Phyrexian Delver


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Invasion (INV) Rare

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Phyrexian Delver

Creature — Zombie

When Phyrexian Delver enters the battlefield, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. You lose life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

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Phyrexian Delver Discussion

triproberts12 on Casual Golgari Commander

2 days ago

If you're running Protean Hulk , here is the infinite combo:

  1. Phyrexian Delver (Protean Hulk) + Viscera Seer
  2. Viscera Seer (Protean Hulk)
  3. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista Alternatively, but useful in case of removal:
  4. Triskelion or Sylvan Safekeeper, Carrion Feeder

You should also check out the page for Jarad at EDHREC here. You can toggle the budget tab on the top right if you want to stay closer to that $100-$200 range and see more options. After, maybe check out the GB page under commanders and do the same. You can also select individual cards that you like from the Guild Kit that you bought, and it will tell you what cards have good synergy!

SynergyBuild on Looking at Stats

1 week ago

Red provides many colors with wincons, from Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker to Gratuitous Violence to Insurrection, how I see it is that red wins games, and one of the most, if not the most efficient color at doing it. It isn't great at getting to the win, so needs help.

Black gives this help in droves, it lets you tutor the right wincons for red, such as a Buried Alive to get a Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Zealous Conscripts, and Phyrexian Delver in the graveyard, then give you the efficient ways to cheat out the wincons with Reanimate effects or anything else to cheat it out, seen on Alesha and Kaalia, and many Marchesa lists.

Then white is the color that helps with interacting with opponents, commonly replaced with blue, as both colors give removal/counterspells, efficient answers and powerful support for wincons, such as white having tokens and Karmic Guide and other tutors even with Recruiter of the Guard and Enlightened Tutor, etc. and blue having card draw.

Grixis is a popular combination as well for the reasons above.

Golfrolax on 4-color Tasigur (Poison Hulk)

1 week ago

I like this, but I think your hulk line is a bit clunky. It seems like you didn't give yourself the option of a main-phase flash hulk, but I could be missing something. It looks like your devoted druid would have summoning sickness unless you popped the hulk just before your untap phase. If that is the case I would recommend alternative ways to produce infinite mana. Freed from the real and bloom tender is good but suffers from the same issue of summoning sickness. I think you're onto something with this build but I would try to make your paths to winning accessible all the time and to me that seems pretty simple by adding the right haste enablers, or you could add a bulkier hulk line including Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Phyrexian Delver. Maybe consider adding dramatic scepter with all the dorks you're running.

Enral on Muldrotha, the Valuetide

2 weeks ago

Nice update...these are my suggestions for possible changes to your list:

  • Remove Lotus Petal for Executioner's Capsule = my logic is that lotus petal can't be abused till when muldrotha is in play. Having a tutorable removal with trinket mage is invaluable.
  • Remove Kokusho, the Evening Star for Hostage Taker = Unless you can kill the table quickly, recurring this multiple times will put the focus on you and decrease your chance of winning. Hostage taker can steal an artifact early game and ramp even further as well as doubles for creature removal/steal. You already have several infinites as a win condition.
  • Remove Perpetual Timepiece for Flash (you had it in your deck before) again since you can turn any of your value creatures into instant speed interaction too as well as the good ole' flash-hulk combo.
  • Remove Deadeye Navigator for Phyrexian Delver = You do not have Peregrine Drake in your list anymore and this card is often dead in your hand since you don't run a lot of ETB creatures to abuse him with. He is also a hate magnet. Delver is needed as part of the protean hulk combo line.
  • You need to also test out Pitiless Plunderer as it is part of the protean hulk combo line.

Hope this helps!

multimedia on Zombie Queen

2 weeks ago

Hey, before you get Lili (I presume Liliana of the Veil) which is an expensive card consider first improving the manabase? There's several budget lands to consider adding in place of the really bad dual lands. For a little less than the price of Lili you could add all the cards below and Rift/Labman: upgrade the manabase, add some good Zombies and nice support cards. That's much better for your overall deck than adding one card.

Lands to consider adding:

Zombies to consider adding:

Other cards to consider:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Desert of the Glorified
  • Desert of the Mindful
  • Forsaken Sanctuary
  • Meandering River
  • Submerged Boneyard
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Dismal Backwater
  • Orzhov Basilica
  • Venser, the Sojourner
  • Sanguine Bond
  • Open the Graves
  • Levitation
  • Graf Harvest
  • Army of the Damned
  • Dark Salvation
  • Terminus
  • Time to Reflect
  • Anointer Priest
  • Aven Wind Guide
  • Geralf's Masterpiece
  • Gravedigger

Good luck with your deck.

bubba64 on The Haunting of Hightower Manor

3 weeks ago

cool deck. i would recommend some efficient creature recursion such as Reanimate, Phyrexian Delver, or Phyrexian Reclamation since The Haunt of Hightower is a fairly expensive commander. paying 8 mana to get him back once he inevitably gets Murdered by an opponent is going to be a pain in the ass. Sheoldred, Whispering One would be especially potent considering that her sacrifice ability also triggers The Haunt.

multimedia on Casual Golgari Commander

3 weeks ago

Hey, looks good, nice job adapting the Guild Kit into a Commander deck :)

There's a few cards here that can be upgraded with better budget cards:

  1. Regrowth > Recollect
  2. Farhaven Elf > District Guide: Farhaven puts a Basic Forest or Swamp directly into play not into your hand.
  3. Putrid Imp > Erstwhile Trooper
  4. Dread Return > Vigor Mortis: reanimation spell you can potentially use twice.
  5. Carrion Feeder > Golgari Rotwurm
  6. Viscera Seer > Drooling Groodion

Other budget cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Creeping Chill
  • Tranquility
  • Undercity Uprising
  • Status / Statue
  • Rolling Spoil
  • Vigorspore Wurm
  • Swarm Guildmage
  • Sisters of Stone Death
  • Rot Shambler
  • Rhizome Lurcher
  • Lhurgoyf
  • Slum Reaper
  • 1x Forest
  • 1x Swamp

Good luck with your deck.

SynergyBuild on A Violet End

4 weeks ago

Vivid Marsh is a sweet purple land xD and Fetid Pools has some purple sky. Phyrexian Delver is purplish... Void Winnower? Arcane Denial is pretty purple.

Painful Truths isn't good. But purple Divination is okay, right? Wait that is also purple. Rhystic Study has a purple couch thing. Bean bag or something. Dismember has purple... things, and Entomb is pretty purple. One of the Force of Will arts is pretty purple. Opt and Remand are also purple.

Do you know the number of times I have written pruple just to change it to purple.

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