Sphinx of Uthuun

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Iconic Masters (IMA) Rare
Commander 2014 (C14) Rare
Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning (DDN) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Sphinx of Uthuun

Creature — Sphinx

Flying

When Sphinx of Uthuun enters the battlefield, reveal the top five cards of your library. An opponent separates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard.

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Sphinx of Uthuun Discussion

Pscioed on Bant Flicker

1 month ago

Thanks for the comments!

@Deruvid

I've seen Phyrexian Ingester and Duplicant, and they certainly do work. The reason they aren't in is because I already have 7 removal cards which can only affect creatures, 3.5 of which kill all of them anyway (Luminate Primordial is the .5).

I didn't think of Trostani's Summoner as a finisher, but she's probably better than Call for Unity. In she goes.

Stonehorn Dignitary is definitely powerful. It's maybe one to try out, I'm worried about maybe it being too powerful.

I was originally designing the deck to be mostly functional without relying on Roon, so I left out his specific enablers like Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves, Thousand-Year Elixir, and Illusionist's Bracers. Some of these may find a way in if there are blink cards that don't pan out (I'm looking at you Mistmeadow Witch).

@thebantwagon

I tried to get a mix of green land ramp and artifacts, since there are some possible synergies with the artifacts (Brago, King Eternal especially, but also Felidar Guardian, Flickerwisp, Glimmerpoint Stag, Ghostly Flicker might rarely untap a signet). Maybe Explosive Vegetation/Circuitous Route might make it in later with Azorius Guildgate.

I wish I could play Soul of the Harvest, Sphinx of Uthuun, AND Prime Speaker Zegana. But then I start to worry about consistency and curve, 1 out of 3 sounds like a fair compromise. And you've changed my mind about which one, I'll put Prime Speaker in and pull Soul out.

Planar Guide is very unique. One shot telegraphed instant speed delay flicker for ALL creatures. Can work like a fog. Can backfire against other ETB creatures. Also does Homeward Path. Wraths tokens. Undoes Ixidron. I'm having a hard time evaluating this, cool card.

Mnemonic Wall is what I would consider a core card in the deck *facepalm. Now I just have to make room. I'm very surprised it does not appear on the EDHREC page.

I'm avoiding tutors on purpose, otherwise Fierce Empath and Woodland Bellower are an excellent pair.

Minion Reflector I like, and also the new Bramble Sovereign. Sort of like Panharmonicon, but for 2 mana each time. It's just unclear how to make room (and also I'm already over budget, sorry Bramble Sovereign).

Thanks again for the kind words :)

Skoodly on Have a Merry Sphinxmas!

2 months ago

Is Sphinx of Uthuun a good fit? not sure if it double fact/fictions or not

Myllyes314 on

3 months ago

Baleful Strix, Diluvian Primordial, Frost Titan, Phantasmal Image, Snapcaster Mage, Sphinx of Uthuun, Whirler Rogue, Disciple of Bolas, Grave Titan and Plaguecrafter. Just a bunch of black and blue ETB stars that I can think of off the top of my head.

Megalomania on Aminatou Flickering Queen

4 months ago

I’m not a fan of the primordials since their value relies on what your opponents have in their graveyards.

If you want to focus on the flicker theme, I strongly suggest Parallax Wave. It has been very effective in my deck. I think a lot of the cards in your maybeboard are exactly what you need in the main deck. I guess you just need to get hold of them and replace some of the weaker cards currently in the list like Djinn of Wishes and Sphinx of Uthuun

Mirabilis on Aminatou Flickering Queen

4 months ago

hi Daggerfella,

I see.

You can go aggro control. Most of the creatures do hurt (5 power) with effective etb effect/s. Flickering them reuses their etb and give pseudo vigilance.

I will raise a disclaimer that esper tends to run "good stuff" because, well, there are good spells that have little to no alternates.

From the creature list: consider keeping

--removal Angel of Despair

Ashen Rider

Lavinia of the Tenth

Reflector Mage

--draw Sphinx of Uthuun

Mulldrifter

Cloudblazer

Archaeomancer

--value Arbiter of the Ideal Brago, King Eternal Diluvian Primordial -> great when many spells in opponents' gy

Sepulchral Primordial -> another good one, getting creatures in opponents' gy

Magister Sphinx -> my bias. similar to Sorin Markov

Vela the Night-Clad -> could be a win con, when you flicker enough

Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign

Resolute Archangel

Sun Titan -> not sure if you have many 3cmc permanents, but usually great to have

--combo Deadeye Navigator Peregrine Drake

maybeboard Boreas Charger

Chancellor of the Spires

Demonlord Belzenlok

Djinn of Wishes

Felidar Guardian

Jace's Mindseeker

Mistmeadow Witch

hope this helps.

Mortiferus_Rosa on Aminatou

5 months ago

Im going to make these suggestions under the assumption that price is not an issue.

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Blainman on Jared who donates a bit more than he should

6 months ago

Sorry. That last comment was bad let me try again:

I would remove at first glance:

Azorius Chancery Dimir Aqueduct Forge of Heroes Orzhov Basilica Conundrum Sphinx Geode Golem Jeskai Infiltrator Loyal Subordinate Night Incarnate Ninja of the Deep Hours Phyrexian Delver Silent-Blade Oni Sphinx of Uthuun Varina, Lich Queen Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Skull Storm AEthermage's Touch

These I chose either for the simple fact they don't go for the plan or are too slow. There are better cards that aren't that expensive.

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Sphinx of Uthuun occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,07%

Blue: 0,49%

W/U/B (Esper): 0,06%