Pharika's Cure

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Hero Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO 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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Theros (THS) Common

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Pharika's Cure

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Pharika's Cure deals 2 damage to target creature and you gain 2 life.

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Pharika's Cure Discussion

Darth_Savage on BR vampires

6 days ago

Vampire Nocturnus is a cool card, however land are colourless (24) Burst Lightning, Shock are red (8), is 32 cards, so more than 50% of your deck won't effect Nocturnus. Luckily there are alternatives Stromkirk Condemned or Metallic Mimic , critically they both also cost less to cast than Nocturnus. Using one of these lets you play the red spells, however Burst Lightning, Shock aren't really Modern level, I'd swap them to Magma Jet and either Rift Bolt or the classic Lightning Bolt . Or you could stay almost mone black with Alms of the Vein and Pharika's Cure ... Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

Eidos on A Bigger, Blacker D*ck

5 months ago

Maybe you want to switch Moment of Craving for Pharika's Cure . Being less coloured demanding doesn't matter here but maybe the negative stats or less damage can be helpful.

IlGuale on Mono-Black Midrange

1 year ago

I play a similar list myself and have to suggest Go for the Throat over Doomblade, since black creatures are very relevant at the moment and Gurmag Angler is also immune to Victim of Night.

A boardwipe i like is Flaying Tendrils, because it removes creatures like Kitchen Finks and is cheaper than Languish and Mutilate.

Some cheap, efficient sideboard option i like against burn are Gonti's Machinations, Pharika's Cure (which kills every creature burn plays) and Shadowfeed. Shadowfeed can also provide some graveyard hate, which you don't have, with Nihil Spellbomb.

Funkydiscogod on Black Obliteration

1 year ago

Less Pharika's Cure, more Devour in Shadow. The life loss won't be an issue; you do have lifelink critters.

Also, I vote for ninjas, since you have creatures with pwoerful ETB effects and/or evasion, throwing one or two ninja in there could be randomly good. I'd swap out Indulgent Tormentor for Okiba-Gang Shinobi or Throat Slitter.

Also, since you need black devotion, maybe swap out Doom Blade for Executioner's Capsule or Seal of Doom?

Nintendows on life is Forfeit

1 year ago

19 creatures in an athreos deck isn't going to use your commander much. You also don't have many other permanents that can provide devotion if you want to get on the beat down plan.

Some things have just too little impact, I think. I'd suggest cutting these to make room for more creatures and permanents:

There are more, but this is a good start. Got any other creatures in your collection? Throw them in!

BerylLasko on Sewer pauper

1 year ago

I like what you're doing here, Dash Hopes is vicious! I think I might add it to my own deck.

There is a couple of things I don't quite agree with:

1) The play set of Wicked Akuba. It would benefit from some type of evasion, or even deathtouch, but it doesn't. More often than not, it's a bear. I think I'd rather see either another type of removal, or Chittering Rats, which has the always effective ETB effect. If your looking for something to help the devotion, another decent creature could be Dauthi Slayer: opponent can't chump block, which forces them to expend a removal spell.

2) Pharika's Cure seems too cute of a card. It's essentially a 2 cmc 4 life gain, strictly worse than Lone Missionary or Rest for the Weary, but in Black. Once again, I'd rather see some type of removal, or hand disruption, something that impacts the board state a bit more.

Thanks for sharing! You got an upvote!

Uncanny_Ghoul on Life gain aggression

1 year ago

Pharika's Cure is bad

Tablet of the Guilds is bad

Spectral Procession is amazing in soul sister deck.

Lone Rider  Flip is great also.

Bloodbond Vampire -1 and add another ajani pridemate

Go for the Throat instead of doomblade + sunlance

Murderous Compulsion & Oppressive Rays are bad could be replaced with Stasis Snare

That would be a start. :) goodluck mate!

wisegreenbean on Modern Monoblack Midrange

2 years ago

Crypt Incursion for side board.

I would agree that you need some life gain; in modern, particularly if you're casting thoughtsieze, if you wait til turn 4 to have a field presence, you are dead.

Pharika's Cure is probably too weak as a watered down Lightning Helix...Soul Spike is also probably too resource intensive, but then, there's a good chance of you having an over abundance of high CMC black cards...

Perhaps Collective Brutality, tossing extra lands and whatnot.

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