Phyrexian Metamorph

Phyrexian Metamorph

Artifact Creature — Shapeshifter

( can be paid with either or 2 life)

You may have Phyrexian Metamorph enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact or creature on the battlefield, except it's an artifact in addition to its other types.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Phyrexian Metamorph occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.06%

Blue: 0.44%

RUG (Temur): 2.15%

Phyrexian Metamorph Discussion

Last_Laugh on Grand Theft Magic

1 week ago

Yeah, if I'm really trying to combo I play Animar, Soul of Elements lol.

Requires only 2 counters on Animar, 4 life, Imperial Recruiter, and only .

  1. Imperial Recruiter looking up Phyrexian Metamorph.

  2. Play Metamorph for 2 life and copy Imperial Recruiter to look up Spellseeker .

  3. Play Spellseeker to look up Neoform.

  4. Play Neoform and sac Spellseeker to look up Ancestral Statue.

  5. Play and bounce Ancestral Statue over and over until AnimMe's power is double your opponents' life total combined. You then use Ancestral Statue's final trigger to bounce Phyrexian Metamorph back to your hand.

  6. Play Metamorph for 2 life and copy Imperial Recruiter to look up/play Walking Ballista for the win.

CatPepPop on Izzet a Gift?

1 month ago

You didn't ask but I've some cards to offer up for consideration :-) Saheeli's Artistry -a sweet card in an artifact and a namesake spell for the commander.

As general value cards Phyrexian Metamorph Phyrexia's Core and Cyclonic Rift (unless that one is too much(?))

If you want to beef up the token theme then perhaps Sai, Master Thopterist Steel Overseer Thopter Spy Network Efficient Construction or mirrodin Beseiged

Skillville on The Many-Faced God

1 month ago

Ok how about Copy Artifact?

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

1 month ago


  • Rogue's Passage replaced by Myriad Landscape. Thinning the deck is good, but being able to put Islands on the battlefield is invaluble. The active ability on Rogue's Passage is expensive and I normally don't use it. The other unblockable effects in the deck are sufficient for what the deck needs. Also, with the addition of the Thassa's Oracle wincon, the unblockable affect becomes less valuable.

  • Phyrexian Metamorph replaced by Rite of Replication. Phyrexian metamorph is a good card, don't get me wrong. But Rite of Replication is OP in this deck and it combo's with Thassa's Oracle. When you cast the kicked version targeting UNESH, the 30 BFOF's always get you through the entire deck. 2 more mana to play Thassa's oracle and you will win the game unless the opponent has some interaction. In the early game you can always use the unkicked version of Rite of Replication for value.

  • Herald's Horn replaced by Wayfarer's Bauble. Herald's horn is always underwhelming when I have it. The tribal ability is usually not important, because the rest of the deck gets through enough cards without the help of Herald's Horn. Putting Islands on the battlefield is invaluble which makes Wayfarers Bauble amazing. The ramp you get from bauble is better than the horn.

  • Propaganda replaced by Thassa's Oracle. Propaganda is a more defensive card and is too situational most of the time. Competitive decks need ways to focus there own strategies as well as dealing with opponent's via interaction. I would rather spend the early turns advancing my wincons by filtering my draws better with the oracle. Also, the oracle is another win condition.

ComboCommander on Jhoira Storm

2 months ago

Taking suggestions from Ishmokin and making the following changes:

MindAblaze on Dark Black

2 months ago

Hey, you may already be aware of this, but Phyrexian Metamorph has a color identity of blue, and isn’t technically legal in a mono-black deck even if you never play the blue mana. If your group is cool with it all the power to you though.

Sabriel_Malar on Esper ETB

2 months ago

sharuum + Phyrexian Metamorph + Disciple of the Vault -metamorph can be any artifact copy effect like Sculpting Steel for infinite damage.

Sensei's Divining Top + Etherium Sculptor + Mystic Forge is infinite draw, can also add Aetherflux Resovoir for infinite life to beam people with, also useable with top and Bolas's Citadel

multimedia on I’m new to cEDH and ...

3 months ago

Another Flash Hulk/Animar combo is you have least four lands, Animar has at least three counters and your opponents among them have at least three artifacts/enchantments.

Hulk tutor for Imperial Recruiter + Dockside Extortionist. Recruiter tutors for Phyrexian Metamorph first, then Kiri-Onna, then Peregrine Drake and last Walking Ballista as the win condition. In the combo for the cost of 8 life use Metamorph to copy Recruiter three times. Metamorph, Kiri and Drake or Extortionist make a bouncing, copying, casting, mana loop to put infinite counters on Animar.

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