Phenax, God of Deception

Phenax, God of Deception


Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to blue or black is less than 7, Phenax isn't a creature

Creatures you control have " (Tap) target player puts top X cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard, where X is that creature's toughness"

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Phenax, God of Deception Discussion

nweekley on Defender

2 days ago

Deck Description continued - -

Wall of Frost : the heavy hitter/miller of the deck. It's blocking ability also makes it useful for stalling the game.

Shape the Sands : A combat trick; a 1 mana drop for +5/+5 can be ridiculous. can help you end the game similar to a Become Immense. It can also be useful for blocking dragons or other fliers. Also, combo this with a Triton Tactics when milling and the amount mill can be ridiculous.

Triton Tactics : Another combat trick, can add a potential 6 dmg to your strike or save your creatures from burn. It can also be used to surprise your opponent, you swing with your only 2 creatures and leave your self with no defenses ( or so it seems). He swings with every thing and you untap to block and kill his creatures. It's 3rd usage comes when milling with Phenax, God of Deception allowing you tap your creatures twice in one turn. I've milled for 60+ cards in one turn combining this with Shape the Sands

nweekley on Defender

2 days ago

Deck Description continued-

Kiora, the Crashing Wave : This card, i'm unsure about in testing it fared very well against control and mid range decks. She does very well against decks that put out one huge threat. She crushes Abzan, allowing me to lock up their den protector or seige rhino that could swing through my walls while the rest of my walls block the little guys. She pairs well with Courser of Kruphix for the extra card draw and helps me find my win cons. Her ult is also extremely beneficial, giving me one free 9/9 per turn. I'd like feed back on this card. She would be a lot better if she were 3 mana cost or started with more toughness though.

Sidisi's Faithful : I love this card, the 1 drop helps me to get a blocker out early and the ability to exploit herself allows me some utility in the later game.

Sylvan Caryatid : This staple green card is especially useful in this deck, its toughness, and hexproof help. While its mana ramp helps get an early Phenax, God of Deception on the battlefeild.

InDirectX on 2015-05-17 update of Aura of ...

5 days ago

Clarification on the situation: I designed a deck quite fine and tried playtesting. However, the game was completely non-functional. (After a while of sadface, the other player simply left.) I tried rooting around for the cause of the problem but I couldn't figure it out.

Right now I'm running XMAge but I haven't actually done anything with it yet. There are some major cards missing from old sets (I could only build 93/100 of my Phenax, God of Deception deck), but I haven't tried to build anything in Modern. Try downloading it and getting the card base. It looks like it'll be a pretty good play platform once everything gets straightened out.

Wikd8ball on 2015-05-22 update of Tasigur's Graveyard ...

5 days ago

Things to consider adding:

Phenax, God of Deception, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Genesis, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Necrotic Ooze

You might also consider adding more ETB effects to potentially abuse tasigur a little bit more.

Things to consider removing:

Krosan Tusker

Misthollow Griffin - Yes, you can delve it away for tasigur, but it's not that great.

Murder of Crows - There is better card draw out there, especially in blue.

Splinterfright - It only gets you two cards in the graveyard per turn and late game is a removal magnet. It feels underwhelming.

Titania, Protector of Argoth - None of your lands are going from the battlefield to the graveyard, so half of her power is not being utilized. However, you could throw in lands similar to Strip Mine for when you have the crucible.

Training Grounds - You can use it to reduce the cost of three abilities. Not being utilized.

d10de on "I hope none of those were important!"

1 week ago

Phenax, God of Deception makes Consuming Aberration even more broken than it already is, so you should definitely run a couple.

I'd also swap out Duskmantle, House of Shadow for a Drowned Catacomb. Since all of your spells do milling better and more efficiently, the mana-fixing you get from the Catacomb is infinitely more useful than Duskmantle's ability.

I'd also take out 2x Evolving Wilds and replace them with Islands since your deck is very Blue heavy, and too many slow-lands can really wreck your tempo.

Finally, I'd find a better use for the Propaganda slot, as it's not amazing unless you're going full Pillow Fort. Possibly replace with an Archaeomancer or two, since bringing stuff back to your hand in a pinch is always good.

Cassaveron on Phenax EDH Mill

1 week ago

Late game, Ghastly Conscription could come in handy for Phenax, God of Deception 's ability to tap creatures, with each card from whichever graveyard you use being manifested into a 2/2 creature. Couple that with Altar of the Brood and that's a good portion of the deck gone. However, with its cmc of 7 that might not be a great fit for a deck that focuses on a primary cmc of 4. Just a suggestion. :)

raverswivel on Tricky Beats

2 weeks ago

this is exactly what I was talking about in the last deck =D with the number of inspiration creatures you have now, have you considered Phenax, God of Deception??? it gives you an easy way to tap your creatures (for no good reason) while messing up your opponents deck in the process. could be worth looking at.

Power / Toughness 4/7
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 2.65
Avg. cube pick 4.05


Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Casual Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods Mythic Rare

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