Contaminated Ground


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Dday5689 on Fear the Walking Swamp

2 months ago

I totally agree that there's a little overkill between Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Contaminated Ground and Evil Presence. The benefit of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth that the others don't have, is that it's free and it will be awesome if I get it out early. The downside to the card is that it turns lands into swamp, in addition to their other type, so it is only there for swampwalk. Both Contaminated Ground and Evil Presence will actively stunt their mana growth and because there are enough of them, it is likely I will get at least one or two in early game.

I can totally see why that renders Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth a bit useless, but I may play test this a bit more once I can afford all the cards to see if it's really even helping.

I see what you're saying about Sword of Light and Shadow. I think I'll have to take a closer look at some other options.


saj0219 on Fear the Walking Swamp

2 months ago

Interesting concept! A few ideas:

  • I think there's an interesting tension between Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and your Contaminated Ground and Evil Presence. Urborg basically turns those into dead cards (though you still get the life loss from Contaminated Ground). I don't know if that means get rid of Urborg (though I do think if you use it, you want more than 1), but it is something to think about.
  • I think you would benefit from some targeted discard and removal. Inquisition of Kozilek is pretty great (and not too expensive), and Raven's Crime could be a nice discard outlet for you to get rid of cards that might be dead in your hand. I'd suggest Fatal Push, but you can't reliably count on losing a permanent to extend it's reach. Maybe something like Victim of Night?
  • I don't know if you're looking at Sword of Light and Shadow for the protection or it's ability, but if it's for the protection, I might suggest one of the swords that does not give you protection from black. If your opponent has a black creature, they have a swamp, and so your swampwalk creature is already making it through (and I don't know that any of your creatures are so unique and powerful that you need to save them from a kill spell). But if you play, say, Sword of Body and Mind, you can now sneak past that Tarmogoyf whether or not you've been able to turn their lands into swamps.

Hope this helps!

nitebane21 on Wight of Precinct Six Mill 2.0

3 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months 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.


4 months ago

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

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