Sphinx's Revelation

Sphinx's Revelation

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You gain X life and draw X cards.

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Sphinx's Revelation Discussion

Flooremoji on Control freak

3 months ago

Alright, first off, welcome to modern!

Asumming you are going for the most powerful list you can make with a decent budget?

If you aren't going semi-budget (and maybe even if you are), I'd certainly add some better lands for fixing mana.

After a quick look at your list, here are a few obervations:

You have no cheap removal, and all your countermagic starts at three mana. This can be too slow on the draw to put up much of a fight. (Consider cheaper efficient removal and counterspells, such as Path to Exile , Force of Negation maybe even Solitude )

You are playing some spells that are rather inefficient at their job ( Azorius Charm , Muddle the Mixture , Render Silent , Sphinx's Revelation , Send to Sleep , Narset Transcendent , and Silence . I understand the appeal of the scepter lock, but it's honestly rather bad against most decks in modern. I'd probably play Scepter by itself without Silence just as value, but it's slow and not very flexible still.) With this is mind, here are some more suggestions:

Negate is worse Dovin's Veto in U/W control

You are missing the one of the best counterspells in modern right now, Archmage's Charm . This is easily a four of do to it's flexibility and power. Cryptic Command is not far behind either, and I would probably utilize it over Narset Transcendent .

Narset, Parter of Veils is decent if you expect slower metas.

Short on time here, so I'm going to link a solid U/W control list for you to look at.

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/4081666#paper

This one has a bit of a focus on the miracle mechanic, so there are a few cards you probably wouldn't play in a non miracle list. (Still a very solid deck though, and if you want to have fun with it you can add a Riptide Laboratory :P )

NicolBrolas on Brago's Eternal Flickers (UPDATE 5/18/2021)

5 months ago

Edits 5/18

Out:

1x Whirler Rogue 1x Thran Dynamo 1x Stonehorn Dignitary 1x Sphinx of Uthuun 1x Phyrexian Metamorph 1x Mycosynth Wellspring 1x Meteor Golem 1x Knight-Captain of Eos 1x Clever Impersonator 1x Captain of the Watch 1x Basalt Monolith 1x Blasting Station 1x Kor Cartographer 1x Mind Stone 1x Nevermaker 1x Omen of the Sea

In:

1x Blind Obedience 1x Cloud of Faeries 1x Cloudblazer 1x Sphinx's Revelation 1x Sun Titan 1x Thought Vessel 1x Authority of the consuls 1x Cloudshift 1x Ghostly flicker 1x Soulherder 1x Rishadan cutpurse 1x Rishadan footpad 1x Prismatic lens 1x Hierophant’s chalice 1x Azor’s elocutors 1x Access tunnel

Hierophant's Chalice is a great new addition to possible wipe the table with Strionic Resonator combo going.

Azor's Elocutors is a possible alternative win condition. It was between this and Approach of the Second Sun , but I feel like I’m going to give this a whirl and see how it goes.

Rishadan Cutpurse and Rishadan Footpad are two I’ve been wanting to try for a while but haven’t had in my collection. Was able to pick them up and curious to see the look on my playgroup’s faces when these guys get going with Brago...haha good times..amIright??..well for me at least.

Cloud of Faeries was added for a cheaper alternative Peregrine Drake / Palinchron to go along side both Brago and Deadeye Navigator .

Cloudshift , Ghostly Flicker and Soulherder were added in case something happens to Brago or for more ways to abuse or ETBs.

Cloudblazer and Sphinx's Revelation for some more card draw.

Sun Titan for recursion.

Very eager to be able to try out Access Tunnel if this cards going to shine, Brago’s the perfect target to show its true potential.

DuTogira on Counting X CMC

7 months ago

I typically count X cards with X=3. Examples of Torment of Hailfire and Sphinx's Revelation where in a real dire spot I’d cast them for maybe 3 minimum. Ideally, X cards take up one of your few 7+ cmc slots occupied by other game winning bombs.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on blue/white Wifeys

7 months ago

Hmm. Well, I'm no good with older cards, but they'd be expensive anyway. For a basic blue/white lifegain deck (which is an easy enough deck to pilot), Ajani's Pridemate is really good. Soul Warden is one of the best life gainers in the game, Sphinx's Revelation is really strong in the late game, but they're about $3 each. Felidar Sovereign or Angel of Destiny can give you an alternate way to win, but they aren't necessarily as good as they sound.

More recent good lifegain cards are things like Speaker of the Heavens , Angelic Accord , or Heliod, Sun-Crowned . Remember that you can put up to 4 of any copy of a card in your deck (except basic lands, of which you can have as many as you want). Typically you want as many copies of your good cards as possible.

There are plenty of other archetypes that fit into blue and white, but lifegain is a good one for a new player because it's pretty easy to use and teaches the power of synergy.

kpres on Biggest, Dumbest, Craziest Enchantments/Instants/Sorceries

10 months ago

I recently posted my deck Kykar Swiss Army Knife (Budget). I am mostly going the enchantment route, but using anthems to pump my spirits into an army. Go to my deck list to see the build. I have an extensive maybeboard for these types of enchantments.

Think about it - when you cast Favorable Winds, you get a 1/1 spirit that becomes 2/2. Then, you cast Shared Triumph and you get another 1/1 spirit. Now both spirits are 3/3. Next you cast Glorious Anthem and you're at 3 spirits, 4/4 each.

If somebody decides to board wipe, you bust out a Comet Storm or Sphinx's Revelation in response and use up all of your tokens.

A few essential cards: Twilight Drover and Mana Echoes, both of which have huge synergy with Kykar and can set up infinite combos. Coat of Arms is nuts.

There's not a lot of great mana ramp in these three colours, so my build uses lots of little spells.

Cards that make tokens better (23)

1x Bident of Thassa
1x Call for Unity
1x Cathars' Crusade
1x Clash of Realities
1x Commander's Insignia
1x Crescendo of War
1x Day of the Dragons
1x Dictate of Heliod
1x Diversionary Tactics
1x Divine Sacrament
1x Divine Visitation
1x Eldrazi Monument
1x Force of Virtue
1x Glorious Anthem
1x Glory of Warfare
1x Goblin Bombardment
1x Goblinslide
1x Hall of Triumph
1x Heraldic Banner
1x Honor of the Pure
1x Shared Triumph
1x The Immortal Sun 
1x Throne of the God-Pharaoh

Destroyerbirb on Controlling the BUDGET

1 year ago

I am starting to like control. (Well, playing it not versing it.)

How about 4x Sphinx's Revelation. I know it's old school but I love it!

+1 from me!

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