Phyrexian Arena

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders 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

Enchantment

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

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Phyrexian Arena Discussion

bushido_man96 on The Reaper Plays Jund

1 hour ago

This looks like it would be a lot of fun to play. If you're looking for more card draw options, black has plenty of good ones in Necropotence and Phyrexian Arena. If you'd like to stick with drawing in the theme of Dragon Appeasement, look at Fecundity and Grim Haruspex. I don't know if you really want to skip your draw step, but if you don't, these two cards will work better for you than Dragon Appeasement.

If you are looking for some more mana-fixing, cards like Cryptolith Rite or even a Paradise Mantle might help you out.

I'm curious what you use Conjurer's Closet for in this deck? It seems like it would fit better in a blink-themed deck, but I could have missed something, too.

Overall, I think you've got a creative and fun build here. Nice work!

smiffdemon on Ishkanah Stuff

11 hours ago

Hi Guint!! Here are some suggestions I think you could utilize for Ishkanah. So far it looks good!

The things we want to make sure you have in this deck are ways to activate delirium, as well as ways to activate Ish's tribal effects. Let's start with the spiders themselves~

Now onto the Delirium Mechanic. Making sure your own cards into the graveyard can seem counterproductive but a lot of things benefit from it. So first, how do we self mill?

Now for some super fun cards that benefit from a graveyard presence.

Now lets talk about Black and Green as colors in EDH. Black/Green has a few things that it needs to run undoubtedly. One of its major problems is card draw, so you're definitely going to want to auto-include Harmonize and Phyrexian Arena. I would also consider Lifecrafter's Bestiary.

Removal: Putrefy, Murder, Hero's Downfall, Abrupt Decay, Krosan Grip, Golgari Charm, Toxic Deluge, In Garruk's Wake, Acidic Slime, Beast Within. Dictate of Erebos to be used in conjunction with a sacrifice outlet like Ashnod's Altar (sac your extra tokens for mana!)

Protection: Asceticism, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Heroic Intervention

Tutors: Green Sun's Zenith, Diabolic Tutor, Demonic Tutor

Ramp: Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Solemn Simulacrum, Sol Ring, Explosive Vegetation, Thran Dynamo, Commander's Sphere, Golgari Signet, Cryptolith Rite, Harrow, Crop Rotation, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Yavimaya Elder.


The only other thing I want to say about your deck is that you should probably up your land count to at least 36. 30 is usually too little for most EDH decks in my experience. Unless you're going super aggro, you'll find yourself short on a lot of land drops.

If you wanted to upgrade your lands, here are some relatively inexpensive things you could add:

Golgari Rot Farm, Command Tower, Jungle Hollow, Temple of Malady, Woodland Cemetery, Overgrown Tomb, Llanowar Wastes, Tainted Wood, Grim Backwoods, Bojuka Bog, Hissing Quagmire, Temple of the False God, Drownyard Temple, Ghost Quarter, and any lands that Cycle in your colors :)

Bierbaba on Heavenly!

12 hours ago

mach auf jeden fall rein: 1. Phyrexian Arena
2. Archangel of Strife 3. Bloodgift Demon o.. --> Carddraw; 4. alles aus dem Sideboard

Rausmachen wrde ich: 1. Syphon Flesh 2. Evincar's Justice vielleicht 3. Thunderous Wrath 4. Reiver Demon

R0llingThunder on Lady Mixalot likes big butts

20 hours ago

Changelog:

-Disowned Ancestor, Birds of Paradise, Primal Druid, Druid of the Cowl.

+Fruit of the First Tree, Ulvenwald Observer, Aetherflux Reservoir, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim.

After playing tonight, I found there is not much card draw. I'm fresh out of Phyrexian Arenas, so the Observer is the next best thing I have.I also found I was on over 100 life for most of the night, so Ayli and Reservoir get a trial.

Rzepkanut on R/b land killer

2 days ago

Maybe Phyrexian Arena, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner or Dark Tutelage as a budget alternative to Dark Confidant. Cheers!

Aiding on I decide who lives and die

3 days ago

Well, it sort of depends on what your playgroup likes when it comes to suggestions. If they are super competitive (and I use that term a little broadly) and allow infinite combos, something like a Karmic Guide + Reveillark + sac outlet like Altar of Dementia = infinite milling. Something with those two cards + Ashnod's Altar + a drain effect like Blood Artist = infinite (or at least until your opponents die) colorless mana and life drain.

(the combo works by having the reveillark and karmic guide on the battlefield, (or reveillark in the graveyard and casting Karmic guide returning it.) You sac the KG, THEN the reveillark. The lark triggers, returning the KG+some other thing. The KG then returns lark. (repeat until infinite salt/mill/death happens)

Just a general "goodstuff" suggestion, Mimic Vat is a mini version of your commander. Board wipe effects are also good because they get things into the graveyard to steal.

Also, mana fixing is great in a three color deck, so I would at least advise of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Command Tower as well as possibly a Chromatic Lantern if it is affordable. Ramp in general like all the signets/talismans are very good as well because they help get your commander out faster (he is a LOT of mana to make).

I personally think that a self-reanimator theme is kind of hard in your deck because you are trying to take the opponents juicy things instead of making your own, so some things like Buried Alive may be unneeded. (I personally have not made this commander before, but I had a Meren deck, so I sort of have an idea.) To some degree, self reanimation is really nice because it gets more value out of your stuff. So I personally like things like Sheoldred, Whispering One.

You may also like some form of raw card draw as well. Phyrexian Arena, Painful Truths, Read the Bones, etc. are really good for the mana investment.

Some creature suggestions: Geth, Lord of the Vault mills the opponents and you get to pick what you want, granted you have the mana, very nice. Sidisi, Undead Vizier can just be a 5 mana tutor, personally love having a mimic vat on the field and being able have a 3 mana tutor every turn (if she exploits herself).

lastly, some tutors are good (depending on budget). Some Diabolic Tutor effects are budget friendly, but spending 4 mana for a card is kind of medium (and usually is wasting the turn).

xSKINCOLLECTORx on Kuro, Shitlord

4 days ago

Why is there no Phyrexian Arena here?

mentor6 on Queen marchesa

4 days ago

Cann you explain your reasoning on using Phyrexian Arena instead of Necropotence?

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