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

Fishtepher on Unblockable Mill

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions! c.mac I'm with you on the land base. I just happened to have Salt Marsh laying around and I didn't want to run over to the card shop to look for better land options. Laziness strikes again...

Ultimately I was going for a dual wincon in damage or milling. Put the opponent in the hot seat like Popalofiti commented. I'd like to keep that dual threat going. Traumatize is one hell of a card and I have a play set, but I threw in Grisly Spectacle purely for the creature removal since it takes a while for this deck to being out any creature that I'm ok with blocking. Glimpse is retardedly good, but I don't have $100 to drop on a playset unfortunately... Great suggestions though. I'll look into the enchantments too.

And Zurikon, I've got a deck that's pretty similar to what you're suggesting, but instead of milling it's got enchant lands like Psychic Venom and Contaminated Ground. Pretty brutal control deck...

Ron_Swanson on Wrexial The Fun Commander

2 weeks ago

Geth, Lord of the Vault is now in. Contaminated Ground is out. Not enough creatures can take advantage of it in the current deck.

SUNBR0S0LAIRE on I'm gonna mill you, then touch your cards :]

1 month ago

RaSkipper, I'm running Urborg, so Contaminated Ground isn't really needed. But thanks man!

RaSkipper on I'm gonna mill you, then touch your cards :]

1 month ago

Since Wrex has swampwalk, a Contaminated Ground can make sure that non-black decks still own a swamp.

A1Dan on Oh Rats!

2 months ago

Ok I Like the starting shell. Ultimate Price is strictly better than Doom Blade. Pack Rat is great and can win by itself. I think if you want to go for an infect sub theme go 4x Ichor Rats and 4x Septic Rats. I don't think Scrib Nibblers is good because it's mana cost is too high, I would just take them out. Pestilence Rats is great and I would throw those in. Swarm of Rats is also good as well. I like Typhoid Rats as a low drop. I'm not big on Contaminated Ground but I love Bad Moon and I would put more in. But over all pretty good. +1

booflesnazzer on Vorosh's Control

2 months ago

Looking good! Here are my recommendations:

Kurremkarmerruk on 2015-06-09 update of Pay to ...

2 months ago

Okay, I played my LD deck No-Man's Land against this. Mine's a Standard brew. I was able to beat this deck 5 out 6 playtests. I never switched out for side board cards for either side. The game changer every time was my Ember Swallower. Whichever lands you enchanted, I sacrificed them.

Mana rampers were also key. I didn't need to use my lands with a few elves, caryatids, and rattleclaws out.

And once I got my land destruction engine running, I focused on taking out your island base and you became a sitting duck. I think you don't run enough lands, by the way.

When RTR was standard, I used to run Contaminated Ground in my LD deck. That's a mean card! The one game your deck won was because of that card. I think your first hand had two of them and I played them right away and I never got the right color of mana after that. It was pretty damn frustrating.

Again, I think this deck would be more devastating if the mana was more reliable. If I ever build a modern LD deck, I'm going to borrow ideas from your deck to beat opponents ugly. I'll punish them for using their mana, and I'll punish them by taking it away.

+1 from me

_-Orvos-_ on 2015-06-09 update of Pay to ...

2 months ago

The thing you seem to be missing is that Mana Web forces them to tap most if not all of their mana, whethere from them reacting to it or its resolution. That makes them take damage depending on how many Psychic Venom, Contaminated Ground, and Pooling Venom cards are out. Yes, they can still have mana, but only in one phase (choose wisely) but it costs them life to use that mana. A burn deck will take anywhere from 2-8 damage a turn when they cast their spells just from having to tap their land. A creature deck has to pay to keep and attack with their creatures. Its not a fool proof deck, but its fun and it does win... a lot.

Color(s) Black
Cost 1B
Converted cost 2


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

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Set Rarity
Gatecrash Common
Rise of the Eldrazi Common

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