Consecrated Sphinx

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Mythic Rare
Masterpiece Series: Amonkhet Invocations (AKHMPS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Mythic Rare

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Consecrated Sphinx

Creature — Sphinx

Flying

Whenever an opponent draws a card, you may draw two cards.

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Consecrated Sphinx Discussion

JonnyG21 on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

1 day ago

May I recommend one staple per color:

Gamble

Toxic Deluge

Consecrated Sphinx

Love your list and will be updating mine with some of your cards, thank you for sharing :)

KibaAlpha on need some help

4 days ago

I would start with Tidespout Tyrant , Omniscience , Consecrated Sphinx , Vedalken Orrery , Leyline of Anticipation and Alchemist's Refuge .

I’m sure there are better cards to use to build around her this is just how I would.

lifemtg on Isperia's Flying Circus of Tools

5 days ago

I always like extra protection, so Ghostly Prison . Gitaxian Probe helps us look at hands and draw a card at sorcery speed. Take out Azorius Locket . Archetype of Imagination helps us land hits. Consecrated Sphinx helps us draw a ton of cards. Wrath of God is a good overall wrath.

LanceBluPaladin on Excuse me while I Kess this guy

6 days ago

Overall the deck is very solid. I've gone against a few of these and you have your counterspell basis covered very nicely. The win conditions are good as well. Torment of Hailfire, Lab Maniac, AEther Flux, all good ones just a few I saw right off the bat.

The only thing I didn't like in the deck were the talismans as you do take a point of damage. I really think you're a bit too heavy on the mana rocks. I think having the 9 you would be good and the other 3 spots could open up to tutor cards or even more win conditions.

The other one I wasn't too keen on was the Night's Whisper. Sure drawing 2 cards is good but losing 2 life kind of hurts. Playing this commander you'll be targeted hard especially with this build and if your play group or store starts to know the deck each little lose of life may come back to haunt you eventually.

You're running so many draw cards I would probably run Consecrated Sphinx

Those are just a few suggestion but overall pretty nice. Wouldn't want to come against this deck for sure.

FunkyMountains on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

2 weeks ago

Hey austintayshus thanks for the tips much appreciated! I'll definately try to fit in more draw thats solid advice. in my meta there arent many fliers to stop Thrummingbird until later in the game and I feel like proliferate is a really strong ability espescialy if I already have counters on the whole army via things like Mikaeus, the Lunarch or Bloodspore Thrinax . This is also why I wanted to keep Roalesk, Apex Hybrid but I think you are right about that one. The Creakwood Liege is a tough one its the first single I bought so although you are right I think I'll keep him cuz he doesnt have a spot in any other deck and I get joy throwing him down! I have a Mentor of the Meek laying around so hes in! Consecrated Sphinx is a bit out of the budget for this deck although it is bonkers. I feel like Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest has a lot of synergy in this deck so I'll play test once I complete the list but keep him under tight scrutinity. I always worry about getting rid of evasion but maybe I'll get rid of the Bramblewood Paragon for a Bred for the Hunt .

Anyways cheers thanks for the help you've caused solid reflection!

austintayshus on Ishai says: Rey-Hun get us le help

2 weeks ago

Looks like a fun strategy, but I have a few suggestions.

First, you need more lands. Looks like you have 6 open spots atm, definitely fill those with lands, preferably shock lands like Overgrown Tomb and Hallowed Fountain . I think you would be okay with 34-38 lands. And a few basic lands is fine in a 4-color deck.

Second, you'll need more card draw effects, by my count you only have 6 (7 if you count Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, which I really don't). I'd recommend recurrable effects like Beast Whisperer and Harvester of Souls and Consecrated Sphinx and Mentor of the Meek . About 10 card draw effects is a good number for most decks.

I TOTALLY understand getting too attached to certain cards and I also hate cutting cards, but some cards that I would recommend cutting are

Hope this helps! +1

multimedia on Oloro, But I Dont Know What I'm Doing

2 weeks ago

Hey, your deck looks good especially if it's really your first Commander deck. You do know what you're doing; have more confidence. Everything is fine except the manabase and you know this :)

Lands such as Backwater, Scoured, Tranquil and the two Temples can be upgraded with better lands. Lands upgrades to consider:

These are expensive price land upgrades. Some less expensive land upgrades are:


Other cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Ajani's Pridemate
  • Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim
  • Wall of Reverence
  • Divinity of Pride
  • Darksteel Ingot
  • Paradox Haze
  • Dromar's Charm
  • Clever Impersonator
  • Phyrexian Arena
  • Diabolic Tutor

Conartistry on Niv-Mizzet, Parun

2 weeks ago

Love to see another Niv-Mizzet deck!

But I have some questions about what you have here.

Why run Finale of Revelation ? Stroke of Genius can win games for more, and Pull from Tomorrow is an instant at the cost of discarding a card. Either (or both) seems better than Finale.

Since you aren't running many fetches, I think you could afford to cut Brainstorm for Impulse or maybe Sleight of Hand (or Search for Azcanta  Flip which I see in your maybe board).

I don't think Counterflux is all that great, it's really color heavy for a glorified cancel 80% of the time. If storm or control are common in your meta than disregard and keep going.

Ionize does seem rather weak though, I think Counterspell is an easy swap.

How is Consecrated Sphinx doing for you? I'm considering adding him to my own list but I'm not sure if he is better than a Chemister's Insight .

Clear the Mind may be less mana intensive, but I think Learn from the Past is better since it doubles as grave hate in a pinch.

AEtherize never felt great to me, have you considered Starstorm or Earthquake as more permanent control options instead?

How frequently do you actually need Reliquary Tower ? It seems really overkill in most cases especially when your wincon is Dramatic Scepter. Also tapping for colorless when the commander costs is painful.

Isn't Thousand-Year Storm really unnecessary? Sure you get infinite storm with dramatic scepter, but why not just run Grapeshot or Brain Freeze at that point?

How's Keranos, God of Storms doing? He seems painfully slow for the odd chance to bolt.

All in all, I do like the deck. Props for not defaulting to the Curiosity Combo Niv is infamous for! If you're interested, here's my own decklist, though it's still a work in progress, any suggestions are more than welcome: Mad Science with a bit of Control

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Consecrated Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.44%