Lake of the Dead


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters Rare
Masters Edition Common
Alliances 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 BBBB to your mana pool.

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Lake of the Dead Discussion

arkstudios on Everyone sacs

2 days ago

Evolving Wilds can go, you really don't need it for a 2 color
Apprentice Necromancer is one of my favorite cards for this. It just fits so well
Reclamation Sage is a staple for this deck
Lake of the Dead gives you some incredible mana ramp
Toxic Deluge / Decree of Pain / Some good board wipes that you'll need
Maelstrom Pulse / Last major card you'll need, protects you from token deck players.

SufferFromEDHD on You have been freed of weakness and made compleat.

1 week ago

Lake of the Dead power at any cost! helps for explosive early games (looking at you Smokestack). Crucible of Worlds "fixes" it.

also Mana Web alongside Urborg is deliciously evil.

Mtgmyth on Gitfrog Monstrosity

1 week ago

Great suggestions! I have been playing this deck for over a year, and I have tried those cards. Lake of the Dead is very good, but I am heaver in green than black and I don't want to be sacrificing a Bayou or Overgrown Tomb.

In terms of Worm Harvest, it works great with The Gitrog Monster, but I don't need it to win. I had more token support in an earlier version of the deck, but now it would't fit as well. Thanks for the comment!

DJMintEFresh on Black Pope

1 week ago

Most importantly, I would add Lake of the Dead to summon Mikaeus faster. And since you have a lot of "return target creature in graveyard to your hand/on top of your library", I would add Volrath's Stronghold. I'll also suggest Sheoldred, Whispering One for obvious reasons.

tjgangl on Gitfrog Monstrosity

1 week ago

Lake of the Dead works great with gitrog. And Worm Harvest is a must in any gitrog build imo

arkstudios on The Clan Nel Toth (Meren EDH)

2 weeks ago

2gherkins You still want to be a full turn behind in Mana just in case you pull out a 1/99? Dust Bowl & Strip Mine however offer much better synergy with Ramunap Excavator . I think you would just see more value out of just another Forest then a sacrifice basic comes into play tapped. For now :) Even with Lake of the Dead and Verdant Catacombs

Pheardemons on Welcome Martyrs Of Rakdos!

1 month ago

Always glad to see another Rakdos the Defiler deck out there! I had a question on how many times do you usually try to attack with your commander? When I made my deck, stuff like Lake of the Dead and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx didn't work nearly as well because I kept sacrificing everything. However, I am not demon tribal as well.

Combat Celebrant seems like an interesting idea. Do you want extra combat steps? Because then you have sacrifice everything again if you attack with Rakdos. Unless you just hold him back and use the demons?

Lastly, I'd recommend some Whispersilk Cloak, Pyroblast, Red Elemental Blast, Flaring Pain, and/or Wild Slash. Blue decks can do some damage with Cyclonic Rift after you sacrifice but before damage, or just countering Rakdos himself. Whispersilk Cloak is amazing since you play Berserkers' Onslaught (so do I) so he's unblockable, shroud, and double strike. Powerful and deadly. The last cards help make sure the damage gets through, nothing like a Fog after you've sacrificed to make your day become that much worst.

Good luck ruining everyone else's day man =].

Leptys on Gitrog Land Combo [Primer]

1 month ago


Each day you learn something new, and with Gitrog you might learn even more than one new thing per day! If it makes you feel better, even I recently learned that Lake of the Dead does not even hit the battlefield if you don't sacrifice a swamp, preventing any landfall triggers from occurring.

Lesson of the day: Gitrog is not a simple deck to pilot. :,D

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