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Phyrexian Mana
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Mechanic
Introduced New Phyrexia
Last Used Commander 2019
Statistics
36 cards
{W} 13.9% {U} 13.9% {B} 16.7% {R} 16.7% {G} 13.9% {artifact symbol} 25%
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oracle:"Phyrexian Mana"

The Phyrexian mana version of the Magic mana pentagon.

Phyrexian mana symbols ({W/P}, {U/P}, {B/P}, {R/P}, {G/P}) were introduced in New Phyrexia as a novel mechanic.[1][2] It reappeared in Unstable and Commander 2019.

Description[]

The Phyrexian mana symbols are represented by the Greek letter "phi" (ϕ) on colored backgrounds, and denote a cost that may be paid with either 2 life or mana of the color of the background color of the symbol. The generic {P} symbol is used in rules text for any of the five Phyrexian mana symbols.

Magic Head Designer Mark Rosewater noted that Phyrexian mana is similar to normal mana costs but affords additional flexibility to players, allowing them to reduce costs as well as to play with effects from other colors of the Color Pie.[3]

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (September 24, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Phyrexian Mana Symbol
A mana symbol that represents a cost that can be paid either by spending colored mana or by paying life. See rule 107.4.

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (September 24, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

Phyrexian Symbol
A symbol used in rules text to represent any of the five Phyrexian mana symbols. See rule 107.4g.

From the Comprehensive Rules (September 24, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 107.4f Phyrexian mana symbols are colored mana symbols: {W/P} is white, {U/P} is blue, {B/P} is black, {R/P} is red, and {G/P} is green. A Phyrexian mana symbol represents a cost that can be paid either with one mana of its color or by paying 2 life.

    Example: {W/P}{W/P} can be paid by spending {W}{W}, by spending {W} and paying 2 life, or by paying 4 life.

From the Comprehensive Rules (September 24, 2021—Adventures in the Forgotten Realms)

  • 107.4g In rules text, the Phyrexian symbol {P} with no colored background means any of the five Phyrexian mana symbols.

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