Sphinx Ambassador

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2010 Core Set (M10) Mythic Rare

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Sphinx Ambassador

Creature — Sphinx

Flying

Whenever Sphinx Ambassador deals combat damage to a player, search that player's library for a card, then that player names a card. If you searched for a creature card that isn't the named card, you may put it onto the battlefield under your control. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

Sphinx Ambassador Discussion

destindigi on Jalira's Tokens & Fatties

1 month ago

EDIT - added links

Some Maybeboard cards I think should be in the main deck: Benthicore , Inspired Sphinx , Kederekt Leviathan , Pentavus , Intruder Alarm , and Soothsaying . Myr Turbine and Heartstone are kind of meh, I'd replace with Genesis Chamber and Unstable Obelisk . I'd also swap some counterspells - Geist Snatch , Summoner's Bane and Lazotep Plating in for Cancel , Dissipate and Rewind .

Cards I'd cut: Sage of Epityr , Talrand, Sky Summoner , Bane of Bala Ged , Polymorphous Rush .

Cards I'm not really impressed by: Stormsurge Kraken , Tidespout Tyrant , Windreader Sphinx (depends how much flying you end up with), Sphinx Ambassador , Darksteel Colossus , Pathrazer of Ulamog , It That Betrays . I think it's better to focus on big guys that also have ETB effects than use these.

Some other cards to consider (plus the ones I sent you): Erratic Mutation , Synthetic Destiny , Evacuation , Aether Gale , AEtherize , Crystal Ball , Interpret the Signs , Precognitive Perception , Seer's Lantern , Ugin's Insight , Treasure Map  Flip, Zhalfirin Void .

Graytr on I'll have what you're having

2 months ago

I LOVE this deck strategy, and there's a lot of cards that can support it (it's also super fun in commander). You are in red so if you want to go the Traitorous Blood , Hijack , etc. route, you easily can.

First thing that comes to mind of though is Knowledge Pool . Absolute sh*tstorm every time, so much fun.

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Lastly, you have a bunch of other things thrown in here that don't follow this game plan (but do follow the game plan of your commander well). Things like Tatyova, Benthic Druid . I'm thinking you should make this specific deck less of a Stealing Deck, and just make it a better Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis deck. Then take all your Stealing cards and pick a different commander for that deck strategy (because it does sound super fun).

Some options for different commanders could be: Show

This is all off the top of my head, but I hope you get some help from it.

TheMillKid on Combat dmg effects and Unblockable

3 months ago

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is great at stealing other people's Sol Rings, amongst other potentially desirable artifacts. Wrexial, the Risen Deep is basically unblockable with Intimidate, Islandwalk, and Swampwalk.

Fireshrieker allows you to double up on a creature's combat damage trigger, and it can be tutored by Deadeye Quartermaster , who can also help you grab any of the equipment cards in your deck. Another good equipment to consider is Bloodforged Battle-Axe .

Other cool cards include Lord of the Void , Sphinx Ambassador , and Drana, Liberator of Malakir .

Happy brewing!

babushkasara on Kruphix Tron

4 months ago

For removals, other than what I mentioned in my first comment, I'd suggest taking out:

MTGSmith on The Sphinx: A Menacing Mystery

4 months ago

I absolutely love this deck! Once again this is another brilliant flavour filled deck you have here. Just a little suggestion but I think this deck could do with Sphinx Ambassador , it's a great card in general but also sort of adds to the flavour of asking your opponent a difficult riddle, with the added bonus of getting an extra creature if your opponent can't answer correctly, I would probably replace Mirror Entity or Sandstone Oracle if you decide to add it in. All together though I really like it keep up the great work! :)

Strangelove on This is Why You Can't Have Nice Things

6 months ago

Deceiver of Form... kinda cool.

Tidal Force... might be even better than frost titan. Good for politics too.

Sphinx Ambassador... this card is ridiculous.

Platinum Emperion... why not.

Platinum Angel... and again why not. These last two could serve as your "lifegain."

Phyrexian Ingester... removal? Maybe... there's also Meteor Golem.

Nullstone Gargoyle... hilarious.

Galecaster Colossus... more removal.

CheeseE on A Devastating Lack of Situational Comprehension

6 months ago

ooooooze: Wow glad you like it! Let me know if you find any other cards you like for it or any tweaks you make once you have played with it a bit. This can be a team effort! Have fun probably not winning but having tons of fun! Also feel free to share stories of ridiculous stuff that happens. For example, the other day I Chaos Wanded an Expropriate and Sphinx Ambassadored an Iona, Shield of Emeria in the same game!

TheBoraxKid on Jhoira of the Ghitu

8 months ago

Evacuation to pop off at instant speed right before your creatures come out of suspension might be loony.

Sneak Attack would be good if you do intend to steer away from Eldrazi.

I think more counterspells to assure your threats don't get interrupted is a must especially since this deck requires so much set up to get going. On that note, I'd then bring in Snapcaster Mage and possibly even Torrential Gearhulk since your sorceries have such high value. You might also consider Archaeomancer depending on how highly you value your instants/sorceries.

Counterspells I would recommend would be of course Force of Will, Counterspell, and I think you could even afford a Cryptic Command.

Chancellor of the Spires is a fun blue fatty, so is Diluvian Primordial, Sphinx Ambassador and as vanilla as Inkwell Leviathan might look, it is super hard to deal with. You could also consider the new card Arcane Artisan to cheat out fatties if Jhoira is uncastable. Also, Timebender could be nice here too.

In summary, I think the deck is very strong but could use some more support in the counterspell department, with a little spell recursion (Snapcaster, Torrential, etc). I would also consider throwing in a bit more mana rock ramp to assure you have enough mana if Jhoira is uncastable. Consider Mind Stone, Thought Vessel andCoalition Relic as the three more important ones, and possibly even Hedron Archive or Commander's Sphere.

I would also say think hard on Obliterate, Jokulhaups, and Decree of Annihilation. I personally think they are great win conditions, but can lead to a lot of the same lines of play which can make games repetitive. I definitely wouldn't say cut them all together because they're a valid strategy to pretty much every Jhoira deck, but play around with the numbers, maybe try out 2 or maybe just one so you're not relying too heavily on them. Just find what feels right.

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