Quest for Ancient Secrets

Quest for Ancient Secrets


Whenever a card is put into your graveyard from anywhere, you may put a quest counter on Quest for Ancient Secrets.

Remove five quest counters from Quest for Ancient Secrets and sacrifice it: Target player shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library.

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Set Rarity
Zendikar (ZEN) Uncommon

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

Quest for Ancient Secrets Discussion

dawgydance on Tazri/Zada

1 week ago

(I'm going to apologize in advance right now, since I was studying for an exam earlier and took some Adderall to help me focus. As a result, this comment is about to get a super wordy. Very sorry.

Lemur57 on Muldrotha Petitioner Mill

1 year ago

Since you're going to be getting it back after each mill kill, Fraying Sanity seems perfect to cut the work in half. Double points for making it easier to mill yourself out for a Maniac win. Wayward Swordtooth May not have the draw of Gitrog, but its another good ramper. Lastly, you will want to consider a few grave shufflers to avoid gravehate. I did a quick search and found Elixir of Immortality , Quest for Ancient Secrets , Feldon's Cane and Thran Foundry . The first 2 are repeatable, but the artifacts may be worth including too since anyone thaat knows how your deck works will prioritize getting rid of these.

I hope this helps as I intend to build Muldrotha as one of my PEtitioner commanders once I'm done with Okaun and Zndrsplt. Petitioners are just so fun to build around that it seems like a shame to relegate them to only 1 deck.

Darth_Savage on Shuffle Lockdown

1 year ago

It's conditional and would need some setup but Invasive Surgery would make sense in your sideboard, particularly against Faithless Looting decks. Cranial Archive or Quest for Ancient Secrets might also work. Field of Ruin is unconditional, booth players must shuffle, Ghost Quarter lets your opponent decide. Stream of Consciousness does what you want, but if you were willing to splash green Memory's Journey is better and you have access to Riftsweeper and Unravel the Aether, the last is worth considering since you don't have enchantment/artifact removal.

Isochron Scepter, might be useful, also Boomerang and Eye of Nowhere can bounce lands, or anything else which is a good stalling tactic. Last thought Blessed Reincarnation is probably better than Commit / Memory, and hits twice. Hope this helps, have fun brewing your deck.

Poly_raptor on The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

1 year ago

Hey, sorry for a very delayed comment. I thought I had posted my comment but it seems I didn’t post it.

I think this is a great deck & I can’t really think of anything to add. Maybe Quest for Ancient Secrets?

Torchess on Run Of The Mill

1 year ago

I don't normally comment but I see someone else also loves the idea of edh mill :)

IMO in commander spells that are targeted like Fraying Sanity or Curse of the Bloody Tome are worse than global effects like Memory Erosion. It doesn't matter if it's 1v1 commander, but anything in a group setting makes them worse. Stuff like Hedron Crab and Curse of the Bloody Tome can too slow for 100 card decks. You're not guaranteed to play them early and by the time you mill 10 or 20 cards they'll have their commander and some other nonsense to just end the game. Some people play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth so milling them out is impossible without Leyline of the Void

Even if you're all into mill, some board wipes like Black Sun's Zenith or Killing Wave can really save you.

Some cards which might help are Ashen Powder Whispering Madness Soul Manipulation Dissipation Field Quest for Ancient Secrets Avatar of Woe Body Double Consuming Aberration Guiltfeeder Nighthowler Sepulchral Primordial Wrexial, the Risen Deep Entreat the Dead Wight of Precinct Six

if you're into zombies you can use Arcane Adaptation + Undead Alchemist + Waste Not

generalrenard on TYPE 0000: Wheel of Fate [Varina Zombies]

1 year ago

Why have Quest for Ancient Secrets instead of a old Eldrazi Titan?

KongMing on Fastest Gun in the East

2 years ago

Okay, so I have some more suggestions, lol...

Leyline of Anticipation lets you cast any of your spells before blockers are declared. Whooo!

Goblinslide and Quiet Contemplation are amazing in Narset. You're already casting a bunch of spells for free, why not use your mana to get more out of it? And hey, let's throw a Sphinx-Bone Wand on top of it, because why not?

Other cards that have to do with the deck-graveyard-exile filter engine I mentioned earlier: Elixir of Immortality, Harvest Pyre, Dig Through Time, Quest for Ancient Secrets, Cranial Archive, and Jace, the Living Guildpact. Lots of cards like these, these are just the ones I run.

Steelspike on cards against a flicker deck

2 years ago

If mill is the problem, throw in an original Zendikar Eldrazi titan, Worldspine Wurm, Guile or any other shuffle your yard back into your library card.

Quest for Ancient Secrets is a good option for an instant response to mill as well.

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