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|Core Set 2019 (M19)||Uncommon|
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Creature — Sphinx
When Horizon Scholar enters the battlefield, scry 2. (Look at the top two cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
Horizon Scholar Discussion
1 year ago
The difference between 15 and 18 creatures is huge - non-creature spells help where creatures falter. And 15-16 creatures is about the max you should include to have enough room for interactive spells.
The stats on the gargoyle are less than spectacular. In draft, you want to quality over quantity, individually more powerful cards than synergistically powerful ones.
For an extreme example, lets say you took Arcades P1P1. P2P1 you took Aerial Engineer. Next pick is all the red and black cards, except 1 Gargoyle Sentinel and 1 Horizon Scholar. Which is the correct pick?
Now, for another conundrum: Same deal as before, pick between gargoyle and scholar, but it is the last pick of the draft. You have 3-4 artifacts, 1 arcades, 1 aerial engineer and 2-3 walls. Which is the correct pick?
Same deal as before: Same deal as before, pick between gargoyle and scholar, but it is the last pick of the draft. You have 3-4 artifacts, 1 arcades, and 2-3 walls, but also 3 Aerial Engineer instead of 1. Which is the correct pick?
2 years ago
I already have Kindred Discovery in my maybeboard, I just don't know what it should replace. Sphinx of Jwar Isle ios a bit lackluster, since I can only look at the card and not cast it, like with Future Sight.
Conundrum Sphinx is also a bit weak IMO, since I don't have that many ways of knowing what's on top of my library and the low cost is insignificant when Unesh lowers the mana cost of all my sphinxes by 2.
Horizon Scholar is also a bit meh, since I'll be getting so many cards anyway.
And finally, Urza's Incubator is actually almost useless in this deck since I have Unesh to lower the cost of my cards by 2, Herald’s Horn to lower by 1, and Sapphire Medallion to lower them by another 1 giving me all the cost reduction I'll ever need.
2 years ago
Kindred Discovery really keeps the card advantage coming in. Really should be played in just about every tribal deck with access to blue.
Sphinx of Jwar Isle is an interesting card that lets you know whatever's on top of your deck at all times. Useful with all the Unesh triggers. Shroud is also nice protection on an evasive beater.
Conundrum Sphinx is one of the lowest-costing sphinxes you have access to, and choosing how to stack enters-the-battlefield abilities is really useful if you know what card is on top.
Alhammarret, High Arbiter is a nice card that's kind of like a Nevermore attached to a Peek on a 5/5 flier.
Horizon Scholar has a nice enters-the-battlefield ability that lets you filter out dead stuff with Unesh's trigger.
It's pretty expensive now, but Urza's Incubator is still a terrific card for tribal that frequently uses expensive creatures.
2 years ago
Urgh, had a whole thing typed out here and then accidentally closed the browser. That's annoying.
The deck looks neat, is it something you've played with already or still in the planning stages? Also just FYI it's Sphinxes, not Sphinx's. :P
There are a number of utility cards coming in the new commander 2017 set for tribal decks that I'm sure would help you out, but considering they're not out yet I'll stick with cards that actually exist. Like Consecrated Sphinx. Also I'm not sure what your budget is so I'm just gonna throw out some kinda expensive suggestions in the mix.
I'm sure a Cavern of Souls and possibly a Boseiju, Who Shelters All would be nice for some extra protection. As for cycling lands, in a mono blue deck that doesn't care about deserts, both Remote Isle and Lonely Sandbar are strictly better than Desert of the Mindful. On the topic of lands, if you like artifacts, there are some more neat inclusions that might interest you: Academy Ruins, Mishra's Workshop (crazy expensive), Sequestered Stash, Tolarian Academy.
It sort of goes against the artefact theme you're running but I personally prefer Mystic Remora or Rhystic Study to Mind's Eye, it puts the tax on the opponent instead of you. You mightn't always draw cards off them, but they're somewhat cheaper in multiplayer games and can force opponents to chose to pay the tax instead of good spells, which is subtly very nice.
Argent Sphinx is actually great in here I'm just realising. Neat.
There isn't a lot of cycling in the deck so I'm not really sure what Curator of Mysteries or Ominous Sphinx offer the deck aside from being sphinxes. Some other fun sphinxes I like are Master of Predicaments and Sphinx Ambassador, and some others that might synergise with your commander or otherwise offer good card advantage are Consecrated Sphinx, Horizon Scholar, Prognostic Sphinx, Sphinx of Jwar Isle, Sphinx of Lost Truths, Sphinx of Uthuun, Vexing Sphinx, Windreader Sphinx.
There are a lot of great sphinxes actually, whew.
Anywho, good luck with it!
3 years ago
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