Where Should the Phyrexians Invade?
Posted on May 3, 2017, 2:39 p.m. by vbfabled
So I was pretty disappointed at the end of Kaladesh block when the plane was not invaded by Phyrexians (they had a planar bridge for non-organic matter, Nicol Bolas was involved, it was perfect!), so I ask you all: Where would you like to see a Phyrexian invasion? Which plane's inhabitants do you want to see all Jin-Gitaxiased up? Also why that plane in particular?
Since Kaladesh was spared, I'd like to see Ravnica get messed up by Phyrexia. I know it won't, because everyone loves Ravnica too much, but imagine Phyrexian oil popping up in Selesnya sanctuaries, spreading to the Gruul, maybe down to the Dimir and Golgari, then the Boros and Azorius trying to control the spread, Niv-Mizzet and his guild trying to science up a solution. It would make a sweet story if nothing else.
Phyrexian will require than just the gatewatch to deal with.
Karn will return.
The threat will be bigger than bolas, similar to the eldrazis.
May 3, 2017 2:45 p.m.
Can I just have a few years in a row without some multiverse threatening, large scale, foreign threat vs gatewatch type storyline? I thought Khans was fucking brilliant and having focus land on players on the plane made the whole thing sweeter. I'm done with return sets. I'm done with invasions. Just a few planes with mostly self contained stories would be outstanding.
Where would I like Phyrexians to invade? The year 2020 seems nice.
May 3, 2017 3:10 p.m.
I'd like them to invade Muraganda. I actually wrote out what would be the basic plot of the first set in a Muraganda block, culminating in a Phyrexian Invasion.
*Muraganda is a plane that has only been hinted at via a Planechase card and an enchantment, both indicating its a dinosaur plane. And who doesn't want a Phyrexian T-Rex?
May 3, 2017 6:45 p.m.
I would've been really excited to see Phyrexians vs Eldrazi.
Zendikar's mana could attract a plane hopping Phyrexian army,and there's no firm science behind how the Oil converts or how the Eldrazi become material. It would be a fascinating to see the Phyrexians try to fight a species they can't convert or infiltrate. Also, regardless of the outcome, prior to BTZ the plane was doomed anyway, so the good guys could just nuke the plane and hit two birds with one stone.
May 3, 2017 7:07 p.m.
Umm if they could invade Earth I would totally be down for being perfected...
But really I think Ravnica would be cool, or maybe Theros?
May 3, 2017 8:10 p.m.
I half expected Kaladesh to get hit by Phyrexia too. Maybe in a few years?!
I feel like ravnica has enough of a vibrant story, trials and tribulations that it doesn't need phyrexians to spice it up. With the guildpack out perusing the multiverse; you know some shit is going down in his absence
May 3, 2017 9:42 p.m.
Your mom's house.
Dominaria. See Arcum Dagsson battle some Phyrexians? That would be legit. (Is he still alive, where are we at in that story?)
Zur the Enchanter is also still there. We can FINALLY see if he gained his immortality.
Also we need some Full Art Snow-Covered lands, (is Dominaria still in an Ice Age?) Another Infect set would be great.
May 3, 2017 10:33 p.m.
iAzire: Freyalise ended the ice age (causing a flood and killing many peeps for fun) and stuff happened and she died.
invade the next plane! (ixalan?) turn the gatewatch into phyrexians, so we can move on to whomever the next group of story hogging walkers is gonna be. if sorin gets to be stuck in stone and ugin gets to die once why can't the gatewatch?
May 4, 2017 12:41 a.m.
Since Kaladesh has a focus on artifacts, they are a potential target for being invaded by Phryexia, but I hope that WotC waits for some time before featuring Phyrexia in the story, again, since the multiverse's greatest villains need to have time to properly build their forces for a properly dramatic storyline. WotC waited many years since Bola's last appearance in the Alara block before featuring him again in the Amonkhet block, so I expect that they shall wait for several years, yet, before featuring Phyrexia, again.
May 7, 2017 9:49 p.m.
Lorwyn/Shadowmoor. Imagine: infect, Faeries, and Thoughtseize all in the same standard. Just think about how much I could upgrade my Dimir control deck...
Though, seriously, Phyrexians wont be invading any planes anytime soon. We need a break from threats to the entire multiverse, besides, the story (no matter what plane it's on) would be almost exactly the same.
July 23, 2017 8:08 a.m.
It was sort of just supposed to be hypothetical. I know it's not actually going to happen, just thinking about cool phyrexian versions of different planes.
July 23, 2017 9:10 p.m.
Right, I just figured the story would be nearly the same exact thing. A Phyrexian Reaper King would certainly be interesting, we might finally see viable scarecrows.