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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- Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables
- Glen Elendra Archmage + Sage of Fables + Viscera Seer
- Ashnod's Altar + Pyreheart Wolf + Sage of Fables
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Sage of Fables Discussion
2 months ago
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
7 months ago
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.
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.
9 months ago
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.
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.
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
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.
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).
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