Well of Lost Dreams


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual 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
Commander 2013 Rare
Darksteel 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

Shockwave115 on Macho Man Madness!

4 days ago

Thanks for the comment and upvote Suns_Champion! I actually have had Well of Lost Dreams in the main board for a while now but forgot to take it off of the maybeboard. I just left a comment with a few suggestions on your deck. Happy flinging!

Suns_Champion on Macho Man Madness!

4 days ago

Hello! Love the deck! I see Well of Lost Dreams in the maybeboard, and I definitely suggest it!

Could you do me a favor and check out my take on Brion? I'd appreciate it!

Bad Luck Brion

Commander / EDH Suns_Champion


TitanWalls on I'm going off the rails on a crazy gain

2 weeks ago

Almost forgot! If you're aiming to use this in long games, Wall of Reverence and Well of Lost Dreams are absolutely fantastic.

Also, Ajani Goldmane and Chaplain's Blessing might be good additions, too. I'll stop now...

Raphiezar on More Life, More Problems

3 weeks ago

With some of the other suggestions, adding some combination of Sanguine Bond, Defiant Bloodlord, and/or Vizkopa Guildmage so that you can turn your lifegain into a win condition. Well of Lost Dreams, Sunbond, and Cradle of Vitality are good options as well.

hoardofnotions on Budget Karl B/W lifegain EDH

3 weeks ago

anything with extort that's at least a little good. Basilica Screecher, Kingpin's Pet, Treasury Thrull, Thrull Parasite or Pontiff of Blight

Battlegrace Angel possibly not good enough

Blood Artist or Falkenrath Noble

Bloodbond Vampire for a back up karlov. this is iffy

Chant of Vitu-Ghazi, remember to block then tap for convoke.

Contemplation, combo off!

Disciple of Griselbrand, or Disciple of Bolas let you convert a big karlov to something else

Honor the Fallen - on theme graveyard hate that's also a combat trick

Mastery of the Unseen this needs a lot of mana to be great, but maybe you'll get some good use out of it. It's kinda iffy though

Patron of the Kitsune and Righteous Cause are VIP's with karlov

Resplendent Mentor this could be an all star if you go heavy white

Royal Herbalist combat tricks for karlov

Soldier of the Pantheon

Suture Priest

Vampiric Rites

Vizkopa Confessor

Wingmate Roc

Exsanguinate is good

Well of Lost Dreams and Alhammarret's Archive are nifty but expensive on the $budget$

Use all the life you gain for benefits, like card draw! Ambition's Cost, Ancient Craving, Graveborn Muse, Night's Whisper, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Phyrexian Arena, Read the Bones, Dark Tutelage, Underworld Connections

or recursion Phyrexian Reclamation

budget cuts might include, Ajani Goldmane, Lightning Greaves (this might be Swiftfoot Boots), Angelic Chorus

Some possible cuts

Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Transguild Promenade - two color decks don't need to slow down this much for mana fixing

Sacred Cat dosen't seem strong enough for commander

Bond of Agony seems bad, maybe Exsanguinate

Orzhov Charm What mode are you adding this for?

Doom Blade could be Go for the Throat if your meta/budget allows for it

Darksteel Ingot, Orzhov Cluestone, Orzhov Keyrune could be cut for a 2 mana rock, Fellwar Stone, Mind Stone, Star Compass. Maybe one of those

Blind Hunter, Blood Tithe, Agent of Masks, Certain Death don't seem strong enough

Suns_Champion on

3 weeks ago

So, I see a ton of great cards in here, but I think you need a focus, ya know? If you want to go full control, or full equipment, or tokens, or angel tribal, or lifegain, or whatever, do it! Just don't try all of them at once. Pick one or two I'd say.

Either way, Thalia, Guardian of Thraben probably isn't the right commander. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite + tokens for an alpha strike win deck, Kemba, Kha Regent for tokens/equipment, Eight-and-a-Half-Tails for control. I'm not sure which is best for a competitive commander, but whichever strategy you like most is probably your best bet.

As for some random card suggestions: Elspeth, Sun's Champion(great token generator/boardwipe), Conqueror's Flail(grand Abolisher as an equipement),Well of Lost Dreams(insane in a lifegain deck), Blind Obedience, Mana Tithe, Lapse of Certainty(control).

Karzalar on Kambal, life Gain

3 weeks ago

Let's start by lands;

Replace Crypt of Agadeem by a basic Swamp (if not budget, Cabal Coffers), since you have only 5-6 black creature cards, the second ability won't be used that often.

Also, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could be nice, since you already run Crypt Ghast. You could replace Drownyard Temple for it.


Exquisite Archangel is too slow, Kingpin's Pet is bad, Tithe Drinker is so-so and costs as much as your commander, so most of the time you'll want to cast your commander instead of it.

DRmagic2017 made some good creatures suggestions. I personally suggest Soul Warden, Soul Attendant and Drana's Emissary in those. Otherwise, I suggest Rhox Faithmender, Wall of Reverence and Nyx-Fleece Ram.


Ouch. Let's start by replacing all of them exception made of Soul's Grace (you made me discover that card, and i need to get it, thanks) and replace by any of the following :

Tribute to Hunger, Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Anguished Unmaking, Utter End, Silence the Believers...


Grim Discovery and Wander in Death could be replaced easily. Profane Command is not that good. You don't run that many precious creatures...

Replace by Solemn Offering, Read the Bones, Night's Whisper. Drawing is power, removal is important.


You're quite well builded in there, there's only like two you can easily replace.

Pyramid of the Pantheon and Bontu's Monument.

Suggestions : Staff of the Death Magus / Staff of the Sun Magus (play more basic lands if you intend to play these) or Well of Lost Dreams for drawing cards.


Curse of Vengeance, Font of Return, Quest for the Gravelord and Unhallowed Pact could be easily replaced. SUggestions to replace for...

Ajani's Mantra, Test of Endurance, Sphere of Safety, Whip of Erebos, Darksteel Mutation (to deny enemy commanders), Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Cradle of Vitality is slow but is a good mana dump, Polluted Bonds, Retreat to Hagra, Vampiric Link...

Hope that helps.


AlmightyTentacle on The best ghost in the world with a motor!

1 month ago

I got your point Matrixxx999 the time has come for some changes and testing.

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