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 Post subject: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-22 5:54 pm 

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This would be my list for Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon, a list that 2 of my play groups have called 'Criminally Broken'. The theme is deceivingly simple, play the many little 'infect' creatures, and just beat or simply cast them while Hand of the Praetors is out.
This deck has caused 1 of my play groups to up the poison counter amount to 15, just because 10 is clearly too little for them, I don't blame them either.

Creatures: 17
Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
Blackcleave Goblin
Ichorclaw Myr
Myojin of Night's Reach
Skinrender
Sundering Titan
Pestilence Demon
Hand of the Praetors
Nirkana Revanent
Corpse Cur
Yixlid Jailer
Dimir House Guard
Contagious Nim
Necropede
Plague Stinger
Ichor Rats
Filth


Sorcery:17
Demonic Tutor
Decree of Pain
Brainspoil
Night's Whisper
Beseech the Queen
Sign in Blood
Damnation
Head Games
Mind Shatter
Yawgmoth's Will
Dimir Machinations
Beacon of Unrest
Mind Twist
Promise of Power
Mutilate
Diabolic Tutor
Plague Wind

Instants:12
Dark Ritual
Rend Flesh
Sudden Death
Grasp of Darkness
Doom Blade
Snuff Out
Makeshift Mannequin
Tainted Strike
Tendrils of Corruption
Vampiric Tutor
Dark Triumph
Shred Memory

Enchantments:4
Necropotence
Phyrexian Reclamation
Phyrexian Arena
Unspeakable Symbol

Artifacts:13
Contagion Engine
Mimic Vat
Lightning Greaves
Nightmare Lash
Sol Ring
Gilded Lotus
Extraplanar Lens
Mindslaver
Grim Monolith
Soul Foundary
Livewire Lash
Nevinyrral's Disc
Expedition Map

Planeswalkers:1
Liliana Vess

Lands:36
31Swamp
Phyrexian Tower
Strip Mine
Shizo, Death's Storehouse
Bojuka Bog
Cabal Coffers

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-22 10:08 pm 

Joined: 2010-Dec-20 11:54 am
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it seems interesting, but i think that infect needs to be fleshed out more in the rest of Scars block before it can make a really good commander deck. However, this list does seem interesting with the amount of tutors and removal spells it has to let poison damage win.


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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-22 11:46 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 5:23 am 
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Vedalken Orrery would be a great add to your deck. It would allow your sorceries to be more tactfully used.

I am not understanding why people think infect needs to be more fleshed out. We already have Tainted Strike, Grafted Exoskeleton, and all of the infect creatures. You only need to slap someone once to take them out of the game (if you get the power right). The Nightmare should already have the power, in a mono-black deck, it'll just need one of the above mentioned infect sources to be lethal.

I agree that more infect in the next two blocks will be nice to see (especially if they can make it in other colors or more efficient).

In this deck's case, it only really need Skittles to be relevant. He can keep coming back from the command zone (hasted), and also has regen, so he's really the only thing the deck needs. Oh, I guess I'll suggest a second card (as this statement reminded me of it). How about Dauthi Embrace? Unblockable poison is just what a Skittles deck needs :)

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 5:29 am 

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Sorry to say this, but the deck seems pretty weak to me. You have got like 8-9 cards out of 100 that actually can give your opponents a poison counter and appart from the Dragon the all more or less suck. Nice try, but at the moment there are just not enough good cards with infect to make that deck work in EDH. If you are running it anyway I would recommend to include Contagious Clasp as another way to proliferate.


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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 6:18 am 
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Fireshrieker would be a good add as well for an infect deck.

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 9:17 am 
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Skittles has potential but this list seems all over the place... Are you trying to kill as swiftly as possible with Skittles or something else. I'm confused about how you want the deck to play out.

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 10:37 am 

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Hatred, is actually missing causes its banned from my play group, everyone got sick of sneak win *shrugs*

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 10:40 am 

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As for this list, its built more for 1 v 1 playing, playing swiftly with any of the infect creatures that appear, in combination with Unspeakable Symbol, pretty nuts when I hit for 10 poison on turn 3, or whenever the opportunity rises

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 12:23 pm 

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Honestly, I play the shit out of this type of deck...and I feel like you have No plan B! Thats pretty importent in my opinion..... I feel you should at least try out these suggestion's..
add:
1 mana crypt
1 drain life
1 consume spirit
1 venser's Journal(combo's nicely with Necro)
1 Leyline of the void
1 Helm of obediance
1 crucible of worlds
1 Lake of the dead
1 Hatred
1 Howl from beyond
1 Vampiric tutor
1 bitterblossom
1 skull clamp
These are just my opinions...but it seems like you could cut all the nonsense poison creatures, except for maybe plague stinger, because he is flying. Just focus on playing skittles asap and killing with him with all your boost spells like howl from beyond, and hatred! I feel the mana crypt is very helpfull at increasing your odd's of getting a turn two or three skittles on the table. Some of these card's you may not have access to as well....and I know how that feels! Another card to consider is nightmare lash... :wink: , The helm combo is nice as well when people put you on poison, you can alway's kill one person with skittles and then tutor up the two card combo to start auto killing people! Now that's a plan B!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-23 12:26 pm 

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Oh I totally agree about the nonsense infect creatures, I'm waiting for Besieged and the last expansion to bring out some hopefully better infectors, In the mean time, I make due with what is out for now, and Nightmare Lash already in the list

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 Post subject: Re: Skithiryx, The Blight Dragon
AgePosted: 2010-Dec-24 10:55 am 

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I would at least try crucible and lake of the dead!!!! Game winning mvp's....I PROMISE :mrgreen:

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