Sage of Fables

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Uncommon

Combos Browse all

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.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts

MOR

Ebay

Recent Decks

Load more

Sage of Fables Discussion

slim_chanc3 on Smile and Wave Boys

1 day ago

Have you thought about running some more protection for Marchesa? Sage of Fables, Metallic Mimic, Vigean Graftmage? They all make it so Marchesa comes in with a +1/+1 counter. Then her ability protects herself. Regardless of life totals for dethrone, exiles, and board wipes.

slim_chanc3 on Marchesa, The Roses' Thorn

1 week ago

Vigean Graftmage is the best in my opinion. Most importantly you can field it before you ever cast Marchesa, then just have her protected so long as you have sac outlets. Novijen Sages is nice because you can draw a card and graft 1 or just graft 3 if you don't need the draw. His 6CMC is rough, I would not run him if you still want to rely on swinging. Helium Squirter gets a lot of hate because you have to pay 1 to use his ability and you cannot cast him before Marchesa. I like him though when I know my turn 3/turn 4 Marchesa would get hated off the field: I wait till I have the 5 mana for it, then cast Marchesa the following turn. If, somehow she has haste, I can spend that 1 extra I have to give her flying and she swings for 5 (assuming dethrone) and flying. Cytoplast Manipulator is what gets a lot of people excited. I don't like that I need lots of blue mana at the ready to use him an he needs haste to be really effective against your enemies. Also, if his 1 counter is always being used to steal creatures then he's not putting counters on your things. With you Metallic Mimic, Sage of Fables, and Unspeakable Symbol you're already halfway there in my opinion. It just depends on how you want to try to win.

Jesness on The Further Proliferation of Bad Ideas

1 week ago

This looks awesome so far. I like the small spells, fat creatures approach.

If you have room for another colorless land, Novijen, Heart of Progress makes an alright secondary Gavony Township. Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker are also colorless and don't trigger your commander, but they're just freakin' sweet if you can proliferate them... maybe with a Fuel for the Cause.

Sage of Fables, Zameck Guildmage, or Novijen Sages might be worth it if you need more funky card draw, and Spike Weaver might be good if you are slower and need a fog effect.

On the other hand, if you wanna go fast, I think a great finisher could be Champion of Lambholt. Retribution of the Ancients is also an amazing way to pick off creatures for one mana.

Finally, some of my favorite janky build-around cards of all time, the counter enablers - Abzan Falconer, Abzan Battle Priest, Ivorytusk Fortress, Mer-Ek Nightblade, Tuskguard Captain, Bramblewood Paragon, etc. These won't make your deck better, but maybe more fun. Big, fun, fat, lifelinky, flying, deathtouchy, tramply 10/10s.

You pretty much already nailed it though. Good stuff as always.

DrkNinja on Army of Atlantis

1 month ago

Tamiyo doesn't really do anything in this deck; Play Future Sight instead of Magus, it's harder to deal with; Run counter spell instead of Hindering light, you know you'd rather counter that Wrath; Riptide Director is a worse Azami, Sage of Fables however buffs most of your dudes and allows for some interesting things; If you are gonna run Mystical tutor play an instant or sorcery worth it being in the deck for.

Cards worth adding:

Some cards that are maybes:

golgariizzet on Tishana Merfolk Tribal

1 month ago

Cosi's Trickster, Deepchannel Mentor because most of your creatures are blue.Sage of Fables, Streambed Aquitects, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Wanderwine Prophets and Chord of Calling it is great for tapping out all your creatures and making wake thrasher huge. just some thoughts.

Frank_Glascock on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

1 month ago

I went through the update.

  1. I have been very close to putting Necropotence into the deck. I just think getting to triple black may be tough. The cut would be Rhystic Study. What do you think?

  2. Riptide Director is getting cut for Glen Elendra Archmage. This has always been one if my pet cards.

  3. I slotted in Merchant of Secrets for Sage of Fables.

  4. Mistbind Clique is going in for Master of Waves.

  5. You threw me a curve with Sensei's Divining Top. I guess Preordain is going to have whipflash.

Frank_Glascock on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

1 month ago

Thanks for the quick response.

  1. Was I right that Ghostly Flicker/Dualcaster Mage cuts one blue from the combo casting cost? Is there any advantage to Ghostly Flicker over Rite of Replication besides mana cost reduction?

I may cut Sage of Fables and keep Master of Waves. It is so close that if I still had Glen Elendra Archmage I might keep Sage of Fables. I play almost half my games against the other 2017 decks which seem to lean toward heavy aggro even when optimized. A slow start and being the focal point of attacks is usually enough.

  1. Did Master of Waves provide a good source of blockers?
Load more