Unsung Heroes: Phyrexian Reclamation

city of shakarI know I’ve failed to update this bit regularly for even two weeks in a row. So sue me, I’ve had things to do (beers to drink, that is).

This week’s unsung hero is my very favourite EDH card of all time: Phyrexian Reclamation! Despite being printed in one of the Commander preconstructed decks, it has only found its way into 8% of all black EDH decks, according to EDHrec. Granted, not all EDH decks play enough creatures to make it viable, but I’d say any deck with around 20 creatures or more should play it – it is pure value.

phyrexianreclamation.hqPerhaps one plays in a meta full of graveyard hate, in which case, stop playing graveyard decks, laugh at your opponents’ dead cards for a few weeks, and then sleeve up those Phyrexian Reclamations once everyone cuts the graveyard hate from their decks. Small metagames tend to be self-adjusting in these ways and in my world, the best thing one can do is to make sure you play Phyrexian Reclamation as often as possible.

Phyrexian Reclamation is love, Phyrexian Reclamation is life. And also this week’s Unsung Hero. Take a bow, Phyrexian Reclamation!

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  1. psykopatmullvad

     /  October 28, 2015

    I need to play this card more. But i have no decks where it fits in really good. Zurgo has to few creatures, Berit is the same. Krenko isnt black. Mabye i need to squeeze it in into my 4th deck (still building) 😀

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  2. Grim Lavamancer

     /  October 28, 2015

    A bit suspicious that you put a card called “Phyrexian Reclamation” under Unsung HEROES, don’t you think? The Phyrexians are not heroes, only a bad guy would view them as such. Have you, in fact, been a bad guy this whole time? If so, stand still for a while, redemption only costs R and two cards from the graveyard.

    Jokes aside though the card is very powerful. It even does fairly well against graveyard hate since you can always answer it by returning the creature about to be removed to your hand.

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