Sage of Fables

Sage of Fables

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Each other Wizard creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Draw a card.

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Uncommon

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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
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sage of Fables occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Sage of Fables Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, the black rose edh

1 day ago

I have a few suggestions for ya.

Chaos Warp is Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far.

Spark Double copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the 2 copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Metallic Mimic is used to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Can also immediately protect Marchesa. Just sac and rename the creature type as needed.

Sage of Fables helps abuse wizard etb/death triggers and immediately protects Marchesa. It's also an infinite combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound.

As far as creatures go... I'd try to lower the amount of 5+ drops that you have... feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Robot Army

5 days ago

Nice deck, I do have a few suggestions though.

First, Spark Double feels like it was custom made for Marchesa. It copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and the copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Baleful Strix is definitely worth including.

Metallic Mimic can be used to abuse an etb/death trigger on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Just sac to reset the creature type as needed. Can also name human or wizard to immediately protect Marchesa.

Sage of Fables immediately protects Marchesa and it's an infinite combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound. The draw ability is nice too.

Glen Elendra Archmage - Not an artifact... but your best counterspell in Marchesa by a long shot. Also infinitely combos with Mikaeus + Goblin Bombardment.

Diabolic Intent is arguably better than Demonic Tutor here.

Midnight Reaper in addition to Grim Haruspex.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not modular Marchesa but it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and you may find something you like. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, the Thief of Multiplayer

2 weeks ago

Suggested Additions -

Spark Double - Copies Marchesa 100% of games. Double dethrone, 2 Marchesas protecting each other, and the copy enters immediately protecting itself.

Drana, Liberator of Malakir - Essentially Commander #2 for you here. Reliably gets counters to your team without worrying about the Throne.

Glen Elendra Archmage / Goblin Bombardment - Best counterspell you can add here. Goblin Bombardment + Glen Elendra also enables an infinite combo with Mikaeus.

Midnight Reaper / Grim Haruspex - Amazing draw engines here.

Sadistic Hypnotist / Oona's Blackguard - Discard helps seal up games tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

Sage of Fables - Immediately protects Marchesa, allows you to abuse wizard etb/death triggers every turn, and it enables an infinite combo with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound. (See my list for explanations on both infinite combos I mentioned)

Last One Standing / Jokulhaups - More efficient boardwipes.

I can keep going on both additions and cuts... just let me know you're picking up what I'm putting down. Feel free to check out my list for ideas, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Marchessa, The Black Rose

3 weeks ago

I've been playing Marchesa for over 5 years now and I have several suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category.

Enchantment Removal: Chaos Warp 100% deserves a spot here. Don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Draw: Midnight Reaper , Baleful Strix , and Skullclamp .

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist . Discard helps seal up games tighter than a dolphin's butthole.

Tutor: Diabolic Intent is arguably better than Demonic Tutor here.

Combo Pieces: Ashnod's Altar

Ashnod's Altar + Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage of Fables for infinite damage and card draw.

1: Sac Flayer to Altar for , Flayer immediately comes back with a +1+1 counter and hits anything for 5.

2: Use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's +1+1 counter and draw a card.

3: Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead!

Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down... I can suggest cuts. In the meantime, feel free to check out my list, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Last_Laugh on Lie, Steal, Cheat, and SURVIVE!

3 weeks ago

Why no Sage of Fables my man? It does 3 very impactful things here... 1: It immediately protects wizards (i.e. Marchesa) and makes wizard etb/death triggers very abuseable, 2: It actually makes for decent card draw, and 3: It's a combo piece with Flayer of the Hatebound and Ashnod's Altar .

  1. Sac Flayer to Ashnod's and float the . Flayer immediately re-enters from Undying and hits someone for 5.

  2. Use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's counter and draw a card. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them Upvotes are appreciated.

Last_Laugh on steallin' n' killin'

1 month ago

Also, Sage of Fables . It helps immediately protect wizards (i.e. Marchesa). it draws cards, and it's a combo piece. Flayer of the Hatebound + Ashnod's Altar + Sage of Fables = infinite card draw and damage.

  1. Sac Flayer to Altar and float the .

  2. Flayer immediately reenters from Undying and hits someone for 5.

  3. Use the floating with Sage to remove Flayer's counter and draw a card. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

Last_Laugh on rebuild Rebuild REBUILD

1 month ago

Chaos Warp is a necessity here. Don't let problematic enchantments like Rest in Peace or Solemnity wreck your day.

Spark Double - Feels like it was custom made specifically for Marchesa. Copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Sage of Fables - Immediately protects Marchesa, provides card draw, and it's a combo piece. Ashnod's Altar + Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage of Fables = infinite damage and card draw.

Sac Flayer to Altar and float the

Flayer immediately reenters from Undying and hits someone for 5

Use the floating to remove Flayer's counter and draw a card with Sage. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Seventy7INa45 on Affinity for EDH - Marchesa the Black Rose

1 month ago

Last_Laugh - Thanks for the feedback, I appreciate you taking the time to offer suggestions.

Spark Double and Diabolic Intent are solid suggestions, I will find room to include those, thank you!

Metallic Mimic was something I thought about including, because at face value it seems like it would interact well with Marchesa. Problem is, the most common creature type I have is construct, and that’s less than 1/3 of my overall creature count. I could see it being very good situationally (i.e. I have a few constructs in my hand, or a way to get them) but I saw it sitting on the board not doing much otherwise.

Ashnod's Altar is good overall; I use it in a lot of my other decks. I went with Ironworks since most of my creatures are artifacts anyway. Probably worth including both to be more consistent, also might be worth looking at Phyrexian Altar as well.

Sage of Fables seems good for instant Marchesa protection. I currently just have Guildmages' Forum and Forge of Heroes as instant +1/+1 counters for Marchesa, so I'll take a look at finding room for another if I find I consistently need it.

Flayer, Sage, and Altar seems like a cute combo to use to end the game, and powerful, but also doesn’t fit with the artifact based Marchesa deck I was going for. Stacking modular counters is a sub goal of the deck, and I can’t put counters on Flayer or Sage without something like Phyrexian Scriptures or Mycosynth Lattice . Same with Vindictive Lich

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