Magister Sphinx


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

georgem1998 on Nicol Bolas and Superfriends

2 days ago

I wasn't actually planning on commenting, but then I saw the final part of your description and I figured if you're asking :P, here goes:

Grixis should be capitalised, as should If, the exclamation mark after comment should go after the brackets, typos doesn't need an apostrophe, and the full stop doesn't need to be there, so overall the sentence should read 'A deck inspired by another deck I found on the website as well as my love for Grixis. If you have any advice please leave a comment (that does include typos anywhere)!' (sentences in brackets aren't classified as seperate sentences). Also, since I'm leaving the comment, I may as well give some suggestions as well :)

I'd reccomend cutting a few extra turn cards and slower cards (Chainer's Edict doesn't seem to be adding too much to the deck) for an Inexorable Tide, some removal and definitely more lands - I'd say the minimum amount of lands for an edh deck would have to be 35, even with a lot of rocks. Also, Sorin Markov is definitely a must include in any EDH deck running black, Exsanguinate, Magister Sphinx and Worst Fears all in one 6-Drop! If you were looking for any inspiration (and considering I like to promote my own decks like a filthy upvote whore), you could always have a look at my deck here. It's a Grixis spellslinger deck but there's some just fairly decent Grixis cards in here, like a Phyrexian Arena or even just a Cruel Ultimatum, just for all around good cards :). Hope all this helped dude, gl with the deck!

DerGeldSchein on Breya Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

I like the Magister Sphinx eventhough it has 8cmc it seems quite worth to me. Phyrexian Metamorph i already thought about this one but i just dont know which creatures i should replace with the new ones.

Natalbee on Breya Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

And since I'm bored at work, I'll say something else real quick:

Magister Sphinx is a great card. And so is Phyrexian Metamorph (if it's in your budget).

Bchong on Breya

2 months ago

You should put in Spell Pierce or Negate instead of one of your counterspells, generally you don't have to be worried about people paying for it or countering it. Most of the scary people that you usually are worried about tap out...or just counter their mana rocks...

throw in literally every 1 mana blue draw spell it will make your deck more consistent...Brainstorm Gitaxian Probe Preordain Ponder

get Mystic Remora

takeout all the bouncelands just put in regular lands

your combos are too convoluted...they aren't good...go for easy combos like Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar + breya... you seem to have a weird reanimating version of this

you have a lot of scary but nonetheless dead cards...Wurmcoil Engine, Tezzeret, Master of Metal, Magister Sphinx, Thopter Engineer, Steel Hellkite, Decree of Pain, Nevinyrral's Disk, Magistrate's Scepter, Trading Post, Panharmonicon, Mirrorworks, Temple of the False God, Combustible Gearhulk, Counterflux, Baleful Strix

Put in draw spells and removal/disruption instead...Fragmentize, Swords to Plowshares, Blind Obedience, Dispatch, Ethersworn Canonist

or just some other eggs...cantripping artifacts... like this...not an exhaustive list. Conjurer's Bauble, Chromatic Star, Chromatic Sphere

ideally in a combo deck you a non super competitive deck... go off turn 6 or 7 easily.

AverageDragon on Centurion EDH - Variant Commander

4 months ago

mahdik The format isn't necessarily inherently casual, it's just a format that supports a wide variety of playstyles. The format was started by various competitive, casual, and middle-of-the-road players, with the goal of making an interesting alternative to EDH which allows people to play with nonlegendary commanders. While many commanders wouldn't mix well with things on a lower level of competitiveness (such as Magister Sphinx or Platinum Angel), that's true for a large amount of commanders. While a casual playgroup might find their abilities oppressive, a more competitive playgroup might enjoy the unique challenge and playstyle that these commanders encourage. The solution to imbalanced power levels lies in-playgroup, communicating and compromising with the people you play with in order to make sure that everyone is having fun. In the same way that things such as Rafiq of the Many and Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon are acceptable in normal EDH, despite usually demanding answers, commanders which encourage higher power levels are acceptable here.

mahdik on Centurion EDH - Variant Commander

4 months ago

I think having Angel of Despair and Ashen Rider is pretty redundant. IMO, the differences aren't big enough to matter. I would keep Ashen Rider over the other. The same story for Lightning Angel and Mantis Rider. I'll keep Mantis Rider. Not that all matters, it's only a list to help people get information but a lil update wouldn't hurt and reaffirm the credibility of the team being this list.

I would also ban Magister Sphinx and Platinum Angel, not that would matter because it's a casual format and nobody cares after all, but if we want to make the format credible, banning none debatable unfun cards like those would be a great idea. It's easy to give Platinum Angel hexproof even in colorless and you can hardly Torpor Orb Magister Sphinx in un/commun, even if assigning 10 damage fast is not super easy in Esper. These are both not incredibly good commanders, I agree, but not-fun is definitely what I would call them. There are other not-fun commanders, and I'm sure a lot are unknown, but these stand out to me. There's close to no wipe too, getting rid of stuff is hard. A card-hunting is not necessary, fun is a debatable subject, but seriously, kill those cards...

Otherwise, is it me or this format call for voltron decks? Not that it's a bad thing, but is it just me? I did not tried to play hundreds of them I'm just asking.

Flyheight on Ramos And His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

5 months 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 months 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!

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