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A 6/6 flier for 6 with great ability. But this was not enough and so we got Consecrated sphinx.
Posted By: AncientTimer (10/18/2011 3:48:11 PM)


This is such an amazing card, it is the main finisher in my Grixis control deck on turn six, preceded by Sphinx of Lost Truths and followed by Goliath Sphinx...I find it crazy that this hasn't been finding any tournament play, but I would assume Jace, the Mind Sculptor has been stealing the thunder with his card drawing shenanigans and bouncing...but when I first saw this, I thought it was overrated...now, whenever I tap out for six, my friends moan loudly
Posted By: Superllama12 (10/25/2011 7:03:03 PM)


I run this in my Oath of Druids deck with Lorescale Coatl.
Posted By: raptorman333 (2/29/2012 7:45:44 AM)


Rediculous card. Air Elemental costs 1 less to play for just a 4/4, this costs 1 more to play with +2/+2, and 3 mana to draw a card AND to add a +1/+1 counter on it????? WTF?
Posted By: Lchowa (6/14/2012 10:53:32 AM)


Just absurd. If they were -1/-1 counters it would still be pretty good.
Posted By: ElCarl (7/27/2012 9:05:56 AM)


Training Grounds is the obvious combo ("I accidentally my whole deck"), but one that I haven't seen is quite surprising. You might know it. 5 mana, enchantment, green, released in 2005? Ringing any bells?
Posted By: Continue (12/28/2012 8:34:18 PM)


A game-winning card for decks that generate a frightening amount of mana—it's like a self-sustaining Lorescale Coatl. I have a GUR Defender deck for multiplayer based around Axebane Guardian in which this drops, gets pumped up, and kills one or more players in the same turn thanks to the Swiftfoot Boots and Soul's Fire I inevitably draw.
Posted By: aboblyndsae (1/22/2013 1:54:40 AM)


Is it a coincidence that this and Training Grounds are illustrated by the same artist? I think not.
Posted By: Manapanda (7/26/2013 2:18:53 PM)


@Continue: the card draw is the most important part of this card. Doubling Season wouldn't help that much because it wouldn't draw you two cards. A 6/6 flier is huge as is and making it a little bigger won't help all that much. This card will take over the game because of the card draw as is.

Anyway Doubling Season has hundreds of better combos (See any planeswalker ever).
Posted By: EotFactorfiction (10/10/2013 1:05:57 AM)


Riddles are too mainstream for Hipster Sphinx.
Posted By: MonstrousMouse (10/20/2013 9:59:26 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!