Contaminated Ground

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

LucasBenevenuto on Vampire 2.0 (Monoblack)

1 day ago

Thanks darthtofu! I find Quag Vampires to be too expensive for its mana cost, I don't really feel like it's worth it. I actually have one Contaminated Ground , but I'm not sure how it would fit in the deck, cause I prefer to focus on the discard cards for this build. Thanks for the tips anyway man, I appreciate it!

maigray on Sac Attack

4 days ago

Dan asked why I chose Contaminated Ground . My response: "I was trying to find a replacement for Shrieking Affliction and Quest for the Nihil Stone which I use in my Modern mbc deck. My thinking was that by mid-game if you start to force discards with the Specters and Raven's Crime, they will want to hold land back so they can discard that instead of spells. If you've put CG on their land in play they'll have to tap it and you can wear them down w 2-4 pts every turn. On the other hand, if they play their new lands to get around the CG, then they will be discarding spells (which also works in your favour). So it was an attempt to create a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" impact with the discard spells. There are no heavy hitters in the main board, so its win (or die) by attrition."

Matsi883 on What's ***Your*** Favorite?

2 weeks ago

The funniest is Mercurial Pretender , but I like Contaminated Ground the best.

freezerboy on Sheoldred queen of Urborg (HELP!)

3 weeks ago

By that same notion, you can drop the Contaminated Ground as well. If you're looking for something that consistently damages an opponent I'd go with Underworld Dreams or something of that nature.

pacman3 on Sheoldred, "Harvester of Sorrow".

3 weeks ago

Another way to make Sheoldred unblockable: Contaminated Ground .

Cool deck.

bucknut1600 on BUDGET U/W Azorius Sphere of Safety LOCKDOWN

1 month ago

Hey Elladen, how about before getting your panties all in a bunch you check to make sure your answer is right....

MSU is wholeheartedly correct, I assume because he has read the rules as opposed to whatever lack of research you have done. And I would also like to point out that the card at no point says "TARGET"...its says "Enchant creature with power 3 or less". Nonetheless, even if you didn't know the rule off the top of your head, using simple 4th grade reading would tell you that DD is enchanted as long as it has an enchantment on it. So once it is no longer power 3 or less, the enchantment is no longer legally enchanting it (much like how you can have Chained to the Rocks fall off a land if you Contaminated Ground that land).

And for all those people reading this, I have no problem if you want to use this forum to exchange ideas. This is the ideal forum for finding rulings and whatnot, as most of us are educated individuals who have played the game more than twice. But the minute you add a line like "Please be sure and recheck your opinions about the rules before posting." I have a problem, especially when you are so comically wrong. Hence my unpleasant tone. I hate seeing a person who was clearly trying to help a deckbuilder get shot down so voraciously by someone who is not only wrong, but is so rude while being so wrong. So pull that stick out of your butt and read the rulebook.

P.S. it took me 4 seconds to fact check that, (check the bottom where it says "If the enchanted creature's power increases to 4 or greater, Runner's Bane will be put into its owner's graveyard as a state-based action." But that might just be Wizards opinion).

P.P.S I hope your deck works out for you!

pneumonicfungus on

1 month ago

Teleshar, thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely be adding more Thoughtseize and Caves of Koilos once I get them. I do like the idea to get rid of Contaminated Ground however, but I don't know about Ultimate Price , so I'll likely replace it with the Tormented Hero s instead. Regarding Spear of Heliod , I love this card, I've been using it for a long time and it does nothing but good, whereas Obelisk of Urd is pretty nice, but it does conflict with Pain Seer . It will be a consideration, however. Price

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Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2
Avg. draft pick 6.04
Avg. cube pick 7.98


Format Legality
Heirloom Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common
Rise of the Eldrazi Common


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