Dismal Backwater

Dismal Backwater

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Dismal Backwater enters the battlefield tapped.

When Dismal Backwater enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

: Gain or .

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Standard Legal

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Dismal Backwater Discussion

mccabej140 on Snow Dual Lands

2 months ago

Do you think the new Snow Dual Lands in Kaldheim will see play? If so, in what decks?

For myself, I can see Ice Tunnel possibly replacing Dismal Backwater in Dimir decks that run Snuff Out to turn on the alternate casting cost more consistently.

Let me know what you think.

Spell_Slam on UB Phantasm Control Mill Variant

3 months ago

You are definitely focusing too much on mill to enable only 6 cards in your deck. You could be doing it much more organically, as you mentioned, with removal/discard/counters.

If there is a mill card you could look at, it might be Paranoid Delusions, since you can mill an opponent 6 cards in one turn with it easily and potentially get to 9 the following turn, which can enable your plan consistently throughout the game.

I would definitely cut Mind Sculpt and Memory Sluice in favor of more control cards. Chainer's Edict, another copy of Cast Down and Disfigure are classics. Artful Dodge is another one that confuses me and could probably be cut.

Wight of Precinct Six doesn't seem like a great card, since it only counts creatures. In the very late game it will be big, but it seems like most of the time it will be a weaker and more expensive Gurmag Angler (not to mention getting weaker with graveyard hate).

Esper Panorama is not a very common piece of fixing and I'm curious why you chose it over Dismal Backwater or Dimir Aqueduct.

You could also definitely use more card draw (those slots get sucked up by mill right now). Preordain and Augur of Bolas are classics for Dimir Control.

multimedia on "He's a Pirate"

3 months ago

Hey, well done, very creative on a budget :)

Arcane Signet, Rainbow mana rock is an upgrade for Charcoal Diamond for the "The nine pieces of eight". Malcolm, Keen-Eyed Navigator is a flying Pirate which helps to trigger Brass and is very good with the treasure strategy since he can be repeatable treasures. Malcolm could replace Trophy Mage since Mage is not a character and only has one 3 CMC artifact that's worth tutoring for and Deadeye Quartermaster can tutor for it.

Departed Deckhand is a Pirate who's consistently unblockable/make other Pirates unblockable is an upgrade for Captain Vargus Wrath since Wrath is not a character. Spectral Sailor flying one drop Pirate/repeatable draw source is an upgrade for Rowdy Crew since Crew is also not a character.

Exotic Orchard, Unclaimed Territory, Path of Ancestry are three budget Rainbow land upgrades which could replace Bloodfell Caves, Dismal Backwater and Swiftwater Cliffs.

Good luck with your deck.

Gidgetimer on Lithoform Enginge: Not Broken, Definitely …

7 months ago

Back on topic, I feel that you may be missing an opportunity with saying it doesn't go into Chainer, Nightmare Adept. Without knowing how your decks are built I'd say it would want one more than Roon for sure.

I'm still a bit taken aback by what I see as "average farting around level" is an 8 on these power scales. Now that I look at it more it isn't even that what I play fits neatly into an 8. It is more building philosophy of 8, card choices of 6, seriousness of 4. This is why I don't like these scales. They leave no room for the guy Diabolic Tutoring for a Dismal Backwater to set off Blood/Bond. Whatever level people consider that to be, I still don't think that Lithoform Engine will see much play at or above.

VampDemigod on My Deck Doesn't Like You

7 months ago

Ok!

A little more land tech: Cinder barrens could be swapped out for Bloodfell Caves I would switch both bloodfell/Cinder and the copy of Swiftwater Cliffs for copies of Temple of Mystery and Temple of Malice.

(probably the dimir guildgate could be swapped out for Dismal Backwater in order to keep it more budget than my earlier suggestion)

I’ll put up more in a few hours, or, barring that, tomorrow. It’ll just take me a bit longer to find synergy pieces.

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