Lake of the Dead

Legality

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

Land

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.

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Lake of the Dead Discussion

TheGeneralAdvisor on Naked Lunch

4 hours ago

XxBullockxX I actually cut nykthos after the first draft. It was too slow and I needed to up my swamp count for Lake of the Dead.

SamsWrath on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - Doomsday

3 weeks ago

I like Tainted Pact because i can use it to dig for anything I might need which, includes interaction.

As for you best bet with those other cards... you have:

Past in Flames or Magus of the Will to replace Yawgmoth's Will

Reforge the Soul or Magus of the Wheel to replace Wheel of Fortune

Nothing will replace outright (as a downgraded version) Lion's Eye Diamond, Lake of the Dead or the fast mana: Mana Crypt, Mox Opal & Mox Diamond.

You could try running the creature replacements for the other 2 spells and then running Sacrifice and Burnt Offering. You could also try running Bog Witch although, unless you can play it T1 or T2 it won't be able to give you the needed BBB for a turn 3 win. Another card you could run that could eat a slot but, with purpose, would be Mossfire Egg. For more ramp you can always run Seething Song. You can use the red to pay colorless or convert it to black with replacement effects like the Stars/Egg/Signet, Bog Witch or Priest of Gix. It would also give you one hell of an awesome Shattering Spree if you want to slow down other players (blow up mana rocks/tops) or Stax pieces.

If you are a turn or 2 slower because you don't have fast mana, you could also always play more creature kill/artifact destruction or something like Conqueror's Flail.

Keep in mind that running higher cost cards will make Ad Nauseam more painful so you'll draw fewer cards when you use it.

hthomas88 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - Doomsday

3 weeks ago

nice tech!! this is the first competitive grenzo list with Tainted Pact that i've found, any replacement for Yawgmoth's Will Wheel of Fortune Grim Monolith Lion's Eye Diamond Mana Crypt Mox Diamond Mox Opal Lake of the Dead i dont have those bad boys yet

SamsWrath on 0 to Doomsday in 3.5 turns -Grenzo Doomsday Reborn

1 month ago

1) I don't see the value in running Vault of Whispers and Great Furnace. They are vulnerable to Wasteland/artifact destruction and aren't fetchable. If you were running Tainted Pact as an extra dig spell they would make sense (so you have a lower chance of hitting a card with the same name; e.g., Swamp). However, with only 7 basic Swamps your Lake of the Dead is going to often whiff.

2) Unmask is loss of card advantage. If it acted as a discard outlet instead of exile it could be useful for pitching a combo piece out of your hand before casting Doomsday but, exiling a card as the cost just feels bad.

3) Cutting down the already limited pool of creatures from 12 to 10 makes using Diabolic Intent that much more difficult.

4) Are you using Ricochet Trap to target itself with a counter or using it to save an artifact/creature from destruction? Casting for 3 CMC seems heavy for this deck for a spell that isn't a board wipe. Using it as a counter spell target seems okay since it's just R to cast but, I would run Defense Grid over Ricochet Trap all day long. Defense Grid also has the added bonus of adding to Metalcraft for Mox Opal.

hungry000 on Derelor: Making Unplayable Cards Playable

1 month ago

I see. I don't really know anything about legacy decks, so the amount of help I can give you is limited to the amount of skill I have in using google. I know that Reanimator is a thing, and I also know that the best Storm deck is Mono B and uses moxes which helps it get B even without any basic lands. There are also mono B Control and devotion lists, and there's a neat deck I saw a while back that uses Lake of the Dead to play big things.

McToters on Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

3 months ago

Ares111123 Great suggestions! I actually have a Nykthos but I'm using it in my mono-red deck right now. I may invest in another one soon. Sensei's is also in the mono-red only cause that needs more help with cycling through the deck. I definitely want to take out Serum Visions for something better (in the name of draw). I may add Erebos, but I'm more inclined to put in a Phyrexian Arena in. Do you think I should run the arena and Rhystic Study? Also not sure how I feel about Fallen Ideal but in the right acenario it gives Grimgrin flying and it is also an alt sac outlet.

Right now I'm planning on adding an All Hallow's Eve for some awesome flavor, and maybe a Lake of the Dead.

What do you think about Secrets of the Dead? I have it and have toyed with the idea of using it.

titanreaver on Bubbling Lake

3 months ago

Love mono black and I can definitely see what your going for here. I think its a pretty fun idea, but I think you are going a but to heavy into the number of big fatties, and could cut that number down a bit in favor of some other things like more walkers like Ob Nixilis Reignited for example. He plays into your play big mana stuff but gives you more interaction than another creature. Basically I would look at more stuff in the four and five mana slots than the six and above. Basically I would look to things you can cast of off just a Lake of the Dead and a Swamp for most of your stuff than put in a few showstoppers that make use of the other mana ramp you have. Also if your playing Crucible of Worlds, Wasteland and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth are great things to through in.

Coward_Token on Superstition, Fear, & Jealousy | Sidisi EDH

4 months ago

Well even if you're not gonna let Muldrotha helm things, maybe you could accommodate it a bit more by adding more permanents? E.g. Animate Dead/Necromancy/Dance of the Dead over one or more of the reanimation sorceries and maybe a 3-4 CMC planeswalker? Also maybe more land saccing with e.g. Lake of the Dead/Squandered Resources/Mox Diamond/Constant Mists/Excavation (that last one has some janky synergy with Deathrite Shaman)

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