Sphinx's Tutelage

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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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sphinx's Tutelage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Sphinx's Tutelage Discussion

HydraOoze on Lazav Lord of Manipulation

1 week ago

Thanks for the comments VampDemigod. My primary way to win is to combo off using the Mindcrank + Duskmantle Guildmage combo or the Painter's Servant + Grindstone \ Sphinx's Tutelage combo. Otherwise I can just make lazav copy a fat creature and equip some swords and go for Voltron win.

Tomagotchi on Draw Draw And Draw Some More (Budget)

1 week ago

Like what you've got going on here! Atemsis is a great commander! I definitely recommend adding some mana rocks for ramp, so you can get him out a little faster, though. Having your commander out as early as possible is always a huge advantage, along with playing higher mana costed spells early.

Mind Stone, Hedron Archive, Dreamstone Hedron, Commander's Sphere - some standard ramping rocks for budget decks. They accelerate you and you can sacrifice them for cards later in the game if you need to.

Sol Ring - The obligatory Commander mana rock

Everflowing Chalice - Very flexible mana rock that can ramp you early game, or ramp hard late game.

Spell Swindle - This is just a little pricey for a budget deck at almost $3, but its such a cheeky counterspell that can completely turn a game in your favor.

Sphere of the Suns, Star Compass, Prismatic Lens - 2 Drop rocks that can get you a little further ahead early, but might be dead or useless later

Some additional cards that might be worth looking at:

AEtherspouts - This card is brutal against the aggro player in your playgroup. If they swing in with 5 creatures, then they will likely only be drawing those creatures back for the next 5 turns instead of new cards.

Empyrial Plate - This card can make for a nice backup strategy. If you can suit up your Commander with this deal commander damage, it doesn't matter if your Commander's effect whiffs.

Sphinx's Tutelage - Not necesarily an amazing card. But its a cheeky way to deal with other mono color decks sometimes.

I can definitely think of more later, but these might be a nice start to add. I'd say definitely focus on building up by adding ramp artifacts so you can guarantee your commander coming down earlier than turn 6.

bjj007 on Error 404 Library not found

2 weeks ago

No Mesmeric Orb ?? Also Grindstone has a same affect as Sphinx's Tutelage as when they now mill four, only 2 cards need to match in colour to repeat the process. against mono colour decks, short of hitting multiple lands one draw/activation can kill a player.

Wolfsbane706 on Longest Turns?

2 weeks ago

Play any high-count draw spell while Thought Reflection and Sphinx's Tutelage are on your field and have a field day resolving the plethora of triggers that comes from it. Bonus pointa for playing more than one draw spell (I once drew through 40+ cards in a single turn looking for a Reliquary Tower and did not find).

DeinoStinkus on Mill-ionaire's Nightmare [Budget Mill EDH]

2 weeks ago

The Tutelage cycle is nice: Sphinx's Tutelage, Psychic Corrosion, Teferi's Tutelage. As for upgrades, Startled Awake  Flip and Traumatize are both decent for about $2. Fraying Sanity is VERY good, but a bit expensive.

DeinoStinkus on Will and Rowan Kenrith EDH

3 weeks ago

The original Ral Zarek is a bit finnicky, but Teferi, Master of Time is cool too. The Tutelages work well with these cards. They are Sphinx's Tutelage, Psychic Corrosion, and Teferi's Tutelage.

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