Fathom Mage

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Dandan Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Judge's Tower Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Fathom Mage

Creature — Human Wizard

Evolve (Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, if that creature has greater power or toughness than this creature, put a +1/+1 counter on this creature.)

Whenever a +1/+1 counter is placed on this, you may draw a card.

DemonDragonJ on Kalonian Hydra or Bristly Bill?

1 month ago

Last_Laugh, I prefer Fathom Mage over Danny Pink, since her ability has no limit to the number of times that it can trigger, and I actually would very much like to put Magistrate's Scepter in place of Otherworld Atlas, but the first ability simply costs too much mana to activate.

We_Are_Legion on Moth Mania

2 months ago

Fathom Mage is silly.

SteelSentry on Improve my Magus Lucea Kane …

2 months ago

Welcome to both Commander and the Genestealers! I have a deck very similar to this, since the Tyranid precon is perfectly fine out of the box. On a budget, the land base is definitely top priority; I see you're not running any guild signets (Izzet, Simic, Gruul) which on top of ramp can also fix your colors depending on what color balance you end up having. On that topic, with a budget manabase, you may have to part ways with some of the more color intensive spells, as they might get stuck in your hand, and your general only produces colorless. Tribute to the World Tree, Diviner's Portent, etc. having three of the same symbol can be rough on a budget manabase. Fathom Mage is a pretty good draw engine, and you could replace a big burst draw spell with a small burst spell like Quick Study which is better early game and perfectly fine later. I also like Abundance which was in the precon. Shigeki, Jukai Visionary is a card I'm happy to draw every time I see him; he blocks, he ramps, he regrowths, he slices, he dices!

If you're looking for cuts for other cards, two that jumped out that I cut from mine are Bone Sabres and Hierophant Bio-Titan. They're alright if you're already winning, but often I'd rather have anything else than one more big creature.

LightEntropy on Infectious Angel/toxic Horror

1 year ago

Do you plan to add any basic lands? Thirsting Roots can be a fast proliferate for cards like Pentad Prism or Fertilid to get your colors. Fathom Mage is a good draw engine especially in proliferate decks. Contentious Plan is also good for proliferating. All these cards are cheap. It seems like you lack control though, but a lot of control cards are staples like Swords to Plowshares so idk if you're intentionally staying away from cards that you see copy and pasted in every deck.

Macaronigrill5150 on Apotheosis

1 year ago

Looks awesome, I was just about to suggest Conclave Mentor but I realized that it is only green, and blue. But thoughts on these Fathom Mage kind of pricy but possibly a good card draw, Neoform I can kind of see this working, and maybe Avatar of the Resolute

Sorry can't think of any more cards, I don't use green or blue a lot but I hope these help!

Votecat on Counters Quest

1 year ago

What about Wizard Class for the infinite combo with Fathom Mage? You could also throw in Benthic Biomancer or Mindless Automaton for some secondary options.

Omniscience_is_life on None

2 years ago

I'd he happy to help! I'd recommend starting with around 10 cards that ramp your mana (Llanowar Elves, Rampant Growth, Arcane Signet, and more), 10 that draw you more cards (Armorcraft Judge, Bred for the Hunt, Benthic Biomancer, Fathom Mage, Inspiring Call, Towashi Guide-Bot, and stuff like that). After that, around 10 more cards should be dedicated to dealing with scary things your opponents play (like Beast Within, Ravenform, Resculpt, You Find a Cursed Idol, Oversimplify, plus others like those), 37ish lands (this one is a little more flexible, just see how many makes it so you're getting enough each game. You can also use the MDFC land/spells from Zendikar Rising, such as Glasspool Mimic  Flip, Tangled Florahedron  Flip, and Vastwood Fortification  Flip.

Once you have all that, the rest can really just be whatever you want. A bunch of cool creatures with strong activated abilities for your commander (I can give some suggestions if you want, but it sounds like you already have some ideas), some ways to untap those creatures with cards like Kiora's Follower, Kelpie Guide, and Clever Conjurer, and some ways to get counters on your creatures like Bow of Nylea, Burst of Strength, Ecologist's Terrarium, Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter, Hadana's Climb  Flip, and Ivy Lane Denizen.

Have fun, and let me know if there's anything else at all I can help with!

Sorgol on Anara Ishai Counters and Wipes

2 years ago

Neat deck idea. Like it. How about decreasing the number of creatures in the deck even further and moving their effects to non-creature permanents? Like Bred for the Hunt instead of Fathom Mage.

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