Tainted Isle


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
Torment (TOR) Uncommon

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Tainted Isle


: Add to your mana pool.

: Add or to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a Swamp.

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Tainted Isle Discussion

SynergyBuild on Master Artificer

1 month ago

None of these cards are standard, but if you want to make this modern, switch the Sol Rings for Dimir Signets, and the Seat of the Synods / Vault of Whispers for Watery Graves and Polluted Deltas.

To boost the deck, take out all of the Vedalken Archmages and Disciple of the Vaults for Ornithopters/Memnites and some lands. Other good lands could be:

strembl7 on Oloro, ageless ascetic

2 months ago

Cut down to 37 lands:-1 Shambling Vent-1 Temple of the False God-1 Tainted Isle (often colorless - might as well run a good colorless land like Academy Ruins, or Volrath's Stronghold)+1 Exotic Orchard (might as well be an ABU dual)

Consider ditching the lands that look for 2 basics (such as Sunken Hollow) in favor of lands that look for basic land types (such as Isolated Chapel). You have so few basics to fuel them. You don't need fetch targets so badly that you need to run tapped lands. If you feel the need, the cycling lands are better in my opinion. They're not dead drops in the late game.

_Kane_ on

2 months ago

These are options from EDRec.com

Sidisi, Brood Tyrant - Tutors on a death touch beater.

Drowned Catacomb - Great land.

Havengul Lich

Living Death

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed

Tainted Isle

Choked Estuary

Lich Lord of Unx

Forgotten Creation WOW, this card seems great for this deck.

Rhystic Study - Please don't.


Stoneforge Masterwork - I think you would get more value from a Zombie Lord.

Profaner of the Dead - This card seems out of place. What are you looking for this card to do?

Smuggler's Copter - There are simple and better ways to filter/draw.

Bone Splinters - There is better spot removal. Never

Drunau Corpse Trawler - Lack luster.

Siren of the Silent Song - A potential cut.

wereotter on Embrace the Great Work

3 months ago

Re: Azorius Chancery,

It's not always a bad card to play, it just depends a lot on your meta, really. It's slower than a lot of other lands, but if your meta isn't hyper aggressive, or if people don't run land destruction, then that doesn't matter as much. For me, however, I've replaced the three ally color bounce lands with Fieldmist Borderpost, Mistvein Borderpost, and Veinfire Borderpost since they are not only artifacts for any abilities that care about that, but they can be hard cast on later turns if they're drawn, or can be cast in a similar way to the bounce lands early on.

I will also add in that I think that Ichor Wellspring is better for this commander than Night's Whisper considering that it's an artifact you WANT to sacrifice to Breya's ability, so unlike the previous comment, it's not just "draw two cards" but it's "draw two cards and, choose one: deal 3 damage to target player, target creature gets -4/-4 till end of turn, or you gain 5 life"

As far as my own suggestions: with only 4 swamps in your deck, turning on your Tainted Isle is going to be tough. If you want the black/blue land, Drowned Catacomb is probably better, but even better still I would say is Inventors' Fair since it can tutor up artifacts for you. Marionette Master is definitely a card to consider since it can have an opponent lose 8 life every time you use Breya's ability, and that card alone has won me games. Also I'm not seeing that you have many ways to get your artifacts back once you sacrifice them. I'd suggest at least a Goblin Welder as not only will he get back the things you want, but he pairs nicely with your Pia's Revolution

Necrowpharaoh on Demonic Undead

5 months ago

Thanks for the Tainted Isle update, got a lot of my cards from legacy players and no red flags were raised.

I want to replace Pore Over the Pages with Sight Beyond Sight but Foresee looks like a decent supplement. Also I want to replace Grim Discovery with another Brain in a Jar but that's the extent of that thus far.

The multitude of unique creatures is only because they all serve the same purpose, board presence. I had it to where it was a purely Rise from the Tides deck but I would get run over by the 4th-5th turn. I was shooting for mana cost vs strength at cost as my problem was mana curve. I would like to get more Voldaren Pariah  Flip in there but only have the one copy atm.

Also this deck was built from booster packs, haven't actually went for anything specifically except I wanted Brain in a Jar and Rise from the Tides but didn't want a Prized almagram build- I have 3 great mill decks but that's the only play style I really know so far.

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