Sphinx's Revelation

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Mythic Rare

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Sphinx's Revelation

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You gain X life and draw X cards.

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Sphinx's Revelation Discussion

webfeet on Drogskol Spirit Deck

3 days ago

A couple of suggestions that may work for you. Serra Ascendant Soul's Attendant Sphinx's Revelation

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Don't be afraid, so many good people are in Hell

3 days ago

Great list. I'm playing something similar in mardu for Glorious End and Chance for Glory. These are very powerful with mastery.

A card you could try is Sanguine Sacrament. It gains a ton of life and becomes a better Sphinx's Revelation with mastery out.

BahGringo on People Lands Plus Board Wipes

4 days ago

Sad to see Tempt with Discovery wiff because a bug. might want to switch it out for Scapeshift.

Another game ending combo is Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage.

Other any land card Searches you might consider are Expedition Map (also combos with academy ruins), Ulvenwald Hydra, Pir's Whim, Sylvan Scrying.

You might want to consider replacing waves of aggression with Aggravated Assault. it might be easier to remove but it would've gone infinite in your last game.

please tell me Blinkmoth Nexus is a typo and you meant to put Inkmoth Nexus in your deck.

Consider dropping Blue Sun zenith for Damnable Pact, Sphinx's Revelation or Skeletal Scrying the triple blue is too clunky in a five color deck.

It was great seeing a win from this deck.

Saljen on My run in the Maze.

2 weeks ago

Been years since I've looked at this deck. I actually re-made my Guildgate deck when this set was released as well. Guild Summit and Gateway Plaza were too good to pass up. Here's my updated deck list if you're interested in checking it out.

I'd start by saying that the following cards aren't doing much for you: Path to Exile, Remand, Silence, Sphinx's Revelation, Gatecreeper Vine.

You really need to decide if you want to go the turbo fog route. If you do, go all-in on it. If you don't, then don't run any fogs and go full control. I happen to think that full turbo fog is the way to go with gates, but it can be run either way. Anything in the middle will give you a mixed bag of tricks that you won't be able to use very well.

Running 1x-2x Crackling Perimeter gives you a great secondary win-con, in case your Maze's End gets somehow removed from the game. I've found that Terminus works really well as a board wipe, as you can get the low CMC cast for practically free, and 6 mana isn't too much for a stalling deck in case you can't use the miracle cost. I've also found a ton of success running 2x Primeval Titan. If you've got 6 gates in play, the turn you cast it you get 2 more, then the next turn you swing and win because you'll have all 10 gates in play. Really speeds up the game plan.

Guild Summit is so good man, you want 4. It's your main draw condition, and it can turn a single land play into a chain that draws you several cards if you've got things like Rites of Flourishing or Azusa, Lost but Seeking in play. I run 4x Guild Summit and 4x Rites of Flourishing and it works really well, the two synergize off each-other and both speed up the deck massively.

I tend to play multi-player games more often than 1v1. If you're in a similar boat, then running 2-4x Isochron Scepter can really add longevity to the deck, help you survive against multiple players, etc. Really great when paired with 12x fog effects, as you can always have access to a fog to use. Speaking of fogs, I'd recommend checking out Dawn Charm and Respite. Dawn Charm stops attacks directed to your face, as well as fogging when needed. Respite gives you life every time you use it, adding to your longevity in the game. Both pair extremely well with Isochron Scepter at two CMC.

You really need a way to recover your destroyed lands. The method I've chosen to use is just running 2x Elixir of Immortality. This gains me life when cast and cycles any destroyed Gates back into my library. Since I use Elixirs, this allows me to only run 1x of each gate (with the exception of Gateway Plaza and Selesnya Guildgate as those tap for my main colors). Really makes the land base easier, and makes searching for gates 10000x easier.

Anyways, just was following your deck from a couple years ago and got notified that someone commented. Figured that I'd give my two cents again, since more cards were released for this arch-type. Good luck with your Maze's End deck!

hkhssweiss on Oloro for life

2 weeks ago

Mike3zt

Here might be some suggestions and budget cards that can be considered, they should be less than $3 at most. If they are in your maybe board already than I feel like it should definitely earn a spot in your build :P

Kambal, Consul of Allocation - This is an amazing hate card, the life gain and damage dealt stacks over time. He will likely stay on the battlefield for a long time as well, due to people really not classifying him as a "threat."

Merciless Eviction - Exile is important, I'm unsure how relevant this might be for your meta. But this permanently gets rid of things.

Approach of the Second Sun - This is a win con bomb card. Perfect in the Esper colors. If you want to switch to a different way of winning, I would highly recommend this one.

Blind Obedience - A staple in holding down the fort, slows down mana rock accelerants as well as aggro voltron creatures.

Anguished Unmaking - A great removal spell all around should be auto included.

Sphinx's Revelation - Burst draw and life gain, no downsides.

Pull from Tomorrow - A great version that's better than Stroke of Genius or Blue Sun's Zenith.

Swords to Plowshares - Staple removal should be in all decks.

Silence - The biggest FU you can say to someone ready to chain spells :P

Mystic Remora - Great card all around, good for early game. A less expensive Rhystic Study.

As I am unsure of how your playstyle is and what your meta is like. I would like to offer help in refining your deck! Feel free to ask anything else and I hope these suggestions help!

hkhssweiss on Ignore me, I am just sitting here

2 weeks ago

Alexev

Looks like you already know what you want to do with your Oloro deck. Since you are wanting a casual build that can win more but can turn the scale down. I would recommend the card that you were considering Approach of the Second Sun, it is the perfect approach for the stall/game play.

Some additional suggestions would be card engines such as Mystic Remora, Pull from Tomorrow, Sphinx's Revelation. Settle the Wreckage is quickly becoming a go to card as well in the more casual scene.

Hope that helps!

HenriqueOk on Oloiro

3 weeks ago

Olá xóvem!

Primeiramente parabéns pela seleção das cartas, ficou muito bom!

Pelas cartas que estão aí, acho que você está tendendo para a estratégia de ganho de vida mesmo, apesar de ter algumas coisas de pillowfort como Sphere of Safety, Ghostly Prison e Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts.

Adições

Vou separar as sugestões de adições por mecânicas que considero importantes num deck de commander, mas senti falta no deck principal. E vou explicar o motivo de considerá-las importantes.

Draw engines

Num formato em que os jogos podem demorar bastante, é muito importante ter maneiras de manter sempre a sua mão com cartas. Se essas engines não estiverem presentes, vai acontecer (sim, estou afirmando que vai acontecer) que você está com 0 cartas em sua mão, chega o seu turno, você compra um terreno, desce o terreno e passa o turno sem ter feito nada...

Dawn of Hope e Drogskol Reaver são SENSACIONAIS por permitirem que todo fucking turno você compre pelo menos uma carta a mais (por no caso do Dawn of Hope e de graça no Drogskol Reaver).Fountain of Renewal tem uma sinergia muito boa com essas duas cartas e permite um draw sozinha.

Seguindo um pouco a linha do Greed, em que você se aproveita do fato de ter muita vida para usar como recurso para comprar cartas, Underworld Connections, Ob Nixilis Reignited certamente mercem um lugar no seu deck! Se estiver disposto a gastar um pouco mais, Erebos, God of the Dead também é uma boa pedida.

Menções honrosas para: - Azor, the Lawbringer, que é um bicho grande que voa que permite vc usar uma Sphinx's Revelation todo turno - Lich's Mastery, que te permite comprar pelo menos 3 cartas todo turno, e é divertido pra caramba hahaha

Point removals

O The Ur-Dragon do oponente incomoda né? Mas é pra isso que você colocou Mortify e Swords to Plowshares! Muito bom!

E tem um outro oponente com Blind Obedience que está te atrasando tudo em um turno. Mortify resolve!

Mas o último oponente tem um Nevinyrral's Disk que vai destruir tudo que você construiu até agora! Return to Dust resolveria não só o Nevinyrral's Disk como o Blind Obedience também!

Por fim, Utter End é mais versátil que todos que mencionei, acho que merece um lugar no seu deck :)

Versatilidade nas cartas é muito importante em commander pois fazer um deck que possa responder às mais variadas situações é muito difícil quando o deck tem 99 cartas, ainda mais quando se tem que lidar com mais de um oponente.

Boardwipes

Nem sempre as coisas acontecem como queremos... As vezes nós estamos humildemente com nossas 3 criaturas 1/1 enquanto nossos oponentes tem Avenger of Zendikar, Emrakul, the Aeons Torn e The Ur-Dragon na mesa.

Nessas situações, você precisaria de muitas remoções pontuais para se salvar. Nessas horas Fumigate, Merciless Eviction, Cleansing Nova, Decree of Pain e Terminus são as cartas que salvam sua vida. Acho que é importante ter pelo menos 3 cartas com essa função no deck. Eu escolheria:

  • Fumigate é a que tem melhor sinergia com o resto do deck;
  • Merciless Eviction é a mais versátil (nem sempre serão as criaturas que vão te matar);
  • Terminus se livra de qualquer criatura praticamente, não importa se é indestrutível, se quando morre faz algo e não as deixa no cemitério (num deck de reanimação isso é muito importante).

Win conditions

Jogar é muito legal, mas perder sempre não é legal! Então precisamos de meios que nos permitam ganhar o jogo, ou pelo menos nos dão uma boa chance disso.

Crested Sunmare pode não parecer grande coisa, mas quando você ganha vida pelo menos em todos os seus turnos e pode ganhar vida no turno dos seus oponentes, um exército de cavalos 5/5 indestrutíveis não parece ser tão difícil de fazer... E um exército de cavalos 5/5 indestrtíveis pode pesar muito pra você ganhar o jogo (além de ser beeem legal). Angelic Accord e Resplendent Angel seguem a mesma ideia!

Approach of the Second Sun é uma win condition que eu acho interessante, afinal quando você jogar isso, todos os oponentes vão querer de matar imediatamente, mas como você tem 1249845 de vida, isso não vai ser tão fácil, muahahaha.

Sunbond é uma carta que quando as pessoas vem a primeira vez não costumam dar muita importância, mas quando o bicho 20/20 vem bater, aí vê o estrago que esse encantamento faz. Imagina esse 20/20 quando True Conviction está na mesa!

Geralmente, 50 de dano mata alguém... mas não você! Então o Aetherflux Reservoir é excelente!

Removíveis

Agora vamos falar sobre as cartas que eu acho que podem sair da lista (tanto da principal quanto do maybeboard).

Opt e Brainstorm, acho que podem ser substituidos por qualquer uma das sugestões que dei acima. Mesmo que Opt e Brainstorm permitam manipular o topo do deck, acho mais importante ter draws constantes do que um draw muito bom.

Crypt Ghast acho que é muito caro ($$) pelo baixo valor que traz ao deck. Baixo valor pelo fato do deck ter 3 cores, então acho que seria bem comum no turno 5 você ter de uma dois pântanos.

Daxos of Meletis, é uma carta muito boa! Mas acho que ela precisa de um pouco mais de foco para funcionar bem. Por exemplo, seria interessante ter meios de deixá-lo imbloqueável, ou aumentar sua resistência.

Fog Bank ta aí pra segurar qualquer bicho grande, eu imagino, mas qualquer atropelar nesse bicho grande e ele passa a segurar só dois de dano. Pensando em ter coisas com voar que bloqueiam, Regal Bloodlord, que você já colocou, faz isso muito bem!

Phyrexian Delver, é beeeeeeeeem específico. Digo isso pois é necessário que você tenha uma criatura no cemitério que valha tanto quanto uma possível win condition que estaria no lugar do Phyrexian Delver.

Psychosis Crawler não sinergiza muito bem com o resto do deck. A não ser que você aceite as sugestões que dei para ter draws mais constantes.

Serra Ascendant não sei se um 6/6 voar e lifelink valem $7. É um carta boa, mas acho que em custo benefício não vale muito a pena.

Aqueous Form, seu deck não é muito focado em atacar, e acho que só o Daxos of Meletis não seria motivo o suficiente para adicionar essa carta, afinal, ele é 1 em 99. O mesmo vale para Slip Through Space e Whispersilk Cloak, apesar do shroud poder ser útil para proteger uma criatura importante.

Bitterblossom é uma carta muito boa, mas nesse caso ela realmente só te dá bichinhos 1/1 com voar por 1 de vida, enquanto Resplendent Angel te dá anjos 4/4 voar e vigilância.

A não ser que você sinta que o seu deck esteja lento demais em relação aos decks que você usualmente joga, Blind Obedience pode ser substituido por qualquer coisa te deixe mais perto de ganhar o jogo ou que te dê mais consistência no deck.

Path of Bravery parece que tem uma boa sinergia com o deck, mas ela depende que suas criaturas ataquem para tirar todo valor dela.

Crystal Ball é bom por te permitir manipular o topo do deck constantemente, mas se estiver precisando de mais slots para terrenos, acredito que você não vá sentir tanta falta, pois essa manipulação ainda não garante um bom draw.

Toxic Deluge é um boardwipe muito bom por matar até criaturas indestrutíveis, mas isso Terminus faz muito bem também e é mais barata.

hkhssweiss on Masters of your Mind

1 month ago

Aaerys No problem!

Yes definitely keep the artifact synergy, honestly if you don't like the combo approach and want to go for the more interaction routes with fun things to play (like playing with other people's deck ;3) than I would suggest more protection, counterspells, artifact synergy, card draw, as well as interaction.

Here is a list of some additional cards that I found useful and within the $20 or less range.


Protection:

Propaganda

Vanishing

Ghostly Prison

Aura of Silence

Damping Sphere

Collective Restraint

Phyrexian Revoker

Ethersworn Canonist

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir

Venser, Shaper Savant

These cards will make opponents less likely to hit you, or will at least slow them down enough for you to interact with them.


Counterspells:

Mana Leak

Dispel

Muddle the Mixture

Stoic Rebuttal

Remand

Spell Pierce

Arcane Denial

A couple more useful counters, best one I like to use for Sen Triplets is cards like Remand, Muddle (because the 2 cmc transmute comes in clutch), and Arcane Denial as it gives more options to choose from their hand.


Synergy:

Shimmer Myr

Raff Capashen, Ship's Mage

Trophy Mage

Crystal Shard

Reshape

Strionic Resonator

Voltaic Key

Paradox Engine

Aetherflux Reservoir

Academy Ruins

Shimmer Myr and Raff Capashen are honestly auto include in my opinion, giving the ability to flash in your commander and not waiting to wait one whole turn before her upkeep effect is amazing, it also allows us to hold up mana to interact with other players before deciding what we can do. The curve is also great since Shimmer Myr is 3 cmc and Raff is 4 cmc, we can hold mana for our counterspells and interactions and if the coast is clear flash in Sen. Trophy Mage is for the redundancy that you have more than a likely chance of tutoring your Shimmer Myr or Crystal Shard (Shard always makes sure that your opponent will be reluctant to tap out and thus preventing them to cast more creature spells). Voltaic Key is there just for more fun shenanigans, I always like having them in these type of artifact decks. Academy Ruins is a card I would highly recommend investing into, it saves your artifacts, it allows recursion, and if the case where Sen dies, you won't have to consistently pay the tax for it with this card on the field.

On another note Paradox Engine is a powerful card, it allows you to gain extreme amount of value, hence the reason you would want to include more mana rocks into the deck. I added Aetherflux into list in the case you want to close out a game, since you are running Isochron Scepter already, adding in Dramatic Reversal will be your win con and also allows you to net infinite mana and play your opponents hand if you so would choose. The playstyle is all there for you to choose ;3


Card Draw:

Mystic Remora

Sphinx's Revelation

Windfall

Notion Thief

Consecrated Sphinx

Time Warp

Some choice cards I like to use, Notion Thief is there for them really sneaky plays when there is a mass Windfall or if someone taps out for a burst draw. Sphinx is a high power card engine. The time warp is there for just pure value.


Interactions:

Anguished Unmaking

Snap

Capsize

Into the Roil

Unsubstantiate

Toxic Deluge

Return to Dust

Dark Petition

Forsake the Worldly

Dramatic Reversal

Tower of the Magistrate

Some notable cards are like Snap, which untaps your land and bounces the creature back to their hand, pure value if its your turn next as now you will be able to cast that creature as well! Capsize is also a deadly card, as you can bounce their land and then play the land you bounced on your turn with Sen on the field, buyback is also killer (I have people scooped many times when I used this trick 1v1). Tower of Magistrate is really interesting against other people playing with artifacts (This auto de-quips voltron commanders!). A lot of these spells can also be copied on to Isochron Scepter making them extremely useful for you to control your opponent and allowing them what spells they can play, bouncing the spells you want to play from their deck, and removing the cards you don't like.


Ramp:

Thought Vessel

One more card which is a great mana rock.


Hopefully this gives you a better idea of a Control Sen Triplets shell, I think you can tell that this was one of my favorite decks before I retired her ;P

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