Illusionary Servant

Illusionary Servant

Creature — Illusion


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

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Illusionary Servant Discussion

salient on Counter Magic

1 month ago

Hi! This is an interesting combination, but I think you'll find that Phantasmal creatures and countermagic don't mix very well. If your opponent casts a spell targeting your creature, your phantasmal creature will die from its own ability even if you counter their spell (because targets are chosen when the spell is cast, not when the spell resolves).

For the phantasmal route, which is very risky in Modern, you might consider running lots of draw components, basically so that you have more creatures than they have answers. You could take a look at spells with Cipher, which are "encoded" rather than targeted on a creature you control, letting you recast them. And definitely I'd run four Lord of the Unreal. And don't forget Illusionary Servant !

If you like Lord of the Unreal more than Phantasmal creatures specifically, there are some good less-likely-to-die Illusion creatures to consider, such as Illusory Angel , AEther Figment (unblockable!), Krovikan Mist , and my personal favorite, Imaginary Pet . (For amazing art on an Illusion, you can't beat Blind Phantasm .)

For the counterspell-oriented route, consider replacing the larger Phantasmal creatures with Delver of Secrets  Flip and Judge's Familiar .

I hope these ideas are helpful!

tchau204 on Not a Trick, an Illusion

2 months ago

I feel like Illusionary Servant is too much of an investment as far as the vulnerability of illusions go. I would take them out, up Phantasmal Bear to 4 and add in a few Vapor Snag . Just my opinion!

LittleBlueHero on Not a Trick, an Illusion

2 months ago

Illusory Angel over Illusionary Servant ?

Shouldn't be too hard to get out and tops out your creature curve still... 4/4 instead of 3/4 and doesn't go boom.

Boza on Not a Trick, an Illusion

2 months ago

Kira is not doing so hot in this deck because even if the ability is countered, you will sacrifice your Phantasmal Image . I like the muddle tech, but other than that you have to focus more on the tribal part of the deck.

18 island, 2 halimar depths

4 Krovikan Mist

4 Lord of the Unreal

4 Phantasmal Bear

4 Phantasmal Image

These 16 are the basics of the Illusions deck.

3 Illusionary Servant

4 Gossamer Phantasm

2 Fathom Seer

This will be well enough on the part of the illusion tribal. 15 cards left to go.

4 Muddle the Mixture

3 Thassa, God of the Sea

4 Spell Pierce

4 Vapor Snag

Axeluzz on Now you see me, now you dont.

2 months ago

KrosanTusker Belive me Draining Whelk is amazing! Illusionary Servant is really good 3 drop but not much help late game or if Lord gets taken out and the Lord + Image combo fails somehow. Whereas draining whelk is really fun late game and can get ridiculously big.

KrosanTusker on Now you see me, now you dont.

3 months ago

I'm not sure about Draining Whelk . Maybe try Illusionary Servant ?

billpasdmf on Will creature abilities activate heroic?

6 months ago

Even if Heroic triggered via abilities (which it doesn't) Phalanx Leader doesn't target anything. Something you want to consider if a triggered effect or ability is based off of something being targeted. I.E. Illusionary Servant would not have to be sacrificed by Phalanx Leader placing counters on it.

Baelgrim on Is this Real?

7 months ago

Mana Leak , Ponder , one more metamorph should be good in the mainboard.If you want an aggro approach, Phantasmal Bear and Illusionary Servant instead of AEther Figment .If you want a longer game, Meloku the Clouded Mirror , and/or Chronozoa instead of Narcomoeba .I also think Phantasmal Dragon would be good in general here :D Price

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$0.03 $0.16 $0.59 $0.35
Power / Toughness 3/4
Color(s) Blue
Cost 1UU
Converted cost 3
Avg. draft pick 10.29
Avg. cube pick 13.33


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set Common

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