Creeping Tar Pit


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Creeping Tar Pit


Creeping Tar Pit enters the battlefield tapped.

symbol:T: Gain or .

: Until end of turn, Creeping Tar Pit becomes a 3/2 blue and black Elemental creature and is unblockable. It's still a land.

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Creeping Tar Pit Discussion

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on The Night Calls You

1 day ago

Thanks! I pretty much own all of it, too, which makes it tempting to build. I'm missing 4 Spell Queller , 2 Settle the Wreckage , Esper Charm , Seachrome Coast . It feels way better than Grixis these days.

The 2 Creeping Tar Pit are bad enough for tapped mana. And I never want 6 lands in play for Colonnade. And fast lands are nice to save some life vs the aggressive meta.

Since you play BGx, do you have any ideas for approaching the grindy decks? This morning I remembered that I'm in the colors for Lingering Souls , which could be decent sideboard tech vs UW and BGx. The grixis Snapcaster Mage / Kolaghan's Command engine was so good in those matchups, but without it I think I'm unfavored.

PuddinWing on Modern Dimir Shadow

2 weeks ago

I dropped the third color because I wanted to solidify my manabase. There were just too many times where i'd have a Blood Crypt and/or Bloodstained Mire in my opening hand with nothing but cantrips and counterspells; Steam Vents and Scalding Tarn with nothing but Thoughtseize , Death's Shadow , etc. Dropping just simplified the strategy for me.

Also, you are 100% correct on Creeping Tar Pit ; i don't plan to make room for it in the Mainboard. It seemed like a good idea at first but, as you said, the ETB tapped is just too slow for this deck. Thanks for the input and the +1.

Squirrelbacon on Modern Dimir Shadow

2 weeks ago

This deck is very interesting and I know it has roots in the legacy variant, but modern is a lot different than legacy. What is the motivation to go for modern DS?

Also, I do not feel that Creeping Tar Pit is desired for this deck. You want all of your lands to come in untapped for any DS list to make sure you can be proactive from the start. With so few lands in these lists, is would be really painful to have to play a tap land on T1 and miss either set up with cantrips or hand hate and delay the game farther, then try to hold up your counter magic on T2 and have to take another turn to set up after... Shadow can be at times an off to the races deck so having to potentially wait until turn 3 or 4 to play a threat would be detrimental.

BrandonJamesCAC on BUG em out!! :)

1 month ago

I've been toying with Sultai myself.

Are you just running Blue for the sideboard mainly? Snappy too but I don't know... I have been having a tough go with the 3 color Rock.

I look at

Creeping Tar Pit

Snapcaster Mage

Then think...

Treetop Village

Eternal Witness

Is the blue even worth it?

Plus 1 though!

osumatthew on Esper Spirits

1 month ago

Thanks for commenting! Creeping Tar Pit has been absolutely phenomenal, and has been the reason I've won several games. It lets me push through damage on a stalled board state and dodges sorcery speed removal and board wipes. I'm quite happy with how it's been performing thus far.

PuddinWing on Modern Dimir Shadow

1 month ago

Good call, my dude. I was originally trying to fit Underground River in here but Creeping Tar Pit definitely feels correct.

BrandonJamesCAC on Jaceless ESPER control

1 month ago

Hello there!

I swore by Esper Control and was a Teferi Hold Out.

I also used Creeping Tar Pit and I completely understand the logic on no Terminus

BUT, after carefully evaluating the new options for control.....

I, with a sad sigh, realized that my love of Esper Charm and Lingering Souls was not enough to splash black.

Search for Azcanta  Flip and Teferi make it almost silly to play Esper. Because they make up for losing the charm.

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Creeping Tar Pit occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.17%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%