Phantasmal Image


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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

Osbert on Yarok Control

1 week ago

DarthDC I'm an advocate for greaves over swiftfoot boots but you can always include both.

There are plenty of cards that can cheaply replicate and reuse some of your most powerful ETB cards. I'm thinking of clones or psuedo clones like Progenitor Mimic , Mirror Mockery , Phantasmal Image , Rite of Replication , Blade of Selves , Bramble Sovereign (also is an ETB ability so by paying 2GG you can have an ETB go off 6 times with Yarok!!), Faerie Artisans (another ETB trigger that Yarok doubles), etc.

The above cards aren't really control cards but more value oriented. Some of them are very efficient though so I would suggest using them.

Haha all I'm doing is suggesting cards I have in my Yarok deck so sometime soon I will get around to making a deck list and I'll send you the link.

Osbert on Yarok and Ya-roll

2 weeks ago

SideBae unfortunately "as it enters" is not an ETB trigger. ETB triggers have the distinct text starting the sentence with "When", "Whenever", and "If."

Your deck seems solid but I would suggest adding in some more draw power. There are easy to mention (but expensive) cards like Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library but Yarok can enhance effects like Guardian Project and Soul of the Harvest to become very potent. There are plenty of 2-3 CmC creatures that have a draw ETBs that are worth considering as well.

Creature tutors can be even more valuable than generic tutors. I suggest including Eldritch Evolution , Neoform , Prime Speaker Vannifar , and Birthing Pod to turn your used ETB bodies into fodder to find even more creatures with ETBs.

Some of Yarok's most hidden gems are cards that simply let you do more of what you are already doing. Phantasmal Image , Temur Sabertooth , Bramble Sovereign , Progenitor Mimic , Ghostly Flicker , Repudiate / Replicate , Rite of Replication , Mimic Vat , and Crystal Shard are great examples that allow you do copy or reuse ETB effects.

Make sure you include Instant and sorceries for removal because nothing suck more than getting stuck by a Torpor Orb when all of your removal is ETB based. Krosan Grip , Force of Vigor , Return to Nature , Nature's Claim , Beast Within , etc.

klak182 on Quasidwarflicate

2 weeks ago

hungry000 Thanks for the suggestions. Replacing Spark Double / Clone with Phantasmal Image is a good call, when I've played this deck I'll occasionally get stuck with the 4 costing copy spells. This is somewhat of a budget deck though (I'll add that tag), I was trying to keep it on the cheaper side since it's just for casual play. I do like the idea of replacing Merfolk Secretkeeper with some kind of removal though (probably Lightning Bolt ).

hungry000 on Quasidwarflicate

2 weeks ago

I recommend playing Phantasmal Image instead of Spark Double / Clone . Two mana is much more playable than 4, and the sacrifice clause on it isn't really a big deal since it'll only ever be targeted by removal anyway.

Next, I'd ditch Merfolk Secretkeeper for Aether Vial (assuming this isn't a budget deck). Mill doesn't really do anything here, and blocking is just less efficient than killing opposing creatures with removal ( Lightning Bolt ) in Modern. Vial lets you cheat out Dwarves faster, especially with Phantasmal Image since it's also a two mana creature.

dnuoweR on Snow Casual (BGU)

2 weeks ago

Rubadaz - Absolutely! Honestly, there are a lot of Snow cards that can replace various cards in this list very well. I actually run the Arcum's Astrolabe s in an extremely janky deck based entirely around Iceberg Cancrix and cards that ETB as another creature (like Phantasmal Image ) as an entirely Snow Mill deck.

Honestly, it would be quite possible to replace, say, either the Cancrix or Ice-Fang Coatl s in this deck with Astrolabes and/or Coldsteel Heart s and then completely replace Frost Marsh/Swamp with more Forests and Islands, relying on artifacts for black mana. It'd be very susceptible to artifact removal though. Keeping the lands as-is and swapping in Astrolabes definitely can help.

I know there are multiple avenues to get them in there too; I do generally prefer my decks more creature heavy than they need to (or in many cases, optimally) should be.

Glacial Revelation , Dead of Winter , and Abominable Treefolk were actually some of the biggest reasons I made this deck. Dead of Winter was actually the reason I originally splashed in black mana, because it has tremendous affects against non-Snow decks (while Revelation is pretty self-explanatory).

For a bit I was also looking at cards like Ohran Frostfang , but with the minimal ramp I felt the cost was too high to justify. Particularly since Revelation keeps your cards-in-hand at a good level a lot of the time.

TheSeffMan on Derevi Combo

3 weeks ago

Thanks for clearing that up Xingact I think i just counted wrong with the Phantasmal Image combo and for Naru Meha, Master Wizard , Cloudshift and Ephemerate don't work, but spells that target two permanents do, i.e. Ghostly Flicker and Displace . From here I'm just stuck on whether to go more draw/reanimate path or be more tutor based to complete the combos.

Xingact on Derevi Combo

3 weeks ago

TheSeffMan for the Phantasmal Image combo you get out 7 lands, play Palinchron , untapping all 7. Play Phantasmal Image , tapping all 7 lands again, spending 2 mana and floating 5. Phantasmal Image copies Palinchron , untapping your 7 lands. Use 4 out of your 5 floating mana to activate the copy's activated ability to your hand. You can then loop Phantasmal Image to net infinite mana.

For the Naru Meha, Master Wizard combo, when you cast an effect like Ghostly Flicker , you can respond to your own spell with Naru Meha, Master Wizard , which will copy it. You can use that copy on herself and another target, which will cause her to re-enter the battlefield, allowing you to copy the original spell again. You then get infinite flickers. Hope that helps!

TheSeffMan on Derevi Combo

3 weeks ago

Xingact thanks for the help! I've gone with more of a combo build instead of combat damage (rarely do I play out Derevi, Empyrial Tactician and when I do it's usually to Pod her away or tap down an attacker), so Reconnaissance , while good, doesn't really fit here. Ephemerate is going in for Cloudshift as soon as I get my hands on one. Could you explain the Phantasmal Image and Naru Meha, Master Wizard combos please?

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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%