Magister Sphinx


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Archenemy (ARC) Rare
Conflux (CON) Rare

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Magister Sphinx

Artifact Creature — Sphinx


When Magister Sphinx enters the battlefield, target player's life total becomes 10.

Latest as Commander

Magister Sphinx Discussion

Azeworai on Big Jodah (need help-read description)

2 weeks ago

Alright. As to what I would cut:

Utter End : It's a bit too little mana to be cheated out, yet too costly to be worth it.

Villainous Wealth : 'X' costs can't be abused with Jodah, so I'd remove it.

Genesis Wave : Same deal.

Enlightened Tutor : There are no artifacts outside of a couple of gearhulks and Magister Sphinx , and the only enchantments that seem worth finding are Rhystic Study and Omniscience . It doesn't seem too potent in here.

Casualties of War : I think In Garruk's Wake is just better. So much mana when you could just cast a huge threat.

Enter the Infinite : You can't actually win immediately when this resolves (unless I'm missing something). When this is the case, it's not quite worth it.

Nissa's Revelation : Given how many ways this deck can refill its hand, consider that this doesn't add to the board state, reveals a card in your hand, and is a turn off of doing something else.

Terastodon : I've never really liked this card. Just personal preference. It's a vanilla 9/9 that doesn't do much outside of removal.

Gamble : Not sure why this is here. With Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , Mystical Tutor , and other superior options, this seems lacking.

AEtherspouts : With Cyclonic Rift , Merciless Eviction , In Garruk's Wake , Plague Wind , and Flood of Tears , this wrath seems excessive.

Vindicate : I prefer Beast Within or Swords to Plowshares when given the option. You have Anguished Unmaking , Cruel Ultimatum , Despark , Assassin's Trophy , and tutors to find them, sorcery speed is without use. More interaction in a deck like this seems as if it's a juxtaposition to the gameplan.

That's all I have for what may be banished, however, I have one recommendation:

Treachery seems as if it would be awesome in here. Steal a creature then cast something huge. A lot of value here.

shiensteez on Aminatou c?EDH

2 months ago

iNinjy I do think Magister Sphinx could be valuable but I don't know how I feel about situational cards. Maybe that's my problem with building this deck. I think a spell like Phyrexian Metamorph is more valuable overall, but I like the ability to copy plane walkers so I might put it in. idk about you but I love Aminatou and her play styles

iNinjy on Aminatou c?EDH

2 months ago

Depending on your final choice on which way you’re going to build this, I have a flicker Aminatou deck of my own that I started playing MtG with (Aminatou flicker).

If this is the route I’d suggest Perplexing Chimera , Magister Sphinx , and Spark Double (more Aminatou’s/Soulherders etc are always better, and he can be blinked to enter as something else too).

Hoobynobber7395 on Aminatou. Working on it.

5 months ago

also with Magister Sphinx you can combo off with Bolas's Citadel

lifemtg on Oloro, Esper Value Engine

5 months ago

Some really simple combos are, Magister Sphinx + Rite of Replication + Exsanguinate . Another is Beacon of Immortality + Vizkopa Guildmage . Sanguine Bond + Exquisite Blood . There are so many possible combos! Maybe consider a Avacyn, Angel of Hope . Overall I like the idea. I made a Oloro deck too but it is more life gain themed deck. You go yourself a +1

Funkydiscogod on Best Gruul Creatures to trigger ...

6 months ago

You can one-shot an opponent with no creatures or removal with Master of Cruelties , Torgaar, Famine Incarnate or Magister Sphinx .

If you put a Rakdos the Defiler into play with the ability, you don't need to sacrifice anything.

Putting a Silent Arbiter into play attacking means you can attack with any number of critters, but they can only block with one.

I wonder if there's some combination like (first thing I can think of) Taj-Nar Swordsmith + Grifter's Blade , but good.

Hoobynobber7395 on

6 months ago

Magister Sphinx goes great with Bolas's Citadel target opponents life total becomes 10, sac 10 nonland permanents deal 10 to each opponent

also Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge is an awesome planeswalker for artifacts!

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Magister Sphinx occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

WUB (Esper): 0.39%