Phyrexian Swarmlord

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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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Legality

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

Phyrexian Swarmlord occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Phyrexian Swarmlord Discussion

Commander_Me on Hogaak, Infectious Necroplis

1 day ago

The deck looks sweet. Maybe you could switch Memorial to Folly for Witch's Cottage, which is fetchable and can enter untapped. One great way to turn infect into tokens would be Phyrexian Swarmlord. Is the Will/Rowan deck posted? I would be interested to see that.

Padlio77 on Ultra-Budget: The Very Verdant Virus

4 weeks ago

Great deck!

Just a quick question: with which cards would you recommend changing Phyrexian Swarmlord and Overrun for? They are not featured in the main deck. Finally, is there any actual place for Rot Wolf in this deck?

Keep up the good work!

bossomus on Attack of the Elf-Borg

4 months ago

I know, I know, I hate to recommend it...

But with that being said, it looks like you're playing a lot of proliferate and big creatures with trample, so I'd recommend some infection. You don't have to change too much of the deck, but a few cards here and there can be the difference between doing a lot of damage to someone and killing them outright.

  • Phyrexian Swarmlord. He has infect, he makes mini-infectors for every poison counter out there. It's great. You can even use your commander to buff up the small ones so that you don't have to swing with Swarmlord himself!

  • Triumph of the Hordes. This card can cause you to kill everyone out of nowhere. Swing in at everyone for a lot of damage, they'll usually block enough to live assuming regular damage. This card makes it a lot harder for your opponents to do that.

  • Melira, Sylvok Outcast. This card gives all your creatures infect. It can also counter other infect players. Just a good creature overall that will demand removal over your commander.

  • Lastly, Spinebiter and Blighted Agent. They allow you to give someone some poison counters which you can proliferate off of to win!

If you're not looking to use infect to win, then I'd still recommend a few cards that are cheap:

  • Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter. This gives all your creatures with +1 counters the ability to create mana. Free ramp!

  • Leyline of Anticipation. Casting at instant speed is very powerful. It reduces the amount of time between attacking and letting your opponents interact with your board.

  • Last but not least! Rashmi, Eternities Crafter. Just a good value card that can help you to draw an extra card each turn or even cast something big!

I hope these suggestions help, and good luck with your deck!

RoseQuartz26 on Huatli Infect (Oathbreaker)

6 months ago

This deck combines my favourite thing about Infect decks and my favourite thing about big butt decks; the spontaneity. Casting an Aegis of the Heavens on an unblocked Infect creature while Huatli is out? That's EVIL. I love it. Because we don't have access to cards like Tainted Strike to add more poisonous combat tricks, I think it's important that we focus on going wide to ensure some of our creatures are unblocked. Carrion Call and Phyrexian Swarmlord are good examples. (The Swarmlord works great in multiplayer games!) Flyers are great for this too; I see you're already running Inkmoth Nexus, which is perfect for that.

I really don't think you should be running Scale Up, by the way. Huatli's ability makes Scale Up turn creatures into (basically) 4/4's, which isn't nearly as good as an Aegis of the Heavens or something similar.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Super Snek Deck

9 months ago

Interesting. This is a weird kind of snake deck. But I like it. Phyrexian Swarmlord seems super-off though, and Rotting Fensnake is just terrible. Maybe try some numbers of Seshiro the Anointed and Sosuke's Summons instead?

LordKunai on The Song of Phyresis

1 year ago

user:LVL_666, DEFINITELY better mana and creature base. Although, in response to your identity crisis comment-literally the EXACT same thing is happening to my atraxa-infect deck. It pulls so much aggro it's absurd. I pull the deck out and before I even play anything I am the target. Unfortunately, I have been leaning towards going back to +1/+1 counters and superfriends/planeswalkers because then at least I got to play haha. Maybe keep in a few cards with infect such as Blightsteel Colossus, Tainted Strike, Phyresis, Corrupted Conscience, Glistening Oil and maybe Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Caress of Phyrexia, Blighted Agent, and/or Phyrexian Swarmlord just for those instant infect kills. I play against a sliver deck and he kills people with poison more than i do. Sadly Atraxa-infect is not competitive enough and is hated way to much to be fun :(. Here's my deck Atraxive Infection, in case there are any cards in there you may be interested including that you haven't; but like I said... I think I am going to go a different direction so I can actually play her and have fun again. Let me know what you think!

Gleeock on Thantis Mayhem

1 year ago

don't forget Phyrexian Swarmlord for potential "token creation"

Darkshadow327 on All Bow Before the True Queen

1 year ago

I'm flattered that you thought of me to help you. Golgari may not be my strong suit, but I'll try to help.

It seems to me that if you want to kill with Vraska than a token sub-theme might be a good idea. Off the top of my head I can think of Izoni, Thousand-Eyed and Ishkanah, Grafwidow for this. If you can get poison counters Phyrexian Swarmlord is good, same with Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons if you can get some counters dropping. Craterhoof Behemoth and Beastmaster Ascension along with Swarm Guildmage and Undercity Uprising are some good support for this.

I mean seriously, if you are gonna go Vraska go all the way and include Vraska, Relic Seeker. This Vraska pairs well with Vraska, Golgari Queen and helps with the token sub-theme with her pirates. Also, Vraska's Stoneglare is just great since it kills something and goes and finds Vraska.

Ritual of Soot, Status / Statue, Deadbridge Chant, In Garruk's Wake, and Painful Quandary are just some cards that I like.

Lastly Triumph of the Hordes is just an amazing alt win-con (if you want to go that rout).

I hope that I can be of some help, and that I didn't come off too strong/overwhelming.

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