Phyrexian Arena

Phyrexian Arena

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Unformat Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Limited Legal
Arena Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Historic Legal

Phyrexian Arena occurrence in decks from the last year

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Phyrexian Arena Discussion

Lanzo493 on The First Sliver - A New Challenger Approaches

1 week ago

Adding on to what Doombeard1984 said, you can hyperlink a username the same way. [ [ username ] ]. Without the spaces. There’s a thing that says “comment tutorial” below the box you type a comment in that’ll give you even more tips.

Crop Rotation is good if you have multiple tutor targets, such as Ancient Tomb, Gaea's Cradle, Cavern of Souls and whatnot. Otherwise, I wouldn’t run it. I love Distant Melody. It’s great, but not as good as consistent card draw like Phyrexian Arena. Still great since the thing you need with The First Sliver is more slivers to cascade with.

Doombeard1984 on The First Sliver - A New Challenger Approaches

1 week ago

So if you put 2 ['s and then 2 ]'s before and after the card name, you will hyperlink the card. Vampiric Tutor and Worldly Tutor are really good. I run them myself. I don't run Crop Rotation myself as I feel I don't really want to be putting my lands in the graveyard. As for Distant Melody in a game of EDH, I would rather have constant sources of drawing, and card tutoring. Not a single use draw. Thinks like Phyrexian Arena, Greed or The Great Henge give you repetitive draws at a cost or a trigger. Just my opinion

Coward_Token on Kaldheim official spoilers

1 week ago

Cosmos Elixir: For better or worse, draws about as fast as Phyrexian Arena. Obviously a pretty nice alternative for mono- lifegain decks.

The Raven's Warning: the dreaded "one or more" templating strikes again; the is no winged Coastal Piracy (although you can increase the number of triggers with first strike/double strike/attacking multiple opponents). Surprised that the can't get stuff from exile. Also, not!Odin is projectile vomiting his bird onto some poor woman.

Doombeard1984 on The First Sliver - A New Challenger Approaches

2 weeks ago

So, let's have a look at the type of things you may want.

Lands: So, I can't afford OG duals really, but have found that shocks and fetches, coupled with the battlebond lands have kind of served me well. Fetches can get pricey, but you by no mean need them all. Having 5 or 6 fetches, all the shock lands (10 to 15 bucks each) and then filling it out with something like the battlebond lands can really sort you out. Cavern of Souls is always good, and can see you have one. Basically, lands coming into play untapped are much better. Quicker access to all that slivery goodness. Personally I would look to change those 3 colour tap lands and things like Rupture Spire piece at a time.

Ramp: So, as we are running 5 colour, we want to ramp and rock efficiently to get our board set ASAP. Chromatic Lantern is good, but I would replace the Pillar of Origins with an Arcane Signet. Its just better and less restrictive. For spells, Farseek, Nature's Lore, Three Visits and Skyshroud Claim all enable you to get land type lands. This will let you get your Breeding Pool or Godless Shrine as it has that land type. This is why shock lands (and to a lesser extent triomes) are so much better. You can even get these with the fetchlands too. Luckily, we also have Gemhide Sliver and Manaweft Sliver to turn all our slivers into our own Birds of Paradise

Slivers: So this is a big list here lol. I'm not going to try and write them all lol. I will say that I would cut several of the ones you have though. I would drop Virulent Sliver and replace with a Triumph of the Hordes. Combat tricks are good. Most of the Megantic Sliver effects I would drop I'm favour of things like Door of Destinies. Crystalline Sliver is great to protect your board a bit. Diffusion Sliver I can't see being relevant in a game of edh, and would rather take interaction like Counterspell etc. I think pairing back the creatures to the key ones is really important. Will free up space for stuff like card draw and interaction. Shifting Sliver is basically unblockable. Defo a good one. Necrotic Sliver means each sliver becomes a Vindicate at the cost of 2 and a sacrifice. Synapse Sliver is good to keep your hand full.

Other cards of note:

So just some good cards to consider.

Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Kindred Discovery card draw is important, The Great Henge your commander makes this cost , Phyrexian Arena again, card draw. Wrath of God, Blasphemous Act or other destroy boardwipes. If your stuff is indestructible, all good. Yawgmoth's Will pricey, but such a good answer if you are boardwiped etc. Patriarch's Bidding you are likely to pay off better than most.

I think that's all I got for now. Please look at other decks with slivers as well to get a good idea of the stuff out there. Hope this is a good start of things to look at

Valengeta on Thran: The Untold Saga Of Modern's Destruction

2 weeks ago

Hello, you deck looks really nice. I have some suggestions of cards for you to think about:

First, as mentioned before Leyline of the Void, Anguished Unmaking, Despark are good cards to consider, and I also think you should lose the Lingering Souls for something more useful to you. For the same 3 mana you could drop Phyrexian Arena, Grim Tutor, Crypt Incursion, a third Wrath of God or you could lower your curve and play Surgical Extraction, Extirpate, Smallpox, Inquisition of Kozilek, Castigate, Dark Confidant

Secondly I would like to recommend some artifact and enchantment removal, mostly for sideboard, since you are within the color range of dealing with those easily: Revoke Existence, Fragmentize, Heliod's Intervention, Demystify

Next I have some cards that protect you from Discard and Burn decks: Leyline of Sanctity, Witchbane Orb, Teyo, the Shieldmage or The Wanderer

Lastly, if you’re looking for more finishers, I’d also lose Sorin, Grim Nemesis for things like Necromancer's Covenant, Gideon of the Trials or a fourth Fall of the Thran and a Kaya, Orzhov Usurper

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