Phyrexian Obliterator

Phyrexian Obliterator

Creature — Horror


Whenever a source deals damage to Phyrexian Obliterator, that source's controller sacrifices that many permanents.

Phyrexian Obliterator Discussion

Icaruskid on Drink Death Like Wine

1 month ago

Super fun deck! Made me think about Bontu the Glorified and Phyrexian Obliterator.

CommanderNeyo on Mono Black Beatdown

1 month ago

You should consider add Arena to abuse with Phyrexian Obliterator

wereotter on What are the best defensive …

1 month ago

Dread is No Mercy on a body.

Stormtide Leviathan and Blazing Archon simply say "you may not"

Archangel of Tithes and Windborn Muse both have similar effects that make easier to attack someone else, while Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker and Phyrexian Obliterator drive that point home even further.

But if you want the carrot rather than the stick, there's Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Karazikar, the Eye Tyrant to offer up cards for attacking your opponents instead. And related to Karazikar's goading ability Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can help you keep your opponent open if you're going wide, and Marisi, Breaker of the Coil is that same ability but even stronger as you only need to connect with one creatre.

Platinum Angel and Platinum Emperion make attacking you pointless unless you can also deal with them.

Sevinne, the Chronoclasm make an excellent blocker, and both Angus Mackenzie and Lady Evangela offer fog and fog-light effects on your commmander.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails works similarly to Mother of Runes if you have the mana to pour into it, and Giver of Runes will protect something else in a way similar to mom.

Pairing together first strike with deathtouch is always a good method too, Glissa, the Traitor has this on her own, but it doesn't take much work for Kathril, Aspect Warper to do the same.

Pikobyte on What are the best defensive …

1 month ago

Surprised nobody mentioned Phyrexian Obliterator . While it’s not the strongest Blocker it really makes opponents think about atacking you

RNR_Gaming on Fight

2 months ago

I remember my 1st gp. Phyrexian Obliterator was the new hot spyce. I was on GB devotion. It was a tad sub optimal because I couldn't afford fetches at the time but man was it still fun.

wallisface on Casually Creative?

2 months ago

I think it is easily possible to be creative and maintain a competitive deck, but it does take a good level of card-evaluation. Some cards will always be bad and aren’t worth considering. And some creative ventures need to take slight concessions to maintain power.

Almost all of my decks have been spawned from a place of creativity, while maintaining as much competitive power as possible, and the results have been strong:

  • I had built hardened scales as a deck looong before it was in the meta, or even a deck in general. I’m sure I wasn’t the first - but this was still a 100% creative venture that ended up becoming near-top-tier.

  • likewise, I’ve had this brew for a very long while, and did see someone make top8 in a televised competitive event with a very similar list years on. It’s a deck that has done me very well (though is increasingly struggling versus all of whites new exile effects).

  • I brewed a fight deck built around forcing the opponent to sac things to Phyrexian Obliterator . Yes, it does look very close to a typical Rock deck, but concessions had to be made for power here, and the end result is that I can still get fight-related wins while maintaining deck power.

  • I have had great success with an esper taxes brew that has far more good matchups than bad ones.

  • My most recent bout of creative deck building is in this -1/-1 counter themed deck. So far, playtesting it a bunch at my local store, and on mtgo, it seems to have a good win percentage, though does have a few terrible matchups (like Tron).

Overall, my belief is there is nothing stopping people from creating new and inventive builds - but you can’t expect any dumb gimmick to work, and also ensuring the deck performs well takes a LOT of playtesting and fine tuning (you’re going to lose lots of games till you figure out how to make it work).

Edit: to answer your bonus question, yes :)

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

2 months 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.


Nick_V on CEDH Tergrid, God of Fright

2 months ago

Couple of changes:

Necropotence over Phyrexian Arena Just more impactful, its online right away.

Necrogoyf over Phyrexian Obliterator For the same reason as above, Obliterator is situational (no one is going to purposely just hand you a bunch of free stuff) he feels like 5 damage or a blocking deterrent at best and necro is on plan right away. I can also value him in off madness.

Living Death feels weak and might need to go. Maybe a good place for Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Direct damage and some life replenishment.

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