Creature — Human Druid
: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.
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|Avacyn Restored (AVR)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Somberwald Sage occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.03%
Somberwald Sage Discussion
3 weeks ago
There are a few I don't dig in this style of deck but your environment would be different from mine.
I haven't played or interacted with Anax, Hardened in the Forge yet but he seems underwhelming. 3 toughness with no evasion or combat tricks makes it seem like he hits a chump blocker for a lot and then dies. While there is a decent smattering of 4 power creatures, the satyrs don't seem worth it.
Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded might be in for the haste but his activated ability only hits 33% of your creatures, not counting the artifacts. Out of the artifacts, you might want the majority around (i.e. Nullstone Gargoyle)
Grenzo, Havoc Raiser is cute but better suited for a fast deck.
2 months ago
Looks good! These might interest you: Solidarity of Heroes, Vigor, Sporeback Troll, Hunter's Insight, Hunter's Prowess, Rishkar's Expertise, Soul's Majesty, Rite of Passage, Aspect of Hydra, Blossoming Defense, Mending Touch, Prey's Vengeance, Viridescent Wisps, Withstand Death, Urza's Incubator, Somberwald Sage
2 months ago
Alright, I have several suggestions for you and I don't want to appear overly critical. The main thing I'm noticing that needs work is your choice of non-creature spells... most of those effects you want on a body in Animar (i.e. ramp, removal, etc.)
Also worth asking... are you avoiding infinite combos on purpose? Want to ask before I suggest any.
Land Untap/Alternative Ramp: Cloud of Faeries and Stadium Vendors won't go infinite in your current build. Peregrine Drake will with Temur Sabertooth. On that note, consider Equilibrium as another bounce option.
Draw: Primordial Sage and Soul of the Harvest are your best repeatable draw (that you don't already run.). Tishana, Voice of Thunder is worth including also and Vizier of the Menagerie is amazing here as well.
Tutor: Fierce Empath
Let me know if you're picking up what I'm putting down... I can help suggest cuts (mainly from your high cmc non-creatures like Doubling Season, Primal Vigor, Zendikar Resurgent and your current non-creature ramp). In the meantime, feel free to check out my list for ideas... it's not budget friendly as a whole but still got plenty of options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid
2 months ago
Maybe cut avenger because you're only running new cradle and any other way to abuse tokens? I know you mentioned in the group chat you want to win through overrun, but with a non-token, timmy, based commander, you should just win through beating face.
Why is Arcane lighthosue in the deck, what do you need to target of your opponents?
Cut Rhonas's Monument for another land, Yavimaya Hollow , a forest, or any other good utility land such as Miren, the Moaning Well . Maybe Deserted Temple to untap new cradle and nykthos? You had land issues (although I havent played against you enough to know) and monument isn't impactful enough.
Cut steel helkite for Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , other ulamog, or World Breaker . Both are cast triggers (as you so how crucial that was against blue), worldbreaker is recurable and colorless (for those rare, relevant moments). I understand helkite's appeal but I feel having to connect and pay mana on top of having to wait a turn assuming no haste, assuming you even have enough mana afterwards.
While this is a harder cut, it depends on the meta I suppose, cut Spearbreaker Behemoth for Boundless Realms / Traverse the Outlands . Behemoth is nice, but exile, sac and bounce effects are all prevalent in the meta.
Cut Omnath, Locus of Mana for Greenwarden of Murasa ? Not sure of what to add for this cut or the following cuts.... Recursion is nice, gives you a benefit to it's death as well (synergy with miren moaning well). Other good options of recursion include Creeping Renaissance , Seasons Past or even Preator's Counsel. Omnath does nothing at all except be a mana sink. Recursion is nice to rebuild after a wipe
Cut Apex Altisaur for Terastodon - All that mana to kill 1-2 creatures? Eh. Granted Terastodon isn't much different. Like I said, these last few cuts are flexible. But I've always had a soft spot for him.
Maybe a Dryad Arbor to synergize with G-Sun?
2 months ago
Hey man , First off I'd ditch three basic lands for the following:
Sarkhan Unbroken - Great for card draw + mana-fixing and pumping out Dragon Tokens.
Dragonlord Atarka - because he is a total Boss, great for blowing up Walker's and acts as an extra Wincon.
Cyclonic Rift Get a good board state happening and Cyclonic wins games.
You will probably need some more Enchantment/Artifact hate too so you don't get shut down by Stax effects:
Surrak be all about the Creatures winning you the game..I'd add around there more mana dorks cause you gotta ramp for the big guys to hit the table early, drop six Instants and Sorceries. Talking about dudes like Elvish Mystic , Somberwald Sage , Birds of Paradise .
Hope that helped, look forward to playing against the deck bro :D
2 months ago
Kamahl, Fist of Krosa might be to your liking. These too: Somberwald Sage , Faeburrow Elder , Elvish Rejuvenator , Ulvenwald Hydra , Emeria, The Sky Ruin , Cauldron of Souls , Wall of Omens , Fierce Empath , Woodland Bellower , Amulet of Vigor , Lotus Cobra , Stone-Seeder Hierophant , Aviary Mechanic , Oketra's Monument , Pearl Medallion
2 months ago
Cool idea! You might like these: Somberwald Sage , Draining Whelk , Venser, Shaper Savant , Flametongue Kavu , Balefire Dragon , Ulvenwald Tracker , Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir , Seedborn Muse , Stunt Double , Master Biomancer , Riku of Two Reflections , Wild Beastmaster , Ogre Battledriver , Cauldron of Souls , Colfenor's Urn , Storm the Citadel
3 months ago
Hmmm ... I think you could use some turn one mana dorks ( Llanowar Elves / Arbor Elf ). For instance, getting a Somberwald Sage out turn two to setup a potential turn three Shalai, Voice of Plenty / Regal Behemoth /X hydra/serpent can be backbreaking for your opponent. Or simply a turn two Managorger Hydra could go a long way. Speaking of hydras, Voracious Hydra can double as a removal spell or potentially be the biggest creature in your deck. Also, have you considered Life's Legacy or Momentous Fall as an option to refill your hand? Hope this helps.