Somberwald Sage

Somberwald Sage

Creature — Human Druid

: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast creature spells.

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Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Somberwald Sage Discussion

Profet93 on xenaghos semi-optimized

1 week ago

+1 the deck looks pretty good. Low to the ground, got some interaction and instant speed protection. I would try to add a few more pieces of draw to maintain gas.

Yavimaya Hollow - Protection

Cragcrown Pathway  Flip - Utility

Dread Statuary - Man land which can be a creature to be used for a draw spell

Blighted Woodland - Ramp

Ancient Tomb - Ramp

Beast Within - Removal

Berserk - Fun with malignus, infect creature, removal of opponents creatures, ramp with selvala, etc...

Deflecting Swat - Redirect targetted removal/draw/extra turns, counter counterspells all for free

Momentous Fall - Draw in response to removal

Return of the Wildspeaker - See above

The Great Henge - Draw, ramp, lifegain

No cultivate/kodama's?

Hull Breach - Removal

It seems you have your preferences on creatures but here are some other ideas as well...

Shaman of Forgotten Ways - Ramp, wincon

Siege Behemoth - Beater with evason

Somberwald Sage - Ramp

Ilharg, the Raze-Boar - Cheating

Profet93 on Xenagos Aggro

1 week ago

Interesting deck +1

What is your meta like?

Proud Wildbonder - Seems too unimpactful for 4 mana

Essence Warden - Whats the purpose of this?

Beast Whisperer - Seems cool, I tried him in my build. Does he get a chance to stick around long enough to draw you atleast 2-3 cards?

Ravager Wurm - Is this meta against maze of ith?

Shivan Wurm - Reusing ETB effects or something I'm missing? Seems weak

Voracious Cobra - Gosh this card brings back memories from my childhood. Curious how it's been for you, seems like a card they need to burn removal on if they want a chance of attacking you unless they go wide

Windstorm - Meta?

Unleash Fury < Berserk

Fog - Meta, if so, why not get the new green fog that came out recently?

Soul's Might - Return of the Wildspeaker would better serve you as you can draw cards in response to removal rather than your creature getting removed in response to might being cast.

Ancient Tomb , Castle Garenbrig are ramp

Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma - Trample and ramp

Heroic Intervention - Protection

Selvala, Heart of the Wilds - Ramp and draw

The Great Henge , Somberwald Sage, Shaman of Forgotten Ways are all good ramp

Inferno Titan - Removal

Kogla, the Titan Ape - Removal

Deflecting Swat - Utility! Counter counterspells, redirect targetted removal/draw/extra turns. Very powerful

Rishkar's Expertise, Bonders' Enclave, Elder Gargaroth, Greater Good, Life's Legacy, are all amazing card draw options, especially greater good. Seriously, don't sleep on greater good

I hope the suggestions werent too overwhelming, I just didn't see that much draw and I figured that adding more never hurts.

CaptCreek on Xenagos, God of Revels | Commander Tune-Ups #26

2 months ago

Personally not a huge fan of mana dorks in Xenagos. I ran them for a while but found that they were a little low impact. They bring the curve down, sure, but they are way more fragile than land ramp like Skyshroud Claim or the like. Also, it almost feels wrong to be running these puny creatures in a big beater deck.

The only mana dorks I run anymore are Somberwald Sage and Selvala, Heart of the Wilds (If you can even classify her as such... she does only tap for one when she's the only thing out) since they add way more mana and impact the board much more at any stage of the game. That being said, stuff like Skullclamp, Pathbreaker Ibex and Kessig Wolf Run play very well with them so it's not a bad way to play.

Overall I like the list, but for my personal Xenagos deck I opted to go a bit bigger, and rely more on more reliable land ramp spells for that classic, huge stompy feel. However you build him, the God of Parties has the huge personality that's perfect for commander!

Caerwyn on Mutate interactions with Somberwald Sage …

2 months ago

You can use Somberwald Sage to cast a creature for its Mutate ability.

Mutate is not an activated ability, it is an alternate casting cost. Though it functions a bit differently than a regular creature spell, the rules for Mutate specifically clarify that the targeted, mutate spell is still a "creature spell."

As such, you have satisfied both of Somberwald Sage's requirements--you are casting a spell and that spell is a creature spell.

Likewise, Sprite Dragon will not trigger off a mutate creature spell.

702.139a Mutate appears on some creature cards. It represents a static ability that functions while the spell with mutate is on the stack. “Mutate [cost]” means “You may pay [cost] rather than pay this spell’s mana cost. If you do, it becomes a mutating creature spell and targets a non-Human creature with the same owner as this spell.” Casting a spell using its mutate ability follows the rules for paying alternative costs (see 601.2b and 601.2f–h).

Moghedien123 on Mutate interactions with Somberwald Sage …

2 months ago

So my first question relates to Somberwald Sage and if you can use its ability to pay for mutation cost (eg. Insatiable Hemophage mutate cost 3, Now i have read the EDh on gatherers website about Somberwald Sage and I am pretty sure I cant ,as mutate seems closer to an activated ability. But I just want clarification if I am right that I cant do this.

My second Question is that if Somberwald Sage doesnt work how does Sprite Dragon interact with mutate, (i.e. does Sprite Dragon count mutate as a Creature spell. Again I am inclined to say he does as only creature have the mutate ruling .

I know this seems a bit obvious but I am developing a mutate deck and wanted clarification on some of the interactions could work ,maybe ? (i.e. use Somberwald Sage ability to mutate Insatiable Hemophage onto Sprite Dragon etc.

Thanks for your Help

Kind Regards


RubenWaters on Neyith of the Dire Hunt EDH: Beastmaster

3 months ago

multimedia oh boy I am playing the same deck and I have some suggestions on what to cut and suggestions on what to put in as well

Cut/ Add

Arlinn Kord  Flip = Domri, Anarch of Bolas

Vivien, Champion of the Wilds = Aggravated Assault

Atarka, World Render = Savage Ventmaw

Ulvenwald Tracker = Brash Taunter

Regrowth = Noxious Revival

Champion of Lambholt = Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker

Grand Warlord Radha = Dockside Extortionist

Gruul Beastmaster = Manglehorn

Huntmaster of the Fells  Flip = Zealous Conscripts

Nikya of the Old Ways = Apex Altisaur

Pathbreaker Ibex = Craterhoof Behemoth

Quartzwood Crasher = Polyraptor

End-Raze Forerunners = Prowling Serpopard

Rubblebelt Raiders = Ilharg, the Raze-Boar

Somberwald Sage = Birds of Paradise

Surrak, the Hunt Caller = Woodfall Primus

Gruul Guildgate = Winding Canyons

Temple of Abandon = Emergence Zone

Concordant Crossroads = Sneak Attack

Gruul War Chant = Invasion Plans

Gruul Signet = Wild Growth

Lightning Greaves = Shadowspear

Sol Ring = Utopia Sprawl

Savage Punch = Green Sun's Zenith

Shamanic Revelation = Momentous Fall

Soul's Majesty = Return of the Wildspeaker

Cultivate = Harrow

Decimate = Chaos Warp

Domri's Ambush = Ancient Animus

Hunter's Prowess = Gamble

Kodama's Reach = Crop Rotation

Shared Summons = Tooth and Nail

Temur Battle Rage = Titanic Brawl

Berserk = Pounce

Hunter's Insight = Pit Fight

Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip = Carpet of Flowers

Game Trail = Mountain

Mossfire Valley = Arid Mesa

Mosswort Bridge = Gaea's Cradle

Sheltered Thicket = Fabled Passage

Fire-Lit Thicket = Taiga

Spire Garden = Prismatic Vista

Eldritch Evolution = Heroic Intervention

Forest = Dryad Arbor

Aggressive Mammoth = Ohran Frostfang

Etali, Primal Storm = Inferno Titan

Fierce Empath = Krosan Grip

BUT these are just a suggestion

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