Steel Hellkite

Steel Hellkite

Artifact Creature — Dragon

Flying

: 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

metalflame on Kaalia Angels

2 days ago

Aurelia Warleader!, Steel Hellkite , and Master of Cruelties are must includes, and your deck needs protection I would recommend Mother of Runes

zAzen7977 on KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

3 days ago

Thanks for the excellent suggestion TypicalTimmy!! I haven’t seen Mudslide in years, I completely forgot it existed. Great stax piece! I will have to make room for it somehow. It proactively neutralizes weenie/token swarms, which is something this deck has a problem with. I usually have to use Balefire Dragon, Steel Hellkite at X=0, or a board wipe to deal with swarms.

I’m running Magus of the Moon in place of Blood Moon right now, because I can use Cavern of Souls to protect Magus from counterspells, and I can sac’ Magus to Razaketh, the Foulblooded when I’m tired of the effect. At least one form of Blood Moon is quite useful against all non-red decks, as most cEDH decks run primarily nonbasic lands, so I wouldn’t drop the effect completely. But Magus plus Mudslide, that’s a nasty lock!

metalflame on volo guide to monsters

1 week ago

I would say focus on etb effects, and graveyard recursion like Eternal Witness, Greenwarden of Murasa, and Recollect
Use different dorks for ramp since they can be doubled, and add some 2 cmc rocks for ramp.
Finally id recommend getting rid of the counterspells for control, and include a Steel Hellkite, as well as Song of the Dryads among your control cards.


I typically say 35 lands, and 10 ramp will get you out fast, and reliably. Somewhere about as many creatures as lands, and 10 of any theme such as removal, draw, equipment, etc.. will get you to see that kind of effect reliably and generally early. 15 or more if you want to see it multiple times in many games.

Dont forget reusable artifact draw with stuff like Coercive Portal, Cosmos Elixir,Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Liar's Pendulum, and Staff of Nin

and these rocks
Arcane Signet, Star Compass, Coldsteel Heart, Wayfarer's Bauble, Mind Stone

multimedia on Wrath of Kaalia

2 months ago

Hey, good first attempt and decent budget version of Kaalia.

You have a few Angels/Demon/Dragons who are impactful when you cheat them onto the battlefield with Kaalia, but many could be improved to get more repeatable effects.

Some budget Angels/Demons/Dragons to consider adding:

  • Angel of Despair: destroy any permanent.
  • Emeria Shepherd: repeatable reanimate with Plains or recursion of nonland permanents with other lands.
  • Liesa, Forgotten Archangel: repeatable recursion of nontoken creatures you control that die and lifelink.
  • Sephara, Sky's Blade: protect Kaalia and all other flying creatures you control and lifelink. Pairs well with Aegis Angel to give Sephara indestructible to then have all flying creatures you control have this protection.
  • Bloodgift Demon: repeatable draw at your upkeep for the cost of only 1 life.
  • Steel Hellkite: repeatable destroy opponents nonland permanents.

On a low budget lands are last to think about, but there's a few more that are $2 or less to consider for some improvements:


Some changes to consider:

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Lanzo493 on Feisty Gruul Mother

4 months ago

Atarka can make a pretty mean combat damage deck. It's not the best at interaction, but player removal counts as removal, too. I notice you're not running much green interaction, so I would suggest adding Nature's Claim and Return to Nature. They're nice and cheap.

Some upgrades could be Untamed Wilds and Spoils of Victory for Kodama's Reach and Cultivate. There's also Skyshroud Claim and Beanstalk Giant. Having lands that can ramp is really nice too, so I'd consider swapping some basics for Myriad Landscape and Blighted Woodland.

Bower Passage gives basically all your dragons unblockable (it's some really nice tech for dragon decks). This ca

Savage Ventmaw is an excellent dragon in my opinion. Helps a lot with the mana. If you have a Klauth, Unrivaled Ancient or Old Gnawbone that would be better. But the uncommon is good on a budget. Any one of these goes very well with Aggravated Assault or Hellkite Charger.

Now for the expensive suggestions. Xenagos, God of Revels lets you one-shot people with your commander while also giving haste. I know you may not want to be one of THOSE people, but if you put Grafted Exoskeleton on your commander, it also lets you one-shot people. Balefire Dragon and Hellkite Tyrant are excellent for completely wiping out opponents. Steel Hellkite is a budget alternative to those. The Great Henge is powerful in this deck by giving you draw, extra power, mana, and being a low cost once you have a dragon out. Utvara Hellkite is an army in a can. Gets ridiculous fast.

Some cards I would consider cutting are definitely the burn spells. Magma Jet, Lightning Bolt, Volcanic Fallout, Dragon's Fire, Banefire, and Atarka's Command may be good in other formats, but they fall short in commander. They aren't very good interaction because you'll often not be able to deal with the biggest threats on the board. Better cards for interaction would probably be Ryusei, the Falling Star, Rolling Earthquake, and Scourge of Valkas.

raefgall on Rise of the Machines

4 months ago

Some options to look at: Field of Ruin is technically an improvement on Ghost Quarter if you run a few Wastes.

Unwinding Clock is only ok unless you have a lot of things that get better when tapping, or with Vedalken Orrery. Shimmer Myr helps make it a little better.

Steel Hellkite is a strong top-end that can also help with removal/board wipes.

Rogue's Passage and Key to the City will make your X/X monsters more likely to connect, especially since a lot of them don't have trample or any kind of evasion.

Myr Battlesphere is a big creature that hits really hard.

Lightning Greaves and/or Swiftfoot Boots help you go off more efficiently (LG is especially good with ramp creatures) as well as finish off your opponents when you go off.

DawnsRayofLight on ULTRA REACTIVE MONO BLACK

5 months ago

I've been playing monoblack in EDH for a while! So, I have some advice I can offer that I hope will help you out!

Land base: 35 should be enough, consider some utility lands: Maze of Ith Cabal Coffers (get it while it is cheap!) maybe some land destruction like Field of Ruin, Wasteland, Ghost Quarter, Strip Mine, etc. Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx Temple of the False God Cabal Stronghold Castle Locthwain Rogue's Passage

Equipment to boost your general:

Sword of War and Peace, life gain and protection Sword of Light and Shadow, recursion and protection Sword of Hearth and Home, protection, blink your ETB kill a guy creatures, ramp Sword of Feast and Famine, expensive, but super good Lashwrithe: ouch Vorpal Sword: haha double ouch Blackblade Reforged Sword of Truth and Justice Sword of the Animist

I might try to add a few more win cons in your creature base

Vilis, Broker of Blood, draw and beat stick Razaketh, the Foulblooded, search and beat stick K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth ramp and can get big Archon of Cruelty been debating adding it to chainer

Ramp and utility suggestions

Bolas's Citadel: super good but can be rough if you aren't gaining a lot of life Caged Sun: super good ramp and works when your opponents tap Skyclave Relic: better than darksteel ingot Tevesh Szat, Doom of Fools: good for draw and blockers Grief: hand control Thought-Knot Seer: hand control Ob Nixilis Reignited: stayed in my chainer deck for a while until Tevesh came along

Grim Tutor and Mastermind's Acquisition over diabolic tutor (depends on you play group if they allow a "wish board," some don't, I run acquisition but may pick up a grim tutor for groups not okay with it)

I might lose some of the instant speed removal for:

Hero's Downfall: which you are running Deadly Rollick Eat to Extinction Vraska's Contempt

Some general removal as monoblack suffers from inability to handle certain types like enchant and artifact:

Karn Liberated Ugin, the Ineffable Steel Hellkite Nevinyrral's Disk

Suggested drops:

Tattered Mummy: Not that good, more consistent ways of grinding out damage Skyclave Shade: Bloodghast is better 1x Skeletal Grimace: I get the point, but there are better cards 1x Underworld Dreams: I am iffy on this one, Painful Quandary and Polluted Bonds may be better or good additions to complement it. The entire instant pool save hero's downfall and malicious affliction, there are better killspells Expedition Map: really only useful for setting up tron or land combos Liliana, Waker of the Dead: Liliana Vess works better

The True Meaning of Death and Taxes: this is my chainer death and taxes reanimator list, check it out for suggestions, I have a lot of cards in the maybeboard I have considered and even used at one point that may spark some ideas.

jakeelephant006 on Zirda's Discount Tool Store

6 months ago

This may see blasphemous, but I think it might be time to cut Skullclamp in favor of a more consistent draw source or equipment. I think the clamp is at its worst here. Which is to say, it's just an insurance policy on any creature you attach it to w/ a small power buff (which is a decently high floor). Plus, your creatures are pretty scarce in this deck so I can't envision you sacrificing even the two creatures that would die immediately to the clamp.

I think some things that would help this deck is finding some more good activated abilities that get reduced by your commander. Some examples could be Osgir, the Reconstructor , Steel Hellkite , Soul of New Phyrexia , Burnished Hart , Plargg, Dean Of Chaos // Augusta, Dean Of Order, War Room , Bonders' Enclave , Diviner's Wand , Arcane Encyclopedia , Staff of Domination , and--on the pricier side-- Umbral Mantle . The new Fighter Class is also a near auto include.

Also, I'm pretty high on Forging the Tyrite Sword and Axgard Armory .

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