Phantasmal Image

Phantasmal Image

Creature — Illusion

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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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

Phantasmal Image occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%

Phantasmal Image Discussion

Aphoticate on Chaotic Echo

12 hours ago

This is FearDReaper from MTG Salvation. You asked me for my thoughts:

Dack's Duplicate never really preformed all that well for me. Imo clone effects are overrated. Phantasmal Image and Phyrexian Metamorph are also kinda meh in my experience. These guys were so much better before they changed the legend rule.

I haven't played my list in a while but if I reforged it I would definitely be trying Greven, Predator Captain. He seems to fit the deck like a glove and brings some phenominal card draw to the table.

Are you comboing with Murderous Redcap? If not I don't think he's a great include. In its place I would run Ravenous Chupacabra. If you are comboing with redcap, id still try to find a place for Chuppy. He's just sooo good

A few more cards I would add are: Herald of Secret Streams, Captivating Crew, Syr Konrad, the Grim, and Olivia, Mobilized for War (I see you have her in your maybe board but in my experience she is really good)

Lastly, idk how casual/competitive your playgroup is but if you wanna be really mean you can play Jokulhaups. I wouldn't recommend it if your group is more casual though as they will absolutely hate you lol.

Feel free to pick my brain more. Preferably on this site

ShreddedByCrows on Surrakar tribal challenge

1 week ago

Cool concept, even if it's pretty hard to match. A bit of an easy take on your theme, but why don't you play some Shapeshifters as a way to have more Surrakar? Tribal cards also could help.

As Surrakars' living places are mostly wild forests and underground rivers, there's a lot to do with that without having to back up only on the Zendikar's expansions.

1.) River cards:

  • River of Tears not the best land you could find, but fits in there

  • Underground River certainly an essential

  • Bad River cheap fetchland fitting the theme

  • Rushing River great removal, really underplayed, fits the theme / you can try something revolving around self land destruction if you decide to give it a try (Crop Rotation, Crucible of Worlds, Wasteland, etc.)

  • River Kelpie interesting creature, which design feels otherworldly and weird, according to the Surrakars /n needs a graveyard gameplan to be effective, and that will seem fine (obvious synergy is [card:Cauldron of Souls] and it's a playable card in there) / pretty good interactions with Yarok / card draw

  • Carpet of Flowers staple in lots of decks for mana production, depends on your playgroup though

  • Dire Undercurrents excellent synergies with Yarok, enabling your creatures without etb-abilities to be more effective / card draw, card advantage

  • Undermine weird counterspell, not really that good, not bad either / illustration matches with the theme

2.) Cave cards:

3.) Cloning your Surrakars cards:

  • Mirror of the Forebears not the most flavourful one, but gives you a cheap way to get more Surrakars so it deserves being at least mentioned

  • Fated Infatuation same comment as for the Mirror, with the advantage of the more abstract card name / waterpoint in the illustration

  • Mimic Vat classic card, not the most flavourful

  • Wall of Stolen Identity more of a Ravnica-themed card, but worth mentioning

  • Phantasmal Image if you can alter a bit the card's image, it could be some Surrakar there / otherwise, it's a good card, and the illustration is strange enough to not injure your theme-deck-style imo

  • Metamorphic Alteration also a nice one

  • Mirror Image not as good as the others, still a wildish illustration style according well with Surrakars

  • Unstable Shapeshifter funny card, a quality+ illustration

  • Bramble Sovereign Surrakars also living in the Guum Wilds/Tangled Vale, this one feels really good / has some interactions with Yarok

  • Rite of Replication Zendikar-themed, water-themed, excellent card, good interactions with Yarok

  • Supplant Form let's just assume for a while that this is Surrakar's magic lel

  • Dual Nature yeh it is slow, but it is strong / interactions with Yarok

4.) Tribal outlet:

5.) Yarok outlet

6.) Other cards

I hope you'll find something helpful amongst those suggestions, keep on brewing and thanks for sharing it!

Caerwyn on Yarok and making Copies

2 weeks ago

Phantasmal Image does not have a triggered ability - it has a replacement effect modifying how it enters the battlefield (see rule 614.1c Effects that read “[This permanent] enters the battlefield with . . . ,” “As [this permanent] enters the battlefield . . . ,” or “[This permanent] enters the battlefield as . . . “ are replacement effects.). As such, its enter the battlefield effect is not doubled by Yarok.

Visionary will only trigger when the item entered the battlefield, a trigger which will be doubled.

Even if the card worked as you thought it did, you'd only get the Visionary triggers when the card initially entered the battlefield--becoming a copy of something does not count as a new instance of that object entering the battlefield.

Edit: Double Ninja'd!

Rhadamanthus on Yarok and making Copies

2 weeks ago

You just get 2 cards.

A triggered ability always starts with one of the words "when", "whenever" or "at". Phantasmal Image's copy effect isn't a triggered ability. Rather, it's a replacement effect that modifies how Phantasmal Image enters the battlefield. It enters as a copy of Elvish Visionary, the "draw a card" ability triggers, and Yarok, the Desecrated copies that trigger.

Liszt on Yarok and making Copies

2 weeks ago

Never mind. I found out that Copies enter as a copy so the copying itself isn't a triggered ability that uses the stack. Meaning the Phantasmal Image just enters as a copy and I draw two cards.

Liszt on Yarok and making Copies

2 weeks ago

Let's assume I have Yarok, the Desecrated and Elvish Visionary in play. Now I am casting Phantasmal Image targeting Elvish Visionary.

Is the following correct? Phantasmal entering the battlefield causes it's triggered ability to go on the stack. The static ability of Yarok doubles this trigger. Now the first trigger resolves, turing my Image into a Visionary which then causes the trigger and draws me two cards (because of Yarok). Then the second Image trigger resolves and if I target the visionary again the same thing happens all over? Meaning I draw 4 cards in total?

zathma on All Good Things Come In Triplets

3 weeks ago

I would replace Spark Double with Phantasmal Image; not enough creatures/planeswalkers to actually synergize with the deck besides your commander. PImage can copy whatever creature you let your opponents resolve

DandiCze on Thassa, Deep-Dwelling Flickering

1 month ago

So, sry that i am not able to do just 1 comment, but i really like this commander and i thought about it a lot over time. I am going to start with more clone version without that combo Storm The Clones. But i will probably try your version later. I hope this will be my last comment for now, so my suggestions:

Combo: Phantasmal Image , Deadeye Navigator this would be good if you want less card needed inf mana combo with Palinchron .

Mana: I would replace 3cmc mana rocks with just 2cmc, you are missing some. Arcane Signet etc i have all in my deck list.

Goodstuff: Gilded Drake should work really well with all those return effects, but he is quite expensive.

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