Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Pre-release Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legendary Creature — Phyrexian Dragon Skeleton


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. (The next time this creature would be destroyed, instead tap it, remove it from combat and heal all damage on it.)

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wallisface on Skeleton Control

4 weeks ago

Some thoughts:

  • your mana curve is currently very high. Modern decks typically can’t justify running more than 4 cards costing 4-or-more mana - you’ve got a whopping 13, which is really going to make your turns feel very slow and clumsy.

  • even once you lower the curve, 21 lands is likely too few. If you’re running any number if 4-mana cards i’d suggest 23 lands minimum. Depending how many high-mana cards you end up with, you might need as many as 25-26 lands.

  • you have almost nothing to do turn 1, which means your almost always going to be starting a full-turn behind your opponent, a really dangerous place to be.

  • Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon doesn’t seem very helpful here, as you’re not an infect deck and this is a very late-game card that will have to do all the work itself if you’re trying to win that way.

Rhadamanthus on Commander format : Is scion …

2 months ago

You can use double square brackets around a card's name to create a reference link: Scion of the Ur-Dragon, Savage Ventmaw, Old Gnawbone. It's the best way to make sure everyone understands what's going on in the question.

No, it won't work that way. Scion of the Ur-Dragon's ability doesn't create an extra copy of the dragon you choose, rather it makes Scion become a copy of that dragon until end of turn. When Scion becomes a copy, it will just be that dragon and won't have its normal printed abilities or the printed abilities from something else it may have been a copy of earlier in the turn.

You can use Scion's ability in a way that makes it become multiple other dragons in sequence, but in the end it will just be one of them, not all of them. Sometimes this can be useful, like in a combo where you activate Scion, immediately respond by activating it again, get Moltensteel Dragon with the first activation that resolves, respond by pumping up its power before the other Scion activation resolves, and then for the other Scion activation get Dragon Tyrant/Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and the +X/+0 effect you created will carry over. In your example, there's nothing that will carry over between Savage Ventmaw and Old Gnawbone.

Azoth2099 on Green/Black toxic/proliferate need recommendations

3 months ago


One more thing!!

As far as cuts go, anything EXCEPT FOR the following should be cut in favor of a more streamlined strategy with some of the pieces that have been mentioned imo:

Blightbelly Rat Bloated Contaminator Cankerbloom Fynn, the Fangbearer Phyrexian Hydra Scheming Aspirant Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Thalia and The Gitrog Monster Invasion of Ikoria  Flip Chromatic Lantern Grafted Exoskeleton Snake Cult Initiation Carnivorous Canopy Drown in Ichor Infectious Bite Putrefy Tainted Strike Command Tower Inkmoth Nexus Karn's Bastion

All of these are great picks that can easily slot into the deck's rework.

TheBestMagicCard on Atraxa - Planeswalkers-Poison-Proliferate-Turns

4 months ago

Inexorable Tide is awesome.

Trying to find the balance between Planeswalkers and Poison. I think it's okay...

I'd like to fit Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Plague Stinger, and Kasmina, Enigma Sage, and Displacer Kitten in...

legendofa on Sheoldred Reanimate

4 months ago

At this point, my best thought is to keep playtesting the deck, seeing what works, what might not be worth it, and tweak it to your particular tastes.

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon is worth testing alongside your proliferate effects, but with a note that if you never get an infect win, it won't be pulling its weight. Grave Titan and Razaketh, the Foulblooded are very solid options.

Novice_Necromancer on Sheoldred Reanimate

4 months ago

Hi legendofa,

Thanks for the description of Tempo! I can definitely see now that my deck is more late game oriented, so I'll add more higher CMC cards with bigger effects (i.e. Breach the Multiverse).

Also thanks for the suggestions, I removed some redundancy from my deck (the main ones I removed were some of the 1/1's with discard ETBs like Virus Beetle, some single target removals like Murder, and I think one or two board wipes like Languish) to fit in those cards you mentioned.

I justify keeping Whisper of the Dross because it's an instant speed proliferate at only 1 mana, so it's both cheap and has a surprise factor (seeing that it comes from the hand and not a permanent's activated ability).

What other cuts do you think I should make? I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what to trim down because in the moment it feels like everything just feeds into each other.

Also, if I make those cuts, do you think cards like Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Grave Titan, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded would make for good high-impact creatures to replace them with. Especially to put them into the grave with all of my mill and discard effects and my Oriq Loremage and THEN cheat them out through my various means of reanimation.

Thanks so much,

Novice Necromancer

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