Sage of Hours
Creature — Human Wizard
Heroic - Whenever you cast a spell that targets Sage of Hours, put a +1/+1 counter on it.
Remove all +1/+1 counters from Sage of Hours: For each five counters removed this way, take an extra turn after this one.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Sage of Hours Discussion
1 month ago
How competitive do you want to get? What parts of the deck did you like the most?
Pretty much every effect has been tied to +1/+1 counters at some point, so for more casual lists you can do almost anything, from beatdown creatures, go wide, midrange, Proliferate and poison, Sage of Hours taking turns, Simic Manipulator control. Look for what you enjoyed and put more of that in.
1 month ago
Zallce I'll be honest, I dismantled the deck a few years ago and probably don't have enough experience with it to give a ton of advice. Looking at the deck, I guess I would agree that Training Grounds isn't necessary, because a lot of my cards don't have very expensive abilities. As for the +1/+1 counter stuff, that's mostly to be used with Sage of Hours to take a bunch of turns. I also never really ended up exiling him a lot, because once you get the Quicksilver Elemental loop online, you have functionally infinite uses of his abilities and don't need to reset him. Hope you have fun playing it!
2 months ago
Hey, good start and interesting budget version of Vorel. I think you have the right idea with cards such as Stadium, Nexus, Ascension, Kasmina and Zone. The drawback of Fractals is they lack evasion therefore if building around them then consider cards to give your creatures evasion?
- Champion of Lambholt : unblockable and triggers when Fractals are created.
- Herald of Secret Streams : unblockable.
- Archetype of Imagination : flying and can be unblockable.
If attacking with Fractals is a main strategy then consider cards that can give you extra turns?
- Sage of Hours : pair it with Forgotten Ancient or Hydra's Growth .
- Magistrate's Scepter
- Walk the Aeons : now a budget card.
Could expand on other ways to get value from being able to double counters with Vorel.
- Fathom Mage : repeatable draw, pair it with Archmage Ascension .
- Astral Cornucopia
- Everflowing Chalice
Good luck with your deck.
5 months ago
Artisan of Forms and Sage of Hours are amazing targets since Artisan of Forms can get you another copy of something and Sage of Hours allows you to get extra turns easily and on a budget. Triton Fortune Hunter is also good if you cast a cantrip on it. Torrential Gearhulk can be a great creature to copy because with it you can storm off and replay every instant and sorcery in your graveyard while creating many 5/5s. Thassa's Oracle is another card I'd consider adding since it can work as a draw 5 when copied and that umber keeps going up due to the two-loyalty the card has. Homeward Path is a card to consider simply because you have Coveted Jewel in your deck. As for cards to cut, Time Warp definitely doesn't seem necesarry considering the little synergy it has with your deck compared to how expensive it is. That said, if you already own it, feel free to keep it in as it is very powerful in general. Definitely cut Salvager of Secrets if you plan on adding the gearhulk, and the rest is pretty much whatever you prefer when playtesting. Overall the deck seems great and I hope I could help.
7 months ago
Added Sage of Hours to the deck. Finally acquiring this card enables a game winning combo and it's the necessary piece as it enable to extra turns and prevent interaction with Simic Ascendancy to hopefully allow me to win the game. Decided to take Nylea's Emissary out of the deck as while it's nice to have Trample on Eutropia, Thassa's Emissary does a similar job and is far better for it by turning Eutropia into a card drawing engine. Therefore, cutting Nylea for the Sage makes sense.
7 months ago
i just reread your post
yes in a +1/+1 focused counter deck i would total agree Sage of Hours would be the goto
i would not even consider Lighthouse Chronologist as an option in a +1/+1 counter deck.
7 months ago
@Ramble - Sage of Hours is better in a dedicated +1+1 counter deck than Chronologist especially with Reyhan, Last of the Abzan, The Ozolith, and/or Forgotten Ancient type shenanigans. A single proliferate per turn from Atraxa is nice for poison/loyalty but it's REALLY slow for +1+1 counters.
9 months ago
I'm just going to drop a "maybe" list here for you.
I'm going to think on it, and maybe come back for more. Cheers!