Damia, Sage of Stone
Legendary Creature — Gorgon Wizard
Skip your draw step.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you have fewer than seven cards in hand, draw cards equal to the difference.
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Damia, Sage of Stone Discussion
2 days ago
Your suspicions are correct, Teferi's Puzzle Box does require a draw step to be able to trigger, whereas Damia, Sage of Stone completely skips that step, meaning it doesn't get the chance to trigger on your own turn.
Teferi's Puzzle Box will still trigger on opponents draw steps however.
2 days ago
I just wanted to double check a ruling to make sure I have this interaction correct. I think it seems obvious but I honestly have never ocurred this interaction. Since Damia, Sage of Stone skips my draw step, would Teferi's Puzzle Box ever trigger for me given both are on the battlefield?
2 weeks ago
Greetings fellow Planeswalkers, Gem-Knight Dante back with yet another deck list, travelling into an area I have never ventured before. Superfriends!
I chose Damia, Sage of Stone as my commander because I didn't want to go five colour, nor did I want the inherent red flags of running Narset, The Enlightened One. Plus Sultai is much more interesting than Jeksai in my humble opinion! (See: Villainous Wealth)
But alas I have ran into the problem where I have 106 cards and I simply can't decide which I should take out. So I turn to my fellow Planeswalkers for help on this subject!
Please, any assistance is appreciated. Truly, GKDante.
2 weeks ago
My play group allows those kinds of tactics: all my other decks win via combat damage, and my play group also uses degenerate decks.
Mainly, it's extremely difficult to find a viable commander to build a discard deck around. This is embarrassing to admit, but I have been trying to build an EDH discard deck for three years, only to give up and build a totally different deck. The general's access to Sultai colors, give me ramp, disruption, and the general has a built-in card advantage engine. Plus, I can use my opponents' massive graveyards to cast Rise of the Dark Realms or Keening Stone for the KO.
I have no problem finding other cards like Painful Quandary and Oppression to slot in my deck: given the amount of ramp that I would have access to, it would't be difficult to play cards like Wit's End or Myojin of Night's Reach.
The question is whether it can be a viable deck or not. My only real metric for success is that cards like Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Animar, Soul of Elements perform really well, considering their inherent abilities i.e. card draw and ramp, not to mention their access to powerful colors. By that standard, and considering Damia, Sage of Stone's somewhat respectable ranking on the tier list, I think I can make this deck work, but I really wanted to get a second opinion before I sink a bunch of cash into some overpriced duals.
2 weeks ago
Since Damia, Sage of Stone has built-in card advantage, I wanted to avoid slotting in card draw for myself and focus on creating card disadvantage for my opponents.
Basically, my deck will be divided into five parts: lands, ramp, card disadvantage, disruption/removal, and synergistic win-cons (mill, mass recursion, etc.)
I already have a variety of different discard cards in my possession, but since this isn't a hellbent deck, and I don't want to dedicate a large percentage of my deck to recursion, I'm thinking that cards like Necrogen Mists and Words of Waste would be better suited to the task than cards like Mindslicer. I know that Damia, Sage of Stone will replenish my hand, but I don't want to lose a much-needed card.