Pharika, God of Affliction

Pharika, God of Affliction

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to black and green is less than seven, Pharika isn't a creature. 

: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Its owner creates a 1/1 black and green Snake enchantment creature token with deathtouch.

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Set Rarity
Secret Lair (SLD) Mythic Rare
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Quest Magic RPG Legal
Highlander Legal
Quest Magic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal

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Pharika, God of Affliction Discussion

Theros2014 on Cold-Blooded (Snake Tribal)

2 months ago

Ramp snake that I was not sure if worth mentioning was Coiling Oracle

Also if you want to splash black then you could add Pharika, God of Affliction (which sadly has not seem play outside its standard block. Also another really good golgari snake is Winding Constrictor but...its needs a complete diff win condition:(

Reznorboy on Do you want to make …

4 months ago

Actually, no. Both of your commanders would need to be artifacts to have partners, and Silas Renn is the only artifact partner commander. Also, there's only one Legendary Enchantment Creature with both Black and Green, Pharika, God of Affliction. I think Golos, Tireless Pilgrim could be good, however, that's only one commander and a companion. Umori won't work for 3 commanders if you want something other than creatures.

match_lighter on How about a magic trick?【Skip My Turns Primer】

11 months ago

Hey! I don't play EDH too much, used to have a Pharika, God of Affliction deck, but I do know a thing or two about old cards. Though you already have Alchemist's Refuge another option could be Winding Canyons , though the only change is the cost to activate and price tag, it will come in handy when you don't have the UG to pay for Refuge, or when you want to hold up some blue mana. Also being a stax deck, your opponents may have a weird urge to punch your face, so make it a bit more fun for them, enter Reality Twist , and Naked Singularity . Oh your playing blue? Try out green for a second.

Anyways good luck brewing, really awesome deck!

TGGE on Help trying to find specific …

1 year ago

TypicalTimmy No I am making Pharika, God of Affliction thanks for the suggestion though.!

JuQ on

1 year ago

Deathtouch works wonderfully together with trample (you only need to asign 1 point of damage to the defender and trample the rest), so cards like Overrun would be a nice finisher in the deck. Revenge of the Hunted is a nice alternative/redundancy to Destined / Lead

Frist strike and deathtouch is also a broken combination: Glissa, the Traitor is absolutely badass because he already has the combo on herself and her triggered will help you retrieve some of your important artifacts. Equipments that give you first strike are also a good choice Chariot of Victory , Bladed Pinions , Sword of Vengeance ...

Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons and Pharika, God of Affliction create more deathtouchers. Hapatra may need some help to get through, but Pharika is pretty good on her own, your deck already has a lot of creatures, and it can be used also as graveyard hate if needed.

Acidic Slime , Liliana's Reaver , Gifted Aetherborn , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Skullwinder , Vengeful Pharaoh and The Gitrog Monster are some other of my favourite deathtouchers.

Pal00ka on

1 year ago

My immediate thought with utilizing the Bros efficiently was to emphasize artifact creatures (ex. Goblin Replica ) and enchantment creatures (ex. Courser of Kruphix ) so you could always have options on what to sacrifice to answer a problem. You have the creature portion covered completely but I honestly cannot see you wanting to sacrifice any of your enchantments without also hurting yourself.

Most options to make expendable enchantment tokens are not great, like Pharika, God of Affliction , but some like Renowned Weaver could be viable because, again, it gives you options on what you want to sacrifice.

Bros' cost is also kind of expensive so ways to reduce it or generate more mana (you are in ) will allow multiple activations if need be. Heartstone and Thran Turbine come to mind to reduce their cost and Burnished Hart , Wild-Field Scarecrow , Solemn Simulacrum , Skittering Surveyor and Pilgrim's Eye are great early game to fix your mana while late-game you can sacrifice them to either ability.

You mentioned reanimation in the description so some more options are Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Phyrexian Delver , Oath of Ghouls , Palace Siege , Entreat the Dead , Feldon of the Third Path , Victimize , and Whisper, Blood Liturgist .

I would also consider other sacrifice options so in case you do not need to activate Bros you can still generate value via sacrificing your tokens or creatures. Altar's Reap and Costly Plunder for card advantage, Sidisi, Undead Vizier to tutor, Priest of Forgotten Gods for multi-value, etc.

You have the protective-footwear covered but I would consider adding Spider Umbra and Kaya's Ghostform so you can protect or sacrifice them if need be. Other personal favorites of mine are Undying Evil and Supernatural Stamina .

Looks nefariously "fun!"

PhotogenicParasympathetic on How would you change your …

1 year ago

Pharika, God of Affliction to give Pharika's controller the snake, not the exiled card's owner.

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