Sphinx of Foresight
Creature — Sphinx
You may reveal this card from your opening hand. If you do, scry 3 at the beginning of your first upkeep.
At the beginning of your upkeep, scry 1.
Combos Browse all
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Sphinx of Foresight occurrence in decks from the last year
Latest Decks as Commander
Sphinx of Foresight Discussion
2 weeks ago
The deck is looking pretty good. I like the creature base you have chosen, there are a couple questionable creatures though. Cloudreader Sphinx seems kind of bad in this deck. If you just want a flying scryer, perhaps Sphinx of Foresight, Prognostic Sphinx, Stormwing Entity, or Siani, Eye of the Storm.
Passwall Adept is just not good enough. its too much of a resource drain. Opt is not helpful in this deck since you immediately draw the card after scrying. Cunning Evasion wont do much good I am thinking since most of your creatures wont be blocked anyway.
In my opinion, you need a few less low CMC cards and a few more high CMC that you can use to get Yuriko damage in. For cuts, I would start by looking at any creatures that cost CMC 2/3 that dont provide value other than being unblockable (Invisible Stalker, Vault Skirge (love that card btw). I would then look at replacing sorceries with instants where possible. Darksteel Pendant and Crystal Ball are not good enough in my opinion and are too much of a resource investment unless there is some sort of artifact strategy I am missing. Dimir Keyrune provides interesting utility but is inefficient. Consider Arcane Signet instead or perhaps even Dark Ritual. Thran Dynamo is fairly efficient for cost to mana provided but it seems most of your mana needs are for color. Key to the City is for yuriko after she is out I assume.. I would probably run Aqueous Form instead because it has a scry effect on attack which is pretty desirable.
Here are some cards to consider in not much particular order:
Chromatic Orrery (high cmc and provides a lot of mana)
Chain of Vapor (way to return a card to hand as well as an opponents card or cards)
Archaeomancer (can get brainstorm back and can be returned to hand with ninjitsu potentially)
Scroll Rack (spendy but so good)
Trickery Charm (does multiple things you want)
Grozoth (requires you to build around it to be worthwhile but can be good)
1 month ago
I just built these two together the other night, and I love seeing how other people get on similar ideas and brew like this. I ended up taking apart a sub-par Baral deck to build this, so there are a few differences and possible card ideas I thought you might consider. Isochron Scepter and Dramatic Reversal are always good for mono-blue decks that need to bring a lot of mana and have enough supporting artifacts. Thassa, God of the Sea has a passive scry ability and can give unblockability when needed. Talrand, Sky Summoner, Murmuring Mystic, and Docent of Perfection Flip are great ways to build a flyer army from playing instants and sorceries. Eyes Everywhere, Sphinx of Foresight, and Retreat to Coralhelm have great passive scry abilities. I like the idea of tossing Psychic Impetus on an opponents creature for free draws on other turns, or just throw it on one of your own creatures. Finally, I think the only other cards I had that are notable are Spark Double and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries. I cut a lot of my more costly (mana-wise) one-time scry cards, and a few of my lower cost scry spells that don't do much on their own or arent gonna get great value sans the commanders.
10 months ago
Hey, Liliana Vess is odd CMC and her -2 is amazing with Yennett. Can be a repeatable tutor that puts the card you tutor for on top of your library. Aminatou can blink Liliana to reset her loyalty back to 5. If you're looking for a card that can repeatable tutor to replace Planar Portal, try Liliana.
I did suggest Omen of the Sea, but now that you have added Ancestral Knowledge you could cut Omen as Knowledge is just a better card with Yennett and Aminatou. Soul Manipulation only has one mode that works when you cheat it with Yennett, it could be cut. I know you're playing Sphinx, but Sphinx of Foresight is pretty lackluster compared to the other Sphinx.
River's Rebuke is even CMC which makes it less appealing as well as only targeting one player can be subpar in multiplayer Commander. I did suggest Rush of Knowledge and it seems good, but if you're looking for a card to cut, it could be it. Liliana is also 5 CMC and it's much better than Rush. Odd CMC tutors can replace draw spells since they function better than draw, getting the card you want at that moment.
10 months ago
I played this version (well, my very slightly different build) twice last.
I absolutely walloped a Jund Midrange deck - Game 1 I ended with like 8 Pegasi in play and Game 2 the other guy just up and left after I Shattered the Sky.
But I lost pretty decisively to Jeskai Fires - Game 1 I didn't have an answer to Fires of Invention and got overrun by a Sphinx of Foresight, a Bonecrusher Giant, and a Cavalier of Flame before I could get my shit together. Game 2, I sideboarded out -4 Alseids and -1 Birth of Meletis for +2 Aether Gust, +2 Dovin's Veto, and +1 Heliod's Intervention. I won Game 2 with a stream of removal/denial and 4 rounds of Trawler attacks. Game 3, my opponent drew 3 Fires of Invention! I cancelled the first two, but had nothing for the third. With 6 untapped lands, my opponent dropped Kenrith, the Returned King and a Cavalier of Flame, juiced and hasted them both, and gave me a 17 point hit to the face. No coming back from that.
I'm not really sure what I could have done better to face that deck. But I definitely felt a bit outclassed.
10 months ago
Nice decklist, not sure if there's enough here to deal with mono-red though. Have you considered Leyline of Anticipation to help keep your mana open during your turn (adding two to the devotion count doesn't hurt either =)). Sphinx of Foresight might be a nice fit as it'll help smooth out draws and has flying to boot. Stern Dismissal can also help out in a pinch. Hope this helps.
11 months ago
What about Brazen Borrower?
Cerulean Drake is a must-have for the sideboard in a deck like this.
11 months ago
Hello all, I have been playing with the Oko structure deck, that I updated using Affinity For MTG's youtube video, and just bought the Simic Mutology structure deck as well as the Simic Guild Kit, as well as some booster pack cards. I'm trying to combine them into a 75 card deck, with 15 cards I know to take out for 60. Based off the cards in these 3 decks I'd like to build the deck around a constant flow of powerful monsters through the +1/+1 counters, as well as overloading on mana and drawing a lot. Some of the main points of damage right now are Oko who can just turn everything into a base 10/10 and distribute lots of +1/+1s, vorel who can double somethings counters, zegana who gives trample, galloping lizrog which can take all the +1/+1s and double them onto himself, nylea's forerunner for trample, progenitors mimic and miming slime to make clones, and wild born preserver for reach and his +1/+1s. But I also have things like coiling oracle/fathom mage to draw a lot, and gyre sage/maraleaf pixie for tons of mana. So I'd like to just find a good strategy in this mess lol.
The total card list of everything I will have is: (stuff with "x" seems important to me) Creatures: 1 Oko, the Tricksterx, 1 Vorel of the Hull Cladex, 1 Zegana, Utopian Speakerx, 1 Momir Vig, Simic Visionaryx, 2 Cloudfin Raptor, 4 Coiling Oraclex, 1 Cytoplast Root-Kin, 1 Elusive Krasis, 4 Faerie Vandalx, 1 Fathom Magex, 1 Frilled Mysticx, 1 Galloping Lizrogx, 1 Gyre Sagex, 4 Keeper of Fablesx, 3 Maraleaf Pixiex, 1 Nimbus Swimmer, 1 Nylea's Forerunnerx, 3 Paradise Druid, 2 Plaxmantax, 1 Progenitor Mimicx, 1 Protean Hulkx, 3 Spectral Sailorx, 4 Sphinx of Foresight, 2 Surveilling Sprite, 1 Trygon Predator, 2 Vigean Graftmage, 3 Vigean Hydropon, 1 Wildborn Preserverx, 2 Zameck Guildmagex,
Instants: 1 Applied Biomancyx, 1 Disdainful Strokex, 1 Gift of Strengthx, 2 Oko's Hospitalityx, 3 Optx, 1 Prying Eyes, 1 Quenchx, 1 Radical Ideax, 2 Rapid Hybridization, 1 Return of the Wildspeakerx, 1 Voidslime,
Artifacts: 2 Simic Signet,
11 months ago
I love the list. I had the feeling once Thassa, Deep-Dwelling was revealed that mono-blue would be a more competetive list going forward.
I have to say tho, I feel like Vantress Gargoyle feels like the weak link here.
In mono blue, and with the SWEET emry synergy, it is a playable card, but I feel that if instead you ran Fae of Wishes as well as a few one off card in the sideboard ( Flood of Tears , Commence the Endgame other one off's, ect) you might be able to squeeze some more value out of the two drop slot. Fae still blocks just as well, but gives you a bit more to do with your mana generated from nyx lotus/kiora, and you can even pull vantress from the board given that it is an artifact if I am not mistaken. ( maybe not considering it is a creature artifact :P )
That said, I have yet to try the list out to see how it plays and to see how consistent you can get vantress to attack/block anyhow.
Sweet list +1