Phyrexian Obliterator

Creature — Horror

Trample

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

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Phyrexian Obliterator Discussion

RingweMakil on Damned Devotion

7 hours ago

g0r3gr1nd3r the deck started out with four Phyrexian Obliterator but for multiple reasons, they were all eventually replaced.

First and foremost, Mutavault is too powerful not to play, and Ghost Quarter is too important against Tron and manlands and random utility lands like Academy Ruins to not have. All of that makes Obliterator difficult to cast.

Second, Obliterator gets trumped by fliers. Affinity's creatures, Inkmoth Nexus, Restoration Angel, Celestial Colonnade, Lingering Souls all can simply ignore Obliterator, trade damage, and outrace me, either thanks to Cranial Plating, Lightning Bolt or just my losing a bunch of life to my won cards.

So I went instead with Desecration Demon. A 6/6 is bigger than a 5/5, such that given Modern manabases, while an Obliterator kills in four turns, Demon kills in three. The flying means there cannot be any "block, sacrifice X permanents, win on the counterattack" plans (yes, it actually happened - multiple times). The flying also means Demon can't be ignored because the opponent has flying attackers. So far, I have not regretted my choice.

With regard to the deck you linked, it's a very different strategy to the kind I usually play and tune - namely, it's aggressive and discard heavy, which is much more akin to something like 8-rack than the midrange, grindy, card-advantage based strategies that I so enjoy. But if you've been enjoying playing with it, good for you! I hope you make it as competitive as you'd like.

g0r3gr1nd3r on Damned Devotion

21 hours ago

Have you considered using Phyrexian Obliterator?

Also you might enjoy Death Metal (Mono Black Discard/Infect).

Nice deck btw, +1 from me!

robbnoble on Black-Green fight deck

1 day ago

Also if you lean just a little more black, you could probably run Phyrexian Obliterator for some real shenanigans.

Chasmolinker on Classic Rock

3 days ago

When I first got serious about modern I took a stab at GB with Vraska the Unseen and Phyrexian Obliterator. With the printing of MM3 Hissing Quagmire and Blooming Marsh I think the archetype can finally be a serious contender in modern. I will have to try Tectonic Edge. I've seen it in budget 8-rack decks and the like as a tron killer. Never tried it out myself. I do like that it doesn't give them a basic.

JKRice on Death's door

5 days ago

I added Phyrexian Obliterator

Ballzanya on Black devotion (with red)

1 week ago

I don't see your four copies of Phyrexian Obliterator in the deck, I am thus quite befuddled. lol

zephyr_chang on Force cleaning.

1 week ago

You have up to 9 cards - Prey Upon, Deadly Allure and to a certain extent Ulvenwald Tracker - that do nothing if you don't have a creature such as Scavenging Ooze or Phyrexian Obliterator on board.

You can also consider Maelstrom Pulse over some copies of Putrefy since it hits more things

Chasmolinker on Ummm WHAT?!?! Attack of the Bobs!

1 week ago

I like your style. Have you tried Phyrexian Arena at all? I don't know of any mono Black fatties bigger than Phyrexian Obliterator that wouldn't kill you to bob. Wurmcoil Engine? Might help offset all that life loss

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