Gate to Phyrexia


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Uncommon
Antiquities (ATQ) 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

Shadowz6677 on Combo? Where We're Going, We Don't Need Combo

3 days ago

@Coinman1863 How do you feel about Gate to Phyrexia? I was considering using it in my Nath Stax. I wanted to get your opinion of the card. We can then chain it into Volrath's Stronghold to get said creature back off the sac outlet.

Erich_Zann on Ring Around the Rosey

1 week ago

Sinkhole isn't good right now with the current state of the meta. I'd add mroe critter destruction such as Fatal Push. Innocent Blood should be a 3 of and Thoughtseize is better than Inquisition of Kozilek in Legacy. If you're going to run Bitterblossom mainboard then The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale will definitely work against it. Would you want to pay all that mana to keep your tokens around? Also, Bitterblossom goes good with Gate to Phyrexia. +1

Profet93 on Sheoldred Whispering One

3 weeks ago


A couple things...

Your avg cmc is a little high. I would try to get it down to 4. Regardless, I think you should add the following...

Cabal Coffers - Crazy ramp and value

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - Makes your nonbasics into swamps and fuels coffers. Moreover, you COULD do some interesting stuff with it as well if you wish (Ex: Kormus Bell + Massacre Wurm).

Vesuva - To copy coffers (or any utility land you see fit)

Thespian's Stage - See above

Expedition Map - Find your nonbasics like coffers and such.

You run Contamination but no Bitterblossom? If you're going to be mean, be even meaner. This also works with Trading Post (see goat ability) and Reassembling Skeleton.

Mono black's strength is tutors, you should be running more of them such as Demonic Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Vampiric Tutor and such. There are others but those are the most efficient in my opinion. If you want budget friendly tutors, let me know and I'll provide you with a list.

Mono black's weakness is dealing with artifacts and enchantments. As such, you need to deal with them some of the following.... Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Karn Liberated, Unstable Obelisk, Ratchet Bomb, Lux Cannon, Scour from Existence, Nevinyrral's Disk, Oblivion Stone, Gate to Phyrexia and a few others that I'm blanking on at the moment.

You also MIGHT find Skullclamp useful with all your sacrificing, reassembling skeleton and other 1 toughness creatures.

Might I also recommend a Reliquary Tower and a Necropotence since card draw wins games. You should add some other nonbasics like Volrath's Stronghold or whatever you deem fit for your meta like Homeward Path for example. Urborg makes all your nonbasics tap for black and you are monocolored so you definitely have room in your mana base.

If you want suggestions of what to remove, please let me know. Best of luck!

EternalBrewmaster on Horobi, Opponent's Wail

1 month ago

Just subbed and am going through your backlog of episodes (tweeted at you as well) and wanted to check if you have Karn, Silver Golem in the Deck. Seems extra spicy. Kill all the artifacts, better than Gate to Phyrexia in this deck for sure.

mitomeg on F*cking Artifacts!!!

1 month ago

How the hell am i supposed to deal with multiple artifacts casted thru an entire game with a Mono Black without cleaning my own board (Nevinyrral's Disk) multiple times or sacrifice all my creatures (Gate to Phyrexia)?

miracleHat on Razaketh's Radical Razavoir

2 months ago

Not sure why Lightning Greaves/Gate to Phyrexia/Howl from Beyond is needed. I would rather see Su-Chi, Cabal Therapy, and Sidisi, Undead Vizier instead.

Shroud isn't needed because in response to any non-Force of Will interruption you can just reactivate the ability anyways (thinking of razaketh and hangarback in particular). The cabal therapy not only removes counterspells and other "stop your combo" cards but also can force the teferi player to discard their Paradox Engine. sidisi on entering the battlefield, and if it is still on the battlefield, be used for razaketh fodder.

Matrixxx999 on Shreiky the Cheeky

2 months ago

Hi! +1!

Have you considered: Bog Witch, Cryptbreaker, Dark Confidant, Gate to Phyrexia, Weaponcraft Enthusiast?

And I would recommend to use Bitterblossom for all the stax and mana dinial spells and as a sac fodder generator.

ClockworkSwordfish on Drana's Army

4 months ago

You should ensure you always have something to feed Bontu by using recurrable creatures! Reassembling Skeleton, Bloodsoaked Champion, Nether Traitor, Krovikan Horror and Bloodghast are all good options. Sanitarium Skeleton and Tenacious Dead are less ideal but still have potential. Perhaps Gravecrawler, depending on how many zombies you end up with.

Phyrexian Reclamation, Disturbed Burial, Palace Siege and Grim Harvest are other options for recurring your more valuable creatures.

Once you're set up with all of this sacrificial fodder, why not make the most of it? Attrition, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Vampiric Rites, Ashnod's Altar, Bone Splinters and Gate to Phyrexia give you valuable uses for those expendable creatures (or makes the most of their deaths.) This way you can regularly take swings with Bontu without having to use his ability every time!

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