Phyrexian Arena


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Rare
Planechase (HOP) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Phyrexian Arena


At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Phyrexian Arena Discussion

rothgar13 on "I looked, and behold, an ashen horse;"

9 hours ago

Despite having some Nykthos, I would tick your land count up a bit - you need to have a smooth curve even when you don't draw that card. Speaking of drawing cards, your list is missing one of the classic elements of Devotion when it was in Standard, and that is the ability to draw more cards. Something like Phyrexian Arena is probably a bit too clunky for Modern, so I would start with Night's Whisper.

darkmatter32x on Budget Sacrifice (suggestions plz)

15 hours ago

Grave Pact & Dictate of Erebos if you want to generate more board hate. Yahenni, Undying Partisan fits perfectly in this deck, he is a good sac outlet.

Grim Haruspex, Phyrexian Arena, Dark Prophecy, and Necropotence will accelerate your card draw.

NV_1980 on Leech Life

17 hours ago

I like the idea of your deck. There are four things however I think your deck needs to improve upon before it can become truly terrifying. The first one is your land-base. You are using three colors. On top of that, you are using lots of expensive-to-cast cards (high CMC). Therefore I would recommend using 35-38 lands (even when taking your mana rocks into account).

Though you have mana rocks, your deck lacks the means to extract your lands from your deck. Therefore, I would advise some ramp like Solemn Simulacrum, Burnished Hart, Oreskos Explorer or Sword of the Animist. If you feel like spending some money, additional options could be Weathered Wayfarer and Land Tax.

The third thing I would look into is a lack of drawing ability. More draw means you get to what you need faster. Since loads cards you are using are about lifegain, a card like Necropotence would fit nicely into this deck. Other options could include Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections.

The last thing I would look into is adding some tutors to find combo pieces or just cards you need in certain situations. Tutors can be expensive to obtain, but there are some cheap ones like Diabolic Tutor, Increasing Ambition or Plea for Guidance. In case you feel like spending money, Demonic Tutor, Enlightened Tutor or even Vampiric Tutor could be great additions.

Hopefully this has helped a little. Happy gaming!

P.S.: I would appreciate your opinions on any of my decks; feel free to check them out!

Gim on

18 hours ago

You have a general gameplan but the deck still lacks a lot of focus and as such I'd personally look into making this a Vampire tribal for better overall synergy. The Zombies are adding quite a bit of price to your budget. Vampires have some good, cheap support and are capable of creating enough sacrifice outlets to do what you're going for with the sacrifice themes along with a couple of other gameplans.

I would also recommend using to look up cheaper versions of cards. For example, I easily found Greed and Underworld Connections for alternatives to Phyrexian Arena. Granted I already knew of the latter but that's not my point.

Hope this helped at least a little.

P.S. I know you're going for a $75 budget but EDH requires a bit more cash. It's a good starting point for getting most of your cards but be ready to put more money into it after it's initially built if you really want to make Kalitas grow.

APPLE01DOJ on [Community Discussion]: Modern Chat

1 day ago

I can't think of a single BG/x deck that runs more than 4x Dark Confidant MB and only on occasion may you find a Phyrexian Arena in the side. The main reason BG/x wouldn't run this is mana cost. 1) pinging yourself for 3 more than you already do isn't ideal and 2) the 3 mana slot is taken by Liliana of the Veil and Liliana, the Last Hope.

htfilm on Help with my first ever ...

2 days ago

Overall, I like the deck. Blood Baron of Vizkopa is one card you can take out. It seems a bit situational and in EDH it's unlikely that it will have the buff for long, if at all. Fate Forgotten is just a worse Forsake the Worldly, so that's an easy replacement. One problem I see in most first-time EDH lists is that people think "Oh, it's EDH so I can just shovel high manacost cards in the deck like Iv'e never heard of a curve!" You, thankfully, did not make that mistake. One thing I would add is more card draw. You could try Land Tax and Scroll Rack, or Wheel of Fortune but that's not very budget. Ambition's Cost and Ancient Craving are budget alternatives that work, and so are EDH staples Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections. Magus of the Wheel and Reforge the Soul are budget options for the wheel. To fit these in, try taking out Kindred Boon. Six mana to make one thing indestructible is not so good.

hoardofnotions on *HELP* Vampires first EDH deck tribal

2 days ago


I think you could cut glacial chasm and ice floe

Maybe add Maze of Ith or Thaumatic Compass  Flip

Revoke Existence/Fate Forgotten could be Forsake the Worldly or Return to Dust. I think the instant speed is worth the extra mana

cut distress, single card discard in commander is hard to use effectivly. If you want this type of effect add Sadistic Hypnotist.

maybe cut Feast of Blood for another instant speed kill spell like Path to Exile or Murderous Cut

maybe cut Mardu Banner for Mind Stone or Hedron Archive.

swap Mortify/Unmake for Anguished Unmaking or Utter End

Cut Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet for being to expensive and not inpacting the board fast enough.

Add some sweet sweet card draw like, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Painful Truths, Phyrexian Arena.

Add some recurision like Phyrexian Reclamation, Sun Titan (maybe), Bishop of Rebirth (Definitly!)

Add some pump effects like Shared Animosity, Cathars' Crusade,

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet is good, maybe find a spot for him over Mathas, Fiend Seeker maybe?

Well that's a lot of suggestions, if you'd like to debate any of them I'd be more than happy to!

Good luck spreading vampirism!

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