Sage of Hours

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

Sage of Hours occurrence in decks from the last year

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Sage of Hours Discussion

Gontilordofmtg on Tripping over my Cans

2 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.

GenericAperson on Eutropia's Enchantments

3 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.

RambIe on Why is this Card Played …

3 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.

Last_Laugh on Why is this Card Played …

3 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.

Epicurus on The Twice-Favored

5 months ago

Hello there!

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!

bomb_arie on Momir Vig Competitive

5 months ago

I had that one in the deck before mostly to copy Master Biomancer or Sage of Hours and it helped quite a lot on going Infinite. Maybe I should reconsider that one. I think I dropped it because of the high CMC.

GenericAperson on Eutropia's Enchantments

6 months ago

Currently looking at Sage of Hours as an addition to the deck, to cement the Simic Ascendancy win condition even further. The card itself creates an infinite combo with Eutropia, Simic Ascendancy and either Shimmering Wings or Whip Silk, whereby you keep casting and bouncing Wings or Silk on the Sage and putting further counters on the Sage, thereby adding counters to Simic Ascendancy. In fact, in some ways Eutropia isn't needed, just the Ascendancy, the Sage and the bounce enchantments.

multimedia on Counters - Atraxa (Retired)

7 months ago

Hey, Evolutionary Escalation is an underrated card for counter strategies. Escalation goes well Atraxa's vigilance. With Escalation she will rarely not be the biggest creature on the battlefield attacking and defending. Sage of Hours is a powerful creature with counter strategies and with Escalation as well as Forgotten Ancient and The Ozolith. Sage combos with Ezuri, Claw of Progress with five experience counters for infinite turns.

I think you can afford to cut some basic Forests and Islands for dual lands that can ETB untapped: Command Tower, City of Brass, Llanowar Wastes, Yavimaya Coast, Brushland, Twilight Mire, Flooded Grove, Wooded Bastion. Nature's Lore, Wood Elves and Farseek are upgrades for Cultivate since you have Triome and Shock lands.

Good luck with your deck.

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