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
2 days ago
I have a Phenax, God of Deception deck I have been running for a long while now. A common joke among my play group is that the deck never attacks, normally I just wait until the endstep before my turn to mill so I always have blockers. Recently I have learned of the card Glacial Chasm which seems like a nice fit in the deck since one of it's "draw backs" is irrelevant for me. So the question is have any of you used Glacial Chasm in EDH? Is it good? And do you think it's better then Royal Assassin? Royal assassin I tend to use as a card to dissuade people from attacking me, and Glacial chasm might be much better replacement. Thank you.
3 days ago
Hi Mikey2141! Thank you! I had Consuming Aberration in this deck at one point. Together with Phenax, God of Deception and a Thassa, God of the Sea to make it unblockable. The few times I did win with the old build I won through damage. Thing is people figured out fairly quickly to take out the Aberration and I was left with nothing to mill or to hit (the gods being no creatures and therefore relatively harmless). So I decided to go all in on the Mill strategy. Long story short: both your suggestions have merit but both are slowing this deck down severely in what it wants to do! Mill out the opponent before your life goes to 0...
1 week ago
Hello like the deck, I have been toying with a Homunculus tribal deck, and with new ones coming out I was looking into those and found your deck. While it's not a 'new' one I would consider trying to fit Riddlekeeper into there: he is a beefy creature for placing defender on, he encourages enemies to attack you with a stronger single creature or face being hit with a 'free' Memory Sluice and with your Wall of Frost tapping out that attacker could help you survive longer to mill more or keep more creatures to mill more with. Not sure what you would want to take out for it, I am better at figuring that out as I play test a deck. Just a thought. I was going to make a mill deck like this with mostly defenders and Phenax, God of Deception but this looks cheap and effective, I really like it.
2 weeks ago
Phenax, God of Deception? turns your creatures into millers
2 weeks ago
Mind Funeral, Startled Awake Flip, Mind Sculpt, Tome Scour, and Archive Trap are both good mill cards. Since Aberration is in there, you can run Phenax, God of Deception and Wight of Precinct Six and/or Sewer Nemesis. Nemesis of Reason is good as well. Although they aren't mill, Sire of Stagnation, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver still count as mill in my opinion.
2 weeks ago
Probably Elixir of Immortality. Unless there's a Phenax, God of Deception deck or a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind deck in your meta, it seems like a nonbo with your deck. I also think you should be running Erebos, God of the Dead instead of Greed
2 weeks ago
I think you could speed this deck up a bit with some cantrips like Serum Visions and swapping out some of the inefficient high mana cost cards. The $ and mana price of Consuming Aberration is misleading, its a bastard child of two better cards Sewer Nemesis and Nemesis of Reason. Startled Awake Flip is also way too expensive for what it does, for the mana you'd be better having some Twincasts to double down on a free Archive Trap for the 26 card mill.
3 weeks ago
Nice deck a fun card in mill is Phenax, God of Deception