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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$3.0 $3.95 $6.49 $13.39 1.03 TIX 10.47 TIX

Phenax, God of Deception Discussion

EnderSlayer13 on All about that BOOTY

11 hours ago

Splash blue for Phenax, God of Deception. He is just sooooo good. I think you should make this deck Sultai because of him.

Thoeo on U/B Mill

1 day ago

Isn't Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver before M15? And you still need more mill cards. But Dragonlord Kolaghan is good with mill. Mabye add a Phenax, God of Deception.


1 day ago

Ye could try and get out Phenax, God of Deception just in case things go south and it turns into a long match. All that ass will mill yet opponents to pieces if ya do it right.

DrewsBrews on Defender in Standard

1 day ago

I really like the idea of running Phenax, God of Deception with defenders.

magnetcrocodile on Defender in Standard

1 day ago

Wall of Frost is definitely on the list. And if i indeed decide to use , I'm considering to use another enchantment, Bident of Thassa, which can make all the opponent's creature tap and attack futilely to my fat wall, thus clearing a way for my attack next turn. And all the counterspell is great for preventing any removal/boardwipe.

But Silumgar, the Drifting Death and Phenax, God of Deception is interesting. Way to think out of the box, Wiktul. A 7-power hexproof flier that wipe token everytime it attack does sound great.

Wiktul on Defender in Standard

1 day ago

Dragon's Eye Savants is very easily and effectively used with Assault Formation and it's morph trick is also very handy. If you'd like to splash it with black, you can easily make a good, aggresive defender-mill with Phenax, God of Deception. Add Commune with the Gods to tutor for Phenax, Assault Formation or defender you need in the moment ( Wall of Frost isn't bad at all) and maybe keep one Silumgar, the Drifting Death if you decide to play sultai. Defenders should hold opponents long enough to complete 6 mana, and 7/7 flying dragon with hexproof and token removal for attack is a great option for both - combat and mill.

classybobit on Defenders

3 days ago

I feel that if you had blue and black for Phenax, God of Deception would be amazing, I had a deck like that

OtakulordAndrew on Move Along, Nothing to See Here...See for Yourself

5 days ago

This deck really is not currently a modern viable competitive deck it is slow and clunky and has a lot of dead card draws. My suggestions are to get rid of the play set of Mindeye Drake, Returned Centaur, Undercity Informer, Phenax, God of Deception, Archive Trap, Countermand, Grisly Spectacle, Rescue from the Underworld. In there place I would recomend cards like Mana Leak, Remand, Cryptic Command, Psychic Strike, Paranoid Delusions, Suffer the Past, Jace's Phantasm, Hedron Crab, Murderous Cut, etc and if you are going to include red then cards such as Terminate, Electrolyze, Counterflux, etc. I will talk about the land another time.

Power / Toughness 4/7
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 2.65
Avg. cube pick 4.04


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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