Phyrexian Delver


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Phyrexian Delver

Creature — Zombie

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

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Phyrexian Delver Discussion

SynergyBuild on Kesstermite

1 week ago

You should run Buried Alive and Phyrexian Delver. If you yard the Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, Pestermite, and Phyrexian Delver, you can reanimate the delver, to reanimate Kiki-Jiki, then tap Kiki-Jiki to copy delver, bringing back Pestermite, which untaps Kiki-Jiki, going infinite.

Intuition can bring up similar lines.

hoardofnotions on Un-FLICKING-believable!!!!!!!!!!

4 weeks ago

I_TappedWrong first of all thanks for taking the time to upvote and comment. I love talking about this deck, it has been performing very well.

I have a question about Turnabout, what would I be using it for? I normally see turnabout as a combo card, but I don't have any of the pieces to combo with. It just seems out of place with what I'm currently doing, but I wanna hear why you thought it'd be good.

Cloud of Faeries is a cheaper cmc card but doesn't make infinite mana when combo'd with deadeye, or ghostly flicker + izzet chronarch. Is there another reason I should be running the card?

Garna, the Bloodflame is a super cool card I can't wait to use, though I'm not sure this is the deck I want it in. What would it be replacing? Phyrexian Delver I think is better the majority of the time.

I really like debating card choices, if you want to explain your thoughts a little more I'm down to talk more about my favorite deck :)

Kreshnic on Budget Scarabs!

1 month ago

Here are a few suggestions: Liliana's Mastery, Waste Not, In Garruk's Wake, Wit's End, Necrotic Ooze just cus you do have a few activated abilities so it cant hurt to be able to use them from anywhere, Corpseweft and Phyrexian Delver.

Bastaba on Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

2 months ago

I would personally take out:

Beast Within -> Nevermaker (Thrashing Brontodon or Executioner's Capsule) or something similar depending on what kind of removal you want

Crop Rotation -> Font of Fertility, Wayfarer's Bauble or similar

Possibly take out Cyclonic Rift, even though it is amazing, it is only one use, while a permanent would give you more uses (if not exiled). You already have a lot of removal, but i don't know your meta, and your need for removal.

Mystical Tutor -> Defense of the Heart - creature tutor is better than spell tutor in this deck IMO and this is reusable with Muldrotha.

Heroic Intervention - I would replace it, but if you have a lot of mass removal in your meta, you could keep it. Though it shouldn't matter too much, since you can cast your creatures from the graveyard, only Muldrotha needs to be saved, so you could use something like Darksteel Plate, but I don't know.

Reanimate and Victimize - I would replace these with Necromancy or some other permanent reanimation (Phyrexian Delver?).

Most of these permanents (if not all) are worse than what they replace, but importantly, they can be recast from the grave and work multiple times. This is what I'm going for in my deck (Muldrotha’s Recyclables) and I think it (is going to) work(s) quite well.

Another thing i just thought of: you really only have two-three reusable sacrifice engine, but a lot of creatures that want to be sacrificed (those with ETB effects) i would either add more sacrifice engines, or remove some ETBs for some more cards like Caustic Caterpillar and Glen Elendra Archmage.

(also Fleshbag Marauder is an evil critter to recast each turn)

Matrixxx999 on Mushroom Hunting: Slimefoot, the Stowaway

2 months ago


Tendershoot Dryad is a good creature, especialy if it stays on the field long enough. But I am trying to minimize token generators right now, to find a balance between the need to feed things like Contamination, Gaea's Cradle, Earthcraft, Grave Pact, Razaketh, the Foulblooded, sac outlets and Meren and between having a more potent and versatile creatures like Necrotic Ooze, Manglehorn and Phyrexian Delver.

Matrixxx999 on Mushroom Hunting: Slimefoot, the Stowaway

2 months ago

Hi, PookandPie

Thanks for your time and your suggestions!

I aware about combo with Hulk that You mentioned. Actualy I don't like Mike + Balista combo for a reason that those cards useless on its one. So Hulk is here just for a pure tutoring value I think. And I have the winning condition in my comand zone, so I can afford not to use Hulk as a win con. The deck is a young project so far, and I agree that maybe Hulk could be swapped for something else. Maybe...

I,ll think about your suggestion to cut Ophiomancer or some of the other token generators. They are here mostly for feeding Contamination and for things like gravepact and sac outlets

Phyrexian Delver - I like this creature. I'll try it in my tests.

Mana Reflection is a solid card. In my other decks it was a blast. If it stays on the field for one turn then you usualy win the game. So the card is very useful on its one and creates inf. combo with monoliths.

don't know why I forgot about Pattern of Rebirth. I used it so many times in my Rhonas deck. Thanks! Probably coming in without a doubt.

I agree that Hulk is very powerful win con. But this deck works a little different then other Hulk combo decks.

For now I think about things like Victimize into Raza + Hulk, sac hulk, tutor for necropotence-> Mindsliser ETB, sac Mindslicer, tutor for LED or Meren - be an asshole

PookandPie on Mushroom Hunting: Slimefoot, the Stowaway

2 months ago

Running Hulk without Natural Order or Pattern of Rebirth to capitalize on him seems wrong, since that's a very consistent win condition in the deck. Actually, I don't see a lot capitalizing on Hulk's inclusion here unless you're doing a Hulk line with which I am not familiar.

Since you also seem to enjoy making infinite mana, there's little reason to not include Walking Ballista, who honestly seems like a better use of a card slot than Ophiomancer.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Phyrexian Delver are also solid inclusions. For example, a game of t1 Birds of Paradise, t2 anything (any sac outlet), t3 Natural Order > Protean Hulk, sac Hulk using any of your sac outlets to go grab Mikaeus and Walking Ballista (or if your sac outlet isn't a repeatable one, go get Delver + Viscera Seer, Delver brings back in Hulk, sac Hulk with Seer and go grab Mikaeus + Ballista), and then win by repeatedly pinging 1 and then sacrificing Ballista, who comes back in with Undying every time.

Cards I am not a fan of because they don't do a whole lot in a game versus competitive EDH decks: Ophiomancer, Apprentice Necromancer, Creakwood Liege, Cryptbreaker, and I find the Mana Reflection combo extremely janky since Reflection costs so much mana. Some of those may be moved to try utilizing the above cards, possibly.

It's just- Hulk is easily one of the strongest win conditions in Commander, bar none. So I'd recommend either removing him for a more reasonable tutor card (like Pattern, which I'm sure you'd love to use to get out Razaketh), or turn him into the win condition he's born to be by letting him kill everyone with ease, lol. He'll accompany your other combos just fine, too, since you can plop him out early with 4 Pattern or Order.

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