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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Legality

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

Smoldering Marsh occurrence in decks from the last year

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Smoldering Marsh Discussion

LitchOubliette on Commander Staples Cube

4 days ago

Changelog (22/11/2020)

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Mana Fixing

multimedia on EDH - Admiral Becket Brass - Budget/Starter

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget version of Brass.

Some budget upgrades for Pirates and lands to consider:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kinda Budget Sliver Overlord Toolkit Deck

4 weeks ago

Hey, well done building a budget version of Overload, but unless your willing to spend more to upgrade the manabase a lot then getting above power level 5 will not be possible. There's no Command Tower or Exotic Orchard which are budget staples of Commander especially with five color decks. You honestly shouldn't be worrying about power level at all with a tribal deck that's less than $200.

On a budget there's limited options for playable lands for a five color manabase. Your best options for lands in five colors are Rainbow lands (Command Tower), etc. Unfortunately most Rainbow lands are expensive price cards, but there's some exceptions:

The goal of any manabase in Commander is to have the least amount of lands that will always ETB tapped because then game play is not hindered by the lands you play since you can tap the land for mana the same turn you play it. On a budget for five colors it will difficult, almost impossible, to not play some lands that always ETB tapped, but the lands that do this better give you good color fixing to make up for it and you don't need to play a ton of them.

Tri lands (Jungle Shrine) will always ETB tapped, but when they untap they can make one color of three different color choices which makes them on a budget worth playing:

Tri lands along with Path of Ancestry should be the only lands in the manabase that always ETB tapped.

I've built a lot of budget five color manabases for $200 decks and they use basic lands with dual lands that have good interaction with basic lands. Battle lands (Cinder Glade) and Check lands (Rootbound Crag) are dual lands that have interaction with basic lands to make them ETB untapped:

Battle lands also have interaction with Check lands because they're two different land types which is what Check lands look for. Many Check lands are expensive price, but there's a few that are less than $4. All Check lands are more expensive than Battle lands therefore add more Battle and less Check. Battle lands are nice with Farseek since it can search for one of them and being able to ramp with a dual land gives you much better color fixing then just a basic land.

Example of a budget five color manabase shell to build from:

  • 8-10 Rainbow lands
  • 20 basic lands
  • 5-8 Battle lands/Check lands
  • 5-8 Tri lands

You have the right idea with playing green land ramp spells which are good with 20x basic lands for ramp and color fixing, but you can expand on this with cards that let you search for any land meaning it can get a land that's not a basic land. Crop Rotation is a powerful budget card in Commander since you can sac a basic land to search for any land and put it onto the battlefield. Sac a basic land to get a Rainbow land. Crop is an instant meaning you could cast it during an opponents end step to get a Tri land then untap on your turn and be able to tap the Tri land for mana. Sylvan Scrying is another land tutor to get any land.

Arcane Signet and Commander's Sphere are staple budget Rainbow mana rocks that can help ramp as well as color fixing.

I offer more advice about Slivers on a budget. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on EDH Dragons

1 month ago

Hey, well done with precon upgrade on a budget.

Scion of the Ur-Dragon is one of the best Dragons for Dragon tribal being a repeatable Dragon tutor. Scion could replace Wardscale Dragon. Scion's ability to change into a Dragon can be done at instant speed which means during combat you can change into different Dragons whenever there's a stop at a combat phase.

Scion's ability goes well with Savage Ventmaw, Teneb, the Harvester and Bladewing the Risen which is a three Dragon combo to end up with Scion and cheat Teneb/Bladewing on the battlefield. Then if Teneb lives he can reanimate other Dragons you tutor for with Scion. Savage is part of the combo because you tutor for him first with Scion, before you attack which then gives you 6 mana to activate Scion three times during combat. The combo takes 11 mana therefore Savage making 6 mana means you only need 5 mana for other sources. Would you like me to explain this combo?


Consider cutting a few of the least good Dragons for more Dragon support? Rhythm of the Wild and Temur Ascendancy are in the maybeboard and they could replace two Dragons such as Vorosh, the Hunter and Darigaaz Reincarnated. The repeatable effects of Rhythm and Ascendancy are much better than what these Dragons can provide. Faeburrow Elder is also in the maybeboard and it's a much better ramp source than Mana Geode. Crux of Fate and Eerie Ultimatum are also in the maybeboard they could replace Spit Flame and Palace Siege.

There's 20 lands here of the 36 that will always ETB tapped which is a lot. The Tri lands on a budget are worth always ETB tapped, the rest are not. My advice is cut the Bounce lands and Scry lands for other types of lands. The combination of lots of Tri lands and Bounce lands is not good; play either one, not both in the same manabase.

Exotic Orchard is budget staple Rainbow land. By adding a few more basic lands then the 5 Battle lands are budget options since they have interaction with lots of basic lands. Cinder Glade, Smoldering Marsh, Sunken Hollow, Prairie Stream, Canopy Vista, can get each of these for less than $2 at TCGPlayer with Vista being the most expensive.

Manabase upgrades to consider:

You have Farseek and it can search for one of these Battle lands which is helpful for color fixing.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kess Combo

1 month ago

Hey, interesting start on a budget version of Kess.

Some cards to consider adding:

Cards to consider cutting for these:


Baleful Strix is a two drop who draws a card when it ETB, that way you can blink it with Deadeye to draw many cards. When you assemble Deadeye + Drake for infinite mana then being able to infinite blink a creature who draws can draw your win condition or draw and cast all cards in your deck. It's possible you could have a win condition already on the battlefield or in hand or graveyard with Kess, but if not then infinite blinking Strix lets you draw it.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury can be a win condition with Deadeye + Drake. It's not opponent mill, it's better, it's opponent exile their libraries and with infinite mana you get to cast all your opponent's cards. Arcane Signet , Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet are some two drop mana rocks so you're not only relying on lands to have enough mana to cast cards.

I don't think you need to play so many creatures who recur an instant or sorcery because isn't that what Kess is for? That's the advantage of Kess, you get to cast an instant or sorcery from your graveyard on your turns, but once you resolve that spell is exiled. An exiled spell is no longer in your graveyard to recur to your hand. Archaeomancer is the only creature you want for this effect because you also have blink spells as well as Deadeye and creature recursion/reanimation spells for Archaeomancer.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Kess, Discard Mage

1 month ago

Hey, nice start on a budget.

Consider expanding on instants/sorceries trimming creatures? The power of Kess comes from being able to cast an instant/sorcery from your graveyard on your turn therefore you want to take more advantage of this especially draw and dig. Could start by cutting half the creatures from the creature base and adding mana efficient spells that Kess can cast from your graveyard:

A powerful repeatable effect on a budget with Kess because she has flying is Whispering Madness. Cipher Whispering to Kess and then when she does combat damage to an opponent everyone wheels their hands for no mana cost to you. A repeatable wheel fills your graveyard up with spells to then cast with Kess. Can even cast Whispering from your graveyard with Kess and then Cipher it to her or another creature you control. The act of discarding a card to Whispering means that if the card has a madness cost you can pay that cost. This is a way to discard a lot of cards with madness while at the same time able to pay the madness bonus cost.

A wheel makes all players discard their hands and draw cards, but you can prevent your opponents from drawing with Narset, Parter of Veils and Notion Thief. Notion is $0.50 not $2. With one of these cards in your control then your opponents don't draw cards after they discard their hands.


For the manabase you would be better off playing more basic lands then lands that always ETB tapped such as the three Vivids, Transguild Promenade, Cinder Barrens, etc. Exotic Orchard could replace Promenade. My advice for the manabase on a budget is build it around more basic lands and include dual lands that have interaction with basic lands or are good budget dual lands:

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Dragons Galore

1 month ago

Hey, nice budget version of Ur-Dragon. Good job upgrading the precon by adding the Ventmaw + Assault combo.

Even if you have a higher budget to make upgrades with here's some budget cards (each $2 or less) to consider adding to replace some cards you have here:

Understand that for most cards on this site the prices are displayed wrong and you need to do some browsing around TCGPlayer/Card Kingdom to get the best actual prices of cards. Having a creature tutor can be helpful to get Scion of the Ur-Dragon or any other Dragon. Drakuseth is a Dragon upgrade especially with the Ventmaw + Assault combo as a win condition with infinite attacks.

Hoard is a ramp upgrade since if not using it for ramp it can be a repeatable draw source. Wizards put zero instant speed removal in the precon and that's not good in Commander. You want to be able to remove a problematic card from an opponent or counter a spell that's going to wreck you.

The 5 Battle Lands could replace the 5 Vivid lands. There's lots of Tri lands here and these lands will always ETB tapped, but on a budget they're worth it for the color fixing. Vivid lands are not worth ETB tapped because you don't have a way to put more counters on them and when they run out of counters they're terrible. Battle lands have interaction with lots of basic lands and Farseek can search for one of them.

Good luck with your deck.

TheOneDemon on Here there be DRAGONS!

1 month ago

Feiryn Ok thanks a lot! I Actually have a Path to Exile on the way (referring to your previous comment). I have an Arcane Signet on the way already too. I have a Coalition Relic on hand atm. Will likely get a Fellwar Stone and Nature's Lore too. Also actually have a Smoldering Marsh that I didn't realise I had coming. Also I'm in the process of updating the deck!

OK, now onto the meaty stuff... I'm about to spend more money LMAO. I want to get your opinion on which of these cards I should use in THIS deck, or which ones I shouldn't bother with in your opinion -

Blood Crypt, Breeding Pool, Canopy Vista, Demonic Tutor, Dromoka, the Eternal, Fellwar Stone, Future Sight, Hallowed Fountain, Herald's Horn, Kaalia of the Vast, Marsh Flats, Maze of Ith, Mirari's Wake, Nature's Lore, Nesting Dragon, Overgrown Tomb, Polluted Delta, Steam Vents, Stomping Ground, Temple Garden, Urza's Incubator, Windswept Heath,

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