Phyrexian Crusader

Phyrexian Crusader

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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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare

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

Phyrexian Crusader occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Phyrexian Crusader Discussion

CheapnFast on Chivalry is Dead!

2 months ago

I love the flavor! I have one question though. Why play Phyrexian Crusader out of the sideboard when you could play Mirran Crusader instead?

DeinoStinkus on Card creation challenge

2 months ago

Sorin's Crusader

Haste, protection from blue and from green, lifelink


Kind of along the lines of White Knight or Phyrexian Crusader. Do a guild-flavored card that has an ability of another guild. For example, Golgari convoke or Boros jumpstart.

folbrekr on Lady Gwyn's Armory

2 months ago

I like the build. I play Syr Gwyn too and I see you have a lot of what I have. Have you thought about running Helm of the Host? I like slapping it on Aurelia to get infinite combat phases (assuming she survives of course, but it's not hard to do with Whispersilk Cloak and Rogue's Passage). For creatures, I think Phyrexian Crusaderand Sram, Senior Edificer are great because of the protection and card draw.

Here is my deck. I welcome any feedback that you have for me too.

Syr Gwyn on the Old Town Road

triproberts12 on Suggestions for Rakdos?

2 months ago

Oh, in that case, if you aren't super set on Rakdos, but are just trying to play RBx, I'd suggest going for a Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt infect deck. Mutating up an Ichorclaw Myr, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon Flesh-Eater Imp, Ogre Menial, Phyrexian Crusader, etc. seems awesome with double strike. Or you can just hardcast Snappy and put a Grafted Exoskeleton or Phyresis on it.

ThePerilousRealm on Scorpion God, Wither, Infect

3 months ago

A few cards I'd recommend: Hand of the Praetors, Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Plague Stinger, and Hatred (win con), Shadowspear (Infect + Trample is good).

Good luck!

irish_trunks on Syr Gywn, Power Up Princess

4 months ago

Solid list! I'm almost jealous you have all the beefy boi swords. I like that you aren't focusing on a voltron build. It can certainly end up going for the commander damage but Gwyn really shines with the other knights so you can increase your synergy and crazy shenanigans with the free equipping. This deck seems to have the same kind of synergy goals that mine has and I've had quite a bit of success with it so I'm sure you will too!

I first second the need to include Puresteel Paladin and Leonin Shikari, they have more than earned their value for me. I would maybe suggest considering Phyrexian Crusader for either a potential win-con or for target fodder to protect your other knights. Paladin en-Vec has been great for a cheap little guy with lots of protections, though that one has been great for me because of the playgroup I run in so it's a solid maybe with your list.

How's your mana curve been? I'm seeing the Sol Ring and Arcane Signet but you might consider other mana rocks to get the knights rolling a little faster.

And last but not least, absolutely consider trading out the Marauder's Axe for Bloodforged Battle-Axe. It's cheaper to cast and can get out of control since the tokens it makes also have the ability to create tokens; most times when I cast it I hear groans from the other players because they know it stacks pretty fast when equipped to protected knights.

kashmyrr on One Knight Stand

4 months ago

irish_trunks Thanks for the comment! I decided to go more Sunforger as my meta has more combo/control decks so I wanted some interaction. I love the idea of Phyrexian Crusader drawing hate from the other knights, unfortunately I do not like using infect. I might change my mind if they up the poison count to match commander damage :)

irish_trunks on Knights

4 months ago

You have a good amount of card draw inherently with your commander so you could probably do with dropping Icon of Ancestry for another good equipment. Phyrexian Crusader would offer another win con/canon fodder for a better knight. Also although it has a higher CMC, could consider Khorvath Brightflame to give those knights evasion to better swarm with. As far as equipments go, you've got great options. I've seen several knights decks running a Sunforger package that could easily be abused, as well asBloodforged Battle-Axe. Definitely a good deck to play around and tinker with! I've loved my Syr Gwyn deck so far.

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