Phylactery Lich


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Phylactery Lich

Creature — Zombie


As Phylactery Lich enters the battlefield, put a phylactery counter on an artifact you control.

When you control no permanents with phylactery counters on them, sacrifice Phylactery Lich.

Phylactery Lich Discussion

musicman3310 on Is It Safe?

3 weeks ago

Here's some cards to think about Opt , Discovery / Dispersal , Vraska's Contempt (from side to main), Price of Fame , Moment of Craving , Nightveil Sprite , and a couple of spicy ones (This one for sideboard if it gets more artifacts) Phylactery Lich and Etrata, the Silencer . I personally don't like any of your enchantments but if they are doing good stuff for you then don't let silly ole me take your wins away. Happy hunting.

DarthVirulence on Dovin's Grindhouse

2 months ago

Have you considered running more artifacts, Sai, Master Thopterist and The Antiquities War ?

Alternatively, you could splash black and run Phylactery Lich in tandem with Treasure Map  Flip. That would also give you some extra removal!

Also- 23 lands should be plenty! I know that you have some bigger spells but your deck looks like it's mid-range/control enough to get anything you need plus you have the map for some filter.

Lastly- I'd run one Oath of Teferi or add an extra Karn, Scion of Urza and 1-2 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria . In a deck like yours, the Oath is a win-more card meaning that when you get it, if you have the Planeswalkers down to make use of it, you're likely already going to win. As such, it's a neat one-of. But get above 8 planeswalkers, and 2 is a little more justified! But that's just my opinion!

Neat deck! It's somewhat similar to mine though I never thought of using Divine Visitation which I'll now be looking into :)

FloydTheDragon on The Four Kings

2 months ago

MagicMarc, Glaive of the Guildpact and Phylactery Lich work so well together. I'll be sad to see lich leave standard but for now he will continue to pulverize with this sword.

Thanks for the comment!

rt41 on Karnage Black / Mono Black Fortress / 100% cmeter

3 months ago

@sideboard: swapped out Dread Shade , Golden Demise , Moment of Craving vs 3x Phylactery Lich .
since the counters stay on Treasure Map  Flip and Thaumatic Compass  Flip after flipping, and the Fountain of Renewal gets sac'd for a draw very rarely, this could work great. i'm gonna post some results when i did some testing with it

Quadsimotto on Karnage Black / Mono Black Fortress / 100% cmeter

3 months ago

How about Phylactery Lich ? You have those fountains in there.

JuiceKelly on Catalytic Creator

3 months ago

splashing black for Phylactery Lich could be fun.

PeeBee on

3 months ago

i've never seen the card Salvage Titan before so this deck interests me!

I feel Phylactery Lich maybe too slow for what your trying to do and may want to focus on the super quick starts that are enabled by Salvage Titan.

Firstly I would go to x4 Darksteel citadel's as this is an artifact you can play on turn 1 to enable a turn 1 Salvage Titan if paired with 2 other 0/1 cost artifacts.

If budget isnt a concern you should pick up Mox Opal which can enable insane turn 1 plays.

Welding Jar fits your deck theme and will mean you can protect your important artifacts on the board.

Galvanic Blast is a good card if you have 3 artifacts or not, but your deck enable the metalcraft.

w33m4n on Artifact Midrange V.2

3 months ago

basicallyrob was originally a finisher in V1 of this. Was only Dimir then and with the dual lands and Navigator's Compass it was a huge benefit in here. Let alone devastating on turn 3 to see out. Very consistent too being I had more artifacts and way to fetch artifacts in V1. Main basis was tezz and The Antiquities War with Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp and Phylactery Lich as my fat bodies. A dimir only version of this would still be very streamlined especially with Notion Rain and Discovery for surveil out there.

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