I have the card Phyrexian Unlife on the battlefield, and I have less than 0 life. If I cast Teferi's Protection, what happens? Do I lose the game because Phyrexian Unlife is phased out? Or does it still keep me alive?

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If you have zero or less life, a phased out Phyrexian Unlife will not save you from losing the game. Under the rules for Phasing, rule 702.25b says

If a permanent phases out, its status changes to "phased out." Except for rules and effects that specifically mention phased-out permanents, a phased-out permanent is treated as though it does not exist. It can't affect or be affected by anything else in the game. A permanent that phases out is removed from combat. (See rule 506.4.)

Since the phased-out Phyrexian Unlife can't affect anything else in the game, that means it can't affect whether you lose the game from having 0 or less life.

  • Aright, interesting. That is definitely something to consider.
    – The Man
    Feb 10, 2019 at 17:33

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