Fetid Pools


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Fetid Pools

Land — Island Swamp

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Fetid Pools enters the battlefield tapped.

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Fetid Pools Discussion

blast_shark on The Unthinkable Graveyard, Zombie Self Mill

2 days ago

Treasure Hunt seems like it would be a good inclusion in this deck if card draw is being problematic. You'd probably have to run more lands to make it work well (maybe add Fetid Pools). I'm intrigued by the deck, and I think I might try making something similar to it.

multimedia on TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o

2 days ago

Hey, welcome to TappedOut. Sorry for the late reply, but I wanted to give in depth answer to your question.

If you're dead set on playing Tezzeret then you can use the recent winning U/B Control lists as a base. I think you can use this base to improve your deck. By simply adding Tezzeret and Swindle/Master as a win condition once you have control of the game. Outside of Tezzeret and Master I think you're cutting you're chances to win too much with a lot of cards that are less good then pure control cards or The Scarab God. Mechanized Production, Metallurgic Summonings, Torment of Hailfire and Revel in Riches these are not good constructed playable win conditions; they're too slow requiring too much set-up without enough payoff.

These cards are fine for casual play with friends or FNM, but you're going to be disappointed if playing them entering a bigger more important tournament. I don't like Riches because if you're playing it then you're also playing Treasure Map  Flip and with Map and/or Swindle using treasures to draw cards or play spells is much better than hopefully saving up until you get to 10 treasures to win the game.

I'm going to give you three different versions to consider, hopefully giving you some ideas from each version. First a control version that uses Tezzeret, Swindle/Master and Azcanta. The second version is improvise artifacts with Tezzeret, Swindle/Master, Rebuke, Map and Herald of Anguish. The third version is a mixing of the first two versions, it's Tezzeret control with artifacts.

The second and third versions are most likely what you're looking for because both gets more use out of Tezzeret, but I don't think either is good enough to take to a PPTQ. They're both more fun than the first version, if fun is more important than being competitive. The first version is the more competitive of the three versions. It's definitely not better than straight U/B Control with Scarab God. Different yes, better no.

Whatever deck you bring to the PPTQ it really needs to have a strong matchup vs Temur Energy, have main deck answers to The Scarab God and have a good sideboard plan vs Runamp Red. Temur, Red and U/B Control are most likely going to be the three most played decks at the tournament.




Good luck at the PPTQ.

TheGuyWhoNeverGoes4o on Black Aggro

2 days ago

Seems Pretty Decent. do you run Lost Legacy for competitive reasons, or for your friends decks that you know exactly what are in them? Either way, i personally might out one or two into the main depending on how predictable your opponents are. Things like The Scarab God or Carnage Tyrant can be easily taken out with these, and should be. Decks can usually be figured out by the first turn or two based off of lands. If i play Fetid Pools turn one, you're probably going to guess I'm playing U/B Artifacts, and target Tezzeret the Schemer, Mechanized Production, or Revel in Riches. Do you understand what I'm saying?

Another thing. I might run one or two Dragonskull Summit in case you don't get Aether Hub. And let's be honest, in your deck, is it EVER going to enter tapped? It'll make your Claim / Fame easier to activate multiple times.

Argy on U/B Tezzeret Shenanigans

4 days ago

Imo your mana would be faster like this:

4x Drowned Catacomb
4x Fetid Pools
3x Field of Ruin - destroys Azcanta, the Sunken Ruin  Flip
2x Ifnir Deadlands - nerfs Gods
5x Island
6x Swamp

You only have one Glimmer of Genius in the Sideboard so Aether Hub isn't going to help a lot with colour fixing.

TheRealAdam on BU Budget Mechanized Marionette

1 week ago

I don't know how restrictive your budget is, but a couple of ideas

Submerged Boneyard is 100% garabage, seriously. Play more basics if you can't afford Drowned Catacomb or Fetid Pools, but don't try and sub either with that thing.

Tezzeret the Schemer is kinda the reason Marionette Master works as well as it does. It can produce pseudo-treasures to burn with, kill threats (especially indestructible ones like Hazoret), pump Marionette Master to make it burn even harder, and even provides an alternate win con with the emblem. Run as many as your budget enables.

The Scarab God is clearly outside your budget, but anyone else reading this who has access should definitely run it. It makes Marionette Master even stronger, and honestly can win games on its own if your opponent doesn't have an out.

You're running way to many Spell Swindles. Yes, it can be a blowout at the right moment w/ Revel, but more often than not, your going to have in your opening hand and not want to cast it for a super long time because you can't justify spending 5 to counter a 2 mana spell or you simply won't be able to cast it. 2 is all you'll ever need.

Metallic Rebuke is this deck's bread and butter. Mana Leak for just B? Tyvm. Run 2-3, 4 is probably overkill.

Battle at the Bridge is another excellent answer to cards like Hazoret, and also can save your life late game if you're almost dead while sitting on tons of artifacts/mana.

Argy on I Drink Your Milkshake

1 week ago

I had a look at the Pro versions of this deck and have moved some things around in mine, as a result:

Options now for dealing with Carnage Tyrant:

This deck has now gotten a lot stronger against Temur Energy.

soikkam on Hidden Treasuret - UB/x Midrange/Combo

1 week ago

diet_pepsi_drinker, that is a great suggestion

Would recommend cutting some swamps or Fetid Pools?

darleen on Spin Cycle

2 weeks ago

aleister23, to be honest, I have not played this deck yet, but I will be getting the cards for it sometime this week. I will let you know how it plays. There might be some tweaks to the deck list depending on how it performs (see "Maybe" list).

In the aggro match-up, I expect this deck's fliers to pose a threat while Ruthless Sniper/Archfiend of Ifnir will kill most of their small creatures. Faith of the Devoted can potentially sway the game in my favor as I gain life and drain my opponent. Also, Drake Haven is a source of evasive creatures if I need to rebuild my board state.

Regarding Fatal Push, I would like to keep the deck as budget as possible which is also why I have not included Fetid Pools.

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