Smoldering Marsh

Smoldering Marsh

Land — Swamp Mountain

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Smoldering Marsh enters the battlefield tapped unless you control two or more basic lands.

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Smoldering Marsh Discussion

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1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome.

My next advice is consider improving the manabase? More dual lands in place of some basic lands, Bloodfell Caves and Immersturm Skullcairn to help color fixing. 27 basic lands is a lot for a three color deck since you risk drawing all of one or two types of basic lands. On a budget there's several lands to consider adding:

Lands that will always ETB untapped are better, but there aren't a lot of budget options. The next tiers of prices for some lands for future upgrades ($4 lowest to $10 highest):

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1 month ago

Hey, you're welcome. Nice update so far.

Yes, Cliffhaven Vampire is an upgrade for Epicure of Blood because Cliffhaven is one less mana and has flying. Etchings of the Chosen is a good card with Vamp tokens, it's a an upgrade for Ethereal Absolution or Curse of Vitality .

For €10 get Captivating Vampire 5, Drana, Liberator of Malakir 3, Sol Ring 1. Sol is a staple card in Commander for ramp and it helps when playing a lot of high CMC cards. Having a powerful three drop Vamp to curve into after one and two drops Vamps with Vamp tokens is good for the mid game. Drana, Liberator of Malakir and Captivating Vampire are two of the better three drop Vamps to get damage done in the mid game until you can cast Edgar or Regent later on.

Changes to consider to add these three are:

You still want to cut three cards to make 100. Cards to consider cutting:


My advice for the next upgrades are to improve the manabase and ramp by adding more dual lands that can ETB untapped and mana rocks to improve ramp. This can be done by cutting lands that always ETB tapped and some five/four/three CMC cards for ramp to help to cast the better high CMC cards such as Edgar. This change will speed up game play making it easier to cast one, two and three drop Vamps.

The avg. CMC of your deck is high at 3.5, with only 33 lands can be inconsistent to have mana to cast cards. Low CMC mana rocks can be used in place of lands since they can make mana and also help with color fixing.

Some examples of mana rock and budget land upgrades:

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1 month ago

Hey, good job on a budget. Nice Demonic Tutor :)

Some $1-$2 cards to consider adding:

Some budget land upgrades to consider:

If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.

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1 month ago

Hey, good version of Overlord on a budget.

Unclaimed Territory is another budget Rainbow land with Slivers, it could replace Rupture Spire . The Battle lands would be budget upgrades since there's 18 basic lands to activate a Battle land.

By adding the Battle lands then Farseek is two drop land ramp spell that can search for a dual land and it could replace Circuitous Route . Playing Tri lands with Bounce lands can be problematic when having to bounce a Tri land. Consider playing only the Tri lands and cutting the Bounce lands? Some budget Pain lands could replace the Bounce lands.

These potential land upgrades can speed up game play since increasing the amount of lands that can ETB untapped and cutting ones that always ETB tapped. Crop Rotation is a budget land tutor that get any land and put it onto the battlefield and it's helpful when playing lots of basic lands. Faeburrow Elder is powerful in five color decks with so many possibilities from Slivers of having different colored permanents. Elder could replace Firemind Vessel .


Some other budget upgrades to consider:

Shadow Sliver can be a problem not being able to block with Slivers. Dormant Sliver is repeatable draw, but Slivers can't attack until you remove it. Beast Whisperer can be a alternative to Dormant if not being able to attack is something you don't want to worry about. Preordain with scry 2 before draw is better than Ponder and it's less than $1.

Good luck with your deck.

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1 month ago

Hey, nice budget version of Edgar.

You have the right idea with wanting to cast Vamps quick to take advantage of eminence, but the manabase also needs to match this strategy. There's too many lands that will always ETB tapped which reduces the consistency of casting Vamps quick. More dual lands that can ETB untapped would speed up game play.

Some budget land upgrades to consider:


Some other budget cards to consider adding:

Higher CMC Vamps as less needed because you have Edgar who's the six drop you want to cast more than the others, but Necropolis Regent is a budget second. Like Edgar, Regent is also good with a Vamp swam as well as with Edgar and other flying Vamps.


Some cards to consider cutting:

Good luck with your deck.

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2 months ago

Hey, good start on a budget.

Cards in the maybeboard that are worth adding:

  • Whisper, Blood Liturgist
  • Altar's Reap
  • Costly Plunder
  • Solemn Simulacrum
  • Fleshbag Marauder
  • Apprentice Necromancer
  • In Garruk's Wake
  • Tainted Wood

Possible others:

  • Erebos, Bleak-Hearted
  • Smothering Abomination
  • Acidic Slime

Some budget cards, $1-$2, most are less than $1, at TCGPlayer to consider adding:


More ramp is good with Korvold because it can help to cast him faster and then it can be sac fodder to trigger him.

Some budget lands to consider adding:

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

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2 months ago

Hey, sure, consider cutting cards that are single effects such as sorceries for cards that have repeatable effects? It's not just Priest that's good with repeatable token sources also Korvold, Pitiless Plunderer / Ruthless Knave , Butcher of Malakir , etc. therefore expanding on tokens helps all these cards.

Some cards to consider cutting:

Some cards that are okay, but could be upgraded with budget options:

Some budget land changes to consider:

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2 months ago

Hey, nice version of Kaalia, lots of interesting card choices.

You're playing a lot of lands that you only see in low budget decks. White is the primary color as there's more white then both red and black combined, but this is not shown in the manabase where there's more red than white. By cutting several lands that always ETB tapped you can improve the manabase to speed up your deck.

On your budget there's only a few exceptions I would make Nomad Outpost , Path of Ancestry and the three Bounce lands. All other lands should be able to ETB untapped. Because you have Bloodstained Mire then Savai Triome would be an upgrade for any Bounce land.

These are some land upgrade suggestions based on a $300 deck budget. Of course there's many other better/ more expensive price upgrades to consider such as the Shock lands, Battlebond lands and Filter lands.


Nahiri, the Harbinger is good in multiplayer Commander. Having a potential repeatable removal exile effect and with strategies where you want to cheat creatures onto the battlefield. Returning the creature you tutor for back to your hand is nice interaction with Kaalia. She's especially good with Rune-Scarred Demon and Emeria Shepherd . Phyrexian Reclamation and Karmic Guide are both helpful repeatable recursion/reanimation effects with Kaalia. Karmic because it's an Angel.

Good luck with your deck.

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