Phenax, God of Deception
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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Phenax, God of Deception

Legendary Enchantment Creature — God


As long as your devotion to blue or black is less than seven, Phenax isn't a creature

Creatures you control have ": Target player puts top X cards of their library into their graveyard, where X is that creature's toughness"

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DemonDragonJ on Waste Not

1 week ago

I have replaced Psychic Drain and Twisted Justice with Dockside Chef and Phenax, God of Deception, which reduced the average converted mana cost of this deck from 3.71 to 3.68. which is very nice, since the previous cards could be used only once, each, whereas the newer cards can be used, repeatedly.

DemonDragonJ on Should I Keep Fungal Shambler …

3 weeks ago

FormOverFunction, this deck does not have a great emphasis on +1/+1 counters, so Gyre Sage would not be a good match for it, and, even if that were the case, I believe that Kami of Whispered Hopes is superior to Gyre Sage in the majority of situations. Similarly, this deck does not have many, if any, zombies, so Undead Alchemist is also not a good match, for this deck.

As for Phenax, God of Deception, he is a great recommendation, so I think that I would like to wait to receive several more responses, before I make a decision, on this matter.

FormOverFunction on Should I Keep Fungal Shambler …

3 weeks ago

I was thinking about Gyre Sage, in an attempt to leverage the counters that get put on mimeo. I don’t know if that’s worth it, but I’m going to think more about those counters, because there might be something weird in black or whatever that benefits from getting counters. The other thing I was thinking about was Phenax, God of Deception, which could change the operation/play of the deck pretty significantly. You have a lot of pips in your creatures, so you’d probably have him active reliably. Phenax made me think about Undead Alchemist, which makes more mill, but that guy exiles which is the exact opposite of what you’re looking for... I’ll let you know what I think of regarding how to benefit from the +1/+1 counters (other than the normal crashing around).

Krayvyn on The Horror ... THE HORROR! *PRIMER*

7 months ago

I would definitely add Eater of the Dead, he's been errata'd to be a horror creature type, and synergizes with Phenax, God of Deception for a possible wincon if given the right amount of creatures in graveyards.

UltimateRoxas40 on Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer]

1 year ago

Willen I've never heard of that one! The Dark had some funky cards haha. I like it, but it's not super synergistic with the rest of the deck. If this were a deck helmed by Phenax, God of Deception, I'd definitely add it, since you'd be able to get Phenax out more consistently. It's definitely a flavor win though! There are some Lovecraft stories with monsters like this (The Hound comes to mind). Thanks for the suggestion!

Willen on Eldritch Captain of the Deep [Lovecraftian Primer]

1 year ago

How about Eater of the Dead? It's a horror type creature with great combo sinergy while Phenax, God of Deception is at the field.

FormOverFunction on New to commander help

1 year ago

Phenax, God of Deception with walls and weird utility spells (like Triton Tactics and King Macar, the Gold-Cursed) can be fun; puts everyone on a clock of sorts but still lets them cast (most of) their spells and try to win.

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