Tainted Peak


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Torment (TOR) Uncommon

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Tainted Peak


Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.

Tap: Add (Black) or (Red) to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a Swamp.

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Tainted Peak Discussion

ThallionDarkshine on Rakdos, Lord of Eldrazi

1 month ago

This looks like a sweet deck, but I think the mana base could use some work. It's hard to run Rakdos as the commander of a deck with creatures with colorless in their costs, because he is very color intensive, making your colorless lands bad, and you need colorless mana for certain costs. Talisman of Indulgence, Tainted Peak, and Sulfurous Springs are some great ways to produce all 3 types of mana.

Another great eldrazi for this deck is Oblivion Sower, and another powerful colorless creature for the deck is Stuffy Doll. Finally, some other great support pieces are Chandra's Ignition and Solemn Simulacrum.

KingRamz on Edgar Markov

1 month ago

Good old Edgar! Sure, I'll give you some suggestions. For reference, here is my Edgar Markov deck. If you take a look at that to compare card choices, one thing to note is I'm running Vampire Nocturnus so I intentionally avoided nonblack cards, so you'll want to keep that in mind.


Akoum Refuge is another lifegain dual land if you want a fourth. It was only an ally-colored cycle so that's the only one of those you can run. Myriad Landscape is great and goes in almost any deck. Since this deck is so heavy in black, you might want to look at Tainted Peak and Tainted Field.

Card suggestions

If you want to be aggressive, how about some one-drops? Viscera Seer is perfect for this deck. Easy include. I was also excited to discover Shadow Alley Denizen, though I haven't gotten to cast her myself in the deck yet. Getting intimidate off your Vampire tokens seems like it should be good for chipping in some extra damage.

Extort seems like it plays perfectly with your theme. Tithe Drinker would fit nicely. Blind Obedience is absolutely amazing.

Other cards, let's see... Sangromancer is very efficient and should play well here. Vampiric Rites lets you turn extra dorks into life and cards. It's not as efficient as Skullclamp, but you only get to run one of those. How about Mathas, Fiend Seeker? An evasive low-drop that draws cards and gains life sounds perfect!

Cut suggestions

Chalice of Life  Flip - Doesn't gain life very fast and even a Lava Axe every round gives your opponents plenty of time to respond. If you want a way to win outside the combat phase, kill the table with Exsanguinate or Debt to the Deathless.

Licia, sanguine Tribune - I think Licia is cool, but she really needs a deck built around her. You aren't going to want to spend 7-8 mana to cast her and your deck isn't set up to gain huge chunks of life without investing mana that turn. You've got a few ways to do it, but without those she's kind of a brick.

Damnable Pact - this card feels like a bad Braingeyser and a bad Blaze. Flexibility is nice, but I don't think the efficiency tradeoff is worth it in this case. If you want an X-spell finisher, see above. If you want to draw cards, there are plenty of efficient spells like Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Painful Truths, and Read the Bones. Or you could check out Vampiric Rites.

Diabolic Tutor - Four mana for a tutor is just so expensive. I'd rather just cast a card draw spell.

Defiant Bloodlord - Ok, so hear me out. I have had this guy in my hand in lifegain decks and man, I never want to spend seven mana on him. He's so much easier to kill than Sanguine Bond and, unlike Butcher of Malakir, you are unlikely to be able to make good use of his static ability the turn you cast him.

multimedia on Here Comes the Pain!

2 months ago

Hey, Rancor is quite a good card with the sac theme and Kresh because it can keep going back to your hand and gives trample. Slap it on a creature you control give the creature more power, then when you get Kresh into play sac that creature and put Rancor on Kresh.

I like Anger and Brawn here as these are two powerful abilities to give Kresh. Victimize is a very good budget reanimation spell that also lets you sac a creature.

Creakwood Liege can create a 3/3 creature each turn as sac fodder as well as pump just about all other creatures in the deck including +2/+2 to Kresh. Evoke creatures: Shriekmaw and Spitebellows are good with Kresh's ability because they can sac themselves with evoke while also being removal. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is very good, can sac itself or another creature to tutor.

Other cards to consider:

Budget lands to consider to upgrade the manabase:

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Super Budget Dragon EDH Red/Black

2 months ago

Hey, very well built budget Dragon deck.

I have a few budget suggestions:

Exhume could replace Crucible of Fire. +3/+3 pump for Dragons is overkill. Turn one Faithless discard Utvara Hellkite turn two Exhume Hellkite. Reforge could replace Fearsome Awakening it's the worst of the high casting cost reanimation spells here. Having a wheel effect is good with the reanimation strategy.

Rakdos dual lands that ETB untapped. Cairns was just reprinted in Iconic Masters it's price is low. It's seems very good here with many double black and double red casting costs. 10x Swamps, Marsh and Slough is a fine number for Tainted Peak and it can still be tapped for colorless if no Swamp. Shadowblood is a Signet like land which is good.

Bog is an excellent black utility land, exiling an opponent's graveyard with a land is very helpful.

Grixis776 on The God-Pharaoh Cometh

3 months ago

also, Tainted Isle Tainted Peak and Crosis's Catacombs are banned in modern

multimedia on

3 months ago

Hey, great budget deck.

I suggest more draw: Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, Painful Truths and Read the Bones. Consider cutting some of the less good high casting cost board wipes: Extinguish All Hope, In Garruk's Wake and Hex. You don't really need 6x high casting cost board wipes. Another option is to cut some of the less good six drop Zombies: Geralf's Mindcrusher and Maalfeld Twins.

You're only playing Dimir Signet I suggest also adding Izzet Signet and Rakdos Signet. Consider cutting Mycosynth Wellspring and Manalith for them?

Victimize is a great reanimation spell. Consider cutting Unhallowed Pact for it?

Slave of Bolas is a nice gain control of a creature/kill spell. Letting you attack one of your opponents with one of their own creatures and then that creature dies end of turn. Consider cutting Rescue from the Underworld for it?

You're playing a lot of Basic lands making Sunken Hollow and Smoldering Marsh nice dual lands. Swamps are your primary Basic lands which is good with the Tainted lands: Tainted Peak and Tainted Isle. Exotic Orchard is a good budget rainbow land. Evolving Wilds is another Expanse. Crumbling Necropolis is the Grixis Tri-land. I recommend adding all these lands to help the manabase.

Good luck with your deck.

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