Phantasmal Bear


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Duel Decks: Jace vs Vraska (DDM) Common
2012 Core Set (M12) 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

Ballzanya on

2 months ago

Four copies of Phantasmal Bear. Enough said.

Politricks on All help is welcomed

4 months ago

This reminds me a lot of ninja bear delver. Phantasmal Bear is a low to the ground threat that usually is simply a 2/2 for one, any spell they target this thing with would probably kill it even without the draw back.

As previously mentioned Ninja of the Deep Hours is a great card in blue agro strategies.

enpc on Jace

5 months ago

If yo uwant a deck to be coompetitive then you need to pick a format for it to be competitive in. It will dramatically help in tailoring your card choices.

Also, a slew of one off creatutres is not the best way to build a deck. While yes, each game feels different (if you want that then there are better formats to play than 60 card), there is too much variance. If you want to play an illusions deck, you will want 4x Lord of the Unreal. Then you want ot pack 4x Jace's Phantasm / Phantasmal Bear. 4x Thoughtscour will give you card advantage and will help to buff Jace's Phantasm.

Stuff like that will ehlp pul lthe deck together better and the consistency will make it much better to pilot.

kameenook on Merely an Illusion

7 months ago

I don't really like Phantasmal Bear strangely enough, and definitely don't see Jace's Phantasm being more than a 1/1 flier for one, if you did cut some cards I would suggest Metallic Mimic or Phyrexian Metamorph

Funkydiscogod on Mdrn Deck built around Jace ...

7 months ago

It combos with Doubling Season, but honestly name one planeswalker that doesn't.

I would vote for tribal illusions, with Lord of the Unreal and just use Jace as a Phantasmal Bear factory that can also loot useless cards out of your hand.

Cipher001 on Mdrn Deck built around Jace ...

7 months ago

Well, illusion tribal is actually a thing. Not a very competitive thing, but it's a thing. Cards like Illusory Angel are cheap for their mana costs, but often have a "dies to any kind of targeting, ever" clause, like good ol' Phantasmal Bear here. Good thing Lord of the Unreal is also a thing. There's Jace's Phantasm if you want to go a more indirect route with mill, but that might be difficult. One deck on this site uses Grand Architect and Pili-Pala to great effect with all these cheap blue creatures to make casting infinitely high mana cards possible through way of -- you guessed it -- infinite combo. It's not going to be super competitive, but modern decks (I think that's the format that'll give you the most flexibility) don't have to all be Death's Shadow or Storm or Affinity. Casual playlists are often more fun, in my experience, but that's a subjective opinion and subject to factors like the competitiveness of your playgroup. Do you have a certain level of power in mind or specific format you want it to be in if any?

xyr0s on Enigma Delver

7 months ago

More library manipulation like Opt or Serum Visions would relieve you from playing the worst of these cards (Lightning Strike, Abrade). You could use a bit more threats (about 12 total) - Ninja of the Deep Hours or Phantasmal Bear, to keep it budget.

As you've been told elsewhere, you need to consider some real card advantage. Tempo isn't very strong in modern, as everything else is so fast.

Watertower420 on Modern-Illusions

7 months ago

Check out Monastery Siege for protection. Id drop the Errant Ephemeron for Illusory Angel. Also Phantasmal Bear and Jace's Phantasm are good drops for buffing the Krovikan Mist. A set of Force Spike for protecting your creatures might work as well.

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