Well of Lost Dreams


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Darksteel (DST) Rare

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Well of Lost Dreams


Whenever you gain life, you may pay (X), where X is less than or equal to the amount of life you gained. If you do, draw X cards.

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Well of Lost Dreams Discussion

bryanedds on Angels and Dragons

5 hours ago

Consider adding Sun Droplet and Well of Lost Dreams.

FiveEightFiveBC on Krav & Regna Tokens/Lifegain

13 hours ago

I'd suggest running Well of Lost Dreams over Dawn of Hope. The former can be paid with anything, has a lower cost/card ratio, as well as allowing you to draw multiple cards off of a single lifegain trigger. I think the higher up-front CMC is worth those advantages.

DasButch on Pridemate's Soul and Spirit

5 days ago


Be more likely to go this route for card draw... Well of Lost Dreams

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

1 week ago

Added some more combos; & a Note regarding Vedalken Orrery. Maybe you could mention some regards for Posts 21-23. Sadly removed a combo that has lifegain, & Well of Lost Dreams. Added Rampaging Ferocidon + Illumination though...

I don't suppose that's a problem? It was Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond + Blind Obedience.

PhyrexianWombat on NiIce life, I'll take it.

1 week ago

Seems like an interesting deck to play! I've always liked life-paying shenanigans.

The only suggestions I can think of would be Defiant Bloodlord (Sanguine Bond #2) and Well of Lost Dreams (Potential to draw 3+ cards each turn.)

Demonite on Mono White Holy Army (Avacyn, Angel of Hope)

3 weeks ago


I don't think you need any more recommendations for tuning purposes from me but I've been brewing my own list and these were interesting cards:

Revoke Existence
Path of Ancestry
Seraph Sanctuary
Azor's Gateway  Flip
Scroll of Avacyn
Thaumatic Compass  Flip
The Immortal Sun
Well of Lost Dreams

Happy hunting!

ballesta25 on Kambal, Consul of Allocating Gains

4 weeks ago

Exquisite Blood is an infinite combo with several of the cards in your deck (Sanguine Bond, Cliffhaven Vampire, ...). It's kinda expensive, but even if you don't want to pick up a copy, you should know about it so you know why if everyone tries to destroy your Sanguine Bond.

Words of Worship is a rather bizarre old card (there's a whole cycle) that lets you pay {1} to gain 5 life instead of drawing a card. In most circumstances, that's a bad trade, even in a dedicated life-gain deck, but it lets you survive if you've been milled out, and sometimes you just need one more lifegain trigger. It's main use is to be super fun with things like Well of Lost Dreams ("Instead of drawing this card, I'll gain life and also draw cards!") Sadly, you don't have blue in your color identity, so you can't play Drogskol Reaver, but for redundant copies of that effect, you do get Dawn of Hope once Guilds of Ravnica releases and even Lich's Mastery if you're crazy enough. (I don't recommend Lich's Mastery in EDH - Cyclonic Rift or Bane of Progress type effects are too common.)

You may want more token produces for your soul sisters. Martial Coup seems like a good include because you can use it to make tokens or as a board wipe.

This deck could use some more ways to spend life for value. Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Phyrexian Reclamation, Tymna the Weaver, Vona, Butcher of Magan, Chainer, Dementia Master Razaketh, the Foulblooded, and Necropotence all let you trade life for other resources and are mostly fairly budget. I would recommend including a few effects of that sort.

Blood Tithe and Remorseless Punishment seem low-impact in Commander: everyone starts with a lot of life so hitting everyone for 3 or one player for 10 in a non-repeatable way doesn't accomplish that much.

crabclaw on Darien Tokens / Control

1 month ago

Homelessguy - Thanks! And yes, I'm definitely thinking about Divine Visitation, for the obvious synergy with Darien and the painlands. And that card also makes Kjeldoran Outpost and Mobilization really incredible, too. It's huge that the card gives me Serra Angels and not just 4/4 flyers. Vigilance is so good for combat decks. I don't lose out too much in terms of soldiers-matter cards, either, except for a few interactions like Knight-Captain of Eos.

I'm also looking at a couple of other cards out of the new Ravnica set. I really like Crush Contraband, and may slot it in for something alongside Return to Dust and Forsake the Worldly. Or maybe I replace the latter, I'm not sure.

Also-also on my radar is Dawn of Hope, as a kind of mix between Well of Lost Dreams and Mobilization, albeit at worse rates for both abilities. I definitely love the art.

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