Sage of Fables


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Morningtide Uncommon

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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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Sage of Fables Discussion

TheDarkSlayer21 on Maleficent

2 weeks ago

The reason why I don't run Gray Merchant of Asphodel is because I don't feel that it will do that much damage to people. Keep in mind, this is a three color deck, and unless I have Necropotence or Mikaeus, the Unhallowed on the battlefield, it wouldn't do too much. Also, the more people that are playing, the more life i would be gaining. And as of now, I have a good balance of life gain whereby I can keep myself from being at the highest life total. Honestly, that card would probably break Marchesa's mechanic.

And I don't really care for Metallic Mimic or Sage of Fables, I don't have a lot of the same creature type in this deck. The one I have the most of are wizards, and I only have 6 of them (Including my commander). So it's simply not worth it. I find that most, if not all the time, I have no issue putting counters on my creatures. I'm pretty much always NOT at the highest life total.

Last_Laugh on Maleficent

2 weeks ago

Also, Metallic Mimic and Sage of Fables are nice for abusing etb/ltb effects on everyone's turns instead of just once per turn cycle.

Spirits on Brawny Breya - EDH

3 weeks ago


1) Breya, Etherium Shaper + Ashnod's Altar + Eldrazi Displacer | Infinite Damage or Life

Krark-Clan Ironworks >> Ashnod's Altar

Nim Deathmantle >> Eldrazi Displacer

Grand Architect >> Ashnod's Altar (Grand Architect + Pili-Pala is Infinite Mana)

2) Thopter Foundry + Ashnod's Altar + Sword of the Meek | Infinite Life + Infinite Mana + Breya, Etherium Shaper Infinite Damage

Krark-Clan Ironworks >> Ashnod's Altar

3) Sharuum the Hegemon + Phyrexian Metamorph + Disciple of the Vault | Infinite Damage

Sculpting Steel can sub in for Phyrexian Metamorph

4) Time Sieve + Thopter Assembly | Infinite Turns

Other janky cards you could abuse

Auriok Salvagers with CMC0 mana sources

Doomsday to pull combo like Auriok Salvagers or Labratory Maniac

Behold the Beyond same as Doomsday

Show and Tell + Omniscience combos with Enter the Infinite and Labratory Maniac

Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables combos with Ashnod's Altar for infinite mana

Worldgorger Dragon

Mindslaver with Goblin Welder and Thopter Spy Network or other things


1) Necropotence into your combo pieces

2) Ad Nauseam into your combo pieces

3) Lim-Dul's Vault into your combo pieces

Some ideas.

Spirits on Mizzix, the Storm EDH

1 month ago

Hi xSHAMUSx, Contagion Engine is respectable, the -1/-1 is nice for defense. The proliferate 2 is nice. The main reason I don't play it is the CMC6 and the Activate 4. If I have 10 mana at my disposal, I should already have enough Experience and have pulled a combo. CMC10 is just too slow and too steep a cost for me.

Do you have a base deck build started yet? Didn't see it on your profile. Are you planning on running Mizzix of the Izmagnus as your commander or Arjun, the Shifting Flame?

Izzet has a tough time pulling creatures, ie: Arjun, the Shifting Flame.

Some recommendations might be:

Blue Sun's Zenith, Brain Freeze, Stroke of Genius, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Jushi Apprentice, Enter the Infinite + Laboratory Maniac, Show and Tell + Omniscience, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Ambassador Laquatus, Grindclock, Millstone, Mind's Eye, Beacon of Tomorrows, Windfall, Wheel of Fortune, Reforge the Soul, Jace, Memory Adept, Memory Erosion, Dreamborn Muse, Jace's Archivist, Altar of Dementia + Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables, Altar of the Brood, Keening Stone, Mesmeric Orb, Mindcrank, Increasing Confusion, Tunnel Vision + Jace, the Mind Sculptor (Using his +2).

Would have to put together a preliminary build. Would need 1) Some way to survive since you'll pull threat from at least one player 2) Some way to go fast, cheap mana rocks etc to push into the big creatures.

Sorry if I duplicated any there, a couple good combos in there.

I should warn you though, in 4 player commander, it may be tough to mill all 3 opponents, you could do it, but may not be consistent. I think has better mill/control because of the .

Immortalized on Curb Your Enthusiasm: Competitive EDH. Help Pls.

1 month ago

Or grand arbiter. . . ugh. I would second adding in glen elendra in, as it's a powerful effect just being able to say you can counter with evidence. That being said, one of the best things to pair with the archmage is plus counters, as they make the effect even more repeatable, and nothing is better to this end than Sage of Fables. also, your creatures that copy could copy the mage, use the effect, and copy something else upon persist trigger. This card has almost no downside.

Abres_Tenelles on Budget Kraj

1 month ago

Counters are always fun!

You might like Novijen Sages, Sage of Fables & Zameck Guildmage for turning them into cards.

Untap ability creatures would allow even more shenanigans with Experiment Kraj too.

Such as Gilder Bairn, Pili-Pala, Leech Bonder, Umbral Mantle, or Merrow Wavebreakers.

Spirits on Mizzix of the Izmagnus - EDH

1 month ago

Fellow Mizzix of the Izmagnus player, Mizzix, the Storm. +1

Lot's of fun stuff in here, do you find you play fast enough to be competitive?

I've found Tezzeret's Gambit generally will get me 2 Experience. Plus a minor card advantage too.

Blue Sun's Zenith is still pretty good, even without Infinite built into the deck, however, you do have a Ashnod's Altar so maybe a Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables might be a viable option.

Jace's Ingenuity could be a Plea for Power, might not always get you three cards, but the extra turn is nice too.

Bet you have some interesting and wild and wooly commander games with Eye of the Storm.

Izzet Signet might be a better mana rock instead of Worn Powerstone.

Nice Deck.

Abres_Tenelles on Atraxa, Karadors' Voice

1 month ago

It's shame you had to remodel Karador, Ghost Chieftain because of graveyard hate. But this is a cool looking list!

Is Vorel of the Hull Clade any use for exploding the number of counters on a permanent?

Also Novijen Sages or Sage of Fables for turning counters into cards?

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