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
Oathbreaker 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

Kjartan on Oblitorator Devotion

2 weeks ago

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth since you want to run both colorless lands and Phyrexian Obliterator in the same deck.

Ripwater on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

2 weeks ago

Hehehe, thanks for the response man! :-)

I have a completely foiled out Krenko's Command deck. So I know your pain. Goblin Matron is the only non foil I still need to get but it's about 140 euro and not on the reserved list....

I agree with you on the curve of Birthing Pod maybe some more playtesting for me will get me to the same conclusion. Worst case scenario I'll be putting Garruk, Apex Predator since it arrives this week. And with war of the spark coming up, I have a gut feeling he will be performing just right :-)

Hopefully they will be surprised and in awe by everything that is the Phyrexian Obliterator or he'll die to a path to exile in the face... Most of the time it's either one of those 2...

Just another question Earthcraft I'm getting in probably next week as well, but after playing with the deck for about 10 games I have the feeling mana isn't something I'm too concerned about. Still a nice card to put in the collection (reserved list) so I'm not sad that it comes in. But is there any reason why you run it? You already mentioned before that mana is not something this deck lacks, and that being said you don't run fetches and even cycle lands to put to better use late game. I just have the feeling Earthcraft is a bit of overkill...

Ripwater on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

2 weeks ago

Control_Train, thank you for this deck! My god is was fun! I did ofcourse changed a few things, but for 95% I play the same build as you do.

Only swaps I made were: Sheoldred, Whispering One , performed outstanding tonight. She got removed but turn after she was back again and did a shit ton of work for me. Normally I'm not a huge fan of her, cause of her high mana and often getting removed the same turn. But luckily Meren doesnt really care for that :)

Phyrexian Obliterator Basically another win con in the deck. I tutored for him tonight cause I wanted to see in action and people just don't block him. Swinging in for a solid 5 damage a turn and if they block it's gonna cost. Where he really shined was the fact that he is 4 mana, so meren can get him early out of the graveyard.

Survival of the Fittest Really good as well, did a shit ton of work tonight. The fact that you can use it the turn it gets too the field is really good. Shame it's an enchantment and not recurrable, but it gives too much value not to run it. This card will replace Pattern of Rebirth cause I rather have the recurrable tutor then the one time tutor. Next to that every game I was consistently flooded with mana (compliments on that) so I don't mind that much for it going into my hand, worst case it gets countered and then meren will pull it out of the graveyard.

Birthing Pod Same as above. In my opinion, too much value not too run it. Together with Survival of the Fittest and Fauna Shaman a nice tutor redundancy.

As you said above Caustic Caterpillar is personal preference. Played him almost every game and got value of him. Don't think it will be any different as the dinosaur.

I saw that you added Worldly Tutor , might reconsider swapping that one for Survival of the Fittest or Birthing Pod because they do the same thing for you, but slightly better.

Again thank you so much for you build, if I try out any more cards or the cards above more games Ill let you know again :)

lagotripha on Mono Black ramp optimization

3 weeks ago

This list isn't up to date with the latest sets, but its my big pile of 'I found this useful once' black cards. Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox

The mono black ramp I've made work best is built around Korlash, Heir to Blackblade , and to a lesser extent Lashwrithe 's amazing synergy with lifelinkers. The goal is to go over burn/pure aggro with lifelink/deathtouch, pressure control (and side in Distended Mindbender ), and take midrange to low enough life that a single burn spell ends the game. Damnable Pact is amazing in that shell, as it can both kill your opponent outright and refill your hand.

Painful Quandary tends to outperform sanguine/blood in that deck if you need an enchantment, as you should be taking your opponents low enough that taking them 20-0 isn't needed, taking them from 7-0 is more likely. If your meta sees stuff like solemnity combo or finks combo, cards like Memoricide are more practical.

As much as I love divinity of pride as a card, it is best served in variants on the Phyrexian Obliterator / Gray Merchant of Asphodel shell where you find yourself with a lot of life. If you are dead set on making it work here, you need to look to close out the game with gary and pack a lot of hand disruption.

Chasmolinker on ▷ METAGAME OBLITERATOR! ◁ 【NEW from RNA!!】

3 weeks ago

Let me start by saying HILARIOUS video. I love how you mumble through the BS and monotonous moments, I laughed at this video more than any other stream I've seen on YouTube.

I love the combination of Thing in the Ice  Flip and Phyrexian Obliterator . +1
This deck is sweet and has a lot of flex spots. Nice job!

MrLizard on The Cuckening - Awakened

3 weeks ago

Have you considered a Devotion shell instead of a tron one? you could use Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , Phyrexian Obliterator and Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Demigod of Revenge and Geralf's Messenger might also have a place in a devotion shell.

How often are you looking for more than one card with diabolic revelation? If it isn't often Dark Petition may be a little better.

Ripwater on Meren’s Thousand-Eyed Army [Primer]

3 weeks ago

Control_Train haven't played with the deck yet, but I can already inform you of one change :D I finally found a spot for one of my pet cards, that I really really want to give a go and see how it does. Phyrexian Obliterator

Since you don't have a lot of creatures on the 4 mana spot, I thought I'd give it a go :)

Dete on Hell Fire & Brimstone

1 month ago

i dont think you can friend others in this site.

since is a mono black you would want to add a set of Dark Ritual for ramp and be able to play something like Geralf's Messenger / Ammit Eternal turn 1 or turn 2 Phyrexian Obliterator / Abyssal Persecutor / Desecration Demon .

you should add a set of discards spells like Duress / Thoughtseize / Hymn to Tourach its a really nice turn 2 play, for draw spell either Sign in Blood or Night's Whisper are good.

for board wipes Toxic Deluge or Damnation 1-2 is okay plus the Doom Blade / Fatal Push and maybe Chainer's Edict / Geth's Verdict .

i will add to the suggested cards the budget ones.

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Phyrexian Obliterator occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.2%