Phyrexian Altar

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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
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Phyrexian Altar

Artifact

Sacrifice a creature: Add one mana of any colour.

DawnsRayofLight on Chainer, Dementia Master

1 day ago

As someone who has played Chainer for close to a decade, I have some suggestions I would like to offer. (though everyone's decks run differently!)

34-35 lands is usually enough. I would recommend 34 with Agadeem's Awakening  Flip that gives you 5 spots:

In those spots:

Mana Crypt

Thought Vessel

Charcoal Diamond

Coldsteel Heart

Jet Medallion

(Or all the expensive artifacts like Grim Monolith or what have you)

In place of:

1x Cast Down--> Lethal Scheme: This card is amazing in any reanimator list

1x Culling the Weak--> Phyrexian Altar: you need more sac outlets with some staying power

1x Dismember--> Soul Transfer: seems janky, but versatile

1x Doom Blade--> Baleful Mastery: you can hit more with it.

1x Go for the Throat--> Infernal Grasp

1x Power Word Kill--> Deadly Rollick/Altar of Dementia: for a better killspell or for a sac outlet

1x Sacrifice--> Ashnod's Altar: need more sac outlets with staying power

1x Terror--> Meteor Golem: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

1x Victim of Night--> Karn Liberated: This guy helps so much with things Black cannot remove

Cruel Tutor--> Mikaeus, the Unhallowed: bonkers for some staying power, also has combo potential

Unmarked Grave--> Putrid Goblin: this or Walking Ballista are good for combos with Mikaeus. Putrid GOblin + Ashnod's Altar/Phyrexian Altar + Mikaeus = infinite mana (or sub ashnod's altar for mill).

Suggested Drops, see next list for suggested replacements

Blood Pet--> sort of an eh card, I might think of something with more oomph

Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip--> I do like her, she just never did anything when I ran her.

Ruthless Technomancer: I have debated a lot adding him, in something like Korvold, he is an all-star, in chainer, he can be good, but I would almost always rather have Disciple of Bolas

Skirge Familiar: I get the reason it is in here, but there are better cards.

Black Market: It's nice, but can be too slow.

Liliana of the Dark Realms: I just have never been a big fan, she feels too lackluster.

Final Parting: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Sidisi, Undead Vizier: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough

Rune-Scarred Demon: good card, but I feel you can part with some tutor because you have MORE than enough, there also some stronger creatures to fit in the spot.

Suggestions

Archon of Cruelty: expensive mana wise but an all star.

Kokusho, the Evening Star: has been in my deck from the beginning and has flat out won me games.

Brainstealer Dragon: seems janky, but I added to just try it and it has been amazing.

Black Market Connections: You need more draw (also helps with ramp)

Phyrexian Arena: You need more draw

Bolas's Citadel: an amazing card. Wins games all the time.

Disciple of Bolas: card draw and life gain

Fell Stinger: card draw

Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed: Great for recursion

Reanimate, Liliana, Death's Majesty, Living Death. and Animate Dead: it is good to have other means of reanimation if Chainer keeps getting removed (I also suggest sac outlets to help keep your creatures from getting exiled when they spot remove Chainer)

Hope this helps! Here is my list to maybe show you how I run the list: The True Meaning of Death and Taxes

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters 2022 Predictions and …

2 weeks ago

Has anyone seen the previews for this set? WotC has finally done it; they are reprinting Imperial Seal! I can hardly believe that they are doing that, but they are!

Also, they are reprinting Dockside Extortionist, Phyrexian Altar, Phyrexian Tyranny, Vedalken Orrery, Allosaurus Shepherd, and Bloom Tender! So much value in this set, and it is only the first day of previews! Is anyone else as excited for this set as am I?

Seansy on Land Mana Pie Chart

3 weeks ago

I meant to say repeatable tapping mana generation but it could also be non tapping mana too like Phyrexian Altar depending on how we want to define repeatable mana generation.

TypicalTimmy on Land Mana Pie Chart

3 weeks ago

Well, a fetch may be impossible. While an Evolving Wilds can tutor for any color and thus could, theoretically, be represented with all five, something such as Flooded Strand can fetch more than an or . You can fetch Indatha Triome and get or , neither of which are listed within the Plains or Island.

And then you run into the issue such as Dockside Extortionist. Does it count as all five colors, as well? What about Phyrexian Altar?

I think it simply complicates things too much. You could also always make custom categories.


# Additional Mana Sources
1x Arcane Signet

TypicalTimmy on Egg Crackin' Cause we Dragon Lackin'

1 month ago

If you add in Ashnod's Altar, Altar of Dementia or Phyrexian Altar, it'll give you free sac outlets that are both reliable and useful.

Parallel Lives, Anointed Procession and Primal Vigor also expand the number of egg tokens your Commander can create, helping out greatly. There's also Determined Iteration which is a very odd thing for red - as most red permanents / spells will cause the token to be exiled. In this case, it sacrifices it for you!

I wasn't sure if I saw Nesting Dragon, who will create Egg tokens. So I am suggesting that as well <3

Hope I helped! :D

killer_eye on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

1 month ago

Endurance is also a combo protection. Let’s say we have the Greater Good combo and about to cast our wincon let’s say we’re casting Phyrexian Altar or Altar of Dementia and opponent has a way to disrupt us either with counterspell or artifact removal. What we do is cast Endurance for free, shuffling our graveyard to bottom of our library and “restart” greater good combo and repeat the wincon attempt.

We can also sacrifice Endurance to Greater Good before resolving ETB of Endurance so that it will be included in the shuffle.

AscendedLandfalls on Korvold Treasure/Aristocrats

1 month ago

But if treasures you're looking for then I would suggest graveyard recursion for your Dockside Extortionist: Reanimate, Victimize, Phyrexian Altar, Underworld Breach to go along with the already suggested Mikaeus, the Unhallowed.

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