Blighted Cataract

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Uncommon

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Blighted Cataract

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: Add to your mana pool.

, , Sacrifice Blighted Cataract: Draw two cards.

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Blighted Cataract Discussion

Kjartan on Let's Begin With Control...

8 hours ago

Fist of all, Brainstorm isn't modern legal.

Second of all Eerie Interlude is really bad here. It's way too clunky.

Blighted Steppe Is not that good either. It'll net you like 2 life when cracked, and you can't track it throughout most of the game. Blighted Cataract is much better.

Corrosive_Cat on Muzzio's Machinations

1 day ago

Arch of Orazca would make a good replacement for Blighted Cataract, Metalwork Colossus is probably pretty funky and there's some good jank you can do with it, Grand Architect, Soldevi Machinist, Vedalken Engineer and Renowned Weaponsmith could be cool too, and Workshop Assistant is more recursion if you needed it. Cool deck!

ynot000 on Danny's Oloro

1 day ago

Here are my land suggestions:

1x Adarkar Wastes

1x Blighted Cataract

1x Caves of Koilos

1x City of Brass

1x Command Tower

1x Sejiri Refuge

1x Drowned Catacomb

1x Fetid Pools

1x Glacial Fortress

1x Irrigated Farmland

1x Isolated Chapel

1x Maze of Ith - not really a land because it doesn't tap for mana, but it's a good card

1x Nimbus Maze

1x Path of Ancestry

1x River of Tears

1x Scoured Barrens

Here are the land cuts:

Which would leave you with a manabase of:

1x Adarkar Wastes

1x Arcane Sanctum

1x Blighted Cataract

1x Caves of Koilos

1x City of Brass

1x Command Tower

1x Dismal Backwater

1x Drowned Catacomb

1x Esper Panorama

1x Evolving Wilds

1x Fetid Pools

1x Glacial Fortress

1x Irrigated Farmland

2x Island

1x Isolated Chapel

1x Jwar Isle Refuge

1x Maze of Ith

1x Nimbus Maze

1x Opal Palace

1x Path of Ancestry

5x Plains

1x Prairie Stream

1x Reliquary Tower

1x River of Tears

1x Scoured Barrens

1x Shambling Vent

1x Sunken Hollow

3x Swamp

1x Temple of Deceit

1x Temple of Enlightenment

1x Temple of Silence

1x Temple of the False God

1x Tranquil Cove

1x Underground River

1x Vault of the Archangel

This manabase can largely be ported over to Zur, except for the lifegain taplands like Jwar Isle Refuge, which I think are generally just okay but are good in this deck because with Oloro out, you can play it and draw a card. I tried to keep the prices pretty low, because I didn't know your budget, but you can add Hallowed Fountain and stuff if you like (especially that one since it's cheap). Bad fetches like Bad River and Flood Plain get better if you spring for shocklands.

Paxreseda on Bring Down the Beats

2 weeks ago

Lands

Lose Blighted Cataract Evolving Wilds Skyline Cascade. Add Cloudpost and Glimmerpost. Consider adding Simic Growth Chamber to bounce Glimmerpost

Spells

Dump Spell Shrivel and Hedron Archive. They distract from what the deck wants to do. Replace Call the Scions with Awakening Zone and From Beyond to give you constant, passive token generation. Beastmaster Ascension to give all those tokens some teeth! Fecundity turns each sacrificed token into a draw. Growth Spasm will let you fetch lands and give you more tokens. I see a theme....

Eldrazi Utility Creatures

Keep Blisterpod and Tide Drifter. Dump the other drones. Add the hyper-efficient Nest Invader. Add Blight Herder, Ulamog's Despoiler, and Void Attendant. Consider Vile Redeemer depending on the boardwipe prevalence in your meta game.

Eldrazi Heavies

An army of tokens makes Hand of Emrakul a no-brainer. Definitely have two of Bane of Bala Ged in the main board.

Most of the recommendations are under $1.00 with 95% being less than $.50. That being said, all token decks need to run Cryptolith Rite. Tapping tokens for a mana of any color speeds the deck into overdrive!

Magic & dogfighting share a common principle: When heading to the merge, speed is life.

Vettedog677 on Talrand's refusal

3 months ago

Swapped out Trophy Mage for Chromatic Lantern. Also swapped out Archmage Ascension for Burnished Hart. I need more ramp and I don't think Archmage Ascension will ever produce anything valuable. Blighted Cataract and all three deserts are swapped out for 4 islands and Tolaria West. Eventually I'll have more utility lands so I want tolaria in there ahead of time.

Dismal on red blue combo deck

4 months ago

Personally, I would switch out the Blighted Cataract and Blighted Gorge for some red/blue dual lands, maybe a Shivan Reef or Swiftwater Cliffs. Besides that, I love the deck.

mookman288 on Coldfire Grand Master

5 months ago

I originally had those Soulfire's when they were like $10-$20, so now that the deck is very affordable, I think it would be great for an entry level deck. What I want to do to improve this deck is:

Cut:

Add:

Ruby_Rule on Simic Moonfolk Landfall

5 months ago

Boundless Realms triggers landfall multiple times while thinning out your deck. Seer's Sundial is good for card advantage. Sunstone and Constant Mists will halt aggro decks in their place and buy you valuable time. Dust Bowl will help deal with annoying non-basic lands. Also Sunstone, Constant Mists, Dust Bowl, Blighted Cataract, Blighted Woodland and World Breaker all work well with Crucible of Worlds and Ramunap Excavator. Simic Growth Chamber is also good.

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