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

Ochvozhni on Standard U/B Sphinx MILL

5 hours ago

SniperGuy, thanks for your input! I don't think that Dreadwaters would be very effective in this deck because it does not run too many lands, but I am definitely considering making a deck for it! I actually did make a separate deck for Phenax, God of Deception, and REALLY enjoyed it! You can check it out on this same account. It did really well at FNM, and I will be sad when he rotates out, which is why I am shifting my mill gears with this deck.

Glad you enjoyed the deck! Support is happily taken!

pahamaki on Weirdest, craziest, or most original ...

4 days ago

radkins on Dicking via Mill

5 days ago

If you're going for a mill approach, Phenax, God of Deception is powerful, even if he's not your commander. The same can be said of Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker; he's Mind Funeral attached to a body. Other powerful mill cards are Mind Grind and Traumatize. Mindcrank can help you get even more mill effects. Also, because Szadek, Lord of Secrets relies on combat damage, something like Aqueous Form to help ensure that he connects is useful.

DHWorlds on mill the day away

1 week ago

So, if you really like the mill deck type, and the Consuming Aberration i Suggest you come back with the Phenax, God of Deception as you said they have some REALLY cool interactions. Overall i would add Wall of Frost instead of Fog Bank because they mill more w/ Phenax and are really annoying. i would Surely drop 1 Hedron Crab or more if you are happy with a Control/Stall game with a late game Finisher. Some Survivability cards sure wouldn't hurt, as well as some counterspells like Countersquall just as an option, Murderous Cut would be quite quite nice. Thought Scour is a good draw engine and mill your opponent for 2 ( or yourself if needed ). Versitile is what i would call decks like this. if you wnat the AGGRESSIVE Mill, Snapcaster Mage is a Must, since you don't loose tempo, you recast your super important spells like Glimpse the Unthinkable and Overall board presence. Hope i could give you some insight+1 Nice deck, love MILL

GMosHarpin on Mill Your Heart Out

1 week ago

ecdiesel Thanks for the input. Right now I really only play with one friend against his Scion of the Ur-Dragon which is pretty aggressive, fast, and rather annoying. I've tuned the deck to remove those graveyard exile cards and weaker creatures to add some heavier flyers. Also added Lazav, Dimir Mastermind as my commander because it allows me to take advantage of all his milled dragons (especially Karrthus, Tyrant of Jund who has won me the game). I played Phenax, God of Deception for a dozen games or so after reading your suggestions, but just found taking the form of multiple dragons really helps me compete against this particular deck. I have a Nighthowler I need to dig out and will look into an Animate Dead as that is a useful addition as well. Always fine tuning!

ecdiesel on Mill Your Heart Out

2 weeks ago

You also kinda have a clash of strategy here where you have cards like Crypt Incursion that exile the graveyard, and cards like Dimir Doppelganger that want cards in your opponent's graveyard. Also Nighthowler and Bonehoard are super good along with Animate Dead if that's the strategy you're going with. I'd go through and get rid of some of the less efficient mill cards like Lurking Informant.

Another suggestion I'd make is to swap Phenax, God of Deception as the commander and put Mirko in the 99. Phenax doesn't mill as much in a single turn, but he is much more reliable because of indestructible and the fact that you don't need to attack to mill.

ThatScarecrowGuy on Offended? No I just like to defend.

2 weeks ago

Dude, I run a deck similar, but I've got the 3xPhenax, God of Deception, and it just knocks people over. Seriously, it's a win condition on its own.

Additionally, I finally decided to remove my Monastery Flocks and added in Courser of Kruphix. Personally, I would remove the Pull from the Deep, and replace it with Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Also, you don't have any counterspells to stop the removal of Assault Formation. It's quite annoying really, so I have a 4xDissolve in my deck.

I'm going to be uploading the decklist soon, and as of yesterday, my record is:


Seriously. No one expects this, and it's fairly resilient.

Jedout on You don't really need a library, do you? Deck

2 weeks ago

Phenax, God of Deceptioni dig. ever thought of Phenax god of deception?

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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