Phyrexian Arena

Phyrexian Arena

Enchantment

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

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Arena Cards (ARENA) Rare
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
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Apocalypse (APC) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Historic Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Phyrexian Arena Discussion

Snap157 on Do you like your hand?

19 hours ago

In a word: spicy.

Consider swapping a swamp for an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to maximize your Cabal Coffers, and adding in Geier Reach Sanitarium would play into your discard theme. I would replace Fabled Passage with it.

Feed the Swarm is a new piece of tech to answer enchantments for black, and Withering Boon comes legitimately out of nowhere.

It seems like you need more repeatable ramp. Maybe consider Jet Medallion, Arcane Signet, Worn Powerstone, Prismatic Lens, Mind Stone, and Wayfarer's Bauble?

While your commander also give your cards, I would still get up to ten sources of card draw. For a repeatable discard engine, I would suggest Phyrexian Arena, Sign in Blood, Read the Bones, and Night's Whisper and the king of all black card draw, Necropotence. Necro might not play nice with your own discard, but I don't think you rely on reanimation enough for it to be an issue.

I really like this deck and hope this helps! +1

Massacar on Vamparty

1 day ago

Ok, so card draw sources in your colors. Repeatable: Necropotence, Phyrexian Arena, Castle Locthwain, Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip

One off/etb: Syphon Mind (really shines in multiplayer), Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Champion of Dusk (pairs well with your vampire theme).

If you want to drop a bit more money, Sensei's Divining Top

Destroyerbirb on UB jace

2 days ago

I would run Phyrexian Arena as an extra draw engine, just to get to your wincons faster. Otherwise, it's a solid decklist.

It's a +1 from me.

Optimator on Gisa and Geralf EDH V.2.2

1 week ago

I have a Gisa & Geralf deck too! Rooftop Experiments (Zombie Tribal).

So you say this decks needs some help. I've looked over it and here are my thoughts:

First off, it looks really good. I love your creature selection. It appears you're going somewhat wide with a "regular" aggro plan, so I'll be basing my suggestions off that. From what I've seen of your other decks you have something of a budget (as do I!) so I'll refrain from just suggesting every big-time upgrade on EDHREC.

One thing is it looks like you only have four or five ramp pieces. Personally I aim for at least eight in all my decks that don't have a ramp strategy, and more for those that do. Perhaps three more? I've found that I really like casting a spell from hand then casting a zombie from the graveyard as much as possible, so you'll be happy with the extra mana. Fellwar Stone is good for the Havengul Lich. Consider Mind Stone, Wayfarer's Bauble, Talisman of Dominance, Star Compass, Sky Diamond, Charcoal Diamond, or perhaps Black Market.

You're also at around five or six card-draw cards. Could be better, but it's not bad--especially since you have so much card advantage coming from the graveyard. Still, hand refills are always nice and it's nice to draw into answers. Windfall is good for graveyard-y decks. Perhaps a big hand-refiller like Mind Spring, Tidings, or Overflowing Insight? You would often have The City's Blessing for Kumena's Awakening if you can't afford a Phyrexian Arena and/or Rhystic Study. Rain of Revelation has a hint of graveyard synergy, and stuff like Reconnaissance Mission and Keep Watch synergize with your go-wide build.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier is premium in Gisa & Geralf decks. Can't recommend her enough. Great way to get Rooftop Storm out!

Sultai_Sir on Sidisi - Tales from the Crypt

1 week ago

Hey man, love the deck! I do have one suggestion: The Gitrog Monster: So much value in one card! 6/6 for five, draws you a ridiculous amount of cards, combos with Underrealm Lich, which is another card you should put in, and it's "downside" is actually a Phyrexian Arena! Also, do you think you could give my list some feedback? I'm always looking for suggestions: The Deck that Death Forgot [[PRIMER]]

ShutUpMokuba on Yawgmoth M.D

2 weeks ago

Last changes:

Black Sun's Zenith -> Grim Tutor; Crumbling Ashes -> Insidious Dreams Added more tutors, which means more chances to hit the win cons combos

Bontu's Monument -> Jet Medallion Far more efficient for ramp

Whip of Erebos -> Nightmare Shepherd The whip looks better than it actually is. I don't usually attack so the "lifelink" aspect is basically useless. The reanimation effect is too expensive, The Shepherd looks more efficient at what it is supposed to do.

Phyrexian Altar, Tombstone Stairwell -> Ashnod's Altar, Nim Deathmantle The point here is to include an infinite combo with creatures like Sengir Autocrat, Weaponcraft Enthusiast and Chittering Witch. Basically you can keep recasting the creature thanks to the Nim Deathmantle by sacrificing the tokens to the Ashnod's Altar. With a Blood Artist effect on the table is game over. Not the most efficient combo in here, but a solution that may become the backup plan.

This is the closest built from the final version of the deck i had in mind when i started building it. The last two changes would be Phyrexian Arena -> Necropotence and Necroskitter -> Contamination. I don't know If i want to get there because this deck looks pretty good imo as it is now.

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