Gate to Phyrexia


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV Uncommon
Antiquities Uncommon

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Gate to Phyrexia


Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target artifact. Activate this ability only during your upkeep and only once each turn.

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Gate to Phyrexia Discussion

sonnet666 on TheRealPeaches

3 weeks ago

I did say it was a ton:

Arbor Elf x5, Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, Misdirection (masques), Dakmor Salvage x3 (2 FUT, 1 DD), Sudden Shock x2, Wild Nacatl x2, Qasali Pridemage, Martyr of Sands x2, Nimble Mongoose, Thought Scour x4 (3 DKA, 1 DD), Skred x4, Kor Firewalker x4, Zealous Persecution x2, Firespout, Magma Jet (DD), Dissipate x2 (M15), Darksteel Citadel x2, Breakthrough (CNS), Sakura-Tribe Elder x4, Duress x4 (M13), Sulfur Elemental x2, Vapor Snag, Ornithopter x4, Wipe Away, Mystical Teachings x2, Boreal Druid x3, Volcanic Fallout (CNS), Ingot Chewer x4, Empty the Warrens x4, Punishing Fire x4, Condemn x4, Dragon's Claw x4, Combust x4, Elvish Visionary x4, Farseek x4, Edge of Autumn x4 (FUT), Repeal x4 (GPT), Think Twice x4 (TSP), Intangible Virtue x4, Raise the Alarm x2, Celestial Purge x4, Ray of Revelation (JUD), Apostle's Blessing x4, Patrician's Scorn x4 (FUT), Wispmare x4, Leonin Relic-Warder x2, Izzet Staticaster, Grapple with the Past x3, Take Inventory x2, Steel Sabotage x4, Zulaport Cutthroat x2, Blessed Alliance, Lightning Storm, Welding Jar, Stubborn Denial, Dispel (2 RTR, 2 BFZ), Faerie Macabre x2, Tuktuk Scrapper, and Energy Flux

That's everything I have that's unlisted from your wants. Everything that's listed as a match I checked to make sure I still have, so request anything. There are a few cards that I've offered to other people for trades, so if you want them I'll wait a day or two on their reply (specifically, the Eldrazi Displacers you mentioned).

I also added a few things since you last looked though my binder, like 4 Puresteel Paladins and 4 Etched Champions, so let me know if anything new jumps out at you.

Since you mentioned edition, I tried to be accurate on what printing each card is with these. I can't guarantee that everything in my binder is 100% accurate on edition, but I try to do my best to make sure each card is at least showing the correct art and card frame.

Cards of yours I'm specifically interested in are: Diabolic Intent, 2 Stoneforge Mystics, Gate to Phyrexia, Monastery Mentor, 2 Toxic Deluge, Forbidden Orchard, and Quirion Ranger, though of course I'll trade for any other matches as well.

Hope to hear from you.

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

3 weeks ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget



Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair




Ritual of the Machine


Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood


Altar's Reap


Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak


Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice




Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence


Dictate of Erebos


Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good


Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors


Mind Slash


Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther


Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower



Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar


Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia


Slum Reaper


Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls


Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

Winterblast on Poor Wauki(<15$)

3 weeks ago

It's quite difficult to meet your budget restrictions if you use the prices given on this page, because it seems they are all absolutely overpriced on TCG. If you have a look at magiccardmarket for example you can buy a lot more for the same money...also ebay is a perfect source for magic if you have patience and some luck.

However, I would not tell anyone that they have a real chance with such a super low budget deck on a regular commander table. After all, the format's power level lies somewhere between legacy and vintage and even if people don't have their decks fully powered, showing up with a 15 dollar deck is compareable to playing a modern torunament with a preconstructed kaladesh planeswalker deck.

To have a chance against more expensive decks I think the best method is to run a huge lot of artifact and enchantment removal, because these card types are often game breakers. Shattering Spree, Shatter, Shatterstorm, Release the Gremlins, Pulverize...these should help in red and you should be able to find them for basically no money. Unfortunately black is not as well equipped to deal with artifacts and the only good artifact removal in black (Gate to Phyrexia) is too expensive.

StopShot on Teysa - Queen of Engines

1 month ago

That said, I neglected to mention a very powerful enchantment your deck can utilize. I'd recommend Gate to Phyrexia. With all the spirits you have the two-cost enchantment will eat up lots of artifacts easily. If you'd like an enchantment that destroys enchantments I'd recommend Aura Shards, but sacrificing lands can be trickier to use than creatures.

Winterblast on Douchey Monoblack

1 month ago

Gate to Phyrexia would help with removing artifacts. You could totally play stuff like Bitterblossom (as fodder for the gate and for blocking), Smokestack, and Crucible of Worlds over other, less powerful controlling stuff/removal. Also Pox, Smallpox are very useful mono B disruption spells.

There's nothing worse than recurring Strip Mine and/or Wasteland with crucible and you mentioned in the description that your deck can't deal well with land destruction...that would be a solution.

Winterblast on Mike & Yikes

1 month ago

decks that rely on the graveyard can often be severely disabled with single cards and black has a bit of a problem in dealing with artifacts and enchantments. You might want to include some more removals for the most often played graveyard hate cards Leyline of the Void, Grafdigger's Cage, Rest in Peace, Tormod's Crypt, Relic of Progenitus

Ratchet Bomb, Powder Keg, Gate to Phyrexia and maybe Pithing Needle/Phyrexian Revoker are good and cheap solutions that fit in every deck.

RazortoothMtg on Tribal Knights

1 month ago

I would cut Darkness because it's pretty bad unless someone's throwing a ton of pump spells on a creature. In it's place I would add Tainted Strike because it makes Hatred a little better (well a lot better actually.

I always love me some Contamination, but to keep up with the upkeep cost, I would add Reassembling Skeleton, and if you can afford one, Bitterblossom, even though they aren't very thematic. It also makes your Gate to Phyrexia type cards better.

Glad to finally see a knight deck without white. Didn't even realize a lot of these guys were knights. +1!

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