Sage's Dousing


Format Legality
Pre-release 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
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Uncommon

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Sage's Dousing

Tribal Instant — Wizard

Counter target spell unless its controller pays (3). If you control a Wizard, draw a card.

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Sage's Dousing Discussion

Sombrereo on Esper Wizards [updated sideboard]

4 months ago

I'm glad you like my deck, thanks for your suggestions! :)

Sage of Epityr was a pretty recent addition so adding some Polluted Deltas sounds like a great idea.

I've tested Stonybrook Banneret in earlier versions but I don't like it for some reasons:

  • I already have plenty to do on turn 2. I'd like to get Metallic Mimic out before I play any other wizards and I'm also trying to get card draw going with Dark Confidant. In certain matchups I want to play a Meddling Mage asap, while Voidmage Prodigy has priority against other decks.
  • It doesn't actually provide discount on many Wizards: only 12/30 have their cost lowered while the effect doesn't even come in handy when i'm putting creatures onto the battlefield with Aether Vial.
  • In a deck where the discount effect has great impact, you'd like to have that type of effect every game. In this build however, drawing multiple Stonybrook Bannerets doesn't do aynthing.

Sage's Dousing needs some more testing imo. Lowering the creature count makes Aether Vial worse and it doesn't come in handy until turn 3 so I don't want to play too many. It is card advantage + control however, so it's on point with the strategy of this deck.

Pieguy396 on Esper Wizards [updated sideboard]

4 months ago

Hey there! Awesome deck - I've had a Wizards deck saved on my phone for a little bit, and I love your implementation. Have you considered Stonybrook Banneret at all? What about Sage's Dousing? I find that they're both rather strong cards in a Wizards deck. Also, I might consider adding in a couple of Polluted Deltas to maximize the effectiveness of Sage of Epityr.

Zeviander on Mono-Blue Wizards

7 months ago

@Pernicious_Dude: I actually pulled out the two Vedalken AEthermage's from the list for more Voidmage Prodigy, haha.

I haven't actually put the deck together yet, but I'm hoping for it to be a bit of a fun toolbox that exemplifies Blue. My kitchen table group doesn't give much time to that side of the wedge wheel, and I've always been a blue mage at heart.

I'm just looking for something with variety and maybe some neat synergy. Something that irritates their plans without being a horrible person, and still possibly get some wins.

Azami, Lady of Scrolls and Sage's Dousing would definitely solve my lack of card draw.

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. I'm definitely going to play around with the deck and sub things out once I establish a baseline of how it performs.

Pernicious_Dude on Mono-Blue Wizards

7 months ago

If you can get ahold of one, Azami, Lady of Scrolls would be amazing in a deck like this! I also recommend Vedalken AEthermage since wizardcycling helps ease the pain of having only 1 or 2 of most of your wizards, and lets you play a toolbox style deck. Sage's Dousing is also pretty strong here if you're looking for more counterspells.

I like seeing Apprentice Wizard for unexpected ramp, and I'm also a sucker for any deck that uses Rune Snag. The morph sub theme is cool too - just enough to keep people guessing.

Does High Tide do a lot for you? I don't see many ways to take advantage of it.

ibstudent2200 on The Trinisphere - Episode 6 ...

8 months ago

@Squire1 UR isn't particularly good at answering threats once they're on the board, and playing draw-go with Jhoira seems fine. You can just suspend your haymakers on an opponent's end step if you didn't need to counter anything, and most of your threats are going to be so powerful that they won't need much to protect them.

@NickyBolas Here's a list of soft counters I think are reasonable in EDH:

My problem with Mental Misstep is that I always feel relieved to see a target for it, which usually indicates that the answer is too narrow.

sepharus30 on Wizards of the Blind Eternities

1 year ago

Wizards are awesome. You can have a lot of fun with flavor and make a great deck. This seems like it is trying to do too much though. If the hundred card thing is part of a rule you have with your play group or something by all means continue. But this almost seems like it is a commander deck without the commander benefits. Stonybrook Banneret helps makes the wizards cheaper and using Sage's Dousing gives you counters and draw power. You're also running almost 4 times as many lands as creatures or Sorcery. You don't need memnarch unless your group is very artifact heavy. You really should just make some edits and make it a commander deck and use like Baral, Chief of Compliance as the commander and make a control deck. I'm just confused is all.

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