Ancient Stirrings


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Ancient Stirrings


Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a colorless card from among them and put it into your hand. Then put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order. (Cards with no colored mana in their mana costs are colorless. Lands are also colorless.)

Ancient Stirrings Discussion

Scarlet2009 on More Modern talk with Jay, ...

2 weeks ago

i personally feel that not including green for Ancient Stirrings and Sylvan Scrying is a mistake. they're just too good at getting your lands and whatever else you need. a 2nd color might not be a bad idea, but never a 3rd.

Darth_Savage on Pillage Coats Charm Calamity Boom! T1 LD Primer!

3 weeks ago

Hi Asturonethoriusaline you left a couple of comments over on my deck Ode to Hogaak and asked for some feedback... First a quick aside, Hogaak was rightfully banned in Modern, Faithless Looting was banned at the same time, this card was one of the best graveyard enablers around. Looting made decks like Hollow One and Izzet Phoenix possible and allowed them to reliably finish in top 8s of championships. The modern format is adjusting to this banning, additionally Stoneforge Mystic was unbanned.

Your deck looks a lot like ponza or mono-red prison, but it also looks far less consistent than those decks. Ponza has a better ramp package in Arbor Elf and Utopia Sprawl it can also lean on Blood Moon which it shares with the prison deck and can just net free wins. Mono-red prison also has the Karn, the Great Creator and Mycosynth Lattice combo (this would also work with Liquimetal Coating). What I'm trying to say is there are established modern decks in this vein, which have been optimised.

There isn't a lot I can suggest here outside the obvious, what I will say is don't underestimate the importance of consistency, for example you could use Ancient Stirrings to dig for coating or a land... Another card you might want to use is Veil of Summer this was just printed in m20 and has mostly replaced Autumn's Veil.

Good luck with your brew and have fun refining it.

TypicalTimmy on Irencrag Belcher (ELD Modern)

4 weeks ago

Well, I just played it out and got absolutely literally nothing.

Here's what I did.

Now I am down 4 life, have a hand of 0 cards, and a single land on the battlefield with mana left in my pool I can't spend.

Well. That happened. Gg.

averagenovice74 on Mirran Stoneblade

1 month ago

If you want to beat TRON as a COCO deck, generally your sideboard somewhat has to tuned for it to beat it cleanly, which with the banning of Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis should make it easier to attack TRON more easily and open more slot to. Because game ones......are pretty rough for any CoCo based deck against tron....that's just how it is.

But if you're adamant of having a fringe on tron and certain other matchups G1 you can always swap Path to Exile for Force of Negation . Hits Early Expedition Map , Ancient Stirrings , tap-out Oblivion Stone s. Since it's their non-creature spells usually that beat you.

You definitely want Spell Queller s in the deck lol. That's just a hard swap out for Mirran Crusader . More interaction the better just in general.

Then you can build your sideboard accordingly to what you want to attack and not want to lose to.....WINK WINK G Tron.

Good stuff! 1+ from me!

Eledain on Once upon a Time - ...

1 month ago

I think that Ancient Stirrings will eventually get banned and Once Upon a Time will be the "replacement" for Tron players.

shadow63 on Once upon a Time - ...

1 month ago

After turn 0 it's just a strictly worse Ancient Stirrings

SynergyBuild on Once upon a Time - ...

1 month ago

In Coco lists, this is a miss with Collected Company , in mono-green tron it is a miss with Ancient Stirrings and misses all of the walkers, stirrings, spheres/stars, maps, and walkers.

It seems really good, possibly too good, honestly, too good, but it doesn't make any deck that didn't already exist as a good deck get a ton better...

Except Devoted Druid combo. That deck may make this busted. Turn one dig for Druid or Vizier of Remedies , rarely a bad topdeck either. This deck that just got Giver of Runes for protection, as well as Finale of Devastation and Eladamri's Call ...

That deck is the only one I see this card singlehandedly making busted. There is a chance other cards in the set will make this card too powerful as well. Imagine it is a cycle ;-;.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Once upon a Time - ...

1 month ago

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This card is Ancient Stirrings on steroids. I honestly think almost every green deck (that has creatures) will play this. If you play Noble Hierarch , this card gives you 5 more chances of having one in your opening hand. Or 5 more chances at a prison creature. It fixes your mana: if you have a 1 land in hand, this is pretty reliably a 2nd land. And if you have enough mana already, this gives you gas. And I definitely think this is way way too good for Tron in modern.

What gets me is that you can play this on turn 1 for free. And on later turns it's only 2 mana to cast and it's still a great effect.

I have no idea how this card made it through the testing process. It looks insane. I will be shocked if it is not banned in modern within months. I suspect it will find its way to the ban list in legacy as well, but I'm not as confident.

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Ancient Stirrings occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.32%

Green: 6.03%