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

lords2001 on Wrexial, the Risen Deep Commander

5 days ago

If this is for multiplayer, I would consider more sweepers as otherwise things can get out of hand quickly. Languish, Damnation and maybe 2-3 more to make it possible to reset at least part of the board.

Thing in the Ice  Flip would also be solid. And Phenax, God of Deception would be great in filling up graveyards. Sheoldred, the Whispering One also works with swampwalk.

Finally Nightmare stacks well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth - especially if you can tutor one or both up.

RamaLama on Quick...Kill The Hippo!!

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions, guys!

Gamecat, some really cool cards there. A couple I've had in this deck at some point, but took out for whatever reason. I am intrigued by Dream Halls though. The only drawback I see is if someone has a Reliquary Tower or such in play but the others don't. I try hard with this deck to not give any one player an advantage over another.

Naked Singularity would have to go into a five color deck, of course, so that one is out.

I bought a City of Solitude to go into my Omnath, Locus of Mana deck, but decided to go with Hall of Gemstone instead. You did remind me that I needed to add it to my Treefolk deck though, so thanks for that.

Ocelot44, I did consider Forced Fruition, but I'm too afraid I would deck somebody with it. I did have it in my Phenax, God of Deception mill deck, until I decided to make that one less about card draw, and more about milling straight to the graveyard.

Great suggestions, all. Thanks for your input, guys!!

JustAn0ther on U/G Defender Ramp

1 week ago

I was considering Assault Formation as another way to make the defenders useful/have more ways to win, but I wasn't really sure what was worth replacing to fit them in. There's also the issue that many of the defenders honestly don't even become that big with AF out, although I suppose with all the ramp this deck has it could be pretty easy to pump them up a couple toughness and make them real threats. In the same vein, I don't know where a card like Phenax, God of Deception could fit, and if I were to throw it in this deck I would swap out some of the defenders for things like Doorkeeper and eventually it would just become a defender mill deck which I specifically didn't want to do, as I wanted to make a ramp deck focused around the cards Axebane Guardian and Overgrown Battlement. I'm sorry for the late reply though, I meant to say this a while ago and it slipped my mind.

Icbrgr on Dimir Mill

1 week ago

The most BRUTAL mill combos I know are Sphinx's Tutelage + Painter's Servant (not sure if painter is modern legal though)... Traumatize + Consuming Aberration + Phenax, God of Deception.... But my personal favorite is Sphinx's Tutelage + Teferi's Puzzle Box + Psychic Possession

RoyaleWithCheese on Modern B/U or B/U/W?

2 weeks ago

So, I'm trying to make a mill focused modern deck with Phenax, God of Deception.

Do you guys think it is worth to splash white to put some Athreos, God of Passage for some sinergy with Phenax? High toughness creatures that mill when they enter the battlefield or attack. And maybe some other white cards also.

Anyway, advises on this and land cards would be great! Thanks!

TheDevicer on New EDH Idea!

2 weeks ago

Your deck idea is wonk, but if you want to run defenders exclusively, try Phenax, God of Deception as your commander.

MTG1814 on W: Dimir Mill Stuff H: ...

3 weeks ago

Hey TappedOut, I know i've been bugging for stuff for my bad Mill deck but I still need stuff: 1x Consuming Aberration, 2x Liliana Vess, 2x Mind Grind, 2x Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, and 2x Phenax, God of Deception. If any of you guys see something you like in my binder, leave a comment and I will respond as soon as I can. Thanks!

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

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods Mythic Rare

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