Phantasmal Image


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

noshadowkick on Pir & Toothy Battle Buds

3 days ago

Great list, I've been brainstorming these partners since the minute they were spoiled. One thing that I think should not be overlooked for Pir and Toothy is the power of clone effects. Clone Toothy to have the OG Toothy leave play (to yard or command zone) and have the clone refill on counters with the cards OG toothy drew. With Pir out it just gets wild. My favorite clone effects for this deck are Phantasmal Image and Clever Impersonator.

Another good option, if you want to get SUPER degenerate is Deadeye Navigator, with enough mana and Toothy it'd be pretty easy to draw your whole deck, especially with Pir on the field. I personally don't like this play but it's worth discussing.

Also, I feel like this is a deck where Jace, the Mind Sculptor is actually good! Drawing 3 cards from the brainstorm effect can help buff Toothy really fast! Also, Jace's -1 can bounce Toothy to your hand to cash in on all the counters.

Here is my current list (a work in progress) if anyone is interested in checking it out/giving feedback:

Thanks for all the content Jumbo Commander, you are by far my favorite MtG youtube channel.

maxon on What are the weirdest combos ...

4 days ago

with Phantasmal Image though, wouldn't you have to sacrifice it the moment you activated the equip ability of Assault Suit?

clayperce on What are the weirdest combos ...

4 days ago

Anything that would normally have to be sacrificed. E.g., cards like Phyrexian Soulgorger and Phantasmal Image, or tokens made by Feldon of the Third Path and Chandra, Flamecaller.

Catalog9000 on Blue Creature Cloner?

5 days ago

Here's a list of what I could find.

Fleetwood-Mat on What are some cheap creatures ...

1 week ago

Oh yeah; one more thing about Suture Priest and Mercy Killing is that the ability stacks with more Suture Priests out, so another good 2 drop you can use to abuse it is Phantasmal Image

carpecanum on Ezuri, Claw of Progress (Blue/Green)

1 week ago

Kalonian Hydra, Hooded Hydra, Marwyn, the Nurturer, Sylvan Offering,Ulvenwald Tracker,Viral Drake, Cytoplast Manipulator, Druid's Call, Thada Adel, Acquisitor and AEther Mutation are all fun cards here. I think only the Kalonian Hydra is expensive.

Triskelion is amazing here.

Woodland Bellower, Priest of Titania, Phantasmal Image, Caller of the Claw and Avenger of Zendikar are all great cards but not as good with Ezuri i think.

If you want to strengthen the Elf theme there's enough to do the entire deck just with that. I was fiddling with my Ezuri deck and started to look at possible themes like Elf, Rogue, Wizard etc. Morph, Wizard and Elf were the strongest. Not enough creatures to make Modular work =(

I'm almost certain you're going to want some more protection for Ezuri once people start seeing him work.

Khunjund on W/U Wizard Control

1 week ago

As far as I know, Meddling Mage + Naban, Dean of Iteration doesn't work, because it's not an enter the battlefield ability.

Since Watertrap Weaver is a generally lackluster card, I think you'd be better off replacing them with Cursecatchers (or Judge's Familiars, since, unlike Merfolk, you don't make your creatures evasive). Another option would be Phantasmal Image. (I don't know if you were aware of its existence, but Familiar's Ruse is another option for countermagic.)

Xica on Advertise your MODERN deck!

1 week ago


If you want consistency, you will need card filtering, which means either going for blue cantrips like Serum Visions, Sleight of Hand ...etc. or for red looting effects like Faithless Looting.

If you want to abuse black "you lose the game" enchantments, i think it would be better to play white flicker effects. If you run Ad Nauseam, then (despite neither of us liking it), Lightning Storm is miles ahead of Zombie Infestation. What i am trying to say is that these two plans are not necessarily best suited to be played in the same deck. (there are more very painful, black enchantments to be abused, beside Demonic Pact, like Bitterblossom, Phyrexian Etchings ...etc. - or even Null Profusion for the completely mental players)

Like the previous poster mentioned Death's Shadow is a card that has great potential for builds like this, and i would add, that cards like Fling & Rite of Consumption are madly strong with it.
They often mean game if the opponent tries to race you, as they can act as walls, or just go to face if painful manabases, or bob put them in range of the 13 dmg bolt.


For some reason - probably thanks to lorwyn block art - i have a very visceral disgust of merfolk (which got reduced a lot in ixalan)...

If you are thinking about playing red, then pairing up Spreading Seas with Blood Moon seems like a strategy that in itself is often enough to win, not to mention, that you would get access to one of if not the best merfolk of all time Jori En, Ruin Diver, which can be pretty crazy, but you would likely have to give up the vial plan, in favour of cantrips, and cheap stuff in general. (+ Lightning Bolt aka. shit removal spell, that has a great failure mode, going to the face)

Imho, i don't think green merfolk is anything special, it trades if vulnerability to Choke, for being hit by Blood Moon, and the green creatures it gains are often not helping the "play all the lords & islandwalk for the win" strategy that the deck want to play, not to tmenion that playing Phantasmal Image as the X-th lord offers the option to copy value cards that are run by goodstuff decks (Dark Confidant for example).

Beside the general black packages, like targeted discard, draw for life, and destroy effect, there is not much reason to go black - Sygg, River Cutthroat exists, but he is more of a rogue tribal card, a merfolk.

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I am looking for criticism of my deck (that goes beyond, stating the obvious difference from the standard RB hollow one lists), i would be even more happy if i could be hit by constructive ciritcism, and suggestions, but i will be happy with what i can get

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