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
Oathbreaker 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

abbatromebone on A Hellish Crusade | Edgy Specter Tribal

4 days ago

Umpherio on Lord Windgrace's Realms

6 days ago

CHANGELOG 09/12/2019



cabercommander on Mazirek Sac-Storm: The *Primer* of Life & Death

2 weeks ago

With several pox effects, as well as fetches, and other ways to sacrifice lands in this build, what are your thoughts on reanimating lands? Would Ramunap Excavator // Crucible of Worlds be worth it to mitigate pox damage or gain added value from cards like Lake of the Dead and cycling Nurturing Peatland ?

I really love the list and appreciate the time you've put into writing this up. There's so many options for mazirek it seems, and I struggle to find what works best without having an incoherent jumble of sacrifice effects.

Eurgiga on Moon art cards for Princess ...

1 month ago

A few I haven't seen yet:

Couple tips when looking for moons: Both actual moons and moon symbols count, so keep an eye out for moons on things like books, texts, and manufactured things in the art. There is no limit on how small they can be, though it's obvious it has to be large enough to make out. Some cards have very small, very sneaky moons hidden in them this way.

Daedalus19876 on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

TheAnswerer: I've tried Lake of the Dead here before and never liked it, honestly. Liliana of the Dark Realms has been in and out forever, though: I can reasonably hit her emblem, and it gives me a huge amount of mana to cast everything I want... I'm afraid that Geth's Grimoire is a bit too situational, though. I'm trying Whip of Erebos for life gain, we'll see how that goes...

TheAnswerer on Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

3 months ago

First off I wanna say nice kewl deck, I like it. I saw you mentioned mana being tight and I run a small combo to make some mana with my Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip deck that might help, although it involves many cards you would need to add. Liliana of the Dark Realms gets you a Swamp every turn, Lake of the Dead , tap said Swamp and Lake of the Dead and get 5x each turn. With this combo you'd wanna also be running Crucible of Worlds in case Liliana of the Dark Realms gets blown-up. And you already run Expedition Map. Also Twisted Abomination is good for Swampcycling and getting a Swamp in hand. Also because you can destroy opponents creatures pretty well Sangromancer might be a worthy addition. And you some discard effect's for your opponents so Geth's Grimoire might be a worthy addition just a thought but you really don't need as Yawg and Vilis add more than enough card draw. Anyways best regards and GL TheAnswerer

mmartak on Kaptain K'rrik

3 months ago

Notes from game on 09/08/2019:

Rock Stars:

Worth Considering for Removal:


xaarvaxus on Calling All Minions

3 months ago

Regarding the mana base; Cabal Coffers along with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth are the 2 biggest ones to get. Deserted Temple is a fantastic addition to that because you typically are using it to get another use of the Coffers but Thespian's Stage is a nice, inexpensive alternative as you just make a copy of the coffers instead. Boseiju, Who Shelters All is easy to push to the bottom of the list as your deck isn't heavy on instants and sorceries. I'd get Phyrexian Tower before Ancient Tomb as you have synergies with killing your own creatures. You can make do with Temple of the False God in Ancient Tomb 's place if need be though the Tomb is far better. Being new to MtG, I'd hold off on getting Lake of the Dead for now. It's tricky at first managing your lands in play and I know I found myself burning away lands trying to power something out that just died anyway. Several other lands can sub for Strip Mine such as Ghost Quarter , Tectonic Edge or Field of Ruin [I'd go with Quarter personally].

Hope this is helpful advice.

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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%