Smoldering Marsh

Smoldering Marsh

Land — Swamp Mountain

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Smoldering Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Highlander Legal

Smoldering Marsh occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.13%

Smoldering Marsh Discussion

multimedia on Call the Army

3 weeks ago

Hey, good start upgrading the precon on a budget.

28 lands is not enough land for an avg. CMC of 3.4 which is high. I recommend 36 lands and adding Knight of the White Orchid. First strike with a two drop Human is good with +2 pump from Jirina. You want to take more advantage of Jirina who's a four drop anthem effect for Humans. This means you want to consistently be able to play more impactful one drops (Champion of the Parish)/two drops (Thalia's Lieutenant)/three drops (Frontline Medic) to attack with the turn you play Jirina.

Tribal creature strategies in Commander fold to board wipes. To combat this play more repeatable instant speed indestructible protection (Etchings of the Chosen), creature recursion (Phyrexian Reclamation), reanimation (Alesha, Who Smiles at Death) and noncreature repeatable sources of Humans (Outlaws' Merriment).

Budget lands to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting to add more lands and other suggestions:

Would you like more help?

Good luck with your deck.

Scallywallwest on Rakdos: Threat or Menace?

1 month ago

BRG24, thank you for commenting! I used to have her in an earlier version of the deck, I'm not quite sure what happened...but looking her over again, I realize that Kari is probably a pretty good add. I already have some easy ways to make room for her. As for lands, I forgot Smoldering Marsh existed! As for Dragonskull Summit...Our playgroup agreed that all decks would try to stick to $70-75 and I may be on the edge of that. Castle Locthwain sounds good, and I'll give it a try to see how it performs. Again, thank you for your suggestions!!

SilentPlague and VampDemigod: SilentPlague, I agree with you about the Embercleave combo, but that may push me over budget. I'll try to squeeze it in if I can, but you can bet I have my eyes on that. And VampDemigod, I agree with you about the blocking plans, as a 2/1 can easily take out an early threat with low toughness.

Thank you, all three of you for commenting! I wish you all the best of luck with your future deckbuilding! :D

BRG24 on Rakdos: Threat or Menace?

1 month ago

Really cool deck. I’ve tried experimenting with menace tribal as well, and I card that I’ve found lots of success with is Kari Zev, Skyship Raider. The extra body every turn makes the opponents blocking decisions even harder (unfortunately Ragavan doesn’t have menace), and as mentioned before, something like an Alchemist's Gift can make her first strike very strong. In most decks with very little card draw, a card I feel is invaluable is Castle Locthwain. It’s not the best draw engine ever, but I feel it would still help. As for other lands, I understand you’re on a budget, but perhaps Dragonskull Summit or Smoldering Marsh could be more manageable? I hope you find this helpful

multimedia on Dragonstorm Rainbow

1 month ago

Hey, nice version of Ur-Dragon except the Gates.

I don't think the Gates strategy is worth it unless you're playing a main dedicated strategy of getting Gates and getting more out of them then just lands for Maze's End. What the Gates are doing here is making the manabase terribly slow for not enough benefit. Golos is a good card without Gates.

My advice for a budget manabase is replace the Gates with some Tri lands (Savage Lands), Battle lands (Cinder Glade) and the less expensive Check lands (Sulfur Falls). Add Exotic Orchard in place of Maze and add more basic lands. Of course this would be for a budget manabase. If you can spend more than there's many other better manabase configurations to use.

Temur Ascendancy and Elemental Bond are very good repeatable draw with Dragons because they also trigger when Dragon tokens are created such as from the Sarkhans, Utvara, Lathliss, Dragonmaster Outcast, Skyline Despot. Wasitora will trigger Bond each time a 3/3 Cat Dragon is created. When creature tokens are created they enter the battlefield (ETB). Ascendancy is another haste enabler. Whenever you put a Dragon onto the battlefield it ETB such as with Ur-Dragon, Teneb, the Harvester, Bladewing, Quicksilver Amulet triggers Ascendancy and Bond to draw.

Dark Ritual, Seething Song and Mana Geyser are three of the better rituals in Magic especially Geyser in multiplayer Commander since it looks at all your opponents tapped lands which can equal a lot of red mana on your turn.

Budget manabase example (38 lands with 26 red sources, 20 green, 16 white, 15 black, 15 blue):

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Hail to Kolaghan King!

2 months ago

Hey, for the low budget good job for your first Commander deck.

Consider a Goblin and Dragon theme? This would give your overall deck a more focused theme instead of just playing random creatures such as Diregraf Ghoul and Spinal Centipede. I suggest this because when Kolaghan attacks she pumps any creatures you control and Goblins can make lots of token creatures. This kind of strategy is call go wide. Which means attacking with lots of creatures, a wide battlefield of creatures.

Cards to consider adding:

Other Draw/Tutors

Other Ramp

Other Dragons

Other Goblins

Other Removal

Other Lands

Good luck with your deck.

CaptainCautious on

2 months ago

Thanks for checking back..! I'd love to see your Trynn and Silvar deck when it's done.

Dealing with the land base makes my head spin.. I see now that putting all the lands of the relevant colour in price order doesn't work out.

I managed to keep the bog as well as the castles in there, and I think Smoldering Marsh is probably better than Dragonskull Summit purely because there are only 5 swamps and 5 mountains including the shocks and the triome.

I picked up a wayfarer's bauble that'd probably go well as an 8th ramp artifact but all the pieces feel pretty much essential.

I also really feel like it needs some instant speed removal, terminate, mortify etc. but I'll playtest and see.

Thanks again for your help!

mckayeaston on Princess Bride Tribute [HELP ME!]

2 months ago

Wesley as a farm boy: Diligent Farmhand. Not Modern legal, but...

Castle Ardenvale or any of the other Eldraine castles.

Unruly Mob is the mob that had to be dispersed before storming the castle.

Of course, they did have to Storm the Citadel.

Consign to the Pit (of despair). Or you could use Death Pits of Rath.

There is Quicksand in the Cinder Marsh (fire swamp). Cinder Marsh is not modern legal, so you could use Cinder Barrens or Smoldering Marsh.

The whole thing is told by a storyteller, so you could include Lagonna-Band Storyteller, which synergizes with Happily Ever After. Also, Into the Story or Tome Scour?

Perhaps True Love's Kiss?

They did fetch horses at the end: Crested Sunmare, Diamond Mare, Wandermare or Shield Mare.

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