Filigree Sages

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Shards of Alara (ALA) Uncommon

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Filigree Sages

Artifact Creature — Vedalken Wizard

(2)(Blue): Untap target artifact.

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Filigree Sages Discussion

VGAMaddHatter on Kruphix - Something wicked this way comes

1 month ago

Also just noticed that Filigree Sages + Doubling Cube is infinite mana pretty quick too.

nuggnugg on Historical Inaccuracies w/ Captain Jhoira

3 months ago

dhynes1 I actually do have one! And I already have Dramatic Reversal in the deck. I can do the one that you suggested, or I can just have Filigree Sages out with Astral Cornucopia out with at least 4 counters on it. That is the less likely one, but still another possibility.

Vasseer on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

6 months ago

Infinite Reflection doesn't go infinite with any of the indicated cards as far as I can tell (doesn't affect tokens).

Wake Thrasher gets infinite power with Tidewater Minion and Aphetto Alchemist, (while all the cards are listed, the combo isn't)

Filigree Sages makes infinite mana with Prismatic Geoscope

Worldgorger Dragon makes infinite mana with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker (again cards are there combo isn't)

Seedcradle Witch makes infinite mana with Bloom Tender

Palinchron makes infinite mana with Mana Flare and Heartbeat of Spring

Aetherwind Basker makes infinite energy and combat steps with Lightning Runner

Reality Spasm makes infinite mana with Meletis Charlatan, Echo Mage, Reiterate, Mischievous Quanar and probably a bunch of other cards I can't remember.

PrehistoricMan on Vorel of the Simic

7 months ago

first of all i really like the deck and the monstrosities it produces. i personally play EDH casually with a group of friends and therefore is everything i know based on my experiences there. my very first deck i ever built was Varolz, the Scar-Striped and it did similar things with all sorts of hydra's and counter doublers. this deck never won. the reason was that i needed several turns to get out a big dude, only to have it struck by Anguished Unmaking. for these kinds of decks you need explosive turns where once you're set up, you can keep going each turn untill your opponents are trampled over. the first thing that came to my mind was Everflowing Chalice or Gyre Sage. combined with Sword of the Paruns a gyre sage that taps for 4 green mana becomes an infinite mana source. Mistcutter Hydra could now be a hasty 10000/10000 coming at your unsuspecting opponents. Gemstone Array is really usefull when you are producing immense amounts of mana, for you can use it as a converter to make UG for vorel.

untappers you can use multiple times in a turn if you have the mana: Filigree Sages, Thassa's Ire, Sword of the Paruns

counters that can be doubled and used as mana just so they can be doubled again: Gyre Sage, Everflowing Chalice, Crystalline Crawler, Astral Cornucopia

now we are creating big mana (remember, there are so many ways of doing this, i just happen to like these ones) its time to look at the creatures that benefit from this and the creatures that are too slow.

i'm just mentioning things that i think need to be replaced, if a card is not mentioned, it can stay imo.

Clever Impersonator and Progenitor Mimic. copy effects dont copy counters on a card (as written in rule 706.2) so they have no real value in the current deck and should be replaced.

Trinket Mage: are Sol Ring / Sensei's Divining Top important enough to have this card in your deck? i think not. (remember, opinions)

Master Biomancer: currently you have no effective ways of adding power to your creatures that do not generate +1/+1 counters by themself. therefore you should either remove Master Biomancer or add cards like Death's Presence.

Lorescale Coatl, since your carddraw is limited this card is too slow.

Oran-Rief Hydra i smell something of a mini landfall subtheme in the deck as it is, however this isnt what you currently are trying to do so that makes this card way too slow.

Sapphire Drake: an alternative would be the outlast creatures e.g. Tuskguard Captain its way cheaper and does the job. alternatively you could run them both.

Sphinx of the Final Word: are your instants and sorceries the things you win your games with? i think the answer would be: no, my creatures are going to win the game for me. therefore i would replace this card with Archetype of Endurance if protecting is what you want to do.

Young Wolf: loses its undying ability if a counter is placed upon it before it dies. replace with Servant of the Scale

Zameck Guildmage: probably too slow.

add-in replacements could be: Champion of Lambholt, Fertilid, Forgotten Ancient, Phantom Nantuko

lastly, 37 lands is fine, but the amount of ramp is not. Nature's Lore and Chromatic Lantern are the only cards that make sure you have your lands. you have green, so add cards like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Rampant Growth, Explosive Vegetation. also a Simic Signet is nice to have.

this deck can go anywhere and i had lots of fun trying to figure out a path to playing fun games, i realise that i have been rambling on and on so i would really appreciate your opinion on the matter.

ThallionDarkshine on My edit on Ezuri

10 months ago

First off, you've got 2 of Verdant Confluence in your deck.

I'm not sure if the Doubling Cube combo really fits well in the deck. You don't really have enough mana to justify doubling, and Filigree Sages doesn't even work well with anything besides the cube.

In addition, some of your token generation (admittedly all ones you classified as weak) doesn't feel very impactful for its cost. Hornet Nest is an ok rattlesnake card, but you don't have any way to ensure that it generates tokens. Sekki, Seasons' Guide doesn't really feel like it does enough to justify its huge mana cost. Followed Footsteps is a really cool card, but it feels like it would too often just be 5 mana to do nothing, since you need to wait a whole turn cycle before it does anything, and gets 2-for-1ed incredibly easily. I'm also not sure if you have enough instants/sorceries to justify Docent of Perfection  Flip.

There are a bunch of great token generators that synergize very nicely with your deck. Cultivator of Blades gives a repeatable Overrun-style effect (albeit without trample) and brings with it some tokens to pump. Whirler Rogue lets you tap the tokens it creates to make your stuff unblockable. They may not exactly fit well with your deck, but I've found Awakening Zone and From Beyond to be incredibly effective token producers.

You suggested to replace Mosswort Bridge from the precon, but I feel that that's a big mistake. With Ezuri, you can easily meet its condition, and not only does it let you play the card for free, but also at instant speed. Imagine flashing in a Consecrated Sphinx in response to a wheel, or maybe Edric, Spymaster of Trest after your opponent decides not to block your team. Another great land for this deck is Rogue's Passage, giving you another unblockable effect on a land.

For more inspiration, check out my Ezuri deck (We're Gonna Need a LOT of Dice).

Razulghul on Looking for creatures tha benefit ...

1 year ago

Filigree Sages is my personal favorite since it goes infinite with Gilded Lotus.

Reverie42 on Well that Proliferated Quickly - Atraxa

1 year ago

I see you have Lux Cannon in the maybe-board. If that direction interests you as an alternate plan, there's a few related cards that make a fun combo plan.

Titan Forge is another potentially fun card in that general plan.

One of the things I like about that plan is that all of the pieces are pretty good even if you only have 1 or 2 of them. If you happen to be able to get enough pieces (with say something like Liliana Vess or Ring of Three Wishes, you just win on the spot.

Imaris on Breya in the kitchen

1 year ago

I had a big card supply recently, so let's rebuild the deck.

out Saheeli RaiRS

out Felidar GuardianRS

This was wincon "just because I can" and "why not". It even worked sometimes. Separately these cards are not much useful (though I've played the last Saheeli's ability several times and won with another combos), especially considering they are not artifacts and cannot be tutored by Arcum Dagsson or protected by Darksteel Forge and Padeem. So, in order to add many new cards I decided to pick off this combo. I wouldn't want to take it far away though.

out Sanctum Gargoyle

out Chromatic StarRS

out Alhammarret's ArchiveRS

out Junk Diver

out Filigree Sages

out Shimmer Myr

Some of these cards I'll maybe return later.

in Planar BridgeRS

in Paradox EngineRS

in Vedalken Orrery

Finally I got 'em!

The bridge makes a combo with Unwinding Clock (and sometimes with Clock of Omens) while I have a lot of mana artifacts. I can tutor a permanent onto the battlefield every turn - my and each of my opponent's. I can search for a combo, or I can just make fun and search for different interesting artifacts. With Vedalken Orrery I could do almost all other things (except for activating Planeswalkers abilities and attacking) in the end of every opponent's turn (or in response, of course). It comes instead of Shimmer Myr, because he's much more vulnerable and doesn't let me to cast noncreature spells as instants. The ability cost is quite expensive and can hardly be activated as the Bridge comes into play, but I hope the Bridge combo or the Bridge itself will work as I imagine it to myself =)

in Wrath of God

in Damnation

in Supreme Verdict

The second thing I wanted to add to my deck. Just mass removal spells.

The problem is that I can't just clean the table in the turn I need it. And I need it - since I make random-turn-combos, not war. Nevinyrral's Disk and Scourglass are very slow - the Disk enters tapped (though it can be untapped by Clock of Omens, Tezzeret the Seeker , or even using Time Sieve), Scourglass can be used only during my upkeep. I also would like to put Oblivion Stone in the deck as I get this card, but it just too mush mana-expensive to immediately blow up the table. Finally, the Disk and the Stone destroy my own noncreature artifacts, which is unpleasant. So, I decided to add several spells of this sort. Just to destroy all creatures - now.

in Metalworker

Let's see how this strongly-required-in-artifacts-deck card will work.

in Vedalken Archmage

That was the only card I found that allows to draw cards for casting an artifact or for the artifact ETB trigger.

out Nomad Outpost

out Sequestered StashRS (I can hardly remember I played this land's ability)

out Rupture Spire (I just hate this card! Enters tapped and eats one mana...)

out Island

in Misty Rainforest

in Flooded Strand

in Blood CryptRS

in Steam VentsRS

I'm thinking about lands too. I've also got Windswept Heath, but at the moment I have only one white dual land (Prairie Stream), so I should gather more shocklands before.Oh, it's quite hard to think what land I need to tutor with the fetchland, considering I have only several shocks in the deck... I always forget what lands are in the deck now.

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