Belltower Sphinx

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Uncommon

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Belltower Sphinx

Creature — Sphinx

Flying

Whenever a source deals damage to Belltower Sphinx, that source's controller puts that many cards from the top of his or her library into his or her graveyard.

Belltower Sphinx Discussion

Hamroids on The Sphinx: A Menacing Mystery

7 months ago

Just wanted to comment that I absolutely adore this idea. Sphinxes are my favorite mythical creature and I've always toyed with the idea of making a tribal deck for them.

My main thought is that the average mana cost is sort of high and you're running relatively few lands, and without much mana fixing elsewhere. Belltower Sphinx also seems iffy here, as mill tends to be pretty unreliable in EDH without serious commitment to it. Maybe add a Magister Sphinx in its place? Although that would also increase your average mana cost, Yennett could play him for free.

Coward_Token on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

8 months ago

Were any Sphinxes officially associated with the Dimir before Guilds? I know Belltower Sphinx was in a themed precon but it seems ambiguous to me whether its guildless or not (like Cerulean Sphinx, see https://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/feature/little-home-town-pride-2005-11-02 ).

MrManlyMagikarp on Wait, Mill What Now?

1 year ago

Hey, I saw all the comments you got so I'll make this short. I run a mono blue mill based more around Sphinx's Tutelage and drawing but I still have some suggestions. Jace, Memory Adept and Jace Beleren are both great planeswalkers on the cheap. If you want strong spell mill I'd suggest Tome Scour and Memory Sluice, and lastly i know they deck is not at all based around creatures but I like to have some dudes just in case I'm fighting an aggro deck. For this I'd say Fog Bank and Guard Gomazoa as well as maybe a Belltower Sphinx

SaifurCommander on Making a Sharuum the Hegemon ...

2 years ago

So, I'm making a buy/trade list for an Esper Sphinx artifact deck. This list isn't including cards I already have, I'll add that as I go or as people suggest the cards I do have.

Basically, what I'm looking for is suggestions of cards to add or remove from this list.

ComSharuum the Hegemon f7.58

Creatures Sphinx of the Steel Wind 1.43 Jelenn Sphinx 0.20 Magister Sphinx 3.15Medomai the Ageless 0.90 Enigma Sphinx 0.57 Sharding Sphinx 0.46 Isperia the Inscrutable 0.48 Sphinx Summoner 1.29Isperia, Supreme Judge 0.73Sphinx of the Final Word 2.20Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign 0.73 Sphinx of Lost Truths 0.39 Vexing Sphinx - 0.50Consecrated Sphinx 26.60Glyph Keeper 0.32 Prognostic Sphinx 0.31 Argent Sphinx 0.29 Cerulean Sphinx 0.34 Conundrum Sphinx 0.32Belltower Sphinx 0.19 Petra Sphinx 2.31Windreader Sphinx 0.77Adaptive Automaton 6.51Athreos, God of Passage 11.37Thassa, God of the Sea 6.92 Brass Herald 0.26Heliod, God of the Sun 3.91Thassa, God of the Sea 6.89Erebos, God of the Dead 7.60 Order of the Sacred Torch 0.37

Artifacts Chromatic Lantern 11.99 Expedition Map 2.88Sword of Fire and Ice 46.99Sword of Feast and Famine 25.74 Sword of Light and Shadow 25.43Sword of War and Peace 15.18 Sword of Body and Mind 11.39Thought Vessel 4.20Thran Dynamo 9.02Venser's Journal 3.80Lightning Greaves 3.23Belbe's Portal 8.00 Orzhov Signet 0.25Azorius Signet 1.16Dimir Signet 1.16Panharmonicon 2.70Whip of Erebos 1.89Coat of Arms 7.55Door of Destinies 5.75Urza's Incubator 18.51Darksteel Forge 7.99Instants Withering Boon 0.92Swan Song 1.68 Illumination 0.20Sphinx's Revelation 3.59 Punish Ignorance 0.32 Cyclonic Rift 5.69 Cryptic Command 31.91Counterspell 1.10Fact or Fiction 0.53Enlightened Tutor 10.46

Sorceries Wrath of God 6.07Damnation 18.80 Rite of Replication 2.49Day of Judgment 2.83Fumigate 1.81Demonic Tutor 25.56Supreme Verdict 7.12

Enchantments Oblivion Ring 0.30Ghostly Prison 2.13Rhystic Study 9.18 Leyline of the Void 17.70 Leyline of Sanctity 27.50

Land Command Tower 1.00Reliquary Tower 4.12Opulent Palace 0.25 Orzhov Basilica 0.23Azorius Chancery 0.26

goblinguiderevealpls on Sphinx Spam!

2 years ago

Cloud Key and Warden of Evos Isle moar cost reductions Turnabout and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx ramp

Beacon of Tomorrows repeatable extra turns that shuffles into deck

Time Reversal MemoryDay's Undoing Time Spiral Elixir of Immortality to stop milling yourself

Cloudstone Curio Sunken Hope Deadeye Navigator Evacuation Wash Out etb abuse/unesh support

Belltower Sphinx, Sphinx's Tutelage Altar of the Brood Brain Freezealternate wincon via card mill

If you can afford it, Consecrated Sphinx is by far the best mono blue sphinx in edh, draws SO MANY cards!

I also built unesh! Maybe itll give you some ideas!

Sphinx tribal

TheSurgeon on Mill-yard

2 years ago

If your just getting into modern, here's my take to help you play a mill deck with a sideboard for the format modern.

Game 1 is full throttle wincon. Put enough disruption in to get the job done as fast as possible to see what you're up against. The sideboard is used to fill in defensive holes games 2&3. Mill catds shouldn't be included in the SB, they don't help you. You need to buy more time to make the deck work.

That being said, you need to drop from the SB the following:
Belltower Sphinx
Grisly Spectacle
Psychic Strike
Psychic Spiral
These cards are too expensive and do too little, too late.
Visions of Beyond- (you already have 3 in MB)
I would suggest MB your Crypt Incursions, as well. These have done SO.MUCH for me, and many decks have a hard time coming back from your lifegain.

Consider for your SB, going Esper. Add like 5 plains, a couple Ethereal Haze, Darkness, Ghostly Prison (for go-wide decks) or Holy Day, to stop combat damage. Perhaps some Path to Exile to set up a free Archive Trap trigger. Seek can proactively find and remove GY reshufflers like the Eldrazi titans (Emerakul, Ulamog), and artifacts/enchantments like Leyline of Sanctity, Elixir of Immortality, and Wheel of Sun and Moon. Alternatively, you

If Affinity is found in your meta, I would try Hurkyl's Recall, or a bit more expensive card like Stony Silence.

CommanderAdventures on Mill Commander

2 years ago

Nice,

Mill is a really rare strategy in EDH. I can only recommend having a non-mill win condition too that benefits from filled graveyards.

If you need some inspiration or card / combo ideas I recently completed a Mill deck myself: Brain Feast - A Zombie Mill Deck

For the flying-mill theme I think Belltower Sphinx would be a nice fit!

Excited too see what you can make of it.

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