Dark Depths


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage 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
From the Vault: Lore (V16) Mythic Rare
Coldsnap (CSP) 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

Cereal_Killer on Bloodline of an Ancient Coven

1 week ago

I think, since it's a tribal, you should definitely add Cavern of Souls

Some other good lands could be: Marsh Flats, Bloodstained Mire, Arid Mesa, Sacred Foundry, Luxury Suite (or, if you have money, Plateau, Badlands, Scrubland), Winding Canyons, Maze of Ith, Ghost Quarter, Strip Mine, Wasteland, Bojuka Bog, Nephalia Academy, Slayers' Stronghold, Command Beacon, Arcane Lighthouse

If you want some combo in your deck you could add Exquisite Blood (goes in combo with Sanguine Bond) and Dark Depths, that goes in combo with Vampire Hexmage)

TheCaptainsLog on Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control

1 week ago

Wonderful deck - precociousapprentice thank you for putting in the time and effort into putting it all together and including such a detailed write-up.

I made a very similar version based on yours and have been playing it for a few months now.

A highlight was going 1v1 with a highly tuned Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck that was worth a small fortune. He played 4 or 5 permanents on turn one! It looked like he was going to run away with the game, but I hit him with Virtus the Veiled + Suspicious Bookcase. It still looked like he was going to run away with the game until I slowed him down with Kambal, Consul of Allocation. It still looked like he was one draw away from victory until I played Solemnity and Dark Depths and took the victory. My hands were sweaty at the end. We even drew a crowd of onlookers anxious to see who would win.

My advice for others interested in building this: Righteous Aura is a great budget substitute for Forcefield, imo. This has been mentioned before, but is buried in these comments. I've also gotten a lot of mileage out of Whispersilk Cloak, both for the shroud and unblockable.

WhichKing on Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

1 week ago

You can consider adding the Thespian's Stage and Dark Depths combo since you have Life from the Loam. You can even add Vampire Hexmage to help with the combo, it also acts as a repeatable PW killer with Muldrotha's ability.

SufferFromEDHD on Untouchable

1 week ago

Doh! How about Thespian's Stage for the Dark Depths combo and doubling up on the big mana lands.

WhichKing on Ring! Ring! Ring! Bananaphone!

1 week ago

Feels like the Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage combo could be squeezed in. You have Ramunap Excavator, E.Witness and Regrowth as means to get the lands back. Thespian's Stage could come out first while you sandbag the Depths for when you need it. Along that line you can also put in Vampire Hexmage as a way to access the combo/ hate on PWs and stuff that uses counters.

enpc on Will Avatar of Growth Be ...

1 week ago

User:DemonDragonJ: As stated, Primeval Titan fetches any two lands on both cast and attack. So you could fetch Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth or Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage, or any otehr gross combination. And a 6/6 body is MUCH more relevant than a 4/4 body. Avatar of Growth seems mediocre at best. I would play Skyshroud Claim before I played AoG.

On the topic of Sylvan Primordial, the issue with the cards is that there is too much of a value swing on it. The issue was that decks were designed to consistently get this down turn ~2 (via Entomb/Reanimate effects) and just go for opponents' mana bases. But unlike most other MLD, it's not symetric like Strip Mine (you both go down a land) or Armageddon (everybody goes down lots of lands), you go up in lands as your opponents go down. And then having somebody sac and reanimate primordial 3 turns in a row just swings games too hard to a point where nobody else can recover.

x1214Tango on Amazing Grace How Sweet the Lands

2 weeks ago

DrukenReaps thanks for the thoughts ive been thinking about Glacial Chasm i just haven't pulled the trigger on aquiring one similarly to Dark Depths i own 4 copies but they are in my legacy deck and i hate to share cards except for my Bayou im just gonna swap that one lol.

as far as Nissa, Vital Force i would like to pick another one up i ended up donating mine to a friends sons first edh deck (mono-green stompy) i would like to replace the nissa i have in the deck for her but just havent got around to picking one up

and as far as Worm Harvest, i just never seemed to have enough lands in hand to retrace it as i am having to scrape to get lands into hand to feed windgrace let alone to use the retrace but it is one of those cards i will probably keep it closer to the deck and might swap it back in if i think it fits better

but anyway thanks for commenting ive been scouring peoples lists on here to see what cool things people are playing in their decks in order to perfect my own as this deck has what feels like overnight become my favorite deck

Rhadamanthus on Land creatures with Blood Moon?

2 weeks ago

Whoops, I missed that the second half of Boza's question was about Dark Depths. I thought it was still about Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle. Kogarashi gave the right answer for Dark Depths.

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