Desolate Lighthouse


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Avacyn Restored Rare

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Desolate Lighthouse


T: Add 1 to your mana pool.1UR, T: Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Desolate Lighthouse Discussion

lithium142 on izzet burn?

5 days ago

i see you're tryin to keep this budget, so ill keep my suggestions in line with that. out of budget tho, i would HIGHLY recommend you pick up 4 copies of Remand. the card is just bonkers good. and still in line with Darth_Savage's advice, Mana Leak and Spell Pierce are cards you should definitely be looking at. they're super easy to find, too.

Now for some jank control cards =D Kiln Fiend > Mercurial Geists. Clout of the Dominus would run really well with your creature package. and speaking of creatures, i always found Satyr Firedancer to be less than ideal in most situations. same with Thermo-Alchemist. if you added clout, i'd also recommend Riverfall Mimic. Izzet Charm is decent, and Desolate Lighthouse can put in some work for longer games. I also once ran Quiet Contemplation in a budget control deck, and it worked pretty good.

Triton on Taylor and the Fly

1 week ago

hardhitta71194 will do! Thanks for the upvote and all hail the Firemind!

xyr0s I'll keep Distortion Strike in mind, I do see the advantage for both cards. Considering it's a relatively cheap card, I'll see if I can get a playset for testing. Gut Shot is very nice being a 0-drop, it'd be great for another deck idea I have involving Thermo-Alchemist, so I'll keep it in consideration. Do you think the Mana Leaks could be replaced? I was thinking of Dispel and Titan's Strength as a possibility, or 2x Spell Pierce. Desolate Lighthouse looks great for filtering cards! I'll add it in.

As for Thought Scour, it thins the deck by 3 cards and fuels the graveyard for Bedlam Reveler. It's a tad RnG, but there's a metric ton of instants and sorceries in the deck so your chances of hitting a creature are low. At worst it's a cantrip, which is still nice for triggering Prowess. Thanks for the suggestions and input!

xyr0s on Taylor and the Fly

1 week ago

random suggestions

sylvannos on Grixis Tempo/Control

1 week ago

You need Serum Visions to set up your draws so you always have the maximum number of options available. The thing with Grixis is you're trying to 2-for-1 your opponent out of the game. You have to grind them down on cards, then capitalize on your more efficient spells to close the win. Part of that is hitting them early with Inquisition of Kozilek to ruin their early game, part of that is setting your draws up with Serum Visions. The best part about Serum Visions is it lets you play a lower land count for a control deck and never miss land drops. Serum Visions is actually stronger than Thought Scour in this deck.

Your lands look good. I'd toss in a singleton Desolate Lighthouse and single Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Shizo, Death's Storehouse and the other lands in that cycle I've also found put in a lot of work once your deck has 2 or more legendary creatures. I also think you need some manlands, especially Creeping Tar Pit. That way, you don't need so many win conditions and can use those extra spell slots on more utility and removal. You optimally need more fetch lands, but Scalding Tarns are expensive.

As for a sideboard, I would use this:

1x Anger of the Gods
1x Counterflux
1x Crumble to Dust/Blood Moon
1x Dispel
1x Engineered Explosives
1x Hibernation
1x Keranos, God of Storms
1x Damnation/Languish
1x Lost Legacy
1x Negate
1x Slaughter Pact/Spell Snare/Grim Lavamancer
1x Olivia Voldaren
1x Rakdos Charm
1x Spellskite
1x Vendilion Clique/Thoughtseize

AtomicEmpire on Advertise your MODERN deck!

2 weeks ago

Sorry I forgot this in my main post. I'd like help figuring out where to put in a Desolate Lighthouse in my landbase. Thanks again!

mcstang1986 on Saheeli's Modern Life

2 weeks ago

I would need to get a Desolate Lighthouse to try it. As for Keranos, God of Storms, it seems good against control, but that might be overkill given the counters in the side when the game plan is to combo off early with counter backup, which also works in late game after they tap out once.

GeminiSpartanX on Saheeli's Modern Life

2 weeks ago

I like it! Do you think Desolate Lighthouse could fit in the 75 somewhere for additional digging in grindy matchups? Or the UR Theros God?

dreamistt on

3 weeks ago

My Suggestions:

I think your mana base is a little messy.

As for ramp in itself:

  • Gilded Lotus is amazing, but it only nets you one color of mana, which can be a bummer at times.
  • I always advocate for the use of all available signets (Simic Signet, Izzet Signet and Gruul Signet in your case), since they fix your colors in the early game and help you ramp up a bit (plus, a Sol Ring + Signet starting hand can go crazy pretty fast)
  • Thought Vessel and Mind Stone are other 2-mana artifacts with some great extra utility.

Cards I don't like/I don't find useful enough:

Other suggestions (mostly more creatures to use as a toolbox):

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