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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
4 days ago
There's also Phenax, God of Deception and even Tariel, Reckoner of Souls. Tariel is fun on theme, and you don't have to build around her really to get value. Just pack the deck with board wipes and good stuff for the win.
5 days ago
Get rid of Phenax, God of Deception for sure. Your amount of creatures won't benefit. Mystical Tutor just as a tutor and Dreadbore for a decent form of removal. Nightscape Familiar is helpful due to it making Blue and Red spells cost one less. Toxic Deluge. Echo Mage if you're able to level him up in time. Torment of Hailfire as another card to fill mana into. At the moment, I cannot think of anything else.
2 weeks ago
You've got a lot of 3 CMC cards, especially your counterspells. I'd split the Dissolves to have two each of Negate and Essence Scatter / Remove Soul. Maybe even Mana Leak You can then sideboard whichever ones depending on the deck you're up against.
If you're looking to splash just a little bit of black, you can get some really powerful cards like Mind Funeral and Consuming Aberration. Perhaps even Glimpse the Unthinkable if you've got the budget. And if you're keeping with the defender theme, Phenax, God of Deception works wonders.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
You have the obvious zombie tribal, and the not too obvious Mill deck, and with this commander, Mill can be self-targeting or targeting your opponent. Combine with Phenax, God of Deception and Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and one of my personal favs in Geth, Lord of the Vault and you have a really decent mill base to work with.
3 weeks ago
I'm a huge sucker for tribal themes in decks and I think breaking the mold on Sidisi, Brood Tyrant is a good idea. For a zombie deck featuring a small mill package (especially against your opponents) I'm surprised to not see Phenax, God of Deception, Diregraf Colossus, Cryptbreaker, and especially The Scarab God for those pesky Eldrazi that shuffle the graveyard back into the library. Oona, Queen of the Fae would be a nice inclusion too but wouldn't support the mill package.
Im not too sure about the inclusion of Oblivion Sower since I dont know if you have enough exiling mill to get the lands or want to at all. And I think Vengeful Dead could be replaced with either Zulaport Cutthroat or Blood Artist.
Just some suggestions, overall I really like the deck!
3 weeks ago
Commander / EDH
The list is about $195 right now. The most expensive cards are Rhystic Study, Phenax, God of Deception, Undead Warchief, Unholy Grotto, and Endless Ranks of the Dead (in that order). If you wanted to save another $30 you could cut those. There are also a ton of cards in the 3-4 dollar rang. You can sub these out for cards you have on hand if you need to, and build up from there. I think the most important thing is to get the deck on hand, then build it as you go! It is much more fun that way!
3 weeks ago
man1ac: OMFG! THAT IS PERFECT! That is pretty much exactly what I wanted! How can I buy like 20 of them?!
Sorry I dont reply during the day, I am in the military, and the government computers won't let me, and I have no phone coverage where I work.
Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx will be in here soon. Thank you for the suggestion!
Phenax, God of Deception has been doing work for me. There are games that I can't swing down with my zombies, or just want to sit back and play more control-like. Will all of the Zombie lords in my list, I mill for quite a bit right before my untap-step! Although the goal of this deck is not to mill win, this God allows me to dig deep for Scarab God, and it a beast to boot! It might get cut at some point, but Idk if I am willing to yet.
Thank you for the comments and upvote!
Tomorrow I am trying to post the Combo list tomorrow. Let me know if i am missing anything!
Also, I am looking for adding some alternate lists to the Primer! If you have a different build that you would like for me to feature, please let me know! I am looking for lists builds that are as different from mine as possible, to show the different options out there! Stuff like heavy control, mill, or even a non-zombie one! I look forward to seeing the verity!!!