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

TheHroth on Apocalypse Project

14 minutes ago


I giggled a little when you said "If anyone read this post up to this point".

Congrats on your placing and the fetch! I'm using Phenax, God of Deception as my commander, but have wanted to try Oona ever since you changed this deck to be piloted by her.

The Helm of Obedience and Leyline of the Void combo is one of my favorites.

Good luck at future tourneys, and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews of them.

thenickdrop on Phenax-Esper Mill

42 minutes ago

I can agree with that, a Hero's Downfall should take out most planeswalkers. I'd probably want to run 1-2 Murderous Cut as it would serve as another Disciple of Deceit target for Phenax, God of Deception .

TheHroth on Dreamstealer

1 day ago

Because here you have Villainous Wealth as another wincon, only 2 Phenax, God of Deception should be fine :)

Ooh brainwave, have you thought of Genesis Hydra as another thing to sink your mana into?

TheHroth on Milling Away Your Hopes And Dreams

2 days ago


Thanks for the comment! I'm playing green here mostly to speed up my game. Between Sylvan Caryatid , Courser of Kruphix , and Kiora's Follower , the amount of mana I can get in the early game is increased, and so I can power out Phenax, God of Deception sooner than would normally be allowed, and mill faster.

Kiora's Follower also has a special role here as one of the MVP's of the deck: letting me untap my creatures to mill again closes the game out ridiculously fast.

I played Villainous Wealth here before, but it was often dead. Spending 8 mana on an x=5 and hitting Elspeth, Sun's Champion was a situation happening far too often (not always with Elspeth, but with x being lower than needed). Perhaps I was just casting it too early, but it was always a bit "meh" when I played it, so I ended up removing it and now the deck is more consistent and streamlined without it. I'd rather play removal spells instead.

If someone has a good enough argument and convinces me to put it back in, I will gladly do so. I have two foil ones begging to get played again.

AcidicArisato on Consuming Cards

3 days ago

Make sure to add basic lands. Having 4 Traumatize might be a little much; I'd swap those out for some Treasure Cruise to help you draw more mill. 4 Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is also kind of high. Swap two of those for two Phenax, God of Deception . Jace's Phantasm is definitely a good pick; wait to play them until you've got some of that mill going. Keening Stone is a really expensive artifact, so you might want to change it out for something else. Millstone perhaps?

raefgall on Mind Taking! EDH Multiplayer Mill

3 days ago

I am a big fan of Phenax, God of Deception for this kind of deck. It turns any of your creatures into a mill engine/gives them something to do if you can't get attacks through. It also gives you an indestructible body if you have enough on the board. Price

Low Avg High Foil
$2.61 $4.08 $8.21 $13.86

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
2.21 TIX 17.0 TIX
Power / Toughness 4/7
Color(s) Black Blue
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5
Avg. draft pick 2.65
Avg. cube pick 4.03


Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Casual Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Pre-release Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods Mythic Rare


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