Stir the Sands


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Uncommon

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Stir the Sands


Create three 2/2 black Zombie creature tokens.

Cycling 3B (3B, Discard this card: Draw a card.)

When you cycle Stir the Sands, create a 2/2 black Zombie creature token.

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Stir the Sands Discussion

Falconone on Tricolor-ed Token Tactics

4 hours ago

What about some Cemetery Reaper or Gisa and Geralf? I sadly need to say that i dont like Stir the Sands because it is so expensive, also if you cycle it its meh in my eyes. Also Rise from the Grave could be swaped with Zombify for a cheaper revive if you want. I hate expensive cards because often you dont have enough mana to play more then one card in a bad situation...

Nicoblack on Kashmir Zombies

2 weeks ago

First of all if you want to get competitive keep in mind steadiness of the deck, more copies of the cards you are playing. This doesn't look like a control deck and you are planning to attack with a crap ton of zombies, so the faster you can do that the better. I would take out Gisa and Geralf, Noosegraf Mob and Drunau Corpse Trawler from the creatures, because they are expensive to cast in an aggro deck and Rise from the Tides, Rise from the Grave and Stir the Sands because you are neither throwing things in the trash nor casting a lot instants or sorceries. Your removal is actually well based and Time to Reflect just seems like an over performer in this deck.

Turn Aside seems weird but functional, just take into consideration that mass removals in standard are not targeted, so you may run into troubles.

If you want to get into the competitive scene there's actually not a better thing than to play against other guys and find the common solutions, maybe targeted removal, maybe more creatures, don't build your deck to win against a single deck, that's why sideboard exists.

I would suggest you to add more cheap creatures to keep pressuring your opponents by attacking every turn like Doomed Dissenter.

Anyway, in the end it is your deck, don't hesitate to add cards that you want to play with or build around some cards, it just feels better if you have fun playing your deck with a strategy that you came up with.

Leon9358 on Really struggling

1 month ago

black white zombie life drainrun Anointed Procession and Wayward Servant. run it with Liliana's Mastery and Lord of the Accursed, and the big one Stir the Sands. also with Liliana, Death's Majesty. there is also a white card that exiles target creature that was blocking or blocked a zombie this turn for only 1 mana!!! don't forget to run Doomed Dissenter i really think you could make a good deck with all these cards. i will try to make a deck later today.

heyitsaking on Zombies Approach

1 month ago

I recently build a zombie deck around Scarab God, and one thing I found is that having too many high cost cards kills the deck against an aggro deck, especially aggro energy decks. Binding Mummy, Doomed Dissenter, Lord of the Accursed, and Wayward Servant are a really good choice, but I would recommend adding some Fan Bearers and/or Dread Wanderer instead of Lurching Rotbeast for easier combos. If you still want a stronger zombie card I recommend Plague Belcher instead, because its ability can combo with Doomed Dissenter, or sacrifice a zombie to just damage your opponent plus Menace is a nice touch.

Originally I also considered running Stir the Sands and Liliana's Mastery, but I found myself constantly getting mana chocked and not being able to do anything for a couple turns.

Here is my zombie deck, if you want to check it out: Scarab God's Minions

Deadbeach on BW Zombies

1 month ago

You already are dipping into White, I suggest to add Anointed Procession, Liliana's Mastery, and drop the expensive Stir the Sands.

xWIDOWxMAKERx on Black Zombie

2 months ago

I'm new myself and from the looks of this, you appear to have done what I did at first: throw things together.

Ask yourself, "what am I trying to do with this deck?". Do you want to create zombie tokens? Add more: From Under the Floorboards Stir the Sands Dark Salvation

Take a look at what I've pieced together and the affect of my deck. Maybe you'll see something you'll like that could boost yours as well?

Qolorful on B/W Zombie tokens

2 months ago

You don't have much token generation for anointed procession. You might want something like Oketra's Monument and Stir the Sands. Off the top of my head those two will go well with it. Also, consider embalm and eternalize cards. They will copy themselves when you use that ability. the best one is Angel of Sanctions to the best of my knowledge, but there are others you can look up

rapicho on Rakdos Zombies (help)

3 months ago

Looking at this deck I'm kinda assuming you're planning for the next standard rotation since you're not running any card from before kaladesh?

Keeping with that assumption you'd be better off switching one Stir the Sands for another Liliana's Mastery.

Agreeing with RedBuilder11 if you can add 4 Metallic Mimic's, do so.

If you want Unlicensed Disintegration to go off effectively with this deck I'd recommend adding some artifacts in addition to the Metallic Mimic mentioned earlier.

I'd recommend looking into the red/black aftermath cards Cut / Ribbons and Claim / Fame. Ribbons has good synergy with Neheb, and the black portion of Claim / Fame will have good synergy with Metallic Mimic if you can add it in.

In terms of artifacts to add there's an interaction I used in the prerelease, that I'm not yet sure how well it'll work in standard but it is fun you can use Mirage Mirror to clone Liliana's Mastery or Lord of the Accursed to add an additional zombie lord to the field, but the problem is that it'll be a null turn unless you get it out with 5 mana and a zombie lord already on the field.

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