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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
I have a similar deck, I might put it on TappedOut soon (but without infect). If I do, I'll post the full decklist here :)
Some good cards from my deck are:
1 week ago
Rzepkanut: It's not hyper competitive, and doesn't do much other than ramp in the first few turns. That being said, it's VICIOUS once it gets going, and plays enough countermagic to reasonably get to the late-game.
Not to mention that in testing, it's been EXTREMELY fun, haha. I get to do a bunch of really silly Timmy/Johnny things, and it often comes out of nowhere. I controlled 4 tokens and Brudiclad, then cast Karn, Scion of Urza and used his -2. Suddenly, once I moved to combat, I had six 7/7 Constructs, and swung for an immediate victory. This was on turn 5 (curving off of a Saheeli, the Gifted). It's a bit inconsistent and janky, but it does WORK. I'd highly recommend from my experiences so far!
I used to run a Trostani deck, actually! I really do miss the Populate for this deck, but in many ways my commander is a mass Populate every turn, plus makes tokens. It's really strange, and not many UR decks run like this. I love it. I will say that I'm nervous about not having enough mana to cast Desolation Twin, and all of my methods of cheating it don't cast, unfortunately.
In terms of necessary cards? Hmmmm. There are a few cards I'd describe as "musts": Arcane Artisan, Combat Celebrant, Faerie Artisans, Helm of the Host, Karn, Scion of Urza, Mimic Vat, Reef Worm, Saheeli, the Gifted, and Sharding Sphinx, maybe? But honestly, the only thing I'd say is a "must" is to have a good balance of cards that MAKE scary tokens, cards that make token copies of things, scary things to make copies OF, and cards that make a bunch of small tokens. That balance is tricky, and I'm still tweaking it ;)
TLDR, though, I'd highly recommend trying him at least. Some of the most fun I've had in years.
1 week ago
elgosu1337: They go infinite if you can make a token, because you can throw an expendable token copy into combat - who cares if they die? ;) Scourge of the Throne definitely requires a certain amount of clever planning, but that's not a huge issue.
You're right re:Jace, Cunning Castaway, though (although he's not a horrible draw effect himself, and he can make creature tokens). Dammit, I thought I was being clever XD he'll probably get cut for Bident of Thassa, then.
I'm running "payoff creatures" in mine as well (Hellrider, Sharding Sphinx, Utvara Hellkite, etc), but I prefer that my payoff creatures aren't completely useless when they're not repeatedly cloned (for example, Borderland Behemoth is terrible except under the circumstance where you successfully have it AND a copy effect AND Brudiclad).
Sorta the same thing re: Windreader Sphinx vs Consecrated Sphinx (though to be fair I could definitely run both). Consecrated Sphinx is ALWAYS amazingly good, while Windreader Sphinx requires me to have a board state and clone effects to do anything significant. Also, Windreader Sphinx is really overcosted :/ didn't even make the cut into my The Locust God list.
Thanks for your thoughts!
2 weeks ago
The whole point of this deck is to make copies of those creatures. At the beginning of combat, Brudiclad turns our other tokens into Utvara Hellkite, so when they attack each one of them counts all our tokens, so if we start out with 10 Goblin or Myr or Treasure tokens we will have 10 Utvara Hellkites attacking which makes 100 Dragons. Same for Sharding Sphinx, 10 of them make 100 Thopters. For Rapacious One 10 of them will make 50 tokens. If we copied Brudiclad, 10 of them will make 10 tokens the next turn.
2 weeks ago
SmashPortal Because Brudiclad's trigger specifies beginning of combat, the copies of Brudiclad would not trigger that turn, so we would have to wait until next turn, where each Brudiclad will trigger and make 1 more token. This is of course a lot slower than the other options like Rapacious One, Sharding Sphinx, and Utvara Hellkite, which can make 50-100 tokens that turn.
1 month ago
2 months ago
If you are looking to mill someone, consider Altar of the Brood and Keening Stone. Thopter producers like Pentavus, Thopter Spy Network, and Sharding Sphinx would help trigger the altar. Padeem, Consul of Innovation can help protect your artifacts.
2 months ago
Cards to try out: