Phantasmal Image


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Phantasmal Image

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

Nicklaus95 on VanniPod Combolicious!

1 day ago


Thank you for the suggestions. I love the idea of the Isochron Scepter . I feel that a good trade off for that card would be Tajuru Preserver . It's a card that is great utility but doesn't produce enough value in this deck. I will update that.

I love the idea of Tooth and Nail in this deck, but I feel it may be a little too high of a CMC. I know that sounds crazy since this is filled with Mana ramp, but in most games and playtests, I never get to a point where that kind of Mana is available.

I've thought about running Natural Order to achieve a similar effect, and it's a lower CMC. I find myself with 4 open mana frequently, and I could easily turn that into a Protean Hulk .

Now the Palinchron + Phantasmal Image combo interests me BIG TIME. My only issue is that it would require me to either cut redundancy or protection. But the value produced seems fitting albeit a little "win more" flavored. But hey, that's a combo for ya'.

SerraMeya on VanniPod Combolicious!

1 day ago

nice list!

i would try to fit Isochron Scepter for your Dramatic Reversal for infinite mana and untap triggers.

Palinchron and Phantasmal Image can add to your infinite combos and are nice with Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake .

maybe Tooth and Nail to get a 2-card-combo online out of nowhere

triproberts12 on Look out Knight Tribal, a new jank tribal is here

3 days ago

This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.

In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.

Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .

In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .

Tibor and Lumia would be my choice for an Izzet commander, Aurelia, the Warleader would be my choice for Boros, and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker would be my choice for Jeskai.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Ravnica Allegiance: Spoilers and Speculation

1 week ago

So some comments on the cards which I missed that were spoiled yesterday:

The Guildmages seem fine. The Rakdos and Simic ones are very synergistic with their guilds. The Orzhov one is just bad, but oh my that Azorius one. That will be a nice card in limited.

I am starting to see why WOTC designed Adapt the way they did with so many pushed uncommons appearing in Simic. Galloping Lizrod is a sweet build around that only needs 1 creature with a +1/+1 counter on it to be a 5/5 for 5 (with trample). Any more after that is just gravy. Both Skatewing Spy and Trollbred Guardian are great payoffs for +1/+1 strategies. And then we have Winged Salamander. In limited it is just good, but in constructed this will be a 5/5 flyer for more times than not.

The artwork on Thrash//Threat makes me more concerned about Ruric Thar appearing in this set (it shows Nikya instead). I am now thinking he shows up in the final set instead.

Mesmerizing Benthid seems like a really cool mythic and pairs very nicely with Phantasmal Image. My Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer deck might want this guy.

CyberLynx07 on Control decks are child’s play

1 week ago

Hey, good list so far for a beginning player, I like where you're going with this. First off, I second the motion on Blade Splicer, it can be insane with flicker effects. It also combos well with Sun Titan and my next suggestion of Reveillark. Reveillark seems like it could be great with this list, many of your creatures have 2 power or less. Maybe even add Karmic Guide to chain the Reveillark, though that may be a bit ambitious. You might also be able to get away with a Brago, King Eternal in this deck. Too bad Phantasmal Image is so expensive.

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

2 weeks ago

Hey sam171z,

Thanks for the love! I added an explanation of it to the description. I hope this helps. It’s quite complicated, but my playgroup banned instant-win-combos with 3 cards or less to make the games more fun. You could win much less complicated with Mikaeus and Triskelion if you want to. That also would make your Defense of the Heart an instant-win if it survives to your upkeep.

You can do a lot of damage with a non-infinite version of this combo too. With just Kokusho and Havengul Lich on the field you can play Phantasmal Image as a copy of Kokusho from your grave for 3 mana as often as you can pay it. This can deal like 15-20 damage to all opponents each turn and gaining you a ton of live.

TheSimikBOat on Catching the Modern BUG

2 weeks ago

Hey, SkippDaReaper.

As a suggestion, I think that a great card for the maindeck is Spell Snare, because it costs only and it is good against almost all decks: Different types of The Rock; against Spirits is great to counter Supreme Phantom or Phantasmal Image; against humans you may counter Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Thalia's Lieutenant or Meddling Mage; against Storm you may counter the feared Grapeshot; etc...

I think that you may move the Nihil Spellbomb and the Surgical Extraction to the side, and add 2 Spell Snare.

Also, in the sideboard you may add Countersquall against Storm or Burn, Disdainful Stroke against the Big Mana decks like Tron, and you may switch Life Goes On for Feed the Clan.

GreenFuzzyNinja on My mind's desire is to cast every card printed

2 weeks ago

@CryptRats, I assure you I did. I have never seen this combo anywhere other than this deck, other than in decks which are spinoffs of this deck, which leads me to believe I made it. However, I did not make some combos in this deck, such as Deadeye Navigator + Great Whale/Palinchron/Peregrine Drake, High Tide + Palinchron, and Phantasmal Image + Palinchron. I do not take credit for any of the combos just listed, but I do for the combo that this deck is based around.

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