Ancient Ziggurat

Ancient Ziggurat


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

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Arena Cards (ARENA) Uncommon
Premium Deck Series: Slivers (PDS) Uncommon
Conflux (CON) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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

Ancient Ziggurat occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Ancient Ziggurat Discussion

lullelukas on The Wolf of Maul Street [8]

1 week ago

Updated the landbase slightly. The tri-lands are out since it's too important for us to have our first three mana without any tapped lands.

Opulent Palace --> Gemstone Mine

Zagoth Triome --> Ancient Ziggurat

Thran Quarry was also a consideration of mine. But I think it might get us into too much trouble, so I'll hold back on that.


discipleofgary73 on Ghired Mega Tokens

2 weeks ago

Nice deck! I think the hideaway lands could work well here, especially Windbrisk Heights. Other land options that might help are Gavony Township, Kessig Wolf Run, Ancient Ziggurat, and Thran Quarry. Some other synergistic cards that come to mind are Aid from the Cowl, Rhythm of the Wild, Keeper of Fables, Temur Sabertooth, Bear Umbra, Path of Discovery, and Champion of Lambholt. Triumph of the Hordes and Gratuitous Violence could be a wincon. As for good counterspell options, I'd recommend Avoid Fate and Rebuff the Wicked. You could also always just go with Price of Glory.

ZendikariWol on Amulet Rainbow Reef

1 month ago

So... I looked into lands... Did you know that if all your spells are elemental creatures, you've got a LOT of options? I didn't, but I do now! Cavern of Souls and Unclaimed Territory are common knowledge. Ancient Ziggurat and Primal Beyond, however, are new to me and give me SIXTEEN UNTAPPED RAINBOW LANDS at my disposal. So I'm excited for that.

Next, I think Vesperlark should help a lot in control matchups?? Probably not enough tho. Maybe I should run some manlands, yea.

I really don't want to have any creatures except maybe a Flamekin Harbinger and a Smokebraider until the turn I combo off, so Chord of Calling is basically just 6 mana. I experimented with Collected Company initially, which is arguably a bit better for this deck, but turn 4 is when I want to go off, so spending that turn to cast one spell is iffy. That said, it gets two creatures, and the deck was very different then... maybe it warrants playtesting again.

The cycling lands seem pretty good, but I don't want lands that only tap for one color. The bicycle lands might be worth considering tho?? I'm gonna see what my deck looks like with all the rainbow lands.

SliverJedi on Is there a card like ...

2 months ago

you actually wouldn't have the same problem casting colorless spells. just use the non-Ancient Ziggurat lands to cast them. i think the best options would be Chromatic Lantern and Prophetic Prism

Naksu on Is there a card like ...

2 months ago


I have a 5 color zoo deck (The Gold Standard), that runs into one problem every now and then. The problem is Ancient Ziggurat and the few non-creatures I run.

I do run Wild Cantor for such reasons and ramp, but more options is better. A Burning-Tree Emissary like card that could either give Golgari or Selesnya colors would be an absolute life saver. So far I don't know with what kind of keywords those kinds of cards could be worded, so I'm calling on you guys! Thanks in advance.

discipleofgary73 on A Board Wipe???? Cmon....

3 months ago

Gotta love a BFM deck! Just some thoughts looking through:
I always find Thran Quarry and Ancient Ziggurat handy in multicolor, creature-heavy decks. Cryptolith Rite, Conjurer's Closet, and Belbe's Portal could also help get the more high-cost creatures out. There's a lot of protection already among the creature base, but I love a good Asceticism. Triumph of the Hordes, Gratuitous Violence, and Aggravated Assault may also be worth considering! With the amount of legendary creatures, Captain Sisay could be super powerful. Sorry to give so many suggestions for additions but not cuts - happy building!

Last_Laugh on Animar On The Move

3 months ago

Not bad. I do have a few suggestions though (some combo oriented stuff mainly).

The main thing I'm seeing is 13 spells that cost +. You have Fauna Shaman, Worldly Tutor, and Fierce Empath (and more suggestions below)... you can lower your density of fatties.

Survival of the Fittest is amazing (available in gold border for MUCH cheaper). Neoform, Imperial Recruiter, and Spellseeker are great tutors here that are part of this decks' most efficient infinite combo (you'd also need Walking Ballista). The combo only needs Imperial Recruiter in hand, 4 life, , and 2 counters on Animar.

Imperial Recruiter looks up Phyrexian Metamorph. Metamorph for 2 life copies Recruiter and looks up Spellseeker. Spellseeker looks up Neoform. Neoform sacs Spellseeker to look up Ancestral Statue. Statue over and over until Animar is double your opponents' life totals and use Statue's final bounce to return Phyrexian Metamorph to hand. Metamorph for 2 life again copies Imperial Recruiter to look up Walking Ballista for the win.

Beastcaller Savant is a nice mana dork that doubles as a Cloudstone combo piece thanks to haste. Exotic Orchard and Ancient Ziggurat are good budget friendly land options here.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Mine started out a lot like yours but it's slowly evolved into a pretty dedicated combo list. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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