Sphinx's Tutelage

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Sphinx's Tutelage

Enchantment

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

jakeelephant006 on Phoenixman99

9 hours ago

For Phenax:

Needs 3-4 more lands, I think. I'm talking Dismal Backwater, Dimir Guildgate, and gags Submerged Boneyard if nothing else. Better lands than those in no particular order are Dimir Aqueduct, Temple of the False God, Terramorphic Expanse, Myriad Landscape, and Opal Palace.

Also cards you could take out to put those in: Sphinx's Tutelage is better in a card draw based deck than a mill based deck. Maybe it'll get a dozen or so cards every other game, but I don't really think it's quite worth it. Isochron Scepter is good if you can hook it up with one of your half dozen instants that are worth while imprinting with it and it can go infinite w/ Dramatic Reversal and a Sol Ring or something, but I'm not sold. It's an easy two-for-one if an opponent gets rid of it and I feel like there'd be many situations that it's just a dead card in hand if you don't have one of your instants. I've seen how well Tormod's Crypt has worked, but it doesn't do enough to stay in the deck compared to some of your other "graveyard hate" cards. Plus, many of your other cards (literally) get their power from having stuff in your opponent's yard. Evil Twin isn't as bad as he thinks he is. As a removal spell he's slow and I don't see why you need a Clone in here. Body Double is worth it, though because 8/10 times people will have more creatures in their graveyard than on the battlefield against this deck. Disciple of Deceit feels... untrustworthy. If it works, though, by all means keep it. I'm not familiar enough with the deck to know what you would throw away and what you would want to go find. Maybe Crypt Incursion for the sane reason as Toromod's Crypt? Maybe switch it with Profane Memento? Also, maybe Bontu the Glorified could be cut?

Some other cards you could look out for: Altar of the Brood. Mind Sculpt. Siren of the Silent Song (I really like its draw and mill ability). Dinrova Horror, Far / Away, and Reality Shift are underrated removal spells. Also at least two more board wipes. Cyclonic Rift is just as good, if not better, here as it is anywhere else. In Garruk's Wake is pricy, mana-wise, but pretty nice. Nevinyrral's Disk is a classic. Profaner of the Dead works in here. And there are more at least decent black wipes that you could consider playing. And maybe you didn't think of these couple dudes, but they are good for butts and good in general: Disowned Ancestor, Dragon's Eye Savants and the best blocker of all time Fog Bank.

Happy Building!

Rhadamanthus on Sphinx's Tutelage order of events?

6 days ago

All players draw their cards first, then you deal with the triggers from Sphinx's Tutelage. Each one of those triggers is distinct from any others, and they can target different players.

If a triggered ability (an ability that starts with "when/whenever/at") triggers during the resolution of another spell or ability, it doesn't get put onto the stack until that other spell/ability is totally finished resolving. If your opponent activates Jace Beleren's +2 ability, everyone draws a card before the Tutelage trigger is put onto the stack. If your opponent activates Jace's Archivist, everyone draws their full set of X cards before the X Tutelage triggers are put onto the stack.

Chandrian on Sphinx's Tutelage order of events?

1 week ago

Hello,

I believe this kind of question is better posted in the Rules Q&A place of this site.

For the first situation: when Jace Beleren's ability resolves ALL players draw a card, when the ability resolves it resolves as a whole. After this Sphinx's Tutelage will resolve.

For the second situation: for the drawing cards part, the situation is the same as with Jace Beleren, you apply the whole effect = everyone draws their cards at the same time, before the effect of tutale goes on the stack.

The player who owns the tutelage can then, for each cards he/she has drawn, target an opponent to mill. It doesn't have to be the same opponent.

Aricardo on Sphinx's Tutelage order of events?

1 week ago

Ok so my friend used 2 combo's of Sphinx's Tutelage & Jace Beleren / Sphinx's Tutelage & Jace's Archivist during a 2 Vs 2 duel.Their was an argument over what happened in what order. So Can anyone help?

3 of us say that when Sphinx's Tutelage & Jace Beleren happens we each draw a card THEN Sphinx's Tutelage activates. He says he draws and Sphinx's Tutelage activates before anyone else draws.

For the Sphinx's Tutelage & Jace's Archivist combination we were a bit more devided, over different things.

  1. do we all draw before Sphinx's Tutelage ativates, or draw 1 card at a time and Sphinx's Tutelage activates each card. e.g. draw 1 discard 2 opponent draw 1 discard 2 opponent etc. (which i disagree with).

  2. Can the player who owns Sphinx's Tutelage split the discard target's between the 2 opponents? e.g. 5 drawn opponent A discard 4 opponent B discard 6, or does it have to be the same target?

Any help here to end this argument would be appreciated.

harbingerofduh on Wrexial Jiu Jitsu

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment, Sebastian! I do need to find space for Hedron Crab somewhere in here. Maybe I'll take out Phyrexian Ingester or Mischievous Quanar, both of which have been underperforming slightly.

I really like Sphinx's Tutelage, but the problem with it is that it tends to paint a gigantic target on my forehead without providing anything in the way of defense or deterrence. I don't build my decks cutthroat enough to be able to deal with the heat.

harbingerofduh on Wrexial Jiu Jitsu

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment, Sebastian! I do need to find space for Hedron Crab somewhere in here. Maybe I'll take out Phyrexian Ingester or Mischievous Quanar, both of which have been underperforming slightly.

I really like Sphinx's Tutelage, but the problem with it is that it tends to paint a gigantic target on my forehead without providing anything in the way of defense or deterrence. I don't build my decks cutthroat enough to be able to deal with the heat.

harbingerofduh on Wrexial Jiu Jitsu

1 week ago

Thanks for the comment, Sebastian! I do need to find space for Hedron Crab somewhere in here. Maybe I'll take out Phyrexian Ingester or Mischievous Quanar, both of which have been underperforming slightly.

I really like Sphinx's Tutelage, but the problem with it is that it tends to paint a gigantic target on my forehead without providing anything in the way of defense or deterrence. I don't build my decks cutthroat enough to be able to deal with the heat.

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