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|Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE)||Uncommon|
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: Add to your mana pool.
: Phyrexian Totem becomes a 5/5 black Horror artifact creature with trample until end of turn.
Whenever Phyrexian Totem is dealt damage, if it's a creature, sacrifice that many permanents.
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Phyrexian Totem Discussion
1 month ago
I've gone back and forth on mana accelerants such as Dark Ritual. While being able to do a larger spell earlier is great, my goal with the mana rocks is to have a mana base intact after the Pox cards remove lands.
I used to run Sign in Blood prior to Sword-Point Diplomacy, but actually stuck with Sword-Point Diplomacy due to opponents who thought it was smarter to lose the life instead of letting me have the cards, and that Sword-Point made the opponent bleed instead of me.
Phyrexian Totem looks hella fine... I'll add it next time I browse tcgplayer for cheap cards I want to use to polish stuff up. Mainly because I can turn it on/off easier than Cryptolith Fragment.
1 month ago
Foremost, I like where your head is at.
Some cards to consider:
Dark Ritual - You're going to need BBB often. This gets more mileage out of everything.
Sign in Blood might be better than Sword-Point. Draws off of only 2 mana and can be turned on your enemy to end the game or make poxing better.
Phyrexian Totem is a sneaky card that does everything you want. 1. Gives mana 2. Takes out big chunks of life 3. Rubs their nose in it.
6 months ago
I'm trying to make a deck that's based around Phyrexian Totem, since it can transform into a 5/5 trampler for three mana. The downside is sort of mitigated by the token sub-theme, but it needs a lot of help
Also, I'm trying not to use super expensive cards, I'm trying to stay as budget as posible
10 months ago
I feel like you're trying to be budget here, but I'm still going to suggest four Wasteland, it'll help you keep control of the field.
Cabal Coffers would be good in this deck since you're running almost exclusively swamps.
Four black fetchland would be good, but they aren't required.
11 months ago
I want to say the problem is that you don't have Liliana of the Veil, which really does all the things this deck wants to do, but I'm not sure if not including that card is a budget consideration. I have played 8-Rack for some time, so maybe my personal observations: 1. I'm not sure if this deck needs Sign in Blood, much less 4 copies. What has been your experience with that card? 2. You have 7 cards that triggers only when the opponent discards a card - Liliana's Caress, Waste Not and Quest for the Nihil Stone. This number may be too high, especially since the only 'repeatable' discard you have is Raven's Crime. If you play LOTV, I would say some number of those cards are still playable. As it is, I only see people play Waste Not in 8-Rack, and only as a sideboard card. 3. Most people would say that 22 lands is a bit low if you want to play 4 Smallpox, and if you have any Mutavaults and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth you could always pop them in.
Is there any reason why you are not playing a more stock 8-rack list? I'm guessing it's the cost? In any case, some budget replacements I have been trying include things like Blinkmoth Nexus, Tomb of Urami, Phyrexian Totem, Delirium Skeins, Blackmail, Bontu's Last Reckoning, Flaying Tendrils etc.
11 months ago
Life's Finale, Phyrexian Rebirth, and Black Sun's Zenith are all good board wipes, the first one especially if you intend to run reanimation effects (like Reanimate or Phyrexian Delver, two other flavor cards). Engineered Plague is good if tribal is big in your meta, and Reprocess isn't bad either. Less played options that can be okay are Phyrexian Infiltrator and Phyrexian Etchings. Phyrexian Metamorph is an all-around good card. Phyrexian Totem is, frankly, a bad mana rock, but hey, it's Phyrexian. Torpor Orb is also Phyrexian, but I would not add it if it hoses you. Soul of New Phyrexia is pretty good in EDH.
1 year ago
Yes I agree, if you really want to play this deck, then save up for the Mutavaults and Urborgs. You need Mutavaults just because you need more win-cons. I'm personally trying 1 each of Tomb of Urami (although this might not work as well without Mutavault and Urborg, which both mitigate its drawback) and Phyrexian Totem as additional win-cons. Other creatures that various iterations of 8rack have tried before include Bloodghast, Pack Rat and Delve creatures such as Tombstalker and Gurmag Angler in low numbers. If you have any black fetchlands at all, you can throw 1 or 2 in in case you want Fatal Push to hit something bigger. You can also try Delirium Skeins in your sideboard against control or decks that sandbag cards - should be quite good. Lastly, the deck's curve is pretty low, but if you are playing Smallpox, you'd probably need more than 21 lands. Most people go with 24, and like you said, it's not that bad because you can pitch it to Raven's Crime.
1 year ago
Also Vedalken Engineer for specialized ramp. Not sure if you'd count the Monuments from Amonkhet?