Phantasmal Image


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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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."

Phantasmal Image Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, The Black Rose EDH Tribal

8 hours ago

Clones are an option here too, I typically end up cloning my own stuff in Marchesa. Spark Double can copy Marchesa for double Dethrone. Dack's Duplicate is also really good here. Phyrexian Metamorph / Phantasmal Image are also good options but aren't as budget friendly.

Vindictive Lich is also really good here and gives you a win-con outside of combat.

Sarkhan420X on Modern CoCo Slivers

2 days ago

most things that your opponent will use to target Phantasmal Image are things that would kill it anyway, so thats not really an issue. being able to copy any stackable sliver effect is huge though. as for the rainbow lands, you shouldn't have too many of those anyway. i use Sedge Sliver and Collected Company in my build as well, and almost never have trouble getting blue for Phantasmal Image . maybe it'd be easier for me to explain if i just list my manabase.

4x Bloodstained Mire 4x Polluted Delta 1x Godless Shrine 1x Overgrown Tomb 1x Blood Crypt 1x Watery Grave 1x Stomping Ground 1x Breeding Pool 1x Steam Vents 4x Sliver Hive 1x Mountain 1x Forest 1x Island 1x Plains 1x Swamp

thats 24 lands. 12 of which can produce/fetch for green, 13 of which are or fetch for a swamp, and 12 of which produce/fetch for blue. and thats before taking into account that Manaweft Sliver can make blue, or you can just Aether Vial / Collected Company the Phantasmal Image into play.

stylejoker00 on Modern CoCo Slivers

2 days ago

Scorprix Sentinel Sliver is in there because of my meta. I find that having blockers up is a necessity in a meta full of other tribal decks, and in my own experience, it's been a really nice card as a two of. Since I've received so much critique about it, however, I have decided to change it out for some different Slivers.

As for Phantasmal Image I dislike it for two main reasons:

1) If it gets targeted by anything from my opponent, it gets blown up. That's incredibly easy for my opponent to do. As someone who mains Ponza as a modern deck, I have literally killed Images by buffing them with Kessig Wolf Run . It's one of the reasons I really dislike playing it in most of my tribal decks barring Spirits.

2) Cavern of Souls , Unclaimed Territory , and Sliver Hive do not produce colored mana for Image, unless I specifically name Illusion for two of them, which shuts off those two lands' ability to make mana for the majority of my creatures. Furthermore, this is a CoCo deck with Slivers and Sedge Sliver , arguably the best or one of the best three drop Slivers in Magic. That means I need lands that produce green mana and swamps to reliably cast and benefit from two of the best cards in my deck. Since Image does not synergize well with Cavern of Souls and Unclaimed Territory (it would be a different story if Image had changeling as an ability), that means I would have to add more blue-producing lands which is difficult in a deck that runs 5C Slivers and requires the aforementioned green and black sources for CoCo and Sedge.

Hope my reasoning helps clear up some of your questions!

Scorprix on Modern CoCo Slivers

2 days ago

I guess. This list still feels weird with its lack of Phantasmal Image , over something weak like say Sentinel Sliver . Is the mana just too hard for that? There must be something better than Sentinel Sliver , it just seems awful.

Sarkhan420X on Cascading Slivers

4 days ago

you're missing almost all of the best slivers. Predatory Sliver , Sinew Sliver , and Sedge Sliver . you definitely want to take out Dormant Sliver , especially since your only hope of blowing it up yourself (so you can start attacking again) is Necrotic Sliver . Phantasmal Image and Collected Company are also really powerful.

Sarkhan420X on Modern CoCo Slivers

1 week ago

Eledain and stylejoker00: its also important to note that the "unearth" ability does not target, and so would not be impeded by "shroud", even if the shroud extended to slivers in the graveyard.

i've been running slivers in modern for a few years now, and noticed a few places in your deck where improvements could be made.

  1. run 24 lands. an easy way to make space for more is cut the Birds of Paradise and Mirror Entity . you won't need them. land drops are more important than a mana dork that is only good early game, and slivers won't need any p/t buffs from the mirror entity. they have plenty. 24 lands ensures you can still usually cast Collected Company without a mana-sliver, and gives more opportunities for color fixing.

  2. cut any sliver outside of Collected Company range. Sliver Hivelord and The First Sliver are good cards, but they don't function well in an aggro vial/coco build. slivers put into play with vial or coco won't trigger cascade.

  3. you need more swamps for Sedge Sliver . yes i see the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , but you still only have 7 total cards that count as a swamp or go fetch for a swamp.

  4. increase the number of lands that can tap for green for Collected Company . currently, you have 8 lands that can produce green or search for a green source. my recommendation would be to axe the Sliver Hive . yes its a rainbow land, but with proper distribution of fetchlands and shocklands, the Cavern of Souls alone should suffice for rainbow lands.

  5. Phantasmal Image . this guy is great for copying any stackable sliver effect, most notably the power boosts. but it can also come into play copying Harmonic Sliver , and then you get to blow up 2 artifacts/enchantments.

Silverdrake on

2 weeks ago

Maybe consider running Fleecemane Lion instead of Phantasmal Image ? You could also consider Savannah Lions instead of the 1x Sacred Cat , and maybe instead of a few of the Wild Nacatl s to reduce the likelihood that you'll need to fetch + shock for a red source you won't properly use. Pride Sovereign is another powerful cat, and Adaptive Automaton could even maybe find a place in this list.

Since your curve tops out at 4x a 5 drop, I'd also suggest trimming 2-3 lands.

Whatever you decide to do, good luck and have fun!

Qolorful on Estrid the Masked (Enchantress) EDH - need cuts

2 weeks ago

I agree on cutting sisay and Tezzerett, but Id also cut Green Sun's Zenith and or Phantasmal Image . Both seem to be tossed in there for no reason.

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Phantasmal Image occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%