Phyrexian Vatmother


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia Rare

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Phyrexian Vatmother

Creature — Horror

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

At the beginning of your upkeep, you get a poison counter.

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Phyrexian Vatmother Discussion

TheBawzzett on Pain always comes back

1 month ago

thanks for the suggestions TetrAggressive to tell you truth I have never seen or heard of Phyrexian Vatmother she will be added to the deck when I update the deck.

As for Parallel Lives I completely forgot to put it in Swegmeistr123

TetrAggressive on Pain always comes back

1 month ago

No Phyrexian Vatmother? Her drawback is easily worth her 4/5 body.

sylvannos on 4 and 5 drop mono ...

1 month ago

Herald of Leshrac is heavy on mana but is some super-secret tech that dunks on midrange and control decks. Grave Titan is also above the curve you were asking for, but it's worth mentioning because of how powerful it is.

I agree with others on Abyssal Persecutor. It's probably the best budget beatstick in mono-black in Modern. Desecration Demon isn't really viable in metagames with Lingering Souls.

The other thing to think about are the larger infect creatures, which are Phyrexian Crusader, Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon, Phyrexian Juggernaut, and Phyrexian Vatmother. You lose the ability to win via normal damage and life loss, but you gain creatures that are really efficient for their mana cost.

Distended Mindbender and Abundant Maw are also reasonable when combined with things like Solemn Simulacrum. Speaking of Eldrazi, don't forget the plethora of colorless creatures that you can jam into your mono-black deck. That includes stuff like Wurmcoil Engine, Duplicant, Grid Monitor, Silent Arbiter, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Steel Hellkite.

Lastly, there's Demigod of Revenge. You can combine them with Smallpox and other such discard outlets for maximum value. Nothing like dumping 15 power into play on turn 5!

Darth_Savage on

2 months ago

You definitely need disruption and removal, Duress and Fatal Push and rarely does a black infect deck not run Funeral Charm. Your artifacts are too slow and don't do enough to help you win...

Creature wise, the norm is between 12 and 18:+ Phyrexian Vatmother, Ichorclaw Myr, Lashwrithe and for fun Necroskitter- Core Prowler, Ichor Rats and Carnifex Demon

Lands, aim for 22 land, however not all of them swamps:+ 4x Ghost Quarter and 2x Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

DanNag on U/B Budget Infect Control

2 months ago

I added 2 Night's Whisper, but if I had the money I'd go for Serum Visions.
Also, would Phyrexian Vatmother be a good replacement for Phyrexian Crusader if I wanted to go REAL cheap?

Sargeras on

3 months ago

First off, do you want this to be a competitive modern deck? Because if you do the suggestions below will be very relevent.

  1. Since you are not going the typical route of Blue-Green infect like most modern players, you are going to have to find new ways to protect your creatures, and you can do this in many ways, first of all, you are going to want good discard, Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are the best cards in modern to achieve this affect, (Apostle's Blessing is also an idea) You will probably need a full playset of both discard spells to really be successful.

  2. Since you are not nearly as fast as the blue-green infect builds, creatures your opponents have will actually become relevant, I'd highly suggest dropping all 3 mana kill spells in favor of increasing the count of Go for the Throat, Doom Blade, Bile Blight, Dismember or my personal favorite, Victim of Night, since there aren't way to many vampires, zombies, or werewolves about.

  3. The creatures can definitely see some upgrades, you already have Plague Stinger which is great as a 4-of, but the cards you really need to be playing are Phyrexian Crusader and Phyrexian Vatmother, as they are huge powerhouses when on the battlefield. Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon can also be an outstanding finisher.

  4. Since you are so high on the spell count, one of the cards that has seen play in mono-black infect is Runechanter's Pike since your spell count is so high. Sword of Vengeance is also an idea (since it gives trample and whatnot)

  5. Drop Rogue's Passage, Pendelhaven, and maybe Cathedral of War for either more swamps or add some Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth to make those lands actually useful for you.

  6. Obviously this deck needs a sideboard, you have some great options Duress, Drown in Sorrow, Tormod's Crypt, Pithing Needle, Bile Blight, Grafdigger's Cage, Surgical Extraction, Extirpate, Spellskite, Dismember, etc.

  7. If you want any more feedback, make sure to ask me @ TeamSDBags

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