Phantasmal Image

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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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Phantasmal Image occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%

Phantasmal Image Discussion

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

2 days ago

Sure, you can ask. I could give you my discord too if that helps @ArgonathDK.

Greenwarden is just a 2nd witness and only used to recur one of my game winning instants or sorceries in case I haven’t found witness that game already.

Havengul lich is actually pretty good and underrated imho. It can steal creatures from my opponents graves but also brings insane value to my table. Let’s say you face aggressive decks and use spore frog every turn. Now you need to recast it with Muldrotha and that’s it, no more creatures from your grave. Havengul lich gets around that 1 creature per turn restriction to cast multiple creatures from your grave or from your opponents. In addition let’s say you got kokusho and havengul on the field. Now you cast Phantasmal Image from your grave and copy kokusho. You sac it to the legendary rule and get the kokusho trigger, pay 1 for havengul lich and 2 for the phantasmal image again and repeat as often as you can pay 2U. That’s 5 dmg for each opponent and 15 life for you for every 3 mana you spend in a multiplayer game. Add gravebreaker lamia and it’s only 2 mana, that’s some serious dmg and lifegain there.

Gilded drake is nice and I played it before, but at least in my meta it tends to backfire. My playgroup plays a lot of clones and stealing Muldrotha is about the best way to make you lose the game. So giving my opponents a tool against me by putting a gilded drake on the field isn’t exactly the best idea.

Vraska, Relic Seeker is again a hidden gem. It doesn’t look too great at first but look: the turn you play it it isn’t that great, 6 mana to destroy something and get a treasure is ok but not great. But every following turn it’s a beast. Destroy something again and get another treasure, vraska dies, recast it using your treasures and 4 colorless, use her again to destroy something and get a treasure. So every following turn she basically destroys 2 thing for 4 colorless mana. That’s a pretty good ratio for a single card and makes her a really good control tool to build your boardstate to an advantage.

NoSoyYucateco on Riku's Dastardly Deeds

3 weeks ago

This deck looks awesome! It looks super fun to play. I think you can tune it a bit more to make it more consistent, though.

I think the fog effects can be cut, personally. In exchange, I would add some more boardwipes, like Evacuation, Chain Reaction, and Anger of the Gods.

I also think some of the higher-costed instants and sorceries can go, such as Steam Augury, Storm Seeker, Prophetic Bolt, Spiraling Embers, and Time Reversal. I think all of these cards are outclassed by cards that either cost less, or do more for a comparable cost.

If you like dealing non-combat damage, I love Price of Progress. It is cheap, affects everyone, and Riku usually can rely on basic lands.

Maybe consider adding more copy effects like Twincast, Narset's Reversal, Refuse / Cooperate, Clever Impersonator, Phantasmal Image, Dack's Duplicate, etc...? I like the versatility of these cards in that they mirror the table. Nobody can complain that you are playing something strong when you are just copying your opponents!

PenguinMage on $5 Budget Illusions

4 weeks ago

I suggest having Phantasmal Form to give flavorful combat tricks and as a cheap substitute for Phantasmal Image to give Lord of the Unreal Hexproof and flying. There's also Cowardice which would give bouncing potential, though its probably a bad idea in an aggro deck like this.

jmull3215 on New Hub: Rogues

1 month ago

I am looking at giving them a try in modern with some mill theme shenanigans while poking and prodding with small, evasive creatures. Most of what I am considering right now are faeries (Oona's Blackguard and Faerie Impostor, for example) and getting multiple Thieves' Guild Enforcers online, especially with Phantasmal Image seems to me to be able to play a solid game, at least against decks without many creatures.

Last_Laugh on Animar the Elemental Beast Bird Octopus Elk Spider

1 month ago

On the note of clones... Dack's Duplicate, Stunt Double, Clever Impersonator (cast as a creature so you get Animar's discount no matter what you copy), and Phantasmal Image are a viable options.

Sultai_Sir on Yorion cEDH

1 month ago

Hi, SynergyBuild! This deck looks great, but I don't see a win condition anywhere. Maybe you should pack in an infinite combo to close out the game, like Dramatic Scepter or Palinchron + Phantasmal Image. Hope this helps!

wisegreenbean on Volrath 2.0

1 month ago

ez Kenrith's Transformation every time, you know it broken.

Phantasmal Image is obviously dope and powerful but nonbos with volrath?

Viridian Joiner is cute if you have an interest in tapping volrath for 7 green mana?

Balaam__ on Fleet's Faeries

1 month ago

Great looking build. Quick question- I don’t have any copies of Phantasmal Image. If I were looking to build this deck just for semi competitive kitchen table play, how necessary is the aforementioned creature? Is there a cheaper substitute?

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