Phyrexian Rager

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Common
Commander 2015 Common
Mirrodin Besieged Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Common
Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana Common
Tenth Edition Common
Apocalypse 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

Ubbo_Sathla on Accursed Witch Pauper EDH

1 month ago

This deck looks like a blast to play! In 1v1 matches it'll be a beast - a flipped Accursed Witch  Flip has great synergy with all of the targeted discard you're running.

As far as suggestions go, I can't help but feel that your land count is a bit low - I tend to stay around the 37 mark. I noticed that you're a bit sparse on draw spells, and black gets some of the best draw pauper has to offer; I run Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Succumb to Temptation, Phyrexian Rager, and Read the Bones in my own list.

Three cards in your list that seem a bit underwhelming to me are Last Caress, Contaminated Bond, and Reave Soul. The former seems too minor an effect, even with the cantrip. The Bond is a cool card, but most of the time I think it's a better idea to remove the threat entirely (if you dig the "slow drain" theme, I think the Contaminated Ground in your maybeboard would be better in this slot.) For myself, the sorcery speed of Reave Soul makes it less appealing - maybe something like Wring Flesh, Spinning Darkness, or Tendrils of Corruption would be worth considering? I also dig Viper's Kiss as "utility" removal.

Great deck, though! Pauper EDH is my new favorite format, as it tends to feel more like 'oldschool' magic.

EternalBrewmaster on Pineapple Buns, Lord of Dim Sum

2 months ago

Why Pineapple Buns? This deck is really shiny for something you just brewed up. Did you already have all of these cards? I'd cut Underworld Connections, Phyrexian Rager, and Phyrexian Gargantua because they're all underwhelming card draw. Replace them with Necropotence, Harvester of Souls, and Mind's Eye. Also, Junk Diver would be great in here to supplement your artifact reanimation and imo Scrap Trawler is a new must-have in artifact decks. Alhammarret's Archive is amazing and Hedron Archive and Dreamstone Hedron are both better imo for artifact decks as ramp and card draw than stuff like Worn Powerstone. What do you hope to do with Cloudstone Curio? It's a cool deck, nice job.

Scorprix on Where can I buy old, ...

2 months ago

I was planning on getting 3x Phyrexian Ragers for pauper, but I cannot find any places that sell them. I assume there are some good retailers you guys might know about for weird old pauper cards, and I would love to know.

Edit: Ignore this post, my computer is shit and wasn't loading the TCGplayer page fully. Sorry!

jimmynitos on HERE COMES GARY!

2 months ago

Have you considered Phyrexian Rager over Blood Scrivener? It draws you a card when etb, so is more resilient. Even if you keep the Scrivener, put a 4th Gary in there, he's always a good draw.

Also, some removal would be good in mainboard, probably Fatal Push, but some Victim of Night is still good.

I'm not a fan of Dark Prophecy and Ruthless Ripper is this deck. Phyrexian Arena and/or some discard spells (Duress/Thoughtseize, depending on your budget) can protect you against removal or counters. The actual build is non-interactive, so you will probably find a hard time against control decks.

Boza on Dergam

2 months ago

Hey man! Why yes I do! Pauper is a great format with a ton of diversity, even in the mono-black decks. Here, I will invent one right now:

20 swamp and 2 Mortuary Mire will be your lands.

8 rats - 4 of each Chittering Rats and Crypt Rats. 30 cards to go.

4 Phyrexian Rager and 4 Sign in Blood as card draw. 22 cards to go.

4 Liliana's Specter as more discard and devotion for your 4 Gray Merchant of Asphodel. 14 cards to go.

Finish the deck off with 12 removal spells - 4 Victim of Night, 2 Tendrils of Corruption, 2 Disfigure and 4 Cuombajj Witches for the early game and extra devotion and 1 Corrupt for the late game and utility, as well as 1 Unearth for utility.

You kill off and discard the opponent's threats and kill them with small creatures and big damage from Gray merchant.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Grixis control, aka the mid-range smasher

3 months ago

Phyrexian Rager is a pretty strong option if you want more card draw, but less life loss than Night's Whisper/Read the Bones.

Curse of the Pierced Heart seems kind of weak, I would either replace them with the Ragers or maybe Curse of the Bloody Tome.

Squirrel_of_War on Recurring Nightmare Incarnate

5 months ago

Another suggestion I have as I look through in more detail is replace Hell's Caretaker with Phyrexian Delver because you can recur the Delver where as Caretaker can only be activated during your upkeep AND he has to stick around a full turn first. When I had him in my deck he would get killed before I'd ever get to use him. EVERY. TIME. A card I'm not using but have been mulling over for a while now is Phyrexian Rager good sac fodder that can keep drawing you cards with sweet art. Elvish Visionary probably is better for the slot but the art isn't as cool. XD Attrition would be a good add too.

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