Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign

Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign

Legendary Creature — Sphinx

Flying Sphinx spells cost 2 less to cast. Whenever Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign or another Sphinx enters the battlefield under your control, reveall the top four cards of your library. An oponent seperates those cards into two piles. Put one pile into your hand and the other into your graveyard

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Hour of Devastation (HOU) Mythic Rare

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

Rules Q&A

Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign Discussion

any_response on Sphinx Morphs

1 month ago

I know that Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign is a great card to combine with Arcane Adaptation.

How does this interaction work exactly if i want to play a morph card? Is the cost reduced to 1 Mana and am i able to use the ETB-effect from Unesh?

LessonSmith on Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign

2 months ago

This deck is designed to overwhelm the opponent. I need to get Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign onto the battlefield as soon as possible. Once he is down the deck really starts to get going.

Even though it is a tribal deck it can work very much like a combo-deck because you look through so much of your deck. However, my local area tends to play 1v1 commanders so a beat down strategy works most efficiently. This is why I have so many mana stones in the deck. in that way this deck is also kind of a tempo-deck because I need to get it going but once I do I have access to a ton of counters and protective artifacts to keep my commander safe. Once I am in the right position I can play Zur's Weirding to keep my opponent from being able to fight back.

This deck really is all about the beat-down and there are no alternate win cons because I want this deck as focused as possible.

Doombeard1984 on Shapeshifter shenanigans

6 months ago

ok, so I have had another look through here. Firstly, I got to note that I have read that you don't want to use many slivers in this deck (although I do love my hive), but I think there is a couple that could be really useful for you. Manaweft Sliver and Gemhide Sliver could turn all your changelings into birds of paradise, which is some pretty good mana fixin. Cloudshredder Sliver gives you a 2 for 1 on flying and haste as well. I guess you could also look at Crystalline Sliver to give your creatures shroud too. But enough of Slivers now.

You could look at Harsh Mercy which could be really good for you. As you are tribal, you can use this to your advantage and hopefully save most of your board, or if you have indestructible, then even better.

Gallia of the Endless Dance could be really useful, and could also give you some hand filtering if you are swinging in with several creatures a turn.

Along with Arcane Adaptation you could also include Conspiracy in there as another version of this just in case.

Lord of the Unreal can give your stuff another buff and hexproof, which is much more useful. may even be more useful than my beloved Crystalline Sliver lol.

Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign could also be really fun. Again, you get some card advantage, and also reduce some colorless mana costs for some of your creature spells.

Captivating Vampire could also be pretty sweet too. you can start stealing your opponents stuff with this.

Whelming Wave could be good too. you will not be as effected by this as your opponents.

Hope this is all of use to you, and you will have to let me know how you get on with the deck. I have been thinking of making a changeling deck, but basing it on Reaper King. That ETB for scarecrows is just ridiculous.

Anyway, stay safe mate. cheers

Mozzius on Storm of Riddles - Unesh EDH

7 months ago

Great Deck

Thanks for the build, this is great deck and I've had a lot of fun playing it.

My play group is quite competitive and I found the deck lacks in mana in early game to mid game (might of been the draw) compared to some of the other decks I've played against.

In a attempt to rectify I found Mirrormade (great from piggy backing on my opponents ramp & rocks, see Mana Crypt and Smothering Tithe) and Nyx Lotus worthy additions.

With the amount of symbols on the permeants in this deck, the nyx lotus gets to silly mana fairly quickly. If Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign is on the board, i copy the nyx with Mirrormade and/or Clever Impersonator ( they don't come into play tapped) and generally Fact or Fiction myself to victory in a single turn with Jace, Wielder of Mysteries.

Boza on The little Timmy wants to …

8 months ago

The most timmy feels in EDH in blue would be connected to the Sphinxes - large overcosted beasts of flight that generated card advantage.

Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign - for that sweet tribal.
Atemsis, All-Seeing - built-in alt win-con is more Johnny than Timmy, but it can be good.

Non-sphinx Timmy commanders:

Tromokratis, Lorthos, the Tidemaker, Stitcher Geralf, or if you just want to be mean -Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur.

WhiteAurorus on Daughters of Atemsis

10 months ago

This list clearly edges more into sphinx tribal. I see no reason to not run Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign in the 99, since it helps in the card advantage and selection as well as ramping other sphinxes

Lordeh on Mono Blue Control Sphinx

11 months ago

If you want to make Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign really powerful, consider using Arcane Adaptation to make all of your creatures sphinxes.

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