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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Phantasmal Image Discussion

ellie-is on Ellie's Elementals

16 hours ago

The_Legionarre: After giving it some thought I think I'm going to try and include Voice of Resurgence after all. Just gotta figure out how many to run.

I think I might also be able to get some two color painlands, since they're affordable and better than basic mountains. When people run two-color lands in 5c elementals it's usually U/R so they can cast Phantasmal Image and all the red creatures, but since I don't have that and I'll still have some mountains, maybe I can get Yavimaya Coast, which lets me cast Risen Reef, Omnath, Locus of the Roil and helps with one of the colors of both Unsettled Mariner and Voice of Resurgence.

Starsky2814 on Omnath, A Song of Creation and Chaos

23 hours ago

unwucht, I always enjoy having clone cards around to abuse abilities. I do have Spark Double in consideration, since I can still use it to clone Omnath, Locus of Creation. For non-legendary cloning Phantasmal Image, Clever Impersonator or Riku of Two Reflections could be good adds if I decide to go that route.

GerryAvalanche on Mono Blue Merfolk

3 days ago

I went for Benthic Biomancer over Cursecatcher because I feel like the Catcher falls off very quickly after T2, while the Biomancer's loot ability let's you dig for value later in the game plus it becomes a slightly bigger body. I will playtest the Catcher again though. The last time I found the (1) tax to not do very much in the recent metagame, espacially when it leaves me with one card down.

I enjoy Glasspool Mimic over Phantasmal Image because I really hate my 4/4 copy (pumped by lords) being bolted for 3 and still die. My area is full of burn and prowess decks. I aggree however, that 3 cmc for only being able to target my own creatures can be a too high cost in the long run.

I really like Merrow Reejerey -> Coralhelm Commander, I will definitely try that in a 2-2 split.

I chose Brazen Borrower over Harbinger of the Tides because
A) I can cast the bounce part for UU at instant speed in my opp. turn and
B) because it's not a Merfolk and thus won't be hit by Plague Engineer
Harbinger seems to be the more aggressive option, so that is up to personal preference imo.

Oboro, Palace in the Clouds is a great suggestion, I kinda forgot about that tbh. Would you goe for 1 or for 2 of them?

LeaPlath on Mono Blue Merfolk

3 days ago

I don't like Bethic as it just seems worse than Cursecatcher for the tempo. I like the idea behind Mimic but it being 3 mana makes it also a lot worse than Phantasmal Image IMO.

4 Reejerey always felt like a bit of a trap to me and I would suggest cutting to 2. Coralhelm Commander lets you fly over stuff and sometimes is a lord which is decent as an option and Harbinger of the Tides is a good bounce spells to vial in or play on your turn generally.

Also if you want to be more Boil proof but weaker to Blood Moon having Oboro and Minamo as island substitutes helps.

Daveslab2022 on Crab Rave

6 days ago

Phantasmal Image is a cheaper version of Mirror Image. Otherwise sweet deck!

ellie-is on Illusion Aggro

1 week ago

I used to play a very similar deck and it was one of my favorites! I definitely recommend Echoing Truth (it's so much fun to use it against a token deck).

Phantom Warrior and Gossamer Phantasm aren't the strongest cards ever (despite the latter's gorgeous art), so if you need to remove cards to add new ones, they're where I'd start.

While I can't remember if there are any relevant blue or colorless ones off the top of my head, when building a tribal deck it's always worth looking at changelings, too, since they count as illusions and can have some fun effects.

Finally... If you can afford it, Adaptive Automaton is pretty great (and way cheaper than it used to be), and same goes for adding a fourth Phantasmal Image (who on the other hand is a lot more expensive now, haha).

Defied_27 on Engulfing Elementals (5-Color Budget)

2 weeks ago

mwalkner Good idea! I first had Creeping Trailblazer in the deck but cut it for Voice of Resurgence because of the amount of removal and interactive play in my playgroup, but it would fit nicely. Also Omnath, Locus of the Roil was once in the mix, but I noticed that the Landfall ability wouldn't have the impact I wished for, so I'll built another deck around this theme once Return to Zendikar drops. Phantasmal Image would also fit and streamline the deck, but I figured more diversity to be a little more fun :) Aether Vial is a beautiful busted card anyways, but -like you mentioned- way too expensive for my budget... Thank you for all the good input!

mwalkner on Engulfing Elementals (5-Color Budget)

2 weeks ago

Creeping Trailblazer and Phantasmal Image are both really solid option, I play this deck in legacy and I love the shell a ton, if its ever in your budget Aether Vial and a one of Omnath, Locus of the Roil are great

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