Phantasmal Image

Phantasmal Image

Creature — Illusion

You may have this enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except this is an Illusion in addition to the other types and this gains "When this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability, sacrifice it."

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Phantasmal Image Discussion

Sevelantis on Blinking Contest

5 days ago

Hello. I have been studying Blink Brago Control for few weeks and I have to tell that I probably have found my place in MTG - I need to build this deck. The job that you had done is so good.. I'm gonna create my deck based on yours. Why ? Because your deck is IMO lacking some essential cards and OFC an UPDATE. Yep... you really need an update. Im casual player, any feedback is very appreciated. So I encourage everybody who is reading this to a discussion.

card draw / card selection

Rhystic Study - Every blue commander should play this, why don't we try - gives consistent draw to get more cards..

Mystic Remora - more draw..

Esper Sentinel - kinda new card in magic - gets consistent draw

Teferi, Master of Time - perfect for multiplayer commander and also 1v1 - +1 in opponents' turns. Discard helps to cast Delve ability or to play Snapcaster Mage - its fine I think.

Dig Through Time - Powerful because of delve.

Search for Azcanta  Flip - enables delve cards and lets to search graveyard for more options. There are some payoffs like Snapcaster Mage , Sun Titan and more.


Luminous Broodmoth - Mass removal - even more profit! more blinking!

Soulherder - Every blink deck, please. This enables to get more blinking triggers and payoffs at the same time.

Ghostway && Eerie Interlude - Why not ?


Time Wipe - powerful mass removal spell, despite Supreme Verdict or Wrath of God :)

Disallow - extended counterspell...

Trickbind - counter triggers sometimes are gold worth.

Dovin's Veto - One of the most powerful counterspells in magic. Guesss what. It's Azorius colors ;)

Path to Exile - classic


Lightning Greaves - protect commander

Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate - lets sacrifice it anytime we need...


Thran Dynamo - IMO really underappreciated mana base card.


Phantasmal Image - worse version (but only ... ) of Clever Impersonator

Snapcaster Mage - also seems like you are missign something... Play mass removal or counterspell, or anything discarded even by Teferi, Master of Time

Teferi, Master of Time - Isn't this a must-play in an BW deck now?

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria - Isn't it too much mana?

Kazuhahaha on High Tide - Modern Merfolk Primer

1 week ago

zapyourtumor: vial isn't a guarantee, and in every game it's not drawn, counter spells become counter productive. the fact that "nobody uses" Aquitect's Will is irrelevant. Spreading Seas is inferior because it can be removed. i've won games against merfolk that i would have lost had they used Aquitect's Will instead. Tide Shaper does not make the will obsolete in the slightest. it costs extra mana and doesn't draw a card.

comparing vial to coco is irrelevant since i never said to use coco "instead" of vial. what i said was use both.

i know what Merrow Reejerey is, i can read. Phantasmal Image becomes a cheaper lord, and kopala offers better protection than svyelun. not anywhere near as good? maybe to scyelun, hence why i said use both. but kopala is leagues better than reejery.

in the future, don't comment just to argue with me. 24 lands in a coco deck would not be insane. i obviously would not suggest 24 lands in a deck where everything cost 3 or less. btw fetchlands exist to thin the deck, and Aquitect's Will offers card draw. so it's not as bad as you think.

Kazuhahaha on High Tide - Modern Merfolk Primer

1 week ago

Kumena's Speaker should come out for Phantasmal Image to copy your P/T buffs. the counter spells don't really fit in an aggro deck. you'll be casting creatures every turn and not have mana up to counter with, and you'll empty your hand too fast to play Force of Negation for free. instead you can use Collected Company to help swarm the field and Aquitect's Will to force an island onto your opponent before swinging with islandwalk. Tide Shaper can come out for 4 Misty Rainforest and -3 Merrow Reejerey and -1 Svyelun of Sea and Sky for +2 Kopala, Warden of Waves and the 4th copies of Collected Company / Aquitect's Will (after taking out the counter spells for the first 3 copies of each).

also no need to worry about Boil at all. nobody really uses that anymore, so you're free to just use the better lands like Misty Rainforest and Breeding Pool . Barkchannel Pathway  Flip would also be a good addition.

WalbenQuakeblade on Jhoira cEDH

2 weeks ago

Update 7/14/21

Out- Hullbreacher (BANNED)

In- Phantasmal Image

Pretty easy switch from Hullbreacher to Phantasmal Image with the banning of Hullbreacher. I could have gone back to something like Magus of the Moon or Miscast, however I think having another copy of Dockside in the deck essentially is the correct choice. Whether it be off my own Dockside or an opponents I think Phantasmal will put in the work in the best case scenario. Less optimally it can copy someone else's efficient piece of hate or game accelerant.

Neotrup on How does ninjitsu affect creatures …

1 month ago

From the comprehensive rules:

702.49a Ninjutsu is an activated ability that functions only while the card with ninjutsu is in a player's hand. "Ninjutsu [cost]" means "[Cost], Reveal this card from your hand, Return an unblocked attacking creature you control to its owner's hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.”

The stolen creature is returned to its owner's hand, regardless of the shorthand used in reminder text. Ninjutsu doesn't target, so you can return a creature with shroud or one with the illusion trigger like Phantasmal Image .

wolfboy on How does ninjitsu affect creatures …

1 month ago

I have two questions, So ninjitsu reads (Ninjutsu [cost] (Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.) So if i steal an opponents creature with a bestowed Hypnotic Siren , i then attack with their creature, and attempt to ninjitsu a ninja in, Does this return the siren controlled creature to my opponents hand or my hand? because the ninjitsu text just reads return a creature i control to hand. it doesnt specify its owners hand. And my second question is can i ninjitsu a Phantasmal Image back to my hand? Because ninjitsu technically doesnt target, and returning the creature is paying a cost for an ability.

StoryArcher on Fairy Two-Step

1 month ago

Alright, I'm pretty happy with my current line-up, with one exception... trying to decide between the long-time inclusion of 2x Phantasmal Image or swapping them out for 2x Fae of Wishes . With so much bounce, it seems like wishes might offer some good opportunity, but I already get so much utility out of the Image. What to do, what to do..?

TheSurgeon on Dead: Flooded Catacombs

2 months ago

carpecanum- Indeed, but I've only played this deck a couple of times, and I'm finding it hard to get a decent number of creatures in the GY as fast as I'd like.

I did add a clone, and maybe even thinking of adding a Phantasmal Image for some more cloning antics.

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