Phyrexian Devourer

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Masters Edition II (ME2) Uncommon
Alliances (ALL) Rare

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Phyrexian Devourer

Artifact Creature — Construct

When Phyrexian Devourer's power is 7 or greater, sacrifice it.

Exile the top card of your library: Put X +1/+1 counters on Phyrexian Devourer, where X is the exiled card's converted mana cost.

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Phyrexian Devourer Discussion

ROUGE_BLOCK on Izoni, Thousand-Eyed

2 days ago

Tutors you desperately need tutors and you have to the best two with black, Demonic Tutor which us very affordable now with the UMA reprint and Vampiric Tutor , also Diabolic Intent is perfect for this deck. Not to mention Worldly Tutor or Natural Order to find the specific creatures you need I would also suggest removing creatures like Lotleth Giant or Hatchery Spider, they're mana cost is way too high and their etbs are mediocre. Also you're running Jarad and he combos excellently with Lord of Extinction to continually throw at all your opponents, and can be reanimated over and over.

Now reanimation comes easy, so I would suggest subbing Meren of Clan Nel Toth , and ramp this damn deck needs ramp. Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Birds of Paradise , also take the Elves of Deep Shadow and Golgari Signet from your Golgari guild kit and throw them in there. Abrupt Decay is also a must as it has versatility like Assassin's Trophy but is uncounterable. Not to mention the Bane of Progress is a fantastic enchantment/artifact board wipe.

Speaking of board wipes, you need some in EDH so I would recommend either Toxic Deluge a sweeper which is more affordable or Damnation . Toxic Deluge is faster than Damnation however and gets around indestructible, run both for most optimal removal.

Cut down your creatures from 39 to 35 and I would suggest some infinite win-cons. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion fit very well in a reanimation shell (basically Mike gives Trike undying to which he can infinitely throw damage at your opponents and sac himself to reset undying and do it all over again) or even the good old Necrotic Ooze combo, which is Necrotic Ooze+ Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion which you can set up with buried alive. Get Necrotic ooze, gets both the activated abilities of Trike and Devourer hit your opponent with 1/1 counters based on the cmc of the cards your exiling from the top of your deck. Also get Protean Hulk, the creature is busted and can fetch wincons 6 cmc or less.

Card draw is also vital, I would suggest Sylvan Library or Fecundity as one is the best card for drawing in green the other is great for graveyard strategies but it does fuel your opponent as well, so play it wisely.

Any ideas look at my meren deck, it's runs many of the same ideas with more detailed descriptions on win cons etc. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/merenating-dat-sauce/

IAmTheWraith on Multifarious Infinite Combos

1 month ago

DangoDaikazoku: On things that can disrupt the Necrotic Ooze+Phyrexian Devourer+Walking Ballista/Triskelion, as far as I know the only thing that can disrupt this combo would be any of the 9 Split-Second cards that do one of these things:

  1. Kill or Steal Necrotic Ooze

  2. Get rid of Phyrexian Devourer

  3. Angel's Grace

  4. Bouncing Necrotic Ooze to your hand

  5. Turn Necrotic Ooze into a doughnut with Sudden Spoiling, Trickbind.

But other than that you should be good unless I missed something. In response to anything else you can just keep activating the ability and holding priority until the table is dead.

Or, you can just let that Stifle resolve and keep going.

WhichKing on Hellz Belz - Mono Black Demonic Devotion

1 month ago

Since you already have Triskelion, you may want to consider adding Necrotic Ooze and Phyrexian Devourer.

Anubi24 on Honorbru Meren (Finite Hulk)

1 month ago

Hi! I'm building this deck. I have a question for you roguelikedev Why not including Phyrexian Devourer + Necrotic Ooze + Walking Ballista?

DrowZgam3r on Scarab Zombies 2.0

1 month ago

Very impressive first deck, you have lots of powerful toys here. But I think I may be of some assistance in helping you make it even stronger.

Since your deck is only at $189.9 I'm going to make the assumption you have a bit of a budget so I'll try and keep my suggestions fairly cheap.

Right away I notice you have most of the pieces for game ending combo's already in your deck. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion and similarly Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion + Necrotic Ooze + Buried Alive make game ending combo's that are super reliable. With the Mikaeus + Triskelion combo, all you need to do is let the triskelion shoot a opponent twice while Mikaeus is on the field then kill itself with its last counter. The Triskelion will then come back onto the field due to Mikaeus, repeat this process an infinite amount of times and the game is all yours. Similarly, if you cast Buried Alive to put Triskelion and Phyrexian Devourer into the graveyard while a Necrotic Ooze is on the field you can use the phyrexian devourer ability to mill your entire deck while the Triskelion ability pings all your opponents to death.

And if you do decide to run that combo, I'd also recommend running Walking Ballista for added redundancy.

In more general deck building terms I think there are also a few upgrades you could easily do.

Mana Ramp is super important in EDH. Games are often won and lost based off of who ramped hardest. So with that in Mind I HIGHLY recommend adding more mana rocks to your deck. As a rule of thumb I'd like to say that 10ish mana rocks are best for your average deck. So since you have five I'd say aim for at least four more. Some decent ones you may want to consider would be:

I also think that some of your choices for zombies could be a little stronger for EDH

What I would cut and why:

  • Wight of Precinct Six This card seems like it would be good in EDH with there being six different graveyards, But unless you were to run a heavier mill package this card only ends up being a slightly larger than average beater that doesnt even have trample
  • Gempalm Polluter This is a very good card in 1v1 games, but if you are playing three other players then just targeting a single player isn't worth much
  • Vindictive Lich This is honestly a fine card, I just think that since you aren't abusing his death triggers that this spot might be better spent on a different zombie
  • Twisted Abomination I just dont like this card very much

What you may want to consider adding:

And I personally like running at least two or three counterspells when I play in blue. Counterspell and Swan Song are probably the best if you're not looking to spend tons of money but there are tons to choose from.

And finally I think I would be doing you a great disservice if I didn't suggest you consider Cyclonic Rift.This card is absolutely bonkers in EDH and probably the single best blue spell in the game for EDH.

Sorry if it seems like I'm insulting your deck building capabilities. You really do have a pretty good core to work with here but as with any deck there were a few places I felt could be improved upon. But when it comes right down to it these are just my opinions and there are no hard rules for what makes a deck good or fun.

Hope all this helps!

Dawnbreaker7727 on All Bow Before the True Queen

2 months ago

I like Entomb but i like Buried Alive more. A bit of a janky include but Tombstone Stairwell can close out games. I would sub out 2 swamps for a Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and a Cabal Stronghold I dont know what Phyrexian Devourer Is doing in here, but you could sub it for an Oath of Ghouls for recursion, or Molderhulk for a big body and semi ramp.

Thopter_Arrest_Is_An_OK_card on Mimeoplasm something

2 months ago

thelaymensgamer Yes, I've considered some cards from it. May be current and previous guildmage would be benefical. But there are not much recurring surveil. Demon is too expensive to consider adding him. What my deck really needs, is more solid wincon. Now, except for just blathantly doing some combat damage, i can win with Necrotic Ooze + Phyrexian Devourer + Triskelion, but it's quite a fragile combo. Now thralling my lgs for two infect creatures and eldrazi processors(green and blue one).

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