Phyrexian Swarmlord


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Phyrexian Swarmlord

Creature — Insect Horror

Infect At the beginning of your upkeep, put a 1/1 green Insect creature token with infect onto the battlefield for each poison counter your opponents have.

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Phyrexian Swarmlord Discussion

Homelessguy on Double double( Naya tokens)|| partner Commanders

1 month ago

They're all really good cards but I feel they're too slow Phyrexian Swarmlord is a 6 drop that makes one infect token on each of my end steps.

So I think I'd rather just used Triumph of the Hordes.

Same for Assemble the Legion and Sun's champion.

kamelyan on Hapatra Aggro Infect

1 month ago

I recommend Phyrexian Swarmlord, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, and Ichor Rats for an aggro-infect deck.

And will you view my infect deck? It's Atraxa led, but there are only a dozen cards outside the Golgari colours.

Her Infect Atraxa Crowd

Commander / EDH kamelyan


Funkydiscogod on Looking for cards to help ...

4 months ago

Ok, I think I have an idea: Pandemonium.

The key is that the creatures entering the battlefield deal the damage. So, I imagine playing the Phyrexian Swarmlord, and having it poke the opponent for 4 poison counters, then on your next upkeep the 4 Insects bring the total to 8 poison. If they had 1 poison counter before you started, then this would be lethal.

What's your opinion?

Alylio on Looking for cards to help ...

4 months ago

While I like Ichor Rats, I believe 1 or 2 copies of Blighted Agent will probably do it's job better. After getting the poison counter down, Ichor Rats will probably put a -2/-2 counter on a fodder creature and die, while Blighted Agent can keep applying pressure and maybe even bait out a removal spell.

I completely agree with Tezzeret's Gambit, it's a great card and I've updated my deck so that it runs 4 copies. It does pretty much all that I want to do in this deck.

Sadly, none of my local shops (by this I mean, none of the shops in my country) have more than one copy of Skithiryx combined. I also would really like to play with Phyrexian Swarmlord

Alylio on Looking for cards to help ...

4 months ago

Ye, I somewhat agree. After thinking a little about it, I believe that it's best to drop both Blighted Agent and Plague Myr, replacing them with something like Elvish Visionary and Gatecreeper Vine . The point is not winning on turn 2, but ramping, while also being able to shut my opponent down.

I believe it's better to rely on Viral Drake and Phyrexian Hydra as my "heavy hitters", while leaving a few copies of Phyrexian Swarmlord in if they have removal. Maybe if I pair this together with an Evolutionary Leap and a couple of Corpse Cur 's I'll get somewhere.

Anyway, thanks for posting, it's fun to have other people looking at your deck and thinking along with you.

Funkydiscogod on Looking for cards to help ...

4 months ago

The problem I have with Blighted Agent is that it will make your deck for you. Once you add in Blighted agent, your deck will quickly end up looking like every other infect deck as you try to optimize it.

The problem I have with Phyrexian Swarmlord, is that it's "win-more". If the Swarmlord is making many critters, you're probably already winning. And if it's not making many critters, then it's not really helping. I have a hard time imagining it turning a losing position into a winning one.

I'm thinking about it, though.

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