Sphinx of the Steel Wind

Sphinx of the Steel Wind

Artifact Creature — Sphinx

Flying, first strike, vigilance, lifelink, protection from red and from green

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Mythic Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Mythic Rare
Premium Deck Series: Graveborn (GRV) Mythic Rare
Alara Reborn (ARB) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Sphinx of the Steel Wind Discussion

TonyStark9001 on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely …

2 months ago

yeah Akroma, Angel of Wrath and Sphinx of the Steel Wind are definitely underpowered. thats why they're not played. their mana costs are so high that the only way to reliably get them onto the battlefield is to "cheat" them into play. at that point, there are bigger creatures a player could go for.

if you still think that Elder Gargaroth is overpowered, trying building a deck based around it and playing against competitive decks from formats outside standard. then let us know your results.

DemonDragonJ on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely …

2 months ago

Since the majority of users here feel that Elder Gargaroth is not overpowered (an opinion with which I shall never agree), does that mean that Akroma, Angel of Wrath or Sphinx of the Steel Wind are underpowered by today's standards?

DemonDragonJ on How is Elder Gargaroth Remotely …

2 months ago

I would like to apologize in advance for frequently making this type of thread, but this is a subject that I must discuss, as it is severely bothering me.

Creatures have been becoming more powerful, recently, which is great, but I feel that some recent creatures have been too powerful, such as Baneslayer Angel, which is a 5/5 creature with five abilities for 5 mana; if she cost 7, or even 6, mana, she would have been balanced, in my mind, but 5 mana is too low for a creature of her power.

Despite that, in Core Set 2021, WotC has printed Elder Gargaroth, which is even more blatantly overpowered and/or undercosted than is Baneslayer Angel; a 6/6 creature with no abilities for five mana may once have been too powerful, but, today, it not; however, a 6/6 creature with three keywords and a triggered ability that provides three options for a mere five mana is so ridiculously overpowered that I must wonder if the staff at WotC were intoxicated when they designed it. Even worse, it is not even legendary! I feel that 7 or 8 mana would have been more appropriate for this creature (using Akroma, Angel of Wrath or Sphinx of the Steel Wind as guidelines), but this is simply too much for too little mana; did WotC not learn anything from Baneslayer Angel?

What does everyone else here say about this? How is Elder Gargaroth remotely balanced?

aaron_the_great on Gifts Tron?

4 months ago

that seems interesting and I like the idea (huge fan of Sphinx of the Steel Wind) but eldrazi and green Tron are successful and are already ruined by Blood Moon it is hard to image a good manabase for gifts tron maybe splash and not have the gold cards

TriusMalarky on Gifts Tron?

4 months ago

I want to brew a budget Modern deck, and I was wondering -- could Gifts Ungiven work in a tron build? Trash for Treasure would help a ton there, and Sundering Titan has solid synergies with Trash.

For example, what if you cast Gifts Ungiven and went to grab



You could really watch them squirm. You have options. Maybe you grab the one tron land you don't have and Scrying as well as a couple bombs. Let them decide what you get -- except Footsteps and Trash make it so that having creatures in your yard is bad for them, and of course they don't want to give you the actual creatures, and you can probably run a card or two to bring Tron Lands back from your grave.

What say you? Course, Wurmcoil Engine is the absolute best here(death trigger for Footsteps and if you want to sac it to Trash), but it's a bit pricey. So, could it work?

austintayshus on Lifegain with OLORO!

1 year ago

I would probably cut Death Grasp simply because you already have Exsanguinate and Debt to the Deathless .

Might also cut Sphinx of the Steel Wind , just seems kinda pricy (mana-wise)

achi11es on Discardifact

1 year ago

Sphinx of the Steel Wind cant be targeted by any of your red "target artifact" spells/abilities like Trash for Treasure or Daretti, Scrap Savant but would still work with Sharuum the Hegemon and Refurbish so its not a complete waste but its a questionable fit because of that.

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