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Creature — Illusion
You may have Pantasmal Image enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it's an Illusion in addition to its other types and it gains "When this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it."
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Phantasmal Image Discussion
9 hours ago
If you’re still going with a sac theme I’d consider playing Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest.
Some cards I’ve found quite useful are Aether Spellbomb, Glacial Chasm, Halls of Mist, Urza's Bauble, Mishra's Bauble, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Mirror Image, Phantasmal Image, River Kelpie, and Night Incarnate.
10 hours ago
Another strong card in here would be Palinchron, it already combos nicely with Atzal, Cave of Eternity and Phantasmal Image, which are good cards on their own. Maybe your friends wont like it for the combos though.
5 days ago
I did this crazy combo with Dragonstorm and Arcane Adaptation in play with 2 storm counts and then searched for a Scourge of Valkas,Phantasmal Image or any other clone, copying Scourge of Valkas and then Avenger of Zendikar with enough lands you just kill everyone and laugh.
1 week ago
Hey, looks good.
Have you considered the FlashHulk combo (Protean Hulk and Flash) with Phyrexian Delver and Phantasmal Image? Buried Alive is a good enabler to get creatures into the graveyard for Muldrotha or reanimation. Hermit Druid and Life from the Loam are ways to get many types of permanents into your graveyard. Skullclamp is very good as a draw engine with all the 1 toughness creatures as well as sac outlets. Fauna Shaman is a less expensive/less powerful Survival of the Fittest they can fill your graveyard up with creatures while also tutoring for specific ones. Birthing Pod is similar, all are powerful with Muldrotha.
River Kelpie has busted interactions with Muldrotha and sac outlets. Razaketh, the Foulblooded(sac outlet, tutor) very good Demon to reanimate. Mindslicer with a sac outlet can be back-backing for your opponents, less bad for you.
Good luck with your deck.
2 weeks ago
Sorry for the p.s. but Phantasmal Image is probably the most mana efficient way to copy a mirror-mad phantasm, and it copies Gary! Which, by the way, I love the inclusion of sac outlets alongside Mikaeus. Allows for double gary triggers on top of each clone!
2 weeks ago
I don’t run Cryptic Serpent cause ideally it’s a TITI deck where I just Whip em with Awoken Horror, I’m actually considering switching Delver to Phantasmal Image or just replacing a spell in the deck with it, just for more opportunities for TITI to put in work
3 weeks ago
You decisions all make sense to me. I think the sceptor package is better in faster metas but if yours is slower and not abundant with graveyard hate the reanimation package makes sense. As you say, if you go this route then a Palinchron package is better!
I didn't realise before but you're right, your blue card density is a little lower than mine. I have actually never had Force in hand and not be able to cast for the alternative cost. I would think your density is still high enough to make it worth it but maybe that needs testing. If you do go reanimator the density will probably go up as well so thats something to consider...
I think I would favour Putrefy over Go for the Throat it's harder to cast and more expensive but a lot more versatile. That said, you already run Krosan and Nature's claim so maybe you don't need it. If giving away tokens doesn't end up mattering for you then you could also use Pongify as an efficient solution.
As for the specific questions:
1) Ok for transformation, I recommend something similar to me where it's not all in but a decent and tight package that when combined with tutors in the deck is very reliable if you want to go that route in a game.
I think the single best reanmiation target right now is Nezahal, Primal Tide, followed by Consecrated Sphinx. You don't really need to run both of these tbh, I have just always liked having both. For a long time I was running Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur and he was great. I actually had him turn one once or twice which was brutal! I am currently also testing razaketh, the foulblooded , will let you know how that goes!
The other important consideration is how you get the cards in to the graveyard. Having some discard outlets is important on top of Tasigur's ability. Sultai Charm, Fact or Fiction, Windfall and Nezahal are great for this, so you're probably ok on that front for now. I also run Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip, he is great for some filtering and recursion but I often use him to pitch a reanimation target also.
There are some other specific things to think about but I think this is enough to test how you like it and then you can decide if you want to pull the trigger fully.
So 7 cuts for those. We can instantly cut two in the Sceptor package, so that leaves 5. I would cut at least 2 - 3 lands? It seems like a lot but 39 is very high right now. If you're dropping the sceptor package and in a slower competitive meta there are arguments to be made for dropping one or two of the mana dorks but that's a personal call I think. Otherwise my initial preference would be for the Time Warp and/or Phryrexian Arena but as you said they have served you well!
2) I ended up trading it out for Trickbind, I found I have enough other counters in the deck that I don't mind losing the flexibility of this effect. I was almost always using it to counter triggered and activated abilities anyway and Trickbind is just so much better at this. Cheaper, easier to cast, split second and also stops repeated activations for that turn (those last two are huge!).
And it was no trouble to look over. It made me realise some missing pieces in my list so it has been double useful! I look forward to hearing how you get on with the deck as you play it more!
1 month ago
Mirror Image and Windfall can be added for sure. I actually knew about Phantasmal Image and originally had it in here, but the fact I cannot blink him without having to sacrifice him made me remove it. I never really liked the card either, but Mirror Image functions the same without the needing to sacrifice him, so that will be in for sure.
I feel recurring the miracle cards may be a bit much, esp since I forgot Temporal Mastery.
As for the cuts, I wish to keep Solemn Recruit as it is a target for Sun Titan that can quickly become a threat. Obzedat's Aid I have just realized doesn't have many targets outside of creatures to immediately bring back for value, so I will make that cut. I feel Boomerang is just too useful of a utility and control card to remove, and with a cheap cost as well. It's also tutorable by Spellseeker and can be an immediate answer to a threat or save a permanent of mine from a threat. I'd rather remove the more expensive 4 mana board wipe, Damnation. This will be easier on cost and I already own a WoG. I can remove Increasing Devotion as I wanted more utility out of being able to use my graveyard, but 15 1/1s at most over that long of a time frame isn't helpful as I originally thought.
@FiveEightFiveBC: It's a very useful tool because of that reshuffle, at a cheap price too! Ah, Commit to Memory is a very useful card, but not for this deck, so I didn't include it.