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 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

xWIDOWxMAKERx on Black Zombie

1 day 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

1 week 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)

1 month 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.

RedBuilder11 on Rakdos Zombies (help)

1 month ago

I like this deck too, though it could use some improving. Unlicensed Disintegration is actually really good due to it's mana cost. Not to be rude ramuzzini, but Murder is just strictly worse than Unlicensed Disintegration. Especially when you add the highly essential Metallic Mimic, which is extremely necessary, especially due to your lack of 2 drops. 4 Neheb, the Eternal also seems high, especially in a 22 land deck. I would recommend adding one land and cutting 1 Neheb. You have SO MANY 5 drops, so the extra land is essential, as well as a cut of 1-2 Nehebs and Maybe 1 Liliana, which would help with the Budget as well. You should also replace some of the basic lands with Foreboding Ruins, a strictly better card, which also synergizes with Canyon Slough. I would also recommend making some slight changes to the creature composition as well as the other spells. I will include a list of all changes:


-1 Neheb, the Eternal

-1 Liliana

-2 Plague Belcher

-2 Abrade

-2 Swamp

-1 Mountain

-1 Stir the Sands


+4 Foreboding Ruins

+4 Metallic Mimic

+2 Diregraf Colossus

NobleGhost117 on Testing testing one two zombies

1 month ago

Love the deck! The Stir the Sands feels a little expensive; it's better to have a card you can play for full than a card you plan on cycling for a zombie and a card, after all. If you want to have a lower curve, you could replace them with Liliana's Elite. On the other hand, if you want a bomb that triggers a lot of ETB effects, you have Noosegraf Mob.

ZombieTribalFTW on Diregraf Colossus Zombie Trigger

1 month ago

When I play Diregraf Colossus does its' ability give me an additional 3 zombie creature tokens because I "casted" the tokens from Stir the Sands or do I just get the three from said card?

Lebleu1806 on Rising Ambition

1 month ago

Hello ! I think first 20 land is not enough to play Lilianna planeswalker at 7CMC and other card at 5 or 6 CMC, you need 25 26 land to put a land each turn. You must focus on one stratgie in standard. Here you play mostly zombie so try to play card only zombie to find better synergie. Horror of the Broken Lands, Ruthless Sniper, and Baleful Ammit don't synergie with Liliana's Mastery for example. ON budget you can find great card zombie and you can find better control card.

List of suggestion : Stir the Sands, Nerver // Return, Yahenni's Expertise, Fatal Push not very expensive jus Fatal Push. To replace not zombie card, Certain Death, Final Reward and add more Doomed Dissenter, Lord of the Accursed.

To finish Bloodhunter Bat and Raise Dead are illegal in Standard format.

Good luck with your deck =).

T0tal on Zombie deck help

2 months ago

Hey guys i am using Grantley91 's SUPER Budget Sub $20 B/W Zombies! Post Rotation deck and id like your help because i am missing:

2x Wayward Servants 1x Dusk//Dawn 2x Never//Return 1x Stir the Sands

I'm thinking of substituting Dusk//Dawn with Start//Finish or Compulsory Rest

also i have 2x Dread Wanderer and 1x Plague Belcher . Which of the cards in the deck should i swap them with ?

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