Jace's Phantasm

Jace's Phantasm

Creature — Illusion


Jace's Phantasm gets +4/+4 as long as an opponent has ten or more cards in his or her graveyard.

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Jace's Phantasm Discussion

trixster87 on Working at the MILL?

1 day ago

I think your mill strategy should be a turbo fog as a blue/green deck did really well at a recent tournament. To do this you run a lot of fog spells which prevent all combat damage for that turn. This makes them having creatures pretty useless and lets you keep attacking
So to set the deck up I would suggest dropping all the creatures except for Hedron Crab and Jace's Phantasm. Then you get a lot of fog spells- Darkness (its the expensive black surprise) but the rest are really cheap ($ & cmc) Fog, Defend the Hearth, Respite, and Tangle are all good options.
Now you need lots of ways to trigger your crab, so bounce and fetch lands are very good. For budget friendly that means Evolving Wilds, and bounce wise its Golgari Rot Farm and Simic Growth Chamber.
To get the turbo you want a lot of draw spells to help keep your hand full of fogs and to trigger the sphinxs- Remand, Treasure Cruise Visions of Beyond are good options along with maxing out the Thought Scour

robrone9 on Milling Down to Death

1 day ago

Leyline of the Void can work great if you don't play Jace's Phantasm.

electromancer on How to: Mill for <$45

3 days ago

I include 4 of Jace's Phantasm in every mill deck I've and it's almost always the best card. I know your not trying to go the creature route but actually it's a lot better than "burn" if you're on a budget (I think of their deck as their life total).

I judge the value of mill cards by dividing by deck size (~50, assuming burn decks must win in 4 turns to be viable) and multiplying by life total (20) to get the equivalent damage.

For example, Glimpse the Unthinkable x 2/5ths = 4 "damage"
therefore it has the same a efficiency as Boros Charm.

The main staples in mill like Mind Funeral and Glimpse the Unthinkable are WAY over priced and still don't make up a competitive deck. But Tome Scour works if you're just using it as pump for your creatures.

As you can tell I'm a big fan of mill, and don't really approve of spend over $200 on an uncompetitive deck so I hope I could be helpful. +1

DragonzBane on What Can You Draw?

6 days ago

Thanks for the suggestion Bevo90! I like it. Since the Jace's Phantasm already cover flying, the Jeskai Sage works very well in place of the Palace Familiar.

SirFowler on Good creature/deck types

1 week ago

Phantasmal Image is good and does even better with the Lord on the battlefield. You could also use creatures like Jace's Phantasm with a side theme of mill. Thought Scour is always nice.

Baltec on Is Progenitus good sideboard option ...

1 week ago

What if this mill deck is running Jace's Phantasm or Nemesis of Reason?

buildingadeck on Why is Glimpse the Unthinkable ...

2 weeks ago

It's partially, as you mentioned, because of supply, but it's also partially because of efficiency. Condemn and Swords to Plowshares are exactly the same excepting a few words, so why is Swords much more expensive? Also, Modern doesn't play as much Delve, sure (but you did forget Murderous Cut and Tasigur, the Golden Fang), but Life from the Loam/dredge decks still have a presence in the format. Additionally, the interaction between a T1 Jace's Phantasm and a T2 Glimpse the Unthinkable is pretty incredible.

Basically, the reason is because it is strictly better than Mind Sculpt and Breaking. Think of it this way, which is better: Shock or Lightning Bolt?

Power / Toughness 1/1
Color(s) Blue
Cost U
Converted cost 1


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

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska Uncommon
Magic 2013 Uncommon

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