Magister Sphinx


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Latest as Commander

Magister Sphinx Discussion

DerektheRed on Need help!!

1 week ago

I'll make two suggestions, one based on managing the dynamics of your play group, and the other to improve the deck.

1) This is just my opinion and others may disagree, but I think your friend shares some responsibility for closing the gap in power level. You can make your deck more powerful, but they can also make their deck less powerful. The easiest way to do that and still have fun is for them to remove some (or all) of the tutors. Tutors take a powerful deck and make it predictably powerful. Lots of people play with few or no tutors for exactly this reason; predictably powerful doesn't = more fun.

2) As for increasing the power of your deck - and especially considering what you're up against - I strongly suggest looking into 'Aminatou blink'. Add some cards that blink both your stuff and theirs; the former lets you abuse enter the battlefield effects, and the latter makes it hard to attack. Blink doesn't care about indestructible, so that won't help them at all.

Here are a few good ones: Felidar Guardian , Peregrine Drake , Eldrazi Displacer , Mulldrifter , Reflector Mage , Flickerwisp , Magister Sphinx , Hostage Taker

Last but not least, pack a little more exile removal, since it also doesn't care about indestructible: Utter End , etc.

Good luck!

SomaUlte on Aminatou Upgrades

1 week ago

Ashen Rider is a great card to blink but a little costly, Conjurer's Closet is another good one, I also run Venser, the Sojourner , Jace's Mindseeker , and Magister Sphinx is also good.

Hamroids on The Sphinx: A Menacing Mystery

1 month ago

Just wanted to comment that I absolutely adore this idea. Sphinxes are my favorite mythical creature and I've always toyed with the idea of making a tribal deck for them.

My main thought is that the average mana cost is sort of high and you're running relatively few lands, and without much mana fixing elsewhere. Belltower Sphinx also seems iffy here, as mill tends to be pretty unreliable in EDH without serious commitment to it. Maybe add a Magister Sphinx in its place? Although that would also increase your average mana cost, Yennett could play him for free.

Gidgetimer on What is being summoned in ...

1 month ago

The head is shaped exactly like an Esper sphinx. See aforementioned Sphinx of the Steel Wind , Sharding Sphinx , Magister Sphinx , Enigma Sphinx , and Sphinx Sovereign . They all have some sort of metal plate as a mane and all but two have the "horns" pictured on Wargate . I disagree that it is Sphinx of the Steel Wind though, the floating balls around the head put me more in mind of Magister Sphinx or Sphinx Sovereign though there are minor details wrong for it to be either of them too. Valid arguments could be made for any of the three or none.

carlmoores on Aminatou the Facelifter - Grin and Win!

2 months ago

They will be difficult cuts for sure, they were for me. I hated to lose cards like Perplexing Chimera , Magister Sphinx and Yennett, but the deck runs more smoothly and enjoyable with lower casting cost and more efficient cards in their place. I'm also a long way from done playtesting and tuning but, for me, using the ETB guys as board control and card advantage only and devoting the more superflous guys slots to cards to hunt out and protect my end game makes the deck much more enjoyable on the whole (it's worth noting I have 4 different metas and 3 of them are pretty cut throat. Games raraely go beyond turn 7 or 8)

SynergyBuild on Best Reanimation Targets

3 months ago

I'll pick up the Magister Sphinx, it seems really strong when used properly. Gisela is a little slow. Are any of the bringers any good?

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Magister Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.39%