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Phage the Untouchable
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"Show us on the stuffy doll where she touched you."
"Here..."
"THAT'S A LIE! IF I TOUCHED HIM HE'D BE DEAD!"
"oh...case dismissed"
Posted By: mattblack04 (9/15/2011 12:29:55 AM)
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Best EDH general ever.
Posted By: Didinium (11/27/2012 12:41:13 PM)
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Donate. 'nuff said.
Posted By: Test-Subject_217601 (7/19/2010 9:22:00 PM)
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Elvish Piper and Ember Gale Without mana boosting, 6th turn standard win. With really good mana boosting, 3rd turn extended win, using Magus of the Vinyard, Mass Hysteria and Simian Spirit Guide. Best standard speed I can think of is 4th turn.
Posted By: Piechart (7/7/2009 5:55:40 AM)
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Ok first turn cast nothing so you can discard phage. Second turn drop one blue or black land and drop one mox jet or saphire. Play reanimate and get phage the untouchable and stifle. 3rd turn POSSIBLE realistic win. Yes i know black lotus would be nice but a poor man can dream eh. Yes i also know there are better 3 turn wins i like mine so bleah. P.S. MOX ARE ALOT CHEAPER THEN LOTUS THOUGH YOU KNOW MOX ARE STILL THE SAME AS A CAR PAYMENT AT LEAST MINE . <--- JUST A DRUNKEN DISCLAIMER
Posted By: Dayne80 (9/11/2009 12:55:53 AM)
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Re: comments by DarthExecutor & Synnestro: Elvish Piper allows you to play a card from your hand. Phage just says from your hand. It does not say anything about paying the mana cost, therefore you can play it using the Piper and not invoke the 'you lose the game' ability. As for Viridian Longbow's effect, it is not combat damage so the "ping" damage does not invoke Phage's ability either. That would be fun, though.:}
Posted By: Plantboy81 (7/19/2009 1:45:28 AM)
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One word wispersilk cloak that was 4 words
Posted By: yasin757 (8/19/2009 1:03:55 PM)
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Forget Trample...give her Viridian Longbow and you have "ping" for dead of your choice...slow and painful by killing your foe's creatures one at a time, or fast and merciless by going straight for them =P

INSTA-KILL!!
Posted By: Synnestro (7/17/2009 8:25:04 AM)
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You can't just cast NOTHING so you can discard a card on the first turn. If you go first you're going to only have 7 cards. I suppose if you go second you're allowed to choose not to put down a land, but you're whole strategy is very narrow, and practically never gonna happen.

The sheer amount of money you're talking about spending on those cards is ridiculous even without black lotus. You know what girls are, right?
Posted By: billpasdmf (10/5/2009 7:20:05 PM)
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Her + Viridian Longbow = WIN

I read some comments stating that this combo doesn't work but word for word, from Phage's Card text:
"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 game."

From Viridian Longbow Card text: "Equipped creature has "Tap: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player."

Unless 1 damage is not the same as 1 combat damage. In which case Whispersilk Cloak FTW! xD
Posted By: VegaSecureA (9/26/2010 4:32:31 PM)
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Gamecast, near-deathtouch, and gametouch
Posted By: j_mindfingerpainter (3/24/2014 6:15:26 PM)
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Phage on battlefield: "I play land, Groundswell, Mutagenic Growth, Berserk, and Glistening Oil. Entering combat, I attack you with phage for 20 points of trampling, infect, "I win the game damage"." This would likely never work but still, no kill like the overkill. Flash them a Fling if you feel like taking it a step further.
Posted By: TheDoomknight (2/12/2014 5:09:34 AM)
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Does not combo with Liliana Vess.
Posted By: Kaleidostorm (2/10/2014 9:33:58 PM)
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Bad card. People without hands like pirates can't play it.

-Swag_Crow
Posted By: Swag_Crow (1/23/2014 3:18:20 AM)
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Best EDH general ever
Posted By: SirLibraryEater (1/13/2014 12:52:20 PM)
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EDIT / UPDATE: I was wrong -- Karn Liberated's rulings clarify that restarting the game after exiling her means that you *DO* lose:

"After the pre-game procedure is complete, but before the new game's first turn, Karn's ability finishes resolving and the cards left in exile are put onto the battlefield. If this causes any triggered abilities to trigger, those abilities are put onto the stack at the beginning of the first upkeep step."
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She's cool, but I'm afraid of a card that lets a single Otherworldly Journey kill me.

BTW, Karn Liberated's ultimate works with her since she never "enters the battlefield" in that case.

Posted By: Paleopaladin (12/30/2013 6:39:50 PM)
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Insanity wolf:

Plays Phage the Untouchable as general.

Casts Phage from command zone.

Masticates furiously.
Posted By: BobbySinclair (12/16/2013 3:36:56 AM)
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Not only does this perfectly represent everything about black (extreme power with a risk attached), it's my new favorite card.

Not because it's good (and it is good), but because of how it makes people feel. When Phage comes out, everyone's nervous, but at the same time they're excitedly scheming on how to turn her against her caster. And boy are there so many ways to do this (target her with Banisher Priest, kill her and cast Living Death, give her persist or undying, or just steal her and swing in). It's not just some weird corner case; Phage will nearly always end the game, but you truly can never know exactly which way she'll swing. And when she does one-hit-kill your opponent, the game's done; I'd always rather be killed by her than some stupid drawn-out Erayo lock.

And just knowing she's in your opponent's deck is intimidating. Do you really want to cast that It That Betrays? That ... (see all)
Posted By: MisterAction (12/10/2013 12:02:16 AM)
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Discard her and have Lazav, Dimir Mastermind do her dirty work, cheaply and safely.
Posted By: jfre81 (12/7/2013 12:46:51 PM)
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@Bufzar Just to be pedantic, "phagein" is actually Greek. It means "to eat" or "to devour". The Latin word is "vorare", which is where we get things like Mortivore.
Posted By: VirusVescichetta (11/30/2013 12:23:48 AM)
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