Sage Owl

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Eighth Edition (8ED) Common
Seventh Edition (7ED) Common
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Common
Weatherlight (WTH) Common

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Sage Owl

Creature — Bird

Flying

When Sage Owl enters the battlefield, look at the top four cards of your library, then put them back in any order.

Sage Owl Discussion

Kjartan on Blue/White Flyers

2 months ago

I don't see any appeal in Sage Owl when you could just be filling up your Faerie Seer s

Jace's Phantasm seems kinda underpowered when you have no way to interact with your opponent,s library. They could be two more Mausoleum Wanderer perhaps.

Pride of the Clouds is good if you're going all-in on flying, but you could also change this to a spirit tribal deck. You're pretty close it already.

dingusdingo on Topdecking in Izzet

3 months ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

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If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

Gadianten on Bird Tribal Attempt with +1/+1 counters

7 months ago

I love tribal decks and I have only seen a couple of bird decks but not any that build around counters and with the built in evasion that seems a pretty viable way to run them; I think a few of the picks are sub optimal so I compiled a some bird choices that might be interesting depending on how your meta is built. I also think you could stand to some more card draw to help fuel the tribal beat down, all in all I think this looks fun and I will enjoy seeing it evolve as you tweak it over time. +1

Cheap useful birds: Baleful Strix , Judge's Familiar , River Hoopoe , Sage Owl , Spire Owl , Stormscape Familiar , Thrummingbird

Interesting and useful birds: Aven Sunstriker , Wingmate Roc , Kathari Remnant , Lieutenant Kirtar , Nimble Obstructionist

Birds matter: Kangee, Aerie Keeper , Keeper of the Nine Gales , Crookclaw Elder

Tribal stuff: Door of Destinies

Non creature draw: Guardian Project , Greater Good

Fun stuff: Battle Screech , Beck / Call

Ozmond on Yuriko, the Tiger's Insidious Dreams

7 months ago

@Control_Train:Thanks for the reply, I really appreciate you sharing your experience with Yuriko; I've only played a few games with her, she can be quite brutal and generates significant hate (and respect).

More cards for your consideration: - Sage Owl or Spire Owl - Diabolic Vision

hudsonw on Go Ninja, Go Ninja GO!

8 months ago

I found the secret to a quicker Yuriko deck is top deck manipulation. Here is my package for that: 1x Augury Owl 1x Insidious Dreams 1x Lim-Dul's Vault 1x Mystical Tutor 1x Personal Tutor 1x Sage Owl 1x Sensei's Divining Top 1x Vampiric Tutor

I would definitely swap out your Diabolic Tutor for at least Mystical tutor, and budget depending, the other 2 I listed as well. Maybe Crystal Ball but I find it too slow.

You could also focus the deck more by taking out the graveyard recur. I would also add more 1 cmc unblockables to enable all your ninjustu ninjas. Here's my decklist: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hits-you-with-ninjutsu-yuriko-edh/ It's very focused on what Yuriko wants to do.

triproberts12 on Yuriko ninja

10 months ago

Vampiric Tutor is the #1 card you could put in to improve the deck. Diabolic Vision is an excellent cantrip. Temporal Trespass is the best extra turn spell you could ask for, since the CMC is an upside. Same goes for Curtains' Call and Avatar of Woe . Insidious Dreams and Ancestral Knowledge are extra Doomsdays. Unnatural Selection is an extra creature-type changer. Emrakul, the Promised End is a good eldrazi of choice, since you'll actually be able to cast it if you tutor it to the top of your library. Trench Gorger is a good late game card, since it does triple duty acting as a huge beater, high-CMC target, and deck-thinner. For little guys, Tormented Soul , Triton Shorestalker , Faerie Impostor , Prickly Boggart , Vampire Cutthroat , Looter il-Kor , Nether Traitor , Flitterstep Eidolon , Thalakos Seer , Baleful Strix , Augury Owl , Spire Owl , and Sage Owl are better than some of your choices,

lamocomp1 on Yuriko, the Doomsday Shadow

1 year ago

Jonas_Poponas how is Sleep perfoming for you? Agreed on Bident/Piracy matter - mostly, because Vandalblast is a thing.

I think you can improve some of the evasive creatures you use for ninjutsu.

Out:

Looter il-Kor - you don't rely on him dealing combat damage anyway

Inkfathom Witch - I was playing it, but i have dimir zombies in my playgroup and it just does nothing against them

Prickly Boggart - same problem as witch

Cavern Harpy - how is it working for you? i feel the fact you can't sometimes drop it turn 2 sucks

In:

Sage Owl

Spire Owl

Thalakos Seer

Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive

All of them are evasive, but do smthing when you use them as ninjutsu fodder, except Tetsuko, which gives Yuriko and couple of ninjas unblockable.

PS Ninjas and Owls - my Yuriko version, similar idea, less budget:)

DixNine on Yuriko Ninja, Go Ninja, GO!

1 year ago

Have you thought about Thalakos Seer and Insidious Dreams?

Insidious Dreams is arguable better finisher than Doomsday. Thalakos Seer has shadow and payoff when ninjutsu is used on it.

There are some useful changelings (they are ninjas), like: Amoeboid Changeling, Shapesharer, Cairn Wanderer and maybe even Skeletal Changeling

Notable mentions Spire Owl, Sage Owl and Augury Owl

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