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"

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts Price Low Avg High Foil
  $2.48 $3.55 $8.21 $12.99
Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price Normal Foil
  2.29 TIX 17.0 TIX

Phenax, God of Deception Discussion

Romer on Slumdog "Mill"ionaire

6 hours ago

I see a lot of great stuff in your maybeboard. I'd prioritize the inclusion of Glimpse the Unthinkable, Life's Finale, Mesmeric Orb, Mind Funeral, Phenax, God of Deception, Sword of Body and Mind, Telemin Performance, and Watery Grave.

A few additional suggestions: Guiltfeeder, Altar of the Brood

Romer on Looking for EDH Mill suggestions

6 hours ago

I see a lot of great stuff in your maybeboard. I'd prioritize the inclusion of Glimpse the Unthinkable, Life's Finale, Mesmeric Orb, Mind Funeral, Phenax, God of Deception, Sword of Body and Mind, Telemin Performance, and Watery Grave.

I run a Phenax, God of Deception mill deck and it typically plays out focusing on on all the other methods to mill my opponents. Casting Phenax to enable my existing creatures to tap and mill my opponent is often the finishing move they've completely forgotten about. Helps cleave off the last 10-30 cards in their library, partnering Phenax, God of Deception with Sewer Nemesis, Nemesis of Reason, Colossus of Akros or a fun little combo with Eater of the Dead.

Phenax's Milling Machine Playtest

Commander / EDH Romer


Three final little suggestions that have led me to great fun and profit: Guiltfeeder, Telemin Performance and Altar of the Brood. Not in any particular combination, just good mill additions.

owenk2 on Just put it on my mill.

1 day ago

Phenax, God of Deception is too slow as well as Millstone. May want to add another Tome Scour, and maybe Shriekhorn instead of the Millstone. Cool deck name. +1

PrecintSix6Six on Looking for EDH Mill suggestions

2 days ago

First and foremost outta be Phenax, God of Deception. Heck, I'd probably (okay I actually did do this for a while) run him as the commander.

lemmingllama on Slumdog "Mill"ionaire

2 days ago

Some great mill cards include Phenax, God of Deception, Mind Funeral, Telemin Performance, Mesmeric Orb, Sword of Body and Mind, Glimpse the Unthinkable, Life's Finale, and Raven Guild Master.

Some other good cards that interact with graveyards include Havengul Lich, Puppeteer Clique, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Animate Dead, Necromancy, and Dance of the Dead.

It might also help to pick up a Watery Grave and Polluted Delta. They are both as cheap as they will ever be right now.

Hurts2Pee on 2014-12-18 update of Hedron's Might

4 days ago

Kozilek, Butcher of Truth is an automatic anti mill deck. I know it, because my meta have been threatening to add it into their decks if I kept playing Phenax, God of Deception as my commander

Obake on Woeful Win-mill *Standard Sultai*

4 days ago

I think this is a really cool idea, but might be trying to do too many things. There aren't enough creatures to make Sidisi good, which means it will be harder to make enough zombies for Altar to be good, but the discard spells are needed to make Waste Not good. Then, there are too many 2-ofs to make any of these plans work consistently.

That's the best I can come up with off the top of my head to try to do everything at once. I bumps up the Sidisi, Altar, and Waste Not to 3 so you can draw them more often. More creatures helps Sidisi and Altar activate more. Dakra Mystic can mill the opponent and yourself, or help you draw key cards. Siren of the Silent Song can be killed pretty easily, but does everything you're trying to do - be a creature, force discards, and mill the opponent. Soul of Innistrad and Champion of Stray Souls get creatures out of your graveyard to somewhere more useful. Sylvan Caryatid is strictly better than Rattleclaw Mystic here, though more expensive. Satyr Wayfinder helps find land and pitches cards to the graveyard.

I haven't tested it, but at a glance I think my version would still have some consistency issues and be weak to any sort of pressure. There's also no safety valve on the self-milling, so there might be some danger of decking yourself before you win. Therefore, I think it would be better to drop Altar of the Brood and related cards to focus on making the Sidisi, Brood Tyrant + Waste Not Zombie plan as good as it can be. You could also drop Sidisi and make a Discard/Mill deck with more removal and defensive/controlling support cards.

FacebookFrenzy on Need a new commander deck.

5 days ago

I am interested in using a new commander. I have had Mayael the Anima. Phenax, God of Deception, and Roon of the Hidden Realm.

I have the white and blue 2014 commander precons, I am curious as to the benefits of having a mono colored edh deck vs a multicolored deck.

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
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Born of the Gods Mythic Rare


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