Command Tower (EDH/Commander)[SCD] Phyrexian Processor

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[SCD] Phyrexian Processor

Post #1 by DarthStabber » Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:59 am

So I've been kicking around the idea of phyrexian processor as massive threat generator, but don't currently have a deck in which it would be a natural fit. My question is thus twofold: does this have legs enough to make a reasonable wincon, and if so in what kind of shell? My first thought was derevi, but I think there's another angle I'm missing.
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Post #2 by Jack » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:44 am

I know it's fantastic in Trostani.
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Post #3 by Manasjap » Wed Mar 19, 2014 7:37 pm

I also run it in Trostani, it's amazing. Not sure about other shells though.

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Post #4 by Stardust » Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:25 pm

I've seen it in Oloro, Derevi and years ago in Stonebrow. The Stonebrow deck was going hard aggro and generally did a pretty good job of giving that 20/20 token haste and trample. I've never really felt the need to add it to my decks, but it's not bad. Quite a beating if you can gain that life back with Children of Korlis or Eternity Vessel. Even better if you can follow it up with a Soul Conduit (never seen that happen, but I have dreams).

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Post #5 by Azrael » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:10 am

Not much to add in terms of scope of where to run it - I've used it in monoblack (a lifegain intensive version), Derevi, and Zur. I don't use it in Oloro, b/c I run Felidar Sovereign there, and it's hard to argue with that. Maybe I should do both anyways though.

In terms of how good it is - it's definitely not the worst threat you could pick even in a deck that isn't specifically built around it. It's not very mana intensive at all for the amount of damage and pressure it provides, and at times, it may actually save you more life with blockers than it costs you to sac. There's nothing that says you have to burn a quarter of your life only to walk into someone's Disenchant. Kind of an expensive Icy Manipulator, but at 5 life, 6 life? Still not a bad investment for the mana cost, and probably produces favorable trades more often than chump blocks.

If you do have ways to abuse it/tutor it/build around it, it can be
one of the more devastating win cons in the format. Definitely a skill-tester in terms of how much life to pay, and when to play it, though.

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Post #6 by Alex » Fri May 16, 2014 2:13 am

I'm late, but I'll chime in - this card is sweet.

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Post #7 by DroppinSuga » Fri May 16, 2014 3:58 pm

Oloro seems like such a natural home for this. Or you could play it with Zedruu and pay 0 and just use it draw cards

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