Phyrexian Altar

Phyrexian Altar


Sacrifice a creature: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Phyrexian Altar Discussion

Orange+ on The Act of Treason

1 day ago

Thank you for the suggestion, BlackGtitan :)

I agree that Terror of the Peaks would be great in this deck, but unfortunately I think it is too expensive to add to a budget deck. I prefer to not add new cards that cost more than ~5 USD, and will also probably remove cards if they go above ~20 USD.

If I didn't have budget restrictions, I'd probably add Terror of the Peaks, but also Purphoros, God of the Forge, Phyrexian Altar, and Panharmonicon.

CoffeeSniper on Alela, Work in Progress

2 days ago

Have you considered running some enchantments that can be recast multiple times? I use Mourning, Flickering Ward and Mark of Eviction to get recurring Alela, Artful Provocateur triggers (as well as triggering things like Mesa Enchantress) to out-value opponents.

Other than that Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar and Mind Slash can put your faerie tokens to work.

Nice build, good luck!

Davinoth on Orah's Cleric Hysterics

2 days ago

     Sorry it took so long for me to get back to you on this! I like your build but I do have a few questions and suggestions. =)

     I assume not running Ashnod's Altar and/or Phyrexian Altar is part of the pursuit of making this a 'fair' deck? I think I'd still recommend a few sacrifice outlets like Viscera Seer or maybe Altar of Dementia.

     Do you feel like you're getting good value out of Herald's Horn? I used to run Edgewalker and Urza's Incubator in my build but eventually cut them as I didn't feel my creature package had a high enough average CMC to make them worthwhile. If you like the extra card advantage from it then I wonder if Phyrexian Arena would be a better fit in this slot for you?

     I also cut Mother of Runes and Giver of Runes in favour of Benevolent Bodyguard and Vigilant Martyr as I really felt like I needed creatures I wanted to kill.

     I kind of disagree with your inclusion of Containment Priest, Athreos, God of Passage & Liesa, Forgotten Archangel, as Orah wants things in your graveyard. And his trigger will cause Containment Priest to exile whatever you return to the battlefield. If you're looking for wipe protection you may get better value out of Faith's Reward or Akroma's Will.

     Only other suggestion is more lands! Especially if you're not willing to run the mana Altars. Thirty-two lands is simply too few without significantly more card draw.

     I hope I was helpful, and thanks again for checking out my build! =)

Azreal73 on EDH Challenge: Feed the Grimgrin!

1 week ago

I love this build! Grimgrin zombie tribal that evolved into combo was my first commander deck, and it’s great to see it getting attention. Have you considered Puppeteer Clique, or River Kelpie as additional persist combos with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed? Additionally Phyrexian Altar or Ashnod's Altar can provide you with infinite mana combos while also creating some redundancy in case someone deals with grimgrin.

KBK7101 on Feldon of the Third Path - Loran's Smile (v1.0)

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the response!

I'd love Phyrexian Altar for a handful of my decks but the high price point has kept me from getting one. Hopefully it gets a reprint sometime soon. Su-Chi is on the Reserved List, so the price for that one will probably never come down. Cathodion is as close as we will probably get to it. Ashnod's Altar is a card that I should have a handful of, but have somehow never gotten. Might need to fix that sometime soon because it's a great card.

Bloodfire Colossus is pretty similar in effect to Ryusei, the Falling Star. Ryusei's effect is slightly cheaper, though, as it doesn't require an activation cost and just has to die. Leyline Tyrant, Altar of Dementia and Impulsive Pilferer are also great, but all of mine are in other decks at the moment.

I'm not terribly interested in infinite/game-winning combos as a whole, so I'll have to pass on Thornbite Staff related stuff.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Feldon of the Third Path - Loran's Smile (v1.0)

3 weeks ago

Great list! I don't have time now to elaborate all the thoughts I have these suggestions, but maybe just take a look. I'll try to elaborate later:


Thornbite Staff

Phyrexian Altar

Ghired's Belligerence

Impulsive Pilferer

Ashnod's Altar

Leyline Tyrant

Scuttling Doom Engine


Altar of Dementia

Bloodfire Colossus

MaxymuzGG on Help optimizing my Wilhelt Precon

1 month ago

I've thought about the non target removal you mention.

I think I'm going to try and get combo and tutors piece by piece slowly....

Thinking of getting Phyrexian Altar, Poppet Stitcher  Flip and some tutors...

For creatures maybe Necroduality, Champion of the Perished and Relentless Dead

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