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Artifact Creature — Sphinx
When Magister Sphinx enters the battlefield, target player's life total becomes 10.
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Magister Sphinx Discussion
3 days ago
First pass at cuts.
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
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.
5 days ago
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!
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
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.
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:
Add more lands. 34 is a bit light, even with the mana rocks you are running
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
Lose the Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo. It's so expected and lame in any deck, let alone an Oloro deck
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
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
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!!!
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.
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!