Sphinx's Revelation

Sphinx's Revelation


You gain X life and draw X cards.

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Mythic Rare
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sphinx's Revelation occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.05%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

WU (Azorius): 1.35%

WUB (Esper): 0.39%

Sphinx's Revelation Discussion

capriom85 on binder update: need some stuffs

1 week ago

WillofForce, thanks for the heads up. Right now all I really need is 2 Heliod, Sun-Crowned, prefer the showcase but would take normal, and 3 Mutavault.

I don’t have a ton but notable things I do have are Brazen Borrower, 2 Dig Through Time, Godless Shrine, 2 Drowned Catacomb, 2 Isolated Chapel, 2 Sphinx's Revelation, 2 Absorb, Kaya, Orzhov Usurper, Nyxbloom Ancient, and Temple of Abandon.

I have more stuff, but that’s just off the top of my head. Any idea what I can do about the binder?

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Jace's Bulwark


Player's life totals can't change.

If damage, a spell, or an ability would cause a player to lose life, that player puts that many cards into their library instead.

If a spell or ability would cause a player to gain life, that player draws that many cards instead.

Would make Overrule into a version of Sphinx's Revelation, and make the latter even better.

I'd like to see another character shut down a fundamental aspect of the game.

ILikeFood on Experimental UW Control - Pioneer

4 weeks ago

Nice deck. I feel that Sphinx's Revelation is too influential to pass up in control, especially with Dream Trawler in your deck

SideBae on Augustin helps you to lose all you friends

1 month ago

Hey man! Deck looks pretty good already, but I have a few suggestions:

  1. Counterbalance is an interesting card in EDH you have in your maybeboard, especially since you're already running Sensei's Divining Top . It works pretty well with Mystic Sanctuary and blue-fetches, like your Scalding Tarn , which I think you should also run.

  2. In general, I don't like Land Tax . The overwhelming majority of your cards are under 4 mana, so you're probably not going to need all the basics out of your deck most games. Land Tax is generally good with repeatable loot-effects like Dack Fayden or Faithless Looting , but I don't know if it'd be good here. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip or even Jace, the Mind Sculptor are both okay ways to capitalize, if you want to run Land Tax .

  3. If you start running things like Prismatic Vista , you can run non-basic hate like Back to Basics . In my experience, it can win games REAL fast against Thrasios-Tymna and similar decks.

  4. Force of Negation is, I think, better than Negate . It doesn't work for 0 on your turn, but since you're a control deck you don't need to protect things like Ad Nauseam .

  5. Deafening Silence is an absurd card. On your opponents' turns, you probably only need to counter one spell, and on your turn you probably just need to land a stax piece.

  6. When I used to play Arbiter, I noticed one major issue was running out of cards. Consider Sphinx's Revelation , Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise as ways to refuel.

Good luck!

austintayshus on Second Sun

1 month ago

Nice deck!

Sphinx's Revelation could be fun in this deck?

DJBluntz on First EDH Deck

1 month ago

Thanks for the recommendations. I haven't heard of Peregrine Drake or Soulherder . All of these recommendations look very interesting, but I'm trying to go more for a commander damage wincon and getting that sweet Sphinx's Revelation value. This in mind, I do have a few blinks and some clones in the deck, which could allow me to take both routes.

Icbrgr on Kiora: Cruelty Without End

2 months ago

@abbatromebone yeah im not sure about Amulet of Vigor either... the idea seemed pretty good though and ive seen it mentioned/talked about many times over in various Maze's End forums but for what my deck is aiming to do i dont think it will shine with the absence of lands like Simic Growth Chamber .

I have most of my gameplan dedicated to colors at least to a point where i can reliably draw into and play for additional fog Dawn Charm power and mainboard universal spot removal with Detention Sphere . Because I'm in 5 colors by default via gates/end Cruel Ultimatum as a 1 or 2 of and between all of this decks draw/cantrips and Expedition Map / Gatecreeper Vine it really isnt too hard to cast; but certainly requires deliberate color fixing/gate fetches... It's a very high risk high reward spell in my opinion. I use Ultimatum very similarly here to how Sphinx's Revelation is used in other Control decks. I truly love this card but using Sphinx's revelation would probably be better; but I personally just like the style points.

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