Phenax, God of Deception


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

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Born of the Gods Mythic Rare

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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

Sunbrosoulaire on Mill/control deck construction

3 days ago

As of right now its really an open canvas for a deck but I want to make it around my 3 favorite cards...Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, and Phenax, God of Deception. These are the 3 core cards and I want to build a deck that really abuses all 3 very efficiently. So that naturally means MILL!!! :D :D :D and some control! my favorite <3 anyway... I need more recommendations towards more cards, combos, similar decks, and the like. The deck is HERE>Hellish Walls

ShapeshifterMTG on Phenax, God of Mill

1 week ago

Another great combo in this deck would be Triton Tactics and Phenax, God of Deception. I use this in my mill deck with big defense creatures like Hover Barrier and can often mill 30-40 cards right at the end of someones turn. It's a sure way to get someone to hate you at least a little bit.

denijsx90 on Wall Mill Budget

1 week ago

How about Phenax, God of Deception?

So... how's this deck gonna kill the opponent? Doorkeeper? Gonna need more than that. Check out my own wall/mill deck Labyrinth of dementia see if it's got anything to offer you

Tacticsninja16782 on Mill or not to mill, that is the question...

1 week ago

Honestly, not a huge fan of mill for commander, but if you do it ingest is a weak way to do it. some good cards are Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Mind Grind, Mind Funeral, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Phenax, God of Deception, Nemesis of Reason, consuming abberation, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist.

MRDOOM3 on Blue/Black Mill

1 week ago

A few more Mill cards you can run are Glimpse the Unthinkable, Phenax, God of Deception, Archive Trap, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, and, although they are exile, not mill, but still technically mill, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver, and Sire of Stagnation.

Zakass on KISS Mill

2 weeks ago

If you had black in here then Phenax, God of Deception would make a great fit with all these walls.

Runeroads on Dimir Diciples of Phenax, Deception & Duplication

3 weeks ago

So after some thought I think if you are going to use Phenax, God of Deception we need to tweak your deck. I think since Phenax, God of Deception does your milling for you mill cards might be something you do not need.

So I think the following cards can be replaced Dimir Charm, Psychic Spiral, Trepanation Blade, Mind Grind, Jace's Archivist, and Traumatize. You could straight up replace all of these with counter magic, mana ramp, and/or card draw.

Other cards that do not pull there weight are Tamiyo's Journal, Memory Plunder, and Identity Thief. I make the following recommendations:

Desertion for Psychic Spiral counter magic and control magic
Sygg, River Cutthroat for Tamiyo's Journal more potential card draw and 2 devotion
Thousand-Year Elixir for Trepanation Blade more mill, haste for activations, and at worst vigilance for a creature for 3.
Psychic Strike for Memory Plunder mill and counters
Freed from the Real for Identity Thief same devotion more value
Pemmin's Aura for Dimir Charm protection, mill, shenanigans
Traumatize for Intellectual Offering politics, mill, card draw
Tree of Perdition for Jace's Archivist win??

malfeischylde on Best 1v1 Commander?

3 weeks ago

I'd have to agree that Rafiq is hard to beat 1v1, although I also think that tasigur is a beast. I've long since learned that a good general is actually Phenax, God of Deception. A lot of people play creature heavy combo decks, so I figured that it would be hysterical to run a deck that was basically tutor/counter/removal.dec, with the general win con of mill, which negates the draw, infinites, and whatnot of opponents. My build was uber control with a sub theme of zombie beats. While I took it apart some time ago, and haven't had the time to rebuild it with the newer cards included, it was already hysterically good. All the tutors, yard value, leyline/helm and Eater of the Dead/phenax combos, it was a brutal matchup. I once milled someone at infinite life from 68 cards in deck to zero on t7, after he infinite life comboed, and killed him with a draw step. And, that was with an elesh norn out. I had to go two cards at a time. It helped that I had cast mind funeral the previous turn. If all else went wrong, I ran Conspiracy and the blue version Xenograft, and also ran a number of zombie tutors, and some zombie synergy with Rooftop Storm and Future Sight and Endless Ranks of the Dead, Zombie Apocalypse, etc.. I had a pretty good time of it. Particular hilarity is stadardize and Corpse Harvester. Too must synergy and too much fun.

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