Phyrexian Obliterator

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

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Phyrexian Obliterator Discussion

LeaPlath on Dark Devotion

3 hours ago

OK, so, there are more efficient ways to build the creature devotion.

Bloodghast is easier to recurr than traitor, and you can play fetches easily. Gatekeeper of Malakir is actually pretty solid given a lot of the DS decks want to play 1 creature and protect it, and this kills that creature and blocks. Relentless Dead recurrs itselfs, Merchant and Messenger which is hot. Geralf's Messenger is generically good devotion. Phyrexian Obliterator is a bit iffy, I don't like it all that much but it sees play as a 2 of. Gray Merchant of Asphodel should be a 4 of all the time to be quite honest. You want to see multiples and play on curve.

Liliana of the Veil & Liliana, the Last Hope are also awesome, but I would go for like a 1/2 split veil to last hope, as last hope does more in this sort of deck.

Fatal Push exists, add in the fetchlands for Bloodghast and everything in the format dies. Maybe some Dismember to, or if you add in some Tombs, Abrupt Decay.

Despise isn't run in modern because it just isn't that good, being conditional where as Thoughtseize is unconditional and IoK hits 90% of the targets in the format.

Grave Pact may give 3 devotion, but it doesn't do anything really. They just play around it. The decks that care about this can sacrifice their mana dorks, and the other decks have Path to Exile and similar.

Grotesque Mutation is just bad. Hero's Downfall is probably better as Never in your sideboard.

You saids Vesuva works well with Nykthos, how do you mean?

4x Fulminator Mage are must haves for the sideboard.

NV_1980 on Glissa's machines and squirrels

1 week ago

Lots of very neat combo's in this deck; very nice. I wish I had a Phyrexian Obliterator; could really, really use one in my Meren deck. Might I suggest adding either Thornbite Staff and/or Pathway Arrows. Especially Thornbite staff seems brutal in this deck, considering the synergy.

Sargeras on How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

2 weeks ago


Since I have no idea about your history playing just mono-black decks, I'm going to try and explain this as easily as possible.

This primer is mostly for people who want to play Mono-black competitively in Modern, I've been playing the deck for a number of years, so I have a strong understanding of what exactly should be played in mono-black. I'm sorry to say this but most of your points are either for casual players or just don't make sense.

I have to wonder if you've even tried to bring a mono-black deck to the competitive scene, as Phyrexian Arena is often the card that allows mono-black decks to grind out against decks like UW Control in addition to cards like Whip of Erebos.

While Fatal Push can work well when you play Ghost Quarters colorless lands in the manabase make it more difficult for you to cast cards like Phyrexian Obliterator, Gifted Aetherborn, and so on. Having actually tried to play Fatal Push in black decks, it works well when against decks like Death's shadow, but is painful against any deck that plays 3 drops and up, if anything play I'd play dismember. This is based on my experience with these decks.

I've added some of your suggested cards to the primer as mono-black aggro lists are usually hard to come by.

As for Crypt Ghast, if your 4 drops aren't game winning, you really shouldn't be playing them. Cards like Abyssal Persecutor, Phyrexian Obliterator, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Lashwrithe, etc. are all better suited for the format.

As I said in the primer, Bitterblossom is usually only a 1-of in lists that I've seen. However, when combined with cards like Lashwrithe and Whip of Erebos the card can be much more powerful. The real issue is that it doesn't do anything immediately, and that can often be the difference between winning and losing.

Unless you are playing some sort of reanimator deck, Sheoldred, Whispering One is not viable for modern.

Heretic_Dragoon on Dirty Demons

2 weeks ago

This deck, is like I always dream of B/G should be. Currently running my own, but it's B/G Eldrazi. I have loved Abyssal Persectuor since I was a kid. The art, the flavor, the power. Though honestly wouldn't Phyrexian Obliterator just be better for your four drop curve? Your opponent more often than not will be stumped trying to deal with him. Also maybe 1-2 Lingering Souls for Lily fodder wouldn't be a bad idea.

Metroid_Hybrid on Mono-B(udget) Midrange

2 weeks ago

Without Phyrexian Obliterators, I wouldn't even stress the Devotion angle too much to be perfectly honest.. As far as meaty creatures, Abyssal Persecutor isn't bad, again, I also recommend running 1-2x Tombstalker..

You're also really close to being a straight-up Vampire Tribal.. In which case you would drop the Demons, Titans, & Garys altogether, and replace them with Tribal effects; like say, Metallic Mimic, Captivating Vampire, Vampire Nocturnus, etc, etc.. Those are some of the better ones, but the list goes on..

IlGuale on Mono-B(udget) Midrange

2 weeks ago

Well, i'm actually blind: i read Faerie Miscreant's effect ad an EtB one. Now i understand its true power.

Erebos's Titan is just a very cheap and inferior replacement for Phyrexian Obliterator as a 5/5 for 4CMC which can provide devotion for BBB. I chose him over Desecration Demon (which was included later) and Abyssal Persecutor because he has no downside and gives me more devotion, but if you can suggest me some other suitable Obliterator's replacement (knowing that something quite as powerful doesn't exist) i'll ha more than glad to hear.

Spazik008 on Need Help With Deck Building

3 weeks ago

a friend of mine had a pretty innovative strategy for exactly the deck you're referencing. He jammed 4 Phyrexian Obliterator into the sideboard. Game 2 the opponent is going to side out all of their removal like Fatal Push to make room for Grafdigger's Cage and Rest in Peace. Then he just slams an Obliterator off Dark Ritual and they're like "GAH!!!!".

It seems worth 4 sideboard slots to throw off their whole sideboard plan because graveyards are very easy to hate in Modern and Legacy. Slamming an Obliterator the hard way gives the deck a dynamic new angle.

MasterFlinter on Uncover the Veil

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Vault Skirge, Vampire Nighthawk, and Gifted Aetherborn? They all love to pick up a Lashwrithe and help towards devotion. If you do add them you might want to get rid of Whip of Erebos since they all come with lifelink naturally.

With 14x 4-drops you might want to drop some, I would suggest the Desecration Demon.

If you can get your hands on a couple Black/Green dual lands you might want to think about going for Fight Club and adding Ulvenwald Tracker and Prey Upon into the pile. Making your opponent fight your Phyrexian Obliterator is pretty hilarious.

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