Fathom Mage

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Rare
Commander Anthology 2018 (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.

Fathom Mage Discussion

Xanins on Inexorable Ooze

3 days ago

I agree, the synergy with the evolve creatures is there ( Fathom Mage especially), BUT.. I get the same thing via Deadeye Navigator 's bounce ability + Biogenic Ooze (for the most part).

Additionally, I can reduce the cost of his activated ability with Training Grounds or Biomancer's Familiar to just . And also, I could reset Fathom Mage 's counters with a bounce as well.

So, I'd get fatter oozes from Ooze Flux , but it costs me more mana and is conditional on me having counters to manipulate. Sticking to just Deadeye Navigator keeps my combo engine smaller and easier to handle. Also, I can tutor for Deadeye, but not for Ooze Flux .

Master Biomancer Intrigues me, though. He seems especially useful as a general lord/ pump. He also synergizes with Coat of Arms , acting like a second Arcane Adaptation . Any ideas how I could fit him in?

boguscheesecake on Atraxa Commander

1 week ago

Retribution of the Ancients turns your counters into fantastic utility, and Fathom Mage is one of the best counter cards out there. Cheers with the deck!

PaperMachette on Atraxa, Praetors' Voice Level Up EDH Deck

2 weeks ago

This deck needs a lot more ways to draw cards. Fathom Mage , Give / Take , and Archmage Ascension go great in this deck for starters.

Abzkaban on Welcome to the Strange Land of Dice!

1 month ago

Love the deck. Awesome name!

This probably goes without saying, but I don't see Doubling Season on the list. You do have Primal Vigor which is essentially the same thing, but DS doesn't help your opponents.

I would suggest Champion of Lambholt , but I see it's in your maybeboard already. It's still a great card to have in +1/+1 counter decks, though Herald of Secret Streams fills that role just fine. It might be worth finding a slot for Cultivator of Blades , however. It can give your board an extra oomph as another payoff for your counters.

It's good to see Fathom Mage here. She's amazing for abusing counters. In that same light, Prime Speaker Zegana fits well here. She comes in already caught up on counters and nets you card draw at the same time.

Also Inexorable Tide can get ridiculous in +1/+1 counter decks and doesn't require the combat step to proliferate like Thrummingbird .

Ziusdra on Budget sulty counter bois (needs advice)

1 month ago

I love it, but I think Slitherhead is too slow. Vulturous Zombie could really help you ramp the +1 counters, especially against opponents that run sacrifice engines. You should also replace a forest with a Llanowar Reborn for the free +1/+1 counter on a creature (this counter can get doubled too if you proliferate, which gets you more mileage by throwing free +1s on creatures entering the battlefield). Consider also Forced Adaptation , which is slow but imagine the combination of having it on Fathom Mage or Sharktocrab , Mutant's Prey makes good removal, and Savage Summoning if you're playing against a lot of blue. (I like these better than Villainous Wealth .) I would also put Nimbus Swimmer and Shambleshark into your maybeboard, play test with them, but I don't feel confident enough to say definitely mainboard them. They might be good, so I just thought to mention them. (Evolve is just so good) These are just my thoughts. I like it overall! GLHF

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Fathom Mage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

G/U (Simic): 0.79%