Fathom Mage

  • #1
    Mothership preview.

    Fathom Mage 2GU
    Creature - Human Wizard (R)
    Evolve
    Whenever a +1/+1 counter is placed on Fathom Mage, you may draw a card.
    1/1
    162?/249
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  • #2
    Not insane, but definitely cool that they're willing to make exciting evolve triggers. This is the kind of thing scavenge wanted.
  • #3
    That is surprisingly solid. A 4 mana 1/1 that gets bigger as it draws into things that make it bigger. Maybe not constructed material (way to small to start), but a beast for draft and sealed.
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  • #6
    I just want to say one thing before I say anything else about the card - I have a feeling the Simic guild is going to have the best art of all ten of the guilds. The art on this card is absolutely beautiful.

    With that said, I agree, if this is how they're doing evolve, then it seems reasonable that Bant decks might have use for the mechanic. But I'm not sure they can use this card (though it's not a particularly bad card).

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  • #7
    If this is real...? Dear god, I hope it's not. While not pack rat power level, it would quickly get out of hand. Turn 5 attack with your weenie and let it die, play this, play Hunger of the Howlpack, draw three cards and have a 4/4 with evolve and its ability? Interesting

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  • #9
    Oh god imagine this card in that Human Reanimator deck lol.
  • #10
    Quote from Tanion
    Where the hell did u find that? I looked at the website and I see a lot of rehashed articles. WoTC... you damn trolls!


    You have to click the gift box on the main page...I missed it at first too.

    As for the card, I like it. Not a super powerful card but cool and interesting. Can't wait to see more of this set now.
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  • #12
    I like it an an Edric CMDR deck. Cast Beacon of Creation, draw a bunch of cards.

    Still really good. I'm happy with it.

    EDIT: Er, state based effects and everything.
    EDIT 2: Make it a Bant deck with Juniper Order Ranger and so on and so forth.
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  • #14
    Interesting... starts small, but I won't be shocked if it sees use. Standard is grindy and I know a deck that would love more card draw. If evolve gets any more insane, I might go Simic at the Pre-Release. Very cool card.

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  • #15
    Why human?

    Damn it, I know it's selfish but I wanted all of Simic to be U/G Merfolk EDH love.
  • #16
    This may make me love Simic. I like evolve so far!
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    Oh god imagine this card in that Human Reanimator deck lol.


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  • #18
    Evolution is more than just strength. The mind evolves too. The flavor of this card is top notch. powerful too. Needed to be a 4 drop so it couldn't come out on turn 3.
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  • #19
    Increasing savagery = lol

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  • #20
    Evolve seems like it would be the sickest limited keyword. bonus on all my guys for getting bigger? sure ok.

    I wanna flash back Increasing Savagery on her.. Draw 10 anyone? Grin
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  • #21
    Oh my lawd. 1/1? 4 drop? Evolve? Draw cards? Shenanigans commenceith!

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  • #22
    I find this card to have some nice potential, but that 1/1 body is really weak. I fear it will end up being just four mana someone casts before their opponent kills it with... well anything (crippling blight comes to mind). It definitely works well with the flux mage we already have as it will just be a nice easy way of getting another card. Plus, now we have a target for Bond Beetle's +1/+1 counter. 1 Green mana for a 0/1 chumpblocker and a card, I can think of worse things.

    Overall, I see this being valuable in a limited environment, but probably not constructed playable. Maybe if it were a merfolk so that it could benefit off of a Master of the Pearl Trident.
  • #23
    I've never seen a trigger like this, so if someone could confirm:

    -As I see it, you do *not* draw a card for each +1/1 counter, just each *time* a +1/1 counter is placed. This would lower the scavenge synergy.

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    I like it an an Edric CMDR deck. Cast Beacon of Creation, draw a bunch of cards.

    Still really good. I'm happy with it.


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  • #26
    SWEET.
    I was thinking the art might be a reprint of Sigil Tracer,
    but this is pretty sweet, if not a bit costly.

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  • #27


    Wow... That's pretty slick.

    Turn 1, Breeding Pool into Avacyn Pilgrim
    Turn 2, Temple Garden into Farseek for a Breeding Pool
    Turn 3, Forest into Fathom Mage
    Turn 4, Increasing Savagery to draw 5 cards to replenish your hand.

    Not that slow. You'd be getting a 5/5 on turn 4. Which, dare I say it, is better then a turn 4 Thragtusk. Just on card advantage alone.
  • #28
    I feel my Johnny coming out. I'll be tempted to work out a Bant midrange grow deck with Fathom Mage and Ring of Evos Isle for the hexproof and extra draw on upkeep. May even throw in Ring of Kalonia.
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  • #29
    This card... looks fabulous. Makes me want to do something with a GU deck in EDH
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  • #30
    Wow. She's gorgeous! In more ways than one. I'm looking forward to the Simic guild evolving all over the other guilds of Rav-neeka!
  • #31
    This could be cool in BUG with Dreg Mangler, but I think the real key to success with this card is Angel of Glory's Rise. Now getting a Glory's Rise into play not only gets you a huge army, but it also draws you a new hand. Seems good.
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  • #32
    Quote from Sheth
    I've never seen a trigger like this, so if someone could confirm:

    -As I see it, you do *not* draw a card for each +1/1 counter, just each *time* a +1/1 counter is placed.


    That's how I read it- it doesn't say "for each counter" or anything like that.

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    :boros:Gisela, Blade of Goldnight:boros:
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