Sphinx's Revelation


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Sphinx's Revelation


You gain X life and draw X cards.

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Sphinx's Revelation Discussion

SeekerofSecrets on Esper Control

4 days ago

I disagree with trading charm for souls. Souls is a great sideboard tech but the last thing this deck wants to do is tap out t3 for 2 tokens and then not be able to interact. Charm is amazing in control decks paired with Thoughtseize. I would drop 2 path, 1 push and negate. Esper really wants to punish the hand

I would also trade out Opt for Serum Visions. Setting up your hand is more important than instant speed

I would include Sphinx's Revelation for 1 Logic Knot maybe

Also unfortunately cplvela0811 muta vault is only a dragon after using its ability so that wont work..... it would be awesome if it did though

Saint1129 on Let's Begin With Control...

2 weeks ago


Thank you for another suggestion! I will be replacing a single Supreme Verdict with a Wrath of God to get around Meddling Mage, so thanks for that idea. As for Sphinx's Revelation I have noticed that it could almost be called a staple of Blue/White Control, but since I'm using Torrential Gearhulk instead of Snapcaster Mage I think the benefits are just slightly less than in most Blue/White Control decks. I will add it to my maybeboard though because I can definitely see the benefits of Sphinx's Revelation and may want to add it if I decide I lack the card draw necessary or need life gain to stay alive against more aggressive matchups.

Chainer_the_Dementia_Master on Let's Begin With Control...

2 weeks ago

Sorry, I didn't think about this when I made my first suggestion, but you may want to run some single copies for your wrath effects, like a Wrath of God or Settle the Wreckage . Meddling Mage could be problematic otherwise. Also, if you can pick it up, a single copy of Sphinx's Revelation is pretty standard in these U/W control builds.

kamelyan on Sphinx Tribal

2 weeks ago

I would cut Chancellor of the Spires. If you keep it in your opening hand to use its ability, you may end up enabling Muldrotha, Meren, and other recursion players, and you'd be stuck with a seven-drop in your opening hand. If you draw it later in the game, you'd have a diluted Diluvian Primordial.

Goliath Sphinx is too vanilla.

You may also want to look into some card draw, like Sphinx's Revelation and Rhystic Study.

ArchonBlue on Esper Control

4 weeks ago

I play control too but I'm not a big fan of Sphinx's Revelation, Mana Leak, or Secure the Wastes because they are all very conditional. Instead, I recommend an additional Snapcaster Mage for value, 2x Search for Azcanta  Flip for more consistent draws, and another Esper Charm because its just an all around great card. I'd also swap out a Drowned Catacomb for a Creeping Tar Pit and throw in a couple Gideon Juras for more consistent ways to close games. I'd also suggest switching out one Supreme Verdict for a Wrath of God to help you play around Meddling Mage.

SeekerofSecrets on Glory to Esper

1 month ago

Chasmolinker thanks for the upvote!

So for field probably check lands

But this list is pretty differnt then most esper lists (and very experiential, ive only played like 10 games total with this threat package) which is why im not running allot of the draw go staples. It's moddled after a list from 2017 that got top 8 at gp kobe. The focus point of this deck is the card advantage from Painful Truths and then using a turn 2 Glory-Bound Initiate to mitigate the life loss. The rest of the deck is just designed to be as grindy and disruptive as possible. So it doesnt really want to hold mana for stuff like Sphinx's Revelation or Secure the Wastes and we're too reliant on our nonland creatures to play a mainboard board wipe (we should probably play two in the side but im really not worried about the side until after i finish buying it.)

Detention Sphere is really interesting though any thoughts on how to make room for it? And if a 3 mana removal is worth it in this set up?

Chasmolinker on Glory to Esper

1 month ago

Supreme Verdict and Sphinx's Revelation are also good Esper staples.

ArchonBlue on Goryo's Esper Control

1 month ago

Sphinx's Revelation has proved pretty underwhelming to me in my UW build. I cut it for an extra boardwipe to combat a more aggressive meta. In this deck I only have two boardwipes cause of the tokens but in that one I have four, with one more in the sideboard.

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