Phyrexian Hulk

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Phyrexian Hulk

Artifact Creature — Phyrexian Golem

Caerwyn on Questions regarding color identity/color interaction

1 year ago

In the future, please use the Rules Q&A section of the site if you have questions about rules, cards or card interactions. That section has some added functionalities, like the ability to "mark as answer" a question and indicate you had your question resolved. I went ahead and moved it for you.

Moving on to your questions:

Question 1: You are incorrect in your understanding. Jodah provides an alternative cost for a spell, but does not change the mana cost of the spell, nor does it change the colour of a spell. A Phyrexian Hulk cast with Jodah's ability will still have a mana cost of 6 and it will still be a colorless spell.

As such, you cannot use Obsidian Obelisk's "mana of any color" ability to cast non-multicoloured cards with Jodah and you will not receive triggers on cards like Mana Cannons and Widespread Thieving.

Question 2: Faeburrow Elder only looks at color, not color identity (it does not specifically say "color identity" akin to Command Tower). As such, with only those two permanents there would not be any Black mana added.

Caerwyn on I really miss flavor text

1 year ago

You can still find plenty of great flavour text - they just tend to be on cards other than the legendary creatures. That means most of the great flavour text is constrained to bulk cards, but that has always been the case.

Now, just doing a quick survey of older sets, it does appear Legendary Creatures used to have a higher proportion of cards with flavour text. They also had a higher proportion of unplayable or mechanically uninteresting Legendary Creatures. Those are not unrelated data points - more rules text on a card means more mechanical complexity, but it also cuts out your ability to include reminder text.

Just looking at Brother’s War, plenty of playable cards have fantastic flavour text - though Unearth, with its long reminder text, and Prototype’s formatting both cut into the space on bulk cards some. My personal favourite from the set would be the depressing solemnity of Calamity's Wake, particularly with how it plays with the art of that card.

Now, I will say that I probably read less flavour text now than in the past - but that has more to do with Wizards’ endless spoiler season making me less inclined to sit down and read bulk cards for their rules and flavour texts.

TheOfficialCreator on I solved mana screw and …

1 year ago

But here's the thing. Noone will run Phyrexian Hulk. If anything, the mana-screwing will just push already-powerful colorless cards further up into the mainstream. Why run Phyrexian Hulk when you can run Wurmcoil Engine?

On that note, Mystic Forge/The Reality Chip/Bolas's Citadel decks would accelerate and dominate the format if left unchecked.

estoner on I solved mana screw and …

1 year ago

Correct, what this is trying to do is enable players to run bad cards like Phyrexian Hulk as counterplay to being color-screwed, as opposed to the way things are now where being mana-screwed or flooded is just something that happens.

If we can create a workable form of manabase rules, you wouldn't even need to play best-of-three, because the amount of non-games would be severely reduced. What we should be aiming for with MTG is a ruleset so tight that it could be played as a table game like craps or poker. Instead, WOTC is going in the opposite direction, adding additional game pieces and extra decks and like fifteen kinds of tokens.

How many cards are you allowed to run in EDH right now, like 140? Attractions, multiple commanders, maybe a wishboard? That's nonsensical. MTG already appeals to math nerds and professional gamblers, and it could corner the market with minor alterations.

If you look at a game like Street Fighter, the skill ceiling is immense, but nobody is forcing players to go pro. You can still have fun playing casually. MTG should be more like that: support extremely high-level play while still allowing casual formats as a side thing

TheOfficialCreator on I solved mana screw and …

1 year ago

Under the default rules, cards like Bronze Horse exist because creatures used to be much, MUCH weaker. Phyrexian Hulk is another example of this. But power creep has made creatures like Bronze Horse irrelevant, phased out by much more powerful 7-drops like Bane of Bala Ged, Ruin Processor, or a 6-drop like Wurmcoil Engine.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

2 years ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.


Caerwyn on Random Favorite Cards

5 years ago

Amusingly, one of mine is Phyrexian Hulk as well, though a different edition than the one you linked. The flavour extol the 7th Edition printing has always amused me.

Some other favourites are Battle of Wits and Karona, False God - I have always been a sucker for difficult to build around cards.

Then there are the older style of sliver. That entire tribe would make my nostalgic list - everyone I knew who was playing during Scourge had a sliver deck, leading to some very interesting games with out-of-control lording.

Will361405 on Random Favorite Cards

5 years ago

So I have a card that is special to me for literally no reason other than it was my first favorite card, and I always loved it. Phyrexian Hulk it's not very good, but I loved it a ton when I first started playing. I was wondering what are some nostalgic cards for you all, for whatever reason. Also I wasn't sure if this was the place to put this but I hope it was lol

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