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Swamp Discussion

mystara on 9 Nonland cards to break face

2 hours ago

And then Blood Moon happens.

Cool deck. Needs more Swamp (for abrupt decay in the event of a Blood Moon).

Darcis on Blue/ Black Control (Advice wanted greatly!)

7 hours ago

If budget isn't necessarily an issue, I'd replace some of your lands with 3x Polluted Delta (probably 1x Swamp, 1x Island, and 1x Dismal Backwater. You might also want to consider splashing for Dragonlord Ojutai (again, if budget isn't an issue).

Raediaent on Favorable Wins

21 hours ago


It has as much value as Midnight Haunting, just at sorcery speed. Running more than two Swamps will hinder the deck and fetchlands such as Marsh Flats and Polluted Delta are expensive. The deck might be better off with fetchlands, but ultimately it still functions pretty well without them. Thanks for the feedback though. When I start working over the summer, hopefully I can afford better cards in Modern.

RaSkipper on Need a second set of ...

1 day ago

You know your deck a whole lot better than I do, but here's how I'd go about doing things:

Drop the Boneyard Wurms for Nighthowlers. Drop a single Nightmare Void OR a Life from the Loam, and a single Bonehoard for two extra Swamps to boost the mana (both in total count and in black mana sources).

Don't know if that would screw up other mechanics you have set up, but there's my two cents.

ThisIsBullshit on Just Chatting - Take 3

1 day ago

why not just Swamp into Dark Rit into Necropotence? Who needs Cabal Ritual and Sol Ring?

Killkow on A Lesson in Homicide

1 day ago

I experimented with Nykthos, but sadly if I don't have an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth out, it's been more of a hindrance. Being that I have so many artifacts, and my meta runs so many board wipes, I usually don't get enough devotion on the table to make it astounding. I try to minimize all the non-basic lands I have to maximize to effectiveness of Cabal Coffers and the rest of my swamp-based mana doublers.

Rune-Scarred Demon's a solid choice and is in the maybeboard. At the time I didn't put him in because I just didn't have one lying around and never really thought about him when I was at a store. Now though, I just don't know what I'd remove for him. All of my threats are so dense and need to be answered that I don't see much need for a one-time utility creature, but I may just be missing something he's strictly better than in his CMC range. I guess I could always take out Griselbrand for him and run a "fair" deck, but I just find him too damn funny.

Sidisi, Undead Vizier on the other hand is more worth considering for me, oddly enough. 5 mana tutor may just be better than 7 mana tutor with a guaranteed flying beefcake. I still don't know what she would replace though.

I have actually never thought about Rings of Brighthearth or Illusionist's Bracers in this deck before. Definitely worth keeping in mind, but I can't currently justify going more in on my commander, with as few worthwhile activated abilities as I have in this deck. The balance as it currently is leaves me perfectly fine without casting my commander at all in a game. Plus, if I have other options, I usually try to refrain from casting her anyway, since she usually feels like an auto win.

Phyrexian Arena and Sorin Markov are both cards that I would definitely put in when my budget allows. Until then, I'm not too fond of such a weak substitute like Underworld Connections, since my deck isn't too reliant on card draw anyway. My average game goes one of 3 ways:

  • I mulligan until I get 4-5 lands and anything else (including a full land hand), cast drana on turn 3-5, win the game.

  • I mulligan til I get 4-5 lands and have a board wipe in the remainder. Proceed to play control by doing nothing until the board is scary, and blow up everything.

  • I mulligan til I hit 4-5 lands and just draw a bunch of very solid creatures and maybe a sword. I play enough dense beaters to draw out every board wipe, removal, or counterspells, then continue to play more must answer threats into answerless hands and run the opponent over.

  • Surprise fourth option: Opening hand of Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Cabal Coffers, Swamp, Sol Ring, Crypt Ghast, Lightning Greaves, Griselbrand; Cast Griselbrand on turn 3, watch opponents pick up their cards.

This is easily my favorite EDH deck, because it was my first good one, I really worked at making it better piece by piece, and it's extremely versatile in its play style.

Fungreatmario on Back in Black

1 day ago

Strata Scythe? Exile a Swamp or Snow-Covered Swamp and equip to your General. Then Equip the cloak. Swing for a bunch unblockable and win.

EpsilonOblivion on Scat Rats

2 days ago

Eraser, I've thought about it and I decided that Relentless Rats isn't worth it for me. They're kind of expensive (I try not to go crazy with card buying) and it would make the deck bigger than it needs to be. The only way I would really want to run it is if I just went with Swamp, Relentless Rats, and Thrumming Stone for the entire deck.

Color(s) Black
Converted cost 0
Avg. cube pick 9.41


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Pre-release Legal
MTGO Legal
Unformat Legal
Unknown Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Vanguard Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
Hero Legal
Quest Magic RPG Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal


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