Fierce Empath

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Fierce Empath

Creature — Elf

When Fierce Empath enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a creature card with converted mana cost 6 or more, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.

Profet93 on Azusa, lost but seeking

1 month ago

Boseiju, Who Endures - Removal

Castle Garenbrig - Ramp, not necessary given your 1 drops, lower amount of creatures. But its floor is slightly lower and ceiling is slightly higher than average, so I believe it is a worthy inclusion

Field of the Dead - Free zombies! Such a good inclusion, don't sleep on it. Imagine with boundless realms, scapeshift, etc....

Misty Rainforest/similar lands/ETB Tapped Fetchlands - Too much value with crucible to ignore. Not to mention it allows you to shuffle if you have a top deck utilization such as Oracle of Mul Daya, top, etc....

Sanctum of Ugin - Nice tutor effect, not necessary but I've found it extremely helpful. Given in Azusa we run out of cards quickly, this allows you to tutor for either Kozilek to refill your hand.

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection, not needed but nice to have. Also, politics.

Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth - Not needed but allows you to tap maze for green mana, ancient tomb, etc...

Fierce Empath - Tutor for ulamog or kozilek for draw or removal. Or just any higher CMC creature you need really. Not necessary but I've always enjoyed him

Lotus Cobra - Ramp! Much better with fetches. Speaking of fetches....

Ramunap Excavator - Redundancy for crucible of worlds. More easily recurabble as well.

Regal Force - Tooth and nail into avenger + regal.

Scute Swarm - MASSIVE token generation, even better with regal

Tireless Tracker - Draw, slow, better with Lotus cobra. Not necessary, but if you find yourself running out of gas consistently, this might be worth considering.

All Is Dust - Wipe (over Spine of Ish Shah for Sure) that synergizes with Sanctum of Ugin. I've done this more times than I can count

Finale of Devastation - Like an additional G-Sun Zenith but with a higher ceiling. Also, a wincon

Rishkar's Expertise - While not optimal for your build per say, it has a high ceiling. Thought it was worth mentioning.

Scapeshift - Tutor, landfall trigger, trigger field of the dead. Synergy with land recursion such as crucible or ramunap. Should you ever wish to consider a token landfall package given your lack of creatures, this would supplement that. Not needed but nice to have

Given the amount of suggestions, you can either tell me what you like/want to include and I can provide suggestions for cuts based on that, or I can just go through your list right now and provide you my thoughts. Lmk what you think!

multimedia on Miirym’s Temur Dragons

2 months ago

Hey, on a budget really well done for your first Dragon tribal deck. On low budget you have good card sense and deck building skills.

There's many excellent Dragons here, but some stand out as subpar, not needed.

Scaled Nurturer is lackluster ramp because only green mana and the mana can only be used to cast a Dragon. Can do much better for two drop ramp. Fierce Empath is another budget creature tutor to get a Dragon.

There's one area of deck building that you've left out, recursion and green is the best color for it because it's recursion of any card such as Eternal Witness. In multiplayer Commander your stuff is going to be destroyed a lot having some card recursion can help to get back certain cards that are important to gameplay such as Temur Ascendancy. Witness and Empath can be blinked to be repeatable.


Sarkhan the Masterless is less impactful here for five mana then if you're playing more Planeswalkers or a Commander Planeswalker. Bower Passage can help Dragons to wreck your opponents. For two mana it makes them essentially unblockable. It can stop annoying little Spirits from being blockers against Dragons.

Court of Bounty can be repeatable draw with the monarch and then repeatable cheat Dragon or cheat land from your hand. Dragons don't really need +3/+3 from Crucible of Fire for four mana since they're already high power/toughness and flying makes them good attackers.

12x basic Mountains is a lot compared to the other numbers of basic lands. Replacing some basic Mountains with more dual lands could improve color fixing from lands to help gameplay. Yavimaya Coast, Shivan Reef, Karplusan Forest Pain lands have just been reprinted in newest set Dominaria United, get them while they're $2 or less each.

Good luck with your deck.

Corrus555 on Green/blue sea monsters copy

2 months ago

Alright let's get dorky. So you want more consistent game and early game. I like your mana ramp and some big boys, I just feel you don't have the early game, you wait for your own board state to get big but only have counter spells to remove threats.

My first list of cards I think can be removed for either lower cost cards or the effects arnt good enough. Urban Evolution to much mana for 3 card draw, the extra land drop isnt enough to justify the mana cost. Seer's Sundial is decent but the recuring cost will slow you down. But with a card like Horn of Greed ,everyone getst the card draw but you should be hitting a land drop every turn realistically. Horn of Greed isnt good with cards that put them onto the battlefield, but playing additional lands will trigger it multiple times for you, free effect for doing what your commander does. it will pay for itself in two turns. Acidic Slime its just slow,I like this better than itWickerbough Elder. Reclamation Sage is better and often the land doesnt matter unless its super competative. or Beast Within will help you with the land removal. meh Stumpsquall Hydra do you really need your CMDR bigger?? slow Sporemound Elder Deep-Fiend meh? like any combos or anything with this? Sharktocrab its cool, but you can only do the effect once, and you dont care about counters, but i see its good for the octopus creature type. Stormtide Leviathan often shoots people in their own foot if you dont have the bottom requirement on your creatures.

lands I dislike,Vivid Creek Vivid Grove tapped and only good for two turns? lands I like are Evolving Wilds Simic Growth Chamber Thornwood Falls Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer better version below. Below link are slow fetches if money is a concern, but you can run them outside your color because they dont have the mana symbol, to bad you can't run other bounce lands. https://www.mtglands.com/main-slowfetches.html https://tappedout.net/mtg-questions/bounce-lands-outside-commanders-color-identity/

Decent cards to replace with Hydra Broodmaster. Multani, Yavimaya's Avatar If you go graveyard recursion consistently she isn't bad Titania, Protector of Argoth if youre using fetches and such. If you do graveyardWorld Shaper The Mending of Dominaria Springbloom Druid early blocker,Harrow Crop Rotation crop R triggers your commander and only costs one. for any land. Zendikar's Roil this doesnt get removed by board clears and makes bigger than 1/1 spores.

Skyshroud Claim any forests. if you do dual shock lands. Fabled Passage if you have the $$$. Myriad Landscape if no $$$. Slippery Karst its good with graveyard synergy but often its cycled unless you need it the first few turns to get to land searches like Cultivate

The best card you should get Azusa, Lost but Seeking Roil Elemental Rapid Hybridization one cost removal of commander worth it. Tatyova, Benthic Druid you need cards that do similar effects as your commander so they cant just shut your deck down with one removal of your CMDR.

Tutor for your big guysFierce Empath This will pay for itslef in one turn Lotus Cobra Good long game card in my opinion that can be used for sac outlet and mana sink to pay into Tireless Tracker

Lands I like Terrain Generator Temple of the False God Hinterland Harbor cheaper than dual shocks, Thats Breeding Pool this is a dual shock land.

Late game cards that are VeRy NiCe but extra Praetor's Counsel Tooth and Nail

To battlefieldWood Elves Farhaven Elf and to hand Sylvan Ranger Ulvenwald Hydra these early game guys get you lands and can chump block, which means you block them with anything big they throw at you, assuming it doesn't have trample

Plenty of more expensive fixes but this is a good start, Let me know if you got some $$$ so I can recommend that. Most these cards should be under 10$ ish.

clentdc on Wooowee yehaw jund

5 months ago

Cascade into Fierce Empath to go grab... what

legendofa on How Good is Rune-Scarred Demon …

6 months ago

What kind of decks are you working on? If you have the resources available, it seems to me like you'd be better served by customizing the tutors to the decks.

Depending on budget and needs, Primal Command, Fierce Empath, or Eladamri's Call work in a creature deck, and the Harbingers and Forerunners and similar cards work for specific tribes. Call the Gatewatch and Enlightened Tutor work for their respective card types.

Unless there are extenuating circumstances, I'm not sure that looking for a one-card-fits-all is the most efficient option.

joshawatt on Jodah

6 months ago

Raben-schwarz Thanks for the suggestion, and sorry for the three year wait lol, I took out Fierce Empath for Smothering Tithe. I also recently got my hands on Rhystic Study so I will likely be putting it in this deck as I feel it is missing good card draw, possibly instead of Overflowing Insight, or even Planar Bridge. Thoughts?

legendofa on Incredible budget combo elves

6 months ago

Tldr: Cut the Giant Growth and Life Goes On for more protection. Cut the Beast Whisperer and Regal Force for more direct searching.

How often do you use the Giant Growth? This would be my first pick for switching out for more protection. It buffs your creatures, but it won't help when your creatures get Murdered. With only a single Growth, it's also not going to appear reliably, and single-target pumping isn't really what I see this deck doing.

I'm also going to ask about the Life Goes On. Since this deck doesn't have any lifegain focus or interactions, how often does it change the course of a game? Can you point to multiple matches where it directly contributed to a win? Unless it regularly and specifically protects a win or avoids a loss, it's kind of out of place here, especially as a one-off. Lifegain for lifegain's sake usually just ends up diluting the deck and adding filler.


To go into this next thought, the goal for this deck is to ramp into big smashy creatures and attack, right? If that's the case, maybe switch the Beast Whisperer for Fierce Empath or Mwonvuli Beast Tracker and switch of the Regal Force for a second Empath or Tracker or another big scary creature. The Empath and Tracker will get your finishers in hand faster, and once you hit that stage, you want to be attacking, not drawing cards off a 5/5 without evasion.


If you're trying to stay inexpensive, the Heroic Intervention might be a bit much, Blossoming Defense is reasonable but not super cheap, and Ranger's Guile, Mwonvuli Beast Tracker, and Fierce Empath are all pocket change.

Vessiliana on

7 months ago

I would recommend cutting Fierce Empath. There is nothing for it to fetch.

Maybe Selvala, Heart of the Wilds could be good?

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