Darkslick Shores


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
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Darkslick Shores


Darkslick Shores enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or fewer lands.

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

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Darkslick Shores Discussion

sylvannos on Blue Tron into legacy suggestions

1 day ago

The thing about Legacy is that it has Wasteland (44% of Legacy decks use it), meaning Tron is unplayable. You're also going to run into problems of playing a blue deck without Force of Will.

The obvious solution would be to play MUD, Eldrazi, or Sea Stompy, but you're on a budget and those decks want City of Traitors.

What other Modern decks do you have? I see you have Eldrazi decks in your profile, these might be doable without City of Traitors and you can load up on Ghost Quarters instead of Wasteland.

You might also consider playing Burn, since it's actually cheaper to build in Legacy than it is in Modern. Mono-Black Reanimator is another choice if you have some Entombs lying around.

Helm of Obedience combo can also be built on a budget if you have a bunch of Modern cards already. Leyline of the Void, Darkslick Shores, and Rest in Peace are its expensive cards. The rest of it is $1 rares.

The issue is "budget" in Legacy means ~$100. There's even more options if your budget is $200~$300. Remember, Legacy is normally a $3,000 format. $25 is what people spend on individual sideboard cards.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Abnormal Harmony

1 month ago

Your reasoning seems sound on all accounts. The interaction (counterspells and removal) looks like it needs tuning, but I have no idea what's right to play. Just keep testing and it'll become apparent. One thing I can offer is that Spell Snare is the best 1-mana counter to play in the mainboard. So if you find you want to reduce the mana curve, then spell snare will be your friend.

The mana here is atrocious. Buddy lands are less than ideal, but I guess they're fine on a budget. But upgrade to Darkslick Shores and Creeping Tar Pit when you get a chance.

You need to hit 3-5 lands every game. On 2 lands you won't have mana to play a counter and a cantrip, or to play spell queller. Death and taxes, which has to hit 3 lands every game, plays 23 lands with no exceptions. You have cantrips, so you can get away with less, but I think 21 or 22 lands is the right number. Certainly 20 is too few and 23 is too many.

As for you colors, I'd say turns 1 and 2 you want play duals, then turn 3 you can start fetching basics. I think you need UU, BB, and W by turn 3. Additionally, basic plains is not the basic you want to fetch. Thus, there are 2 optimal land combinations for turn 3: UB land, a BW land, and an island; OR UB land, UW land, and a swamp.

In all cases, you want to have a UB land. I think your optimal mana looks like:

4x polluted Delta

4x flooded strand

2x hallowed fountain

1x watery grave

1x godless shrine

2x island

1x swamp

1x plains

2x field of ruin

2x Darkslick shores

1x creeping tar pit

That's 21 lands, add another Darkslick or tar pit to get to 22. Since you're trying to grind and likely won't be keeping 1 land hands, I think tar pit is okay. The non-fetchable lands are UB because you can always draw them. But then it's balanced by 2 hallowed fountain, which helps make sure you can always get W, even if you mill one away with thought scour.

This, of course, is an unreasonably expensive mana base. Darkslick, tar pit, and the 2nd fountain are the easy cuts. I guess buddy lands are okay substitutes, but I'd try to upgrade those first, if possible.

rothgar13 on Mana Help Requested For Esperzorius ...

1 month ago

The best lands for that purpose are usually fastlands. Some number of Concealed Courtyard and/or Darkslick Shores combined with fetches and shocks should do the trick.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd on Wait, you play Grixis? Why?

1 month ago

I think the problem with Murderous Cut is the same as with Grim Lavamancer - my graveyard just can't support it.

Serum Visions is too important because it can set up Delver of Secrets flips. Things I'm considering as far as tuning goes:

There are other things for tuning, but those are at the front of my mind at the moment.

I do like the idea of 3 Mana Leak in the main. Countersquall is much better vs Jace decks and vs Path to Exile, but I think mana leak is better on average.

Anteus3575 on Esper Superfriends: Need help with ...

1 month ago

Some more basic lands would be where to start. You could use the "fast lands" like Concealed Courtyard and/or Darkslick Shores also you could use the "check lands" like Drowned Catacomb and/or Isolated Chapel The fast lands are better for the early-ish game while you do not want to many check lands on your first handful of games. Another cycle of lands that is painless but very slow is the filter lands, which were just reprinted in m25,Fetid Heath these as well as the check lands require anothe land/mana source. There are a whole bunch more but these are the best and most consistent out of them.

22edinkel on Well Oiled Clock

1 month ago

oh. ok. Then the only thing that I think you could add would be a better land base. Maybe adding Darkslick Shores, Polluted Delta, Watery Grave, and even Academy Ruins. It would just help you cast all you're stuff. Maybe remove some of you're aggro creatures and go more combo, using Myr Retriever as even more artifact return from graveyard.

weezle101 on Faerietale

1 month ago

I think this list is sweet but I would recommend a Thoughtseize over one of the Inquisition of Kozilek and I would maybe play Darkslick Shores [Watery Grave] and Polluted Delta Otherwise this is pretty cool.

PhotogenicParasympathetic on ToolmasterOfBrainerd

2 months ago

Hi there! I'm actually trying to roll back my trading for a little bit, but I am selling most of my binder. Which cards, as well as Darkslick Shores, were you interested in, and would you be interested in purchasing them from me rather than trading?

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