Castle Locthwain

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Castle Locthwain


Castle Locthwain enters the battlefield tapped unless you control a Swamp.

: Add .

, : Draw a card, then you lose life equal to the number of cards in your hand.

zapyourtumor on BW Combo Zombies

2 months ago

The main thing you changed from Saffs list is the manabase and it definitely shows.

You have a single white card in the entire deck, with 3 copies, which only has one pip. You also have 16 black one drops and 4 double pip cards, which is a total of 20 cards that Plains can't help cast. Needed for 3 cards, casts 18 cards, can't cast 20 cards? Yeah, cut all three copies.

Normally, when people don't have fetches I suggest alternatives like cheaper dual lands, but here the deck is literally mono black besides three cards so you can have 8 swamps and it still functions fine. I'd probably cut the 8th swamp for a third Castle Locthwain though that card has won me a ridiculous number of games in any deck running black.

Mousemke on Project Murder

2 months ago

some upgrades you may like for modern

Cabal Coffers more mana than you know what to do with

Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth makes up for coffers not producing black, opens up the ability to use other utility lands in the future

Vesuva more coffers!

Dauthi Voidwalker would you like that big creature they just sacrificed?

Liliana of the Veil sacrifice and discard at your discression

Torment of Hailfire remember all that cabal coffers mana?

Crawling Barrens another great place to put all that black mana

Surgical Extraction could be good mainboard, maybe sideboard?

Invoke Despair sacrifice all the things

Go Blank maybe sideboard graveyard removal

Gray Merchant of Asphodel not sure if it makes sense but you do already have one devotion card and gary is great

Feed the Swarm all the sacrifice enchantment things could prob be replaced with this and even this is maybe sideboard material - always do your best not to give the opponent a choice

Liliana's Triumph could replace some of the libation, especially if you end up adding lilly

Castle Locthwain hooray for card draw!

Dark Confidant hooray for card draw!

Thoughtseize or Inquisition of Kozilek maybe main, maybe sideboard. what if they have no creatures?

zAzen7977 on TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer]

3 months ago

Hey Awdiehl7, Praetor's Grasp is definitely situational, it depends on your playgroup. The higher the power level of the group, the more relevant Grasp becomes. It also helps if you play against the same decks or archetypes frequently, so you know how they work and what you can utilize with Grasp. I’ve also considered dropping the Swamps and running 1 of each card to enable Tainted Pact, that way I can steal Thassa's Oracle and win by exiling my library with Pact. I’m weighing whether the occasional extra mana potential with Cabal Coffers is worth running over Pact.

Profet93, yes, Castle Locthwain is rarely used, but it can come in handy in a tight spot. At least there is the option to draw a card at instant speed, even if I take some minimal life-loss. Plus I can use it in conjunction with Words of Waste on an opponent’s turn.

And yes, the stax pieces are always being targeted by other players, so the trick is layering them as the game progresses to overwhelm the other players, and eventually lock their hands down before they can kill you. If your meta is super creature-heavy, consider adding additional removal like I mentioned earlier. I don’t remember if I mentioned it, but Tainted AEther is very effective as well.

Also, I’d love to see pics of the deck. I’ve been meaning to post picks of mine, but I haven’t gotten around to it!

DemonDragonJ on Should I Put Talisman of …

4 months ago

Caerwyn, I would rather use Commander's Sphere over any of the Ravnican signets, because it does not require mana to fuel its ability, and I can sacrifice it when to draw a card when I no longer require the mana.

AstroAA, I need to ensure that I have swamps to synergize with Castle Locthwain and plains to synergize with Emeria, The Sky Ruin, so how many of each of those lands do you recommend?

Max_Hammer on Witchcraft

4 months ago


Try Witch's Cottage or Castle Locthwain to upgrade your mana base!

I'm also rather fond of Hive of the Eye Tyrant, although it's not the best card, it's fun to have.

Unlife on Elas / Lurrus

5 months ago

This is great, I'm glad I'm not the only one who had a similar idea. Personally I do prefer Ayil over Elas for the commander, but thats mostly because I like holding a threat over an opponent when I pass my turn. Castle Ardenvale and Castle Locthwain are both great mana sinks when you're flooded, and Damn can function as either targeted removal or a board wipe.

Shameless self-promotion below.

Ayli/Lurrus (Chromatic Project)

SefTheReject on mono black vampires

6 months ago

I play a more aristocrats type of build, but can suggest a few vampires to look into. Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is PHENOMENAL, specially with Bloodghast & Silversmote Ghoul. All work incredibly well with Cordial Vampire, he acts like a lord buffing the team whenever any creature dies. Knight of the Ebon Legion is a very nasty 1 drop that doubles as a removal spell later in the game. Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose I nice as well. Depending on your budget, I’d also suggest at least 2 Cavern of Souls, some fetches like Verdant Catacombs, Marsh Flats, Prismatic Vista or Polluted Delta to thin out your deck, Castle Locthwain for some card draw. Hope some of that helps.

DemonDragonJ on Scoured Barrens or Tainted Field?

6 months ago

multimedia, you actually have a very good point, and Caves of Koilos was just reprinted, so its price should be low, although, if WotC ever prints enemy-colored versions of the "battle lands" (i.e., Canopy Vista, Cinder Glade, and so forth), I will unquestionably put the black/white land in this deck.

FartSeize, I need swamps to synergize with Castle Locthwain and plains to synergize with Emeria, The Sky Ruin.

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