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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Sage of Fables Discussion

Last_Laugh on copy amd theft cpmmander ideas

2 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

6 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)

7 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.

Last_Laugh on Game of Dethrones

8 months ago

Not a bad start, I do have a few suggestions though. First, I'd work on lowering your avg. cmc to around 3.3. Second are actual card suggestions and I'll try to break it down by category. If nothing else, add Chaos Warp... it's Grixis' best answer to enchantments by FAR.

Draw: Grim Haruspex and Sage of Fables (also handy for etb/death trigger abuse and immediately protecting Marchesa).

Discard: Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist. This seals games.

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups

Sac Outlets: Ashnod's Altar, Goblin Bombardment, Falkenrath Aristocrat, Carrion Feeder, and Viscera Seer.

ETB/Death triggers: Vindictive Lich, Flayer of the Hatebound (36 damage per round w/ 4 players), Zealous Conscripts and Sower of Temptation.

Random Goodness: Diabolic Intent (Demonic Tutor with upside here), Metallic Mimic (same as Sage of Fables, just more versatile),

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

9 months ago

Sultai_Sir Cards like Dusk Legion Zealot are a good option for sure. I run similar cards in Baleful Strix and Watcher for Tomorrow.

I find Strix is a great option for the deck. Since it's an artifact it can synergize with Arcbound Worker, and since it has flying and deathtouch, it's easy to attack and get a counter on it when I need to, and it acts as a disincentive to attack me when I need that.

Watcher is great since it lets me dig for what I need, looking at 4 cards and picking the best one. It's also a wizard, which can play well if I have Sage of Fables or Voidmage Prodigy out.

In some ways, Imperial Recruiter also fills this same role since it comes in and puts a card into my hand. (and it also has the benefit of being exactly the one I want)

I generally find that I don't have too much trouble managing my life total with the list as is, so the fact that these cards don't include the "lose 1 life" part hasn't been much of an issue.

Last_Laugh on Brothers marchessa

10 months ago

I don't want to seem overly critical but you really need to lower the avg. cmc of your creatures by a LOT. You're currently at 4.62 avg. cmc on your creatures which is astronomically high.

You have a total of 5 creatures that cost or less and by comparison you have 17 creatures that cost to mana. This will result in VERY clunky opening hands where you consistently aren't doing anything for the first several turns and you'll hardly ever reach that sweet spot where you're able to chain multiple spells on the same turn.

Here's a list of all the and under creatures in my Marchesa list and her maybeboard that are $5 or less. Baleful Strix, Drana, Liberator of Malakir, Grim Haruspex, Legion Loyalist, Liliana's Standard Bearer, Midnight Reaper, Oona's Blackguard, Sage of Fables, Vigean Graftmage, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Burglar Rat, Chasm Skulker, Fulminator Mage, and Judith, the Scourge Diva. I would cut from the top of your curve and work you way down.

Like I said, just trying to help. Feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and there's also a decent sized maybeboard and over 90 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes are appreciated Got 99 Upvotes And A Bitch Ain't One - Marchesa

0rc on Bachelor's Degree in Wizardry

10 months ago

Fun budget deck. Sage of Fables will pump our wizards and give us more card draw. It has subtle but perfect synergy with our theme. Glen Elendra Archmage will protect our board when we have no counters in hand. She is pricey for the budget but worth it. She is also a great flying blocker, especially with the blink/flicker effects you already have. One that note, we should run Peregrine Drake and Blue Sun's Zenith to draw the library whilst having infinite mana. In conjunction with Thassa's Oracle we win the game. Alternatively, in conjunction with a few cantrips such as Brainstorm we deck our opponents. The cantrip route is ideal in lieu of Sensei's Divining Top and if we run Talrand, The Sky Summoner we produce flying drakes as well. Combat-oriented card draw, such as Reconnaissance Mission will help us find our win con. Nice work.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Combo

10 months ago

You have at least 1 other combos in there. Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + River Kelpie/Glen Elendra Archmage (any non-human persist creature) + Goblin Bombardment/Ashnod's Altar or any other free sac outlet for infinite damage/mana (or whatever the sac outlet does).

Sage of Fables + Ashnod's Altar + undying i.e. Flayer of the Hatebound = infinite damage and draw. Sage and Flayer are also really good on their own in Marchesa.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's more of an etb/death trigger abuse deck than combo but it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site and has a ton of 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

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