Vizier of Tumbling Sands

Vizier of Tumbling Sands

Creature — Human Cleric

: Untap target permanent.

Cycling (, Discard this card: Draw a card)

When you cycle Vizier of Tumbling Sands, untap target permanent.

Browse Alters

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Vizier of Tumbling Sands occurrence in decks from the last year

Latest Decks as Commander

Vizier of Tumbling Sands Discussion

9-lives on Absurdity of Adjustment

1 month ago

Here's what I mean! On turn 1 if I'm luckky I can have any of Arboreal Grazer , Diabolic Tutor , a land--especially Mana Confluence , Aether Hub or Thespian's Stage or Lotus Field , or Wishclaw Talisman with or without Leave / Chance and/or Skybind or Vizier of Tumbling Sands . I can cast Wishclaw Talisman on turn 2, or bounce it with Leave / Chance on turn 3, Vizier of Tumbling Sands on turn 3, Diabolic Tutor on turn 4, and Arboreal Grazer as many times until I get enough for Lotus Field , which I will probably have an abundance of lands, just need to draw Lotus Field .

Diabolic Tutor , as a last resort card, on turn 4 at most, importantly, will give me what i need for either Lotus Field or Wishclaw Talisman . When I get either of these, I can use Wishclaw Talisman and tutor a Leave / Chance , or Skybind and any other card if I don't mind the opponent using it, which could be a Vizier of Tumbling Sands or Hidden Strings ; or hopefully already have a Hidden Strings with a Vizier of Tumbling Sands that I can use with my Lotus Field . However, if I tutor a skybind, it will require at least 5 mana for skybind, which is prohibitive on the game's tempo, but even pure wishclaw/skybind decks face this. If I use Lotus Field and tap/untap early, I can get enough mana for skybind easily.

Generally most people who play this lotus storm combo, are relying on land ramp to get to enough mana for a lotus field. This means that on turn 1 they really need to draw a Arboreal Grazer and/or a Elvish Reclaimer , and Elvish Reclaimer is a very nice card! Although, it is only useful on turn 3 which this card has the upside of tutoring one lotus field for those mana. Its use of 2 mana and sacrificing 1 land leaves one less land in the graveyard compared to using lotus field itself with 3 mana, which can be useful, and if we gain one more land, it can be used again!

TriusMalarky on Absurdity of Adjustment

1 month ago

Lotus Ramp Example List:

Example curve:

  • t1 land, Elvish Reclaimer

  • t2 land, sylvan scrying

  • t3 land, Kiora

  • t4 use Reclaimer to jam Lotus, untap lotus with Kiora, Pore over the pages and Vizer to sift through your deck a bunch of times until you can jam Pelakka wurm.

That is, of course, a rough draft.

Wishclaw Blink exmaple deck:

Plus some stuff, get to 80 cards, add Yorion in SB as companion, eventually win with token flood.

I want you to look at those too first-draft fairly optimized decks. Take a really good look. I want you to count the number of cards that are in both decks.

Now, I want you to do this exercise: guess how many cards in the lotus ramp deck can go in the wishclaw deck, and how many cards from the wishclaw deck can go in the lotus ramp deck.

Tell me your answer, and we'll see if you're right.

9-lives on Vizier of Tumbling Sands and …

1 month ago

Would Survivors' Encampment work with Vizier of Tumbling Sands to where when i use the former to tap the latter, it automatically uses the latter's tapping ability? Or are these separate abilities?

iSacs1987 on From the Depths of the Sea

2 months ago

@multimedia: Thanks for the Tips. I will include some of your suggestions in the Future, especially Fierce Empath , Garruk's Uprising , Path of Ancestry and Shared Summons . I won't include Kiora's Follower or Vizier of Tumbling Sands because I'm not a Fan of Untapper.

@SuckassBolas: Koma, Cosmos Serpent and Hydroid Krasis are both at the Top of my Wants list for this Deck and Koma is already on its way, so that I can include it in the near Future.

@kurban1213: Thanks for your Suggestions. The whole thing around islandwalk was something I played in the first version of this Deck as it resolved around Tromokratis , but it wasn't very useful. Considering Evasion I'm currently trying to use Garruk's Uprising . Dark Depths is not bad, but I think it won't fit in this Deck. Thespian's Stage is something I consider including.

I'm sure I will be able to give an update on this Deck in one or two weeks time.

multimedia on From the Depths of the Sea

2 months ago

Hey, well done on a budget and nice package of Sea Monsters :)

Court of Bounty is a budget repeatable way to cheat big Sea Monsters onto the battlefield as well as repeatable ramp and draw. Fierce Empath and Shared Summons are tutors to put Sea Monsters into your hand. Empath is nice with mass bounce effects such as Whelming and Crush since then he can be a repeatable tutor.

Mosswort Bridge's hideaway can be triggered with just Arixmethes. Garruk's Uprising can be repeatable draw as well as give Arixmethes and all Sea Monsters trample.

Kiora's Follower and Vizier of Tumbling Sands can untap any permanent including Arixmethes or Piper, etc. they're upgrades for mana dorks. Beast Within is an upgrade for a removal spell. Talisman of Curiosity is an upgrade for a mana rock. Path of Ancestry is a land upgrade.

Some upgrades to consider:

  • Court of Bounty --> Oko, the Trickster
  • Fierce Empath --> Field Research
  • Garruk's Uprising --> Mulldrifter
  • Kiora's Follower --> Maraleaf Pixie
  • Vizier of Tumbling Sands --> Lullmage's Familiar
  • Shared Summons --> Harmonize
  • Mossmort Bridge --> Woodland Stream
  • Talisman of Curiosity --> Ur-Golem's Eye
  • Beast Within --> Eye of Nowhere
  • Path of Ancestry --> Rupture Spire

Good luck with your deck.

king-saproling on Target opponent is your teammate [BANG!]

4 months ago

Cool deck!!! I really dig the intent here. You might like these: Null Chamber, Vizier of Tumbling Sands (can untap your friend's lands or mana rocks), Aphetto Alchemist, Unbender Tine, Hyperion Blacksmith, Tidewater Minion, Fatestitcher, Ghostly Touch, Nin, the Pain Artist, Captivating Glance, Act of Treason (steal an opp's creature, then use Zedruu to permanently give that creature to your friend), Braingeyser, Arcane Artisan, Proteus Staff, Diviner Spirit

Daedalus19876 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

4 months ago

sleeper_agent007: Aphetto Alchemist can untap itself, so it gives infinite self-mill directly with Mesmeric Orb. Tap Aphetto targeting itself, let it untap, repeat.

Vizier of Tumbling Sands/Fatestitcher can't target themself (for this exact reason), but when Araumi gives them encore, we get multiple copies. So Copy A can untap Copy B, which can untap Copy A... Giving us the same effect as Aphetto Alchemist + Mesmeric Orb! ;)

Daedalus19876 on To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

5 months ago

Awk0shi: Thank you, this is performing well so far! I'm pleased with how it's shaping up... I'm definitely considering Intruder Alarm, yeah, though to be honest I haven't had huge trouble keeping Araumi untapped between Aphetto Alchemist, Vizier of Tumbling Sands, and Fatestitcher... Intruder alarm is a dangerous card, but I think we could make it work given that we're running a lot of Merfolk Looter type effects...

I'm not a fan of Freed from the Real, though. Pemmin's Aura, MAYBE, because it has a shroud ability. But auras are a bit too fragile in my opinion.

I'll take a look at your version in the morning! But I'm glad you liked my list, you're welcome to leave a +1 if it inspired you... ;)

Load more