusively uses (though this isn't a hard set in stone as I'm not omniscient).

Here's a list of nicknames that I have. Show

Here's a list of non-american spellings I have in: Show

Here's a list of things that is in the works to do. Show

Limitations:

A card can have any number of synonyms/nicknames. But only one synonym/nickname can be tied to a card. So if a new card/land cycle gets printed that has covers a misspelling (like an UNcard might) or has that nickname as it's actual card name, those synonyms will get removed (as an example, Snapcaster Mage cannot have Snap as a nickname). We are also looking to limit the amount of times a synonym has to get removed so nicknames of cards during their presence in the standard formats are not likely to be put in, as they become forgotten or even re-used when they rotate out. These are also done manually so sometimes a change might just take a while to do if it encompasses a large number of cards or a large number of synonyms.. We also won't be going through alternate language as possible synonyms because WotC doesn't nearly double check duplicate card names for foreign languages as well as they do for English cards.

This is not something on the card submission form, so it is not available to edit for any user.

If you know of something missing like common misspellings or common non-American spellings that will be needed, or cycle syntaxes that you tried to use but didn't work, post them here and I'll review them for possible inclusion in the future.

EDIT: Before you ask for a nickname etc to be added:

  1. Check if it exists first by trying it out.
  2. Check if the larger community recognizes it, this is done by going around discords, lgs' and other forums about that nickname.
  3. Check if it has any nsfw, discriminatory or derogatory terminology, we straight up will not allow these.

This isn't a system for your pet nickname that your local playgroup uses. This is a system that can utilize nicknames that naturally grew organically out of continued use from the larger mtg community as a whole. This isn't a "which nicknames do you think this system could use" but rather "which nicknames that are used across the world that we have missed".

mrdehring on Scion The Win Button

2 weeks ago

Been a crazy couple of months for me here; just getting back to looking a magic. I noticed you added me as a reference and I appreciate it. I'm glad to help. I love the look of the deck and there are so many fun combos.

Few thoughts on the new list. How often does Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon win you a game or kill someone? I find that a lot of the time if I only have one infect creature I get a few counters on a player and never get to finish them off.

A card you may want to think about finding space for is Patriarch's Bidding; it is a blowout with Dragon Tempest.

Speaking of haste, have you looked at Rhythm of the Wild and Anger? You have a few haste enablers, but these are ones I also like. Either of these could replace Xenagos, God of Revels.

Anger also has the added bonus of being a creature early in the game to block and slow down the kill you early plan. Sakura-Tribe Elder, Yavimaya Elder, Dawntreader Elk, Burnished Hart and Sylvan Caryatid are also good "speed bumps" to slow down early attacks.

Looks like you kept Kindred Discovery. Do you need the card draw? Is it drawing you enough cards that it is worth five mana? Just something to think about as you are looking at what you want to cut from the list.

triproberts12 on Suggestions for Rakdos?

1 month ago

Oh, in that case, if you aren't super set on Rakdos, but are just trying to play RBx, I'd suggest going for a Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt infect deck. Mutating up an Ichorclaw Myr, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Flesh-Eater Imp, Ogre Menial, Phyrexian Crusader, etc. seems awesome with double strike. Or you can just hardcast Snappy and put a Grafted Exoskeleton or Phyresis on it.

kpres on Coronavirus Commander

1 month ago

Hey, I'm thinking of making a coronavirus-themed deck. I don't have a list so far, but I've got a couple of gatherer searches to narrow down the scope of cards.

Search 1 Name: OR pesti pox nause infec sick plagu contag

https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&name=|[pesti]|[pox]|[nause]|[infec]|[sick]|[plagu]|[contag]

Search 2 Rules Text: OR infect "-1/-1" wither germ proliferate

https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&name=+![pesti]+![pox]+![nause]+![infec]+![sick]+![plagu]+![contag]&text=|[infect]|[%22-1/-1%22]|[wither]|[germ]|[proliferate]

So, who's the commander? There seems to be enough black cards to go mono-black with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, but I could branch out to red and blue using Garza Zol, Plague Queen

Any thoughts? Has anybody else done this yet? Send me some deck links if so!

UPDATE Added a deck link Karona Virus OFFICIAL

vasarto77 on Atraxa "pandemic" themed deck

1 month ago

I wanna make a Atraxa deck, but themed on the concept of all the cards "or as many cards as I can" that has the name of the card reference Disease, pandemics, quarantines, Lock downs etc. I think from another post I made before I got the idea to make a deck from this along with some other similar related posts I have a good start, but would also like to ask for suggestions for what might be good for not just this theme, but a good deck in general.

So far I have Atraxa, Praetors' Voice as my commander since I wanted to use both Soul Link and Pestilence as a combo in the deck which is why I changed my mind about doing a Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon deck since Atraxa would open up the white I needed for Spirit link and also gives me access to Green which is commanders second strongest color next to also giving me Blue.

Cards I have in mind so far are Pox Spread the Sickness Quarantine Field Contamination Blightsteel Colossus Blighted Agent as well as all the other best infect creatures out there I can find. Engineered Plague Plague Wind Small Pox as a maybe? Then of course staples like the mana rocks and lands I will need. And of course I am going to do a little proliferating as well.

ThePerilousRealm on Scorpion God, Wither, Infect

2 months ago

A few cards I'd recommend: Hand of the Praetors, Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Plague Stinger, and Hatred (win con), Shadowspear (Infect + Trample is good).

Good luck!

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