Ancient Stirrings

Ancient Stirrings

Sorcery

Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal a colourless 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 coloured mana in their mana costs are colourless. Lands are also colourless.)

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Ancient Stirrings Discussion

Roak on Affinity

2 weeks ago

I see what your saying but I just got ride of Carapace Forger because first it isn't a artifact and second it wont get hit by Ancient Stirrings . I kept Myr Enforcer because it counts for the artifact count and i has the chance to be free where Carapace Forger will always be 2 mana. Seek the Wilds is a good card but i can hit so much more with Ancient Stirrings like my other artifacts.

Nicklaffy2302 on Affinity

2 weeks ago

Nice decklist. Only thing I would consider changing out is Myr Enforcer for 3 Carapace Forger if you're looking for more aggro. High chance that you would be able to play Forger on turn two and have it as a 4/4, and Enforcer would most likely come out turn 3 with reduced cost. If it's too much colour when digging with Ancient Stirrings , maybe try out Seek the Wilds . I like the versatility of Sojourner's Companion .

wallisface on Hornets & Meteorites

3 weeks ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi probably the more useful thing about stuffy doll is that it opens up a whole lot more cards the deck could potentially use, like Ancient Stirrings and Karn, the Great Creator . Having more options for card choices in a deck normally results in being able to build something scarier

Balaam__ on Killer Krab Kult of Innistrad (Azorius Eldrazi)

1 month ago

Very unique idea to build around. Great theme. I’d advise against running a tertiary color though. But I think you could take your core concept and run it in a few different directions.

I’m envisioning a build revolving around crab/eldrazi tokens and Emrakul's Evangel . Populate with Druid's Deliverance / Growing Ranks or blink Eldrazi Skyspawner with Essence Flux ; dig for Eldrazi with Ancient Stirrings ; sustainably generate tokens with From Beyond . I’d recommend adding countermagic too; Counterspell might be tricky to land with its double , but Remand and Mana Leak are both effective.

lagotripha on Gruul Infect

1 month ago

I was looking at the evasion as a possible swap, relying on vines/blossoming, but it is a 'how much should be cut' question, and that needs playtests against the metagame you'll face - it wouldn't be 'swap a few cards', but build a package of 10-12 cards that work together to fit in.

After a couple tests I'm not comfortable with mass as more than a 1-of 'gotcha' without something to improve the payoff, (multiples are really bad) but something like Expedite offers a little card draw and a little haste in a neat package. If it was an 8 heirach brew, I'd say differently.

Card draw is a strong option, but Light Up the Stage needs life loss that infect has trouble inflicting. If I was going that direction, I'd look at Ancient Stirrings and Plague Myr - card draw is fine, but card filtering is a lot better in these colours - seeeing as much of your library as possible to pick the things you need from it is good. That and the value plan will want redundant pieces.

I think the biggest thing is making a decision about where you want the deck to differ from u/g - knowing that you are going for an explosive turn from the hand, or race from turn 1, and how it plans to take advantage of the metagame will make the shape of the deck a lot clearer.

GregariousG on Gonna Need A Bigger Playmat | *Primer*

3 months ago

To BloodDragon,

Thanks for stopping by my hot mesh of cards I like to call Naya Tron. I really appreciate when other players ask me in-depth questions about my deck. It makes me evaluate what I’m trying to do. In the midst of answering your questions, I found some flaws that I feel like I was able to correct.

How many Tokens/Treasures do you find you are actually getting it to play? In games are you actually closing it out with a Tall-Commanders, or just going wide with Thopters and Golems? Some combination of Tall-Golems thanks to Ich-T? Or are you closing games out more combo-style with the mentioned R.Fireweaver, Terror of the Peaks, or Alibou?

I am finding that I can produce a moderate amount of token. However, this deck is called “Gonna Need a Bigger Playmat”, not “This Can All Fit Just Fine on the Playmat.” I've been debating with myself if I need three token doublers. I think that answer might be no. Because of that, I added Servo Schematic to the main deck. This creates precious artifact creature tokens on ETB, LTB, and is an artifact itself. I thought about adding Pia Nalaar or Pia and Kiran Nalaar for the Thopter tokens. However, I wanted something that was loopable with things like Daretti or Goblin Welder . Tangent aside, this deck, generally, closes out the game with a combination of burning out the table and applied pressure with tokens. There is a line where Ich-T and all the golems get infinite +1/+1 counters, but I haven’t put that to use yet. Also, Chandra, Torch of Defiance is another burn outlet and gets ultimated more often than you think.

I feel like I am not understanding all the Pop-rocks you have (Lotus Petal, Chromatic Sphere, Etc) are you managing to get Teshar/Osgir consistently? Does this deck go in for the kill extremely fast? Or am I missing the point all together here?

This deck isn't a fast kill deck. It has more infinite combos than intended, but this build is meant for the mid-game. Like in Modern Tron, I want my mid-game much faster than everyone else at the table. For example, I've gone Ancient Tomb into Mana Vault , played Lotus Petal , then played Hour of Promise . Now, this was the absolute nut draw, but that was capable due to fast mana like Lotus Petal . The pop-rocks are like artifact-based cantrips. I can't count the numerous times I've played Ancient Stirrings off of a Tron land due to Chromatic Star or Chromatic Sphere .

For me, Teshar and Osgir play different roles. Teshar is more for recurring my low CMC creatures during the grindy mid-late game. With Teshar, I want to loop cards like Goblin Engineer and Blade Splicer for value. The exception to this rule is if I have a way to sacrifice or put Dockside Extortionist in the graveyard. If I have that setup, I'm going for that line of play immediately. Osgir, on the other hand, is more for explosive lines of play. This could be ramping hard with multiple Mana Vault s for Sol Ring s. For me, the synergy between the artifact lands and Osgir is too good to pass up, even without a token doubler. Though I save the bombs of this deck for Feldon of the Third Path , there are times when exiling them with Osgir is an option. For example, I don't need Wurmcoil Engine or Verdurous Gearhulk if I'm Feldon looping Triplicate Titan . I've gladly sac those options to get two token copies of those beaters. If Alibou, Ancient Witness is on the field, I'm more inclined to go for this option.

And between all the Land/Urza synergies you seem to be aiming for did Tireless Tracker or Crucible of Worlds end up not performing well? Have you considered Wrenn and Six for land recursion?

At one point, I consider using both Tireless Tracker and Crucible of Worlds in the 99. However, they both didn't make the cut for one core reason. This deck, besides Hour of Promise and Sad Robot, makes one land drop per turn. Thus, making one clue token per turn is ok, but there are better things I can be doing at three mana. As for Crucible, Eternal Witness is my answer if I need lands back.

sylvannos on B&R February 15 2021

5 months ago

@DuTogira: You're not really thinking about where Chrome Mox fits into the format vs. Simian Spirit Guide . Simian Spirit Guide is like an uncounterable Lotus Petal that isn't shut off by Stony Silence with the only downside being you can't recur it. Chrome Mox requires you to pitch a card and it's an artifact that has to be activated.

Where does that even fit in Modern? Cascade decks don't play it because Violent Outburst into Chrome Mox is all kinds of feel bad. Storm doesn't really want it because of the card disadvantage. You could do something stupid like Island -> Chrome Mox -> Exile red card -> Goblin Electromancer , but that leaves you with only 3 cards to try and win with (4 on your draw step). They basically have to be Gifts Ungiven , ritual, ritual, Manamorphose . If your opponent Lightning Bolt s the 2/2 or blows up the Chrome Mox , you won't be able to do anything other than cast Gifts Ungiven and pass. Griselshoal is in a similar spot, where it's already struggling to get the combo running. And Urza decks aren't even playing a full set of Mox Amber , so it's not like another mox that struggles to work because 70% of the deck is colorless is adding anything.

So where does that leave Chrome Mox ? Probably in a similar position from when it was in Extended. It gets used like another copy of Aether Vial for aggro decks or another mana rock for midrange. The most likely places you'd see Chrome Mox are in decks like D&T, Infect, Fish, Ponza, and the odd combo deck like Oops! All Spells or Griselshoal.

I'm just speculating and obviously I can be wrong. I think, though, that a more serious question needs to be had regarding Modern's banlist. If we can unban Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Bitterblossom , maybe we need to reevaluate what cards are problematic and what cards are on there because they were too good in Standard, Extended, or previous versions of Modern. We also need to consider which cards are causing other cards to get banned, Urza, Lord High Artificer or Ancient Stirrings being good examples.

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