Skyline Despot

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare

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Skyline Despot

Creature — Dragon

Flying

When Skyline Despot enters the battlefield, you become the monarch.

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you're the monarch, put a 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

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Skyline Despot Discussion

Torekai92 on Ur-mahgurd Dragurns!

2 weeks ago

Gotcha. That makes more sense! Rite of Replication seems amazing. Maybe these would make more sense in your deck:

Jaysterbaby on Need help structuring a Dragon ...

3 weeks ago

I don't have a format in mind as me and my friends just play for fun. If I have to tweak it for formats I can do that on my own time. I just need help tweaking this deck, as I believe 80 cards to be alot even with great mana ramps, I will be going up against Merfolk with unblockable and buffs, and vampires with lifedrain, life link and deathtouch, with some flying

Suggestions and opinions welcome. Thank you

4x Dragonlord's Servant

8x Mountain

4x Crucible of the Spirit Dragon

4x Haven of the Spirit Dragon

1x Bogardan Hellkite

4x Unclaimed Territory

1x Devil's Play

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

2x Geosurge

1x Dragonlord Kolaghan

3x Dragonspeaker Shaman

1x Draconic Roar

3x Lightning Bolt

2x Dragon Tempest

1x Thunder Dragon

1x Ruby Medallion

2x Anger of the Gods

2x Pyretic Ritual

2x Bathe in Dragonfire

1x Flameblast Dragon

1x Balefire Dragon

3x Sarkhan's Triumph

2x Seething Song

1x Fiery Confluence

1x Slice and Dice

2x Rolling Thunder

1x Thundermaw Hellkite

1x Ryusei, the Falling Star

1x Dragonmaster Outcast

1x Ramos, Dragon Engine

1x The Ur-Dragon

1x Slumbering Dragon

1x Awaken the Sky Tyrant

1x Skyline Despot

1x Wasitora, Nekoru Queen

1x Dragonlord Dromoka

1x Thunderbreak Regent

3x Archetype of Aggression

1x Chromatic Lantern

1x Gilded Lotus

2x Archwing Dragon

1x Clifftop Retreat

1x Sulfur Falls

1x Rootbound Crag

1x Dragonskull Summit

feightj1 on Protect the Queen

2 months ago

CaptainHippos I was thinking I could have that instead of Harsh Mentor if I really wanted. It'd be great to flicker things like Skyline Despot to ensure I get the dragon and Sun Titan too.

What do you think about going more flicker-based route with Felidar Guardian and Flickerwisp too?

WalkingIllusion on Marchesa-sama

2 months ago

Thanks guys for the suggestions guys!

I think with all the comments I can't think if anything would be better than whats on the list besides replacing Skyline Despot with Luminarch Ascension....

Besides the thought of curses and Blazing Archon I think this deck is close to being built and play tested...

S1ayerMonkey on Marchesa-sama

2 months ago

Hey I noticed your comment that you got skipped.

You might want to consider removing the random stuff and focusing on your pillowfort more. Example: Skyline Despot. This is a great card, but if you don't want other players to focus on you then getting a free 5/5 flyer every turn may not be the best idea.

If you want to be a pest, I recommend playing cards like Banisher Priest, Pacifism, Spear of Heliod, Ghostly Prison, and No Mercy. These come at the expense of being sorcery speed.

Also, perhaps consider making deathtouch a theme. Whip of Erebos and Necrobite work well depending on your intent.

Another way to annoy is to have regenerative cards that just won't die. The only two off the top of my head are Gravecrawler and Scrapheap Scrounger, but there are hundreds of others.

Good luck and hope I helped.

KingRamz on Queen Marchesa Tokens

2 months ago

I feel like this deck is not focused enough on the theme of "make tons of tokens." You have a lot of cards that make tokens, but many of them don't really do it efficiently. Some examples:

Awaken the Sky Tyrant - makes only one token, and only if an opponent lets you make it.

Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts - makes tokens only if your opponents let you

Skyline Despot - makes one token per turn if your opponents let you (or if you leave back plenty of defense)

Ghirapur Gearcrafter - makes one token

Descent of the Dragons - this is secretly a one-shot anthem that doesn't let you attack the turn you cast it

Dragonmaster Outcast - makes one token per turn on turn 6+ if your opponents can't kill a 1/1

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs - makes tokens if your opponents let you

Custodi Soulbinders - makes tokens for 3 mana each if there are a decent number of creatures out when you cast it

You get the idea.

Personally I'd try to run five or six anthem effects and hit the token makers really hard. I counted thirteen anthem effects in this version of the deck. Also, one anthem effect comes to mind that you aren't running - Jazal Goldmane. That card should play better than either Mikaeus or Ravos (both of which I'd cut).

Efficient token makers you could run: White Sun's Zenith, Bitterblossom (harder to kill than Outcast), Secure the Wastes, Goblin Trenches, Storm Herd, Sacred Mesa, Requiem Angel, Elenda, the Dusk Rose, Thopter Assembly (if you don't run other Thopter makers), Hanweir Garrison, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Twilight Drover. I think Legion's Landing could potentially work in here too - it's inefficient from a mana perspective but it's a one-drop that shouldn't be too hard to flip and at that point it taps for mana. Which brings me to

Lands: There's quite a few lands that I think could play well here. Kjeldoran Outpost, Kher Keep, Vault of the Archangel, Hanweir Battlements (if you run the Garrison), or Windbrisk Heights. Creature lands are also secretly good here because they benefit from your anthems and let you mount an offense even when untapping on an empty board after a sweeper. Ghitu Encampment, Needle Spires, Lavaclaw Reaches, Shambling Vent, Mishra's Factory and so on.

Haste: If you're going to make a ton of tokens, you really want to bash with them right away, before your opponents can sweep your board. I like Hammer of Purphoros here because it makes tokens and Ogre Battledriver because it doubles as a pseudo-Anthem, but there's also Fervor, Anger, Akroma's Memorial and probably other cards I haven't thought of.

I definitely think there's potential for this deck concept. Just remember that Dragon tokens and anthems don't go in the same deck (except Crucible of Fire). Good luck!

DwaginFodder on The Ur Dragon's Raging Rainbow Party Friends

2 months ago

I love Skyline Despot and Call to the Kindred in my Ur-Dragon deck. The Despot generates good tokens while monarch pulls cards, but since dragons draw such aggro I'm not sure how good it is. Call is just plain stupid, though. Wild Pair I often find is better than Tooth and Nail, even if it is slower. It's comparatively cheap, too.

Also, with Dromoka, the Eternal's triggers, I don't think that they all automatically choose the same creature because you have to order them on the stack so they don't resolve all at once, and you don't choose any targets. This lets you spread your counters around a bit. I'm not completely sure that's how it works, though, so I wouldn't swear by it.

DespairFaction on The Ur-Dragon

3 months ago

I think the number looks pretty good, anything close to 25 should be solid. Right now im counting about 22, which is close to what I run.

These are the few I would keep an eye on for cutting: Ramos, Dragon Engine, Skyline Despot, Scourge of Valkas, Scourge of the Throne. Pay attention to how these play, if they arent doing what you want them to, I'd replace them with others.

I personally like Bladewing the Risen for the reanimation, Glorybringer is sweet 4 damage is really good removal for a lot commanders. Any of the planar chaos style dragons are really good, Hellkite Tyrant is as sweet card, and a pet card of mine is Scourge of Kher Ridges since it gives a great amount of board control. Theres so many dragons it is hard to narrow down to "the best" but check out other peoples decks see what they use, and see if those choices will fit your deck. I also really like the maelstrom wanderer in this deck.

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