Creature — Zombie Knight
First strike, protection from red and from white
Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)
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Phyrexian Crusader Discussion
4 days ago
You might be better off running blue and black. Phyrexian Crusader is too slow for modern infect decks, but I have seen Sultai infect that splashes blue and black only for Blighted Agent and Plague Stinger as well as Thoughtseize (or in this case, Inquisition of Kozilek) usually in the sideboard. I'd recommend looking up Ari Lax's infect deck from Pro Tour Return to Ravnica.
1 week ago
That's an easy one:
- stinger has lower cost, you can drop it 1 turn sooner
- stinger has flying so it cant be blocked by 90% creatures
- crusader cant be blocked by 40% of creatures
- crusader cant be hit with Lightning Bolt, Lightning Helix, Path to Exile, but:
- both die to Fatal Push and Dismember
- crusader requires two black mana, which is harder for sultai
1 week ago
Dumb question, but why no Phyrexian Crusader?
3 weeks ago
Relentless Dead is too slow on too small of a body in modern. I could see keeping 1, but personally I would rather run 2x Bile Blight and 1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang/Gurmag Angler/Bontu the Glorified/Erebos, God of the Dead/Kolaghan's Command instead.
Profane Command is a waste of sideboard space. I really don't think Tragic Slip warrants additional space either. If it's within your budget I would suggest 1x Sword of Fire and Ice or 1x Sword of Light and Shadow.
Crumble to Dust, Blood Moon, Fulminator Mage, Deathmark, Demon's Horn, Lifebane Zombie, Damnation, Phyrexian Crusader, Phyrexian Arena, Pithing Needle, Boil, Flashfires, Terminate/Dreadbore (in place of Go for the Throat) are all viable options as well.
4 weeks ago
Okay, let's get started, then.
Two possible strategies here to build on, on what you said. Keep in mind that if you want to play around with Regenerate, you HAVE to have some mana open... and it won't help you against sacrifice/exile.
Reanimator : Getting your creatures in the graveyard, then reanimating them via effects like Exhume. You can play a bit of the long game with this.
Infect : Go for the fast kill with 10 poison counters (Infect) via cards like Phyrexian Crusader.
1 month ago
@pints34 another user asked a similar question above. I'd replace 4x Septic Rats for 4x Phyrexian Crusader; in my opinion the protection and first strike outweigh the potential -1/-1 in stats when attacking. Some would say Ichor Rats, but I find the guaranteed poison counter upon entering the battlefield too good to pass up (due to proliferate).
As for Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, replacing a Plague Stinger is probably the safest choice. You could replace a Kulrath Knight since it has the same converted mana cost and wouldn't affect the curve, but it's also one of the keys to locking your opponent out of the game. Ultimately the choice is yours.
@PickleNutz Happy you enjoyed piloting the deck, I find it shines the brightest in multiplayer formats. I want to note that I haven't scrapped or lowered the potency of my U\G infect deck, I simply play other decks against them like D&D: Dragons and Druids & GW Tron: Wrath of the Titans.
1 month ago
Herald of Leshrac is heavy on mana but is some super-secret tech that dunks on midrange and control decks. Grave Titan is also above the curve you were asking for, but it's worth mentioning because of how powerful it is.
The other thing to think about are the larger infect creatures, which are Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Phyrexian Juggernaut, and Phyrexian Vatmother. You lose the ability to win via normal damage and life loss, but you gain creatures that are really efficient for their mana cost.
Distended Mindbender and Abundant Maw are also reasonable when combined with things like Solemn Simulacrum. Speaking of Eldrazi, don't forget the plethora of colorless creatures that you can jam into your mono-black deck. That includes stuff like Wurmcoil Engine, Duplicant, Grid Monitor, Silent Arbiter, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Steel Hellkite.
1 month ago
Phyrexian Crusader just overperformed in testing. Together with Jace, Architect of Thought held off two Eternal Scourge getting looped with Relic of Progenitus from a skred deck then Jace ultimate FTW. Fends off Raging Ravine, Nahiri, the Harbinger, cuts through Lingering Souls tokens. Aside from Lightning Bolt & Path to Exile , dodges Terminate, Slaughter Pact, Doom Blade Victim of Night, Anger of the Gods... Gives you an out if opponent gets infinite life. Play 2 copies main or 4 sideboard. Not trying to win fast just buying time. My list: Modern VlaDimir Control