"K'rrik , Son of Yawgmoth - Spreading Phyrexian Mana"
Virgilio F. De leon Jr.MD
K'rrik , Son of Yawgmoth continues the work that his father had begun. Spreading the word of Phyrexia to the multiverse.
I am most excited about his static ability. Where for each swamp in a cost you may pay 2 life than pay that mana.
Phyrexian Mana is now a thing! Well a stronger thing in EDH circles. Granted that it focuses mainly on black spells but hey all the other colors turn will come. We already saw that in New Phyrexia where Phyrexian Mana was first used. We might be seeing new ways of using this mana soon as the much hinted return to New Phyrexia is in the works.
For now though what are the implications of K'rrik in mono black EDH decks.
Well it has been known that if you have a way to play spells without paying mana. Then that is certainly how you want to play things. K'rrik himself is not a 7 CMC , he only becomes a 4 colorless mana cost creature because you can be sure as hell that people will cast him that way.
And then there are the spells that you can cast for free( well relatively) Sign in Blood for example if a 4 life cost rather than 2 mana. Skithiryx can now be cast for 3 colorless mana and 4 life. You can pay Phyrexian mana to give him haste or even regenerate him if an opponent responds to him. And you bet that there will be a ton of people trying this. The Phyrexian Crusader would be 1 colorless mana and 4 life. or basically 1 colorless mana. Insane.
And K'rrik feeds on this black spells that you have cast. He gets stronger by getting a +1/+1 counter on him every time you cast a black spell and surely he has given you quite the incentive to cast them.
And to make sure that you don't die he also has lifelink. The bigger he gets , the more damage he inflicts the more life you can get. Lifelink is also a hint as to what creatures that you would run with him. Maybe cast a 2 colorless , 4 life Whip of Erebos. I'm sorry. 2 colorless Whip. To give all your creatures life link. Hint hint.