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|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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Creature — Sphinx
Whenever an opponent draws a card, you may draw two cards.
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Consecrated Sphinx Discussion
1 day ago
May I recommend one staple per color:
Love your list and will be updating mine with some of your cards, thank you for sharing :)
4 days ago
I’m sure there are better cards to use to build around her this is just how I would.
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.
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.
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!
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
Bramblewood Paragon I don't think you have enough warriors for him to be that useful.
Roalesk, Apex Hybrid kinda expensive for not much reward
Thrummingbird not good if everyone has a flyer.
Creakwood Liege it's a pretty slow token generator
Herald of Secret Streams You'll be making enough tokens that you can swarm over anyone,
Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest also kinda expensive for his effect.
Hope this helps! +1
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:
- Exotic Orchard
- Esper Panorama
- Ash Barrens
- Sunken Hollow
- Prairie Stream
- Fetid Pools
- Irrigated Farmland
Other cards to consider adding:
- Serra Ascendant
- Mystic Remora
- Smothering Tithe
- Mystical Tutor
- Consecrated Sphinx
- Resplendent Angel
- Rest in Peace
- Land Tax , Tithe or Gift of Estates
- Talisman of Progress , Talisman of Dominance or Talisman of Hierarchy
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
2 weeks ago
Love to see another Niv-Mizzet deck!
But I have some questions about what you have here.
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.
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.
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
Consecrated Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.07%