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

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Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Discussion

RambIe on why hasn't this card blown …

3 weeks ago

for those that don't know what makes it amazing
lets play a game
pretend you are piloting Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon aka "skittles" (you can find the deck online anywere)
and i put Imprisoned in the Moon on your commander
how many ways can you find to get out of this ??

Traieon on Otrimi, Pinnacle of Evolution

1 month ago

I had considered Thrun, the Last Troll but I had decided to run Troll Ascetic because it had a lower CMC.and I didn't think being uncounterable was worth the additional . I had considered Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon but it was fairly expensive at the time but I'll may have to reconsider it after the reprint. I like the interaction of Undying and mutate but I prefer the utility of Malakir Rebirth  Flip.

I have Muldrotha, the Gravetide in this deck and it never disappoints.

DarthKazar on Scion of the Ur-Dragon Combos and Synergies

1 month ago

Guero2017882 Actually, adding to the previous comment, I would say that it is easier to equip Embercleave to Scion while he is copying Moltensteel Dragon since that equip already provides Trample and Double Strike. So there is no need of Dragon Tyrant and that would become 1 hit kill with just those 3 cards. Same goes if you change the copy to Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and kill with Infect.

Housegheist on Otrimi, Pinnacle of Evolution

1 month ago

Have you tried to include Thrun, the Last Troll? One of the best creatures to mutate on IMO. Also i gave Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon a try because of his regeneration effect. In my playgroups Endling was a high valued target to mutate on because of his Undying effect... one of my opponents had Mikaeus, the Unhallowed which i copied with my Volrath, the Shapestealer - my Endling was undieable from that on :D Adding Muldrotha, the Gravetide would give your mutate-creatures in your graveyard a 2nd chance.


My Sultai-Mutate-List is an older one, have to actualize it.

WizardOfTheNorthernCoast on Sakashima, of a thousand faces …

2 months ago

One obvious pick is The Mimeoplasm, you can also go full combo with Buried Alive + Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon + Worldspine Wurm for a 19/19 hasty flying infected creature and win on the spot.

Lord of Extinction seems like a must-include too.

Drolas on THE Praetor

2 months ago

Hi Eckat, I hope your deck is working great. When I was considering to run Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, I also considered Neoform - if you happen to keep Atraxa on board, you can sac her to Neoform for blue and green, get Skithiryx with +1/+1 and give it haste with black, swing for 5 poison and threaten to kill you opponent next turn. And if you did not miss land drops and happen to have another 2 blacks, you can regenerate him, so he might not be easy to remove (apart from 5/5 body).

JANKYARD_DOG on Old Yeller

3 months ago

No Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon? I assume budget reasons, but would be a nice addition for any infect deck. Plaxcaster Frogling can offer single target protection as well as being and making more proliferation targets. Speaking of protection, Teferi's Time Twist can be useful with Ukkima. Also, considering your creatures can get big Greater Good and it's ilk may be worth considering. Hope that helps, unfortunately I can't say what to remove because I'm terrible at that part of building, and it's pretty well done already.

amicdeep on Monoblack Infect [Competitive/Primer]

3 months ago

with very limited pump spells, have you considered Swamp Mosquito over the myr, it provides a second evasize flyer for the same cmc

that said i would probably want to go a little more midrange and run Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Whispering Specter spector is devastating if they've taken only a few counters and is directly in Unearth range. the dragon is the card i want to be playing after a board wipe (or before if you can regen it)

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could also be another effective wincon, being able to just discard to win, and also kill off problematic combo creatures is useful.

lastly the package the deck could really use is Karn, the Great Creator, wishboard, with Contagion Clasp, the myr and sword in sb seems strong, while providing the deck with more silver bullets and ways to protect itself.

it's really a shame that astrolabe was banned as i could see there being a really good build with Dead of Winter astrolabe, scrying sheets and Throne of Geth

i don't like the current expertise boardwipe, im tempted to say Bontu's Last Reckoning

i know it may seem silly but you may want to seriously consider Profane Command, removal, reanimation and mass evasion is really strong

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