Illusionary Servant


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set 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

JediCat on Don't worry, they're just (hexproof) Illusions...

6 months ago

A playset Krovikan Mist is a must.

Dissolve and usually Dissipate are strictly better than Cancel.

Chronozoa is nice if it has time to grow, albeit it's slow.

Illusionary Servant has great body for his cost and is better in my opinion than Phantasmal Abomination.

Denial048 on will my creature with changeling ...

7 months ago

Whilst a fair few Illusions have the ability you are talking about printed on them (see: Illusionary Servant) not all do.

Creature types no longer have inherent abilities, which changed a long time ago.

Simply, no, your Changeling will not be sacrificied when targeted, and it can also attack (the old Wall creature type used to say they could not attack)

Dennis14 on Unreal Dreams

11 months ago

Nice deck, I'm actually working on an Illusions deck myself.

I would not recommend Gossamer Phantasm though as it is rather weak for its mana-cost.
I would rather go with the cheaper Jace's Phantasm.
While Phantasmal Dragon is big it seems too slow, I would suggest Illusory Angel (or Illusionary Servant) instead.

Other cards worth considering:

  1. Monastery Siege - it can actually protect your creatures or loot for more creatures.

  2. Wings of Velis Vel - a strictly better Dance of the Skywise here and a nice combo with Lord of the Unreal.

  3. Thassa, God of the Sea - worth considering for every mono-blue creature deck.

Here is my deck btw (it splashes White) -

Azorius Illusions aggro

Modern Dennis14


And here is the mono-blue list that I started with:

Mono-Blue Illusions

Modern Dennis14


Dennis14 on Dimir Illusions Aggro

1 year ago

I've some updates to the deck and have some new ideas I wanted to ask about:

Will Tragic Slip be good for this deck as compared to Disfigure ?
What about Vapor Snag ?

How is Stitched Drake as a possible 3-drop for this deck ?
It is probably reasonable to get a creature in the GY during the first couple of turns and although it's not an Illusion it seems easier to cast than Illusory Angel and harder to kill than Illusionary Servant.

Another 3-drop option I thought about is Vexing Sphinx which is a big evasive beater ahead of curve which replaces itself and can cycle unnecessary Vials and Lands.

Are these two worth including ?

robbyred on Your Nightmare will not end until I say so

1 year ago

What about Illusionary Servant instead of Phantasmal Abomination? The deck seems to want to be the aggressor in most match ups, and flying always helps.

IzzetGod on U/R Illusions

1 year ago

Illusionary Servant over AEther Figment. Also, why Clout of the Dominus? It'll make you sac most of your creatures, and even if you enchant the ones that don't get sacrificed; they'll most likely get Hexproof anyway...Why not replace those with 3 Serum Visions?

Dennis14 on Dimir Illusions Aggro

1 year ago

Thank you for the suggestions.

  1. I consider adding 1x Adaptive Automaton, 1x Kira, Great Glass-Spinner and 1x Illusory Angel in place of 3x Illusionary Servant.

  2. I think that Discard and removal might be more beneficial to this deck than Counterspells so I consider replacing 4x Countersquall with: 1x Duress, 1x Inquisition of Kozilek and 2x Smother (or some other removal), what do you think ?

  3. Also, is adding 2x Bile Blight as a MD answer to Tokens (and possibly Elves) a good idea ?

  4. The deck suffers quite a bit from self-inflicted damage with: Fetches, Shocks, Dark Confidant, Dismember (this is the reason I picked Inquisition of Kozilek over Thoughtseize for the MB), anything I can play to mitigate it ?