Somberwald Sage


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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

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

Somberwald Sage Discussion

Inkmoth on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

Fallerup: The reason for the Boreal Druid is efficiency and consistency. We need every one drop dork green has to offer, because we want to leave the early game as quickly as possible. Somberwald Sage can only be used on creatures, which isn't very useful in the grand scheme of things despite the creature based nature of the deck.

Last but not least, elves are an important sub theme and a lot of my infinite Mana loops require me to repeatedly bounce creatures and the more cost efficient they are the easier it becomes to execute the combo.

Fallerup on Yeva Draw-Grow

1 month ago

Why the Boreal Druid ? it's like, the worst green mana dork in MTG. you have so many better options. even elves that untap a land are better than that one. Somberwald Sage for example, it taps for the same mana that it costs to cast it. the only thing you lose with that one is the elf syngery, so unless that's important to you, that one is just better in my opinion. is it the mana cost? 1 mana cost vs 3? but this is a very nice deck none the less, I really liked the budget version of this as well.

Lanzo493 on Need help finding cards!

1 month ago

Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Somberwald Sage , and Karametra's Acolyte all tap for a lot of mana. In addition, you also have Gyre Engineer .

TheFanatic on Grunn

1 month ago

Looks really fun! One thing I note with this list is that your land really count is really high given the amount of dorks and land ramp you have access to. I think that you can easily go down to 35, and probably even less. I'm also a little wary of how few ways there are to give Grunn some kind of evasion. Maybe something like Loxodon Warhammer is in order.

Some other suggestions for changes:

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx is essential. It could probably replace one of the taplands or something slow like Heart of Yavimaya . If Nykthos is in, Voyaging Satyr should be too.

Rampaging Baloths seems very good given the huge amount of land ramp. Could replace Shefet Monitor .

Worldly Tutor would be great if you get get your hands on one.

Heroic Intervention is worth thinking about since you are weak to board wipes.

Evolution Charm could provide some good utility.

Life from the Loam would be good, and could become great if you max out on cycling lands.

Karametra's Acolyte , Somberwald Sage , Boreal Druid , and Priest of Titania (!!) are all dorks I don't see here. Somberwald is probably the worst of those, and Priest is probably the best given your fairly high elf density. You may want to replace your worst 4-mana land ramp spells with these cheaper dorks.

Exploration and Burgeoning are always great, but they are of course not cheap.

I'm not sold on Unstable Obelisk , Moss Diamond , or Mind Stone here, since they don't play well with your landfall backup plan and they don't provide a body to attack/block with. You could probably replace them with some of the dorks I listed above.

World Breaker is reaaaaallllyyy slow, and you don't have a way to sacrifice it. It might be a good cut.

Ulvenwald Hydra might be too slow. You already have a million land search effects, so it feels unnecessary.

Wood Elves seems like it could be cut. It just doesn't seem great since you have no way to trigger the ability again.

TeapotKing on Astral God of Preparation

2 months ago

The thing you wrote about mana sources with restrictions (like somberwald sage etc.) losing those restrictions is not true, Kruphix's ability only makes the mana colourless, any additional riders still apply. Take a look at the second ruling on Kruphix's Gatherer page. This means Somberwald Sage , Snowfall , Eldrazi Temple , and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods don't actually work as you're intending them to.

Snickles' advice is also wrong, Wastes is not a basic land type and doesn't count towards Collective Restraint's ability, see the 4th ruling for Wastes on the Gatherer.

I used to run Awakening in my Kruphix deck but I found it gives way too much advantage to everyone else at the table, so unless you're playing it deliberately for a group hug type effect, I would just run Worldly Tutor , Chord of Calling or Green Sun's Zenith as effectively a second copy of Seedborn Muse.

I would also say that Cyclonic Rift and Capsize are really must includes, I would cut Estrid's Invocation since you're only running 16 enchantments and Snowfall since it does nothing.

Icbrgr on Interesting Budget Legacy Combo

2 months ago

I cant really speak for Legacy play however; ive seen a neat Modern brew on here using Eldritch Evolution . Birds of Paradise , Somberwald Sage are some ramp... maybe undying/persist would be nice like Strangleroot Geist / Kitchen Finks or maye Thragtusk could come in handy for sacrifice fodder... Surrak, the Hunt Caller could work for a haste enabler?

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Elements EDH

2 months ago

There's 2 of your categories that need the most work... card advantage and ramp. Rocks needs to disappear altogether because neither your ramp or rock sections are how you want to ramp in Animar. Use mana dorks like Birds of Paradise , Shaman of Forgotten Ways , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Somberwald Sage , and guys like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Wood Elves (many more options). The only card I'd keep out of rocks/ramp is Utopia sprawl.

Card Advantage I'd switch Fathom Mage for Beast Whisperer. Urban Evolution and Rishkar's Expertise are really bad here, you can do a lot more with that much mana. Primordial Sage , Tishana, Voice of Thunder , Momir Vig, Simic Visionary , and Vizier of the Menagerie are all much better options.

I'd also switch your counterspells for creature versions like Stratus Dancer , Draining Whelk , Siren Stormtamer , and/or Glen Elendra Archmage .

Anyways, feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's also a bit of a hybrid that wins through combat or combo. Upvotes and/or Ideas on any of my decks is appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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