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Whenever a blue creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player draw a card.
Whenever a black creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may have target player discard a card.
Dire Undercurrents Discussion
1 month ago
Adds: Kokusho, the Evening Star , Ravenous Chupacabra , Go for the Throat , Hero's Downfall , Murder , Snuff Out , Solemn Simulacrum , Sidisi, Undead Vizier , Crux of Fate , Baleful Strix , Rapid Hybridization , Disallow , Negate , Beacon of Unrest , Rise of the Dark Realms (if you still have one), Ashnod's Altar , Hedron Archive , Gray Merchant of Asphodel , Buried Alive , Read the Bones , Deep Analysis , Night's Whisper , Swan Song , Meteor Golem , Living Death , Wayfarer's Bauble , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Illusionist's Bracers , Training Grounds
Cuts: Body Double , Clone , Consuming Aberration , Necropolis Regent , Phenax, God of Deception , Sire of Stagnation , Stitcher Geralf , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Dire Undercurrents , Propaganda , Steal Enchantment , Blustersquall , Countersquall , Grisly Spectacle , Psychic Strike , Pull from Tomorrow , Sinister Sabotage , Thought Collapse , Undermine , In Garruk's Wake , Kindred Dominance , Psychic Drain , Time Warp
1 month ago
Very interesting running so few creatures. I like it though. +1 from me.
Have you considered any of the following:
Glen Elendra Archmage - A faerie and re-usable counter magic all in one
Marchesa's Decree - You are a pillow fort deck making the Monarch mechanic very strong. This can also be used politically by letting an opponent through and then letting everyone else fight over the monarchy.
Skullclamp - The best card in any deck playing tokens.
Notorious Throng - Makes faeries and can give you an extra turn
Archetype of Imagination - Turns off your opponents flyers and also counts as an enchantment.
Happy deck building!
1 month ago
I'm sorry to be the bad guy, but this deck is far too slow to be competitive. It may be in your local meta, but it will be eaten alive in a tournament.
An average cmc >3 is bad. The closer to 2 the better.
Many of your lands enter tapped, which is a waste of space and significantly hurts your speed.
City of Brass
Cavern of Souls
I would run 6 or 7 counters. 3 of your 4 are unfavorable. Drop everything but counterspell. Check out:
Flusterstorm instead of dispel.
Delay over spell crumble (if you're playing a true competitive deck, they'll just tutor the card back up))
Disallow is the only 3 drop work running.
Swan Song is also better than dispel.
Pact of negation is okay at best. 5 cost isn't worth it it stifles your next turn.
I can tell you like desertion given your artifact selection. There is only one word to describe that card. BAD. Take it out.
That's all I have for you. It's a decent deck. I like the build outside of the artifacts, counters, and lands. Change them up and you'll be amazed how much better this deck will become. It'll be significant.
2 months ago
I am currently wondering about the efficiency of the Extract -like effects, so I am trying this card and Bitter Ordeal while lowering my mana curve a little by taking out two inefficient 5 CMC cards (even though I really like Patient Rebuilding ). I never found the right turn to play Dire Undercurrents anyway.
One other thing I am thinking about is running the three allied fetches that I have in another deck and Prismatic Vista . Deck thinning is always a plus and it synergizes with Altar of the Brood . I may udate the deck soon with this in mind.
Finally, the spoil of Arcane Signet from Throne of Eldraine might be the right time to think about ramping harder ... and I wouldn't know what to take out. Any suggestions ?
3 months ago
Altar of the Brood , Blood Seeker , Lifegift , Paradise Plume , Dance of Many , Diabolic Servitude , Dire Undercurrents , Mirrodin Besieged , and Treachery just to name a few non creature etb effects that are great to double
6 months ago
6 months ago
Dire Undercurrents for when you make faeries? Also looks like you are running light on board wipes. If Mill is your tactic, might want to add Illusionist's Bracers to double that up and it works great with Dire Undercurrents since you get to mill them more when your faeries ETB. Make them draw, then discard.
6 months ago
I added Dire Undercurrents to my deck as a replacement for Kindred Discovery , which is a great card, but didn't quite do the job it was supposed to. Yuriko draws fine by herself if you've got lots of ninjas in play or if you've pulled a Conspiracy effect, but not so much without them. The problem I ran into with Kindred Discovery is that it struggles in exactly the same situation as Yuriko, and then when it's doing well, it's usually doing too well, and drawing half my library in conjunction with Yuriko. Dire Undercurrents will work more slowly, but in conjunction with my small unblockable creatures. Should be a nice change.
Good to know about Mu Yanling. I think I may take a chance on her! Thanks!
Dire Undercurrents occurrence in decks from the last year
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