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Artifact Creature — Sphinx
Whenever an artifact creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may create a 1/1 blue Thopter artifact creature token with flying.
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Sharding Sphinx Discussion
4 days ago
Brutal_B This deck tends to be rather good at riding under the radar for a good potion of the early game, but generally it is really awful to be the lead player in the game when playing against this deck, since it enables every other deck against the one player. I will say though, token generating decks are a bit of a harder matchup, since its hard to find good targets to clone when the best cards in their deck do next to nothing on your side of the board (e.g. Sharding Sphinx in a Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer deck). I'm considering running Maelstrom Pulse for this very reason.
3 weeks ago
I want to suggest a few cards that had worked very well on my BRUDICLAD (scotish intensifies) Deck.
- Altar of the Brood : Multiplayer Mill.
- Polymorph : Works if you replace the small creatures with noncreature token generators. Mass Polymorph , Shape Anew
- Impact Tremors : Win condition if used with creature token generators.
- Lightning Runner : 4 copies in play for infinite combat phases. Hazte and Double Strike is also nice.
- Sharding Sphinx : if copied, escalates quickly.
- The Locust God : One of the best token generators.
- Pongify : Remove enemy threats or boosts your own tokens. Rapid Hybridization
1 month ago
The sphinx pictured in Wargate is none of the above. In fact, it is likely the only sphinx to appear on Bant, and for good reason.
Exhibit C: now that we know everything else is out of the question, we just need to prove it's not Sphinx Sovereign . And we can do that with... the feet? Yes. Not that the paws on Wargate seem to be much wider than those of the sovereign. Not only that but the individual plates and feathers on the legs of Wargate give it a much more... organic feel than that of Sphinx Sovereign . In fact- could that be why it was what came out of the portal onto Bant?
1 month ago
The head is shaped exactly like an Esper sphinx. See aforementioned Sphinx of the Steel Wind , Sharding Sphinx , Magister Sphinx , Enigma Sphinx , and Sphinx Sovereign . They all have some sort of metal plate as a mane and all but two have the "horns" pictured on Wargate . I disagree that it is Sphinx of the Steel Wind though, the floating balls around the head put me more in mind of Magister Sphinx or Sphinx Sovereign though there are minor details wrong for it to be either of them too. Valid arguments could be made for any of the three or none.
2 months ago
For the good cards ... I'm not a regular Sydri pilot, but here's a penny for my thoughts on this fun commander. Tamiyo's Journal is a good beater that plops out artifacts/draw. Faerie Artisans / Thoughtcast / Thirst for Knowledge are really good for this deck, Dispatch / Stoic Rebuttal is always good for redundancy. March of the Machines is good in case your commander gets tree'd or stolen . Mechanized Production might be good for Phyrexian Metamorph / Master of Etherium /tokens from Sharding Sphinx / Smothering Tithe etc.
For the weaker cards ... Planar Cleansing could be replaced with Hour of Revelation . Profane Procession Flip/ Predator, Flagship could go because of its overall cost, and it doesn't do anything else over time or when it enters, and it doesn't fit the themes of the deck. Revel in Riches might be good with the amount of board wipes but you'll be targeted for it, it's an upkeep trigger (so people will have time to respond, and with sorceries). Treasure Map Flip is rather weak because it turns into a land so you can't abuse it like an artifact, and is 5 mana to eventually draw 3 or maybe 3+ cards. Treasure Mage does 'draw' and the best big artifact to abuse, but it's overall 9 mana unless you have Master Transmuter or something, and doesn't get any wincon that I can see. Ruthless Knave takes a lot of hoops to get through to draw or ramp, but a lot of my criticisms were at the treasure cards so you keep that theme then drawing more cards for no mana is good. Palladium Myr is not ramp, it's just sadness. Sphinx of the Steel Wind is expensive for a 7 turn clock on turn seven, but it's fun because it could fit your meta and is protected from the colors outside your color pie.
For win cons ... Aetherflux Reservoir / Staff of Nin / Caltrops are all all-star with this commander, and Tezzeret the Seeker could fetch caltrops/aetherflux but non paradox engine etc. If you're interested in a combo win, you could do Sword of the Meek / Thopter Foundry , or Sharuum the Hegemon / Phyrexian Metamorph and something to abuse the etb loop like Altar of the Brood / Genesis Chamber / Contraband Kingpin / Disciple of the Vault / Blood Artist / Marionette Master etc.
2 months ago
I'd recommend Etherium Sculptor and/or Cloud Key as another way to "ramp" by making your artifacts cheaper. You also might as well run Inventors' Fair as a way to occasionally tutor out whatever you need!
If you wanted to double down on the thopter production, Sharding Sphinx should be a good addition, and Retrofitter Foundry would also give you another use for them while you're at it, freely swapping out any thopters for a 4/4.
3 months ago
As for suggested cards, I agree with BS-T that there are a few cards in here that will tend to under perform, especially the larger legendary creatures. I'm saying that they are bad, just that you shouldn't rely of getting Helm of the Host to make it work. You have the right idea when it comes to putting in cards like Ancient Stone Idol, Blightsteel Colossus, Sharding Sphinx. Getting a token of one of these cards is almost gonna guarantee you a victory. These are the kinds of cards that you wanna be running. So lets add some cards that do this.
Cards like Reef Worm, Scuttling Doom Engine, and Hangarback Walker are gonna protect you from the inevitable board wipe. Lets be honest if you're playing tokens, board wipes will all kill you. And people will definitely be saving them to use on you.
Efficient Construction, Tamiyo's Journal, Clone Legion, and Metallurgic Summonings will help you rebuild your board state just in case you're on the receiving end of a Cyclonic Rift. A card that has become far too common in the commander/EDH format.
I hope that my suggestions help you in some way. I tried to explain my reasoning as best I could. Either way the important thing is that you have the information. However you decide to use it is up to you.
4 months ago
Hey, Raff as a commander basicly gives you a Vedalken Orrery for most of your deck if done right. I enjoy building budget EDH decks for myself and my friends so I will gladly give advice.
To start with, it seems that you have listed Padeem, Consul of Innovation into your deck twice. Into that matter, playing that card means you are going into artifacts so i would recommend more of them. Metalwork Colossus is both a budget creature and a little bomb at flash speed. Being able to cast it easily as a 3-5 mana creature at the eot of your opponent basicly giving haste to a 10/10 which includes self recursion. Into that plan Chief Engineer, Filigree Angel, Foundry Inspector, Myr Retriever, Sanctum Gargoyle, Scrap Trawler, Soul of New Phyrexia and Sharding Sphinx would bring a lot of gimmics into the game and Treasure Mage as a handy tutor. This cards ain't too expensive too so they miught come in your budget.
Regarding your mana base, I can't help but wonder why haven't you included Sol Ring. Sure it is around 3,5$ but it is such a good card at any stage of the game I just can't think of a commander which wouldnt want it. I discourage the use of Gold Myr and Silver Myr thou their vulnerability towards removal and instead I would propose the addition of Sky Diamond and either Commander's Sphere or Darksteel Ingot. If it is in your budget, Burnished Hart and Thaumatic Compass Flip could help a great deal, as well as Esper Panorama or Bant Panorama.
GL and wish you good luck
Sharding Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year
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