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Sphinx's Revelation Discussion
3 days ago
skmbc I have always enjoyed the idea of Draw-Go control (That use to be my go-to deck style) but I'm not certain that the Grixis color combination is all that adept at doing that. Esper has a better power-house card selection for long term control. Supreme Verdict, Sphinx's Revelation, Path to Exile, and Spell Queller are just a few examples. I will be changing the Mana Leaks for the Logic Knots. Thank you for the suggestions!! Once I've ran the deck a few times I'll circle back around to the Countersquall recommendation.
4 days ago
No Fetches in the mana base?
So you said you're looking for cuts, here are some cards I particularly LIKE from your list (in no particular order):
Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, Coiling Oracle, Corpsejack Menace, Deathrite Shaman, Intet, the Dreamer, Maelstrom Archangel, Maelstrom Wanderer, Mercurial Chemister, Prime Speaker Zegana, Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Thrasios, Triton Hero, Vorel of the Hull Clade, Weaver of Currents, Winding Constrictor, Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder, Yore-Tiller Nephilim
Maelstrom Nexus, Mirari's Wake, Pernicious Deed, Flesh / Blood, Hull Breach, Merciless Eviction, Slave of Bolas, Unexpected Results, Villainous Wealth, Abzan Charm, Jund Charm, Naya Charm, Sphinx's Revelation, Trap Essence, Chromatic Lantern, Door to Nothingness,Dragon Arch, Legacy Weapon, Lightning Greaves, Planar Bridge, Prismatic Geoscope, Sensei's Divining Top, Sol Ring, Thran Dynamo, Vedalken Orrery, Ajani, Mentor of Heroes, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Sarkhan Unbroken
Other cards I really like that you might want to consider (20):
Chromanticore, Trace of Abundance, Kiora's Follower, Wargate, Derevi, Empyrial Tactician, Knotvine Mystic, Gilder Bairn, Kiora, Master of the Depths, Captain Sisay, Ral Zarek, Karametra, God of Harvests, Ghave, Guru of Spores, Crystallization, Cavern Harpy, Fleetfoot Panther, Ivorytusk Fortress, Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, Duneblast, Congregation at Dawn, Bring to Light
If you relax your gold and artifact only restriction you can get a couple more fun toys (4):
Cards I see on your list that I have seen others suggest, that I think are ok, but not necessarily as awesome as above:
Other cards I've seen others use, but I'm not quite as hot on (8):
1 week ago
So, I'm making a buy/trade list for an Esper Sphinx artifact deck. This list isn't including cards I already have, I'll add that as I go or as people suggest the cards I do have.
Basically, what I'm looking for is suggestions of cards to add or remove from this list.
ComSharuum the Hegemon f7.58
Creatures Sphinx of the Steel Wind 1.43 Jelenn Sphinx 0.20 Magister Sphinx 3.15Medomai the Ageless 0.90 Enigma Sphinx 0.57 Sharding Sphinx 0.46 Isperia the Inscrutable 0.48 Sphinx Summoner 1.29Isperia, Supreme Judge 0.73Sphinx of the Final Word 2.20Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign 0.73 Sphinx of Lost Truths 0.39 Vexing Sphinx - 0.50Consecrated Sphinx 26.60Glyph Keeper 0.32 Prognostic Sphinx 0.31 Argent Sphinx 0.29 Cerulean Sphinx 0.34 Conundrum Sphinx 0.32Belltower Sphinx 0.19 Petra Sphinx 2.31Windreader Sphinx 0.77Adaptive Automaton 6.51Athreos, God of Passage 11.37Thassa, God of the Sea 6.92 Brass Herald 0.26Heliod, God of the Sun 3.91Thassa, God of the Sea 6.89Erebos, God of the Dead 7.60 Order of the Sacred Torch 0.37
Artifacts Chromatic Lantern 11.99 Expedition Map 2.88Sword of Fire and Ice 46.99Sword of Feast and Famine 25.74 Sword of Light and Shadow 25.43Sword of War and Peace 15.18 Sword of Body and Mind 11.39Thought Vessel 4.20Thran Dynamo 9.02Venser's Journal 3.80Lightning Greaves 3.23Belbe's Portal 8.00 Orzhov Signet 0.25Azorius Signet 1.16Dimir Signet 1.16Panharmonicon 2.70Whip of Erebos 1.89Coat of Arms 7.55Door of Destinies 5.75Urza's Incubator 18.51Darksteel Forge 7.99Instants Withering Boon 0.92Swan Song 1.68 Illumination 0.20Sphinx's Revelation 3.59 Punish Ignorance 0.32 Cyclonic Rift 5.69 Cryptic Command 31.91Counterspell 1.10Fact or Fiction 0.53Enlightened Tutor 10.46
1 week ago
You don't really need Fleeting Memories it is far too slow. You get max 6 cards milled per turn, assuming you do something else, compared to mill decks, which mill someone out t4, this is too slow.You could run cards like Daring Sleuth Flip for Bearer of Overwhelming Truths Flip.
Perhaps you could run 2 late game spells like Sphinx's Revelation this would make the burn matchup favourable to you.
All in all, i still feel like the deck is still too slow. Maybe you need more land and more control to get to your wincon
1 week ago
@Minihorror227: Yeah if you stay straight U/W, I'd go with a list something like:
4x Intruder Alarm
4x Serum Visions/Opt
4x Path to Exile
2x Cryptic Command
2x Spell Snare
3x Altar of the Brood
1x Sphinx's Revelation
21 Other Spells
2x Rest in Peace
2x Stony Silence
1x Blessed Alliance
1x Wrath of God
1x Blind Obedience
15 Sideboard Cards
You'd play it like a regular U/W Control deck, except you'd have a combo finish. You could even put an Emeria, The Sky Ruin package somewhere in the deck, so you can switch into a more Sun Titan control shell if your opponent boards in too much hate or they have a deck that really likes to tap and untap its creatures.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Counterspell and Propaganda are not modern legal. I would also try some more draw cards for Chasm Skulker, like Serum Visions, Sphinx's Revelation or Pull from Tomorrow. Also, why do you play Expedition Envoy?
3 weeks ago
Yeah, maybe you're right.
Reflector Mage has been surprisingly good in my local meta, but sometimes it gets useless. Two Gideons would surely add up some spice to the sauce.
About Sphinx's Revelation, I don't know.. I love that card, but I've been trying to fit it in so many decks and it always feels soooo slow.
Anyhow, I'll work on your suggestions. Your lists are awesome, so you surely know what you're talking about.
Thanks for the kind commenting.