Creeping Tar Pit


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

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Creeping Tar Pit


Creeping Tar Pit enters the battlefield tapped.

Tap: Add {{U}} or {{B}} to your mana pool.

{{1,U,B}}: 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

jamesss on Mono blue control

4 weeks ago

Hi, I love the deck and I think that a few copies of Spreading Seas could be very beneficial as it shuts down man lands like Celestial Colonnade or Creeping Tar Pit who are instrumental in many decks win conditions in addition to shutting down multicolored decks. It also works with Disrupting Shoal to counter Snapcaster Mage, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben, Dark Confidant and many more important cards. In addition to drawing a card. I really like mono-blue control and maybe Jace, the Mind Sculptor can make it work well in modern!

RedmundR2 on Fun Police

1 month ago

I actually like the all-around control style of this deck. Personally I would consider adding in Remand over Mana Leak just to have some card draw, plus mana leak gets pretty bad later in the game. Cryptic Command is a fantastic card, and I would probably try to keep it in. I personally would remove Creeping Tar Pit for either basics or maybe some board wipes like Supreme Verdict.

ArchonBlue on Esper Geist *12-4 @ FNM*

1 month ago

Death's Shadow could be good here, maybe swap in a couple for the Resto Angels, Thoughtseize for Collective Brutality, and Creeping Tar Pit for Shambling Vent.

I also think Mana Leak is just bad if you draw if anytime in the mid to late game, I'd replace with some combination of Countersquall, Logic Knot, and/or Spell Snare.

ArchonBlue on Esper Control

1 month ago

I play control too but I'm not a big fan of Sphinx's Revelation, Mana Leak, or Secure the Wastes because they are all very conditional. Instead, I recommend an additional Snapcaster Mage for value, 2x Search for Azcanta  Flip for more consistent draws, and another Esper Charm because its just an all around great card. I'd also swap out a Drowned Catacomb for a Creeping Tar Pit and throw in a couple Gideon Juras for more consistent ways to close games. I'd also suggest switching out one Supreme Verdict for a Wrath of God to help you play around Meddling Mage.

cplvela0811 on Wet Jund

1 month ago


Hey, I like that these colors are your choice. +1! I also really like the 4x Creeping Tar Pit.

If I may, have you considered Countersquall, over Negate? The life loss, paired with Collective Brutality is pretty sweet.

Also, Damping Sphere is legit against Tron & Storm style decks.

Cast Down is a newer card that came out and helps these colors deal with decks like Hollow One and creatures like Primeval Titan.

Either way, I like your 75. The Tireless Tracker, Dark Confidant, Serum Visions, and Search for Azcanta  Flip, must make for some interesting draws and advantage.

Here's my 75, but it is more Control oriented:

Salty Control

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cplvela0811 on Mind Veil

2 months ago


Thanks for the comment. That is a valid point, regarding Cemetery. To be fair towards the card - I had been rocking it, for the splash and being Control, was better than a fast-land. As you can see, there are few sources for it already, considering the low amount of cards here.

Field of Ruin is great, in theory, however, being a tri-color deck, makes a colorless land very situational (I know it plays well with JTMS). The mana base has been well, and even gets me some Snapcaster Mage into Cryptic Command - reliably. I did take your advice though. I removed a single forest, for 1x Creeping Tar Pit.

That Tron match-up. I completely forgot Damping Sphere! That's a 2x for one special (Tron & Stormy). Honestly, this deck performs pretty decent against tron in comparison to "faster" shells. It is still softer to it, no doubt. The helps out a lot and Ceremonious Rejection is no slouch. I thank you for indirectly reminding me of Damping Sphere.

Hunson_Abadeer on Sultai Delirium

2 months ago

Creeping Tar Pit seems better than Hissing Quagmire in my opinion

Cool deck list!

ArchonBlue on

2 months ago

Death's Shadow is a bit of an odd choice in this deck, I'd cut both for two more copies of Creeping Tar Pit. You should also have boardwipes in the mainboard, I'd cut Terminate and Electrolyze for two copies of Damnation. Lastly, splashing red just to run Lightning Bolt doesn't seem worth it, especially since you stated you have trouble with your life total. I'd recommend going Esper Control (blue, black, and white) or just straight black and blue.

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