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Sphinx of Magosi
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Sphinx of Magosi
Rise of the Eldrazi

Reviewed May 5, 2010

Constructed: 3.50
Casual: 4.00
Limited: 4.38
Multiplayer: 4.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Sphinx of Magosi
 
If this card isn't overpowered, it's certainly overpowering - I know of many decks that can't deal with an ever-growing 6/6 Sphinx, and many decks that can't deal with an opponent who constantly draws cards, and very few who can deal with both at once. Despite its thoroughly modern appearance and design, Sphinx of Magosi compares well to the greatest late-game blue creatures throughout history, and should have a long career in many formats.
 
Constructed: 4/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 4/5
Multiplayer: 4/5

Paul

Magic The Gathering Card of the day: Sphinx of Magosi

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is Sphinx of Magosi, an interesting and potentially powerful new sphinx from Rise of the Eldrazi. For six mana a 6/6 flying creature is respectable the added power comes in the fact it can use your mana to put +1/+1 counters on itself and draw a card. Step back a second, draw a card and get a +1/+1 counter for a reasonable price? You bet. In standard I don’t see this card overtaking most of the other Sphinx cards that see competitive play. Such as Sphinx of Jwar Isle and Sphinx of lost truths also steel wind. The card is powerful but I do not know if it’s powerful enough for constructed tournaments. Although I expect some decks to utilize it as the Eldrazi metagame starts to form. In extended and eternal I don’t think this card will see any play, too slow and mana intensive. In casual and multiplayer this card can be a beast, the ability to grow and provide card advantage for you cannot be overlooked. The fact it is a respectable sized flyer and go play defense as well, combine with Training grounds for profit. In limited this card is the definition of a bomb it must be dealt with and it allows you to cycle through your deck and presents a beefy flyer. The only drawback is heavy blue commitment.

Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Sphinx of Magosi which is a six mana 6/6 with Flying (not a five to be seen for Cinco de Mayo) and the ability to pay three to draw a card and get a +1/+1 counter. This is already an impressive card, but combined with the in color one mana cost Training Grounds can give you a full hand and 12/12 on the attack on the turn after playing the Sphinx. That's a two card combination with no other support or even an extra land making it quite impressive. Blue decks often control the pace of a game and getting this out shouldn't be a problem with a control theme. The draw effect can provide counterspells and bounce to to protect the Sphinx which also becomes a finisher.

In Limited this is very much a bomb as it provides a large flying creature at a fair price and additional draw power. The triple Blue in the cost is a bit risky if running more than two colors and may not see play on the sixth turn with two, but is still quite viable. A first pick from any pack in Draft, even if out of color to prevent it from going elsewhere, and almost certainly worth building a deck for in Sealed.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 4.0
Limited: 4.5
Multiplayer: 4.0


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