Dark Depths

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Mythic Rare
From the Vault: Lore (V16) Mythic Rare
Coldsnap (CSP) Rare

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Tokens

Dark Depths

Legendary Snow Land

Dark Depths enters the battlefield with ten ice counters on it.

: Remove an ice counter from Dark Depths.

When Dark Depths has no ice counters on it, sacrifice it. If you do, create Marit Lage, a legendary 20/20 black Avatar creature token with flying and indestructible.

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Dark Depths Discussion

Trolldier_of_Fortune on H͟E̤̜̓̓ͬ͟ ̟̯͟C̸̙̻̙͂O͓̻͓̹̱Mͦ̾ͫ҉̬̘͕E͔͐͗̋͊̓̚S̮͖ͨ͌ͭ̏̃͊

4 hours ago

Oh man, Mirage Mirror . No need to sell me on that card honestly, it's great. The only reason it's not already here is because I've neglected to update this list in a while because I hadn't been able to play much the past couple years. That absolutely needs a spot. I forget it can copy lands, so it can actually be a third way to pull off a sneaky Dark Depths combo if need be as well. That's pretty sweet.

I've run Mindslaver before here, and I ended up cutting it. It's fun, but I needed the spot for Kaladesh tech. Clutch Emrakul, the Promised End casts have won games for me before though. Helm of Awakening is pretty gnarly, I may have to test it and see if I can't make it work for me. I'm just not a fan of symmetrical effects.

As for the 100 Strip Mine s, I put 100 there because it wouldn't let me add a million. "You really need 1000000x Strip Mine, huh?" YES I DO TAPPEDOUT, MAY I PLEASE HAVE THEM? I figure if I keep that there for long enough, I will eventually get at least one.

I could use a sell on Tangle Wire . I like it, and I bet I could get it past my group, but how do I break parity with it? Clock of Omens kind of things I would guess? I mean, I guess tapping the Wire to itself is a cheeky cheat, but you seem to know something I don't that makes it go from good to incredible.

As for your puzzle, hell, challenge accepted. I too am a fan of Rube Goldberg machine plays.

I'm not sure if you had a way to actually end the game proper from there in mind but this is what I came up with. One player has no deck, and the rest have no boards, so realistically everyone scoops and the hypothetical players here probably never play with me again. God I love colorless.

biobrush on Muldrotha, the Land Before Tide

6 days ago

Hey! Great build, just wanted to make two suggestions. I run Muldrotha lands (although it is more geared toward good stuff) and one of my win-cons is Torment of Hailfire , like yours. I would -highly- recommend Cabal Coffers and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth combo, alongside Vesuva and (a card you're already running) Thespian's Stage . A couple cards that help enable it and work to find Dark Depths : Pir's Whim and Hour of Promise . Once you have 20+ mana, recurring Emrakul, the Promised End or Mindslaver each turn can be a fun back-up plan. Check my list for more cool ideas!

multimedia on Wrath of Cthulhu

1 week ago

Hey, Ancestral Statue is too important of a creature with Animar, you realize this, but you don't have any cards that tutor for it?

In a $100 deck I can understand why you wouldn't have a tutor, but not in a $400 deck. Consider Fabricate ? It doesn't break the bank and if not tutoring for Statue it can tutor for Curio. Consider Fauna Shaman ? She also doesn't break the bank and can be a repeatable creature tutor. That's good when you can't afford to add other expensive price creature tutors. Hell, if price is a concern then cut Dark Depths and add tutors that can help in a game to search for the cards that break Animar. These cards are more important than Depths for your overall deck to function.

Curio and Statue is a good, but consider some low CMC creatures who can bounce themselves or another creature back to your hand to cast again:

These creatures mimic what Statue does, more ways to get fast counters on Animar and they help if you don't draw or Statue is killed. These creatures also help like Curio does to abuse creatures with strong ETB abilities:

Empath is a very good tutor here for Eldrazi because he's a creature who you can bounce back to your hand. Faeries helps to play more creatures a turn by untapping your lands. Visionary is repeatable draw who's a creature. Witness is very good if you can bounce her.


Not sure why you've neglected the manabase so much instead you've focused on all the other fat in the deck. This is something that new players do... Why 24 basic lands in the manabase that's three colors and no Chromatic Lantern ? If budget is a concern you can still add some budget dual lands:

Can even cut Keranos, God of Storms , Thought-Knot Seer and Propaganda for price to add Lantern and more dual lands to the manabase. Dual lands and Lantern will help your deck much more than these cards do. Mana fixing is pretty damn important to have in a three color deck especially with a restrictive, no colorless mana, three colored mana cost Animar who you want to consistently cast turn three.

I'm sorry if I was harsh, but you're forgetting basic principles of Commander deck building while presenting yourself as a good player who other players should listen too. Good luck with your deck.

lagotripha on Dripping-Gargadon

2 weeks ago

While garagadon doesn't interact with hex parasite like that, it does like having a lot of bodies to sac, and interactions with persist and undying make Geralf's Messenger or Kitchen Finks combos a little smoother, providing an alternative 1 mana outlet to the usual Viscera Seer .

For cards that do interact with parasite, the most notable Dark Depths has been banned a long time ago due to Vampire Hexmage and Thespian's Stage making it too strong. Lost Auramancers , Quicksilver Fountain , Thing in the Ice  Flip and the ahmonket 'drop -1-1 counters on your creatures' cards are all interesting options.

Zubera tribal similarly has some pretty amazing lists built around Return to the Ranks and similar 'mass res' spells.

fuster on Mana flooding is a good thing?!?!

2 weeks ago

douglaspotesta that's actually not a bad idea, and I've been considering cutting Thrasios anyway (I might still want another creature or Dark Depths to replace him in order to maintain a good enough creature balance for Craterhoof Behemoth ). It might take me a while to get around to testing the card though since I don't already have it and I also haven't really been playing in a while. Thanks for the solid argument though.

Jaathik on Brudiclad, Army of One

2 weeks ago

Sorry, tstiffler21, but not only is the token legendary, but Dark Depths requires an investment of 30 mana. I'd rather not spend that time and mana for something that could take me 1 turn and 6 mana like Ancient Stone Idol .

Quadsimotto on Edgar Markov vampire coven

1 month ago

I know it doesnt really fit in with the scheme and what not but whenever I see the hexmage i think Dark Depths that price tag on it though and the abilty to come across one may make it another reason it is a no go.

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Dark Depths occurrence in decks from the last year

Legacy:

All decks: 0.45%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%