Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian 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.)

: Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon gains haste until end of turn.

: Regenerate Skithiryx.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

DaWubber on What strange old commanders do …

3 weeks ago

Taniwha makes a mean blue control deck when you can leverage a Sunder or Worldslayer without having to worry about your own lands. I don't know if it's old, but I love playing the first legendary creature I ever owned, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon.

RambIe on Advice For Olivia CMDR

2 months ago

I think Olivia, Crimson Bride has the potential for competitive 1v1 if you pack some serous rocks, and optimized level in pod games

good rakdos functions that would support her
Etb Creatures like: Rune-Scarred Demon & Terror of the Peaks
Extra ETB: Molten Echoes & Mirror March
Direct Damage:Flayer of the Hatebound & Syr Konrad, the Grim
Dredge: Shenanigans & Necroplasm
Extra card: Sin Prodder & Dark Confidant
Recursion: Charmbreaker Devils & Sheoldred, Whispering One
Extra Combat: Port Razer & Breath of Fury
Load GY: Burning-Rune Demon & Shifting Shadow
Infect: Ogre Menial & Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
Big Ouch: Ebonblade Reaper & Malignus

plakjekaas on Should Poison Counters Be Removable?

2 months ago

Infect is terrifying because it's so much easier to count to 10 instead of 20/40. It has been powerful and overly present in Modern, In constructed 1v1 where there's only one player whose interaction you need to stop. I think it stopped being very relevant around the time Fatal Push was printed?

Anyway, in commander you still need to survive the interaction of three other players, and have to count to 10 two more times after you've killed an opponent and established yourself as someone dangerous who needs to be dealt with. Outside of Skittles (Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon) who insinuates his game plan before the game even started and is therefor not that dangerous and easy to anticipate, and maybe Atraxa, Praetors' Voice who can do cute things like proliferate the counters for inevitabe kills, there's barely any valid infect commander strategies, outside of oneshotting people with one-time effects like Triumph of the Hordes or Tainted Strike.

The only infect card I play is Inkmoth Nexus in my equipment deck, because that's a scary land with an easy-equipped Colossus Hammer. Any card that would remove infect counters, would come too late for any opponent that I infected. That's probably why people don't see the need for a Vampire Hexmage for players.

Antidotes do exist in real life, but this is not just any infection we're dealing with. This is Phyresis, a magical infection to remove organical impurities and leave nothing but the perfect life form. It's a lot more potent than penicillin ;-)

tiffanyann on CAN I RUN THE BIRD? [Rule Zero] ♡

4 months ago

DadHumanPraetor maybe... or I add Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and hit him with a Dub. ♡

GrimlockVIII on Dream Tribal Commanders

5 months ago

Im down for a proper Skeleton commander that actually does something for the tribe other than simply exist as a skeleton (Im lookin at you Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , you pompous asshole).

Id preferably want a Golgari Skeleton commander to take advantage of the recent Skeletal Swarming that came out in the Forgotten Realms set.

Mortlocke on Atraxa Proliferation of Humans

6 months ago

Greetings Odric_Magnusson,

In response to your question of What Creatures would you put in? (that have infect) - based upon your current decklist and design the infect creatures I would recommend need to compliment your deck's +1/+1 counters matter subtheme and should be relatively threatening on their own. Therefore, I suggest:

  • Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon : This one is a bit of a no-brainer next to Hand of the Praetors . It has evasion, built in protection and haste. Skittles is a longtime favorite of mine, and is truly an infect staple in my opinion. This one is at the top of the list, without a doubt.

  • Viral Drake : This creature ties in with your deck's +1/+1 counters matter subtheme by serving as an excellent mana dump for proliferation triggers. On top of having infect, it also has evasion. A great pick in my opinion.

  • Ichor Rats : This creature serves as a means of getting poison counters on players when they have a Pillow Fort strategy online before you could get infect combat damage in. Additionally, it's a great recursion target if you can get multiple triggers of it's ETB effect.

  • Inkmoth Nexus : This is an honorable mention, but this land has served me well over many games. It has built in protection due to being a land and +1/+1 counters do not fall off of it when it stops being a creature. The icing on the cake is that it also has evasion.

That's it for my suggestions. Your list is pretty good, and definitely will make any opponent weary of you during any point in a game. +1 again! lol

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