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Phyrexian Mana
P.svg
Mechanic
Introduced New Phyrexia
Last Used Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
Statistics
37 cards
{W} 13.5% {U} 13.5% {B} 16.2% {R} 16.2% {G} 13.5% {G/U} 2.7% {artifact symbol} 24.3%
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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, Commander 2019 and Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Phyrexian mana is a cost, you can’t generate it.[3]

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.[4]

Phyrexian mana returned to Standard in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, in the form of Phyrexian hybrid mana, alongside a new mechanic Compleated.

Phyrexian Hybrid[]

Phyrexian hybrid mana was introduced in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, where it was merged with hybrid mana. A hybrid Phyrexian mana symbol represents a cost that can be paid with one mana of either of its component colors or by paying 2 life.

Rules[]

From the glossary of the Comprehensive Rules (June 10, 2022—Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate)

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 (June 10, 2022—Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate)

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 (June 10, 2022—Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate)

  • 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. There are also ten hybrid Phyrexian mana symbols. A hybrid Phyrexian mana symbol represents a cost that can be paid with one mana of either of its component colors or by paying 2 life. A hybrid Phyrexian mana symbol is both of its component colors.

    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 (June 10, 2022—Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate)

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

Trivia[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. Wizards of the Coast (April, 2011). "New Phyrexia Mechanics". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Steve Sadin (May 3, 2011). "Things to Do with Phyrexian Mana". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (June 13, 2022). "Can we expect a cycle of completed lands?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater (April 25, 2011). "Phyrexian Powers: International Mana Mystery". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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