Tainted Isle

Tainted Isle


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: Add or to your mana pool. Play this ability only if you control a Swamp.

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Tainted Isle Discussion

TriusMalarky on Greed or Erebos, God of …

7 months ago

If you're building with the goal of making the game last a few extra turns, then Arena's great. But you need to be building around having more upkeeps than you otherwise would have.

It's sort of like Night's Whisper is a Swamp while Arena is Tainted Isle. You're automatically considering one, while the other is plausible but easily cuttable.

abby315 on LF Blue/Black Zombies pieces for …

8 months ago

Just updated my wants on my Binder. Take a look and see if we can make a trade!

Added the following Zombies EDH pieces to my wants:
Cemetery Reaper
Tainted Isle
The Scarab God
Graveborn Muse
Cyclonic Rift
Rhystic Study

And I'm also always looking for good lands, so if you have any pain/filter/Bond/fetchlands that aren't on my list, feel free to include it.

In the spirit of giving, I'll throw in a fun random card or token with any trade, too. :)


8 months ago

Anyone claiming Spell Pierce is bad is insane. It's an amazing card in any playgroup that is tuned in any way. is a pretty big tax. However, it's not good as generic countermagic -- it's for crushing combos or protecting your combo.

If your playgroup isn't tuned to any degree, doesn't run many combos at all, and you're not using a combo wincon, replace Spell Pierce. If you're playing anything other than low power hyper casual commander, keep Spell Pierce and add more countermagic. Every blue deck should include Negate, Counterspell, Dispel.

Second, you have 14 taplands. This is horrible. I don't care what meta you're in, fix that. I'll give you some tips: River of Tears, Nimbus Maze, and Caves of Koilos are all really cheap and will make your manabase a lot better. Cut a handful of taplands for more basics -- they're great and in budget manabases they are necessary for making your deck work. Glacial Fortress, Isolated Chapel, Drowned Catacomb aren't too pricey and will make your manabase MUCH better. Tainted Field and Tainted Isle are pretty cheap.

Cards I'd cut: Debt to the Deathless, Death Grasp, Serra Avatar. They all just cost too much mana.

Lightningtow on Edgar Markov (competitive but not tier 1))

10 months ago

Taking a second look at your manabase, this is not a competitive deck at all. Maybe your nonland cards are good, but you need to fix your manabase. Kabira Crossroads is one of the worst monocolored lands I've ever seen, especially in a format with 40 life and a deck full of lifelink creatures. Memorial to Folly and Tresserhorn Sinks also suck, and Tainted Isle isn't even in the Mardu color identity. If you're going to label a deck as competitive, please make sure it is a competitive deck.

Hoobynobber7395 on Block me if you can

11 months ago

Hey there! I play competitive Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow chek out my deck Ninjitsu!

I'd say your biggest thing is getting better mana base even if the etb tapped, there are some lands in the $5 range that can enter untapped as well like Sunken Hollow, Tainted Isle, and Choked Estuary!

Some spicy includes would be Blinkmoth Infusion, Thassa's Oracle, and Doomsday

Zero drops are great like Ornithopter, Phyrexian Walker, and Memnite for easy turn 2 Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow drop!

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