Sphinx's Tutelage


Whenever you draw a card, target opponent puts the top two cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard. If they are both nonland cards that share a color, repeat this process.

: Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Sphinx's Tutelage Discussion

Siq6Six on Nekusar, God of Jank

17 hours ago

I really need to find time to update this deck. The changes aren't drastic, but still I want an accurate list. Just too busy with work lately.

However, great story, tho brief.... went to my brothers Saturday night. We had a ridiculous, large multiplayer game of emperor. Two emperors per team, since we had eight players. I played this deck as an emperor. Once one of my generals killed his opponents and I could reach an emperor, I cast Minds Aglow, with help, for 21 draws. I had Nekusar & Psychosis Crawler on board, as well as a Sphinx's Tutelage. If somehow they survived that (or countered it), I was already holding 15 cards in hand with a backup Windfall. We were drawing 5 cards/turn <3 <3 lol

I was nominated to be the emperor, I did not choose to be that cruel! Buahaha!

razelfark on UB discard deck

4 days ago

Would remove the Szadek, Lord of Secrets. He is a very slow creature for mill and use Jace's Phantasm. Much cheaper and faster moving creature.

Might want to cut Dimir Infiltrator for Jace's Phantasm as the infiltrator will be less useful as you put in more copies of the cards he searches for.

Sphinx's Tutelage should be something you run like 3-4 copies of.

Fraying Sanity is a nice suggested enchantment but only would run 2-3.

Skeletal Grimace should get traded out for draw spells like Opt, Serum Visions, or similarly cheap casting draw to help you get to your mill options faster.

You may want to trade out Claustrophobia for something like Hero's Downfall as the card can target more threats and will destroy them so you do not have to worry about effects on board persisting.

HySpeed on Mill Deck

1 week ago

I think Fraying Sanity is pretty good.

Why Spellbook?

I think scry / draw cards like Opt and Search for Azcanta  Flip help with filtering.Also, what about the Ghost Quarter / Archive Trap combo?

And Sphinx's Tutelage.

WalkingIllusion on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

I feel like having the near infinite combos that include your commander should be a must for the commander but I've never played this commander out myself.

Just in case if you don't know it's The Locust God + Blasting Station + Murder of Crows or Quicksmith Spy.

It'll be humorous if you could use Altar of the Brood or Sphinx's Tutelage to mill out your opponents.

Besides that your deck looks very solid!

CaptSillva on

1 week ago

Here is a few cards you could consider for this deck Sphinx's Tutelage, Obelisk of Urd, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Memory Jar, Burning Inquiry, Mulldrifter, Slithermuse, and Treasure Cruise.

Also in case you are unaware, Day's Undoing will not grant you any insect tokens. This is because it ends the turn as a part of the effect. Though your commander's effect will trigger and go on the stack, it will need to wait until Day's completely resolves before it's effect can do the same. However, the "End Your Turn" effect will remove all spells and ability triggers from the stack. However, since it does not end the turn on your opponent's turns you could bypass this by adding cards like Quicken, Leyline of Anticipation, and Vedalken Orrery.

canyonrp on BLOCKED very slow mill

1 week ago

Take out Curse of the Bloody Tome for Sphinx's Tutelage. Also, Grindclock is a fun card for slower mill decks.

mr_lag on Locusts ... Everywhere

2 weeks ago


On my Locust Deck I set up 3 possible win conditions, depending on the deck you're facing of:

1- Aggro. Just draw-swarm throw some wheels and pump with Gravitational Shift, Shared Animosity, with an always funny overloaded Teleportal.

2- control/direct damage. We assume we cannot attack for some reason or we must just stop some threatening creature Opposition, Shivan Harvest, Goblin Bombardment, Kyren Negotiations, Psychosis Crawler, Throne of the God-Pharaoh, Impact Tremors, and our beloved Purphoros, God of the Forge. In most of the cases we draw to create locust that will be used as gun-powder

3- Win by MILL. Yes. Here we can use two very understimated cards which are Sphinx's Tutelage and Altar of the Brood. The Altar is sick in this deck because everytime you draw, every enemy will mill the same. Make a Wheel of 7? they also mill 7 [and you have the locust BTW]. Altar of the Brood and Fascination act the same. If you sac your locusts to an Ashnod's Altar, you can draw-kill someone with a Stroke of Genius or the like.What about killing one opponent with 10 locusts pumped by shared animosity and then sac to Altar of Dementia to insta-mill another opponent? LOL.

anyway, that's my deck built on a relative budjet plus the cards I already had

Hour of Locusts

Poseidon31 on Copy that Mill

2 weeks ago

With Ensnaring bridge you dont need more control.... with normal control you would have evrytime cards in your hand.

Take out all of your counters and put Ensnaring bridge with 4 copies.

Than put in more Mill or draw.

Breaking, Pilfered Plans, Sphinx's Tutelage, Startled Awake  Flip, Jace Beleren and so on.

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