Lake of the Dead


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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.

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Lake of the Dead Discussion

McToters on Grimgrin, Corpse-Born

2 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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)

kamelyan on [WIP] Git Rocked

2 months ago

I never bothered with Lake of the Dead and my Gitrog deck did just fine; too well, actually; my playgroup banned me from playing the deck, and it's not even a Tier I / deck tech type deck. How about replacing it with Petrified Field?

Maybe you'd like to take a look at my homebrew, and let me know what you think.

Gitrog with Your Bad Self

Commander / EDH kamelyan


Leptys on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

2 months ago


Glad to hear you're enjoying it! Lake of the Dead is, at the end of the day, not that hard to activate because we have so many fetchlands handy, but it does require some planning in advance. Just get both Bayou and Overgrown Tomb off of any green fetches you draw, and the regular swamps off of black fetches. On the turn you go off, having just two swamps is enough, as you won't be needing them anymore after sacrificing them. With Life from the Loam, it also becomes usable over multiple turns.

Even in the worst case, if you don't have any swamps handy, it is a free cantrip that uses a land drop for the turn with Gitrog on the field, although I personally fetch swamps actively enough for this to happen less often.

MitchZesty on A Group of Rats is Called a Mischief

4 months ago

You can cut out Cascading Cataracts for Diseased Vermin. You've already got two fetches for Swamps and Cascading Cataracts is almost completely useless in a mono-colored deck.

I'd also highly recommend some more non-basics like Lake of the Dead, Wasteland, Strip Mine, Peat Bog, Barren Moor, Everglades, Bojuka Bog, Volrath's Stronghold, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, and Cabal Coffers.

ChrisKrow on competitive mikaeus

4 months ago

Lands jesus christ.

Lake of the Dead, Cabal Coffers, Phyrexian Tower, so on. Check other cEDH black bases, like Kokusho, all the life

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