Vengeful Pharaoh


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
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Vengeful Pharaoh

Creature — Zombie


Whenever combat damage is dealt to you or a planeswalker you control, if Vengeful Pharaoh is in your graveyard, destroy target attacking creature, then put Vengeful Pharaoh on top of your library.

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Vengeful Pharaoh Discussion

DexRain on Zombie Deck

1 month ago

Stillmoon Cavalier is just an all around nice card to have Gravecrawler gives you a never ending chump blocker Grave Titan while not a zombie himself, makes you even more zombies whenever he swings Mikaeus, the Unhallowed gives you more buffs and undying Vengeful Pharaoh is a nice way to make your opponents second guess swinging at you, and finally Grave Betrayal turns your opponents creatures into zombies for you

Drop Death Baron down to 2 and use the extra money to get some Undead Warchief as it is cheaper than Death Baron gives a bigger boost, and buffs himself

NewbTaco on MarChairSa (chair tribal)

1 month ago

Vengeful Pharaoh was originally in the deck but it's a 5 drop and I don't really have any discard outlets. originally I was running stuff like Mind Twist, Sadistic Hypnotist, etc but I decided just squatting isn't really enough to be considered a chair. With no reliable way to get it in the yard and it being a 5 drop triple black, I decided to cut it. It was one of my last cuts. I didn't even consider Marchesa's Decree, that's a good one, I'll have to find room for it. Also didn't think about the Demonic Tutor, the only ones I have are revised so the Duel Deck art didn't even occur to me lol. I'll probably add that if I can get my hands on one. There's also Diabolic Tutor with the snakes on the alter but I don't think that should really count either. Throne of the God-Pharaoh was also originally in the deck but I ended up cutting it because I don't have one and also I don't think I'd really do all that much. It might though. I think it's one of those cards that'd either be really good or really bad. I like it in mana dork decks but idk about something like this. Didn't even know Sorceress Queen was a thing. definitely need to make room for that one. I'm at work so I can't tinker right now but I'll have to shift some stuff around. Thanks! =D

bomley20 on MarChairSa (chair tribal)

1 month ago

You can add Demonic Tutor if you want a tutor. They have a promo with a guy sitting on a throne in the background. You can also try Throne of the God-Pharaoh if you have a lot of tapped creatures each turn. You could also have Sorceress Queen to make it easier to kill things in combat or with burns. Vengeful Pharaoh and Marchesa's Decree can help deter attackers if you don't have Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts. Feel free to look through my chair deck for anything else that may help you build your own chair deck: Please have a seat. There aren't too many of us that want to build something like this.

Kholan95 on Jarad, Golgari Vore Lord EDH

1 month ago

It's funny; I have a similar history in the EDH format as you. I started out (if you can count it) making a stupid mash of my decks/cards to make a Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper with Savra and some weird token generation and a lot of sack outlets. After that night, I decided Golgari was the way to go, and I ordered that Izzet v. Golgari deck, and built Jarad. I think I'm probably a Johnny at heart so as soon as I started using the Dredge mechanic, I found it intriguing, building a Savra stacks Dredge deck with cards like Possessed Portal and Vengeful Pharaoh. It was fun, but hard to win with. I inadvertently created my first infinite combo and realized that's where its at. I went back to Jarad, took a tip or two from my Thraximundar zombie tribal, and Frankenstein'ed my Savra. I stayed with this deck as my main for a while, till Sidisi, Brood Tyrant came out. I saw Dredge as a viable mechanic in EDH and went for it. Iv'e tweaked it a lot since then, but the brother sister combo of Jarad and Savra have always had a place in my heart and decks.

PickleNutz on Whats big, black, and makes women scream?

1 month ago

Reanimate in mono black is very rewarding. I have a great list of cards if you're interested, and some creatures will reanimate themselves that still fit your plan. Vengeful Pharaoh is one. You can toss him in your graveyard with two other cards, for instance Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Triskelion, then let him come to life himself and use Reanimate and Animate Dead to get the infinite combo of Mike and Trike.

Oloro_Magic on Competitive Score?

1 month ago

I don't really like the feature despite my most competitive decks getting pretty good ratings (well my test deck of the tiered U/W control I have private to test against is apparently only 64% competitive), I feel while useful there isn't a good way to rate the competitiveness of a deck as you never know what may be good at any tournament, for example I once went to a tournement where a Vengeful Pharaoh deck made the top 8. All decks start as jank and this feature, while great for experienced players, may discourage newer players.

mikeintosh on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

2 months ago

Hey guys, played some more games with my playgroup and came with some more observations:

1) non-black-claused removal sucks. Black is very popular color in Commander so you have to have non-conditinal removal. Out - Snuff Out, In - Rapid Hybridization

2) Enchanments can be bane of this deck. Our playgroup play a lot of nasty enchantments like No Mercy, Bloodchief Ascension, Painful Quandary and other stax and prison spells. Having a way to get rid of those is essential. In - Nevinyrral's Disk and Aura Thief. Cant wait to steal those nasty enchantments

3) Vengeful Pharaoh keeps impressing me. An prison effect that is hard to deal with.

4) With more games I find gravehate more and more essential. Scarab provides some hate but you need to have a way to get rid of cards other than creatures. Withered Wretch is great for that.

5) Lords that dont do anything besides +1/+1 underperforms. Axed Cemetery Reaper. (clashes with our commander).

@man1ac I really dont like dismember, misses a lot of targets. Murderous Cut seems good but before considering it I would go with Pongify and Rapid Hybridization first.

mikeintosh on [[Primer]]-God of the Rising FULL Moon! Butts Up!!

3 months ago

@man1ac Nice observations. I came mostly to same concluisons. I have been tuning my deck yesterday based on some games we had with our playgroup recently.

Totally agree on targeted removal. Myself, I prefer Pongify, Snuff Out (free removal so more mana to use the God) and Curtains' Call (as it takes out two creatures unconditionaly. Some other observations I had:

1) You may end up playing against spell decks, had a hard time playing against Glissa and combo Hanna, Ship's Navigator. both reccuring artifacts and enchantments from the graveyard. So you need a beatdown plan and also gravehate for other than creatures. Therefore I added Withered Wretch

2) Vengeful Pharaoh is better than Propaganda, let people know you have it in your graveyard, they will likely attack elsewhere

3) Muddle the Mixture is just perfect card. And if you transmute, go for Cyclonic Rift

4) Crypt Ghast seems to underperform. you almost never wanna to play him T4 and its instant target once its out. Rather settle for Cabal Coffers, replaced with Notion Thief

5) Dont forget Bloodchief Ascension plus Mindcrank is an infinite combo. Had to take it out due to our playgroups tier rules

6) Memory Plunder continues to impress. Played Toxic Deluge in opponents combat phase or Krosan Grip to take out a combo piece I wouldnt be otherwise able to ged rid of. This card is an all-star in the deck.

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