Lake of the Dead


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Alliances (ALL) Rare

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Lake of the Dead


If Lake of the Dead would enter the battlefield, sacrifice a Swamp instead. If you do, put Lake of the Dead onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard.

{T}: Add {B} to your mana pool.

{T}, Sacrifice a Swamp: Add {B}{B}{B}{B} to your mana pool.

Lake of the Dead Discussion

SamsWrath on My LGS's #1 hated deck

1 day ago

If you really want to take this deck to the next level then you need all of the fast mana and tutors: Mana Crypt , Mana Vault , Grim Monolith , Mox Diamond , Mox Opal , Chrome Mox , Mox Amber , Talisman of Indulgence , Lotus Petal , Dark Ritual , Cabal Ritual , Pyretic Ritual , Desperate Ritual , Rite of Flame , Culling the Weak , Infernal Plunge , Lake of the Dead , Bubbling Muck , Rain of Filth , Grim Tutor , Imperial Seal , Vampiric Tutor and Diabolic Intent .

Since you're already running Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker you might as well add in Zealous Conscripts , Lightning Crafter and Combat Celebrant because they all go infinite with Kiki.

Rakdos is also the color combination you need for Worldgorger Dragon + Dance of the Dead , Animate Dead or Necromancy infinite combo. Use Buried Alive or Entomb to pitch one of the Kiki combos or to pitch the dragon and then use one of the enchantments to start the combo. Be sure with Dragon combo to have another creature in the GY or you draw the game with an uninterruptible infinite combo. Other cards that help these combos are Victimize and Final Parting .

Smurblefin on Varolz Hulk

1 month ago

sickrobot I see why now I looked harder into my own question and I agree with you. By not providing fixing for everyone else is a strong reason not to run the Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth might still test Lake of the Dead but on the fence thank you for your responce

sickrobot on Varolz Hulk

1 month ago

Smurblefin I personally found that Lake of the Dead is unneeded, and can get pretty painful in the cases when you either don't need all the extra mana, or have a swamp-light draw, so I switched away from it a long time ago, although I'd encourage you to test with it if you're so inclined. I try as hard as possible to not play Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth , especially in 2 color, as we have all the fixing that we need, and it usually does more for fixing opponents' mana than it does for fixing our own.

Smurblefin on Varolz Hulk

1 month ago

How do you feel about Lake of the Dead since a good majority of the cards in the early stages of most of the combo lines start with ?? If so would it make more sense to also play Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth I have had some explosive end step with these lands and Crop Rotation

Comicaz on the gritog monster mkm

1 month ago

Scapeshift allows explosive turns with things like Amulet of Vigor and Splendid Reclamation or even titania and Rampaging Baloths

Ulvenwald Hydra is the legal Primeval Titan but way less powerful

good cards in this deck could be Harrow , Burgeoning , Lotus Vale , Lake of the Dead , Golgari Grave-Troll , World Shaper , Oracle of Mul Daya , Realms Uncharted and so on

Try searching cards by key word landfall, land graveyard, etc to abuse the gitrog's ability

If you like this kind of things you can go combo with Dakmor Salvage , Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or any shuffle graveyard into library, and a free discard outlet like Noose Constrictor or Skirge Familiar for lots of mana

Bloodsucker1211 on Muldrotha EDH

2 months ago

Why does no one run Lake of the Dead ?

CyborgAeon on 5 Digit Glissa

2 months ago

Hm. Random one - but have you considered Isochron Scepter ? Obviously it's great grindy tech - even if it's not able to exile counterspell - repeated removal. Furthermore - at that point you could surely include Paradox Engine in order to make infinite mana - and win with Assassin's Trophy . I know that it's an unorthodox strategy and doesn't beat a lot of your stax pieces, but you could also win via a sac' outlet and Gravecrawler at that point too - since glissa is also an elf. plus, having 2 mana draw 2 if you have glissa and clamp on board is pretty sweet.

While you don't run it at the moment - surely Birthing Pod is a no-brainer. You pod away a myr-retriever to get scrap-trawler and begin a KCI loop real quick.

Last suggestion to your manabase would have to be the lack of artifact-lands while running both Mox Opal and KCI - surely the bonus that offers is great enough to run them - as well as them being (bottom of the barrel) recursion targets for Glissa? With dust-bowl and glissa this allows you to fight through some hate - as it gives you a lands-based engine for gunning your opponent's manabase. The other land I'd suggest is Lake of the Dead as The mana advantage on it is incredible! While you're not going to play it on your first turn - the advantage you get from it is actually silly.

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Lake of the Dead occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.21%

Golgari: 0.12%