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

denijsx90 on Walls

6 days ago

Hi there. I realize you do t seem to want to use blue.. but that'd give you access to Freed from the Real which combos with Axebane Guardian for infinite mana

I have a defender deck myself, that I am working on. Its called Labyrinth of dementia check it out sometime. I use walls with Hold the Gates to increase toughness before activating Phenax, God of Deception for the win. Thoughts?

Raging_Squiggle on Mama Said Deck You Out

1 week ago

Deckologist, what would you suggest then for 5 color mill? He could go allies, or Phenax big creatures. But both those strategies rely on a singular card which is very fragile. I can't think of much else because the other colors aren't designed for milling.

However, since my being realistic has brought about negative responses, here's what I have to offer:

white and green have token generation, so you can incorporate that into using cards like Altar of the Brood and Phenax, God of Deception. So:

Red has additional discard, which you have most of already. But here are a few more:

Black and Green have the graveyard recursion for your creatures:

The way this deck is turning out to be in my head is a combo deck with various alternate milling win conditions. Meaning you'll be throwing in a lot of various tutor cards Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Gamble, Altar of Bone, Signal the Clans, etc. In order to get the pieces for the combo you want to use this game.

You could go

I can't think of much more, but if this isn't enough, I can maybe squeeze out a couple more ideas.

wasianpower on Mama Said Deck You Out

1 week ago

You have a total of 7 non UB cards in the deck. Cut them and run Phenax, God of Deception, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker or Szadek, Lord of Secrets as your commander.

denijsx90 on Wall Tribal aka Donald Trump, Deck Edition

1 week ago

Hello there, happen to run a nice little defender deck myself, known as the Labyrinth of dementia check it out sometime.

I use Axebane Guardian to mana..and Freed from the Real to go infinite.

I increase the toughness of my creatures with Hold the Gates and finish them off with Phenax, God of Deception

denijsx90 on Tower Defense at the kitchentable

1 week ago

Have you thought of Tree of Redemption?

I have a defender based mill deck. I use Amulet of Vigor with guildgates and the spell Hold the Gates to boost everyone. Then I hit em with Phenax, God of Deception check it out sometime. Its called Labyrinth of dementia

but I'm really liking Doran, the Siege Tower have you thought about Axebane Guardian?

Nkrautheim on Sidisi reanimator

1 week ago

Great minds think alike. Sidisi is my all time favorite commander. Why? Her versatility. Her main game plan is obviously to overwhelm with zombies and reanimate whatever is in the yard. However, you can also

A. Self Mill into a Win

B. Mill your oppenents out

C. Go the Zombie Tribal Route

Here are my Reccomadations.

Laboratory Maniac: Self Mill to much? Just get this guy on the field and you win.

Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre: Newlamog is great. But the original is stronger here as it reshuffles your library. Just take out Newlamog for this guy. His cousin Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is also good

Phenax, God of Deception and Altar of Dementia: Use these two to generate some serious milling action. Also, like boddie said Mesmeric Orb is great as well.

However, it sounds like you don't want any zombie tribal stuff, but if you do Diregraf Captain, Lord of the Undead, Cemetery Reaper, and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed are all really great

Also, great spot reanimator spells are Exhume, Victimize, Dread Return, Beacon of Unrest, Reanimate, and Stitch Together

Mass reanimation are Yawgmoth's Will, Living Death, and Rise of the Dark Realms

Lanzo493 on H: PucaPoints W: Heritage Druid ...

1 week ago

I've got Genesis Wave, Phenax, God of Deception, Mogis, God of Slaughter, Jace, Memory Adept, Obstinate Baloth, Scourge of Valkas, Endless Ranks of the Dead, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, and Hedron Crab for cards over $3 that I'm willing to trade. I've got some filler cards like Thought Scour and Galvanic Blast that can be thrown in.

Do you live near Layton? I go to a card store called Game Haven on Fridays for the free Modern tournament. If you're close we could meet up.

denijsx90 on Defender Mill

1 week ago

And naturally Phenax, God of Deception

I too have a nice defender mill deck. Check out Labyrinth of dementia tell me what you think.

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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