Fierce Empath

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Common
Archenemy (ARC) Common
Scourge (SCG) Common

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Fierce Empath

Creature — Elf

When Fierce Empath enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost 6 or more, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Fierce Empath Discussion

multimedia on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

6 days ago

Hey, you're welcome. Fauna was just reprinted in Ultimate Masters, she's now a $5 card :)

I think Wave is worth playing because it's a damn powerful card, but I would cut most instants and sorceries for more permanents to make Wave better. This does make Young Pyromancer worse therefore I would cut him. Cards like Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command are fine, but they're one shot spells that only give you two tokens. You can replace these with other creatures or permanents that give you repeatable tokens even if those cards are more mana. Nest Invader and Mogg War Marshal are other examples of permanents that could replace Fodder and Command.

Cultivate and Ranger's Path are fine cards, but I think they can be cut for creatures who land ramp because then you get two things, a land and a creature to devour. For instance Farhaven Elf can replace Cultivate. Solemn Simulacrum at $5 might be too expensive price, but he's an example that could replace Ranger's Path or Explosive Vegetation . Skyshroud Claim is a much better card than both Path and Vegetation. Another example is Garruk, Primal Hunter could replace Rishkar's Expertise because Garruk's -3 can be a repeatable first part of Expertise. Garruk however might also be out of your price range.

Gilded Lotus , Gruul Signet , Mind Stone can be cut for one drop mana dorks. Altar of the Brood and Hardened Scales can be cut for more dorks. Scales only interacts with three cards in your deck: Thromok, Mycoloth and Avenger. These are however two of the best cards here, but Scales doesn't do anything else for any other creatures for that reason I would cut it.

High CMC creatures who make tokens when they ETB can also be good cards, but only if you have easy ways to recur them or blink/bounce them. Of course there are exceptions such as Avenger. Cards that can be repeatable sources of tokens even if they cost more mana to play are more desirable. Pia and Kiran Nalaar is kind of lackluster here because not playing artifact strategies and the card only gives you two tokens. As a one time four mana play it's not good. Temur Sabertooth is a way to bounce a creature and play it again, it's excellent with the many green creatures who have strong ETB abilities such as Fierce Empath , Reclamation Sage , Eternal Witness , Wood Elves , etc.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip and Fauna Shaman should make creatures the priority because these cards only interact with creatures and the interaction is very good since they're engines to get creatures. Priest of Titania is one of the best mana dorks in Commander, if you have her add her especially if adding other mana Elves.


Another strategy to experiment with Thromok is making your lands creatures since then they can be devoured. Living Lands , Life and Limb , Nissa, Vital Force , Sylvan Awakening . When devouring your lands you also wants ways to reanimate them: World Shaper , Ramunap Excavator , Splendid Reclamation .

Shaper has synergy with devour since he has to die to reanimate your lands. Living Lands curves into Thromok giving you devour fodder. The nice thing about Living Lands is your Forests are still lands, they can tap for mana, but they're also creatures who can be devoured.

Land reanimation is good with landfall and landfall is a part of the strategy of repeatable token creation. If you're choosing to add one drop mana dorks then Forests become more important than Mountains thus a higher number of Forests than Mountains.

multimedia on Wrath of Cthulhu

1 week ago

Hey, Ancestral Statue is too important of a creature with Animar, you realize this, but you don't have any cards that tutor for it?

In a $100 deck I can understand why you wouldn't have a tutor, but not in a $400 deck. Consider Fabricate ? It doesn't break the bank and if not tutoring for Statue it can tutor for Curio. Consider Fauna Shaman ? She also doesn't break the bank and can be a repeatable creature tutor. That's good when you can't afford to add other expensive price creature tutors. Hell, if price is a concern then cut Dark Depths and add tutors that can help in a game to search for the cards that break Animar. These cards are more important than Depths for your overall deck to function.

Curio and Statue is a good, but consider some low CMC creatures who can bounce themselves or another creature back to your hand to cast again:

These creatures mimic what Statue does, more ways to get fast counters on Animar and they help if you don't draw or Statue is killed. These creatures also help like Curio does to abuse creatures with strong ETB abilities:

Empath is a very good tutor here for Eldrazi because he's a creature who you can bounce back to your hand. Faeries helps to play more creatures a turn by untapping your lands. Visionary is repeatable draw who's a creature. Witness is very good if you can bounce her.


Not sure why you've neglected the manabase so much instead you've focused on all the other fat in the deck. This is something that new players do... Why 24 basic lands in the manabase that's three colors and no Chromatic Lantern ? If budget is a concern you can still add some budget dual lands:

Can even cut Keranos, God of Storms , Thought-Knot Seer and Propaganda for price to add Lantern and more dual lands to the manabase. Dual lands and Lantern will help your deck much more than these cards do. Mana fixing is pretty damn important to have in a three color deck especially with a restrictive, no colorless mana, three colored mana cost Animar who you want to consistently cast turn three.

I'm sorry if I was harsh, but you're forgetting basic principles of Commander deck building while presenting yourself as a good player who other players should listen too. Good luck with your deck.

Last_Laugh on Unfinished Card Cycles You Want ...

1 week ago

Green - Fierce Empath , Blue - Spellseeker , White - Recruiter of the Guard , Red - Imperial Recruiter , Black - ?

Where's blacks 2B 1/1 with a specific tutor for an etb?

Shabompistan on The Oldest of Ways

1 week ago

S1ayerMonkey My life has been changed. Never even considered floating the doubled mana and then bouncing Nikya.

Yeah, I have been slowly adding in more mana dorks since the conception of this deck since the colors have access to lots of them. All good suggestions, I'll see if I can add in Satyr Hedonist , Generator Servant , and Arbor Elf

I really like Elderscale Wurm because it pretty much has to be answered barring alternate win conns.

I ended up cutting Gruul Ragebeast because it would always come into too late in the game to make a big impact.

Woodland Bellower I was skeptical about at first, but I can see the benefits to tutoring out 3 CMC creatures like Fierce Empath . It will probably find a spot.

Yisan, the Wanderer Bard is interesting, I've never seen him before. Tutoring is great, but it's a slow build up. I'll have to experiment with him and see how it works.

multimedia on Super Budget Landfall

1 week ago

Hey, Jund Panorama and Naya Panorama are budget fetch lands. Game Trail and Sheltered Thicket are budget Gruul duals lands. Fierce Empath can tutor for Avenger or Baloths or any other 6 CMC or higher creature. Signal the Clans is an instant tutor to search for three different creatures and put one of them randomly into your hand.

Mina and Denn, Wildborn gives you another land drop per turn and it's a landfall enabler. Budoka Gardener / Dokai, Weaver of Life and Walking Atlas let you put a land from your hand onto the battlefield. Skyshroud Claim , Farhaven Elf and Wood Elves are upgrades for land ramp. Smokebraider can help to ramp into Omnath, Avenger or other Elementals.

Beast Within , Nature's Claim , Hull Breach and Decimate are upgrades for removal spells. Greater Good is a draw engine and sac outlet for Elementals. Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar is a upgrade for finisher creature and he's an Elemental. Bane of Bala Ged is an underrated budget big creature; it's excellent with haste. Rhythm of the Wild is more haste and protects your creatures from being countered.

Good luck with your deck.


multimedia on Eldrazi Annihilation (NEEDS HELP)

2 weeks ago

Hey, interesting concept for your deck.

Consider Bane of Bala Ged ? It's a budget Eldrazi who has annihilator before it was a mechanic, it's annihilator 2. Consider Fierce Empath ? Tutors for an Eldrazi, or any other 6 or higher CMC creature. Consider Smothering Abomination ? It's an Eldrazi and whenever you sac an Eldrazi token for mana you draw a card. Consider Mycoloth ? Not an Eldrazi, but one of the better sources of repeatable tokens each turn for no mana cost. Devour works well with Eldrazi tokens. Consider Evolutionary Leap ? Repeatable source of getting a creature into your hand; sac an Eldrazi token to put a better creature into your hand.

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice about cuts and other budget options. Good luck with your deck.


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Fierce Empath occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Green: 0.58%