Skullwinder

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology (CM1) Uncommon
Commander 2015 (C15) Uncommon

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Skullwinder

Creature — Snake

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

When Skullwinder enters the battlefield, return target card from your graveyard to your hand, then choose an opponent. That player returns a card from his or her graveyard to his or her hand.

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Skullwinder Discussion

K1ngMars on Kooopa Meren *Suggestions Appreciated*

1 month ago

Hi, nice deck! By the way, not to be mean or anything, but this seems grabbed straight out from EDHREC, but you can easily fix it up. I enforce the comment from ZendikariWol (he helped me out with They See Me Diggin', They Hatin', my meren deck, sometime ago), in that you need to cut those things which don't really help you winning, but instead make you just "win more". I would consider trying to run more creatures, as you can recycle them any time you need them for their effects. Apart from the cards you already got suggested to add, which I suggest too, I'd also consider:

  • Ashnod's Altar is a really explosive must include card. Free sac outlet.
  • Skullwinder is super strong. can be used oplitically, but more importantly lets you buy back those noncreature cards that happen to have hit your graveyard. Plus, it's a 1/3 deathtouch.
  • Nyx Weaver is the same as the above, but can only be used once. But if it rebuys you the spell that makes you win the game, it suddenly becomes so powerful...
  • Mind Slash is a cool sac outlet, that lets you get rid of those spells you don't like, and slow your opponents down.
  • Avenger of Zendikar as it floods the board and gives you sacrifice targets. It also can pump up those token, but that's far less likely to happen. Still really solid.
  • Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder is a cool token generator if you ahve access to free sacrifice outlets, but it's a bit slow.
  • Harvester of Souls draws lots of cards. The potential of decking yourself is not that much of a problem, considering that you may draw a card, but are not obliged to.
  • From Beyond is a cool little token/mana generator, that can tutor up Smothering Abomination .
  • Izoni, Thousand-Eyed is both a sac outlet, card draw and token generator. Must have.
  • Pathbreaker Ibex and Overwhelming Stampede both make up for very powerful win conditions with all of the aforementioned token generation.
  • Woodfall Primus has recently gone down in price and it's a nice piece of removal that can be used twice if a sac outlet is provided.
  • Primal Druid is a cool dude that can chump-block and will ramp you like crazy if you start chain reanimating it. It's a worse Viridian Emissary , which is again a worse Dave .

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

channelfireball12345: Usually getting it off the field is enough to seal the deal, since the ideal situation is looping it, but there's always Soren841's solution as well.

The only thing I am not a fan of is the reliance on E-Wit once Brutalizer Exarch is out of the deck. Makes me want to find a slot for Skullwinder .

pizzagod13 on Improving a Oops all Creatures ...

1 month ago

Interesting suggestions... well I don’t really need to do double the triggers to kill everyone most of the time.

Despite lifegain being the most popular theme on EDHREC it’s rarely played in my playgroup. And in the case that it is played I just have to focus that player earlier to keep them at a reasonable life total.

I was thinking of cuts so I could add Sidisi, Undead Vizier and Harvester of Souls to the deck.

I think the weakest card that could be cut is Molder Slug but I don’t know what else to cut.

Whiptongue Hydra is an option as it is a nonbo with my flyers. However, there is a Kalia in my play group that it would be pretty good against.

The other option is Skullwinder or Golgari Findbroker since 4 Eternal Witness effects seems like to many and I think they are the worst? But, maybe you can never have too many?

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 months ago

CyborgAeon: I wouldn't want Soul of the Harvest or Primordial Sage . That's way too much for something that starts yielding after it's in play. So I have to agree with Soren841 the cost is an issue and E-wit/beast within is already in the deck regardless of direction.

Dango: Your point is exactly why it's still in the deck, but lately the lines of winning are more definitive whereas Exarch is more for more attrition based wins.

This might warrant revisiting Skullwinder , perhaps?

As for Ezuri, Renegade Leader ,slightly enticing but it only really stops Fire Covenant in my meta.

SynergyBuild on Yeva Draw-Grow

2 months ago

I think this list running Vitalize , Ravenous Slime , Scryb Ranger , Grafdigger's Cage , and Shimmer Myr would make it better. Maybe even Skullwinder , or with a different take on the landbase; Early Harvest .

This would let the deck go off at instant speed much easier

Question is what to drop... Skullclamp needs more than 15 creatures that would die with it IMO, and Umbral Mantle may be too slow at sorcery speed. I think it is worse than staff because it doesn't draw cards, but I may be wrong in that assessment. One or the other could get dropped I think. Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip I think is too slow, but I'd need testing on that. Otherwise Blighted Woodland ? It doesn't seem like it belongs.

Bababad on Rashmi's Eternal Bestiary

2 months ago

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir over/alongside Yeva, Nature's Herald

I would also heavily consider Cloudstone Curio in any flash matters deck

Eternal Witness over Skullwinder seems appropriate unless there is a fun meta reason to run SW

Fun build overall, don't know your meta well enough to give you niche pieces but looks like it would hold up in mine.

cEDH_TV on Food chain Reyhan Kraum

2 months ago

Hmmm. Good idea. Don't like Skullwinder . But I think the witness is better.

-Pratstar- on Food chain Reyhan Kraum

2 months ago

Hi! Any reasoning for regrowth over Eternal Witness or Skullwinder since they give you bodies for food chain? Love the deck idea btw! Trying to brew a more casual version for my playgroup since they're not so into cedh hehe

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Skullwinder occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Green: 0.12%

Golgari: 0.15%