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 Rare
Commander 2015 Rare
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Rare
Planechase Rare
Ninth Edition Rare
Eighth Edition Rare
Apocalypse 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

Calyptic on Doran and the Treemendous Defoffense

2 hours ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I've added all of those in, except for Phyrexian Arena.

Something just rubs me the wrong way about making myself lose life, even if I have it to spare.

Maybe if I end up having way too much problem with cards I can roll with it for that extra chance at card draw.

Perpetual on M.O.L.D.

12 hours ago

Alright, more thoughts:

1) I'm not sure you have enough token generators to use Minion of Leshrac safely. I use Minion in my LD deck, and I've got two planeswalkers that generate tokens, Krenko, Mob Boss, and Goblin Offensive. And I'm not sure that I have enough to use him safely.

2) Too much of your LD hits you as hard as it hits your opponents. This makes you overly reliant on Crucible of Worlds and mana rocks/mana dorks. And you have only one mana rock and two mana dorks to rely on.

3) You have deck thinning ramp cards, but where is the card draw/card advantage? All I see is Phyrexian Arena, Syphon Mind, and Skullclamp. Where are Mind's Eye? Or Harmonize? Or any others?

4) No tutors?

5) Omen of Fire is an auto-include for Jund LD. Even if your game doesn't have both white and blue opponents, it will definitely have white or blue.

NV_1980 on Doran and the Treemendous Defoffense

13 hours ago

For some Doran-redundancy, I'd suggest adding Assault Formation. Skinshifter is a great creature to add in this deck. Bar the Door could be nice too for some sudden bonuses. Last but not least, Abzan Beastmaster and Phyrexian Arena could provide you with some card-draw.

dosfod on The Markov Dynasty

23 hours ago

Haven't you thought about Sorin, Grim Nemesis and Phyrexian Arena? If you need to grind at some point.... Anyways, a great deck! I'll buy the precon and want to tune it too.

Dredge4life on Best third color for 3 ...

1 day ago

G/W doesn't necessarily have to be secondary in an Abzan list. Play Selesnya and splash B for cool enchantments and constellation payoffs. I'd personally go with Abzan, because it gives you access to things like Daxos the Returned and Phyrexian Arena.

goblinguiderevealpls on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

1 day ago

Ive been tuning a competitive nekusar deck since he was first printed, maybe itll give you some ideas.. i used to run most of these cards but they are long obselete to me, especially the Howling Mine effects, they are generally bad. Yes they add 1 damage a turn with nekusar, but they also provide your opponents with multiple Phyrexian Arena draws per turn, and in my years of experience that almost ALWAYS draws them into answers for nekusar and pain, removing the damage and getting free card draw.

Nekusar wins easiest by chaining Wheel of Fortune effects in a storm-like fashion, most "upkeep draw" effects are too slow and usually get you killed before you can kill your opponents, especially with the hate he draws.

Nekusar's abilities support a spellslinger deck, this makes him VERY weak to creatures, so a lack of things like Damnation, Evacuation, Toxic Deluge and Blasphemous Act should be auto-include, as well as stuff like Rakdos Charm and/or Deadly Tempest, you are severely lacking in countermagic and protection as well :/ and your creature base is remarkably high for a wizard deck,

Hopefully my pet deck list gives you some ideas, ive been working on it for 5 years

MegaMatt13 on Valcon Mortheo

1 day ago

Like your deck :)

Black and White gives you access to Utter End and Anguished Unmaking, the two best instant removal spell around. I would swap out Hero's Downfall and another spell to make room.

It doesn't look like your deck has a lot of card draw. Tribal decks tend to run out of gas in the hand without card draw. Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, Sign in Blood, and Night's Whisper are all cheap card draw spells.

I would also add a bit more ramp like the 3 signets (eg. Rakdos Signet) to speed up the deck and have more colour fixing.

For recursion perhaps Phyrexian Reclamation and Palace Siege. Since they return to hand, you will get Edgar's cast trigger again.

In terms of cutting, you could cut a few of the vampires you find are the weakest. You've got 33 and you probably only need 25ish. Also, I personally would cut Exquisite Blood. People hate losing to its infinite combo with Sanguine Bond.

Hope this helps!

AntiMatterz on Vampiric Bloodlust with improvements

2 days ago

Phyrexian Arena and Diabolic Tutor are added to the Maybeboard and I will look for more tutors to add, thanks.

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