Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon

Legendary Creature — 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.

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Set Rarity
Double Masters (2XM) Mythic Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

LunchBox1211 on Kaalia Dropping Beats

2 weeks ago

With everything everywhere, it was hard to tell how many ways you have to protect Kaalia. I have a Kaalia deck myself, without Demons, and Kaalia still turns into "4 mana, discard a removal spell." My personal advice, run Dragon Tempest to get the attack trigger ASAP. Another add is Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. I just love infect.

Great deck, my guy!

DragonSliver9001 on Is sword of feast and …

1 month ago

dragons probably won't be a "competitive" commander deck, but i definitely think they're at the stronger end of the casual spectrum. oh you didn't block my Scion of the Ur-Dragon? activate effect twice, transform it into Moltensteel Dragon, pump, transform into Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. dead.

LunchBox1211 on Kaalia Of The Vast EDH

1 month ago

Nice deck! I also have a Kaalia deck, and one of the cards that has been a massive helps has been Dragon Tempest. Gives Kaalia (and other angels, dragons and demons if you cast them) haste, plus allows dragons to hit people sooner. Fun fact, if you drop Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon with this, the damage is infect.

Also, Chancellor of the Annex is a funny card to reveal from your hand at the start of the game. You don't HAVE to run it, but I do for the sheer fun of it.

GhostChieftain on Hatred vs. Howl From Beyond

1 month ago

Sure it is doable at 10, but you could have 5 extra mana to use on 1 or 2 more spells that turn if you use hatred. You could use the extra mana for a Praetor's Grasp getting a 2 cmc counterspell to protect your hatred or just use your own Imp's Mischief. 11 mana you can cast Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon give it haste and cast hatred in the same turn. More spells=more better. Earlier cast for the win is also better. Hatred is hands down the better card in edh. The only real question left imo is if it is more worth it for you to get hatred or save for something like Ad Nauseam, Dark Confidant,Demonic Tutor, or fetchlands if you don't have those yet.

Bazzul on One card combo Demonlord Belzenlok

1 month ago

CyborgAeon you are indeed correct about the "go off in response" mechanic provided you have enough non-land non-creature cards in your hand (which is always true for the first go-off in response). However, there is small window where removal could be used if Skirge Familiar and Bone Miser enter the battlefield at different times (this happens in the first attempt). At this stage you must kill your own Skirge Familiar with Soul Spike (if the interruption exiles). In response, you can get enough mana to cast graveyard recursion: Ever After, Living Death

I do think Dread is still needed. Mainly because you are very often interrupted mid combo (by countermagic for example). You need a way to attempt to survive and combo off in the following turns. To do this you must have Skirge Familiar and Bone Miser in the graveyard/battlefield and have a card on top of your library. The eldrazi only help with the latter.

I would swap the following cards for your combo:

OUT (7 cards):

1x Cinderhaze Wretch 1x Endling 1x Lotus Guardian 1x Makeshift Mannequin 1x Necrotic Ooze 1x Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon 1x Syr Konrad, the Grim

IN (5 cards):

1x Bone Miser 1x Nightmare Void 1x Extra Shuffler 1x Ever After (extra attempt) 1x Living Death (extra attempt)

I really like your combo and definitely choosing it over the ooze combo is a matter of preference. I have to say that in my meta having a creature based win (second attempt) is very valuable because of the decks I'm used to play against. Also the instant speed win through Makeshift Mannequin has been handy at times.

Anyways I'm for sure gonna buy the extra cards and give it a try in my play group. I do think your combo deserves a mention in the description (or even another decklist). I'm a bit busy these days so it might take a while for me to add it. However, if you have time to make a playlist I could also mention it and link it in the description!

Thanks for the innovative approach!

casual_competitive on Trick er Treat, Muh-Fuh

2 months ago

The Mimeoplasm is a good choice for infect, still having Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon be the main win condition.

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters Speculation

2 months ago

DeinoStinkus, "Skittles" is a nickname for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, which I feel does not make sense, because, following his name, I would say that his nickname should be "Skithles."

Also, the fact that Sneak Attack was a mythic rare in Iconic Masters does not mean that it needs to be in this set; if Sharuum was downgraded, why not sneak attack, as well?

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