Dire Undercurrents


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

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Dire Undercurrents


Whenever a blue creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player draw a card.

Whenever a black creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player discard a card.

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Dire Undercurrents Discussion

CrazyChessPlayer on Aminatou blink!!!

2 days ago

Thanks so much for your help 5c0r910n and pillowmint:)

I have made the following cuts:

Boreas Charger, Trinket Mage, Yennet, Cryptic Sovereign, Treasure Hunt, and Lightform

To add:

Mulldrifter, Ashen Rider, Infinite Reflection, Trinket Mage, Lavinia of the Tenth, and Reveillark

These are just preliminary cuts and adds. I see a lot more cards I want to put in the deck from your suggestions, but I am not sure what cards to cut for at least some of the following:

Dire Undercurrents, Cathars' Crusade, Knight-Captain of Eos, Rite of Replication, Jace's Mindseeker, and Pull from the Deep

Day of dragons looks awesome do you think Synthetic Destiny would be a worthy include as well?

I don't have a specific outlet for the Peregrine Drake combo but both cards are super powerful in blink and getting infinte mana is always helpful:) Do you think I should work some outlets in for the possibilty of comboing off or is it not worth it?

Thanks again for all your help:)

5c0r910n on Aminatou blink!!!

2 days ago

so i don't know why your running Trinket Mage, doesn't hit like anything in your deck.

In my opinion Boreas Charger isn't very good, and same goes for Pilgrim's Eye.

i don't think Lightform and Yennet, Cryptic Sovereign are too good considering your lack of big stuff

Eldrazi Displacer can only be activated with like three of your lands, so i don't think its worth running.

Mulldrifter is good here, might as well run it instead of one of your draw cards, definitly better then Treasure Hunt.

Infinite Reflection is a whole lotta fun, powerful, dumb stuff

Day of dragons is insane in this deck. Basically you get a whole bunch of 5/5 flyers, hit you opponents with em, then flicker it to get a bunch of etbs from your minions, and then get the 5/5s back. Also makes you basically immune to board wipes, including your own. Angel of Despair Luminate Primordial and Ashen Rider are good high end to help you beat down your opponents with high value etbs.

cards like Lavinia of the Tenth, Stonehorn Dignitary, Knight-Captain of Eos and Azorius Justiciar do a good job of protecting your face and aminatou, and stalling for the big stuff

if you like gonti then Jace's Mindseeker is for you.

Cathars' Crusade and Dire Undercurrents are really good with stuff like Eerie Interlude

Rite of Replication, Hour of Eternity and Pull from the Deep are crazy in the late game

if you can find one Blade of Selves is really good

bulletmonkey97 on Yuriko, the Tiger's Booty

2 weeks ago

Dire Undercurrents over Kindred Discovery?

Panas on Yuriko Ninja Academy

1 month ago

Hmm... Dire Undercurrents is a card advantage engine, so that is never bad. It is a card that does nothing when it hits the field but it can provide a good stream of cards :)

Mirror Match i don't really like. AEtherspouts and AEtherize are preferable alternatives in my eyes, but that's all up to taste :p

That's how i usually evaluate cards. Based on their immediacy, reliability, and impact. This deck looks like it's shaping up! Let me know after you've had a couple of games with it for any potential holes you may encounter, and on what cards have under or over-performed for you :)

ArcherUBW on Yuriko Ninja Academy

1 month ago

Panas I updated it with more ways to bouce my creatures and to with more evasion. I am stil in doubt if it keep some cards like Dire Undercurrents and Mirror Match. Thank you for the sugestions, anything that you think that could be changed or improved just let me know .

TheLitchKing on Ninja Gaiden

2 months ago

Crystal Shard and Erratic Portal are great ways to return your ninjas to your hand at instant speed. I love Dire Undercurrents with ninjutsu since you can easily get both triggers repeatedly. I know tribal cards like Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic seem good to pump your ninjas, but with Yuriko and your ninjas you want to be returning them to your hand to ninjutsu them out again. They won't be around for very long, which means they won't get much of a benefit from those tribal cards, which don't have evasion to help your ninjas get through. Also keep in mind that a small number of ninjas will get the job done just fine; you don't want to many cards that change the creature type of your creatures. They do nothing on their own and card draw or interaction will be better most of the time. Feel free to look at the Yuriko deck on my profile for ideas. Good luck!

DwaginFodder on The Ten Plagues: Locust God EDH | *PRIMER*

2 months ago

I was considering building my own Locust God deck, then came across yours while it was featured. I'm on a pretty tight budget, though. I was originally thinking of using a combo with Goblin Bombardment + Murder of Crows + The Locust God , but that requires having an eldrazi titan I can discard to refill my library and I'd prefer not to burn $40 on one card. That would mean I'd have to use a single-use on-board artifact or a four-mana spell instead, however

I was also considering a Grixis build (maybe using Thraximundar as the commander?) in order to have access to Dire Undercurrents and the Blowfly Infestation + The Locust God + The Scorpion God combo.

Any suggestions?

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