Phyrexian Dreadnought


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

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Set Rarity
Mirage (MIR) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Phyrexian Dreadnought

Artifact Creature — Dreadnought


When Phyrexian Dreadnought enters the battlefield, sacrifice it unless you sacrifice any number of creatures with total power 12 or greater.

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Phyrexian Dreadnought Discussion

cdkime on Selvala EDH Damin

1 hour ago

Currently all your cards are in the Maybeboard, rather than the main deck--it would be helpful if you could move the cards to the decklist and mark Selvala, Heart of the Wilds as your commander. While you are not done with the deck yet, I've found this to be pretty helpful in the deckbuilding process, as it lets you use this site's tools to keep track of your mana curve.

Some cards you might want to consider:

  • Tooth and Nail is fantastic, and can be cast very quickly with Phyrexian Dreadnought

  • Worldly Tutor is a solid card, helping you find the creatures you need.

  • Sylvan Library is strong top deck manipulation, with the ability to draw extra cards.

  • Rishkar's Expertise draws you a bunch of cards, and gives you a free cast.

  • Defense of the Heart can cheat out some of your larger creatures pretty quickly.

  • Song of the Dryads is a powerful removal spell in commander--because it does not cause a zone change, you can hit an enemy commander with it, removing it from action until the aura is dealt with.

DangoDaikazoku on 'A Man has no Name. But Many Faces'

2 days ago

I like your list a lot, and your deck was one of the first decks I saw when I designed my own Lazav list so I took some inspiration from it. I do like the idea of using the Phyrexian Dreadnought and Vector Asp combo, but my list currently is not incorporating it due to the negative connotation my playgroup has with infect. For the sake of turning this deck into the combo heavy monstrosity I want it to be, I may have to throw those pieces in since really it's similar to the Phage win, but less expensive to pull off. I'm still trying to work out all the kinks in my list and make it more structured and consistent, but yeah I think I like your list so much because it's a little different from mine since mine is focusing on the infinite combo wins instead of the sneaky one shot win. This new Lazav is just so incredibly versatile.

ERoss8 on Muldrotha or mimeoplasm?

1 week ago

Both are super powerful, and approach the same graveyard theme in two different ways. Either one is a great commander, so it’s more what style of graveyard deck you want.

The Mimeoplasm is more of a reanimator deck that relies a lot on the commander to close games out. This deck will feature a lot more creatures, usually ones like Lord of Extinction and Consuming Aberration coupled with Death's Shadow and Phyrexian Dreadnought to make your commander a one-shot kill.

Muldrotha, the Gravetide is a more value-driven deck. Instead of packing a bunch of huge creatures (although Consuming Aberration is still an amazing card for the archetype in general), it continually reuses many of its most important spells over and over again, as many of them sacrifice themselves. This is most prominent in 2-card non-infinite combos with Muldrotha herself. Being able to repeatedly wipe the board with Pernicious Deed and Nev’s Disk (not spelling that name), or destroying all your opponents’ lands with Strip Mine can easily get out of hand. The commander itself isn’t necessarily required for the deck to function, at least in the way The Mimeoplasm needs to be out, but it’s definitely better if she is. Muldrotha definitely is a better option for a “goodstuff” style deck that doesn’t have any direct theme.

Regardless of which you choose, a self-mill theme is a must, with Grisly Salvage and Satyr Wayfinder being good examples. There are also some cards that let you tutor any card into the graveyard, like Entomb or Buried Alive. Villainous Wealth is a super fun card that I suggest anyone playing sultai should run.

Hopefully this helps!

nmiller on Eater of Tezzeret

2 weeks ago

I've wanted to build a deck like this for a while. If only Phyrexian Dreadnought was legal in modern...


2 weeks ago

you could use Phyrexian Dreadnought cuz t's in play when you sacrifice it, and you get the counters on Kresh. The problem is, it's super pricey.

Beebles on Vish-Kal's Controlling grasp.

1 month ago

I like it! I haven’t seen many Vish decks in a while. Your list makes me want to go back to mine and make some tweaks. Many cards here I never considered. +1 from me.

You could consider adding Su-Chi as that goes infinite with nim deathmantle and Vish. I also run Reveillark and Karmic Guide for a similar combo. Phyrexian Dreadnought is also nice, providing 12 counters for only 1 mana. And I really like Hatred with lifelink commanders.

Hope some of these tips are useful to you. Feel free to have a look at my list and to let me know your thoughts.



Wurmlover on MonoColored or DualColored:: Keeping up ...

1 month ago

Really, Speaking as a cEDH player who also has no money, mono color is your best bet. I would look up Selvala, Heart of the Wilds. She is a deck played in actual cEDH and can win consistently turn 3 when played right by setting up large "storm" turns by gaining Mana off of creatures like Phyrexian Dreadnought and drawing off of selvala's trigger. She is also insanely budget, being able to be built for close to $100.

Here's a list:

$125 Selvala Brostorm

Commander / EDH* LabManiac_Dan


Another deck you could consider is Yisan, the Wanderer Bard. Also insanely budget and very competitive, Yisan gives access to a toolbox of cards to stop other decks, such as Phyrexian Revoker, while either assembling an infinite combo with Temur Sabertooth, or setting up a very large Craterhoof Behemoth swing. This deck is even more budget than Yisan, the base being about $50, which leaves you with room in the budget to upgrade and tune to your specific meta.

Example list:

$100 Yisan

Commander / EDH* quickenverdict


Hope this helps!

RedUndead40 on Auto-sac creatures?

2 months ago

Second the Evoke suggestion. Shriekmaw is great, and Ingot Chewer. Walker of the Grove gets you 7 immediately and another 4 to chump block with.

Death's Shadow also often dies as soon as it hits the battlefield, as well as Phyrexian Dreadnought.

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