Phyrexian Altar


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom 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
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Phyrexian Altar


Sacrifice a creature: Gain one mana of any colour.

Phyrexian Altar Discussion

Enral on Yawgmoth Demands Sacrifice

18 hours ago

Spicy deck. I like the Phyrexian Altar combo here and might look into possibly test it out in my deck too.

Abort_Me_Senpai on May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

1 day ago

Really interested in making this deck! Been wanting to make an orzhov deck again and this looks like a blast. What would your thoughts be on adding cards like Contamination and Phyrexian Altar ?

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Reanimation

3 days ago

I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups . Jokulhaups ends games and LOS gets around Void Winnower and under Gaddock Teeg... both solid options.

Sac Outlet: Carrion Feeder , Viscera Seer , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Phyrexian Altar

Tutor: Diabolic Intent and Imperial Recruiter

A_Festive_Gentleman on Breya, Combo Player

5 days ago

craigels thanks for your input :). I actually forgot both of those cards.

However, I do have a slight problem with the combo. Firstly, Deadeye Navigator's ability requires colored mana. So unless you have a Phyrexian Altar you can't really combo off as this deck does struggle with producing a large quantity of and it might end up putting a target on my back. (also cmc of deadeye is too high)

The second problem, and probably the most important, is that it only can be tutored with Demonic Tutor , so I can't reliably fetch the combo.

Same goes for Peregrine Drake , but at least it pays for itself and it can combo with Eldrazi Displacer . So I'll need to do some play-testing.

tomjetski on Ugin of the Broken Oath

6 days ago

You could also include Phyrexian Altar as a backup if you don't draw Ashnod's early in the game.

BMHKain on A Primordial God needs your ...

6 days ago


I personally wonder if anyone wishes to help on this project at all? I've been working my ass off on my Superfriends/Avengers Deck, as well as cEDH Boros; but a new update has laid waste on the last of the 3: This'll sound Jank, but here are some combos I (And at least one other...) thought of:

  1. Altar of the Brood + Ancestral Statue + Rest in Peace

  2. Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Village Bell-Ringer + Phyrexian Altar

  3. Distorting Lens + Voltaic Key + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Cogwork Assembler + Jaya Ballard, Task Mage ??? (Can this be better for cEDH?)

  4. Smokestack + Assemble the Legion

  5. Feather, the Redeemed + (Is there a way to retrieve cards in exile that have been Discarded?) + (Some way to make all enemy permanents .)...

Sadly that's all I got; & it still sucks. Advice is welcome though! What'ya got?

But I also still need help on Kruphix. So, any suggestions for this as well? I think I've mentioned what I wanted enough times now... Thoughts?

KibaAlpha on Teysa Karlov’s Double D’s

1 week ago


Fair enough. I've looked over my own choices more closely. There is room to improve. I still won't use Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar so I can keep the deck infinite free but I've found some possible better choices.

multimedia on Muldrotha Zombie Tribal

1 week ago

Hey, nice start, well made first version.

I think it's a mistake to play more Forests and Islands than Swamps because you need Swamps more than any other lands to play Zombies. Consider less Forests, less Islands replacing with more Swamps and dual lands? Lands within the deck's budget to consider adding:

Undead Augur and Cryptbreaker are great tribal Zombie cards. I especially like the interaction of these Zombies with Gravecrawler . Cryptbreaker is an engine for Zombie tribal which is busted for a one drop. Carrion Feeder is another one drop Zombie who has good interaction with Gravecrawler and Augur. Plague Belcher has a good Zombie tribal ability. Wonder is powerful when you have discard outlets, good with Island dual lands (Watery, Breeding, Sunken and Fetid). Buried Alive can tutor for Gravecrawler and Wonder and put them into your graveyard. Having another way to tutor for Gravecrawler and other Zombies and get them into the graveyard is helpful to play them with Muldrotha. Deathrite Shaman is not a Zombie, but its a great versatile card in multiplayer Commander. Mystic Remora and Animate Dead are excellent cards to replay with Muldrotha.

Some cards that are within the deck's budget that are upgrades:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • 4x Forest
  • 4x Island
  • Rampant Growth
  • Murder
  • Razaketh's Rite
  • Diabolic Tutor
  • Gilded Lotus
  • Liliana, Untouched By Death
  • Risen Executioner
  • Soulless One
  • Curse of the Bloody Tome
  • Dread Summons
  • Graf Harvest
  • Kindred Dominance
  • Havengul Lich
  • Noosegraf Mob
  • Kodama's Reach

Consider cutting Ashnod's Altar , Altar of Dementia and Door of Destinies to clear enough price to add Phyrexian Altar ? Because of having Gravecrawler then Phyrexian Altar is a big upgrade since it can make colored mana which can combo with Gravecrawler and another Zombie. Good luck with your deck.

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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%