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 Post subject: Phage the Untouchable. Can't touch this.
AgePosted: 2014-Feb-08 3:44 am 

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Heyo! First deck I've ever posted here, hope you guys like the idea and can give me some suggestions! The commander is Phage the untouchable.

One of the best parts of the deck is that it is almost always underestimated and looked down upon in new playgroups. Why? Because as anyone who's familiar with commander knows, your commander starts in your command zone, and with Phage, casting her from the command zone will, under normal circumstances, kill you.

This unfortunate side affect of using her can be avoided however, if you get creative and look at a lot of cards, there is actually a surprising number of ways one can safely get her ouy of the command zone. I haven't included all of them in my list, as some of them are just so impractical that it's ridiculous, such as Lich's mirror. I have however put in, in my opinion, the most reliable and efficient ways, and here they are with an explanation of how they work:

Platinum Angel cast Phage, her trigger will resolve as normal, but won't kill you.
Give Abyssal persecutor to an opponent via endless whispers, then cast Phage.
Sundial of the infinite lets you end the turn in response to her triggered ability, thus saving you.
Torpor orb Stops the trigger from ever happening.
thrulll wizard and withering boon counter Phage, then bring her back to your hand with something like Volrath's stronghold and then cast her again safely.

After Phage is out of the command zone, the hardest part is complete, after that we can either use one of our many cards that give unblockable to one shot opponents one by one, or we can give phage to an opponent via endless whispers and have her trigger kill them (assuming we don't have Torpor orb out.

So with that said, here's the list, I hope you like it.

Creature (19)

Abyssal Persecutor
Bloodgift Demon
Cabal Interrogator
Chainer, Dementia Master
Crypt Ghast
Dimir House Guard
Erebos, God of the Dead
Gravedigger
Guardian Beast
Magus of the Coffers
Mindslicer
Myojin of Night's Reach
Netherborn Phalanx
Nirkana Revenant
Phyrexian Obliterator
Phyrexian Revoker
Platinum Angel
Sadistic Hypnotist
Thrull Wizard

Instant (6)

Diabolic Edict
Sewers of Estark
Shred Memory
Sudden Spoiling
Vampiric Tutor
Withering Boon

Sorcery (20)

All Is Dust
Beseech the Queen
Chainer's Edict
Cruel Tutor
Damnation
Decree of Pain
Demonic Collusion
Demonic Tutor
Diabolic Tutor
Dimir Machinations
Exsanguinate
Ghoulcaller's Chant
Head Games
Hymn to Tourach
Life's Finale
Morbid Plunder
Mutilate
Overwhelming Forces
Perish the Thought
Plague Wind

Artifact (13)

Caged Sun
Darksteel Plate
Gilded Lotus
Lightning Greaves
Nevinyrral's Disk
Oblivion Stone
Pithing Needle
Sensei's Divining Top
Sol Ring
Sundial of the Infinite
Swiftfoot Boots
Torpor Orb
Whispersilk Cloak

Enchantment (5)

Endless Whispers
Lethal Vapors
Necropotence
No Mercy
Phyrexian Arena

Planeswalker (1)

Liliana Vess

Land (35)

Bojuka Bog
Buried Ruin
Cabal Coffers
Haunted Fengraf
Reliquary Tower
Rogue's Passage
Shizo, Death's Storehouse
23 Swamp
Thespian's Stage
Unholy Grotto
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
Vesuva
Volrath's Stronghold


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 Post subject: Re: Phage the Untouchable. Can't touch this.
AgePosted: 2014-Feb-08 4:42 pm 
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Looks like a nice list, though you'd best watch when you "go for it" with Phage. Krosan Grip your Torpor Orb in response to you casting your general makes you a saaaaaaaad panda.

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 Post subject: Re: Phage the Untouchable. Can't touch this.
AgePosted: 2014-Feb-08 11:19 pm 

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Location: uranus
Sid the Chicken wrote:
Looks like a nice list, though you'd best watch when you "go for it" with Phage. Krosan Grip your Torpor Orb in response to you casting your general makes you a saaaaaaaad panda.


Yeah, I've definitely lost a few games that way! xD
Another silly way to lose is getting hit with a mind slaver, or sorin markovs ultimate.

To help deal with these situations I run cards like mindslicer and myojin of nights reach. The idea is to, hopefully, flush artifact removal and the like from my opponents hands prior to casting Phage. I also have Guardian beast, which is, in my opinion, the best thing mono black has to protect its artifacts.


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AgePosted: 2014-Feb-21 5:23 am 
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So weird of an idea for an EDH but so very cool at the same time.

Dash Hopes with/or instead of Withering Boon. Everything else looks good.

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