Steel Hellkite


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Steel Hellkite

Artifact Creature — Dragon


: Steel Hellkite gets +1/+0 until end of turn.

: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost X whose controller was dealt combat damage by Steel Hellkite this turn. Activate this ability only once each turn.

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Steel Hellkite Discussion

Demarge on Kaalia, of the Vast

1 day ago

You have 4 dragons in your deck Dragon Tempest and Kaalia, Zenith Seeker can become much stronger if you up the number of dragon's in the deck and there are some really sweet utility ones.

Steel Hellkite , if tokens are a possible issue all this guy has to do is connect and you can wipe that player's build up along with any other problematic boardstates.

Skyline Despot getting monarch is fairly strong as unlike Bloodgift Demon you will always get to draw at least one card off it and being kaalia your big creatures can usually get you monarch back if anyone takes it from you. the ability to run away with the game if you stay monarch is also pretty good.

Dragon Mage a reprint of m20 is a wheel on a dragon, what more could kaalia want.

Now I'll admit my kaalia list probably needs some tuning again (and some m20 acquires, waiting for when I can nab all I want for around $10) Heavenly Rakdos is around for more ideas, though I think I'll explain a possible other card for you.

Doom Whisperer would work really well with your reanimator subtheme as you can fill up your graveyard pretty easily (might even make Unburial Rites a decent option) and it kind of combo's with Vilis as in it's a free way to pay life, though you draw the cards then surveil which I guess only matters the first time but hey downsideless necro is nice.

JDickey on Win-con for Grixis Kess?

2 weeks ago

Have you tried Steel Hellkite or Sphinx of the Final Word ? Really good for 1v1, not great for multiplayer, though. Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh is also superb.

bushido_man96 on Glissa, Artifacts, & Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions, lifemtg. I'd consider adding Darksteel Forge , but it's $20 I'm not willing to pay on one card right now. I do like the combo with Nev's Disk, though, and Nev's Disk would be a decent addition, too, and I will keep it in mind. The only bad thing about the Disk is it really puts a target on you for turn. Ratchet Bomb and Steel Hellkite run well in its place.

I had cut Nemesis Mask for Poison-Tip Archer , but didn't consider cutting a land for it. I'm already at 35, and am really leery about dropping much lower than that. Do you think I could get away with running 34 lands? I just worry about a bad draw?

Optimator on Nikki Borgees

4 weeks ago

"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

multimedia on B/W ....angles??

1 month ago

Include creatures who you can cheat into play with Kaalia or reanimate them as repeatable sources of removal. Some options are:

Some noncreature card removal spells are fine: Swords, Path, Anguished Unmaking and Chaos Warp . These four are versatile instant removal spells worth including. Cataclysm and Armageddon are powerful effects with Kaalia. You don't want a lot of noncreature removal spells instead use the noncreature card spots in your deck for mana rocks, tutors, protection for Kaalia, haste enablers, reanimation/enablers because these spells have interaction with Kaalia or with Angels/Demons/Dragons.

DemonDragonJ on How Does Skithiryx, The Blight ...

1 month ago

TypicalTimmy, if an airplane can fly, why not Steel Hellkite , as well?

cdkime on How Does Skithiryx, The Blight ...

1 month ago

This is Magic: Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Steel Hellkite , and the other strange flying creatures probably just Plane-walk.

Daveslab2022 on How Does Skithiryx, The Blight ...

1 month ago

He also never stated that Steel Hellkite couldn’t fly, just that he’s fucking heavy, and that makes it more difficult to fly. So your attempt to pass this off as a joke doesn’t work. You were being a dick, trying to be funny at someone else’s expense. Just own up to it. Stop being so damn prideful.

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Steel Hellkite occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Red: 0.44%

Blue: 0.18%

Rakdos: 0.24%