Somberwald Sage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Somberwald Sage

Creature — Human Druid

{T}: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.

Somberwald Sage Discussion

multimedia on Gruul

2 weeks ago

Hey, if you can only afford this deck or the Rat one than my advice is choose this deck. I see Xenagos, God of Revels ; he's a much better Gruul Commander than Nikya. He does a hell of a lot more smashing if that's what you want. If you're going to buy and assemble only one deck then make it count and use a good Commander. I don't see a reason to use a worse Commander in Nikya if you already have or are planning to get a much better card and Commander in Xenagos :)

There's several cards here already that can work well in a deck with Xenagos: Ibex, Vorinclex, Fauna, Forgotten Ways, Empath, Tribe-Elder, Goreclaw, Rhythm, Bane, Nylea, Ruric, Soul, Wood Elves, Vizier, Behemoth, Muse, Hellkite, Forerunners, Farhaven, Whisperer, Genesis, Zhur-Taa.

Consider adding a few budget cards that have excellent interaction with him:

You already have several good support cards for a deck with Xenagos. Ramp is good with him; other budget support cards to consider:

If you like the idea of Xenagos instead of Nikya then I can further help you to make changes and cuts.

Good luck with your deck.

Last_Laugh on Biggest Bois: Rebuild

3 weeks ago

Biggest thing you need to switch here is your ramp. Kodama's Reach type ramp and mana rocks are not the way to go here. Replace them with cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder , Wood Elves , Beastcaller Savant , Birds of Paradise , Bloom Tender , Rattleclaw Mystic , Somberwald Sage , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , and/or Selvala, Heart of the Wilds .

Next is card draw. Beast Whisperer , Soul of the Harvest , Primordial Sage , and Glimpse of Nature are really good draw effects here. I'd also make room for Vizier of the Menagerie for his pseudo draw and mana fixing.

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's focused more on bounce and combo but it should still help with creature versions of different effects. Feedback, Upvotes, and/or Ideas on any of my decklists is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

multimedia on Xenagos' Stompy Stampede

3 weeks ago

Hey, looks good for your first Commander deck there's several great cards here, nice Survival and Taiga :)

New Commander players sometimes fall into the trap of the more high mana cost creatures you play the better the deck is. When in reality "less is more" when it comes to big creatures especially since you have the high budget to include creature tutors and already have Survival. Sneak, Quicksliver and Piper can bypass the casting costs of high CMC creatures and that's good, but these are only three cards in the entire deck that do this and that's a problem for how the overall deck is built.

What is the backup plan to be able to cast 27 6-12 drop creatures if you don't draw Sneak, Quicksilver or Piper? My advice is cut a huge amount of these creatures to include more ramp and more tutors. Keep the 10 most impactful big creatures with Xenagos's +X-+X and haste ability:

  • Etali
  • Omnivore
  • Scourge
  • Vorinclex
  • Stonehoof
  • Blightsteel
  • Ulamog Gyre
  • Hellkite Tyrant
  • Balefire
  • Ghalta, Primal Hunger

Even 10 of these high CMC creatures is a lot. The avg. CMC of the deck is 4.9, this is very high. Cutting a large number of the other 27+ high CMC creatures/cards will reduce this number a lot making game play smoother.

There's already a small ramp strategy here with the centerpiece being Selvala. Consider expanding on ramp?

Ramp is the backup plan to help to be able to cast the big creatures or tutors such as Green Sun's Zenith . It also helps to get Xenagos into play faster which will make the overall deck better.

Tutors and draw to consider adding:

Lands to consider adding:

Good luck with your deck.

Lanzo493 on Drowning In Dragons

3 weeks ago

As for what you need to make this deck faster, you need mana ramp above all else. That is essential. Circuitous Route , Explosive Vegetation , Savage Ventmaw , Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Fyndhorn Elves , Sol Ring , Worn Powerstone , Gruul Signet , Dragonlord's Servant , Somberwald Sage , Whisperer of the Wilds , Krosan Drover , Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma , Hedron Archive and Gilded Lotus are all great options.

Now for cards that deal with what your opponents are doing. Decimate , Hull Breach , and Blasphemous Act are great.

Now for cards that can kill your opponents quickly. Utvara Hellkite , Moonveil Dragon , Balefire Dragon , and Inquisitor's Flail can do the job. That last artifact will take some explaining. If you equip it to Atarka, Atarka can kill any opponent in one combat if they can't block him because they will take 24 commander damage.

Here's my best suggestion. Google Atarka edhrec. is an awesome website for seeing what the most popular cards are for different commanders based off of the decks people have made and uploaded to the website. That's where I got most of my suggestions for you from (that, and I have my own Atarka EDH deck).

Last_Laugh on Animarniacs!!!

3 weeks ago

I love Animar... it's a weird relationship. I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category. I'd suggest dropping several of your non-creature spells to find room for similar abilities on legs.

Card Draw: Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , and Glimpse of Nature if it's in your budget.

Ramp: Sakura-Tribe Elder , Somberwald Sage , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , and Rishkar, Peema Renegade . Beastcaller Savant also works like any morph/eldrazi for Cloudstone combos. Bloom Tender is amazing if you can afford one.

Counter Doubling: Pir, Imaginative Rascal .

Turn 2 Animar: Wild Cantor and Exploration .

Haste Enablers: Ogre Battledriver and Urabrask the Hidden . Turns all your mana dorks into Cloudstone combo pieces and everything else into immediate threats.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of the Elements

4 weeks ago

First off, good job keeping your avg. cmc down. I do however have lots of recommendations. Several non-creatures you have need to be replaced with creature versions and there's some creatures and your planewalker here that don't fit the deck very well. I'll try to break it down by category.

Draw: Drop - Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Soul's Majesty, Brainstorm, Humble Defector, and Shamanic Revelation. Add - Beast Whisperer , Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , and Glimpse of Nature if it's in your budget. Garruk's Packleader may be an option too.

Ramp: Drop - Sword of the Animist, Chromatic Lantern, Mox Amber, and Iron/Silver Myr. Add - Rattleclaw Mystic , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Somberwald Sage , Sylvan Caryatid , and Wood Elves . Also, Exploration it's in your budget.

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Somberwald Sage occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0,49%

Green: 0,08%

RG (Gruul): 0,21%

RUG (Temur): 0,2%

BRG (Jund): 0,11%