Phyrexian Rager


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

joefantana on help with a mono black ...

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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

2 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

Rivenor on When X Enters the Battlefield, Y

2 months ago

This looks like a pretty fun deck, I rather like Gonti ETB as a theme.

I would definitely take Rune-Scarred Demon and Sepulchral Primordial off the maybe list and into the deck. They are some of the strongest ETBs around and are definitely perfect for this deck.

Other interesting ETBs to consider:

Creature control:Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Abyssal Gatekeeper, Slum Reaper: If your playgroup likes their indestructible/hexproof stuff. I would not run all of course but pick your favorite.

Revival:Puppeteer Clique, Entomber Exarch, GravediggerClique is one of my favorite creatures period, really handy to have. Exarch offers options on ETB and Gravedigger is a classic but his relatively low cost can be really nice.

Card Draw:Phyrexian Rager, Phyrexian GargantuaThough they can deal a bit of damage to you but Black does not really care about that these critters can refill your hand nicely.

Other:Netherborn Phalanx: For both playing and tutoring. Can really hurt with a Panharmonicon in play.

Scathain on EDH Liliana's Curse

3 months ago

You should run an Ophiomancer, probably taking out Phyrexian Rager to make room for it. Not only is Ophiomancer a great defensive card to buy you time, but its token will allow for free sacrifice for when you have already flipped Liliana or Liliana is not on the field. Also, consider Nekrataal to add both an extra source of removal and an extra expendible creature to your deck.

kingofcramers on ~BWu~ ETB Toolbox

4 months ago

this deck is really cool and original! a few suggestions:

-I think signets like Orzhov Signet are a bit better than the borderposts if you want fixing, especially because they also ramp you a bit. -18 lands seems a little low, you could maybe trim some of your lower-impact cards like Glaring Aegis, Arashin Cleric, Azorius Arrester or Rescue to make your deck a bit more consistent -have you thought about Cloudshift and/or Ghostly Flicker? They both seem good replacements for Rescue -other cards to consider:Kor Skyfisher, Dreamstalker, Dinrova Horror, Phyrexian Rager

luther on

4 months ago

In my opinion, what a deck that forces people to sac wants is a)tokens b)cheap cantrip creatures c)recursion. A) Ophiomancer, Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder, Awakening Zone. B) Solemn Simulacrum, Elvish Visionary, Wall of Blossoms, Grim Haruspex, Phyrexian Rager. C) Meren of Clan Nel Toth, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Golgari Thug, Doomed Necromancer, Apprentice Necromancer, Hell's Caretaker.

Like the others said, you also NEED some ramp up in this. I would also say to consider cutting some of your higher cmc creatures in favor of cheaper cards or stronger cards (i.e. sheoldred)

I also see that you have a dictate and no Grave Pact. Sure, the BBB1 can be hard to pay, but with proper ramp and mana fixing it isn't a big deal.

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