Sphinx's Tutelage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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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.

Sphinx's Tutelage Discussion

Diddle on Mr. Vosk's Dementia Troupe

3 weeks ago

I would consider a few of the stronger mill payloads, such as Mind Grind , Fraying Sanity , and Sphinx's Tutelage . A fun combo is Duskmantle Guildmage and Mindcrank for infinite mill and damage. You are also fairly low on removal, and a slow mill deck wants a lot of that. There are the more expensive options like Damnation or Cyclonic Rift , but you seem like you want to stick to a low budget so I would recommend AEtherize or Languish . Phenax, God of Deception is very popular as a mill commander, but is still good in the 99 if you want to stick with Mirko. Counterspells are also very powerful in a deck like this, since you don't care about you're opponents board state much, and Counterspell , Commit / Memory , Foil , Spell Swindle , and Memory Lapse are very good for that role and are pretty cheap to pick up. Grindstone is pretty expensive, but can kill a mono-color deck very quickly if your play group has a lot of that.

RedmundR2 on Hail to the Sphinxs

3 weeks ago

My biggest issue with the concept is just that it's inconsistent. If we don't draw Sphinx's Tutelage off the mulligan or off the top of our deck our ways of winning and milling to power our phantasms is limited. Maybe some other mill cards or wincons would help make the deck more consistent, or some sort of tutor effect

heckproof on

1 month ago

With all of these Timetwister shenanigans, have you considered either Psychic Corrosion or Sphinx's Tutelage ? Both seem like pretty fast clocks with what you’ve got going

quirkyquagsire37 on Dimir Mill - Lazav, Dimir Mastermind

1 month ago

There are a few cards in here that seem like they could be improved... Dhund Operative seems like it's not doing anything, and Metallic Rebuke could be replaced with Stoic Rebuttal . Sphinx's Tutelage also seems like a good addition.

heckproof on ▷Arclight Phoenix WITHOUT Faithless Looting! 【RNA】

1 month ago

I think this is a good build, but for the sake of my U/R Sphinx's Tutelage brew, I think I'll stick to praying that Faithless Looting doesn't get banned lol

GreenTrampler on Bug Boi EDH

1 month ago

Just glancing at the list, I think it needs to lose Vexing Devil and Goblin Fireslinger and put in a Bident of Thassa . The devil doesn't do much in EDH, but doubling up on bugs every combat just seems good. If you're going combat heavy, something like Berserkers' Onslaught can get pretty nutty. Arjun, the Shifting Flame is another good reusable wheel. If you wanna abuse drawing cards outside of your command, Psychic Corrosion and Sphinx's Tutelage are great cards.

heckproof on DRAW

1 month ago

I have a soft spot for the card Sphinx's Tutelage . It could be decent in this deck

K1ngMars on "Library.exe has stopped working" [Updated]

2 months ago

Thanks for the comment harbingerofduh! Super sorry for the late comment, it took me almost two months to find the time to update this deck, alongside the other 3 that I own in paper. Anyways, you won't believe, I had already seen your deck before your comment, and I must say it's a pleasure to know that there are crazy people other than me that believe in mill in EDH.

As you can see, the deck went under a lot of modifications, taking out some boring and unperformig cards, to add the Thief of Sanity you mentioned. I must also thank you for telling me about Gonti, Lord of Luxury 's interaction with Tunnel Vision . Fun fact: one of my friends (OSELLONE) has had a deck with Gonti at the helm for almost a year now and yet I hadn't noticed the combo potential. I guess he'll be mad once he'll see me run it too.

I've wondered about including Undead Alchemist for a while and then I decided to not put it in. It's a cool card, and the combo potential is there, especially with Lightning Greaves and Thousand-Year Elixir , but I guess it's not for me, mostly for the fact that it exiles the creatures that hit the graveyard, so if somehow I don't win when I cast it, I'm screwed.

I had considered Sphinx's Tutelage when I first tried to build a decklist, but I didn't like it for some reason then... and I guess time didn't quite change my opinion with it :P

Again, thank for the comment and the patience, keep up the good work with the mill squad!

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Sphinx's Tutelage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.15%