Sharding Sphinx


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2013 Rare
Shards of Alara Rare

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Sharding Sphinx

Artifact Creature — Sphinx


Whenever an artifact creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may put a 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature token with flying into play.

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Sharding Sphinx Discussion

HarrisonHarry on NAYA TREMORS

1 week ago

Thank you for the suggestions, I'll see if I can get my hands on a few Eldrazi Monument. As for Living Hive I think he's too costly to put in this deck. This deck used to be Blue/Red and focused on thopters via cards like Whirler Rogue, my winning combo was the thopters and Sharding Sphinx. Living Hive reminds me of that.

TheVectornaut on Budget BU Artifacts

2 weeks ago

This reminds me of the Tezzeret deck from Duels of the Planeswalkers 2011. I remember Glaze Fiend being really strong in that deck. Etherium Sculptor, Esperzoa, and Sharding Sphinx were fun too.

Jagd_Tallgeese on Energy Gives you Power

1 month ago

I have had a few fun times creating standard decks that utilize energy production to secure victory. Shielded Aether Thief would probably be a better replacement for Shipwreck Moray. It is 2 mana cheaper than the moray, and you gain energy anytime it blocks. The energy gain can be used to fuel this three artifact combo: Decoction Module, Fabrication Module, and Animation Module. The modules can feed each other as long as you have the mana and can pump your creatures to lethal levels. Land wise, some immediate additions would be Aether Hub, Simic Growth Chamber, and Sandsteppe Citadel. After that, look for as many dual lands in those colors as possible. I would replace Wind-Kin Raiders with Empyreal Voyager as the voyager is cheaper, has trample, and provides as much energy that it deals a combat damage. Token generators to consider adding are Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter and Master Trinketeer. Two decent token generators in blue for your deck would be Thopter Spy Network and Sharding Sphinx and they can help trigger each other's effects. You could also replace Multiform Wonder with Electrostatic Pummeler. Hope that helps!

TheDeckMaker2300 on Alternate Win Conditions :)

1 month ago

hey i definately like this deck i was considering a alternate win deck.

you might thank me or not for this but im going to give you lots of potential cards for this deck that are budget/semi-budget (note some of my ideas will not work in this deck ofcoarse)(they will be catergorized by each win con)

almost all of them

  • Diabolic Tutor (just another plane old find anything you want card)
  • Last Chance or/and Final Fortune you just cast it when you have a win con from you list ready then at the extra turn upkeep you win (examples: epic struggle = 20 creatures, test of endurance with 50+ life.) and not to mention you have Platinum Angel in the deck if its out it will counters the you lose part of both of them when the turn ends. see for yourself
  • now lets begin

Azor's Elocutors/Darksteel reactor

Barren Glory


  • Infinite Reflection
  • (the ones that can turn into creatures)

Test of Endurance/Felidar Sovereign/Celestial Convergence

Epic Struggle

Maze's End

Helix Pinnacle

Mechanized production/hellkite tyrant

Mortal kombat:pretty much any one creature from this list

Laboratory Maniac

Mayael's Aria

Near-Death Experience1.

hope this is to a help to you.

jefrabena on Thopt It Like It's Hot

1 month ago

This is cool. I'm kinda doing the same thing, but not with breya.

A card I think is really great is Mirrorweave.

In my past couple of games I've used it really defensively, and really aggressively.

I've had someone swing at me with a couple big fatties, only to suprise him by making all creatures a copy of a thopter, and trading his 7/7 trample for one of my thopter tokens.

But my favorite play with it was after blockers were declared, I turned all creatures into copies of Sharding Sphinx and the 6 thopters that got through each hit with 16 shart triggers and created almost 100 new thopters.

I think it's a pretty versatile spell, and recommend it for your deck.

Zaes on Breya, Artifact Godess

1 month ago

Impact Tremors is a must-have in any artifact-creature based EDH deck I think. It's a two drop, if unanswered, can deal massive amounts of damage, especially with Breya, Etherium Shaper and Sharding Sphinx being a thing. There are two cheap CMC red creatures (who I can't remember the name of off the top of my head) - 1 each from the Kaladesh and Aether revolt sets that ping opponent(s) whenever a creature or an artifact hit the field. These 4 new cards are a must-have in my opinion as they do a tonne of free damage with your artifact ETB effects (and will often go unchecked as the other ETB things are a bigger threat). Possibly switch Tezzeret, Master of Metal for the Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast, as I feel like you will get more ban for your CMC with the + and - of the savant than waiting 3 turns and using the Tezzeret.

To accomodate these, I would take out the Marionette Master, Herald of Anguish, Treasure Keeper and maybe the Rupture Spire, as I have found that the master is always removed before you can do much that warrants its 6 CMC (same with the herald), the treasure keeper will most likely throw away your much needed 4+ CMC cards more often than getting your 0-3 CMC ones, and the land as you will have a lower average CMC (and it sets you back a turn with the tap clause).

Roll054 on Artificial Painful Macabre Duplication

1 month ago

DarthNekros I tried Sharding Sphinx I didn't really find too much use for it, only because I was finding synergies between etb effects, and direct damage. and Thopter Spy Network is just a better choice, its a 4 cost, and when your artifact creatures deal combat damage, you draw a card.

It also nets you a 1/1 colorless thopter token each turn, which is unfortunate, because it would be better if it was blue.

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