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
Masters 25 (A25) None
New Phyrexia (NPH) Mythic Rare

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

EzraTerrestrial on Wicked Devotion

1 week ago

MrNobleMonkey, thank you! Extirpate is an excellent replacement to Surgical Extraction. Nearly get the whole playset for the price of one extraction! As far as Demigod of Revenge I would say it's certainly the weakest card in the deck, but it usually ends up helping me fish out removal spells in order to give Phyrexian Obliterator a better chance. If I swapped out any card it'd be the demigod though. Works far better in my deck Revenge of the Underworld [Remastered] it fairs far better thanks to the engines that can put it in the graveyard. Entomb might be a good option, but I figure we want as many permanents as possible to rack up devotion. Sometimes it pays off if I've got Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, but by and large it gets 5 damage in and then gets killed off. I'll probably end up switching demigod out for either Murderous Rider or Ayara, First of Locthwain.

-Jaunty- on Nyctophilia Control

2 weeks ago

Hi darkdexterminate

firstly thank you for the comment they are both great questions you have asked. I will try to explain them as best and simply as I can, sorry if I go on a little.

I am going to start with the question about the inclusion of Urborg. so Urborg makes every nonbasic land a swamp, itself included (tapping for one black mana). this allows us to play our heavy black cards like Phyrexian Obliterator or Geralf's Messenger more consistently. also later in the game increases the power of our Lashwrithe as any of our nonbasic lands we have drawn up to this stage are now swamps also, they can still tap for there nonbasic ability of course if need be.

Phyrexian Arena vs Dark Confidant, I am going to attempt to properly compare these cards against each other. For this we need to see it from three angles:

what do they offer when they hit the field: Dark Confidant - a body with two power ( can block, attack or equip etc). Phyrexian Arena offers nothing costs more and also comes down a turn later. this is critical in the modern format.

what they offer over time: they both offer the same +1 card per turn, after the first. the life points lost per turn: Phyrexian Arena is easy at 1 life point per turn, Dark Confidant (total CMC = 98) / 60 cards=1.6333 per turn on average. so you see there is not much difference after all. if this life loss adds up or we get unlucky later in the game thankfully we have a heap of creature sacrifice outlets on hand. I hope that showed why bob is the better card.

Again thank you for your question my friend, others may have been wondering the same thing.

good luck on your journey through the darkness.


TheSimikBOat on abzan buying an obliterator...

2 months ago


Massacar on Mtg and Bloodborne

2 months ago

Some more possibilities Witch's Cottage for Hemwick Charnel Lane. Then Bogbrew Witch or Chittering Witch as the Witch of Hemwick.

Maybe Scrounger of Souls or Phyrexian Obliterator as the Blood Starved Beast.

Brago, King Eternal as the Martyr Logarius? Unfortunately I couldn't really think of many fitting magic cards with Scythes being the feature.

edengstrom1 on Dark Dawn (4-1) FNM 9/23/16

2 months ago

Phyrexian Obliterator is such a cool card! Nice Deck!

Have you thought about Collective Brutality in the sideboard for Burn?

GreenHamma on The Phyrexian Chef

3 months ago

TypicalTimmy hot garbage in the wrong deck set-up. This Demon is a badass, I mean just him with Toxic Deluge wipes the board then draw a shitload of cards. What was his thought after he played with him?

I really wish Sorin Markov was a cheaper cmc. That life total change just is too good.

Phyrexian Obliterator I really like this card and have wondered if it would work in this deck. It is good in K'rrik decks but this one is iffy. I mean the trample is great, so i could pump with shade and trample right thru.

TypicalTimmy on The Phyrexian Chef

3 months ago

Ah, fellow Vilis, Broker of Blood admirer. I swear this Demon is underrated. I told my best friend all about him and how awesome he is, and my friend insisted he is hot garbage.

Then he played a deck that runs him as the Commander. Went 3-0.

I'd love to recommend Phyrexian Obliterator , but I see what you are doing and he doesn't jive with your gameplan. However, I have two more suggestions;

Sorin Markov and Erebos, God of the Dead .

Sirbink on KRESH SMASH!!

3 months ago

Royal Assassin , Phyrexian Obliterator , Makes people think about swinging, Stalking Vengeance Better than Warstorm Surge , Defense of the Heart Get two creatures you need, Phytotitan big fatty that keeps coming back!!, Unnatural Hunger , Master of the Wild Hunt , Mage Slayer For fat fatty kresh that will be blocked, Strionic Resonator My deck list here: Kresh the Sack Attacker

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