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|Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3)||Mythic Rare|
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You gain X life and draw X cards.
Sphinx's Revelation Discussion
4 hours ago
Here are a couple suggestions for cards:
Smothering Tithe is a fairly awesome new card, particularly in multiplayer games.
Ethersworn Canonist is a great little card that slows down your opponents while leaving your artifact-heavy deck relatively unscathed.
Fabricate is a great card in artifact decks, allowing you to find whatever you need (such as Ashnods alter for a relatively low cost. Cards like Demonic Tutor and Enlightened Tutor would also be strong picks.
Cyclonic Rift is one of the best Blue cards in the format, serving as early game removal and a late-game one-sided wrath.
Purphoros, God of the Forge could be decent given your thopter generation.
Sphinx's Revelation is a good card to put you ahead and capitalize on infinite mana.
Paradox Engine is a lovely card combined with Artifact ramp.
Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal are another way to provide infinite mana alongside mana rocks. You can even Isochron Scepter a Counterspell or card draw (the later allowing you to draw your deck and generate significant mana if Paradox Engine is in play).
Hope some of this helps!
1 day ago
Do you sometimes use the cascade effects like Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or Maelstrom Wanderer and then run into the x spells like Sphinx's Revelation or Explosion. I'm trying to brew a Ramos build and I'm wondering how much of a concern that should be when deck building.
1 week ago
Thanks! My thought on Sphinx's Revelation is that I don't try to get more than 4 lands, or maybe 5. And 5 mana draw 2 gain 2 life does not seem worthwhile.
2 weeks ago
Well, how did you keep them from killing your Felidar Sovereign s?
You don't have to protect your creatures, when you have more creatures.
If they use a removel spell to take care of a threat, you'll be down a threat, and they'll be down a removal spell, and you'll have traded even, but if you're scared of removal, you can deploy your creatures in a backwards order to bait them into killing the wrong target.
If you're scared of Supreme Verdict , just don't commit your entire hand to the board at once.
Sometimes you'll lose out by getting your Llanowar Elves and Serra Ascendant Electrolyze d before you got to 30, and get yourself 3 for 1ed, but sometimes you'll resolve a Ranger of Eos , and get a 3 for 1 yourself.
At the end of the day, when playing against a control deck, if it gets to the lategame, the game will go to the player who resolved the most value over time.
You've got your Rangers, your angels, Dawn of Hope and your planeswalkers, and you're versing that up against, Counter Magic, Mass removal, Teferi, Hero of Dominaria , Sphinx's Revelation , Snapcaster Mage , Search for Azcanta Flip, and Jace, the Mind Sculptor .
But them being at risk of dying can force them into making seemingly dumb desicions with their removal, and counter-magic, and that's probably how you get them in the mid-game.
(You're allowed to stumble and have the wrong cards, you almost always have the potential to recover, but they have to have the right answers otherwise they get run over by 12/12 Ajani's Pridemate s. In trade for that, they have a better lategame.)
I don't think it's removal you should be scared of, it's combo decks.
You list looks pretty nice, now, though :)
2 weeks ago
I like your build, I was also toying with having a Petitioner EDH for the fun factor.
Also a nice card to have could be Strionic Resonator .
One minor point, you cannot use Talisman of Dominance , because it also generates black mana.
3 weeks ago
Other useful cards to get the ETB trigger:
- Teferi's Protection
- Rite of Replication
- Blade of Selves
- Mimic Vat
- Crystal Shard
- Conjurer's Closet
- Isochron Scepter for things like Essence Flux and Siren's Ruse and Reality Ripple
- Voyager Staff
- Brago, King Eternal
- Identity Thief
- Venser, the Sojourner
- Elspeth, Sun's Champion
- Turn to Mist
- Sphinx's Revelation
- Otherworldly Journey
Cool ETB effects:
- Voidstone Gargoyle
- Voidmage Husher
- War Priest of Thune
- Restoration Angel
- Resolute Archangel
- Reflector Mage
- Phyrexian Metamorph
- Peregrine Drake and Mulldrifter to pair with the Deadeye Navigator
Other fun and useful cards:
- Lavinia of the Tenth
- Phyrexian Revoker
- Vodalian Illusionist
- Authority of the Consuls
- Blind Obedience
- Ghostly Prison
- Martial Law
- Sphere of Safety
- Path to Exile
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Luminate Primordial
- Brago, King Eternal + protection or unblockable
- Bastion Protector
- Devout Witness
- Grand Abolisher
- Order of the Sacred Torch
- Suture Priest
- Spelltithe Enforcer
- Soul's Attendant
- Soul Warden
- Windborn Muse
- Ashes of the Abhorrent
- Blind Obedience
- Isolation Cell
- Darksteel Mutation
- Mana Web
- Orb of Dreams
- Vryn Wingmare
- Torpor Orb
- Thorn of Amethyst
Token Generation to Get ETB Triggers
4 weeks ago
Ivory Mask , Idyllic Tutor , Plea for Guidance , Demonic Tutor , Thaumatic Compass Flip, Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Coalition Relic , all 3 bounce lands, Bojuka Bog , Creeping Tar Pit , Celestial Colonnade , Kor Haven , Sphinx's Revelation , Cyclonic Rift , Austere Command , Toxic Deluge , Decree of Pain , Teferi's Protection , Rhystic Study , Phyrexian Arena , Ob Nixilis Reignited , Copy Enchantment , Confiscate , Beacon of Immortality
Sphinx's Revelation occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%