Desolate Lighthouse

Desolate Lighthouse


: Gain .

, : Draw a card, then discard a card.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Desolate Lighthouse occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

UR (Izzet): 0.67%

Desolate Lighthouse Discussion

Izzy- on RNG-sus Take The Wheel (Coins are a wheel right?)

1 month ago

theartision Cool! Alright, well if it's budget AND chaos or budget AND coin-flip we're talking about then.... As much as dislike the chaos archetype I do know some budget cards then to maybe consider, again these are just suggestions so if it's too against the grain of what you're going for feel free to ignore them:


Warp World

Crazed Firecat

Goblin Bangchuckers

Humble Defector - at least gives you draw, and is friendly in EDH so some politics involved.

Pendant of Prosperity - allows you ramp and again is political

Goblin Festival - keeping in theme to the chaos, flipping, and budget.

Desolate Lighthouse

Mystic Sanctuary

Wild Evocation

cyeRunner on Grixis Midrange

3 months ago

Zuzur: Castle Locthwain has the purpose of drawing more cards while Desolate Lighthouse does not.
I'd propose to cut one Blood Crypt or one Basic Land.
Test it out and see how it goes for you :)

Zuzur on Grixis Midrange

3 months ago

cyeRunner : Thanks alot for your suggestion ! Nope, I didn't think about it. But now that you showed it to me, I will probably think of replace my Castle Locthwain for 1 Desolate Lighthouse definitely ;) Thanks !

cyeRunner on Grixis Midrange

3 months ago

Nice deck :)
have you thought about 1 Desolate Lighthouse ?
It seems like a good discard-outlet to me and you can also fix your hard-quality.

multimedia on

4 months ago

Hey, Drake Haven can be a repeatable way to make Drakes when you discard cards. You could expand on the draw and discard theme such as Faithless Looting , Careful Study , Chart a Course , Frantic Search , Monastery Siege (Khans) which is more fuel for Crackling and Enigma. Looters such as Merfolk Looter , Thought Courier , Desolate Lighthouse can draw and discard and be a permanent to untap with Ral.

If Viral Drake is a possible win condition then consider Flux Channeler who can also proliferate. Difference is proliferate happens whenever you cast a noncreature spell. Combining this with more draw/discard can be a lot of proliferation not just for opponent's potential poison counters, but also Ral's loyalty.

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

Nissa, Animist Protector

Legendary Planeswalker - Nissa

Whenever one or more loyalty counters are removed from Nissa, Animist Protector, creatures you control gain indestructible until end of turn.

+1 Creatures you control get +2/+2 and vigilance until end of turn.

-3 Add to your mana pool. If this mana is spent on a noncreature spell that targets one or more of your creatures, creatures you control gain +2/+2 and lifelink until end of turn.

-3 You may search your library for a land and put it onto the battlefield tapped with three +1/+1 counters on it. It's a creature in addition to a land. Shuffle your library afterward.


Note that because of the static ability text, both -3 abilities also grant all your creatures indestructible til end of turn. I'd play this.

Give me a nonbasic, colorless land that represents an Izzet laboratory. Nivix, Aerie of the Firemind and Desolate Lighthouse show what I'm looking for, but they're not really the kind of explosive, experimental laboratories that really represent Izzet's spontaneity and creativity...

LadyZ on Izzet EDH deck

7 months ago

Desolate Lighthouse could be a handy utility land. I'd also look at Spelltwine or Finale of Promise . Mana Geyser is a nice way to generate enough mana for your winning turn imo

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