Phyrexian Obliterator

Phyrexian Obliterator

Creature — Horror


Whenever a source deals damage to Phyrexian Obliterator, that source's controller sacrifices that many permanents.

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Set Rarity
Arena Cards (ARENA) Mythic Rare
Masters 25 (A25) None
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare

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

Phyrexian Obliterator occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.2%

Phyrexian Obliterator Discussion

Spell_Slam on Yahenni's Shock Troopers

1 week ago

The first thing that comes to mind for me is Hatred. This can easily take out a player, and plays even better if you have a lifelink creature.

Jet Medallion seems like a great card to have in your deck, since you will probably play several spells a turn.

Black Market seems like it would generate a lot of value for you.

Wound Reflection also seems perfect for finishing off opponents.

In terms of aggressive, powerful creatures, I think you are missing a few key cards that would really make this deck scary.

Phyrexian Obliterator redefines what a good aggressive black card is.

Skirsdag High Priest is very easy to activate in Commander.

Loyal Subordinate represents heaps of damage with your commander out.

Rotting Regisaur is very much worth the discard for his body.

Woe Strider should make its way to the maindeck.

Abyssal Persecutor is excellent and even has great applications for multiplayer.

Demon of Catastrophes can eat up a useless creature in exchange for a 6/6 flying trample.

Doom Whisperer is great value.

Archfiend of Despair is the perfect late game finisher for you.

In terms of cuts, I don't think a lot of your very small creatures will get very far in a game of commander. I would cut the weaker ones like Carrier Thrall, Sanitarium Skeleton, Lazotep Reaver, Priest of the Forgotten Gods, Reassembling Skeleton and Tattered Mummy.

Tyrant's Choice seems like it won't often do what you want it to. I am sure you can find better removal than Defile. Sign in Blood and Night's Whisper also seem a bit underpowered for Commander.

Azeworai on Tinybones the card thief

1 week ago

I can always respect a player who plays odd cards for the sake of fun. I have a bird deck myself, being Kangee, Aerie Keeper, where the entire point of the deck is that every, EVERY, card has a bird in the art or mentions a bird in some form.

From Swords to Plowshares to Lead Astray. xD

And Phyrexian Obliterator is quite the awesome card.

Vampire0940 on Tinybones the card thief

1 week ago

Azeworai: Thx for your suggestions. There are some good alternatives like Mind Rake and Delirium Skeins. But on the other Hand there are some cards i will not consider, because the deck should not be competitive but more a funny and flavour thing. Thats the reason why i play obviously awful cards like Assassin's Strike. I know the flavor thing doesn't exist for Phyrexian Obliterator but he is just cool ^^" Nevertheless i will change some cards with some of the named cards. Big Thanks to you :)

Zillerize on MoNo IsN'T aS GOoD

1 month ago

ilovemydoghisnameistuna I actually ended up cutting it, Im currently thinking of cutting Bloodghast. I am looking for a good finisher besides resurrecting Phyrexian Obliterator.

Wigu90 on Grindy Phyrexian Meren

2 months ago

Thanks for the advice, multimedia! I did some thinking on the deck and made a few changes which - I hope - make the deck a bit better. I did it with a heavy heart, but I cut both No Mercy and Phyrexian Obliterator. Even though I love them, they weren't really helping, especially the obliterator.

I also got rid of a few other cards you mentioned. I added Fauna Shaman and Elves of Deep Shadow, as well as Protean Hulk, and Erebos, Bleak-Hearted, although I'm not super confident about the latter. He's kind of okay, both as a sac outlet and draw engine, but I did some testing and he was never really spectacular. I'm actually having some trouble with the 4CMC spot. Pattern of Rebirth seems pretty cool, but it's mostly a one-and-done effect that needs a bit more setup than Eldritch Evolution. Also I don't want to cut too many creatures.

I also replaced Greenwarden of Murasa with Noxious Revival. It's a much easier way to recur stuff that Meren isn't able to get back. At some point I'll probably replace Erebos with a Sylvan Library and Rune-Scarred Demon or Shriekmaw with a Walking Ballista. Oh, and I'm planning to switch from Torment of Hailfire to Toxic Deluge or at least Damnation. I also added Massacre Wurm -- I love how he interacts with Sudden Spoiling.

When it comes to mana base, I just have much more black pips in the deck, that's why I'm using more swamps, but maybe I'll go with 7 forests and 11 swamps. I'll surely add Verdant Catacombs too, but I already went over budget like four times with this deck, so I'm trying to take it slow :D

In your opinion, does the deck look better now than it did before the changes? Thanks again for your advice! It's been really helpful!

multimedia on Grindy Phyrexian Meren

2 months ago

Another area that could use some improvements is the manabase. 12x Swamps is a lot compared to only 5x Forests. Consider making these numbers closer to each other? Honestly play more Forests than Swamps because mana dorks are the most important creatures to want to be able to cast in the early game which a Swamp doesn't help with, but a Forest does.

If playing so many Swamps just to be able to cast Phyrexian Obliterator then this card is hindering your deck more than helping it. Could add Dryad of the Ilysian Grove for color fixing and Crop Rotation to tutor for Urborg which would help to be able to cast Obliterator while being able to use a more balanced amount of Swamps and Forests.

AEVA on Unfair Mimeoplasm Toolbox

2 months ago

Replaced Phyrexian Obliterator for Titanoth Rex as giving trample with cycle while putting the fatty in graveyard for reanimation of Mimeoplasm souds great. Plus, I would like to but the Obliterator in my Mazriek Deck instead.

Ninokun on Destroy like Dark Phoenix

2 months ago

Duuuuuude! That is brutal revenge.

But, did I get it right? If I hit my Phyrexian Obliterator with the ability of my Crypt Rats, I will sacrifice my permanents?

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