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Pharika's Chosen from 'Journey Into Nyx'

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Pharika's Chosen is a new common black creature card from Wizards of the Coast's expert "Magic: The Gathering" expansion set "Journey Into Nyx."

Pharika's Chosen - B
Creature - Snake (Common)
Deathtouch (Any amount of damage this deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)
The serpents' dens built into statues of Pharika serve not only to consecrate her temples, but as a hidden line of defense.


Featured in the "Pantheon's Power" Intro Pack, Pharika's Chosen gets in for some early damage and makes an excellent chump blocker, taking out your opponent's biggest threat thanks to deathtouch. That makes it a decent mid pick in draft and an auto-include for your sealed pools.

One way to transform Pharika's Chosen into a terrifying nightmare for your adversary is to give it first strike. You'll always destroy their creature first (unless their creature has first strike or double strike...or is indestructible...or has protection from black). Another idea is to give it regeneration so that Pharika's Chosen can stick around for a while.

How will you use Pharika's Chosen?

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