Windreader Sphinx


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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Windreader Sphinx Discussion

NV_1980 on Locust G

7 hours ago


I think you are right about Mercurial and Arcanis; they are slower than some of the other creature choices you have made. I intended Windreader Sphinx as a bit of a finisher; unless you are continuously the victim of wipes, she can help you draw large portions of your deck whenever your swarm of locusts attack. So yeah, you won't summon her before turn 5-6 but she can help you close out games.

The thing I dislike about Ixidron is that it turns your 1/1 flyers into 2/2 chumps. Not the end of the world, I know. However, flyers are harder to block. And of course Malignus is awesome, but only if your opponents do not have creatures on the board to block him. It's not like he has trample or something.

Thanks for checking my stuff too.

Awkkwardd on Locust G

7 hours ago

Hey NV! Thanks for commenting. I have already considered all of the cards you have mentioned above, most were actually cut and I will give my reasoning.

My main problem with having Mercurial Chemister or Arcanis the Omnipotent is that they don't do anything the turn they come down. I felt like I had plenty of draw cards/effects but I really do need to find a spot for Reforge the Soul.

I've seen Psychosis Crawler in every build but I found his stats pretty lacking, and while his drain is great I just felt there were better picks. Windreader Sphinx is a bit slow for me, and I felt 24 Instants/Sorceries was a bit low for Goblin Electromancer (but I am unsure of this).

As for Ixidron & Malignus, I just love me some old-school late game bombs. Ixidron does not really hurt us as our main creatures are tokens, just use it when the locust god is returned to hand or not out yet. Anything else we don't care about creature-wise as most are dedicated chump blockers after they resolve ETB. Malignus is almost always efficient in multiplayer EDH in my opinion. That player in the corner with full 40 life means 20/20 for 5 mana. Even a 17 life opponent on the defense will net you a 9/9 for 5 mana.

Just ordered the deck a few minutes ago so playtesting will be soon :D

Thanks for the input! Checking out your stuff.

NV_1980 on Locust G

8 hours ago


I think you could do without Ixidron andMalignus; they do not seem to fit to your strategy. Arjun, the Shifting Flame and Murder of Crows are nice, but I think these could be replaced with more useful creatures too. Some ideas:

There are more expensive cards I could recommend, but since you're on a budget ...As for other wheel effects, try Reforge the Soul.

Happy gaming!

P.S.: Would appreciate some feedback on one of my decks, if you have time!

lil_cheez on Locust Swarm

3 months ago

Windreader Sphinx seems to be a good here

SaifurCommander on Making a Sharuum the Hegemon ...

3 months ago

So, I'm making a buy/trade list for an Esper Sphinx artifact deck. This list isn't including cards I already have, I'll add that as I go or as people suggest the cards I do have.

Basically, what I'm looking for is suggestions of cards to add or remove from this list.

ComSharuum the Hegemon f7.58

Creatures Sphinx of the Steel Wind 1.43 Jelenn Sphinx 0.20 Magister Sphinx 3.15Medomai the Ageless 0.90 Enigma Sphinx 0.57 Sharding Sphinx 0.46 Isperia the Inscrutable 0.48 Sphinx Summoner 1.29Isperia, Supreme Judge 0.73Sphinx of the Final Word 2.20Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign 0.73 Sphinx of Lost Truths 0.39 Vexing Sphinx - 0.50Consecrated Sphinx 26.60Glyph Keeper 0.32 Prognostic Sphinx 0.31 Argent Sphinx 0.29 Cerulean Sphinx 0.34 Conundrum Sphinx 0.32Belltower Sphinx 0.19 Petra Sphinx 2.31Windreader Sphinx 0.77Adaptive Automaton 6.51Athreos, God of Passage 11.37Thassa, God of the Sea 6.92 Brass Herald 0.26Heliod, God of the Sun 3.91Thassa, God of the Sea 6.89Erebos, God of the Dead 7.60 Order of the Sacred Torch 0.37

Artifacts Chromatic Lantern 11.99 Expedition Map 2.88Sword of Fire and Ice 46.99Sword of Feast and Famine 25.74 Sword of Light and Shadow 25.43Sword of War and Peace 15.18 Sword of Body and Mind 11.39Thought Vessel 4.20Thran Dynamo 9.02Venser's Journal 3.80Lightning Greaves 3.23Belbe's Portal 8.00 Orzhov Signet 0.25Azorius Signet 1.16Dimir Signet 1.16Panharmonicon 2.70Whip of Erebos 1.89Coat of Arms 7.55Door of Destinies 5.75Urza's Incubator 18.51Darksteel Forge 7.99Instants Withering Boon 0.92Swan Song 1.68 Illumination 0.20Sphinx's Revelation 3.59 Punish Ignorance 0.32 Cyclonic Rift 5.69 Cryptic Command 31.91Counterspell 1.10Fact or Fiction 0.53Enlightened Tutor 10.46

Sorceries Wrath of God 6.07Damnation 18.80 Rite of Replication 2.49Day of Judgment 2.83Fumigate 1.81Demonic Tutor 25.56Supreme Verdict 7.12

Enchantments Oblivion Ring 0.30Ghostly Prison 2.13Rhystic Study 9.18 Leyline of the Void 17.70 Leyline of Sanctity 27.50

Land Command Tower 1.00Reliquary Tower 4.12Opulent Palace 0.25 Orzhov Basilica 0.23Azorius Chancery 0.26

DaHolyTyler on Derevi Blitz

3 months ago

Would rather just remove the creature than Armament of Nyx

Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds are good for landfall but not here

There are better lands than guildgates that are still cheap (like life lands)

Suggested lands Azorius Chancery, Glacial Fortress, Simic Growth Chamber, Hinterland Harbor, Prairie Stream, Canopy Vista, Port Town, Fortified Village, Sungrass Prairie, Skycloud Expanse

Utility Lands: Gavony Township, Moorland Haunt, Faerie Conclave, Bant PanoramaDuelist's Heritage > Fireshrieker

Creature Buff: Wilt-Leaf Liege, Always Watching , Gaea's Anthem

Leonin Sun Standard is ok, but I'm not a huge fan.

Mask of Memory > Rogue's Gloves

Removal: Bant Charm Treva's CharmArmy of Allah is meh. Misthollow Griffin is too costly. Hovermyr won't block too much with 2 toughness, so vigilance isn't too great, making 2 mana cost, too much. Aven Sunstriker cost too much for its power.

Other: Finest Hour, Angus Mackenzie, Flurry of Wings Sunscape Familiar, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Deepfathom Skulker, Gravitational Shift, Windreader Sphinx, Archon of Redemption, Skyblinder Staff

In memory of DnD Characters: Ragnar

greyninja on The Locust Swarm

3 months ago

+1 from me! I just finished building The Locust God and it's been fun for the few games I've played

Sadly you can't use Westvale Abbey  Flip since it's color identity is black. Also you have two Charmbreaker Devils listed; if you're looking for something to replace it I love Windreader Sphinx

Feel free to swing by my deck on my profile for ideas (and +1!). Cheers!

geekoftheages on Expect to get Wrecked by the Perfect Insect

4 months ago

Got my cards mixed up! I meant I'd drop Windreader Sphinx for Kindred Discovery

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