Phyrexian Altar


Sacrifice a creature: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Phyrexian Altar Discussion

CreeperSithlord713 on all of the goblins!

2 days ago

I run Krenko as well. Love him, he is probably main biggest winning deck right now. Low mana curve, lots of tokens, and just straight up mass murder. I personally like winning through combat, and so I put in multiple combat steps using cards like Aggravated Assault. Also, if you're talking about sacrificing, Phyrexian Altar and High Market are incredible cards for this deck.

Raging_Squiggle on Inalla Wizardry

5 days ago

Hm.. If i throw in Blood Artist or Zulaport Cutthroat, the Champion wizards become infinite win-combos with Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar.

Also if I throw in Ghostly Flicker and Essence Flux (both cards good on their own in this deck), I can go Infinite with Dualcaster Mage at instant speed by casting and copying an opponent's black Tutor twice, tutoring those cards and making Infinite Dualcaster triggers and tutoring my library for any win con and control

Mandalorian on UR-Dargon!

5 days ago

Crystal Quarry and Cascading Cataracts are great for 5 color commanders and go even better with decks that run Fist of Suns like yours.


Patriarch's Bidding

Temur Ascendancy>Anger?

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Hellkite Tyrant

Tyrant's Familiar

Phyrexian Altar and Survival of the Fittest feel a little out of place, since I cant seem to see any creatures that want to be in the graveyard or be sacrificed.

eulogy on How much combo is too much? *HELP NEEDED*

6 days ago

you don't use enough zombies for the Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar combo that I want to recommend.another good card for this type of deck is Buried Alive, so you can 'tutor' much easier.

rob_shifflett on Sliver Queen EDH for fun

6 days ago

You should swap a few of your red lands for some more green.

I don't know what your budget is, but a Birds of Paradise and Lotus Cobra or other turn 1 ramp with some turn 2 ramp would allow a turn 3 Commander drop.

Those Praeators are cool for flavor and all, they take away from your tribe synergy. You could run Conspiracy to make them Slivers.

Some free sacrifice outlets Would help keep your creatures from being exiled. Ashnod's Altar Phyrexian Altar

Conflux would compliment your All Suns' Dawn.

evncrbch on Planet Robot

6 days ago

ojayaba - Not sure Mana Echoes does anything all that impressive here. Artifact is a super type, so that isn't a shared subtype for Mana Echoes. Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar are definitely things I am considering and Panharmonicon is another good suggestion. I'll toy around with these things and see where they might fit. Thanks for the suggestions!

ojayaba on Planet Robot

6 days ago

Was looking at the list that you have and thought I'd suggest Mana Echoes, Panharmonicon, Phyrexian Altar and/or Ashnod's Altar?

terand42 on Livin' La Vida Locust!

1 week ago

Your Deck has a pretty cute name too.

In terms of land...

I am a big fan of Academy Ruins. Skullclamp is a great card in this deck, and it sucks to have it blown up, milled, or discarded. Academy Ruins fixes this problem, and rescues Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar which also tend to draw a lot of hate.

I Also Like Strip Mine in almost any deck. It doesn't help you that much, but when somebody gets Gaea's Cradle or The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale you want to blow it up ASAP.

I'm not a huge fan of Temple of the False God. It being a dead card until you have 5 lands just feels too slow to me. I think either of the lands I have suggested would be better.

In terms of artifacts...

I suggest adding Pithing Needle for control. It can easily shut down decks that rely on their commander, like Yisan, the Wanderer Bard or Captain Sisay.

I really like Library of Leng. It let's you keep your hand, which makes your wheel's that more devastating. What is really killer is the second ability, which lets you keep stuff that would otherwise be lost when wheeling. (If you discard more than 1 card you can choose for some cards to go on your library and the rest to go in your graveyard).

For beating people down Coat of Arms is ridiculous. You have to be careful though since it is a universal buff, throw it down for the kill, not when you "Don't have anything else to play for turn". I did that once against a Krenko, Mob Boss and learned my lesson.

Mana Vault is great for getting out your commander out just a little bit earlier.

I would suggest cutting some creatures from your deck to make room for these artifacts, which I will list below.

In terms of creatures...

If you decide to add Pithing Needle, Library of Leng or Mana Vault then Trinket Mage is great utility. You can use him to get all of the above and Sol Ring and Skullclamp and Altar of the Brood. Being able to fix your mana base or get ready to ramp or punish another player is too good to pass.

I haven't used her yet, But Nin, the Pain Artist looks like a good fit. I would bump off Blue Sun's Zenith for her. You can ping locusts to draw, deck out others, and kill opponents utility creatures/mana dorks.

You should consider Cutting some of these creatures:

Psychosis Crawler will sometimes get big, but you'll probably be beating people down with locusts, and the ping damage can easily be replaced by buffing your locusts more or be out-damaged by your other enchantments.

Mindwrack Liege is kinda mana heavy. There are other things that buff better, and his other ability is ok. Not terrible, but not the best either.

Whirlpool Drake and Forgotten Creation suffer the same fate. If they costed a little less and came out a little faster they would be great, but whenever I got them out they where kinda "meh".

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