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Sphinx of Magosi
Creature — Sphinx
: Draw a card, then put a +1/+1 counter on Sphinx of Magosi.
Sphinx of Magosi Discussion
2 months ago
Galecaster Colossus can end games if you have a few Wizards out, especially since his ability works around summoning sickness. Getting infinite flickers with your Naru Meha combo means you can bounce all of your opponents' nonland permanents by tapping her when she comes out.
I find Pondering Mage to be a great add to Naban not just for his ability, but also for his 3/4 body, which is pretty big for a Wizard.
Maybe replace Sage's Dousing with Wizard's Retort ? It matches Naban's flavor, and is a guaranteed counterspell. The card advantage of Sage's Dousing is nice, but it doesn't make up for being able to counter a spell, no matter how much mana an opponent has.
Sphinx of Magosi is $ cheap and gives you great mid-to-lategame card advantage and buffable Flying body all on an activated ability that doesn't require tap. Yes please.
6 months ago
I honestly can't think of any atm in terms of standard, however let me share something from a 4 player commander game like 3 years ago. I use to play a Vorel of the Hull Clade deck (was my first edh deck built) and about halfway through the match I had a 6/6 Sphinx of Magosi out that I was using for a blocker. Me and one other friend were the most in the lead over the other two when it came to board states, meanwhile one of my opponents was stuck on 2 lands and a Rakdos Signet and had begun to discard to hand size for like 5 times around the table. I went to combat with the Sphinx of Magosi a few turns later when I had it as an 8/8 vs my friend who was the only significant threat at the time besides me. Also, because I had nothing else to do whatsoever that turn, I just used the effect on my turn to make it a 9/9. He decided to let the damage go through as he had 40 health still. Then completely out of the blue, my opponent that I mentioned who wasn't able to do like anything up until that point in the match cast a Tainted Strike for lethal. The look of surprise from everyone was amazing.
Writing all of that out, I actually thought of one that was standard related. I will try my best to recall it all as it got a bit much. Once on a game of arena back when it was just Ixalan block, I was playing a deck that was basically vampire tribal with a decent amount of removal. I played a Bishop of Binding which my opponent immediately chose to exile on my endstep with Cast Out and I couldn't do anything at the time about it. But a few turns later, I played my own Cast Out on his Cast Out to get my Bishop of Binding and exile whatever target I chose once again. He followed this up on his turn with another 2nd Cast Out targeting my copy of Cast Out so that he could get back his first copy of Cast Out to exile my Bishop of Binding again. Then I managed to play a second Cast Out of my own not long after and you get the idea i'm sure by now,to get my Bishop of Binding yet again. My opponent would follow suit with another Cast Out and repeat the process again and what I did this time was play an Ixalan's Binding that I drew which made my opponent quit immediately lol.
7 months ago
8 months ago
Sphinx of Magosi has always been a favorite of mine, and really close to me. It may not be the best card ever, but +1/+1 counters and draw is so cool! I don't know why, but it has always just been close to me.
9 months ago
Sorry About the Delay.
So far I have a few suggestions:
Karmic Guide : Can be some helpful recursion
Gilded Drake : This could be fun, especially if you start bouncing him back to your hand! He is expensive though, so that could be a problem.
Wall of Denial : A solid wall if you ever need it
Akroma, Angel of Wrath : Just a big beater
Angelic Arbiter : A good way to control the board
Archon of Justice : Some good removal
Consecrated Sphinx : A good card, will draw some hate though (but better they use removal on him and not Isperia).
Linvala, Keeper of Silence : Some good control if you run into decks with a lot of this.
Sphinx of Magosi : Not the best card, but I personally like it. It's fun to play, and it can give you cards while it gets bigger.
Tidespout Tyrant : An absolute must in this deck
Yosei, the Morning Star : Some more good control
Venser, Shaper Savant : More good bounce
Dissipation Field : If your fliers don't discourage people from attacking you this definitely will, especially since they know you can name cards.
Gitaxian Probe : Amazing for this deck
Telepathy : Same as above
Favorable Winds : Good support
Reliquary Tower : This is a staple in all my EDH decks
I hope that this wasn't too overwhelming. If you need any more help just let me know!
11 months ago
One of my favorite memories was in a 4 player game back when I still had my Vorel of the Hull Clade edh deck together like 3 years ago.
I had a 9/9 Sphinx of Magosi and decided to go to combat and attack one of my friends with it who had a weaker flier to block. He chose to rather let the damage go through and that’s when another of our group who did next to nothing that entire game because he only had 2 lands and a signet out,(and who had to keep discarding a card for multiple turns) all of a sudden played a Tainted Strike on my Sphinx of Magosi and the look of shock on my opponent was hilarious.
1 year ago
I really like your deck. I strongly suggest you start focusing on one commander instead of optimizing and building multiple ones at once. Since Talrand is your pet deck, you should save money to buy stronger (and alas more expensive) cards for it.
as a general rule, if a card is banned in other formats, especially eternal ones, it usually means it's absolutely broken and therefore that it must be included wherever it's legal. Get cards like Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise, they're extremely good.
you could try the combo that often other Talrand deck use, running Mass Polymorph and getting Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Deadeye Navigator, Palinchron and Sphinx of Magosi. When you've drawn all your deck you kill your opponents with Blue Sun's Zenith.
Hope my suggestions will help :)
1 year ago
I also suggest you to reconsider some of these cards: Rhystic Study (in 1v1, it can be underwhelming), Overflowing Insight and Mulldrifter (straight up draw spell, good or bad, always have their limits) and Sphinx of Magosi (its just a really basic cards, you can easily find a better engine alternative card somewhere out there.
On another note, if you play with commander damage, I suggest you invest into more voltron-ish play, more equipment and stuff. Otherwise? you should take out Blackblade Reforged and Empyrial Plate (equipment that gives stat boost and no other abilities are fine, but commander's not about the fine, its about the awesome, amirite???).
In anyway, I love straight up mono-color good stuff deck. You have my upvote :D
Sphinx of Magosi occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%