Bogged Down

Mono-Black Landfall and Swamp Triggers

Ruinous Path by Aaron Miller

This deck is the pits! Your Swamps are king in this deck full of landfall and Swamp-triggered horrors. Cards like Korlash, Nightmare Lash, Nightmare Incursion, and Nightmare gain value the more Swamps you control. Speaking of nightmares, try imprinting your Strata Scythe with a Swamp to double the fun!

Your opponent isn’t the only one who gets to enjoy squishing around in the muck and mire. Cards like Cabal Coffers and Bubbling Muck can accelerate your casting, several spells do double duty with Awaken options, and numerous creatures and enchantments spread the landfall joy around like ooey, gooey mud. To round out the fun, all the Swamps in this deck are snow-covered to boost Priest of the Haunted Edge.

To finish, thin your opponent’s ranks with Suffocating Fumes, Tomb Hex, and Defile. Then send an equipped Korlash and his Nightmare mount in to finish the job!

Missing that final piece to make Korlash a terror beyond reckoning? Looking for a poetic conclusion to the tale? We all remember the story of the Lady of the Lake, who offered Excalibur to young Arthur. You can create your own dark spin on this tale. Cast Korlash, Heir to Blackblade, then use Beseech the Queen to fetch Blackblade Reforged from the gloopy depths of your library. Thomas Malory would be proud!

Creatures (23)

  • 4 Korlash, Heir to Blackblade
  • 1 Magus of the Coffers
  • 1 Crypt Ghast
  • 2 Dread Presence
  • 4 Priest of the Haunted Edge
  • 4 Skyclave Shade
  • 1 Geyserfield Stalker
  • 2 Dreadwurm
  • 2 Guul Draz Overseer
  • 2 Nightmare

Artifacts (1)

  • 1 Eternity Vessel

Equipment (4)

  • 1 Blackblade Reforged
  • 1 Strata Scythe
  • 1 Lashwrithe
  • 1 Nightmare Lash

Enchantments (2)

  • 1 Soul Stair Expedition
  • 1 Retreat to Hagra

Sorceries (14)

  • 2 Bubbling Muck
  • 2 Beseech the Queen
  • 2 Mire’s Malice
  • 2 Nightmare Incursion
  • 2 Rising Miasma
  • 4 Ruinous Path

Instants (8)

  • 3 Defile
  • 2 Tomb Hex
  • 3 Suffocating Fumes

Lands (23)

  • 1 Cabal Coffers
  • 2 Leechridden Swamp
  • 20 Swamp


  • 0/0 Germ

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