Pharika, God of Affliction


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Journey into Nyx (JOU) Mythic Rare

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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. 

BG: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Its owner puts a 1/1 black and green snake enchantment creature token with deathtouch onto the battlefield.

Pharika, God of Affliction Discussion

JuQ on

1 month 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 The Pain Train

2 months 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 ...

4 months ago

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

Darth_Savage on First contact

6 months ago

The effect your replicating is Xathrid Slyblade , but unlike the Slyblade your creatures don't have any protection. Glissa, the Traitor also has both deathtouch and first strike, it even has a degree of synergy with your equipment. Ambush Viper has flash, so it can essentially function as a kill spell. Arena is a repeatable fight effect stapled to a land. The gods, Rhonas the Indomitable and Pharika, God of Affliction could be made for this deck, given it's themes...

Majestic Myriarch, isn't a new idea Cairn Wanderer , Soulflayer and Odric, Lunarch Marshal , but since none of your creatures have trample (sure they could Chariot of Victory but it costs 3 to cast and you only have 2) it can still be chump blocked by Lingering Souls in most cases.You could run Skinshifter , to provide trample or flying, alternatively use a cheap trampler like Charging Badger . Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

legendofa on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Asder's initial challenge:

Scarred and Shredded


Target creature you control gains wither until end of turn. That creature fights target creature you don't control.

Theros Prophet cycle

Prophet of Pharika

Creature - Gorgon Cleric


: Prophet of Pharika gains indestructible until end of turn. Tap it.

If you have at least 6 more life than target player, you may sacrifice Prophet of Pharika. If you do, search your library for a card named Pharika, God of Affliction, reveal it, and put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.


Heliod, Thassa, Purphoros, Nylea, Ephara, Phenax, Athreos, and Iroas need Prophets. Create one of those. (Incidentally, and taking nothing away from Asder, Prophet of Kruphix.)

electromancer on Savra, Queen of multiple personalities

6 months ago

I used to run Savra way back. Mine wasn't nearly as tuned so I think your deck is pretty cool. Anyhow Pharika, God of Affliction, didn't exist yet but I think it would've been really good at hating other people's graveyards without diluting the power of the deck too much. Also check out Avatar of Woe if you're not having trouble filling the graveyard or keeping card advantage. It was one of my favorite, but a little hit or miss since I usually didn't want to find it while empty handed or at the start of the game.

Darth_Savage on Abzan Goodstuff, MK 2

6 months ago

I'm sure you have thought of these, but Traverse the Ulvenwald, Eldritch Evolution and Kitchen Finks are all in your colours... Aside from those Hangarback Walker often makes an appearance in similar lists, maybe Chamber Sentry for budget. Or you could try Nyx Weaver or Pharika, God of Affliction, Athreos, God of Passage which count as both an enchantment and a creature for delirium and seem fitting... Skinshifter might be worth a try if you want to stay budget friendly...

Just some quick thoughts, hope they help.

Darth_Savage on G/B Delirium

6 months ago

I'd run 4x Grim Flayer, which you have in your maybe board and if you want to stay reasonably budget 4x Skinshifter. Swap Eyeblight's Ending for Cast Down, Grasp of Darkness, Smother or as Zakkaery suggested Assassin's Trophy. You could also try Nyx Weaver or Pharika, God of Affliction which count as both an enchantment and a creature for delirium. Maybe Dowsing Dagger  Flip, if you can flip it it will provide more ramp, but it slows your play...

Some quick thoughts, hope they help.

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