Sift Through Sands

Sift Through Sands

Instant — Arcane

Draw two cards, then discard a card.

If you cast a spell named Peer Through Depths and a spell named Reach Through Mists this turn, you may search your library for a card named The Unspeakable, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might (DDS) Common
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Common

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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
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Sift Through Sands Discussion

Zomgasa on Jodah

1 month ago

I really like Jodah decks, would defiantly say Warstorm Surge is worth it as an add and it combos with Enter the Infinate and Omniscience REALLY well for a "I hope you can stop this!" sort of turn.

Ancient Brontodon just feels vanilla in this deck, there are more interesting things than a 9/9 dude without trample or something more scary and harder to deal with. cough Blightsteel Colossus cough

Fusion Elemental is cool and you can cast him without NEEDing Jodah on the field, but same argument as the Brontodon, just boring.

Leyline Prowler and Rattleclaw Mystic are nifty, but nothing will be better than a Birds of Paradise or Noble Hierarch for that early game goodness!

I actuall like Pathrazer of Ulamog, he's big and hard to deal with. Ulamog's Crusher however, I'd rather play one of the Eldrazi Gods directly (depending on how the rest of your metta plays).

I don't understand what Wall of Runes, Feral Incarnation, or Opt do for you. Go for more direct land fetching, fix those colors! (by the way, I like the mana filter ideas, solid back-up plan that doesn't require foolish amounts of expensive lands!)

Peer Through Depths and Sift Through Sands are cute, but why not go bigger or something like Rhystic Study?

I love the direction and it looks like it plays well, but I would take it as more aggressive. Mana-ramp to get Jodah out as soon as you can and just start abusing his power!

WillowtheCouncil on Weirdly Arcane

9 months ago

Maybe Callow Jushi ? You can build up counters pretty fast, and then lock your opponent from playing stuff for a while. Also a pretty good clock. Cunning Bandit can be S.B. tech to essentially fog creatures for a while. Ore Gorger can be an expensive SB plan against some decks to wipe their lands away, but I'm iffy on it. You can also use Goblin Electromancer to help you cast spells. Also consider Sift Through Sands and The Unspeakable in the S.B.


ruler_of_mtg on Izzet Magistorm

1 year ago

Why use Reach Through Mists? That card is only worth it when you have Peer Through Depths and Sift Through Sands as well, so that you can free-cast The Unspeakable. Use a more competitive spell, like Opt, which is strictly better.

sg_86 on

2 years ago

Have you considered Reach Through Mists, Peer Through Depths, Sift Through Sands and The Unspeakable? They seem like they might work.

enortom on Narset - Multiplayer - Work In progress

2 years ago

If you want to add another creature you could add a The Unspeakable combo, search with Firemind's Foresight to find Peer Through Depths, Reach Through Mists and Sift Through Sands. its a cool interaction, but not really worth it.

TheAnnihilator on

2 years ago

Into the Roil or Cyclonic Rift is prolly better than Vapor Snag. Glimmer of Genius and Pull from Tomorrow are good inclusions. If you include Engulf the Shore, then it would be a nice synergy to play cards like Augur of Bolas too, since they'll come back to your hand (another example would be Omenspeaker).

The issue with the Peer Through Depths, Reach Through Mists, and Sift Through Sands combo stuff is that it's all very reliant on having it all at once in addition to the fact that both The Unspeakable and Delver of Secrets  Flip are very easy to remove, which makes it difficult to actually win. All it takes is a resolved Doom Blade and you will eventually run out of counters and can't win. The by and far best wincon for budget monoblue control is AEtherling, because it pumps, unblockables, and saves itself from virtually any type of removal by exiling itself. Elixir of Immortality is cute too.

Icbrgr on Sipping Espresso

3 years ago

Do you have any thoughts on running Isochron Scepter in conjunction with more 2 or less CMC spells like Remand?

I know this isnt exactly a "Competitive" suggestion...and kinda goes deep down a rabbit hole... but after looking at your deck i got and idea for a different direction you could go in and that would be going into a jeskai arcane deck with The Unspeakable as your win condition. Reach Through Mists + Peer Through Depths + Sift Through Sands and incorporate other jeskai arcane spells like Glacial Ray or Ethereal Haze. idk just a thought i felt id share the idea. happy brewing and good luck +1 from me!

lagotripha on Izzet an Experiment

3 years ago

Ah, its cool. The thing is Platinum Emperion is a pretty big removal target, and you're likely to find yourself tapping out, or nearly tapping out, for it only to get hit by the various mainboard artifact removal spells in most of the midrange I see at the moment. These people are (or at least should be) preparing for Worship or Ghostly Prison already- I'd honestly rather fill my hand with Pulse of the Grid to keep my counterspells handy at the 6+ mana you'll need to play and protect it. There is a reason you don't see Sift Through Sands delver decks in the past. Now, as a transformative sideboard I could get behind it, but thats a different thing. Good luck with the brew, but I'd expect for it to function it'll transform into a midrange izzet control setup rather than delver if the combo stays mainboard.

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