Sage of Fables

Sage of Fables

Creature — Merfolk Wizard

Each other Wizard creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control: Draw a card.

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Sage of Fables Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa the Thief

2 weeks ago

2 cards absolutely need to be added asap. Feed the Swarm and Chaos Warp are your only 2 answers (that don't cost like 8 mana) to problematic enchantments like Rest in Peace or Solemnity. Don't let those types of effects wreck your day!

Sage of Fables, Metallic Mimic, and Vigean Graftmage all come down before Marchesa and immediately protect her and/or allow you to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone turn instead of just once per round. Vigean is also 2 free sacs (himself and whatever else) every turn to trigger things like Grim Haruspex.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa

Last_Laugh on Are there any other cards …

1 month ago

Sage of Fables, Metallic Mimic, Unspeakable Symbol, and Vigean Graftmage all come down before Marchesa and ensure she enters with a counter. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed doesn't protect Marchesa but is still worth its weight in gold here.

DrukenReaps on Are there any other cards …

1 month ago

Dethrone is an attack trigger so you don't really need evasion. Anything that dies will be back at the end step including Marchesa if she got a counter.

Some of the best card draw with her in my experience was Grim Haruspex, River Kelpie, Baleful Strix, Sage of Fables, and Mulldrifter.

If it was less about the card draw and more about the evasion Herald of Secret Streams, Archetype of Imagination, and Wonder are solid options. Even Archetype of Aggression has good uses here. I don't know any cards that do both of these things...

Last_Laugh on Killer Queen

2 months ago

You're missing a few important cards that allow you to abuse etb/death triggers on everyones turn instead of once per round. These cards also have the added bonus of immediately protecting Marchesa as she enters.

Metallic Mimic , Sage of Fables , and Vigean Graftmage . Mimic is probably the most powerful of the bunch just due to versatility... name zombies for Grey Merchant or Vindictive Lich , dragons for Kokusho, the Evening Star , Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip, or Terror of the Peaks , or humans/wizards to protect Marchesa. Just sac as needed to reset the creature type.

I also run a synergistic etb/death trigger abuse Marchesa. Feel free to check out my list for other ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa

Last_Laugh on Marchesa, soon-to-be Queen

3 months ago

There's cards you're missing that help enable etb/death trigger abuse on everyone's turn instead of just once per round. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed (feels like a 2nd Commander in this deck), Vigean Graftmage , Metallic Mimic , and Sage of Fables (Sage enables an infinite damage combo with Flayer of the Hatebound and Ashnod's Altar ).

More sac outlets should be a priority as well. Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , Goblin Bombardment , and Sadistic Hypnotist all deserve spots. The discard on Hypnotist pairs really well with Marchesa and a war of attrition approach even with the sorcery speed restriction.

ETB/Death triggers to consider: Baleful Strix , Vindictive Lich , Disciple of Bolas , and Vendilion Clique .

Feel free to check out my list for ideas and there's also a maybeboard and over 100 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa

Last_Laugh on copy amd theft cpmmander ideas

5 months ago

Oh, and cards like Metallic Mimic , Sage of Fables , Vigean Graftmage , and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed allow you to abuse these etb/death triggers on each player's turn instead of just once per round.

Making-a-new-account-Hopefully-I-can-get-my-old-Username on kumena tribal merfolk

9 months ago

love the list :) and absolutely love the fact that you take the time to list the individual basic lands! that's some dedication to your aesthetic choices! my wife has a kumena deck as well, and she often completely decimates me. cards on her list, that could do wonders for you, I think, are: Vorel of the Hull Clade, Stonybrook Banneret, Seafloor Oracle, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Hadana's Climb  Flip, Novijen, Heart of Progress, Ring of Evos Isle, Favor of the Overbeing, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Give / Take, Bioshift, Sage of Fables, and Icon of Ancestry. Stay frosty mate

yobonyo on Snakes on a Kamigawa Plane (Casual)

11 months ago

Some suggestions:

increase Brainstorm to 4x, Tezzeret's Gambit to 4x, and drop Chart a Course entirely. Brainstorm is a FAR better card, especially in this deck.

But if it is really important that you net cards from the spell, consider Scarscale Ritual instead of Chart a Course. With all the +1/+1 counters you'll be getting, you can afford a -1/-1 counter, which will get cancelled out anyway, and you'll consistently net a card w/o having to attack first.

Replace the 4 Sakura-Tribe Elders with Coiling Oracle. It works great with the top-deck manipulation of brainstorm.

Find room for Sage of Fables. I know it is not a snake, but it pairs incredibly well with Lorescale Coatl. Remove a counter, draw a card, and put the counter right back on (and it is a kind-of snakey-looking merfolk, so maybe that counts for something :P). I'd probably take out the Bioshifts for this.

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