Sphinx of the Chimes

Sphinx of the Chimes

Creature — Sphinx

Flying Discard two nonland cards with the same name: Draw four cards.

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Return to Ravnica (RTR) Rare

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
Pioneer Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Sphinx of the Chimes Discussion

Game_of_Cones on Dr. Tishana, VT, CEO, ManaFort BioLabs

5 months ago

Thanks Grind!

It could use a couple more lands, and I might be able to swap out for that.... but I need to pick wisely, and don’t want to mess with any of the pairs of cards already in to help w/ Sphinx of the Chimes ability....

seshiro_of_the_orochi on 2 cents dropped from orbit!

1 year ago

This deck absolutely wants Sphinx of the Chimes . Besides: Awesome again!

Mortarpod on UW Petitioner Self Mill...Reanimator Combo?

1 year ago

In no particular order, I've got some suggestions you might have a look at. Some cards are just to round out the deck and give you a little more defensive capability, and others are to fully lean-into the self-mill theme you've got going. In particular, you might want to put in more blink effects so you can tap your Petitioners more than once per turn/round.

Still a super freaking cool concept! It turns what the card was MEANT to do on its head, and makes it that much more potent (it's easier to mill just one person-- yourself-- than it is to try and handle all your opponents at once instead).

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Azor's Elocutors


Paradox Engine

Fraying Sanity

Drowned Secrets

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Zauztopher on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

1 year ago

This is a really interesting list. I had been working on a Phenax, God of Deception list myself and struggling with card draw, something Damia addresses quite nicely. I have a couple of thoughts about your deck I'd like to share.

Looking at your draw spells, it seems to me that if someone was able to get a board wipe through you would be S.O.L., since most of it relies on either having a lot of Petitioners either on the field or in your hand. If an opponent were to wrath and put you in a position where you had neither it would be difficult for you to recover, other than playing replaying Damia and waiting a rotation. I would personally cut Villainous Wealth for Blue Sun's Zenith , if nothing else.

I would also cut Diabolic Tutor , which I feel is overcosted, and replace it with Secret Salvage on the grounds that it thins your deck considerably, and when you discard to hand (or to fuel Sphinx of the Chimes ) you gain the potential to have all of your Petitioners on the field at once with Bloodbond March .

It may just come down to personal preference, but since you are in green and therefor have access to land-based ramp like Cultivate I would run those over the signets and Fellwar Stone as lands tend to be much more resilient. Another of those "preference" things is that, wherever possible, I strive for recurring effects over one-offs. As such, I would suggest Phyrexian Reclamation instead of Eternal Witness .

Other cards that are viable in this deck but not really elsewhere in EDH: Nantuko Shrine Pack Hunt Locket of Yesterdays

TheRedGoat on The Man,The Myth,The Mill | Persistent Petitioners

1 year ago

I see others offering alt win cons and I can tend to agree that you have options. To that end I would introduce Nantuko Shrine or Duskmantle Guildmage . If you want to go for an extreme idea you can of course also look into the whole Coat of Arms tribal aggro style.

Other untappers: Intellectual Offering , Quest for Renewal , Turnabout (these're just good value).

Other pseudo resets for your board state: Mass Polymorph and Synthetic Destiny (tap your board, make a new board).

Other powerful draw spells: Sphinx of the Chimes (I mean, where else are you going to play it am I right?).

Third option: Arcane Adaptation and Xenograft (if you have infinite tokens that are all advisors, you only need one "Persistent Petitioner").

Suspect weak links: Both of your planeswalkers, Collected Company , and Fabricate (I say this without playtesting, but you do have black tutors available and all).

SirFowler on I Need Help with a …

2 years ago

I've been unhappy with my dimir deck that i have in real life for a long time. Milling is just too common nowadays and not fun anymore. So I just wanted to make a fun gimmick that revolves around Sphinx of the Chimes. Weird, right? Well, that's the idea by having Library of Leng and either Shadowborn Apostles or Relentless Rats, preferably the apostles since they're cheaper, not only in mana cost but in price as well.

The way this works is that you discard 2 Shadowborn Apostles from Sphinx of the Chimes's ability to the top of your deck using Library of Leng. You can then draw 4 cards, 2 of which are the apostles, then repeat this process as many times as you like. You then drop Laboratory Maniac and win. Weird, fun, and a bit of a glass cannon.

The problem is, I'm not sure how else I want to construct this deck. Do I have other stuff in case it gets countered? Do I go for a more control style deck? And if so, how many counter spells are too many? (I usually don't play control, so I'm not the best at balance) And if I do go control, does it go against the casual way?

The Search for Happiness

Commander / EDH* SirFowler


If anyone has suggestions, I'd be glad to hear them. The thing is, I'd like to keep the deck under $100, maybe $150 if I already have some of the cards on hand. I don't want to go too overboard on the deck.

landofMordor on don't do crack

3 years ago

Hm... way back in Khans block, I got a lone Soulflayer...that stunk.

I don't crack a lot of packs, but I've actually never pulled a mythic rare. Ever. So that's bad in and of itself.

Once I got a Sphinx of the Chimes way back in RTR. That was bad too. But nothing compared to how bad Search the City was...

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