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Soul of New Phyrexia
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: Permanents you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
, Exile Soul of New Phyrexia from your graveyard: Permanents you control gain indestructible until end of turn.
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Soul of New Phyrexia Discussion
1 week ago
You're welcome. I put in big dudes as you asked. I kept it as budget as I could too, but tell me if that's still to expensive. Wurmcoil Engine could be replaced with Soul of New Phyrexia for example, though it's a bit less good.
I think the best route is the one I took: the UTron core with the Urza lands, Expedition Map and the control package + some Eldrazis as threats. I had brewed some builds in the past, but never actually played them IRL.
2 weeks ago
I still have mixed feelings about Sylvan Scrying. I started out with more land enchantment than is sane, and I originally intended to keep it in specifically to pull Darksteel Citadel to enchant. But I guess that I am likely better off switching it out for Cultivate like everyone else does.
Fatestitcher vs Kiora's Follower is the exact kind of match-up that I agonized over. As I read it, I thought their tap abilities were more or less equivalent, Stitcher can tap things but that doesn't matter. I erred on the side of Stitcher for his unearth ability in case something happened and an I wanted him back, but maybe that isn't worth it. Maybe Kiora's Follower is better after...
I didn't have any plans for Ashnod's Altar, so you're right. I kept it as a sac outlet 'just in case', but I'm not running any Theros gods that can switch their creature status on and off, so I admit it serves even less of a role in the deck. I'm still hesitant to cut it for purely subjective reasons. All I needed was some outside confirmation to cut Aquastrand Spider, thank you. I feel vulnerable to flyers, but I guess there are more clever ways of dealing with them.
Actually, I have Hua Tuo, Honored Physician in just because he can repeat his ability, instead of just a single-use sorcery. I didn't actually think about interactions with Kraj. Agh, you say he's bad? I was keeping him in in place of something with a costly cmc like Praetor's Counsel or just a single-use spell like Regrowth or Nature's Spiral? Am I better off with one of those?
I'll get Cyclonic Rift later, but I thought Capsize works as a single-target bounce for now. Morphling is pricey, and a tangent thought is that Torchling is part of my potential justification for a temur colored pseudo Kraj deck in the future. I have Inspiring Call on hand, I'll put it in. I'm an idiot and for some reason assumed that Scavenging Ooze had to exile a card from your own graveyard. Oops. I'll add him to my to-do list.
3 weeks ago
Hi from /tg/! On the topic of cuts...
Soul of New Phyrexia is nice in theory, but I think the mana investment is a bit steep for not doing much immediately. Ideally you want to be able to hold up 5 mana on the turn you're playing with him. You only have 34 lands, admittedly with a healthy quantity of mana creatures, but even so, 11 mana seems ambitious for just situational protection.
Elvish Aberration is also a lot of mana for a pretty shrug worthy effect. Mana dorks are ok if they're low cost or offer interesting utility, and this fatty does neither.
Sylvan Scrying doesn't actually ramp and you don't have any mind-boggling utility lands. I don't love it.
Both your unsures seem like ez cuts, they're pretty bad for you. IDK what jank absurd thing you expect to do with ashnod's altar but I don't recommend. And the spoder is just underwhelming. Like, worse than Spidersilk Armor, and that's a low bar. As for yyour fun-tricks, the very fact that they're so classified makes them feel a bit too cute. If they aren't combo pieces, I'd say they're not good enough.
I ran Hua Tuo, Honored Physician in my Kraj, for a time. It's bad. I know why you want it, I know there isn't much recursion in UG that synergizes with Kraj...Still bad.
You have no Cyclonic Rift, which should only be true if you're against it on principle. Otherwise it's too good to ignore. I also like Morphling and Inspiring Call a lot. I also don't see any graveyard hate, so Scavenging Ooze at least is pretty sweet. Maybe could stand a hair more creature removal, like Curse of the Swine.
3 weeks ago
BenGarrison: Darksteel Forge is way too expensive for a competitive deck that doesn't use it for specifically for combo purposes. It is a great budget option and is hilarious to grab at instant speed with Kuldotha Forgemaster in response to artifact removal, but this deck already has a mild issue of "brick hand" (a common issue of ramp decks where you draw your high costing payoff cards before drawing your ramp pieces so you can actually cast them). For the sake of promoting consistency, the number of high end payoffs is limited to more or less the absolute minimum I can accept for the deck (It also helps that the commander is a great payoff that is always available). I will add it to the budget options section though.
Soul of New Phyrexia is very similar but also requires me to leave up 5 mana to actually do anything. This deck shines when it is the one demanding the answers, instead of having to answer them. And leaving up 5 mana in case someone plays artifact hate instead of casting more ramp or another difficult to answer threat just doesn't synergize well with the strategy of the deck.
4 weeks ago
SkullOfPoison - Yeah, Rancor would be a great fit. I wanted to have more pump spells, and the fact that it's repeatable is awesome, even if it's not instant speed. If I need more ramp after a few playtests and some goldfishing I'll add in the spells, and I'm gonna put in the Plague Stinger, Plague Myr, and Fathom Mage, since I have them around. I don't have a Skittles but I'll look for one at my LGS. Thanks for the suggestions.
KALE434 - I'm looking for ways to upgrade the mana base/make it faster and more flexible. Maybe Innistrad check lands? I like Gemstone Mine a lot and I do have a Crystalline Crawler, he's sitting in the maybe board cause he seems a bit slow. Thanks for commenting.
Snap157 - I know everything in the deck has a target on it, so I'd like to add more protection, just not sure which exactly to go wtih. Ghostly Prison, Propaganda, a Crawlspace, more counterspells (or a Teferi's Protection), or creature-based protection like Soul of New Phyrexia or Spellskite are all possibilities I'm considering. Thanks for your advice.
1 month 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 month ago
and you have dead cards
Wurmcoil Engine is this just a scary card?, Soul of New Phyrexia just run a counterspell or something, Library of Leng just run some recursion, Dispeller's Capsule and Executioner's Capsule just run regular removalIron Maiden am I missing something cause it doesn't seem like you are playing staxs. Cranial Plating Its commander why are you swinging at people?
Anguished Unmaking --->FragmentizeVindicate---> this removal will depend on your play group. but generally having more artifact/enchantment removal is more important or just play Spell PierceEthersworn Adjudicator-->anything else this is way too slow and costs way too much mana for a combo deck to realistically play. Remember you are just trying to cum onto the board the GTFO not sit there.Rhystic Study--->Mystic Remora you can keep bothBeacon of Unrest---> Any other kind of recursion this is too hard to cast
1 month ago
Psychosis Crawler <--- From all the draw.
Rite of Replication <--- Late game, more triggers, more thopters.
Ashnod's Altar <---- A lot of colorless Mana
Eldrazi Displacer <--- A lot of triggers
Teferi's Protection <-- New ruling prevents tokens from being exiled after phasing out.
Soul of New Phyrexia <-- If your meta is board clear heavy.
Sorry for the spam, but there's many indirect buffs that your little thopters could have ;P