Dire Undercurrents


Format Legality
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
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

TheLitchKing on Ninja Gaiden

2 weeks 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*

4 weeks 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?

ThallionDarkshine on EDH - Inalla ETB

3 months ago

I really like this deck, I tried for a while to build an Inalla list that felt good to me, but couldn't quite manage it. Dire Undercurrents is a sweet inclusion, I feel like you could probably make some really broken things happen with it. I also like some of the more obscure wizards you slotted in here, like Aven Fogbringer or Supreme Inquisitor.

Not running Sol Ring feels weird, but most people who don't run it have a reason for doing so. I just feel obligated to mention it. Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Dominance, and Talisman of Indulgence are some other great 2-cmc mana rocks.

Dramatic Reversal feels somewhat low impact, I feel like Intruder Alarm is usually just better. Faces of the Past could even work if you played more sacrifice outlets. Trophy Mage also feels a bit weak with only two fairly weak targets. Adding Ashnod's Altar could help give it some more flexibility in its targets. Ghostly Flicker is a very powerful effect with all your etb effects, and combos with Dualcaster Mage or Naru Meha, Master Wizard to give infinite etbs and flicker another creature, artifact, or land infinitely. Using Dualcaster Mage for this also allows you to create infinite hasty tokens.

lilgiantrobot on Now You See Me

3 months ago

Dire Undercurrents is excellent draw with this commander's ability.

Kishe on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

5 months ago

For The Locust God, Beck and Dire Undercurrents are both "may" effects that do the same thing you want as Kindred Discovery.

DragonFaceEater on Oona Queen of the No

7 months ago

Dire Undercurrents has always seemed like one of the best cards for an Oona, Queen of the Fae deck. Each faerie that enters draws you a card and also makes your opponent discard. You can even force your opponent to draw to mill them out.

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