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

cdkime on How Does Skithiryx, The Blight ...

2 days 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 ...

2 days 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.

TypicalTimmy on How Does Skithiryx, The Blight ...

2 days ago

Jokes aside, I considered the same thing for Steel Hellkite . Do you have any idea how insanely heavy a steel dragon would weigh??

Probably stays aloft via some kind of internal combustion.

Likewise, we see Skittles the Fright Dragon here bellowing out a green noxious gas. It probably aids in lifting his body up via buoyant force, similar to how a helium balloons floats.

So I imagine he more so has diving and swooping actions, like a whale, rather than flapping, like a bird.

jpermar on Rakdos, Lord's Downward Spiral

3 weeks ago

A massive update this time. One that I'm very excited about. Here are the changes:

Overall, the deck is faster and more consistent. Here's a summary of changes by card category:

  • direct damage is now at lower cmc
  • -1 Ramp
  • +1 protection/haste
  • +2 tutor
  • +5 draw
  • +1 anti-control
  • -4 Creature removal
  • -2 graveyard hate
  • -1 discard
  • -1 extra attack
  • -1 lifegain/recursion
  • +1 removal

So the changes overall are lower cmc, more draw and tutor, less creature removal and less utility (graveyard hate, extra attacks, etc.) Overall, the early turn plays to get direct damage and get Rakdos out are far more prevalent. The deck is more aggressive and more focused now, and plays much smoother.

And yes, this is the only deck I have where I've taken out Sol Ring . It's simply better to have only colored mana in order to cast Rakdos as consistently as possible!

Saljen on TRON

3 weeks ago

Having an Ensnaring Bridge + Bottled Cloister in Karn's toolbox is very helpful. Turn 3 Tron lands into new Karn, -2 into Ensnaring Bridge is a pretty amazing opener. Followed by Bottled Cloister makes it a hard lock, letting you win with Walking Ballista . Chalice of the Void is pretty great when cast a 0,2, or 3 CMC. Defense Grid gives control players a hard time. Dragon's Claw can help against burn and storm. Steel Hellkite is nice removal once you've got a wall up. Torpor Orb against Humans and other ETB effect decks. Universal Solvent is a nice catch-all removal. Witchbane Orb is great against burn and discard. I've been working on a Mono-G Tron deck as well, featuring the new Karn.

Jayd0nlink on Oh, You Wanted to Play Magic?

1 month ago

Alright hkhssweiss, so I have updated and edited my deck a bit, and I wanted to see what you thought. Here are the cards I took out:

And these are the cards I put in:

Anyway, if you could tell me what you think, that would be great. And again, thanks for all of your help hkhssweiss!

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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%