Academy Ruins


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Time Spiral (TSP) Rare

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Academy Ruins

Legendary Land

: Add to your mana pool.

, : Put target artifact card in your graveyard on top of your library.

Academy Ruins Discussion

IAmTheWraith on The Unseelie Court

9 hours ago

Academy Ruins without Mindslaver is a flavor fail

stensiagamekeeper on Azorius Control (Updated for WAR/MH1)

2 weeks ago

I'm not sure if Academy Ruins is worth it. Sure buying back EE is powerful but there are probably better utility lands with a similar opportunity cost. The obvious examples are Blast Zone and a second Celestial Colonnade but Geier Reach Sanitarium or Mikokoro, Center of the Sea could be reasonable because of how well they interact with the 4 of Narset, Parter of Veils rather than the two of EE(especially with black mana being available only half of the time).

RedYeard on Metalworks V2

2 weeks ago

Altar of Dementia is looking pretty good for us. It has nice synergy with Colossus. Perhaps as a one of or maybe even replacing Grinding Station . More testing required.

I've been considering swapping out Phyrexia's Core for Buried Ruin or Academy Ruins . I feel like we have plenty of other sack outlets and getting back a key combo piece from the graveyard is more important.

I dropped Mind Stone as I found its value questionable. Mox Opal is better as ramp and enables the possibility of a pre-turn 3 combo but I don't have $500 for them so I filled the slot with the Myr Retriever . After quite a bit of play testing Myr Retriever is a must in this deck (3-4). I dropped one Scrap Trawler . You want to keep one around for the classic combos in this deck.

The London Mull Rule will help us a lot. It might even be better to turn this into a blue deck to protect our combo instead of trying to find the combo with Ancient Stirrings .

More on turning blue Reshape finds our pieces and has nice synergy as a sac outlet and triggers Ichor Wellspring . Whir of Invention a similar story.

There are some interesting possibilities in white too but I won't bring them up here. See the .

OUT: Grove of the Burnwillows IN: Fiery Islet if we go blue

OUT: Mind Stone IN: Myr Retriever

OUT: Phyrexia's Core IN: Buried Ruin or Academy Ruins

KongMing on Special Snowflakes

3 weeks ago

There's lots of legendary lands you can search for with Sisay. Academy Ruins is one options that gives you retrieval (and synergy with Dagsson). Dark Depths , Inventors' Fair , Minamo, School at Water's Edge , and Yavimaya Hollow are all other useful options too. Of course, lands tend to be $$$ expensive, so yeah...

Kiyomei on 京 An illusion? What are you hiding? (CEDH-$T4KS) 京

3 weeks ago

Hall of Heliod's Generosity ? Well, it's very similar to Academy Ruins which we don't run in the first place. Might see a home in the Dankchantress builds A.K.A. enchantment heavy builds.

Why don't we run these kinds of things you'd ask?

Well, to be blunt, it is slow... but to go further into it the land base is built in a way we can consistently spam Derevi out turn 2 99% of the time. Adding a colorless land would bring those chances down significantly... on top of that those lands work better in builds that actively try to win trough artifacts or enchantments they lost and want back. Whereas in our case we can replace them by other hate pieces quite easily.

Again it sure could find it's home in enchantment heavy builds and what not. just nothing worth recurring apart from stasis locks perhaps. and we are not a combo deck looking to find both of these.

Scheer218 on $750 cEDH Urza

3 weeks ago

I was the dude who suggested bauble on the budgetless list earlier, hi again. Is there a point to running Prismatic Vista when on a budget, when you have a whole suite of fetches I get it, just wondering if it serves a purpose I'm not realizing other than deck thinning? I feel like on the budget, if you cut that you could fit in like Ancient Tomb or Academy Ruins

fL4txxEaR7h3R on Urza, Lord High Artificer cEDH *Primer*

1 month ago

And sorry for double posting but what about Riddlesmith ? 2 cmc to start looting for stuff you need doesnt seem too bad since we run Academy Ruins which can just recover what we threw away. I dont own a twister, so what are your thoughts on Time Spiral ? Sorry for all the questions im just super stoked for this deck hahaha

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Academy Ruins occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.13%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.58%

WUB (Esper): 0.4%