Phyrexian Delver

Phyrexian Delver

Creature — Phyrexian Zombie

When Phyrexian Delver enters the battlefield, return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. You lose life equal to that card's converted mana cost.

Latest Decks as Commander

Phyrexian Delver Discussion

enpc on Henzie Hulk CEDH

15 hours ago

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista by itself doesn't form an infinite combo, while Ballista gets a +1/+1 counter, it also gets a static +1/+1 from Mike meaning that it won't die from removing all counters. You need to fetch something like Viscera Seer in addition (which comes to more than 6 mana), so you need to add Phyrexian Delver to your list to provide the intermediate step of getting it and seer, and then reanimate Hulk and sac it to get ballista and Mike.

Ardees on Meren of Clan Nel Toth EDH

2 months ago

Would recommend lowering your mana curve, increase the ramp base, and add some tutors.

I'd suggest playing all the one-mana elves (Llanowar Elves, Fyndhorn Elves, etc.) perhaps with the exception of Boreal Druid.

Run also Collector Ouphe and Manglehorn to slow down decks that heavily rely on artifacts, which is most decks at the current state of EDH.

Depending on your budget, you should definitely run Green Sun's Zenith and Worldly Tutor, and perhaps squeeze in a Profane Tutor. Also cheap pick ups that are a must are Unmarked Grave, Reanimate, and Animate Dead.

If you don't want to run infinites (like Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista), a nice non-infinite combo is Dauthi Voidwalker + Mindslicer + an infinite sac outlet (you should consider running also Carrion Feeder). Also if you run Phyrexian Delver, you can have your opponents lose around 20 life points each in a turn with Kokusho, the Evening Star (if Meren is also in play).

Cards I'd remove to accomodate the changes: Burning-Rune Demon, Khalni Ambush  Flip, Hagra Mauling  Flip, Dictate of Erebos, Read the Bones, Izoni, Thousand-Eyed, Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord, Tormod, the Desecrator, Springbloom Druid, Greater Good, Satyr Wayfinder.

I have a decklist which is semi-competitive and quite expensive, but I can guarantee it is nice to have the deck running faster, smoother, and without having your opponents targeting you as the archenemy form the beginning. Meren Surgical Toolbox [2K22].

multimedia on Bring out your Dead!

3 months ago

Hey, your deck is looking excellent and very powerful.

Isn't Junji, the Midnight Sky an upgraded Phyrexian Delver? Both are five drops too. With Hulk trigger you get Junji and Seer; Seer sacs Junji and you reanimate Hulk. All this is doing is adding Seer sac step instead of reanimating Hulk when Delver ETB which I think is fine. I think if you don't want to cut another card for Junji then Delver would be a fine cut.

Other possible cuts for Junji are Dimir House Guard or Dread Return. Guard is not needed as a four drop sac outlet because you have Yawgmoth and it's also not needed for transmute because you have better tutors including Sidisi. Dread is less good as reanimation if not playing heavy self-mill.

Some other upgrades to consider are Vile Entomber and Unmarked Grave? More entomb effects are excellent with Meren. She can reanimate or recur, but she needs help to get a creature into your graveyard. Entomber could replace Oakhame Adversary and Unmarked could replace Dread Return or Dimir House Guard.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Looking for a good card …

3 months ago

Looking at the selection of cards you mentioned, I'm assuming you're talking commander?

Phyrexian Delver is a great reanimator creature.

A black creature that reanimates something on death seems hard to find. If tokens are fine, there's always Doomed Dissenter. Other cards that roughly meet your criteria are Nether Traitor, Nullpriest of Oblivion, Order of Midnight, Pitkeeper, Silversmote Ghoul, Undead Butler and Veinwitch Coven.

SirHerpaderp on Bring out your Dead!

3 months ago


I'm super excited for the new dragon; I already added it into the decks description since it's a nice midrange value card and a second Phyrexian Delver for my main combo.

brantsilvester on [EDIT] Mikaeus, the Unhallowd + …

4 months ago

One thing to mention on setup for this combo is Protean Hulk and a way to get it into the graveyard once can set this up all for infinite damage by itself. Play Protean Hulk and use any sac/destroy effect to get it into the graveyard. Search for Phyrexian Delver and Viscera Seer. Put those into play and bring Protean Hulk back into play from the Delver's trigger. Sac the Hulk and search for Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Walking Ballista. You then have a 3 combo pieces for infinite damage in one main phase. Complicated and the triggers can be responded to but it works.

maverin on Tasigur cEDH Brew

5 months ago

There is a Pod version of this deck focusing on trying to fill up your graveyard to use Neoform, Eldritch Evolution, Fiend Artisan and Birthing Pod to sac your creatures (especially Tasigur) for spicy tutors. This build would need far more creatures and a lot less spells and might not be cEDH power level.

Creatures: Devoted Druid, Scavenging Ooze, Collector Ouphe, Bloom Tender, Destiny Spinner, Fiend Artisan, Bone Shredder, Manglehorn, Opposition Agent, Yisan, Wanderer Bard, Oakhame Adversary, Tendershoot Dryad, Phyrexian Delver.

7 mana payoffs for sacrificing Tasigur: Hullbreaker Horror, Nyxbloom Ancient, Protean Hulk 8 mana payoffs for sacrificing Tasigur: Tidespout Tyrant, Razaketh, the Foulblooded

Load more