Contaminated Ground Enchantment-Aura (common) Enchant Land Enchanted Land is a Swamp Whenever enchanted land becomes tapped, its controller loses 2 life. "No one cares about pollution until they can see it." -Gurras, Golgari rot farmer.
Alright, this is decidedly better than Chronic Flooding . Which isn't difficult to do. It's an interesting hoser to boot. Screws hard with the mana base, and bleeds out your opponent if they decide to do anything with the land. They have the choice, but given that Black seems to be getting some decent lockdown on both guild sides it could be useful to control the board a bit. Problem with Flooding is that the punishing aspect of it was inconsequential to the point of being worthless. This one not so much, and is harder to ignore.
Wow, so that's what this art was for. Having faced it recently, I can tell you this thing screws up nonblack decks bad. Come to think of it, why didn't they reprint this in Scars instead of Evil Presence (which would have suited Innistrad better)? Contaminated Ground would have made so much sense flavorfully! I guess it had to do with Zendikar and Scars being adjacent blocks.
feels like a spreading seas -esque card that doesnt cantrip, but doesnt allow them to just keep tapping that land for essentially . You want to play that three drop on time? -2 life. I really like the card, helps mono black slow even further 3 color decks