Windreader Sphinx


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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare
Magic 2014 (M14) Mythic Rare

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Windreader Sphinx

Creature — Sphinx


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Windreader Sphinx Discussion

skoobysnackz on Core 2019, sell or hold?

2 weeks ago

Hello TappedOut! It's pre-release season, and I wish everyone as much luck as I had. I went to the pre-release yesterday, and got extremely lucky with some pulls. My promo was Crucible of Worlds, I pulled a Tezzeret, Artifice Master in my first pack, and then Death Baron in my second pack. The rest of the packs had nothing special money-wise, I got Lena, Selfless Champion, Goblin Trashmaster, Sigiled Sword of Valeron and Demon of Catastrophes. After going 3-1 with a UB control deck with zombies/skeletons and tokens, I got four prize packs from which I got Liliana, Untouched By Death, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, Omniscience and Dark-Dweller Oracle, and Windreader Sphinx.

My question is, which of these cards do you think will creep up in price, and which ones should I sell now? I'm hoping Death Baron creeps up in price after dropping to about $4-5. I'm thinking the planeswalkers, especially Liliana will drop a bit, but I figured I'd ask here before doing anything. Tezzeret, Artifice Master was by far the best card in my deck, and I think it will see standard play for sure. It still felt a bit slow for modern, so I don't know how that will affect his price.

Torteraex on Mono Blue Mill

2 weeks ago

The Locust God + Windreader Sphinx could possibly work well together if you could get to them with Psychic Corrosion on the field. I played with the Sphinx at prerelease and it wasn't bad, but not sure how well it would fair in constructed.

Liscom on

3 months ago

Urza's Incubator is a bit of a waste, because your birds are already very cheap. Instead, get a hold of some anthems to boost your little flyers. Further, Windreader Sphinx should be a must have for you, even though it is not a bird.Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker is a great inclusion and for Kangee, I would embrace cards with proliferate.

elgosu1337 on Gallery of Deceivers

5 months ago

Hi ThallionDarkshine! Your judgment is really astute for someone who hasn't played the deck before (presumably), so I really appreciate the time you've taken to look through the cards. I've found Bear Umbra to underperform, although the mana is useful for making more tokens with Sliver Queen. Expedition Map is my top pick out of the land tutors suggested since it doesn't require colored mana, and is potentially another combo piece for Tidespout Tyrant if drawn later. Windreader Sphinx has been doing pretty good as well especially with Scroll Rack to dig even deeper. I'll keep testing and see if more draw would feel smoother.

ThallionDarkshine on Gallery of Deceivers

5 months ago

This deck is super sweet! I love the idea of using Deceiver of Forms with Pathbreaker Ibex and stuff to make ridiculous things happen.

I second the suggestions of Expedition Map and Weathered Wayfarer to find colorless producing utility lands or just other powerful stuff, and also add Sylvan Scrying to that list. It feels like you might have problems finding colorless mana currently. I was going to suggest a little more draw, but I noticed you've added Windreader Sphinx, which definitely feels like a sweet finisher, and I like that you added a way to actually pump your team with the cards you draw to support it. The one card in here I'm not completely sold on is Bear Umbra. It just doesn't feel like there's not all that much you can do with a second use of your lands, and there are better options to protect your important creatures.

JohnnyCRO on Talrand

6 months ago

You might enjoy some more artifact-based ramp;

Gauntlet of Power, Extraplanar Lens and, already mentioned, Sapphire Medallion could do much for you.

You could also benefit from average cmc reduction; thingslike Stolen Identity, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets attracts too much attention for what he does. Tidespout Tyrant is a combo card, it isn't all that good without combo, and Windreader Sphinx is a win more card (it's ok when you don't need it basically and doesn't do anything when you're behind).

Overburden is a gem in Talrand, since it isn't triggered by tokens Talrand makes, potentially providing a great tempo boost.

MagicalHacker on Jeskai Commander?

6 months ago

Kraum Ishai fliers is another option, using stuff like Gravitational Shift, Archon of Redemption, Windreader Sphinx, Dragon Tempest, and Mudslide.

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