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

Instant

You gain X life and draw X cards.

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Sphinx's Revelation Discussion

cdkime on Brewing a metal meal

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!

ChrisNicolella on Ramos' Invocation

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.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Counter Cat Rawr

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.

Chasmolinker on Counter Cat Rawr

1 week ago

Any thoughts on Sphinx's Revelation ?

Kjartan on Ajani's Felines (Lifegain)

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.

If you're scared of Anger of the Gods , you can wait with playing Ajani's Pridemate till a turn where you can make it a 4/4, or bait them into using it early.

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 :)

Araignee on Petition the Pillow Tax

2 weeks ago

I like your build, I was also toying with having a Petitioner EDH for the fun factor.

I would run Absorb from the new block, not sure if also Sphinx's Insight could be worth it instead of Sphinx's Revelation .

Also a nice card to have could be Strionic Resonator .

Since you are going for alternative mills, maybe Fleet Swallower could work better than Traumatize ?

Nice thing is also blinking your creatures through Eerie Interlude , Ghostway or Brago, King Eternal .

One minor point, you cannot use Talisman of Dominance , because it also generates black mana.

hoffie4 on Ephara Control

3 weeks ago

Other useful cards to get the ETB trigger:

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Sphinx's Revelation occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Azorius: 0.44%

Esper: 0.14%