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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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Quest for Ancient Secrets Discussion
1 month ago
I have a Kami deck myself that punishes people for having cards in hand, if you want, feel free to look for ideas.
6 months ago
Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver Isn't really a mill card. more of a take over card. Same with Nightveil Specter.Siren of the Silent Song is not good mill, and not a good creature for a 3 drop.Monastery Siege there are plenty of other ways to draw cards that don't need you discarding. Jace, Memory Adept might be better than ashiok for what you want to do. He will let you draw a card and then you can target yourself to mill 1 card potentially hitting a creature for a Sidisi trigger. Jace, the Living Guildpact would be another good option allowing you to selectively self mill. give you recurion to hand. and letting you restart your graveyard mill clock.Jace's Erasure can let you get another free mill off once a turn. Crawling Sensation is another mill and the occasional hit for a land card going in would be a nice added bonus. Quest for Ancient Secrets another way to restart your milling. Deathgreeter, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Falkenrath Noble all allow you to start pinging opponents if your tokens die, or they board wipe you. I know they aren't zombies the but the value is great. Still don't why you aren't running Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Her recursion ability is great and easy to build up. Ezuri, Claw of Progress will trigger for each zombie token you make. And triggers for more then half of your creatures. You are just passing up on so much potential there to make some big beaters. Tasigur, the Golden Fang let's you self mill and recur to hand. amd can be like a 5 drop. I know it is pricey but Crucible of Worlds will let you ramp better. Butcher of Malakir will give you another grave pact effect. That and you maybe board is full of strong cards right now.
8 months ago
No problem! Also, I prefer Syncopate or Broken Ambitions over Clash of Wills since they're strictly better. I also think Elixir of Immortality is slightly better than Quest for Ancient Secrets, unless you add a Thassa, God of the Sea to the deck and need the devotion. Negate hits a lot in EDH, so I think it's worth running. Disdainful Stroke, Arcane Denial, Swan Song, Deprive, and plain old Counterspell might also be good here over some of your higher-costed options that don't draw you more cards. Speaking of drawing cards, Rhystic Study and Consecrated Sphinx are normally good options in a blue deck, although those cards can be somewhat pricey.
11 months ago
Quest for Ancient Secrets can help recover from excessive discarding.
11 months ago
Since you already have Isochron Scepter, you could try something like Divine Offering or Purge to get rid of artifacts. A more traditional sideboard option is Stony Silence, but it's pretty expensive. For burn, you may just be able to keep out of range by gaining life every turn. You could try flickering something like Cathedral Sanctifier or even Inquisitor Exarch, or you might just put a Rest for the Weary on a stick. Elixir of Immortality is already fairly strong against mill, but Quest for Ancient Secrets is another option. There's also always Wheel of Sun and Moon if you ever decided to break budget.
1 year ago
Drana's Emissary, Cancel, Nullify and Quest for Ancient Secrets are not very good cards. Also, i don't see how this deck profits from land destruction / mana denial in form of Winter Orb and Armageddon. It seems very mana hungry itself and despite having a couple mana producing artifacts, it really needs access to its lands.
Why not run Tezzeret the Seeker , Rhystic Study, Decree of Pain, Exclude, Swan Song, Murderous Cut, Dig Through Time? All of those are really good.
Tezzeret the Seeker is particularly good against mill, since he can repeatedly get Elixir of Immortality from your deck.
As for the Eldrazi titans, they are great against mill, but i think Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre is better here than Kozilek, Butcher of Truth. You already have great card draw engines, but the option to remove a permanent seems attractive, and Ulamog is harder to get rid of.
1 year ago
Torpor Orb has a bit of negative synnergy with your creatures, and unless you know that it will be impact against your local meta, I'd cut that
Learn from the Past and Quest for Ancient Secrets makes it sound like you have a graveyard deck in your group, switch these for the tutors and add a Bojuka Bog, that is, as long as you dont need the instant speed graveyard hate.
other cards that i could see being cut: Well of Lost Dreams, Darksteel Ingot, Pristine Talisman, Fated Retribution, Planar Cleansing, Jace, Memory Adept, Drana's Emissary, Sigiled Starfish, Shorecrasher Elemental
you could also handle running a few less lands, but i wouldn't go below 36-35
additionally, Supreme Verdict would be a good consideration if you feel that you need more board wipes
1 year ago
Here's a list of the cards I dug up which return dragons from GY to deck for scion re-use.
- efficiently costed
- returns multiple dragons
- doesn't make us draw the dragon by putting it on top (ur dragon shuffles stuff away when you use it though)
- instant speed
- difficult to destroy/interact with - other utility (such as a secondary effect, or having a decent body)