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

Arorsthrar on standard mono blue mill/control!

10 hours ago

I'd say its impractical. You'll need to balance creature removal and your mill spells, and the idea isn't strong. I'd say go the Phenax, God of Deception route with Wall of Frost, Returned Phalanx, that 0/4 outlast, etc.

SpartanCEL on zombie mill

1 day ago

I just found cool zombie cards but Army of the Damned + Coat of Arms means 13 14/14 zombies so I'd consider that. But to the cool cards Unbreathing Horde Grimoire of the Dead Grave BetrayalGeth, Lord of the Vault Grimgrin, Corpse-Born and if you don't mind spending Death Baron. There could be repeats from the post above haha. Phenax, God of Deception possibly and Addison has one. Ghoultree is cool but green. See you at swim practice

Forkbeard on Mirko-Vosk, Mind Drinker EDH

3 days ago

A few beauties to think about: Phenax, God of Deception, Duskmantle Guildmage (his first ability + mega mill = goodnight), Eater of the Dead (combo's nicely with Phenax), Guiltfeeder (why not!), Oona, Queen of the Fae, Extract from Darkness, Mind Funeral, Tormod's Crypt (sometimes you need to exile pesky Eldrazi etc.), Sword of Body and Mind, Altar of the Brood & lastly, Bitter Ordeal combos nicely with any big mill spell to exile all of the shuffle graveyard effect cards your opponent may be running.

magic_monicle on Mill Field

3 days ago

I thought this was an edh deck. It is'nt. You have more than double the cards than needed for a standard 60 card deck. You also run less lands than my edh deck (which has 100 cards). This is why you are mana screwed. You need to seriously cut about half the deck. If you're looking to have a mill deck i would suggest Jace's Phantasm , Breaking / Entering , Tome Scour , cards like that. that do nothing but mill. also i would get some walls, like Wall of Frost , Fog Bank , and Phenax, God of Deception

All in all, cut some cards. way to many here and i dont really have the time to point out which cards are useless in this deck.

VOLTAFISCHER on Miller Time!!

1 week ago

Ok, I like this build, I really do.

So I play tested it, and...

Jeskai ruined this deck. I'm sorry but it did. That said, my play tests did not yield turn 2 Sylvan Caryatid turn 3 Kiora, the Crashing Wave which Jeskai has a real problem dealing with. Regardless, You have a real problem dealing with tokens and flying - aaannd burn.

Meanwhile, Abzan didn't. This build was quite fun against Abzan and yay, you beat Abzan midrange, cause f*** Abzan midrange, am i right?

Thoughts, Villainous Wealth ?? I really didn't see this card but when i did, I didn't play it. It just looked at me stirring it's gold. You just don't need 2x this kind of alt win in a deck with minimal land and 7 dorks. Maybe drop 1 Also, land. Phenax, God of Deception costs 5. Yes Courser of Kruphix and Kiora's Follower etc. propel you in the right direction, but I think another Yavimaya Coast or 2 is appropriate. Maybe drop a walker for that.
Finally, protection. If you're gonna get f***ed by Jeskai you better bring a condom. Your sideboard is not represented but it needs Murderous Cut Drown in Sorrow and Pharika's Cure. Frankly some of those may need to be in the main board as well.

Gorgosaurusrex on Mill strategies?

1 week ago

I've seen mill decks work in 1v1 EDH, but they are difficult to use in multiplayer without infinite combos. If you can generate infinite mana you can exile each opponent's library with Oona, Queen of the Fae. That's more of a combo deck and less of a true mill deck.

Sadistic Sacrament is interesting, but not great in multiplayer. Playing cards like that (and Stain the Mind, Surgical Extraction, etc) will draw a lot of attention towards you.

I would try to play cards that mill everybody at once. Chill of Foreboding and Extract from Darkness come to mind, but those cards have a very low power level. I'm not sure how many of these cards exist or if any of them have repeatable effects.

You also could use Phenax, God of Deception as your commander and pack your deck with fat walls such as Wall of Frost and Hover Barrier.

Boza on UB Graveyard Hijinks

1 week ago

Add Phenax, God of Deception. Remove the following:

1x Crosstown Courier - two cards is too little.1x Dinrova Horror - six mana is quite a lot.1x Disciple of Phenax - one card is not enough.1x Haunter of Nightveil - doesn't put a dent on most decks.1x Jhessian Zombies - not worth the cycling, it can be another land.1x Kathari Remnant - just the cascade is bad.1x Kraken of the Straits - low impact, damage is irrelavant in the deck.1x Mortus Strider - does nothing.1x Undercity Informer - does nothing except being a sacrificer for creatures that are targeted by removal.1x Vedalken Ghoul - does nothing.1x Sinister Possession - damage is irrelevant1x Aboshan's Desire - does nothing. There are better cards for this effect.1x Mana Leak - 3 mana is not that much.1x Mindstatic - 4 mana counters are terrible unless they are Rewind.1x Killing Glare - terribly overcosted1x High Tide - with 13 islands, you are looking at 4-5 extra mana average out of this.1x Ur-Golem's Eye - 4 mana for 2 is not the best deal.1x Tormod's Crypt - you want cards to stay in the grave.1x Nihil Spellbomb - you want cards to stay in the grave.

These are 19 cards. Figure out the last 7, I would choose at least 5 lands. Price

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Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
2.29 TIX 17.0 TIX
Power / Toughness 4/7
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 2.65
Avg. cube pick 4.03


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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