Contaminated Ground


Format Legality
Pre-release 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
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

Kjartan on I'm so exposed pls halp!

24 minutes ago

This seems pretty janky to honest.

The problem overall is that you have a lot of cards that do nothing but make your opponent lose life, but it comes in the form of a slow clock. You are also leaving your wincondition entirely in the hands of your opponent, letting them make the choices.

I can also see some nonboes in the card pool.

Torment of Scarabs isn't very powerful when you are suiting up their creaures with debuffing auras, since they can just sack the debuffed creatures, causing you a lot of card advantage.

Contaminated Ground rarely helps speed up the process, because if their lifetotal gets low enough for it to be relevant, they'll just choose not to use the land.

Hero of Iroas Doesn't really get to use his 2 ability all that much, and considering how your curve looks (your curve looks pretty good actually), his 1st ability doesn't do much either.

On top of that, you can't beat creaturelss decks.

Zettsuu on Are you afraid of the big black X?

3 weeks ago

[email protected] Thank you very much for you suggestion, I haven't even think how Extirpate strong is when i played it IRL.. I should definitely add more at least for sideboard.. could destroy with this whole tribal/combo decks. And yeah 1 more Gatekeeper of Malakir.. they just run out of them in my local store :D.. i was thinking about Phyrexian Arena as well.. but that's not the most budget way.. Abyssal Persecutor Does not work as i thougt.. i recommend too removing it from deck.. And Contaminated Ground yep.. that card looked fun to play.. but in the late game it's pointless to play.. I'm not really big fan of Sign in Blood spending 2 mana/life for 2 cards + i need to draw it and that is 1 slot maybe for different card. If you know what i mean, excuse my english :x But sure i will try it! Gifted Aetherborn I think this is perfect card for my destroying theme deck. Gives me life, devotion and a protection. I'm really big fan of this idea <3 Thank you

Chronolance on Swampwalk the Opponent

1 month ago

All the suggestions above are very good I'll probably add fit most if not all of them in my next revision. I'm surprised at myself I neglected to put Contaminated Ground in the deck lol. Sheoldred, Whispering One was considered before. But I didn't realize the price dropped. I was originally restricted by a tight budget that is slightly more flexible now.

sgacid on Swampwalk the Opponent

1 month ago

If you are going off Swampwalk then you need to make your opponents have swamps all of the time. Can't just wait for Urborg. Contaminated Ground, Blanket of Night and Evil Presence should be taken into consideration.

Kjartan on Unseen and Annoying

2 months ago

(Sorry I posted trice, Tappedout kept telling my comment hadn't been posted so I tried a couple time over.)

Anyways, I kinda feel your deck is trying to do many conflicting things at once.

You both have cards that try to kill with life loss, and with poison.

If you are on your way to infect your opponent, that Sinister Possession is kinda going to be a dead card, and if you have your opponent at a low life total, Phyresis is not going to be the card you want to see.

You also have this sub theme of land locking, but you don't have that much card draw. Neither do you have too many pieces to support that strategy. You can justify running Spreading Seas in most slow decks, because it cantrips, but if you don't draw multiple Contaminated Grounds, that card isn't going to do much either. And that's assuming your opponent doesn't just run black themselves.

TheChaosVault on No Attacking Allowed

2 months ago

A few words of advice:

Don't use Relic Putrescence if every other card in your deck uses life loss

You probably want to fit in the Contaminated Ground in main

And finally, you want some sort of wincon that is fully under your control, because as of now, you lose to any deck with an inevitable wincon.

Hyperalgialysis on Sorin and Gideon are BFFS!

2 months ago

Gideon of the Trials is a pretty cheap walker and might have some value. Good sideboard cards are Kor Firewalker against burn and Knight of Infamy for the orzhov mirror. Rain of Tears Pooling Venom and Contaminated Ground would be very funny with Small Pox provided you force them to sac lands first. Since budget doesnt seem to be much of an issue Vindicate can really cause headaches for your opponent since it never really becomes a dead card. One last card I am a big fan of in here would have to be Dictate of Erebos for decks that could match your creature production.

mrfab13 on Vampires don't sparkle

2 months ago

This deck could work very well with Bloodchief Ascension

Also for tron hate in SB Fulminator Mage is far better than Contaminated Ground but hey the ground put counters on bloodchief

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