Pharika's Chosen

Pharika's Chosen

Creature — Snake

Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Pharika's Chosen Discussion

libraryjoy on Black and White - please help!

1 month ago

I don't think it will. You have enough lifegain to make up for a few early hits. If you want to keep a 1-cost creature in that slot, I would chose something that has deathtouch naturally, and then reduce slots elsewhere. Options for a 1-cmc with deathtouch are Foulmire Knight , Hired Poisoner , Pharika's Chosen , Ruthless Ripper , Typhoid Rats , or Vampire of the Dire Moon . I like the last one best, but it's also the most expensive.

TheOutcastWarlock on Demon-Dragon Deck

5 months ago

Leather Wings is a deck I made years ago based around my two favorite creature types. Getting back into MTG, I want to make this an at least decent deck. General improvement tips are appreciated, but I have a few specific points I want to ask about:

Thanks for reading!

StoryArcher on Modern Mono-Black

6 months ago

Greetings guys & gals!

I've been playing R/G Ponza for the last couple of years but going all the way back to the beginning (Fallen Empires for me), mono-black has been my true love. I've been playing around with it but I just don't have enough experience in the broader format to feel secure in the deck build. I was hoping to run it by a few of you experts before I crack open the piggy bank to put it together.

You can find the deck here...


Mono-Black Aggro Devotion

Modern StoryArcher

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...but the breakdown is pretty much as follows:

So I'm experimenting with mono-black Devotion with a little disruption worked in.

My initial plays Thoughtseize, Inquisition of Kozilek, Knight of the Ebon Legion and Gifted Aetherborn are intended to simply slow down fast combo decks or aggressive aggro decks while I stabilize, though none of them are ever bad draws which is something I always look for in cheap creatures, the ability to add value in the midgame. Duress is a nice budget option in place of Thoughtseize. Sign in Blood is a solid two-drop that can be used early or late with equal effectiveness.

In the midgame the goal is just beatdown with efficient creatures that build up Devotion. Nighthawk Scavenger and Phyrexian Obliterator will draw all the removal your opponents can get their hands on, because just one can win the game for you. Murderous Rider is swiftly becoming my removal card of choice, but be careful how you time it.

If all of that isn't enough to finish the job, the end-game goal of the deck is to drop a big Gray Merchant of Asphodel or two.

Peoyogon on Dark Pauper Brew

11 months ago

Cool concept! Have you considered adding Typhoid Rats, Pharika's Chosen, or Hired Poisoner? They would let you get deathtouch on the board quickly while also helping lower your curve.

SMASHER101 on Help! BG Deathtouch Deck

2 years ago

Graveblade Marauder was in my old deathtouch and lifelink deck. Otherwise I would suggest not playing Zulaport Cutthroat because it only triggers on your opponent's creatures.

My sudggestions for improvement:

+2 Ambush Viper flash + deathtouch is good

+2 Poison-Tip Archer you said this worked well so play 4

+4 Blood Artist More of the same effect is good

+1 Rancor amazing card

+4 Grave Titan better win con than varaska.

+4 narnum renegade better 1 mana deathtoucher

+4 Graveblade Marauder I like this card in deathtouch decks

+21 cards

-2 Gorgon Recluse too high mana cost and no way to madness it.

-2 Vraska the Unseen too slow of a win con.

-3 Pharika's Chosen narnum renegade is better.

-2 Nyx Weaver has no synergy here.

-1 Hythonia the Cruel too slow and expensive.

-2 Primal Rage

-3 Unholy Strength

-2 Wreath of Geists

-2 Boar Umbra

-2 Reaper of the Wilds Blood Artist is better and you have to pay to give this deathtouch.

-21 cards

auras are not good unless they are put on hexproof creatures. Except for Rancor that card is great because it returns to your hand. Pump spells are not great outside of stompy and infect decks.

SMASHER101 on Aggro Deathtouch Deck (NEED HELP IMPROVING!)

2 years ago

+2 Ambush Viper flash + deathtouch is good

+2 Poison-Tip Archer you said this worked well so play 4

+4 Blood Artist More of the same effect is good

+1 Rancor amazing card

+4 Grave Titan better win con than varaska.

+4 narnum renegade better 1 mana deathtoucher

+4 Graveblade Marauder I like this card in deathtouch decks

+21 cards

-2 Gorgon Recluse too high mana cost and no way to madness it.

-2 Vraska the Unseen too slow of a win con.

-3 Pharika's Chosen narnum renegade is better.

-2 Nyx Weaver has no synergy here.

-1 Hythonia the Cruel too slow and expensive.

-2 Primal Rage

-3 Unholy Strength

-2 Wreath of Geists

-2 Boar Umbra

-2 Reaper of the Wilds Blood Artist is better and you have to pay to give this deathtouch.

-21 cards

auras are not good unless they are put on hexproof creatures. Except for Rancor that card is great because it returns to your hand. Pump spells are not great outside of stompy and infect decks.

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