Ancient Stirrings


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Ancient Stirrings


Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a colorless card from among them and put it into your hand. Then put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. (Cards with no colored mana in their mana costs are colorless. Lands are also colorless.)

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Ancient Stirrings Discussion

Smileycorp on That Was Fast

5 hours ago

Play Arbor Elf + Utopia Sprawl, go up to the full four, shrine isn't really good enough, because you will almost always be dead by the time you get 7 lands.

Affinity is very popular at the moment, World Breaker would be a pretty good inclusion for that.

Hashep Oasis is basically a dual land for this deck.

Sanctum of Ugin is very good for chaining together ulamogs and the like.

Kozilek's Channeller is just bad.

You also might want Ancient Stirrings, gets you an eldrazi, ramp artifact or land.

Also if you can get them, play Noble Hierarch instead of mystic/llanowar elves.

Penguinn552 on Mono Green Emrakul, the Promised End

2 days ago

Ancient Stirrings might help for searching.

N914 on B/G Eldrazi, ramp and things

1 week ago

After a little more play, decided to take the advice of shipping Ancient Stirrings. It's the first thing to come out in sideboarding since I'd rather not be sending boarded-in cards to the bottom.

Inquisition of Kozilek just seems like a good choice in general for black, especially with the Thoughtseizes. Extirpate is in the sideboard because if I had a third Surgical Extraction, I'd run it, but so far I haven't had problems casting Surgical without paining myself anyway.

Hero's Downfall is out for Fatal Push since downfall is slower--in all honesty, I didn't see the Downfalls enough when I played with them to really see how they are, but Push just seems more efficient.

Tried using Bow of Nylea, seems to be a bit too slow. TO EDH IT GOES!

N914 on B/G Eldrazi, ramp and things

1 week ago

Thank you both--the input is definitely appreciated, especially with lowering the curve. After play-testing a bit, I'm thinking that Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is coming out and finding a forever home in an EDH deck. Without scion/spawn ramp, the mana doesn't get there often enough and when it does I never have him. I'm also subbing Wurmcoil Engine out for Thragtusk--partly for the minor curve adjustment, but also because Tusk is a reasonable threat that gains life immediately, which has been relevant in some games already.....although honestly, it's more that I don't already have the Engines, and I don't know if I want to spend much more money on the deck right now haha.

SirSh4ggy, in defense of Ancient Stirrings, for now it seems to be useful in either getting land in land-light opening hands, or searching out a threat in later turns that I can subsequently slam down. With most of the creatures being colorless, the latter has been working out so far, though I am still considering at least dropping them since I do have a lot of colored spells. Will have to play more and see how often they do the work.

chadsansing, I love the suggested cards for a Bant build, wouldn't have thought of Nissa myself but she seems like a cool addition! If I do go down in cantrips, I might add some scion-oriented cards, at least Blisterpod. However, I feel like more disruption might be useful--it's not the most synergistic choice, but since I'm in black I've decided to run some Thoughtseize, and I'm considering Fatal Push since I already have a few.

Delta-117 on All Hail Our Lord and Savior, Karn!

3 weeks ago

Hey there I was just wanting to ask you something even though i'm not interested in buying this deck off of you unfortunately. I was wanting to hear your opinion on playing this tron deck anyways, and what you think of it versus the other variants of tron.

I myself currently play a mono version of the deck and this has been my first completed modern deck (or near completed version anyways, as i'm missing the Chalices), and I had been considering if down the road I should maybe try out different variant of the deck. This version of the deck is a lot more of a control deck, and doesn't bother with trying to rush getting all your lands out, and thankfully was a lot cheaper! The good thing about the deck either way is that it still retains a lot of the same cards, and to swap too another variant of tron is a lot cheaper.

Mono Blue Tron

Modern Delta-117


What I would be missing is:4x Karn Liberated

4x Collective Brutality

1x Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

2x Thoughtseize

2x Oblivion Stone

1x World Breaker

4x Chromatic Star

4x Chromatic Sphere

And 4x Ancient Stirrings

SirSh4ggy on B/G Eldrazi, ramp and things

3 weeks ago

If you're not doing tron then definitely lower your curve regardless of play style. You might consider adding Primeval Titan as one of your finishers like in a titan fall deck. Along those lines you might consider dropping Ancient Stirrings since they're mostly for searching out tron pieces or artifacts, and instead include something along the lines of Eldrazi Mimic or Simian Spirit Guide for that burst of unpredictability.

Furry_Trash on I am the modern land

1 month ago

The second effect of Oath of Nissa isn't relative to most decks but it digs you to any of your win conditions or lands and lets you keep more opening hands. Compare it to Ancient Stirrings which is arguably the strongest cantrip in the Modern format. Vessel of Nascency is another option that can hit all but 4 cards in the deck and puts any excess lands into the graveyard which you can return later.

For green sources, I'd remove a couple of copies of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx and Vesuva and add in some Windswept Heaths or Razorverge Thickets. Even if you run out of lands to fetch with the Heath, you can sacrifice it and bring it back from the graveyard again and again to trigger Landfall.

RubyOrzhov on Laterns Light the Way...

1 month ago

KuraiU There are only four Ancient Stirrings. Also, I don't think either of those cards work exceptionally well in this deck. I try to get the combo online as soon as possible. But thank you!

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