You WIN the GAME if she hits? Sounds amazing,
right? However, you LOSE if she comes into play
from anywhere other than being played from your
hand. The trouble with that is a little card
called Delay. You see, if Phage gets Delayed,
then in three turns she comes into play from
somewhere other than your hand, and you lose.
So, as long as Time Spiral block is still
Standard legal, Phage isn't safe to use.
In casual or limited, however, it's one of the
most fun cards there is. Sure the mana cost is
steep, but it's worth it to WIN the game.
Tuesday - Phage
She wasn't used much due to Astral Slide being
popular in Onslaught block, and now you've got
to worry about decks like Blink Touch and any
other decks involving the use of that popular
card. She might go up in value after Ravnica
rotates out, because Blink Touch basically goes
with it, but that's not for another couple of
months. A game-winning card if you can drop her
and give her unblockability, but that's assuming
you can actually cast her, because you can't
reanimate her. Right now, not worth it at all.
In casual she can be fun. Just watch out for
In limited, a bomb, since you don't have to
worry about Blink. Just make sure you have
enough black to play her.
Constructed - 2
Casual - 4
Limited - 4.5
You'd be surprised how many people read Phage's
rules text selectively and try to Zombify her. I
doubt Phage will ever make a big impact in
constructed, but she is extra super cool. She'll
always be a casual favorite with cards like
Whispersilk Cloak, Loxodon Warhammer, and Shizo,
Death's Storehouse, and I think it might be an
understatement to call her a must-be-blocked
creature in limited events (despite her
super-heavy-black mana cost).
Oh, and that issues with her rules text and
Zombify helps highlight the importance of
for just over 5 years
-Playing MTG for just over 10
Phage the Untouchable
Someone had this in a sneak attack deck and
could sneak him in and end you game if you were
not careful. If another way to get him in
without paying the hefty 4 black + 3 colorless
(yikes) cost, then this guy may see play.
However, with that cost, he is combo only.
Constructed: 3 (only in the combo deck)
Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Creature - Minion
When Phage the Untouchable comes into play, if
you didn't play it from
your hand, you lose the game.
Whenever Phage deals combat damage to a
creature, destroy that creature.
It can't be regenerated.
Whenever Phage deals combat damage to a player,
that player loses the
In constructed, it can't be reanimated (well,
except with Body Double),
it costs a lot and Delay makes its owner lose
the game. That means this
is totally unplayable.
Casual-wise, this still costs a lot, but I like
its flavour. In limited,
this will just get gang-blocked, netting a 2 for
1 or something so it's
not really worth the 7 mana.
It also seems weird to me how the first ability
states Phage's full
card name whereas the second and third one does
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