Phantasmal Dragon


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Uncommon
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon

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Phantasmal Dragon

Creature — Dragon Illusion


When Phantasmal Dragon becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it.

Phantasmal Dragon Discussion

dahhahm on Help beating the s**t out ...

1 month ago

A soul sister deck would give your friend a bit of trouble. If he's using Krovikan Mist , he's got a pretty heavy creature list. Could use more info on his playstyle. I wager he's going straight up aggro using dudes like Phantasmal Bear , Vapor Snag and Phantasmal Dragon but I could also see him doing something more control-like with Riftwing Cloudskate , Draining Whelk , meloku the cloud mirror and Counterspell since it sounds like he's pretty annoying.

A mid-range life gaining deck sounds like it will consistently give you more turns to play bigger threats and overall be winning more games. Blue has a lot of problem solving cards so I wouldn't rely on a single card to win you a game, especially if it can get countered. I'd lean more to redundancy and playing relevant cards.

Strategies that use creatures like Soul Warden , Thragtusk or making a deck around that new card Bishop of Wings since angels can block flyers or Suture Priest or Gray Merchant of Asphodel

TypicalTimmy on Blade of Selves on Silumgar, ...

7 months ago

I asked a similar question a year or two ago involving Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite and being copied. The consensus was that for the brief time the copy was on the battlefield, both -2/-2 abilities would stack and all of my opponent's creatures would get -4/-4 and die to state based actions before the second Norn was moved to the graveyard.

Well, flash forward to today. I am in the refining process for a new EDH deck, and I got wondering:

If I equip Blade of Selves on Silumgar, the Drifting Death and swing with a couple of Dragons, because Silumgar will have several copies made of himself, how does this work?

Now, I understand this gets a bit more complicated with respect to Silumgar's actual ruling as it needs to be specified just how many Dragons are attacking each individual player.

So let's set the scene, to better walk through what's going on here:

What would the total -X/-X be that each opponent would receive? At face value, it appears to be -2/-2, right? After all, 2x Dragons are attacking each. But There are three Silumgar, the Drifting Death s on the battlefield. So, does each Dragon individually hit with -3/-3? So does this mean since I attack with two Dragons each, all creatures that each of my three opponent's control get -6/-6?

And it's honestly not just with this. I have a Helm of the Host in my deck, too. So, this is sort of a very real occurrence I can run into here.

elgosu1337 on Floating Death

1 year ago

Your list looks decent for a start actually. A couple of things I would recommend cutting are Fist of Suns, because it only saves you mana for Dragons that cost 7 mana or more (because Ur-Dragon already gives -1), and Tainted Strike because it won't kill a player in a single attack because you need 10 infect damage to kill and none of your creatures can deal 9 damage, except Atarka with double strike, and maybe Ramos. Maybe also Warstorm Surge since the cost is quite high, compared to Sarkhan's Unsealing.

A bit more ramp would help. Skyshroud Claim gives you untapped Forests, which is great if you have lands that are Forests and another type, e.g. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista. Other ramp that adds good mana for its cost are Overgrowth, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Coalition Relic.

You could add some cheaper Dragons to attack earlier, like Thunderbreak Regent, Territorial Hellkite, Verix Bladewing, and Phantasmal Dragon. Hellkite Tyrant has a useful effect. Among the bigger ones in your maybeboard, Broodmother, Intet, Scourge of the Throne, and Yosei could be helpful.

A bit more card draw would also help, like Temur Ascendancy which also gives haste, Elemental Bond, Garruk's Packleader, and Vanquisher's Banner. Defense of the Heart is always good if you own a copy.

Flooremoji on

1 year ago

In your description you list Phantasmal Dragon as a 4/4, but it's a 5/5. =)

Bxbx on

1 year ago

You could add fetchlands and Strip Mine, Tectonic Edge, Wasteland. Miren, the Moaning Well for saccing.

Solemn Simulacrum and Commander's Sphere would be nice. Tezzeret the Seeker would be another planeswalker - especially nice to -4 him in this deck.

Krark-Clan Ironworks, Phyrexian Altar and Ashnod's Altar are some sac outlets.

You could cut Phantasmal Dragon and Quest for the Gravelord for example.

TheGamer on Modern Illusions

1 year ago

Is Phantasmal Dragon too slow? a 5/5 flyer is really powerful, and with it being a 4 drop, it means it cant be Abrupt Decay'd or Fatal Push'd (without revolt of course) in the first place, and would die to most other removal spells in the first place, besides like Lightning Bolt. Could be a good late game threat. Maybe it's too slow though. Anyway, +1, a great deck.

willis1234 on Lord of Illusion

2 years ago

I can't decide if I want Phantasmal Dragon or Chronozoa in the 4 mana slot there both good for the deck.

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