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
1 week ago
Fun looking deck, I've been thinking about building a deck like this one recently, except I think I'm going to use Damia, Sage of Stone. Some other cards I think you might like... Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Zendikar Resurgent & Bounty of the Luxa. Happy gathering!
2 weeks ago
If you want a boardwipe effect that will give you many snakes, try running Skirge Familiar + Archfiend of Ifnir. I run that with Hapatra in my Damia, Sage of Stone deck along with Faith of the Devoted / Drake Haven so I can use the mana I get from Skirge Familiar to pretty much end the game.
1 month ago
Waste Not seems like a waste in a deck focused on the combat damage/cascade instead of wheel effects (Kydele at the helm). I'd also remove said wheel effects Windfall, Whispering Madness and Reforge the Soul (specially since you won't be cascading if you cast it for the Miracle cost). Maybe keep Wheel of Fate as a target for 0 cmc. And did you seriously go for Notion Thief + Wheel effect (aka Leovold's reason for being banned?). This would be a reason to really hate on your deck (which you said you would try to avoid this time).
Consuming Aberration is a strong and annoying creature to deal with, but it does seem out of place here. Is your plan to kill everyone via combat/cascading or do you want to mill everyone out? He does so much better in Chaos Yidris/Storm Yidris...
Hellkite Tyrant would be better off in an artifact heavy deck (even though you have a bunch of mana rocks and stealing artifacts is always fun, I think it doesn't impact the game as much as you'd like).
Damia, Sage of Stone requires you to wait a whole turn before doing something. So, unless you go for some extra turn cards, I'd rather have a bunch of effects that drew me cards immediately or increased the number of cards drawn each turn: Mulldrifter, Thoughtcast for the Affinity, Scour the Laboratory for the Delirium, Recurring Insight is almost guaranteed to draw you 6+ cards since it has rebound and Pore Over the Pages untaps some lands for you.
Deepfathom Skulker, Mask of Memory, Bident of Thassa, Tandem Lookout all provide extra card draw from combat. Staff of Nin provides a good passive card draw (and the 1 damage basically means opponents' creatures have 1 less toughness if needed).
Null Profusion is one of the weird cards that could work really well with Yidris. If you manage to drop a Thought Vessel or Reliquary Tower AFTER it, the hand-restriction is nullified and it's important to notice it grants you a draw for playing lands as well.
Did you purposefully let extra turn cards out? Better than netting an extra attack step would be netting an extra turn.
Boundless Realms could also be interesting since it grants a cascade into 6- and ramps you a lot in the mid game (which is very important in your deck). Zendikar Resurgent would also work really well, granting an extra draw per creature spell and doubling up your mana, even though it doesn't thin your deck as Boundless Realms does.
Whispersilk Cloak and Trailblazer's Boots seem unnecessary. Most of the time there'll be someone with not enough defenses to stop your Yidris. And if there are, you'd be better off clearing the path instead of going through and relying on a good cascade to turn the tables. You could also try Intimidation or Shizo, Death's Storehouse since Fear often translates into unblockable (you just have to attack the right person)
Savage Ventmaw is mostly used with Aggravated Assault or Hellkite Charger for infinite (or near infinite) combat steps. Since you don't enjoy infinite combos, you could go for the Hellkite (it's also cheaper). Metalwork Colossus works pretty well with a good number of mana rocks.
If you feel like spending some money, Scroll Rack allows you to "choose" your cascades.
2 months ago
I love the deck and I'll definitely be playing it more.
I tried it out and it completely wiped the floor with Damia, Sage of Stone, Ib Halfheart, Goblin Tactician, and Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis. Consecrated Sphinx drew me 10 cards off of Damia's trigger and that was more than enough to instantly win the game on turn 6.
I'll stay tuned to all changes.
2 months ago
Do you have a sick nasty alt win deck built? Post it!! What are your support cards?
I don't have a commander picked out so all options are still on the table, although currently, I'm leaning towards Damia, Sage of Stone.
Let's see those brews!
(I'm not interested in dopey wins like felidar, or the gain life lose life win. I wanna work a little harder than that.)
2 months ago
Trace of Abundance and Damia, Sage of Stone are both illegal in this deck. In commander you can only have cards that are within the color identity of your commander. For example, Nekusar is UBR and Damia has green.
2 months ago
Actually, scratch that. How does this sound:
If I can find another five, those cards plus Mystical Tutor for 20 Apostles.
2 months ago
To clarify, when you calculate the costs for a spell, you use this formula:
[total cost] = [mana cost OR alternate cost] + [additional costs AND cost increases] - [cost reductions]
The mana cost is the value in the upper right corner of a card. For example, the mana cost of Damia, Sage of Stone is . When an effect allows you to pay instead of a spell's mana cost, it's creating an alternate cost that you can use instead of the aforementioned values. So you could cast Damia, Sage of Stone for instead of for .
In Commander, the commander tax is an additional cost. Effects that allow you to pay an alternate cost don't affect additional costs. You can replace the cost to cast Damia, Sage of Stone, but the commander tax will still apply. You can reduce it with effects like that of Heartless Summoning, which create a casting discount or cost reduction effect that applies to the overall cost of the spell.