Illusionary Servant


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern 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

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

1 month 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 The Illusion of Control

2 months 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 The Illusion of Control

2 months 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.

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

10 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 ...

11 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

1 year 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.

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