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Creature — Sphinx
Discard a card: Prognostic Sphinx gains hexproof until end of turn. Tap it.
Whenever Prognostic Sphinx attacks, scry 3. (Look at the top three cards of your library, then put any number of them on the bottom of your library and the rest on top in any order.)
Prognostic Sphinx Discussion
LadyZ on King Darien
1 month ago
Your deck is also kinda... unfocused. I wouldn't run Ajani's Welcome or Ajani's Pridemate outside of a lifegain deck. Same for Auramancer , Ajani's Chosen , Sigil of the Empty Throne or Hall of Heliod's Generosity and enchantment decks.
If you want your deck to be more flying focused, i'd add some of the following cards: Windreader Sphinx , Prognostic Sphinx , Inspired Sphinx , Azor, the Lawbringer , Sephara, Sky's Blade , Winged Words , Empyrean Eagle , Warden of Evos Isle , Thunderclap Wyvern , Archon of Redemption , and/or Gravitational Shift
2 months ago
These are my considerations for your removal... I don't do it often but most of them just dont do much other than offer you the hexproof ability.
Troll Ascetic : problem with regeneration is you gotta hold mana for it. Easy to forget.
Soul of the Rapids : doesn't do much for it's cost.
Sagu Mauler : I mean it's ok... but just doesn't do alot other than have abilities.
Prognostic Sphinx : I see no reason to want to discard cards for optional hexproof. Scry's nice but there are better options for card advantage.
Ascended Lawmage : Again, cost vs stats... it's just not there. One mana less would have changed my mind...
These are just what I can think of... again, with my previous changes in mind.
Heroic Intervention : and similar cards can protect you from board wipes and other spells that don't target.
Wild Growth and similar cards could be useful if moving towards more of an 'enchantress voltron' style deck.
Curiosity for extra cards, coupled with an evasive creature.
Octopus Umbra : great for the evasive creatures. Also for anything that has accrued counters, then it becomes 8/8 + counters and hopefully unblockable... maybe even Ishai.
These are the iffy ones... they could stay, or go. Up to you
Multani, Maro-Sorcerer : other players can control the stats my discarding/casting etc. Sure it could get big but its subjective. Also if we follow a voltron strategy you cant target t either.
Witchstalker : on curve, but unless it's a meta call because U/B is common... but idk.
6 months ago
One of my favorites was Prophet of Kruphix , that I played when still new to magic, in this casual deck before I even knew of any formats such as commander. Likewise, this deck included a few other things such as Arcanis the Omnipotent , Roil Elemental use to be a ton of fun with ramp cards like Explosive Vegetation too. Before long, I opened a Windswept Heath and sold this when I discovered it was actually something worth a lot, to acquire a bunch of cards like a Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Omnath, Locus of Mana , etc. This was all before I yet still even knew of any formats and sadly some of those cards didn't get used later.
Although I have yet never played with it, I really for some reason like the card Elderscale Wurm because it has such a unique ability.
Because of that early Theros clash deck that contained Prophet of Kruphix , Hydra Broodmaster , Prognostic Sphinx which formed my first magic deck, the Simic colour pair I still very much enjoy to this day.
7 months ago
Normally people between 36-40 lands, right? I'd say this one wants 38. Couple especially good ones: Myriad Landscape and Ash Barrens. If you're serious about the token theme, maybe also Westvale Abbey Flip.
I really like your choice of a bunch of modal cards (with odd mana costs, obviously) that can do a bunch of different things. I would add a couple more - Righteous Confluence is less popular than the blue and black ones but still pretty good (life sometimes matters a lot in Commander, this gains 15).
I STRONGLY suggest the Scry temples from Theros block. Temple of Silence, Temple of Deceit &Temple of Enlightenment all help you control the top of your deck and your colors. Isolated Watchtower is also pretty freakin good in your deck as green decks will often ramp, so it should often be live.
Some pretty good ones from EDHrec that contribute to your strategy: Prognostic Sphinx, Windreader Sphinx Angel of Serenity Luminate Primordial and especially Conundrum Sphinx Penance and Future Sight. Those last three, I really would try to find room for (holy damn, especially Penance).
Then a couple general comments - you should probably try to include 2-3 sweeper effects and maybe 3-5 point removal (for a creature, I mean) effects, and a few effects that hit other permanent types (like Anguished Unmaking and Utter End). I think you'll probably want to include most of the cards I mention above that mention card draw, because it's REAL important to not get stuck on lands in EDH, and card draw's really a good way to avoid that.
A few cards that I think would be good cuts: Dowsing Dagger Flip, maybe Anointed Procession depending (you probably would want 20-30 token effects to justify this), Aphetto Alchemist, Lich Lord of Unx also because it's expensive, Master Trinketeer which has an activated ability that's way too damn expensive, Retrofitter Foundry which again is way too expensive, Sram's Expertise is probably too low impact - Righteous Confluence would be a great replacement here, for example, Connive / Concoct and Discovery / Dispersal are both a lil underpowered too.
Those are some thoughts for now - looks real fun though, isn't this commander's complexity so nifty?
11 months ago
I think some of the weakest cards are Boreas Charger (few plains), Grip of Phyresis (which is adorable though so I love it), Sphinx of Jwar Isle (even CMC), and Prognostic Sphinx (hasn't seemed useful).
1 year ago
Does anyone know in what order Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign’s, Prognostic Sphinx’s and Aqueous Form’s effects would resolve? Particularly, would you be able to scry and THEN use Yennett’s triggered ability, or would her effect go first, and THEN scry?
1 year ago
Ojutai, Soul of Winter Scalelord Reckoner Silumgar, the Drifting Death Scourge of Nel Toth Retrace cards? Flashback cards? Curator of Mysteries Archfiend of Ifnir Anvil of Bogardan? basic hand disruption shit Drake HavenPrognostic Sphinx Spirit Cairn Wharf Infiltrator Zenith Seeker
1 year ago
Oh Hell Yeah! I love me some ninja tech. I don't quite know what you have planned but don't forget Sakashima's Student although it might hurt the budget. Another card worth looking at, if you can squeeze it in your 50$ budget, is Duplicant because colorless exile on a stick? Yes, please. It's cc allows for some nice burn when ripping it off the top with our commander.
Now for some sweet budget tech. Sandstone Oracle is a flying threat that refills our hand and hits the table for 7 damage off the top of our library. I know Steel Hellkite is a popular budget option to deal with enchantments and artifacts in Grixis but I would give Meteor Golem a try. I find the dragon often eats removal on sight or gets chumped which prevents you from dealing with the problematic permanent you absolutely need to destroy. The golem circumvents all that with it's ETB ability. It's clean and recurrable.
Lim-Dul's Vault, Shadows of the Past, Read the Bones and Cryptic Annelid have a home here. Other interesting options include Mystic Speculation, Darksteel Pendant and Sentinel Totem which doubles as GY hate. Finally I would also consider Prognostic Sphinx, Conundrum Sphinx and Arbiter of the Ideal.
Anyway man. I'm looking forward to the build and video!
Prognostic Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year
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