Lake of the Dead


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper 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

HarroHunter on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

I find it interesting that the linked Turbofroggy list plays Lake of the Dead but no Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. Is it just there to basically draw a card in place of land drop or am I missing something?

LeaPlath on Budget Dralnu Storm

1 month ago

Oh, another thing. You are gonna want more lands that tap for 2 mana. Coral Atoll, Everglades, Lake of the Dead, Scorched Ruins, Depletion lands etc. Most are cheap and increase the power of Turnabout.

ExiliusGallant on Tiny Hate

1 month ago

My only comment goes toward your land choice why Barren Moor, Rogue's Passage and Vault of Whispers, you'll be better if you add normal swamps and a Lake of the Dead

I also don't see why you have Phylactery Lich with so few artifacts, you should totally add Mindcrank

KongMing on

1 month ago

My friend, you are not taking full advantage of Drana's activated ability in order to singlehandedly remove players from the game with Commander damage...

You need Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves in order to give her Haste and swing immediately. You also need more ways to produce more black mana - you're missing a lot of the great cards for mana ramp in monoblack. Consider adding Crypt Ghast, Nirkana Revenant, Magus of the Coffers, Cabal Coffers, Caged Sun, Extraplanar Lens, Bubbling Muck, and Lake of the Dead.

(Part 1/2)

isaelis on Mazirek, Shaman of the Swarm ($60 budget)

1 month ago

Alright here is a ton of cards that seems to fit the theme. Some are definitely better then others I'm just giving a list of cards. Some of these cards are not budget



Vicious Betrayal

Tormented Thoughts

Tendrils of Despair




Ritual of the Machine


Primal Growth

Natural Balance

Life's Legacy

Killing Wave

Innocent Blood

Exhume <-- That is nice with Fleshbag Marauder

Eliminate the Competition

Eldritch Evolution

Edge of Autumn

Dread Return

Diabolic Intent

Dead Drop

Curse of the Cabal

Cruel Edict

Consuming Vapors

Choice of Damnations

Chainer's Edict

Caravan Vigil

Bone Splinters

Bog Down

Barter in Blood


Altar's Reap


Constant Mists

Crop Rotation

Culling the Weak


Merciless Resolve

Momentous Fall

Plunge into Darkness

Rescue from the Underworld

Tragic Slip

Tribute to the Wild

Urborg Justice




Black Market

Call to the Grave

Dark Prophecy

Death's Presence


Dictate of Erebos


Gate to Phyrexia

Grave Pact

Greater Good


Infernal Tribute

Lethal Vapors


Mind Slash


Recurring Nightmare

Squandered Resources

Tainted AEther


Diamond Valley

Dust Bowl

High Market

Lake of the Dead

Miren, the Moaning Well

Phyrexian Tower



Trading Post

Phyrexian Soulgorger

Phyrexian Altar


Jinxed Idol

Helm of Possession

Eldrazi Monument

Demonmail Hauberk

Damping Engine

Claws of Gix

Burnished Hart

Ashnod's Altar

Altar of Dementia


Slum Reaper


Sadistic Hypnotist

Phyrexian Obliterator

Ghoulcaller Gisa

Dawntreader Elk

Champion of Stray Souls


Anowon, the Ruin Sage

Savra, Queen of the Golgari

Hope you find something useful within all these!

acefalo on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

2 months ago

Owwwwww.... I failed to read/remember the "instead" part... my bad!

Another thing I recalled: Reconsider putting Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth. I ran a mono-black casual deck that uses all four Cabal Coffers, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth, Lake of the Dead and Ancient Tomb. It fixes Ancient Tomb as a swamp for Cabal Coffers and eventual fodder for Lake of the Dead and fixes Cabal Coffers itself: when you have a 3 land draw with a Cabal Coffers, you pray the Gods for another Swamp to come so I won't manascrew myself. A turn 3 Cabal Coffers you won't cast Yehenni unless you have that Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (mana rocks aside).

PS: Ancient Tomb

PSS: I also ran City of Traitors but those are quite pricey now

Dunadain on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 months ago

I agree that Breya and atraxa are well placed right now, I like the Venser, Shaper Savant list, possibly tier 2.5 but first I feel that the mana curve needs to be lowered (I realize cards like Dig Through Time are not really 8 mana spells but the deck still has a bit of fat.)

Anyways, I would like to resubmit me Kokusho list, I've made some huge changes, cutting out some low impact artifacts and some of the curve toppers and replaced them with cheap artifact creatures and Ashnod's Altar. The results are fantastic! My mana curve plummeted from 1.77 to 1.59, and the extra creatures combined with Culling the Weak, Organ Harvest, Songs of the Damned, and Ashnod's Altar to name a few, produce insane amounts of mana, all the while, as artifact creatures, they also work with Krark-Clan Ironworks and lower my dependency on black mana.
Much less exciting but still important, I chopped some colorless lands for swamps, mulling a perfectly good hand because you don't have black sucks, I need a high swamp count for Lake of the Dead anyways, that card is bonkers and not being able to play it because you don't have swamps is a big blow sometimes.

Without further ado:

Kokusho, all the life

Commander / EDH Dunadain


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