Fathom Mage

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology Vol. II (CM2) Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Fathom Mage

Creature — Human Wizard

Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

Whenever a +1/+1 counter is placed on Fathom Mage, you may draw a card.

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Fathom Mage Discussion

Vargavaka on Tick marks.

1 week ago

You seem pretty light on card draw and ramp which tend to be important to smooth out game play.

There are some good cards you can play that provide value while synergizing with your counter theme. Some of my favourites are Rishkar, Peema Renegade, Tireless Tracker, Fathom Mage, Crystalline Crawler, Prime Speaker Zegana & Coalition Relic.

Geralf_Cecani on deathly group hug.

1 month ago

Palinchron and any mana doubler

Palinchron and Phantasmal Image

Deadeye Navigator and Palinchron/Peregrine Drake/Great Whale

Deadeye Navigator and Archaeomancer/Salvager of Secrets/Mnemonic Wall with Dramatic Reversal/Rude Awakening/Turnabout/Early Harvest/any take an extra turn spell; in your bin

Brago, King Eternal is an entirely new kettle of fish

Archaeomancers and take additional turn spells in the bin, Strionic Resonator and two mana worth of rocks (cos brago untaps shit)

Ezuri, Claw of Progress and Sage of Hours...

Naru Meha, Master Wizard and any flicker/copy spell

Archangel of Thune, Fathom Mage, Horizon Chimera

Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Knowledge Pool (think about it for a second)

Thats all I can think of at the moment :)

FormerBalloon on

1 month ago

None of my suggestions are super competitive oriented but all have pretty good synergy Bred for the Hunt if your big boi does damage he gets even bigger Fathom Mage gets +1/+1 you get a bigger boi more cards and since you have plenty of get +1/+1 cards it could be steady help Vorel of the Hull Clade help get you big bois big at twice the speed A little slow but both effects could help out a lotPrime Speaker Zegana Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Icbrgr on why is Chasm skulker not ...

1 month ago

Basically everything ToolmasterOfBrainerd said...be careful with having too many cantrips..when it comes to being "competitive" or "not shit"... at least as far as Netdeckers/Tournament play is concerned... but if in a lax play group/friends or a typical LGS a Chasm Skulker/Lorescale Coatl brew could be tasty.

Have you considered going with help from Simic players like Plaxcaster Frogling and Fathom Mage? Have some guys out there with evolve like Cloudfin Raptor and then using Bioshift or maybe proliferate spells like Steady Progress?.... there are lots of ways to play higher mana spells sooner with things like Explore/Coiling Oracle and classic mana dorks/rocks like Llanowar Elves/Simic Signet.... Shielding Plax for protection?... Kiora, the Crashing Wave for the lulz?

Yosituna on My Plan is Compleat (Counters EDH)

1 month ago

GrahamMo: Actually, that makes total sense! I think I never considered him because of the "creatures with power under 2" clause, but a) I do have quite a few creatures that ETB that low (Gyre Sage, Fathom Mage, Chasm Skulker, etc.), even if they quickly grow beyond, and b) all I really need to get is one experience counter, since Atraxa can proliferate them fairly easily. I will definitely add it in!

TheBloopKing on Why Every Commander is Competitive

2 months ago

this is a very well made post. My personal suggestions

Every commander needs at least 8 mana rocks. Mana rocks serve a couple purposes depending on which ones you put in. Either they ramp you up mana like Hedron Archive or Mind Stone or they help you mana fix like Manalith. I run Signets simply because they do both. Also cards such as Ruby Medallion are relevant all around, including removing part of the first commander tax.

Decks should have at least a couple ways to add cards into your hands. You covered most of the blue ones such as Brainstorm

White Draw: Wall of Omens, Alms Collector, Mentor of the Meek, Aura Blast, Puresteel Paladin, and anything with "cycle on it"

Green Draw: Harmonize, Explore, Elvish Visionary, Soul's Majesty, Primordial Sage, Shamanic Revelation

Red Draw: Tormenting Voice, Wild Guess, Faithless Looting, Magmatic Insight, Cathartic Reunion, Wheel of Fate, Reforge the Soul, Expedite, and any of the guys that say "Discard a card, Draw a card"

Black Draw: Phyrexian Arena, Damnable Pact, Grim Haruspex, Sign in Blood, Ambition's Cost, Underworld Connections, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Harvester of Souls

Multi-coloured Draw: Abzan Charm, Shaman of the Great Hunt, Fathom Mage, Fevered Visions, Spiteful Visions, Painful Truths, Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Artifact Draw: Skullclamp, Staff of Nin, Mind's Eye, Mask of Memory, Howling Mine, Horn of Greed

I know I missed lots of draw but should give people an idea of what kind of draw you can access in the specific colours.

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