Phyrexian Rager

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Premodern Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Phyrexian Rager

Creature — Phyrexian Horror

When Phyrexian Rager enters the battlefield, you draw a card and you lose 1 life.

Unlife on Pattern Recognition #255 - Queza, …

2 months ago

Definitely a fun commander to build around, I like the passively consistent role she plays out on the battlefield, no matter what happens, even in top deck mode, as long as she's out there, your opponents are losing bit by bit by bit each turn. My own build of her was for pEDH, so walls, fogs, and draw spells with a touch of extort, just keep her alive and keep draining everyone.

I know its based on what you have, but I'd swap Phyrexian Rager for Notion Thief. It not only can draw you more than one card, but it keeps those pesky opponents from drawing any extras.

multimedia on Infectious Invasion

3 months ago

Hey, good start. To help with deck building add 36 lands, even just basic Swamps to start, to see how many deck spots you have left to fill? How about the name Infectious Invasion?

Other areas to help improve gameplay are more ramp sources and more draw sources. Sheoldred is 7 mana you'll want ramp to consistently cast her as well as cast many high mana cost infect creatures. Dark Ritual, Defiler of Flesh and Culling the Weak are good, but consider more?

Black does well with mana efficient draw for the cost of life or a permanent. Weatherlight Compleated looks to be powerful, but slow and Phyrexian Rager is subpar, consider more draw?

Infect gives poison counters to players when any type of damage is done by the creature with infect, not just combat damage. Vindictive Vampire when it has infect gives each opponent a poison counter when a creature you control dies.

Good luck with your deck.

thijmnesoy on Can You Smell What the Rock is Cooking..In Pauper?

8 months ago

I don't know if the 2/2 body of Phyrexian Rager is important, but Dusk Legion Zealot from Rivals of Ixalan might be an even better substitute for Dark Confidant

legendofa on Praetors before Phyrexia

8 months ago

Are the praetors compleated versions of humans/humanoids, original creations made by Phyrexians or Phyrexia itself, or something else? Where did the praetors come from?

Elesh Norn is roughly human, give or take a gigantic head crest. Likely of humanoid origin.

Jin-Gitaxias has the basic head, torso, two arms, two legs, but that's as human as he gets. Pure Phyrexian?

Sheoldred is humanoid torso on arachnid- or crustacean-based abdomen. Probably humanoid origin, modified in a similar way to Phyrexian Gargantua or Phyrexian Rager here or here.

Urabrask is quadrupedal, but all I get from the card art is a big, muscular, metal-plated thing with a long whippy tail. Maybe a completed beast of some sort? Does another card have a better view? The Planeswalker's Guide to New Phyrexia art implies some measure of bipedalness.

Vorinclex is my most complete theory, and therefore most likely to be way off base. I think Vorinclex is a completed Fangren of some type (Firstborn, Hunter, Marauder, Pathcutter). The head is similar enough, although Vorinclex's crest is hugely exaggerated and fused with the shoulder plates. With the limbs partially skeletonized and reinforced, and additional body mass including a secondary set of arms, I think a Fangren could be twisted into Vorinclex relatively easily.

ScionsStillLive on Nicol Bolas, the Ravager

1 year ago

After looking at the decklist, I have some suggestions:

Cards to take out: Hellkite Punisher costs too much and is only a slightly bigger Shivan Dragon

Lathliss, Dragon Queen could work well in a more dragon-based deck, but it is unlikely to create many tokens in this deck

Liliana's Steward is too underwhelming of an ability to be used effectively. Same with Phyrexian Rager

You already have a lot of bounce spells, so Man-o'-War is not necessary and doesn't serve much else function as a creature

Boros Signet doesn't work in this deck because of commander colour identity

Mishra's Bauble is also a quite underwhelming card and not that useful

Rakdos Locket, Izzet Locket, and Mana Geode have better alternatives, as far as mana cost goes

Switcheroo also has better alternatives, ability and mana-wise

There are a few other cards that could be taken out, but I'm mainly highlighting the ones that should be taken out.

Cards to put in:

More removal like Cast Down and Terminate could replace a couple of bounce cards

Cards like In Bolas's Clutches and Control Magic could be considered if you want to have some more options for stealing creatures

The lockets and geode we took out earlier could be replaced with cards like Izzet Signet and other cheaper rocks

Try adding some more lands, 26 lands is not enough for a Commander deck. It is recommend to have around 35-38 lands, depending on your curve

Other than that, the deck seems fine. This deck has a lot of potential, if done right!

Nicklaffy2302 on Mono Black Devotion Reanimation

1 year ago

Hey michaelqdoherty, thanks for the suggestions!

Initially, I wanted to get Gary back using Tortured Existence , but I am realizing I probably only need one in the deck, and wouldn't mind finding room for some Exhume . I feel Lampad of Death's Vigil , would be a possible replacement for Phyrexian Rager as I already have a fair amount of card draw.

Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

1 year 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.


BrassLord on What We Tap in the Shadows

1 year ago

Vampire Lacerator is decent if you're going aggro vamps. Also Ruthless Ripper in the sideboard is decent!

Dusk Legion Zealot is like a vampire Phyrexian Rager that comes out a turn earlier.

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