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

Winther on Lazav, Dimir Mastermind - control that shit

3 hours ago

A couple cards to consider

Black Sun's Zenith

Nemesis of Reason

Rise of the Dark Realms

Talisman of Dominance


Toxic Deluge

Clever Impersonator

Geth, Lord of the Vault

Rite of Replication


Undead Alchemist

Sword of Body and Mind

Altar of the Brood

Hedron Crab

Phenax, God of Deception <-- potential commander as well

Notion Thief

Sepulchral Primordial

If board whipeing / putting things into the grave is the theme, getting something to protect your board might be a good idea as well. Or, simply running a shitton of indestructibles

TheRedMage on Deciding my Next Commander

2 days ago

If you don't want combos you should avoid Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest. That guy is very strong, but I would have a hard time coming up with a list that doesn't have a combo in it.

Out of those, the one that strikes me as more "out there" is Meloku the Clouded Mirror illusion tribal - Master of the Unseen and all that.

For mill, I would consider running Phenax, God of Deception over Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker. Wall of Frost for days.

horatio13 on Undead Ilama

4 days ago

you need more mill spells, run Phenax, God of Deception, (i can trade u this)

Lanzo493 on My Sliver EDH deck for now

1 week ago

Don't do Intruder Alarm. It's not worth it. Too many other decks can take advantage of it a lot better than your deck can, so it'll end up being a dead card in your hand. To name a few: Krenko, Mob Boss, Phenax, God of Deception, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard and more.

Anyway, here's what I suggest. You're going to be searching up shroud a lot of games (or at least it's a very good idea), but that's going to get in the way of gaining control of other slivers via Unnatural Selection. Therefore you should add Arcane Lighthouse in order to get around shroud. Another great card is Genesis Wave because it puts a lot of slivers onto the battlefield really easily (especially considering your highest converted mana cost is 6). You need Mana Echoes because it goes infinite with sliver queen. Training Grounds can also go infinite with sliver queen, a haste sliver, and a tap for any mana sliver. Plus it reduces Overlord's ability to . You need Constricting Sliver because you never know when you need to get rid of an Avacyn or some indestructible baddy.

suicidalbunny on Mill the World

1 week ago

you want Consuming Aberration as well as Phenax, God of Deception with these out you play traumatize and after resolution tap aberration to mill second half. and they give some nice body

Kringo on Mill them down

1 week ago

You have a lot of good cards in there but there is so many ways to go with mill and the list of cards u seem to have now is all jumbled. Also you should really thin the deck out anyways. Unless it's a commander deck you don't want anymore than 60 cards in the entire deck, and that's including lands. That makes sure u have a better chance of drawing the cards you really need. As for card suggestions you're in luck because I did ALOT of research on mill. Do you want to go with a combo type deck or just a mill beatdown deck? Do you want to mill with exile or just send stuff to the graveyard? Do you want to mill to steal creatures from graveyards, to power up creatures like Wight of Precinct Six and consuming abberation who rely on graveyards being full, or just mill for the sake of milling? Think about what you really want and pick it down to about 40 cards and then add ur 20 or so lands. Creature wise i use Jace's Phantasm, the wight and abberation, Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker, Circu, Dimir Lobotomist, and you definately need Hedron Crab. If you're running the abberations then you ABSOLUTELY need Phenax, God of Deception. Spell wise i use Mind Funeral, Breaking / Entering(just the breaking part obviously), Archive Trap, and of course good old Tome Scour. Glimpse the Unthinkable is literately the best mill card ever made and if u can get ur hands on a copy then hold onto it tight because otherwise ur gunna be dropping $30 for a single copy. Personally that's too expensive for me tho. Visions of Beyond will keep your hand healthy for very little mana. Also I highly suggest running at least one copy of Haunting Echoes. It will exile cards if ur playing against a graveyard pull deck and also exiles from their deck so u don't have to worry about them playing another copy of a card that you really don't want to see again. Be careful with that tho because it will exile the cards ur abberation and wight need to power up. Oona, Queen of the Fae and Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver are also favorites of mine. Anyways I've rambled on enough so I digress lol. I'm planning on posting my mill deck soon when I have the time. I'll try to come back here and throw u a link to it when I get it up and running.

Hunson_Abadeer on You and What Library?

3 weeks ago

I definitely suggest at least one Phenax, God of Deception, I see someone already has suggested it to you I just want to agree with it. It will work extremely well with tough creatures, especially Consuming Aberration

Power / Toughness 4/7
Cost 3UB
Converted cost 5


Format Legality
MTGO Legal
Casual 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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