Sphinx Summoner

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander 2016 Rare
Conflux Rare

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Sphinx Summoner

Artifact Creature — Sphinx

Flying

When Sphinx Summoner enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact creature card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.

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Sphinx Summoner Discussion

landofMordor on Sen Triplets or Breya Etherium ...

1 day ago

Hm. Under the radar suggestions for artifact synergy...I have an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck that I've geared toward artifacts (no pun intended) and here's what I've learned from piloting that deck:

Recursion is easily available in Black for any artifact creatures, such as Phyrexian Reclamation, Unburial Rites, etc. Artifacts are also good at recurring themselves, like through Scrap Trawler and Myr Retriever. So I wouldn't worry too much about recursion in Esper colors. Furthermore, you've got insane tutors in your colors, from Sphinx Summoner to Thalia's Lancers to Djeru, With Eyes Open...and since you're in the best flicker colors, you can use Conjurer's Closet, Ghostly Flicker, etc to re-use those abilities and other ETB abilities like Sharuum's or Filigree Angel.

I really love playing Chief Engineer and Inspiring Statuary for hidden little mana advantages. You could also go Thopter "tribal" with Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Spy Network, Efficient Construction, etc. All of that kinda lends itself to an "artifact aristocrat" deck of sorts, but other synergies just depend on how you want to build the deck. However, if you get a list put together, I'd be glad to take a look!

My comments lean away from combo, since that's not my playstyle, but you can also build using the aforementioned infinite combos.

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

1 month ago

CHANGELOG 29.05.17

Major overhaul to account for finalized archetypes.

CUTS:

GOLD:

WHITE:

BLUE:

BLACK:

RED:

GREEN:

None

ADDITIONS:

COLORLESS:

GOLD:

BLACK:

RED:

Note: With Welder and Daretti in the picture, I think its worth reconsidering whether we want Spine of Ish Sah. Its just pure value at that point (still slow to reduce opponents board presence, but you get your artifacts directly to the battlefield)

BLUE:

White:

A few thoughts:

If we want to include Eldrazi Displacer, then I think we have to keep the painlands, and should probably include some other colorless utility lands as well. I would be okay to lose some of the tap for any color lands as well as the artefact lands for this purpose. Its also possible that the Displacer is also just too good, in which case we can add the trilands over the painlands to give Simic Domain a bit more oomph.

Speaking of: Im not familiar with the enablers for Domain, so Im gonna be relying on you a bit to help flesh out the archetype. I look forward to your suggestions!

Anyways, let me know what you think about cuts/additions and I will make the changes. After that, we should probably just switch to cubetutor to get a better idea of where we are with each archetype.

/N

TwoIdiots on Baby's First Multiplayer Cube (cards to include?)

2 months ago

Change Log 01/05/17

Added colored artifacts for the Dimir artifact archetype. Thought it would be a good idea to include some Dimir/X artifacts as well for some added variance.

OVERALL THOUGHTS: I'm a bit worried that this archetype as it is now builds itself too easily. I would prefer to have more cross-pollination among archetypes and less "this card is only good in the artifact deck". There is a risk that having both goblins (which are basically junk cards if no one is in the archetype) and artifacts (many of which are only good in the Dimir archetype) dilute the cube too much, making the less archetype-driven decks worse off due to fewer playables. What do you think?

WeruniaB on Breya, the Infinite Whining Generator

2 months ago

@xrex479

I used to run Unwinding Clock and it wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I usually don't attack with my creatures and only few of my artifacts (accept for mana rocks) tap, so I took it out. As I said before I never attack so Feldon of the Third Path is pointless, especially because I usually can bring back creatures from the graveyard if I need them. Magister Sphinx on the other hand is a great card, but it puts me in a situation where I have to pick the player, and it draws too much hate. Conjurer's Closet would work well with Breya though, but CMC is waaay to high. Sphinx Summoner is just too expensive tutor. I also used to run Spine of Ish Sah, but it always ended up as a first card to discard. Thanks for your insight!

@J311yPhi5h

Goblin Welder is the only Goblin I run, so Krenko, Mob Boss wouldn't be a bomb in this deck. Purphoros, God of the Forge deals so much more damage when I simply blink my creatures. Eldrazi Monument got too high CMC. Thanks!

xrex479 on Breya, the Infinite Whining Generator

2 months ago

Unwinding Clock and Shimmer Myr work well together. Feldon of the Third Path helps bring back artifact creatures for a turn. Cheat out a Magister Sphinx to make their life 10 and Conjurer's Closet to trigger your enter the battlefield effects again. Sphinx Summoner is great search. Spine of Ish Sah combos well with Panharmonicon and Goblin Welder. It's best to find ways to cheat out artifacts.

DHWorlds on Superion Summoning

4 months ago

Why don't go Full Combo mode here? Grand Architect is a great engine, but also allows for some other synergies with Heartless Summoning, like the Myr Retriever Combo + Altar of the Brood. Could use Trinket Mage to find the Altar, and Muddle the Mixture to find the other pieces of your preference.

The other Upside is the Alternate Wincons and resiliency of the 4 Myr Superion Strategy. Very few decks can recover from a Wurmcoil Engine turn 3 followed by a Metamorph.. Glint-Nest Crane is Also Amazing here without a doubt. i would Suggest:

-1 or 2 Sphinx Summoner-2 Fatal Push-4 Etherium Sculptor-3 Aether Vial

+1 Grand Architect+3-4 Altar of the Brood+4 Myr Retriever+2-3 Trinket Mage+1 Treasure Mage or Lodestone Golems

killerbee_mctitties on C-C-C-ComboBreya!

5 months ago

zeusbad yeah I already thought about including her too since i already run Trinket Mage but I just can't decide on something to cut for her.
Imo it should definetely be a creature that I'd be exchanging her with, I don't hvae a lot to choose from this section though.
Sphinx Summoner and Ethersworn Adjudicator are already on their way out and I consider cutting Deadeye Navigator for Blightsteel Colossus and Riddlesmith for Phyrexian Metamorph and I need the rest of the creatures for combos except for Brago, King Eternal, Trinket Mage, Baleful Strix and Scarecrone. With Deadeye gone, Brago will become my new value egnine so I don't want to cut him. So we have Baleful Strix and Scarecrone which I can better abuse than the Trophy Mage and at last Trinket Mage.
I don't know, what'd you exchange him with?

killerbee_mctitties on C-C-C-ComboBreya!

5 months ago

What do you men exactly,zeusbad?
In case you mean Sphinx Summoner, I removed it because I don't feel like it's useful enough because excepr for maybe Pili-Pala none of it's targets are essential to my strategy. I don't see where I removed another tutor.

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