Phyrexian Unlife


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
New Phyrexia (NPH) Rare

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Phyrexian Unlife


You don't lose the game for having 0 or less life.

As long as your life total is 0 or less, all damage is dealt to you as though its source had infect. (Damage is dealt in the form of poison counters.)

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Phyrexian Unlife Discussion

Igantinos on Modern Flash Oketra's Monument

4 days ago

Hey there played a variant of your deck today, no snap or cryptic and last minute Suture Priest instead of Soul Wardens because they are what I had lying around. Went 2-2 at LGS, the two games I won played out as expected with lots of disrupting on opponents turn and lots of swinging 1/1 vigilance dudes on mine. The two games I lost however were against Solemnity/Phyrexian Unlife combo and Skred with Blood Moon and I realized that I had nothing to handle enchantments, currently considering Wispmare, War Priest of Thune for nice blinking multi destruction or Leonin Relic-Warder so that it can hit artifacts as well.

How do you handle facing Blood Moon? Spell Queller doesn't seem like enough since they just bolt it after and if you don't have a Sprite ready then you are gonna have a lot of mountains.

Sgtpopnfreash on Breya Ad naus

1 week ago

If you build an Ad Nauseam deck try to get your average CMC below 2. Thats pretty much the only trick to playing Ad Nauseam combo. In regards to Phyrexian Unlife I would include Angel's Grace before the enchantment and I don't believe an Ad Nauseam deck wants 2 of those effects.

demonicgrizzly on Breya Ad naus

1 week ago

Yeah, pretty much. It's card advantage at instant speed. You can use things like Phyrexian Unlife so you can do it on an end step and draw your entire deck, and then conbo off on your turn.

PrepaidLenin on DanceDanceRevolution (Zur EDH)

2 weeks ago

I've tried Solitary Confinement, but I found I didn't like it in a lot of situations. If you don't have unlimited hand size but necro is in play it gets kind of awkward for instance. I'd like to play Rest in Peace anyways because it has a lot of utility, so this is what I arrived on.

I do want to try the Solemnity/Decree of Silence lock, but I wasn't able to trade for a Solemnity and now the price is way up so that's on the back burner for now.

I think Laboratory Maniac is cool, but he'd be at his best in a Doomsday build. And I don't want to inflict that on my friends its very non interactive and unfun.

Phyrexian Unlife is also cool and I might test that at some point.

Mandalorian on DanceDanceRevolution (Zur EDH)

2 weeks ago

Solitary Confinement is another great tutor target that goes well with infinite hands

Phyrexian Unlife+Solemnity is also a tutorable combo that makes you immortal

Laboratory Maniac is another win condition for drawing your deck

Mandalorian on Budget Zur < 150$

2 weeks ago

Some Zur tagets you may not have considered yet!

Phyrexian Unlife+Solemnity so you can be killed. going below 0 life would require getting infect counters from Unlife, Solemnity prevent that.

Rest in Peace

Solitary Confinement

Copy Enchantment

Diplomatic Immunity

Steel of the Godhead

Mana Breach

Rhystic Study


Karmic Justice

Other good Zur stuff

Hanna, Ship's Navigator

Monk Idealist

Sphere of Safety

Strionic Resonator

wyatt0781 on White Sovereign

2 weeks ago

Phyrexian Unlife + Aetherflux Reservoir is a great combo isnt it?

Blo on Death's Shadow Ruling

2 weeks ago

If the question is answered, please mark an answer ;)

Also, this rule was mostly implemented to prevent unintended stuff from happening. It makes a lot of interactions easier and more intuitive.
As far as Death's Shadow goes, the only thing it prevents is that it can't get bigger than 13/13 if you have a negative life total (thanks to Phyrexian Unlife or so).

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