Phyrexian Tyranny

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Planeshift (PLS) Rare

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Phyrexian Tyranny

Enchantment

Whenever a player draws a card, that player loses 2 life unless he or she pays (2).

Phyrexian Tyranny Discussion

Maizena on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer [[PRIMER]]

2 months ago

Sorry it took me that long to answer you guys (AGAIN)!!!

  • Psychonoud Thanks for the comment! I prefer BA over Rolling Earthquake because of the mana cost and it dosen't deals me damage (most of the time I'm the target of the aggro decks). Phyrexian Tyranny isn't my best "pain" card and I use it only for finish the game, and Raiders' Wake is a much safer option, I agree with you. Notion Thief and Consecrated Sphinx are draw machines that help me combo off. Paradox Engine is a must in this deck!!! I run a lot of mana rocks, with PE I can easily "chain" my wheels.

  • n0130dy13th Thanks a lot! The first time I build this deck back at 2016 it was basically the Commander 2013 Precon with about 20 different cards. The biggest and more important change I made was the mana base. It helped me A LOT at my LGS!

  • yuval Thank you mate, I still need to give the explanation a update. There are 2 things I don't like in Kederekt Parasite . 1 - I need a red permanent and I run only 2 of them and the commander. This card makes me too reliant on Nekusar. I don't like it. 2- It's a creature, the easiest permanent type to remove in the game. I used to run Arcane Denial but the 2 cards draw is a big drawback, a combo player will not care about the damage if it brings him/her closer to winning the game. Moreover, Disallow also counters activated abilitys, its a huge improvement over AD for only one more .

  • Falkenstein That price is because the list is almost all composed of foil/promo cards. And some expensive cards like the old dual lands and some mana rocks can be replaced in order to the list became more accessible.

  • Jamirostyle Thanks! This card is awesome! It will replace Incendiary Command !!

DemonDragonJ on Modern Horizons Announced

4 months ago

PlatinumOne, I believe that Spiritmonger is too powerful for modern, since I highly doubt that WotC wishes for modern to become too similar to legacy.

I do, however, think that both Bind and Phyrexian Tyranny would be nice in this set, although WotC may be hesitant to introduce bind to modern, since it is a strong bend of the current color pie.

Stefouch on Zombie Horde: The Gathering of the Dead

8 months ago

A few recent updates:

  • Rule 4 of the Dead has been changed: The Horde is immune to "you lose" effects and decking.

  • Added "Appendix IV - Build your own Horde" to the description, with a few links to other Hordes created by the community.

  • Environment Deck: +Underworld Dreams, −Phyrexian Tyranny. Phyrexian Tyranny wasn't really in the Zombie theme. I'm planning to add more nasty black enchantments in a near future.

Sheld on A bit of pain never hurts.

11 months ago

Hi NV_1980,

I've found some time to update the deck based on your suggestions;

  • I've removed Fate Unraveler from the deck as you suggested. I've replaced him with Phyrexian Tyranny instead of Underworld Dreams mainly because the UBR cost feels a bit better than BBB cost as I worry I would struggle to have three black mana earlier in the game.

  • I've added one boardwipe as you suggested. I didn't use Volcanic Fallout because it's too unversitale and I didn't use Fiery Confluence mainly because I just don't feel like buying an unnecessarily expensive card if I can replace with a cheaper boardwipe. I've settled with Evacuation for now. I may replace it with a better boardwipe or one that fits the theme of the deck better later. I'm still considering Pyrohemia.

As for the other cards you've suggested;

  • Repercussion is a ridiculous card which I will have to try at least for the fun of it; it will probably not find a permanent place in the deck though as I feel like it would "undermine" all the work the rest of the deck did in the game by just ending the game with Blasphemous Act and it wouldn't really matter what happened in the game before. (It's difficult to explain what I mean but I hope you somewhat understand what I mean.)

  • Wound Reflection is an excellent addition to the deck; I just don't feel like buying it because of its cost for now. The deck will have to suffice with Archfiend of Dispair.

  • Other your suggestion were all reasonable but I did not use them mainly because I play in a very casual meta with my friends so my decks can be a bit more fun and casual aswell. (For example, I don't have to worry that much about extremely consistent fast aggro decks etc. :-)

Sorry for the long answer; I wanted to explain my decisions.

Regards,

Sheld

TheKingThero on Cromat the GroupHugging, PillowForting Superfriend

1 year ago

First up, I recommend chucking Doubling Season, Hardened Scales and/or Parallel Lives. If you are unsure what to drop in place of either one of these cards, I suggest Phyrexian Tyranny, just because you have a lot of card draw, so it will hinder you a lot, maybe more than some of your opponents. What are your play groups decks usually like? Also, what is your main goal of this deck? You mentioned to me you wanted to group hug it, still want to? If so, do you want to make it an aggressive group hug?

TheGamer on Nekusar, Oprah’s Apprentice!

1 year ago

Well for one, all the cards from your maybeboard that I would include would be Molten Psyche, Phyrexian Tyranny, Howling Mine, and Kami of the Crescent Moon.

As far as what Id take out, I dont like all the cards in your list that are like "Whenever an opponent discards a card, they lose 2 life" and all the cards like that, my main reasoning is because most of the enemy commander decks you're going to run into run into run Reliquary Tower. And the ones that dont can cast cards at a good pace out of their hand so they dont have to worry about discarding down to hand size. (on typing this out I now understand why you have them, for the wheel effects, but I still feel like these cards will do better for you).

Other cards you can take out would be Darksteel Plate, Swiftfoot Boots, Fellwar Stone (better mana rocks exist), and Spell Burst (better counterspells exist).

Heliogabale on Edh wheel deck ?

1 year ago

As mentioned by cdkime, the most common deck revolves Nekusar, the Mindrazer's ability, and other permanents with similar effects, like Fevered Visions, Phyrexian Tyranny and Underworld Dreams. Your opponents lose life when they draw a card, so you make sure they do that as much as possible, using wheels like Reforge the Soul and Windfall, wheel-like effects of creatures like Barbed Shocker or Jace's Archivist and of course powerful artefacts like Teferi's Puzzle Box.

Here is my decklist as an example of a deck relying on this mechanic : Drawing Your Last Breath

SynergyBuild on Just one more card..

1 year ago

+1, love the Phyrexian Tyranny!

Would you consider Liliana's Caress?

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