Phyrexian Altar

Phyrexian Altar


Sacrifice a creature: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Phyrexian Altar occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.08%

Black: 0.39%

Red: 0.12%

Golgari: 0.19%

WB (Orzhov): 0.66%

Rakdos: 0.17%

Phyrexian Altar Discussion

ColFrogfoot on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

12 hours ago

Hey, nice deck! As a combo Hogaak player myself looking at your list I’m wondering if I am missing something, which is how do you win the game? I looked at win condition section but to be sure after drawing your deck you need to play guildmage and Phyrexian Altar then use its ability to go infinite am I right? But what happens if you mill these pieces? You surely can’t always hope to get all the pieces you need in hand? Also you need kind of a lot of mana and I’ve found getting zombie infestation and greater good both on the battlefield at the same time isn’t the most realistic thing to expect to happen all the time. But let’s say you do find and play both greater good and zombie infestation. The turn you do that you basically still need an additional 3 mana to play phyrexian altar?

In my Hogaak list after I’ve drawn/milled my entire deck (by the way Greater Good and Desecrated Tomb draws/ mills the entire deck as well) I can win with no cards in hand, no mana open, just all the pieces in the graveyard and three creatures on the board with Necrotic Ooze combo. I’ve found this is an extremely efficient 0 mana way to win the game and very effective, so much that winning on turn 5/6 becomes very realistic and consistent. I just don’t like the idea that after we draw our entire deck we still require mana to win the game, it means we might have to wait to do the combo by a turn which leaves room for our opponents to interact with us.

gin93r on

2 days ago

It's a silly deck. The idea is to kill Kokusho, the Evening Star and revive to do it all over again.

Some obnoxious combos include:

Kokusho, the Evening Star, Phyrexian Altar, Haunted Crossroads, Bolas's Citadel

  1. Sacrifice Kokusho to Phyrexian Altar for 1 Black Mana and gain the 5+ life from Kokusho, send him to your graveyard.
  2. Use the 1 Black Mana to activate Haunted Crossroads and put Kokusho on top of your library.
  3. Activate Bolas's Citadel and spend 6 life to put Kokusho back into play.
  4. Go to step 1.

Exquisite Blood, Aetherflux Reservoir

  1. You'll need over 50 life
  2. Send your beam of 50 damage to someone from Aetherflux Reservoir
  3. Gain the life back from Exquisite Blood
  4. Go to step 2.

Exquisite Blood, Sanguine Bond

  1. This is cheap and everyone knows it.
  2. Have both out.
  3. Do damage.

Last_Laugh on Need Infinite Mana

6 days ago

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar + any non-human persist creature (i.e. Glen Elendra Archmage) = infinite mana.

enpc on Need Infinite Mana

1 week ago

You could also go with Painter's Servant + Phyrexian Altar + Training Grounds. All three are decent outside of the combo, but together you get 2 faeries for the cost of 1 coloured mana (either blue or black) which you can then generate from the Altar by sacing one of the faeries.

Pikobyte on Xyris Machine Gun

1 week ago

Heya, love your videos. Excited to see you play Xyris since I fell in love with it. I just have a few suggestions to improve the deck. Cards like Battle Hymn, Phyrexian Altar, Xenagos, the Reveler and especially Earthcraft generate insane amounts of mana from your wheels and allow you to chain wheels together and dig for a wincon. They do massiv work for me in my Xyris deck and make the deck play storm-like. Feel free to take a look at my list and description, maybe you find some new toys to play with. Would love to see some of that stuff in future videos :-)

Pelegos on Bring. Me. To. LIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE!

1 week ago

If I could, I'd vote up once for the name, once for the theme and once for the comments above.

But at a minimum, I would include some more sac outlets (Phyrexian Tower or Phyrexian Altar for starters) and more aristocrat pingers (Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble or Bastion of Remembrance).

I'd also strongly recommend a Burnished Hart for ramp to go with your Solemn Simulacrum

Pikobyte on Xyris, the Writhing Storm

1 week ago

Cards that produce mana for your tokens work extremely well in my Xyris. Battle Hymn or Xenagos, the Reveler are cheap ones, there are more expensive options like Earthcraft or Phyrexian Altar too. Feel free to check my list to get an idea. It runs extremely well and explosive so far

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