Magister Sphinx


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Magister Sphinx

Artifact Creature — Sphinx


When Magister Sphinx enters the battlefield, target player's life total becomes 10.

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Magister Sphinx Discussion

Flyheight on Ramos's And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

3 days ago

First pass at cuts.

Creatures (42):

Ankle Shanker, Baleful Strix, Bloodbraid Elf, Cromat, Daxos of Meletis, Dimir Doppelganger, Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Enigma Sphinx, Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Giltspire Avenger, Harmonic Sliver, Jenara, Asura of War, Juniper Order Ranger, Knight of New Alara, Kresh the Bloodbraided, Lightning Angel, Madrush Cyclops, Magister Sphinx, Mantis Rider, Master Biomancer, Mystic Snake, O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami, Oloro, Ageless Ascetic, Pharika's Mender, Progenitor Mimic, Progenitus, Qasali Pridemage, Rubinia Soulsinger, Ruhan of the Fomori, Samut, Voice of Dissent, Shadowmage Infiltrator, Sharuum the Hegemon, Solemn Simulacrum, Stoic Angel, Surrak Dragonclaw, The Mimeoplasm, Thraximundar, Transguild Courier, Vulturous Zombie, Wall of Denial, Wasitora, Nekoru Queen, Witch-Maw Nephilim

Non-Creatures: (39)

Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Bant Charm, Behemoth Sledge, Catch / Release, Citanul Flute, Counterflux, Crackling Doom, Crime/Punishment, Crosis's Charm, Cruel Ultimatum, Darksteel Ingot, Dreadbore, Dromar's Charm, Erratic Portal, Esper Charm, Expedition Map, Fellwar Stone, Fist of Suns, Flying Crane Technique, Fractured Identity, Ghirapur Orrery, Golgari Charm, Helm of Awakening, Hindering Light, Hunting Grounds, Mortify, Obzedat's Aid, Panharmonicon, Plasm Capture, Prophetic Bolt, Psychic Strike, Rakdos Charm, Render Silent, Signal the Clans, Spinal Embrace, Terminate, Unscythe, Killer of Kings, Utter End, Voidslime

This leaves you with 114 cards. Though I didn't really consider curve when I made these cuts so I don't know what will happen to that. Regardless, this would be my first pass at cuts.

filkinsmark on They see me Breyin', they hatin'

5 days ago

Hey boss! It's so funny, if you go from my Artifact Prototype Input Welcome! deck to where I evolved into Breya Infinite Combo Winstuff, I had a lot of the same 'lesser tier' ideas as you lol

Some cards I think where you could do better, for purely competitive reasons Combustible Gearhulk (I have this guy and he has a special place in my heart, but any time your opponent gets the choose the mode, you lose out on value), Marionette Master is such a cool card, but it's just not good lol, Magister Sphinx- in these colors, with this strategy, for 7 mana?? You could do so much better lol

Just some thoughts! Good luck!

SaifurCommander on Making a Sharuum the Hegemon ...

1 week ago

So, I'm making a buy/trade list for an Esper Sphinx artifact deck. This list isn't including cards I already have, I'll add that as I go or as people suggest the cards I do have.

Basically, what I'm looking for is suggestions of cards to add or remove from this list.

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Creatures Sphinx of the Steel Wind 1.43 Jelenn Sphinx 0.20 Magister Sphinx 3.15Medomai the Ageless 0.90 Enigma Sphinx 0.57 Sharding Sphinx 0.46 Isperia the Inscrutable 0.48 Sphinx Summoner 1.29Isperia, Supreme Judge 0.73Sphinx of the Final Word 2.20Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign 0.73 Sphinx of Lost Truths 0.39 Vexing Sphinx - 0.50Consecrated Sphinx 26.60Glyph Keeper 0.32 Prognostic Sphinx 0.31 Argent Sphinx 0.29 Cerulean Sphinx 0.34 Conundrum Sphinx 0.32Belltower Sphinx 0.19 Petra Sphinx 2.31Windreader Sphinx 0.77Adaptive Automaton 6.51Athreos, God of Passage 11.37Thassa, God of the Sea 6.92 Brass Herald 0.26Heliod, God of the Sun 3.91Thassa, God of the Sea 6.89Erebos, God of the Dead 7.60 Order of the Sacred Torch 0.37

Artifacts Chromatic Lantern 11.99 Expedition Map 2.88Sword of Fire and Ice 46.99Sword of Feast and Famine 25.74 Sword of Light and Shadow 25.43Sword of War and Peace 15.18 Sword of Body and Mind 11.39Thought Vessel 4.20Thran Dynamo 9.02Venser's Journal 3.80Lightning Greaves 3.23Belbe's Portal 8.00 Orzhov Signet 0.25Azorius Signet 1.16Dimir Signet 1.16Panharmonicon 2.70Whip of Erebos 1.89Coat of Arms 7.55Door of Destinies 5.75Urza's Incubator 18.51Darksteel Forge 7.99Instants Withering Boon 0.92Swan Song 1.68 Illumination 0.20Sphinx's Revelation 3.59 Punish Ignorance 0.32 Cyclonic Rift 5.69 Cryptic Command 31.91Counterspell 1.10Fact or Fiction 0.53Enlightened Tutor 10.46

Sorceries Wrath of God 6.07Damnation 18.80 Rite of Replication 2.49Day of Judgment 2.83Fumigate 1.81Demonic Tutor 25.56Supreme Verdict 7.12

Enchantments Oblivion Ring 0.30Ghostly Prison 2.13Rhystic Study 9.18 Leyline of the Void 17.70 Leyline of Sanctity 27.50

Land Command Tower 1.00Reliquary Tower 4.12Opulent Palace 0.25 Orzhov Basilica 0.23Azorius Chancery 0.26

Tyrant-Thanatos on Breaking Necropotence

1 week ago

"Children of korlis does not work. You pay life so no life is being lost its being paid" What? That's not accurate in the slightest. Literally any downward modification of your life total is "life loss". Magister Sphinx targeting a player with 18 life causes them to lose 8 life. Lightning Bolt to the face does 3 damage, causing the player to lose 3 life. Toxic Deluge for 4 costs the caster 4 life, causing them to lose 4 life. Same applies to life gain.

Ender666666 on Im bad at names

1 month ago

Hey, as a long-time Oloro player, and holder of the Top-Rated Oloro deck on TappedOut, here are my humble suggestions:

  1. Add more lands. 34 is a bit light, even with the mana rocks you are running

  2. Watch out for spells that are too heavily dependent on a lot of one type of mana. Celestial Mantle and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir would be examples. I'm not saying DON'T play them... Just be careful how many you run and be sure that you have a plan to be able to cast them

  3. Lose the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo. It's so expected and lame in any deck, let alone an Oloro deck

  4. Lose Magister Sphinx and Felidar Sovereign, as they are also cheap, cheaty combos that people hate

  5. Consider running a few more board wipes. It never hurts to have something in hand to control the board, especially if you're not focusing on Counter Magic. You need to have Control of the game in some way

  6. Consider upgrading Unsummon and Boomerang to things like Capsize, and if you're going to only run a handful of Counters, make them Great Stuff like Forbid and Disallow, rather than just Counterspell and Mana Leak

MoGoose831 on Tokens for everyone!!!!

1 month ago

Guys!!! These are perfect! Thank you so much for the ideas.

My plan is to build a deck based on MassPolymorph. The only creatures I want in my deck are Massacre Wurm, Godhead of Awe and Magister Sphinx for an immediate kill. I don't expect the deck to be great in multiplayer but should be fun and hilarious if I get the combo off!!!

JKRice on "Thoughts are commodities..."

1 month ago

Maybe like having a creature with an ability that is constant or automatically triggered, like Sen Triplets. Possibly, you could add in Magister Sphinx, if you are confident that you can survive long enough to play it.

RedStanley on Oloro, The Big Win Con

1 month ago

Sandwitcher, Thank you for the suggestions! Magister Sphinx has been an idea I have toyed around with in my head before but I chose not to go with him because I already get hated out fairly often. I actually am thinking of taking Sorin Markov out soon because of this same reason. This is actually my first time hearing about Disciple of Griselbrand and I absolutely love that!

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