Phantasmal Bear


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska Common
2012 Core Set Common

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Phantasmal Bear

Creature — Bear Illusion

When Phantasmal Bear becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.

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Phantasmal Bear Discussion

dArthPollo on Grand Illusions

1 week ago

Let me Reanimate this deck.

Mizzium Skin can also protect your illusions from spells and counter one that's on the pile. It could also provide a mini combat trick to save a creature, but +0/+1 is still lame.

Veiling Oddity can setup a kill.

Illusory Angel works well with low cost stuff like suspensions or Phantasmal Bear.

AEtherplasm can bring stuff to your board and/or keep you safe while attacking with all your flying board.

Sneaky Homunculus and AEther Figment work very well too, especially AEther Figment.

Maybe : Riftwing Cloudskate for some little but sometimes needed control.

And if you want to play it casually there are cards like Somnophore and Veiled Sentry that put some pseudo-control pressure easily while keeping an aggro spirit.

Also with my bad pun, I just realized some could do great things with some reanimation on Lord of the Unreal or Phantasmal Image

abby315 on Rules Question: Spellskite + Eternal ...

1 month ago

Yes, I believe so. In order to change a target, the OG target must be targeted!

Spellskite's ability isn't a replacement effect, which would read something like "if a permanent you control would be targeted by a spell or ability an opponent controls, you may pay and make spellskite the target of that ability instead."

You can see why wizards went with the more straightforward wording, but it makes for weird interactions like above. Both spellskite and eternal scourge end up being targeted. I'm not a judge, but this is similar to the ruling on Phantasmal Bear and Spellskite.

berfandil on Ninjabeardelver Reloaded

1 month ago

Mausoleum Wanderer:
Better than Phantasmal Bear for surely hitting the opponent's face, plus counterspell?

Chasm Skulker:
You are planning on drawing several cards, which makes this creature first big, then many... and eg. 6x 1/1 are hard to block ==> Ninja of the Deep Hours comes again.

Eternal Scourge:
Thought Disrupting Shoal would work with this... :(

Grand Architect:
Have some 2/2 delvers, which flip into 4/3 flyers, have 2/2 wanderers, 3/2 snapcasters, 3/3 ninjas!

Kefnet the Mindful:
Dunno how much cards you can keep in hand, maybe it is lower than 7. :(

DoctorScarf on Bear Tribal EDH

2 months ago

OMG Phantasmal Bear IS IN HERE +++++1

Icbrgr on It's just an illusion, so why are you seeing this?

2 months ago

lol naw boss... what i meant was in ADDITION to Adaptive Automaton add in the Grand Architect... he will make all your blue creatures +1/+1 in addition to reducing the casting cost of your articacts such as Adaptive Automaton/Spellskite.... thats why Phyrexian Metamorph and Wurmcoil Engine were suggested because Grand Architect allows you to cheat them out just tapping Phantasmal Bear or somthing Automoton will only cost 1 to cast, skite would be free metamorph just 1 (if you paid the life) and wurmcoil just 4... basically mimics the high power/low cost of illusion without any drawback realy and without worrying about color fixing.

gnikrul on Dream Police

2 months ago

ibstudent2200: The effects would certainly be nice. The problems are:

  • As an uncommon it eats up our slots for Frost Walkers, which have no substitute at common in blue if we're already maxed out on Phantasmal Bears.

  • Having the same casting cost as Orb of Dreams makes it hard to play in a timely manner.

...I think it would excel in the High Tide + Peregrine Drake version of the deck, though.

Vathlo on

3 months ago

If you're not going for a mill plan, I would drop the mill plan entirely. Also,Jace's Mindseeker is too high for your manabase. I would cut the Chronozoa and Jace's Mindseeker for 4x Phantasmal Bear. Telling Time should really be a Serum Visions since it's the same thing for one less. Or even Sleight of Hand.Also you should replace your counterspells with some number of Spell Pierce and/or Mana Leak if you really think you need that many.

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