Polluted Delta

Polluted Delta

Land

: Pay 1 life, Sacrifice Polluted Delta: Search your library for an Island or Swamp card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Polluted Delta occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.7%

UB (Dimir): 48.17%

Legacy:

All decks: 2.37%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.21%

Blue: 0.28%

UB (Dimir): 1.64%

Golgari: 0.3%

Rakdos: 0.17%

GU (Simic): 0.66%

WUB (Esper): 1.28%

UBR (Grixis): 1.28%

BUG (Sultai): 1.54%

Polluted Delta Discussion

Phunlife on Introducing Project Modern!

23 hours ago

Funkydiscogod -

While you have good intentions with that suggestion, and I think it's interesting, I don't think that would work out in actuality. Let's take a look at each of the respective format's card pools. Modern's current card pool spans from 8th Edition-Ikoria; a 17-year span. Pioneer's current card pool stretches from Return to Ravnica-Ikoria; only a 7-year span. Modern has 10 more years of cards to choose from than Pioneer. And with that larger card pool comes with a wider selection of threats/answers and thus, a higher power level.

Don't get me wrong, Pioneer's power level is fairly high, but not as high as Modern's. That being said, I don't think most of the cards on Pioneer's ban list would make a lot of sense being on Project Modern's. And a lot of Modern players would stand to agree with me. Some of the cards on Pioneer's ban list, such as Once Upon a Time and Oko, Thief of Crowns make sense in the context of Modern because they're just that powerful. Those cards warrant a ban.

A lot of the cards on Pioneer's ban list would be nonsensical because they aren't extremely powerful or format-warping in the context of Modern. Felidar Guardian is a great example of this; playing it essentially relegates you to playing it in the same deck as Saheeli Rai, which automatically means you're playing a three color deck. And if you're in Jeskai colors already, you might as well be playing UWR control, which is just the better deck.

Another example of this is Oath of Nissa; the card's nuts in Pioneer, but sees very little play in Modern. Having essentially a Ponder in green in Pioneer is extremely powerful for a color that is already doesn't need much more help than it has. Mono Green ramp in Pioneer is still a house even without it. In terms of Modern, it's played in a couple fringe decks such as Mono Green Devotion or RG Moon Walkers, but no tier decks outside of that.

Another card, or a set of cards that would be nonsensical to be on the ban list is the Khans of Tarkir/Onslaught fetchlands: Bloodstained Mire, Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Windswept Heath, and Wooded Foothills. But these for a different reason. One of the hallmarks of Modern, and one of the reasons why people love it, is being able to construct an excellent mana base for a three-color or a four-color (or five color!) deck. Limiting Modern to only the five Zendikar fetchlands would greatly inhibit the construction of such decks. That being said, Modern players, who are already acclimated to having access to all of the fetchlands, would absolutely abhor their exclusion.

Also, I would like to iterate that we DON'T want to be stuck in a time capsule forever. We want to move forward with the sets Wizards is putting out; we are just putting a filter on the cards that enter the format. We acknowledge that there are some really cool, intriguing cards coming out of these new sets and we don't want to shy away from them.

Amb130 on recycle/null profusion

3 days ago

I'd really consider putting in fetch lands, at least the on-color ones like Misty Rainforest, Verdant Catacombs, and Polluted Delta. Really good since you're running shocks and duals and play very nicely with Muldrotha, the Gravetide and Ramunap Excavator

multimedia on Vampiric Eminence (Budget)

1 week ago

Hey Hercules23, thanks for the upvote.

I'm not a fan of the Edgar version you're asking for my feedback on. The manabase is an afterthought; it's really bad. It's not even upgraded from the precon since there's still 19 lands that will ETB tapped. Dual lands like Forsaken Sanctuary, Guildgates, Life lands are lackluster nonplayable lands; that's why they're in precons.

3.4 avg. CMC is too high, even for midrange. The Exquisite Blood + Sanguine Bond combo is not needed especially since that version doesn't have tutors that can get enchantments. Exquisite is not worth $46; better in that version to use the $46 to upgrade the manabase with lots of playable lands that can be used in many other decks you make. Even if I had an unlimited budget I still wouldn't play Exquisite.


Some expensive card upgrades you could make for this version:

The first upgrade to make is adding an infinite combo. Gives you a way to win a game without having to attack with Vamps. If you want to include a expensive price combo with Vampires than add Phyrexian Altar + Oathsworn Vampire + Bontu's Monument. These are all lower mana cost cards that have other uses and the combo uses a Vampire as the enabler. When assembled is an infinite combo with Monument as the win condition from infinite casts/sacs of Oathsworn. The entire combo costs $38. Altar is worth $35 because it can go in many different decks you make, no matter the colors and it's one of the best sac outlets in Commander.

Better tutors is a second upgrade because these can find the cards of the combo or most any other card. After that would be land upgrades; cutting basic lands for more dual lands. Adding the two other Shock lands and two of the less expensive price Fetch lands that can search for a Shock land (a turn one black source). Twilight Prophet is a Vamp upgrade and Smothering Tithe is a ramp/color fixing upgrade.

greyninja on Nekusar

2 weeks ago

Looks fun +1 from me

I'd suggest you include 32-37 lands. Anything under 30 will be really tough. The 8-10 pieces of ramp you have is decent, but you will struggle without enough lands. I usually auto-include 36 lands, unless I have like 12-20 pieces of ramp

Budget options would be Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, Crumbling Necropolis, Bloodfell Caves, Swiftwater Cliffs, Dismal Backwater, Sunken Hollow, etc

High cost: Steam Vents, Watery Grave, Blood Crypt, Fabled Passage, Prismatic Vista, Polluted Delta, Bloodstained Mire, etc

Expensive af: Scalding Tarn, Badlands, Underground Sea, Volcanic Island

McDeity on Jhoira

3 weeks ago

Consider cutting Mirrorworks, Magistrate's Scepter, Hellkite Tyrant, and Emry, Lurker of the Lock for some combination of Meteor Golem/Spine of Ish Sah and fetch-lands (Polluted Delta, Flooded Strand, etc). The fetches should help increase land count, but still thin the deck to avoid flood when comboing.

multimedia on Tainted soil

3 weeks ago

Hey, you're welcome. Good job with the update, but you can still do a lot more upgrading with such a high budget.

In my opinion Amulet of Vigor is not worth playing just for the few interactions that it has. Making Zombies that will ETB tapped not be tapped is fine, but if you have to use a card spot in the deck just to be able to do this interaction then it's not worth it. With such a high budget you shouldn't need to play the Bounce lands since there's many other more playable dual lands to use instead such as the three Shock lands. I feel you're playing the Bounce lands and other lands that ETB tapped only because of Vigor which is hindering your deck. Arcane Signet, two drop mana rock ramp would do a lot more than Vigor.

Temple of the False God is not a good land here because you don't have land ramp to accelerate the amount of lands you have on the battlefield. Without Urborg, you're relying too much on making a land drop on your turns. Temple can't tap for mana until turn five, more likely after which is not worth it.


To continue with upgrades my advice is to cut Molderhulk, Vulturous Zombie, Eternal Skylord, Soulless One, Havengul Lich. These Zombies are some of the least good of the rest; they're all outclassed by other creatures. You don't need Skylord because you have Wonder which is a much better card, giving flying to all your creatures including Muldrotha not just tokens.

To make Wonder more consistent consider adding more Island dual lands? Especially Watery Grave, but also Sunken Hollow. Fetch lands that can search for a Island are also helpful, Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, etc. It's kind of a annoying to have Underground Sea and not be able to fetch it with a Fetch land. Crop Rotation can be helpful since it can tutor for an Island or Urborg or Coffers and put it onto the battlefield.

Consider adding more reanimation? Buried Alive is powerful enabler for reanimation tutoring for three creatures one of which can be Wonder. Cryptbreaker is a good one drop Zombie who's an enabler for reanimation or putting other permanents into your graveyard for Muldrotha. It can fuel it's own draw ability by creating Zombie tokens. Animate Dead for reanimation has interaction with Muldrotha since it's a permanent and it can also reanimate an opponents creature. Reanimate, reanimate any creature in your graveyard or an opponents paying life.


Upgrades to consider:

Caerwyn on U/B Mill & Kill v2

3 weeks ago

You should run more fetch lands (Polluted Delta; Prismatic Vista so you can get additional landfall triggers with Crab.

I think Fraying Sanity is a trap--it doesn't do enough for you on turn 3, and you're generally better off with a burn spell.

I think Mission Briefing is generally going to be superior to Twincast, allowing you to get archive traps you've already played on previous turns.

Visions of Beyond should certainty be in the mainboard.

Drown in the Loch is fantastic.

I wouldn't bother with any of the creatures other than Crab. Throw Ensnaring Bridge in there then focus on "burning" them with mill cards.

As mentioned above, you want to run force search effects like Field of Ruin (which also gets you crab triggers) and Scheming Symmetry.

PurePwnage on Nightmare Blossoms

1 month ago

Just take out 1-2 Dismember's cut/replace a few non-basic lands and replace them with Marsh Flats or Polluted Delta.

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