Phyrexian Obliterator


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

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

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Phyrexian Obliterator

Creature — Horror


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

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Phyrexian Obliterator Discussion

EasterEllis on Mono Black Devotion

4 days ago

I have to agree with you about Geralf's Messenger being clunky, actually. I've been playing a similar mono-black midrange list for about 6 months now and I too find that dropping him on turn 3 just doesn't cut it for most match-ups. I've tried combinations of Nyxathid , Nightveil Specter and even Phyrexian Crusader in his place and they generally have more of an impact when they hit the board. Nyxathid especially has caught a lot of people off-guard.

I really hope we can make a deck viable for Phyrexian Obliterator in the current meta, as he (she?) is probably my all-time favourite card!

God speed good sir.

Chasmolinker on Mono Black Devotion

4 days ago

I go back and forth with Geralf's Messenger . I’ve decks run a full playset but unless you draw your finishers it tends to be too clunky in my experience. By T3 you need to get a strong foothold with the current meta and Liliana of the Veil is a better play imo. I could see running one though. It’s definitely good later in the game or whenever you get an opening to cast it without much downside. Coming into play tapped causes some tough spots some times. It does feel good when you get one down.

As for Restoration Angel bouncing messenger it’s a cute play after undying happens. I’m looking more at bouncing Gary . Or an Obliterator in response to path .

SynergyBuild on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

6 days ago

This could be a slick Mono-Black list. Probably a mono-black devotion deck. Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Geralf's Messenger , and Relentless Dead as a mini-zombie theme, Gatekeeper of Malakir , Bloodghast , and Kitesail Freebooter s to finish up the creature-base, with seriously high-value creatures, all of which add to devotion, and the rest of the mainboard can be removal like Fatal Push , Disfigure , Echoing Decay , Go for the Throat , etc. as well as discard in the forms of Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek .

For a price, Liliana of the Veil / Liliana, the Last Hope / Phyrexian Obliterator are all fine inclusions.

A sideboard filled with Duress against control (as though they could surive your onslaught of discard and recursive threats in the mainboard), Leyline of the Void against dredge and phoenix, Fulminator Mage against tron, Whip of Erebos for needed midrangy lifegain and recursion shenanigans, and whatever suits your meta, be it Ratchet Bomb against artifacts, tokens, or enchantments you find troublesome, Night of Souls' Betrayal for anti-swarm, Phyrexian Arena / Dark Confidant if you need some more grind, etc.

saturn999 on The Speed of Darkness/// Mono-Black Midrange

1 week ago

Chasmolinker Batterskull is a good addition for the reasons you gave. comes down a turn before Wurmcoil Engine would have and can be equipped to one of my other creatures making them way tougher. and, equipping Phyrexian Obliterator is great but just having it hang back and block for lili and rack up life for me is awesome too. i also like the idea of having it as another creature with Lashwrithe . a good suggestion and not a bad way to top the curve. if you already have it, test it and see how it works for you, you may be surprised! thank you!

MonkeySit on The Speed of Darkness/// Mono-Black Midrange

1 week ago

Love the deck! i've been trying to craft a deck involving Phyrexian Obliterator and I got about 3/4 of the way there. this may just help me fix some of the holes! +1 :)

MonkeySit on Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox

1 week ago

love the list +1 for sure - hopefully will help me craft a decent deck that I want my Phyrexian Obliterator s housed in!

MonkeySit on You have choices, but they're all bad

2 weeks ago

Kasseem wow. Just wow. I absolutely LOVE this theme! I have had ideas around doing this with cards like Painful Quandary like you have included and also Torment of Hailfire and so on. And I've been looking for a deck to house my Phyrexian Obliterator s and this certainly would be a place to consider. Love the stuff and am going to purchase this in paper, if not, something similar! +1

KabsBUB on Massacre Via Wurm

2 weeks ago

I personally feel as if the deck is too dependent on the opponent's strategy to win: it only looks good if the opponent is playing creatures. Most decks that rely on these strategies use internal mechanics to manipulate their opponents' boards (such as Forbidden Orchard and Oath of Druids ). The deck will be amazing against creature decks without shroud but is unfavorable against most other matchups as you would end up with a handful of spells with no targets. Instead of focusing so hard on creature removal I'd add in more versatile cards like Collective Brutality .

You could consider Consuming Vapors , Abyssal Persecutor , and Hunted Horror . Sacrifice decks often go nicely with a dab of suicide.

And if your budget were unlimited I'd add in Phyrexian Obliterator and a dash of Gray Merchant of Asphodel as a kill-card. (You're not always going to be facing up against creatures but you're always going to be dealing with life total...barring Phyrexian Unlife )

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Phyrexian Obliterator occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.06%

Black: 1.23%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.18%

Dimir: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.02%