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Artifact Creature — Sphinx
When Magister Sphinx enters the battlefield, target player's life total becomes 10.
Magister Sphinx Discussion
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.
Last but not least, pack a little more exile removal, since it also doesn't care about indestructible: Utter End , etc.
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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.
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.
1 month ago
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)
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?
Magister Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
W/U/B (Esper): 0.39%