Consecrated Sphinx

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Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander 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

FancyTuesday on Atraxa's Infected Graveyard

1 day ago

Looks good! Most of the obvious recommendations are already there in your sideboard; with Lantern, Corrupted Conscience, the Wraths, and Gambit at the top of the list.

A big hole I notice is zero graveyard hate. Bojuka Bog is an easy land slot solution. Scavenging Ooze is on point thematically, and Angel of Finality is a lot of value in a 4 drop if you can find a slot for it. The graveyard is a major resource in EDH, if you consider what a force Muldotha could be you know you need answers for those shenanigans.

You're also a little light on card draw. These games can go long and you need to keep that hand full. If you wanna stay on theme there's always Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, but I might not run Jin without a lot more ramp or many ways to cheat him in. Consecrated Sphinx is such an absolute force you can just throw it in anywhere you have blue, and most treat Rhystic Study the same way. Coiling Oracle, Urban Evolution, and Prime Speaker Zegana are all respectable cards I'd consider as well.

I don't think you wanna run counter magic without committing to it. Odds are you won't have it when you need it, and when you have it you'll have to hold back 3 or 4 mana you could have spent to advance your board. Being a multiplayer format weakens counter magic since you can't go card for card against 3 opponents, it's important if you need to protect a game winning combo but this isn't a combo deck.

As for cuts, Evolution Charm is pretty underwhelming for a slot, as is Glistener Elf. Vorel is a commander of mine, and he's slow enough that I'm not sure he'll be much help to you, especially since he can't target players and doesn't play into your infect strategy. Esper Charm isn't great, but Bant Charm is pretty spicy.

There are a lot of options for the mana base, I'm sure you know most of them already so I won't bore you listing all the filters and shocks and all that. I just wanted to mention the Vivids since they work with proliferate and turn on Reflecting Pool. I'm not a fan of the bounce lands, they tend to be really slow and losing them hurts that much more.

Hope that helps!

NotASunBro on Kami of the Crescent Moon

2 days ago

I've made a similar deck, but with Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind as the commander.

You could consider Minds Aglow , Gitaxian Probe , Dream Fracture , Psychic Spiral , Remand , Twincast , Jace's Archivist , and then Consecrated Sphinx for turning your group hug drawing into a self hug, and maybe Laboratory Maniac for the backup if you draw your whole deck.

Overall though, looks like a fun and solid deck! Goodluck :)

And here's My draw everything deck for reference.

ZorrosRage on The Locust God - Opposition EDH - Guide

2 days ago

Since you're trying to draw also what about including Consecrated Sphinx and Kefnet the Mindful

FancyTuesday on How do you get this ...

4 days ago

Colorless EDH is paradoxically highly competitive. At least, in that space between actually competitive EDH and casual EDH, it's often a heavyweight due to the fact that colorless mana is relatively very easy to produce. Half a dozen playable sol lands, monoliths, vault, ring, crypt. There's a lot of utility and power in colorless as long as you can pay.

If you're trying to punch up on a budget I wouldn't go with Atraxa. She may be strong casually, but building effectively around her is expensive. Rolling 4 colors means your mana base is either going to give you a permanent two turn handicap or cost $2000, and themes she plays well to (Superfriends, Infect, etc.) are either expensive or better served with other commanders.

Forgive my candor, but as you asked for guidance I have to tell you that Stuffy Doll is not a good EDH card. You can stick to your guns and run it because you like it, goodness knows half the cards in my decks are there because they're dumb and I love them, but if you're struggling this needs attention. Stuffy Doll is a 5 drop that doesn't affect the board at all on its own, only targets a single opponent in a multiplayer format, and does virtually nothing on its own. For Stuffy Doll to be powerful you need multiple other effects (make it a threat and attack, force them to attack with something it can block, or force them to attack with Pariah on it) or play and burn it. All told it's 8 ways dependent on other things just to be ok, let alone strong, in a game where two turns later Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is just going to sneeze it out of existence.

Muldrotha, the Gravetide is your diamond in the rough here. is probably the strongest combination of colors you could ask for in sub-competitive EDH, three colors is a lot more manageable than 4 on a budget (and with as one of three rather than one of four you can lean on ramp), and your commander is a recursion engine which is supremely valuable in EDH. If you wanna build her cheap:

  • Go heavy on card-value (one card nets you more than one card) ramp cards (ex: Cultivate, Skyshroud Claim) and plan on playing a little top heavy. Big explosive cards tend to be cheaper dollar-wise than low CMC, efficient cards
  • For your mana base favor green and ramp into the other colors. Stick to or duals, avoid (which is generally a more expensive combination anyway). Splurge and get the duals that have the subtype Forest so you can grab them with forest tutors
  • Small creatures should be utility pieces you can get added value out of reanimating (ex: Reclamation Sage, Solemn Simulacrum), not "good" creatures unless they offer a major advantage (ex: Vampire Nighthawk will never amount to more than a body, Nether Traitor might fuel sac engines cheaply depending on how you build the deck)
  • Roll big card advantage sweepers (ex: Decree of Pain, Bane of Progress)
  • Have versatile removal; exile and bounce are stronger than destroy (ex: Cyclonic Rift, Curse of the Swine
  • Have plenty of effects that can reload your hand (ex: Disciple of Bolas, Skullclamp)
  • Recursion is as strong for your opponents as it is for you, so have a handful of cards to apply graveyard hate (ex: Bojuka Bog, Agent of Erebos)
  • Have a couple threats that can legitimately end the game if not dealt with. We can't all afford to Tooth and Nail into Craterhoof Behemoth, but something like Worldspine Wurm or Dread Cacodemon won't break your bank.

Beyond that, just make sure that whenever you're slotting in a card it really does something for you, and if that something is dependent on something else that it's either a really dominant affect or a really common trigger (ex for both: Consecrated Sphinx). If all else fails steal your opponents more expensive things with clone effects and grave robbing (ex Phyrexian Metamorph, Geth, Lord of the Vault, Sepulchral Primordial).

Anyway, that's my take. Hope you find some of it useful!

EternalBrewmaster on Gwafa Hazid, Tired of winning

5 days ago

Oh and Consecrated Sphinx because obviously. Gotta get that value when you're bribing people.

FancyTuesday on Flashing Your Way To Victory

1 week ago

For starters, if you're playing blue and want cards you play Consecrated Sphinx. Your commander's only text could be "every time there's a sphinx destroy it" and you'd still run Consecrated Sphinx, it's that good.

Thirst for Knowledge and Compulsive Research are your best value straight draw spells in the vein of Divination and Brilliant Plan.

If you're running Leonin Abunas you can straight upgrade to Padeem, Consul of Innovation or run both if you really find the effect helpful. Spellskite has a similar function and can be flashed in.

Bident of Thassa and Thopter Spy Network are both worthy of consideration if you like Thieving Magpie.

This deck is pretty light on recursion. I find Memory Jar is an absolute monster, but I dunno if Junk Diver and Hanna are gonna cut it. Something to consider if you ever find yourself running more cards that could bring it or the cards it pitches back from the graveyard.

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