Illusionary Servant


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
2010 Core Set (M10) Common

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Illusionary Servant

Creature — Illusion


When Illusionary Servant becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.

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Illusionary Servant Discussion

Yusor on Modern Illusions [2018]

1 week ago

Hey, i am also running Illusions in my local stores modern fnm and have some expierience.

I am using 2 Monastery Sieges right now, so far to great effect, they can either protect my lord by taxing opponents or loot to give lots of virtual card advantage (drawing 2 spells each turn and discarding a land is great to close out games)

If you can i would get some Aether Vials and change the Illusionary Servants for Illusory Angels as they have a bigger body and don't have the sacrifice clause, as they will be vialed in anyways so not being able to cast them doesn't matter that much.

Cavern of Souls: expensive and i don't own it but there are basically no downsides for running 4 of them.

I would cut the Unsubstantiates as you don't need them anymore to protect your creatures from counters, as they can't be countered and bouncing a removal spell or a creature to it's owners hand usally isn't very effective.

TankyHamster on Lord of Illusions

9 months ago

Hey Hunterlink!

Great deck and love how it's budget.

Just wondering why not add Labyrinth Guardian or Illusionary Servant?

ellie-is on

9 months ago

Thanks! Phyrexian Metamorph is a bit expensive for me right now, but I might consider adding a couple of them eventually, if they never print any better illusions, haha. It's even better when you're running both that and Grand Architect - in fact a lot of Illusion decks do, and some even run Wurmcoil Engine - but I decided I wanted mine to stay pure-Illusions.

Gossamer Phantasm and Illusionary Servant are definitely the weakest creatures in the deck right now (a shame - I love the art on Phantasm so much!), and would be the first ones to go if I did add the Metamorph or another new, stronger creature.

cupofsun on

9 months ago

Ok, I used to run almost this exact same deck in standard, back in my Grand Architect days... My suggestions if you can swing it would be to trade out two Gossamer Phantasm's and two Illusionary Servant for 4x Phyrexian Metamorph which can copy your Lord of the Unreal and give your opponent fits. I loved this deck when I played it, and yeah, Phantasmal Dragon is a total beating. Love it.

Icbrgr on It's just an illusion, so why are you seeing this?

11 months ago

Spellskite seems like a pretty good idea.. i also run illusions in real life and i never thought of that (you can check out my primer on my page if ya want).... some things i run differently from you is Monastery Siege the option of having the draw or stave off targeting spells comes in handy and Muddle the Mixture is good for tutoring you Lord of the Unreal and others. personally im not a fan of Illusionary Servant have you considered Illusory Angel or Halcyon Glaze?

as far as splashing thats new territory for me though and good luck fellow Illusionist!

Garzhod on

1 year ago

Phantasmal Bear, Phantasmal Dragon, and Illusionary Servant were all considered. I may sideboard them or change into them if the synergy is not right.

Barring the other cards, quite outside the goal for this budget deck. <$25 is an incredible power point even with these.

QuantumSkies on

1 year ago

Cards to consider:

Illusionary Servant

Kira, Great Glass-Spinner

Phantasmal Bear

Phantasmal Dragon

Cryptic Command

Serum Visions

Why do you have mill cards when that is not your win condition?

Relic of Progenitus is better than Tormod's Crypt because there is recursion and you can draw one.

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