Dark Depths

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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal

Dark Depths occurrence in decks from the last year

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Dark Depths Discussion

TheSlowestBro on Titania, Queen of Ents

5 days ago

Hello fellow Titania player. From my experience I'd highly recommend a few cards:

Your list looks really strong, stronger than mine (I keep the power lvl a bit lower due to the general lvl my playgroup is at), but I think a few of my suggestions can push yours even further. If your interested, here is my own list: The Entmoot. We have similar themes! :) +1

A55Destroyer69 on The Marit Lage Life

6 days ago

honestly going RG base with a WU splash is what I find to be the best. You have access to things like Academy Ruins and Hall of Heliod's Generosity to get back your milled moxen or Exploration s as you need.

Anyway, I would argue that, even with no black mana in the deck, that Smokestack is much less powerful than Nether Void in most matchups. Dredge will still function, of course, but will not be able to cast too many spells. Even something like Sphere of Resistance is a better alternative. The worst matchup for lands is Storm, so making them have to start sacrificing their lands after they've probably already gone off and killed you seems pretty impractical. Sphere of Resistance makes them need to deal with it before even thinking of going off, since the entire power of storm bases itself around making enough mana to go off, rather than making overly excessive amounts, so leeching 1 mana per spell seems really strong (and it is in practise, too)

I also find that 4 Dark Depths and 4 Thespian's Stage are both sort of overkill, as when you're functioning fully you're effectively drawing 3 cards per turn with loam putting the top 3 cards of your deck into your bin. I do find that Field of the Dead is a really good alternative too, and even against 1 lands spy or manaless dredge or whatnot you can still make a board with it - wasteland your own things and replay them through the power of loam. It's really sketchy, but if that's all you can do then so be it. It does give you quite a boardstate quite quickly in any case.

Propaganda is a much worse version of Glacial Chasm , and yes glacial chasm has a cumulative upkeep cost, but if you have loam and Exploration available then you can just sit and control the board with Punishing Fire s to chip down your opponent and their boardstate. If you have another exploration out then you can advance your own boardstate althewhile too.

Vertical on Golos Food Chain cEDH

3 weeks ago

I could be wrong about this, but I don't think you can use the Food Chain mana you generate to activate Golos's ability, as food chain mana can only be used to cast creature spells, not activate abilities. There are still definitely land combos you can get by casting Golos infinitely, like getting out Dark Depths and then getting a Vesuva as a copy of depths, sacrificing the original to the legend rule, and sacrificing the copy to get a 20/20 Marit lage to the field. If you want to include guildgates, you could throw in a Maze's End plus anything that untaps a land, fetch out all your gates, get the maze's end, and untap it to just win on the spot. You could also throw in a worldgorger or dramatic scepter combo in order to get infinite mana and activate Golos infinitely, and then you can find altar of the brood and food chain to win off of that. You could also exile your library and cast thoracle or a lab man to win off of that.

TheoryCrafter on Ghired: All Tokens Welcome!

3 weeks ago

Have you considered Any combination of Emrakul's Evangel , Nomads' Assembly , Sylvan Offering ? Emrakul's Evangel pretty much makes all your base 1/1 creature tokens into base 3/2 tokens--boosting the usablily of Elemental Bond. Nomads' Assembly doubles the number of creatures you control for two turns. Sylvan Offering gives you one big creature and a bunch of little ones.

Also, with so many tokens getting onto the battlefield you may want to consider finding spots for Essence Warden , Soul's Attendant and Soul Warden . The life gain from the three alone will keep you alive as you build your army.

If you're interested in an alternate win card, the enchantment Epic Struggle would definitely be up your alley--especially since it can get around prison decks. Speaking of enchantments, Leyline of the Meek will boost your creature tokens and Cindervines will deal damage to your opponents until you need to destroy someone's artifact or enchantment.

Speaking of damage, Zhur-Taa Druid deals damage to an opponent each time you tap it for mana.

Extra graveyard interaction cards you can use are Scavenging Ooze for controllable graveyard hate and Repopulate to reuse all your non-token creatures.

Field of the Dead should be an add in due to all the different named lands you have in your deck. Other lands that can create creature tokens for you without sacrificing the lands include, but are not limited to, Khalni Garden and Dwarven Mine . If you don't mind some sacrifice the Dark Depths / Thespian's Stage combo is the best.

Happy Hunting!

Housegheist on Let's Get Kraken!

1 month ago

Damn, i overlooked Koma... sorry for that.

Yes it would detroy one because of the legend rule. But if Thespian's Stage becomes a copy of Dark Depths you choose the Depths to be destroyed. The Stage then is a copy of Dark Depths without any counters on it and you can sacrifice it to get a 20/20 Marit Lage-Token, possible in one turn.

The same is true to Arixmethes, where Thespians Stage wouldn't have any slumber counters on it and would be a straight 12/12.

Housegheist on Let's Get Kraken!

1 month ago

What about a Thespian's Stage to abuse either Dark Depths or Arixmethes himself?

But a +1 alone for Arixmethes and the theme :)

I build a Sea-Creature/Landfall-subtheme deck (budget-ish) as well... Maybe you want to have a look:


EDIT: Oh, what about Koma, Cosmos Serpent ? It would fit just perfectly and is an absolutely powerhouse. Return of the Wildspeaker could be used to push some dmg through or draw a b*ttload of cards ;o)

BrassLord on Gitrog Lands

1 month ago

One of my favorite commanders! I'm surprised not to see Dakmor Salvage in the deck. The interaction between your commander and dredge is super nutty!

If the goal is to get out a huge token from Dark Depths , I'd also recommend Vampire Hexmage . Can also double as planeswalker removal by getting rid of loyalty counters

iSacs1987 on From the Depths of the Sea

2 months ago

@multimedia: Thanks for the Tips. I will include some of your suggestions in the Future, especially Fierce Empath , Garruk's Uprising , Path of Ancestry and Shared Summons . I won't include Kiora's Follower or Vizier of Tumbling Sands because I'm not a Fan of Untapper.

@SuckassBolas: Koma, Cosmos Serpent and Hydroid Krasis are both at the Top of my Wants list for this Deck and Koma is already on its way, so that I can include it in the near Future.

@kurban1213: Thanks for your Suggestions. The whole thing around islandwalk was something I played in the first version of this Deck as it resolved around Tromokratis , but it wasn't very useful. Considering Evasion I'm currently trying to use Garruk's Uprising . Dark Depths is not bad, but I think it won't fit in this Deck. Thespian's Stage is something I consider including.

I'm sure I will be able to give an update on this Deck in one or two weeks time.

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