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They both have access to entry hazards, and corviknights got mirror armor...

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What battle format/ruleset are you referring to?
Corviknight doesn't get any hazards at all. Only defog
? They have different roles as corvi doesnt have hazards
Corvi is nornally a physically defensive deffoger, and skarmory is a spikes/rocks setter. They are similar but not the same. Id say they cant be conoared, so its hard to tell
They have very different roles, so really neither is better than the other

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Superior bulk, a better moveset and better abilities in pressure and Mirror Armor.
Skarmoy isn't god awful getting toxic and stealth rocks and having a superior body press having 140 defense

I feel like you can't make an all-encompassing answer like this until OP mentions their format. For example, if they're playing Gen 8 OU, then there are definitely reasons you might take Skarmory over Corviknight. One doesn't truly outclass the other in that format because they're picked for different reasons.
I think this answer is half decent because let's be real, Skarmory is useless in doubles so it's most likely gonna be singles
Gen 8 OU isn't the only singles format with Corviknight and Skarmory in it (and if OP is indeed talking about Gen 8 OU, then I think this answer is misleading).
Isn't nat dex and monotype along with the regular tiers the only singles format?
There are also cart formats like BSS (where the comparison would be different again).