Phyrexian Rager

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Commander Anthology (CM1) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Common
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana (DDD) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Apocalypse (APC) Common

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Phyrexian Rager

Creature — Horror

When Phyrexian Rager enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Phyrexian Rager Discussion

Snogglesworth on Ernest Borgnine

2 weeks ago

I can't be the only person who thinks Dusk Legion Zealot instead of Phyrexian Rager?

Mortiferus_Rosa on Aminatou

1 month ago

Im going to make these suggestions under the assumption that price is not an issue.

Card Suggestions

PauperPower on AdNauseam12

1 month ago

Just saw your comment on Black Death (STORM).

I have a Rakdos reanimator build that I'm looking to mess with my sideboard to transform into Rakdos Control and mostly bail on the combo. If you want to take a look I'd appreciate it, even if you're not that familiar with pauper.

Here's the list: Herbert West

The transforming sideboard idea includes Crypt Rats, Blightning, Lightning Bolt, Phyrexian Rager, and Terminate...maybe Duress.

Thanks either way!

lagotripha on Behold blessed perfection - Dimir Control

2 months ago

Phyrexian Rager's younger brother, Dusk Legion Zealot will really help you getting creatures onto the field for sacrifice effects if you want to go that route. Might be better in esper colours for Lingering Souls and tokens though.

Past that, I have a Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox list of stuff I see in mono black in modern- a lot might be fun. Remember that in an isolated meta its best to switch it up and try not to let anything get too stale, and B/x has a lot of tools for that.

With the horror tribal thing you could dip into the relevant changelings - Skeletal Changeling, Shapesharer etc. Remember that copying a transforming card doesn't let you transform it, but you still get the thing in the ice wrath effect 'on tap' whenever you cast an instant/sorcery. With thing, copying it with 'becomes a copy' rather than entering as a copy means it doesn't start with any ice counters, so instant asymetric evacuation, whenever you want. Could be pretty strong if you build for it with Renegade Doppelganger and the like.

Erkenwundtoni on Behold blessed perfection - Dimir Control

2 months ago

ancientskull Thanks for your hint.

I haven't played with Hell's Caretaker yet but I would sacrifice Phyrexian Rager to get even more card advantage or Ravenous Chupacabra to get another removal.

Alternatively I consider Phantasmal Image to replace the Caretaker slot.

joefantana on help with a mono black ...

3 months ago

all those cards are nice, thanks. gonna cut Cranial Archive for the Perpetual Timepiece since it can leave the noncreatures for the delve of Murderous Cut, added in the Phyrexian Ragers, and ill have to get some Nighthowlers i swore i had a couple. also found some Dismembers and threw them in and take the slot for priciest card.

probably gonna get 2 of the Phyrexian Delver also.

Thanks guys

Sh1ftyL0ck3 on help with a mono black ...

3 months ago

I've always considered Read the Bones to be better than sign in blood since it gives you the scry. It'll help to even out the mana curve a bit more, too.

For removal, I'd suggest Murderous Cut. It can hit anything, and the delve will help you cut noncreature spells out of your deck, allowing you to power both Grave Strength and Liliana's Indignation while cutting out Read the Bones, since you don't want to shoot yourself to much.

If you want more creature based card draw, Phyrexian Gargantua and Phyrexian Rager have the same effect as Dusk Legion Zealot.

Phyrexian Delver would be a good addition. In case you milled a creature you want, you can get it back. It does shoot you though, so I'd run no more than two in the deck.

Most importantly though, you'll want Nighthowler. It's a cheaper Revenant that also sees your opponent's graveyard. The only downside is the fact it doesn't fly. If that becomes an issue, you can bestow the Nighthowler onto the Revenant.

This seems like an incredibly fun deck idea, and I hope this helps!

__apa__ on Pauper Jund

4 months ago

I would go with 1/2 Pulse of Murasa instead of 3, since you won't need it in most matchups. Something similar can be said for Sprout Swarm; if you want it as a finisher then with only one copy you are ok. You don't want to draw this card early on or in multiples. If you're running Phyrexian Rager only for the cantrip, I prefer Dusk Legion Zealot since it's cheaper and you don't care that much on the body it has, and can help you keep a two land hand and mulligan less.

Your deck is very mana hungry. I recommend having some ramp/fixing, like signets or borderposts.

For the sideboard, Yavimaya Barbarian looks fun :P

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