Dire Undercurrents


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

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Dire Undercurrents


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

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Fae Trickery

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

Dire Undercurrents - This is pretty spectacular when paired with Bitterblossom and your commander.

Archetype of Imagination - Turns off your opponents flyers and also counts as an enchantment.

Lastly, Meekstone - Your fairies are small, even after being pumped a bit. This could be fantastic for locking opponents down. The same could be said for a board wipe like Fell the Mighty .

Happy deck building!

DoWell on Oona edh combo/control (competitive edh)

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.

  1. An average cmc >3 is bad. The closer to 2 the better.

  2. Many of your lands enter tapped, which is a waste of space and significantly hurts your speed.
    You need:
    Command Tower
    City of Brass
    Reflecting Pool
    Exotic Orchard
    Cavern of Souls
    Polluted Delta
    Flooded Strand
    Bloodstained Mire
    Underground River
    Sunken Ruins
    Prismatic Vista

  3. Artifacts over a 2 cost aren't worth running other than chromatic lantern. They are, again, too slow. Check out:
    Talisman of Dominance
    Lotus Petal
    Mana Crypt
    Chrome Mox
    Fellwar Stone
    Thought Vessel

  4. I would run 6 or 7 counters. 3 of your 4 are unfavorable. Drop everything but counterspell. Check out:
    Flusterstorm instead of dispel.
    Mana Drain
    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.

  1. Card advantage is king. Look into:
    Mystic Remora
    Rhystic Study
    Dire Undercurrents

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.

Kaneka on Phenax toughness milling

2 months ago

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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 ?

Gadianten on I grew out of Naruto, but not out of Ninjas

6 months ago

Some potentially helpful tools for your ninjas kit, Cover of Darkness , Dire Undercurrents , Larceny and Coastal Piracy . I don't have much experience with ninja decks but looks fun.

Nevinyrral_Mayor_of_Urborg on The High Arcana: Circu Citadel cEDH

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.

Otherwise +1

Klazen on I'm The Next Hokage!!!

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!

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