Contaminated Ground


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash (GTC) Common
Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Common

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Contaminated Ground

Enchantment — Aura

Enchant land

Enchanted land is a Swamp.

Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life.

Contaminated Ground Discussion

Akromathia on Hervaiser 4.0 (Black Control)

1 month ago

Hello Icbrgr, thank you for your compliments, I am glad you like the deck.

  • Sangromancer is quite powerful, and just like you said, not quite popular. She will never disappoint you.
  • Lashwrithe is an amazing artefact, and I am running tests with it. Based on your suggestion I found Dread Shade . This new creature is somewhat similar to the artifact and gives both; a much-needed punch to the deck, and a great target for the insane mana produced by Cabal Stronghold , that was wasted sometimes.
  • Rain of Tears is also a great suggestion, and I am currently testing it as well. However, it is a mixed bag. It is indeed more reliable than Contaminated Ground , but I deeply miss the extra damage cause by it.
  • Sorcerous Spyglass and Pithing Needle are pretty good against Planeswalker, just like you stated. But I think I have a pretty decent anti walker spell density in 4x Ruinous Path and 2x The Eldest Reborn . And we can factor in the 4x Duress and 4x Memoricide as well for game 2 and 3.
  • Ratchet Bomb is excellent! In all honesty I had forgotten the thing. I will try to buy some and find a spot in the deck for them.
Thank you very much.

Icbrgr on Hervaiser 4.0 (Black Control)

1 month ago

very neat build! Ive never heard of Sangromancer before...that has "build around me!!!" written all over it.... some general tools that i think would be worth your consideration would be Lashwrithe which would/could be amazing equipped to an unchecked Vampire Nighthawk ....I think Rain of Tears might be better sideboard tech than Contaminated Ground and I think Pithing Needle / Sorcerous Spyglass are good Sideboard options to answer any planswalkers that the opponent manages to resolve.... Ratchet Bomb could be used too but its a bit slow but the best tool ive found in mono-black to deal with enchantments.

legendofa on Should We Be Worried About ...

2 months ago

Throwing this out as a possibility: already has cards like Contaminated Ground , Contaminated Bond , and Relic Bane . My prediction is soft removal and punishment, not Disenchant .

inuvash255 on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

Speaker to the Winds

Creature - Human Shaman

At the beginning of your end step, if you cast two or more spells this turn, drift Speaker to the Winds. (Exile it, then return it to the battlefield transformed and attached to target land.)

"Look out into the world, young one, and see..."


Windawoken Wilds

Enchantment - Aura

Enchant land (Target a land as you cast this. This card enters the battlefield attached to that land.)

Enchanted land is a Forest and Plains.

Whenever enchanted land taps for mana, its controller gains 2 life.

"...the world as I see it."

Hope you don't mind- I altered the verbiage of the effect a little bit. There was a lot going on there, but I think this works a little better.

Half-replacing the land with the 'harbor' would get confusing. It would be as if you had another land down there, but it wasn't a "real" land because it belonged to the enchantment land... I considered "sacrifice a land", but the flavor is supposed to be to "see the land through different eyes", right?

The land becoming a Forest and Plains works like Lush Growth , where the enchanted land loses all abilities. I based the riding effect on Contaminated Ground , so you could potentially put all your eggs in one basket and have one powerful land. I dropped the "you control" bit so maybe a black 'drifter' could slap the equivalent of a Contaminated Ground on top of your Windawoken Wilds.

Next: Wildcard, I suppose.

Alkadron on PDH Zombie Army

4 months ago

This is really cool, I didn't realize that Zombie Master was an uncommon.

I feel like you need more Contaminated Ground , Evil Presence and Tainted Well - you're sitting on a goldmine with that Swampwalk for everyone ability, you just need to give people some swamps. Those cards are probably much much better than Relic Putrescence and Death Watch at least.

hellhole3927 on Choke Claim

5 months ago

I would prefer sideboarding most actual land destruction spells, since they are usually 3 drops and a ton of decks can already function on 1-3 lands (ex: Burn, Infect, Affinity, any deck with Aether Vial ). Also splashing black for things like Evil Presence and Contaminated Grounds may be worth it although I don't know if they would be worth adding.

HalbrechtHalbrecht on Life drain

5 months ago

I love mean decks like this! XD +1 from me.

Contaminated Bond made me think of Contaminated Ground , which could be fun in this deck! It really messes with their mana base and hence their ability to cast spells, potentially screwing up their color fixing as well as making them choose between being a turn behind (effectively) on mana or losing even more life.

What to cut? I'm not sold on Blood Artist and especially Zulaport Cutthroat being great in this deck, unless you KNOW you're going up against a deck that wants to sac its own creatures for value. In fact, that's the very sort of deck that these cards are good in, commonly known as the Aristocrats archetype. You need to be able to reliably ensure creature deaths through removal or sac effects in order to make Blood Artist consistently good, but you're only running 5 such effects. Note that unlike the Artist, the Cutthroat only triggers on your own creatures dying, so it's not even good against a deck that regularly sacs its creatures. So if you're going to keep one of the two, I'd keep the Artist and replace Cutthroat with Contaminated Ground.


10 months ago

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