Phyrexian Etchings


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Phyrexian Etchings


Cumulative upkeep (Black) (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

At the end of your turn, draw a card for each age counter on Phyrexian Etchings.

When Phyrexian Etchings is put into a graveyard from play, you lose 2 life for each age counter on it.

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Phyrexian Etchings Discussion

Xica on The Black Plague

3 weeks ago

If you plan to go creature heavy, add more Bontu's Monument, and take advantage of the best color to draw cards, which prevent you from being ground out, by removal, the opponent having bigger creatures, or discard engines.
(Sign in Blood; Night's Whisper; Phyrexian Arena or more extreme stuff like Vampire Hexmage + Phyrexian Etchings, or go big/go home Null Profusion - which is suicidal if the opponent has discard, and is also too slow for modern)

Some good hate against the graveyards like Leyline of the Void/Nihil Spellbomb/Ravenous Trap.
Same is true about having ways do attack combo with stuff like Duress.

dryadson on Descent Into Madness (Modern)

1 month ago

Phyrexian Etchings cumulative upkeep mana cost counts towards devotion, yes? If so, this is a genius deck.

Futuremonk on Silumgar, Drifting Dragon Tribal (Budget EDH)

1 month ago

Thanks, Sqmach. Good idea, esp. Call to the Kindred. I could put that on a changeling and play any creature for free. Now I sort of want to make a whole deck around that idea....

I also think the deck needs more cheap card draw. Maybe a few more enchantments or artifacts for reusability, like Phyrexian Etchings.

EpicDermis on Enchanting the Enchanter

2 months ago

This is Bean.

Budget Suggestions:

More expensive options, or later upgrades to the deck:

EternalBrewmaster on Esper Zombies

5 months ago

Also, needs more Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx. Also also, cut that Blue Sun's Zenith bs. That card is garbage and I'll fight anyone who disagrees. You have so many better options in black: Grim Haruspex, Dark Prophecy, Infernal Tribute for god's sake, Necropotence if you're a wanker, ffs Mentor of the Meek does work in a deck shitting out 2/2 zombies. Also, get rid of Rhystic Study for essentially the same reason. Don't play staples just because they're staples. Find ways to get those effects that synergize with your decks' strategies. It'll make your decks feel and play more uniquely which is doubly rewarding in that it is satisfying to have created something special, and it's less predictable and interruptible because you keep your opponents' off balance. Everyone is expecting Rhystic Study, nobody is expecting Phyrexian Etchings, or to have it Donated to them after you used it for 10 turns...

MRDOOM3 on Daxos Enchanments

7 months ago

When Firebones675 said black draw, my mind, for some reason, jumped straight to Phyrexian Etchings, but I wouldn't really take the risk... Sigh... Too bad Yawgmoth's Bargain and Griselbrand are EDH banned... oh well...

wolfhead on Mono-Black Devotion!

7 months ago

ive tried the list without lili, but it sounds like youd rather go budget.
the obvious choices are more removal (id probably start with Murderous Cut or splash green for Abrupt Decay),
bobs, more nighthawks, or even Geralf's Messenger,
Kuon, Ogre Ascendant could be pretty sweet if Fatal Push becomes more dominant,
Underworld Connections and Phyrexian Etchings are both pretty sweet in decks like this that have more than enough mana,
tasigur and Gurmag Angler would also work great as there isnt anything else youre doing with your graveyard,
and even a kalitas or two would work well with all the deathtouch creatures.
i really like the sound of mainboard Fulminator Mages though,
especially since this deck has literally no game against tron

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