Phyrexian Crusader


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Rare

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Phyrexian Crusader

Creature — Zombie Knight

First strike, protection from red and from white

Infect (This creature deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to players in the form of poison counters.)

Phyrexian Crusader Discussion

YuiHirasawa on Mardu Knights

2 weeks ago

I don't think Syr Gwyn is quite the pure "aggro" deck. Considering the relatively high cost of the commander and the fact that you need to cast equipments to make use of her, I think this deck should lean more towards a "Midrange Aggro" deck.

With that in mind, I don't think

Walking Atlas , Weaselback Redcap , Venerable Knight , Smitten Swordmaster , Foulmire Knight Quite make the cut. They are low cost, but also very low in value.

I think a cool idea would be to include some Knights that have protection against colors, so that your opponents cannot block. White Knight , Black Knight , Silver Knight , Knight of Malice , Knight of Grace , Mirran Crusader , Phyrexian Crusader are good examples.

There are also a lot of knights that provide a lot of value Puresteel Paladin or card draw, Hero of Bladehold for more aggro power.

I also think you should pick and choose your equipments. There are a lot of good equipments, but running all of them might prevent you from getting to your knights or even be clunky.

Just my 2 cents

Unlife on How good is infect?

3 weeks ago

I've been playing Sultai infect for a while now (converted over from simic), and I've been enjoying it a lot. More evasion with Plague Stinger is nice, and having Phyrexian Crusader in the sideboard is a welcome addition. You als get more removal with things like Abrupt Decay or Assassin's Trophy . It can be explosive, or it can be grindy depending on side and mainboard tech (I run a few extra creatures).

TheDeckMaker2300 on Syr Gwyn - Brawl to EDH Upgrade l The Command Zone

4 weeks ago

There’s so many errors but you did a good job though

1 The biggest mistake by far is you failed to give a sunforger package in this list

2 Bloodforged Battle-Axe is definatly missing in the list you can get a army of these axes

3 same with Sword of the Animist auto include in a equipment focus deck

4 you guys didn’t put into factor quite a bit of cards will be cut since quite a bit are not even close to very useful in edh

5 while not a perfect upgrade but Haakon, Stromgald Scourge should definatly be in it it makes all knights very very hard to kill

Oh I do have a hidden gem idea for the deck it’s call Angel of Glory's Rise and here’s why if you look at the creature types of all the knights a vast majority are humans so it will get most of your knights out of the yard

Secondly Phyrexian Crusader is a knight with infect so you could kill people very fast with it

NickyBolas on Rayami Keywords

2 months ago

For cuts, i'd think about removing reach creatures as that ability is worthless once you have flying already.


Then I'd cut down creatures that aren't that great in their own and are just in her for redundancy like

You might also want to as m switch stronghold assassin to Attrition and run Viscera Seer as a reliable and continual sac engine.

Also, if you're feeling spicy, you can run Killing Wave . You can use it offensively to drain opponents, it just as a "sac any number of you creatures" for a single {B}, since you can cast it for X=0 and still choose to not pay for each of your creatures.

pr0mille on Budget Infect

5 months ago

Sculpted the deck a bit based on suggestions. Thanks btw. :) Still wondering about options for countering, creatures ( Blight Mamba , Phyrexian Crusader , Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon , Ichorclaw Myr , etc.), protecting the creatures ( Dive Down , Mizzium Skin , etc.), penetration ( Artful Dodge , etc.), boost ( Larger Than Life , Predator's Strike , more Vines of Vastwood , etc.), mana base, etc. Sideboard needs overhaul too. Phew!

pressh128 on BR INFECT

6 months ago

Phyrexian Crusader is pro white and red. You can nit pick its weaknesses, but overall seems good against removal. Just get a Cavern of Souls naming Zombos and you should be set.

DuTogira on Stoneforge Mystic: how to use ...

7 months ago

PlatinumOne what if you don't have Sigarda's Aid in play? None of the equipment carriers that you just mentioned, save for maybe puresteel, are good enough to warrant playing on their own. An equipment deck needs to use its equipment to help already good creatures hit an even higher ceiling. I'd argue that the only creatures that modern has that fit that bill are Mirran Crusader and Phyrexian Crusader , MAYBE with Puresteel Paladin (but he's far better in Cheerios where he can be a draw engine). Maybe Sram, Senior Edificer makes its way into modern equipment lists too... but I'm gonna hold onto my skepticism because I've gotten stuck in modern goldfish bowls a few too many times to jump into a new one so eagerly.

DuTogira on Stoneforge Mystic: how to use ...

7 months ago

Given how lackluster modern's "stick holders" are in general, I think SFM is either fetching up top-end equipment to close out games ( Batterskull specifically), OR specifically Sword of the Meek as a good tutor for that part of the thopter sword combo.
The swords of X and Y are good, but modern has too much good removal relative to the mana costs of the swords for me to believe they'll make a deck T1. Assassin's Trophy , Abrupt Decay , Cindervines , all creature removal in response to attempts to equip... I don't see the swords overcoming the huge tempo disadvantage that they represent when combined with the fact that you need to have a living, unequipped creature to equip them to. That's a huge ask in modern which STILL loses to a Reality Smasher .
I guess you could rock Mirran Crusader and Phyrexian Crusader with the swords and SFM, but at that point you're so all in on the equipment strategy that you're really playing B/W equipment midrange, and not any other strategy. I'm not sure that B/W equipment midrange is good enough to be a top tier deck. Don't get me wrong, it has all the potential (good removal from Path to Exile / Fatal Push , hand disruption from Black), but it lacks card draw, and that's a huge problem for a deck that's trying to put sticks on creatures. Your creatures start counting for 2 cards instead of 1, which makes a B/W midrange deck have to fight an uphill value battle against decks that will undoubtedly be faster.
Batterskull as a new control wincon is fine. Having 1-2 Vigilant, lifelinking beaters that can dodge relevant removal at instant speed is nuts for a control deck. Cheating those in for 2 at instant speed is definitely the nuts.
As far as thopter sword goes ( Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry )... The deck struggles to find its combo components in time, and being able to replace some of your Muddle the Mixture / Whir of Invention // Gifts Ungiven s (which are good cards but super slow tempo wise) with a body that blocks and tutors for just ? That sounds good, and might just be the push the deck needs to really hit the competitive scene.

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