Contaminated Ground


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan 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
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.

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Contaminated Ground Discussion

nitebane21 on Wight of Precinct Six Mill

1 week ago

This deck seems tons of fun and I just bought it on TCG for about $15 and am going to give it a whirl at my LGS. Need some good sideboard tools though to combat fast T1 stuff like Elves and Tron. I think Contaminated Ground will work well and maybe try to find room for some counterspells.

APPLE01DOJ on Input on deck idea

1 month ago

Contaminated Ground, Ensnaring Bridge, I don't know the name of it but there is a lack enchantment that gives -2/-0 but taxes the opponent everytime that creature attacks.

Chasmolinker on Pox-Rocks

1 month ago

APPLE01DOJ Thanks for the input. The mana base is a little clunky at times, but the deck allows for a bit of a slower game against most of the current meta. (Besides burn) A turn one forest is critical. I keep going up and down on Field of Ruin as it is the slowest land in the deck. But it plays really well with Crucible of Worlds both giving land destruction and pseudo mana ramp.

Contaminated Ground seems interesting... I'm not sure how I feel about it though.

I really like Worm Harvest in this deck. I'll probably cut an Explore for it.

I added one more Liliana of the Veil over Funeral Charm. I'll see how that goes.

APPLE01DOJ on Pox-Rocks

1 month ago

How's the mana base working for you?

I'd personally suggest Contaminated Ground over Spreading Algae because it's not dependent on you having an Urborg in play.

I think those 2 SB Lilly's should be MB.

Perhaps a single Worm Harvest would be good even with Dark Confidant.


2 months ago

Contaminated Ground, Shadow of Doubt, Field of Ruin are all good in the Tron match up.

APPLE01DOJ on Zombie Copter

2 months ago

I would personally cut the Plague Belcher for 3x Bontu the Glorified. Belcher is a fun and sometimes effective card but this isn't a dedicated zombie build so it does loose some of effectiveness. Bontu has the same body and perks but is harder to deal with and plays a little bit nicer with your reoccurring creatures. In the 4th slot I would put a singleton Herald of Torment. It's good on it's own but can also enhance another body to get damage through when other means fail.

If budget is no concern I would strongly advise adding Dark Confidant and Liliana of the Veil to this deck.

Cast Down may be a better choice than Victim of Night depending on your meta. Cast hits Gurmag Angler but you now miss Tasigur, the Golden Fang.

Smallpox is a valid option for this deck!

Small tweak, I would MB 3x Thoughtseize & 3x IoK. I can't imagine any matches you would really want all 8 copies. Maybe Lantern Control? I would replace the 2 SB slots with Bile Blight. Bile Blight hits tons of stuff in modern and is very underrated.

I'd also consider replacing some of the SB's extra removal with some mana hate. Contaminated Ground, Rain of Tears, Surgical Extraction, Ghost Quarter, Shadow of Doubt

Infinite Obliteration may be good if you face Storm or COCO decks often.

ellie-is on

2 months ago

I'm thinking Contaminated Ground is a bit slow for Modern and that you probably don't want tun run a full playset of Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx as multiples are dead and they do you no good until you've gotten at least four devotion (at three they're as good as an extra swamp, and at two or less you're either losing mana or tapping it for , but with all the double black costs you don't really want to be doing that).

If money is not a problem (though I understand if it is), Inquisition of Kozilek and/or Thoughtseize are probably must-haves in black control. And you might want to get some one drop creatures or enchantments to help with the devotion problem and to make sure Nykthos is helping you more often than not.

All that said, though, this seems really fun and I dig the concept!

SilverChariotPart3 on Pauper Mono-Black Control

3 months ago

i suggest Contaminated Ground since you run a Gray Merchant of Asphodel and the deck itself is control so contaminated ground is a good addition

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