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Consecrated Sphinx
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Consecrated Sphinx
- Mirrodin Besieged

Reviewed May 24, 2017

Constructed: 3.5
Casual: 3.88
Limited: 4.25
Multiplayer: 5
Commander [EDH]: 5

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Consecrated Sphinx
 
I must give Wizards of the Coast credit for making this card an Invocation. It obviously fits in Amonkhet, but it hadn't occurred to me as an inclusion - I think I blocked it out because I remember its history as one of the Scars of Mirrodin block's most hated cards in Commander and constructed alike. Drawing a minimum of four extra cards per turn cycle in games with more than one opponent will do that. If you really want to get nasty, combine it with Alchemist's Refuge or Winding Canyons. I can't think of anything more demoralizing than realizing that the Opportunity you just cast will benefit your opponent that much more than you.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 5/5 (use with caution!)
EDH/Commander: 5/5
James H.

Consecrated Sphinx (5/24)

 

How is the Scars of Mirrodin block not remembered as one of the most stupidly overpowered blocks of all time? Conscrated Sphinx is one of the mythic rares from that block that makes jaws drop; in addition to a good, bulky body, it has a crazy powerful effect (you may draw 2 whenever your opponent draws). It snowballs very quickly into a flood of cards, and it hilariously has seen play as counterplay to Notion Thief-centric decks in Vintage, I believe.

 

It's expensive, but it's brutally powerful when it comes out to play. It’s a multiplayer all-star, and it’s likely to be one of the biggest removal magnets you can think of.

 

Constructed: 3

Casual: 4.75

Limited: 4.5

Multiplayer: 5

Commander: 5


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