Phyrexian Tower

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Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Urza's Saga Rare

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Phyrexian Tower

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Phyrexian Tower Discussion

Emzed on Hapatra kadabra

10 hours ago

If your budget allows it, Demonic Tutor, Tooth and Nail, Earthcraft and Phyrexian Tower would all fit in here really well. With a little support, Archfiend of Ifnir also seems like a strong card. Survival of the Fittest and Fauna Shaman could help enable him.

TheDarkSlayer21 on Marchesa

4 days ago

Ok, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Diabolic Intent
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Scourge of the Throne
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers.

Lost_Ascendant on A Spark Awakens

1 week ago

No issue with draw.

Moat is way, way overpriced to get right now.

Phyrexian Tower is on my to test list

Omniscience was cut long ago for both its CMC, clonability, and win-more-ness.

gdm1989 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

1 week ago

So I tried this out on paper but I added Mana Crypt, Volrath's Stronghold, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Phyrexian Tower instead which have been useful to me but I might remove the crypt and the dragon and add Bitter Ordeal a shame Blightsteel Colossus isnt useful in this due to high mana cost. However Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is the real deal in this deck try it out :)

Vegnus on A Spark Awakens

1 week ago

Do you have a problem of draw? I'm considering Kiora, the Crashing Wave Kaya, Ghost Assassin Dovin Baan Skullclamp (for token generator Sword of Fire and Ice (Can change to Voltron mode and Draw)Some Planewalker I've mentioned maybe leave it to GY. Just for draw or pillowfort by situation.

Another Replacement is Moat over Sphere of Safety. with cheaper mana cost when Atraxa protect the Sky.

Phyrexian Tower I think you need it for Academy Rector sometimes sacrifice token for mana.

Have you try Omniscience? Maybe add it for Academy Rector.

spectrevr4 on Plunder the Graves Upgrade 3.0 (Stax)

1 week ago

In this latest iteration I have made a few more changes switching out Somberwald Sage for Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, and some basic lands for Overgrown Tomb, Cabal Coffers, and Phyrexian Tower. These tweaks are for efficiency which adds a lot to the price of the deck but it makes it work a little faster. Overall it is the same deck it has always been out of the box but changing it to a Stax variant instead of Dredge like most other players will slow the game to a crawl until about turn 8-10. At that point you should have enough mana, experience counters, and board presence to toy with most opponents making them hate life. There are much faster decks out there and by no means is this an end all beat all deck...but it is a lot of fun and has some crazy combos for infinate life gain and damage as well as making opponents discard their hands regularly, not be able to use their mana, keep creatures on the board, or generally do anything productive. It has stood up in a competitive games with our local gaming club in a 5 vs 1 match and won...With all of that being said it can still be made better and I am always looking for ways to do such as this is my main commander deck and I will continue to play it as long as I can :)

PookandPie on Gotta HAVE the GURU cause he G(H)AVE you the win

2 weeks ago

Hi there! I've played Ghave since I started in Commander probably 4 years ago, and I've got some suggestions for you:

Recruiter of the Guard and Birthing Pod would probably serve you better than Diabolic Tutor and Primal Vigor (Recruiter can find Academy Rector, which finds Doubling Season if you require it to combo out, ergo, you don't need as many redundant doubling effects). Parallel Lives could go if you'd prefer to keep Vigor, though, as Lives doesn't really work in too many of the 3-card combos by itself (off top of my head, it only goes infinite with Ghave and Ashnod's Altar, Ghave and Earthcraft, and Ghave and Phyrexian Altar, just like Illusionist's Bracers). Anyway, Recruiter is insane, run him for sure since he finds all but 5 creatures in the deck.

Corpsejack Menace isn't as good as Bloodspore Thrinax. Menace doesn't enable any 3 card combos, while Thrinax can by sacrificing one token (he goes infinite with Ghave and one of Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, and Earthcraft). Ivy Lane Denizen is also just kind of a worse Champion of Lambholt, for whatever that's worth.

Try Devoted Druid over Chromatic Lantern or Coalition Relic. On that mana base, you're not really going to be strapped for colors and Druid goes infinite with Cathar's Crusade as -1/-1 counters and +1/+1 counters cancel out (which also means infinite tokens by casting Ghave).

Blooming Marsh and Phyrexian Tower might be good additions to your mana base, the former especially since it aids in first turn Birds/Elves/Feeder/Seer.

That's about it. I always love Ghave decks, so make sure to have fun with it.

TheDarkSlayer21 on marchesa budget +1+1 counter deck

2 weeks ago

I realize that you have a budget for this deck, but I will let you be the person to decide what is too expensive and what isn't.

With that said, there are typically two ways of making a Marchesa deck. The first way is to put in a lot of creatures that can get +1/+1 counters easily (Cards like: Anthroplasm, Aetherborn Marauder, Butcher Ghoul, Carrion Feeder or Unleash/Modular cards). The problem is, these cards hardly do anything other than putting counters on themselves. Their pretty much duds. So to make up for this, people will put in good sac outlets, (Cards like: Mind Slash, Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia, Attrition, etc.) This type of deck gets its engine running STRICTLY from it's sac outlets, (NOT FROM ITS CREATURES) and because of this, it is a bit more reliant on its commander.

The second type of deck is my preferred method of playstyle. Whereby, the deck is not RELYING on its sac outlets, (although it does have a few) but rather on the ETB/graveyard triggers of creatures (Cards like: Mulldrifter and Harvester of Souls). With this type of deck, you're also not fully relying on your commander. Marchesa is just a perk. If you don't have her out, you can still play your creatures and benefit from them.

Also keep in mind, that it isn't too hard getting +1/+1 counters on your creatures just using the dethrone ability itself. I find that most, if not all the time, you will NOT be at the highest life total; especially if you have Necropotence, Ancient Tomb, Unspeakable Symbol, shock lands, fetch lands, and pain lands in the deck.

This is the Marchesa deck that I personally made. You're welcome to look at it for suggestions.


Maleficent

Commander / EDH TheDarkSlayer21

SCORE: 12 | 16 COMMENTS | 7164 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS


Some cards that I would highly recommend putting in the deck are:
- Unspeakable Symbol
- Sneak Attack
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Demonic Tutor
- Necropotence
- Consecrated Sphinx
-River Kelpie
- Diabolic Intent
- Flayer of the Hatebound
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Mind Slash
- Thalakos Deceiver
- Phyrexian Tower
- Cyclonic Rift
- Scourge of the Throne
- Dack's Duplicate
- Mikaeus, the Unhallowed
- Grimgrin, Corpse-Born
NOTE: If you do decide to have this deck be a bit more ETB heavy, Deadeye Navigator and Rite of Replication are good cards to help abuse the ETB triggers. And again, I acknowledge that many of these cards are pretty high in price, so I will leave it up to you to determine what's too expensive.

P.S. I would take out Endless One. If it dies and comes back, it will be a 0/0. So it's useless for this type of deck. Also, if you're searching for other Board Wipes that are as good as Damnation, I would recommend Blasphemous Act, Chain Reaction, or Decree of Pain.

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