Phyrexia: All Will Be One Limited Combos and Synergies Guide
Hey everyone! We’re even deeper into our adventures into the unfathomable depths of Phyrexia: All Will Be One Draft. I have once again just barely escaped the grasps of compleation to bring you the knowledge you need to stay ahead of the curve.
Today we’re going to be going over the combos and synergies to look out for in ONE limited. We’ll try to mostly keep it to commons and uncommons, because no one wants to read an article about the wombo combo of The Eternal Wanderer and your opponent conceding (though I’m pretty sure that’s common knowledge at this point).
Table of Contents
- Phyrexia: All Will Be One (ONE) Limited Guides
- Eye of Malcator and Chrome Prowler
- Malcator’s Watcher and Unctus’s Retrofitter
- Barbed Batterfist and Gleeful Demolition
- Cinderslash Ravger and Offer Immortality
- Incubation Sac and Churning Reservoir
- Indoctrination Attendant and Goldwarden’s Helm
- Mandible Justiciar and Charge of the Mites
- Hexgold Hoverwings and Bladehold War-Whip
- Free from Flesh and Serum-Core Chimera
- Bladegraft Aspirant and Dragonwing Glider
- Atraxa, Grand Unifier and The Eternal Wanderer
- Wrap Up
Phyrexia: All Will Be One (ONE) Limited Guides
Eye of Malcator and Chrome Prowler
Your opponents’ strike force quietly wanders into the contested warzone when they hear a barely audible rustle from above. Your Chrome Prowler suddenly pounces from above. “I’ve got you meow!” the cat proclaims as the Eye of Malcator rises up to consume the poor unsuspecting Contagious Vorrac.
I’ll save you from my continued insane ramblings including a terrible bacon joke. Having access to an instant speed artifact negates the huge disadvantage of Eye of Malcator playing less defense than James Harden (for those non-sportsball people, there are plenty of YouTube videos of his ineptitude). While most cats prefer chasing mice, this one will settle for eating a mite while their much larger buddy enjoys taking out bigger prey.
Malcator’s Watcher and Unctus’s Retrofitter
Might I interest you in attacking with Serra Angel on turn three? Retrofitter’s toxicity is rarely going to matter outside of the obligatory mention of getting wrecked by Hexgold Slash. What really matters is that sweet, sweet vigilant flyer beating down in the skies.
Even if you don’t have the Malcator's Watcher there are plenty of other targets in the UW artifacts deck that wouldn’t mind suddenly being a beast on the battlefield. Swooping Lookout is great at reproducing the angel experience, but Mandible Justiciar is a fine back up plan since a growing 4/4 with life link is going to make life quite difficult for the opposition.
Barbed Batterfist and Gleeful Demolition
Looks like going wide is back on the menu boys! You can gleefully demolish the equipment for three 1/1s goblins with the 2/2 sticking around to get rowdy with his new teammates. What are you going to do once you have all those tokens? Plated Onslaught comes to mind, but just turning them sideways seems like a solid plan as well.
The real question is why are Phyrexian goblins and a Mirrodin rebel working together. In this case, don’t ask questions you don’t want to know the answer to.
Cinderslash Ravger and Offer Immortality
I receive: A 5/5 Vigilant monster
You receive: All of your creatures die
Whether or not they want it to happen, their entire side is about to take a one way trip to the graveyard. While dipping into a third color is kind of sus in One, getting to Plague Wind someone in the middle of nowhere is pretty sweet.
Incubation Sac and Churning Reservoir
The Churning Reservoir ensures that your sac is never found wanting. You might want to get that checked out though because a bunch of there little goblins keep popping out as well.
It’s a nice little value engine that gives you a Hill Giant and a goblin every turn. While that doesn’t seem super exciting on the surface, the longer the game goes on it will change from annoying to unbeatable.
Indoctrination Attendant and Goldwarden’s Helm
Phyrexians have even managed to indoctrinate people into playing Goldwarden's Helm. This also works for any of the cheap equipment such as Barbed Batterfist or Hexgold Halberd. Basically, you play your equipment, bounce it to your hand, and replay it. Surprise, now you have twin 2/2s and a mite!
Just don’t be the person who misclicks and bounces their 2/2 token instead…not that I would know anything about that. Don’t drink and draft kids, stuff happens.
Mandible Justiciar and Charge of the Mites
While not an earth-shattering combo, the surprise +2+2 on the life linker while getting 2 mites out of it mite be enough to turn the game in your favor. Yes, I mite be ashamed of myself for repeating that pun.
You can also use Chrome Prowler for the surprise artifact pump, but only getting +1+1 mite not be enough to get the job done (Editor’s note: One more mite pun and you mite not be employed).
Hexgold Hoverwings and Bladehold War-Whip
Adding an extra power to all of your equipped creatures means just a little bit more when one of them is striking twice. Of course, tossing a double striker in the air should be its own little combo that is even a little cheaper thanks to the whips cost reduction.
Who would have thought that a busted card and a solid card with synergies would be good together?
Free from Flesh and Serum-Core Chimera
Getting three counters for one red mana lets you trigger the chimera’s ability turning it into a pseudo Lightning Bolt. Granted you do need to have a nonland card to discard otherwise it’s just a one mana draw one.
Of course you could always just use Free from Flesh on Trawler Drake or Evolving Adaptive instead. Who am I to judge if you just want to kill your opponent instead of getting all fancy.
Bladegraft Aspirant and Dragonwing Glider
I’m throwing this rare one on because it was one of my favorite things to do during week one when I kept inexplicably getting passed Dragonwing Glider. The glider is pretty busto on its own, but curving out with it on turn four is that much sicker. Even if they end up killing the token, you get a little discount on equipping your now menacing flapper.
Atraxa, Grand Unifier and The Eternal Wanderer
I had to throw this one in here just for funsies. You all know how much I love memes, don’t judge me! You’re probably in a pretty good spot if you resolve either one of these, but think of the value! Tick up the emperor and draw a whole new pile of cards from Atraxa.
Imagine the legendary stories you will be telling about the time you pulled off this epic combination. Of course, you’ll be doing this nonsense and your opponent will just proliferate you out with poison. That’s life in New Phyrexia for you.
As always thanks for reading. I hope this look into the combos and synergies of Phyrexia: All Will Be One limited helps gives you that last little push you need to start chaining victories. You keep coming back and I’ll keep pumping out these articles. Until then, stay classy people.
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