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
Well, I'll definitely give a +1 to a fellow Turtle player. If you're splashing black, you might want to consider Phenax, God of Deception as a win-condition.
3 days ago
Thats a whole lot of useful advice, thanks! Made the following changes:
-Silumgar Monument + Burnished HartThe Monument wasnt terribly thematic, and I doubt I would find myself converting it into a dragon very often. I kicked myself when I saw this b/c I totally forgot about Burnished Hart.
-sphinx's tutalage +Bloodchief Ascension This is the the best news I could have asked for. This card singehandedly makes Phenax lethal. :D I did choose to keep Copy Enchantment so that I could Duplicate this and double the damage output.
I feel like You might have something where the Titans are concerned, but I already have several excellent Themed Kill-Shots among my Creatures; some of which are a bit subtle. ;)
The Sire of Stagnation Duplicates very well, and combined with Phenax, God of Deception they deliver 7 Mill/each and make Landfall both painful for my enemies and profotable for me. Consuming Aberration is an excellent target for Cloning, and can potentially Mill an opponent to death in a single shot in the Midgame using Phenax!
he fact Dopplegangers clone the creature being cloned means that I dont even need to keep the original around... :D
The Dimir Guildmage is there for Card Draw and Theme Mostly...
I didnt miss Duplicant - I do love that it is both Doppleganger and Removal. Ultimately I couldnt find a place for Him... :( I need Devotion off of my big creatures to fuel Phenax, and a 6 mana slot is a heafty cost when most of my deck is already at the 3-4 mana level.
Thanks for all of your help!DDD
3 days ago
So last thing is the big question. How do you win?
Your Possibilities are Cloning, Commander Damage, Mill, Mill for Damage, combo, and/or Damage.So how do we weaponize Cloning and Mill?
Fueling your clones. You can't do anything cute like Biovisionary. You can't clone your clones. I believe there is some ruling that if you clone a clone it becomes whatever the target was cloning. So I would say you need good ETB and On Attack creatures. Off the top of my head I would say Banshee of the Dread Choir, Broodbirth Viper, Colossal Whale, Frost Titan, Grave Titan, Prognostic Sphinx, Raving Dead, Sage-Eye Avengers, and/or Windreader Sphinx. The titan's are really powerful I would consider them a strong include. Maybe instead of Dimir Guildmage and/or Nighthowler
A Shapeshifter you may have missed is Duplicant.
Alright that is all I have.
6 days ago
1 week ago
I do agree with the person above. If she isn't quite getting it, maybe ease her in with the 30 card beginner decks. You can get them for free at most local game stores.
As for the deck nothing more simple then Counterspell. Mana Leak and Remand are also good choices. Spelljack for lol's, although that might be a tad complicated. And if you really wanna burn money Mana Drain
I said a lot but I really enjoy this deck. Fairie beat down! If your girl friend get's into it I think she'll really enjoy it.
1 week ago
My opinions on the Theros Gods:
Athreos, God of Passage - I don't play too many creatures plus in commander opponents will always pay 3 life
Ephara, God of the Polis - I don't play enough creatures to make it good
Erebos, God of the Dead - This one is interesting. I have a lifegain/control deck in my playgroup so this would be good against him and the card draw ability is good but I am not sure that it is better than the other cards I currently have in.
Heliod, God of the Sun - The vigilance is irrelevant and the 4 mana 2/1s are not impressive
Iroas, God of Victory - I am not playing enough creatures for it to be good enough
Karametra, God of Harvests - I am not playing enough creatures for it to be good enough
Kruphix, God of Horizons - Both his abilities are nice but don't really do much/ affect the board state
Mogis, God of Slaughter - 2 damage a turn in a 40 life game is not impressive
Nylea, God of the Hunt - Trample is nice, 4 mana for +2/+2 is bad. Not good enough
Pharika, God of Affliction - The graveyard hate is nice attached to 1/1 deathtouch bodies but there are so many better choices.
Phenax, God of Deception - Milling isn't my priority
Purphoros, God of the Forge - I am not playing enough creatures for it to be good enough
Thassa, God of the Sea - scrying every turn is nice and the targeted unblockability is not bad but I would rather draw every turn than scry
Xenagos, God of Revels - I like this one a lot but I would have to make a lot of changes to the deck to fit it in. It would turn it into a big creature deck. I would include things like Tooth and Nail to get Xenagos, God of Revels and some big creature and give it haste but without Emrakul, the Aeons Torn or Griselbrand it would not be an instant kill. I would include Sneak Attack, Show and Tell, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Craterhoof Behemoth. Things like that. Xenagos, God of Revels would double the attack and toughness and give haste to the big creatures, but I am not sure I want it to turn into that.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Love the idea of using Phenax, God of Deception and a ton of zombies to do something so blue. Should definitely playtest this a bunch and start to figure out which cards you want four of in order to make the deck consistent. You may also want to check out Endless Ranks of the Dead. Could allow your army to get out of control rather quickly. Maybe bring Lich Lord of Unx into the main to make the mill component more consistent as well. If so, maybe cut the other blue cards and run blue as just a splash for the lich and the god. Great deck idea!