Dark Depths


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual 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
From the Vault: Lore Mythic Rare
Coldsnap Rare

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Dark Depths

Legendary Snow Land

Dark Depths enters the battlefield with ten ice counters on it.

: Remove an ice counter from Dark Depths.

When Dark Depths has no ice counters on it, sacrifice it. If you do, create a legendary 20/20 black Avatar creature token with flying and indestructible named Marit Lage onto the battlefield.

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Dark Depths Discussion

BlueScope on If a Wildfire Eternal is ...

1 day ago

Neither - casting a spell without paying its mana cost is an alternative cost - an alternative to paying the original , that is. In that case, X is treated as 0, and the spell will adjust accordingly.

In general, unless something explicitly says "the number of lands you control" or something, mana and lands are completely different game elements and don't influence each other in any way. Some lands like Dark Depths don't even have mana abilities, other lands do - and it's the ability that produces mana, not the land that somehow makes mana available to you in another arbitrary way.
Also, numbers are never infinite in Magic!

Qolorful on LF: mardu lands H: scroll ...

1 day ago

I have a Monastery Mentor, a Scroll Rack, and everything else in my binder. I'm looking for any combination of expedition lands from mardu colors, Strip Mine, Tectonic Edge, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard and Kor Haven, as well as any version of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Dark Depths, City of Brass and Cabal Coffers. I will work out deals and am willing to potentially pay for them as well

TheDeckMaker2300 on test 2

1 day ago

no problem

so here we go with the others

first off seriously how come Platinum Angel isn't here? its a safety net

i notice Hive Mind is a card so this cycle should helphttp://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?action=advanced&name=+%5Bpact%5D&set=%7C%5B%22Future%20Sight%22%5D

Epic struggle

  1. Sprouting Phytohydra + Pestilence/Pyrohemia
  2. Saproling Symbiosis
  3. Mycoloth
  4. Storm Herd
  5. oh and all the token doublers Parallel Lives/Anointed Procession are the cheapest


  1. Infinite Reflection
  2. Progenitor Mimic
  3. Rite of Replication this is the most important one
  4. Spitting Image

Laboratory Maniac

  1. Leveler
  2. Thought Lash
  3. Divining Witch/Demonic Consultation (also works with Approach of the Second Sun)
  4. Enter the Infinite
  5. Inverter of Truth

Near-Death Experience

  1. Worship
  2. Angel's Grace
  3. Soulgorger Orgg
  4. Sustaining Spirit
  5. Fortune Thief
  6. anything spell/permanent that involves paying any amount of life my favorite isMinion of the Wastes because this works with Mayael's Aria as well

Mayael's Aria

  1. Serra Avatar
  2. Progenitus (promo versions are only $5)
  3. Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage/Vampire Hexmage
  4. Primordial Hydra

Chance Encounter

just one thing Krark's Thumb

Darksteel Reactor/Azor's Elocutors/Helix Pinnacle

note: only proliferate

  1. Deepglow Skate (all other counter related stuff works too.)
  2. anything with proliferate Contagion Engine and Inexorable Tide are the best ones
  3. Kalonian Hydra (the ariel will work as well)
  4. Gilder Bairn
  5. Winding Constrictor
  6. if your are willing to spend this much money. Doubling Season but you can go without it

Celestial Convergence

two things Hex Parasite and Vampire Hexmage but i want to point this out puting it to zero doesn't cause it to trigger it has to be on upkeep for the winner to be decided from this.

Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance

the celestial convergence win con takes this as well

  1. Kambal, Consul of Allocation
  2. Fumigate
  3. Wall of Reverence (with that avatar i mentioned eariler you double your life every end step)
  4. Debt to the Deathless
  5. Any of the whenever one of your creatures ETB Soul Warden is the best one

Barren Glory

  1. you have Banishing Light so the family members of this
  2. Kaervek's Spite trigger just before your turn
  3. Decree of Annihilation

Demonic Pact

just Bazaar Trader and Zedruu the Greatheartedand theres a few more enchantments you can do the exact same thing with Fractured Identity but you need platinum angel for a few of them though


nothing everything you need for this one is here

Approach of the Second sun

just a couple more tutors thats itlast but not least

Mechanized Production/Hellkite tyrant

the biovisonary and epic struggle stuff works if the target is a creature
  1. Darksteel Citadel
  2. Myr Battlesphere
  3. Hangarback Walker
  4. Thopter Assembly
  5. Thopter Spy Network
welp hope this stuff helpsoh one more thing Fractured Identity it works with leveler just as well as phage

qscokm on Kruphix

5 days ago

StaticVoid, Hey sorry I haven't been on this site for months! I definitely would love to have Dark Depths in this deck, but the price is a bit steep, so maybe if the price drops or if I see it a my LGS and I feel extra-rich that day, haha. It would certainly bring this deck to the next level (from terrible to okay-ish), but it would be an excellent outlet for Kruphix, God of Horizons's massive mana savings.Thanks for the suggestion; again, sorry for the very delayed reply!

Triton on Big Sis Sisay Makes the Rules

5 days ago

I think Dark Depths can easily be added in for a basic land.

I think Quicksilver Amulet is less fragile than Elvish Piper, while more mana-intensive.

While I do love Sakura-Tribe Elder, I think Azusa can be swapped in since she's also tutorable.

Ward of Bones feels a tad expensive CMC-wise for a stax build, and you have Winter Orb which does a similar thing Vorinclex does for less. However, the latter is tutorable so I think those can be interchanged to your preference.

Hope this helps!

MoGoose831 on Big Sis Sisay Makes the Rules

5 days ago

Hey sorry for the late response was at work and finally had time to look over your deck.Looks like a lot of fun Sisay has always seemed like an awesome commander!

You already have Elesh Norn so why not add in Natural Affinity for ultimate land kill which would essentially be an instant win 2 card combo.

Azusa, Lost but Seeking is amazing and will ramp better than anything else in your deck so far.

Dark Depths is brutal and combos with Solemnity

Cathedral of Serra and Adventurers' Guildhouse give all your legendaries banding which is super annoying to deal with!

World Queller + Drownyard Temple is another combo that I have to encourage you to at least play test!

Hope these help

Winterblast on What are some funny, exciting, ...

6 days ago

Tree of Perdition would do that. Actually all cards that set a player's life total to a certain low value are kinda fun ways to win. I mean you don't really win on the spot but dropping from 40 to 10 life in the early game is still bad for them.

A really cool way to win would be to go to 0 life yourself, prevent losing, then exchange your life total with someone else's. This can be done with Lich and then Soul Conduit or Repay in Kind. The BBBB of Lich are abit tough in a 3 colour deck, but with Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and stuff like that you can probably pull it off in a casual meta. Another way to go to 0 life and not lose would be Phyrexian Unlife and cards that generate a lot of value in exchange for life, such as Necropotence or Ad Nauseam.

In GWB you could even pack this in a deck with Solemnity and Dark Depths because you have a lot of land tutors, such as Crop Rotation, Sylvan Scrying, Realms Uncharted.

The only problem is that this colour combination has no really good commander that does something for such a strategy. There are only 5 legends in GBW, maybe your best choice here will be Doran, the Siege Tower.

Draw_Wurm on Tokemon *Budget* Temmet EDH

1 week ago

No worries Deepstriker29. Hey xsilverwarrior7. I think Dark Depths may be a little bit out of budget for a $50 deck! Thanks Daedalus19876

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