Castle Locthwain

Castle Locthwain


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

: Gain .

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

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Castle Locthwain Discussion

cyeRunner on Mono Black Zombie Graveyard Horde

4 days ago


I recommend running 2x Castle Locthwain instead of 2x Swamp , there is no real downside and can help you once you are in topdeck-mode.

jakethewhale007 on Chainer, Dementia Master Big Mana and Reanimator

1 week ago

Looks like a fun list! I have a Chainer deck on my profile if you wanna check it out. I've been playing him for a few years now, but I'm still working out some of the pending changes to my list.

Card draw to consider: Night's Whisper is a second sign in blood, and worth running as efficient card draw. Ransack the Lab has also felt really good. Treacherous Blessing has been worth the life loss (almost) every time I play it. Syphon Mind is decent, too. I also am not a fan of Reliquary Tower because usually you want to be discarding down to hand size to drop reanimation targets in the GY. I'd look at Castle Locthwain or basic swamp in its place.

Removal: Defile , Dismember , Feed the Swarm , and Force of Despair are all great to think about. I'd run any of these over Murder and probably Doom Blade.

Sac Outlets: I'd cut Nantuko Husk and Phyrexian Ghoul, as their effects aren't that great while costing 3 cmc. At 3 cmc, I'd prefer Woe Strider and Yahenni, Undying Partisan .

Ramp: Dark Ritual is a classic and probably worth running. Myriad Landscape is slow, but generally has pleased me when I see it. Nirkana Revenant is another source of big B mana. Expensive to cast, but cheap if you are reanimating it. Expedition Map gets you Cabal Coffers or Urborg.

Finally, I'm not sure that Liliana, Untouched by Death is pulling her weight here. Hope that is helpful :)

DanMcSharp on Abzan Midrange

1 month ago

Looks like an interesting deck.

It's very rare to see Scale the Heights getting any play, but if you really like it then you should more than just 23 lands, especially if you run Felidar Retreat as well. Having 4 Fabled Passage is pretty much a must to get the most out of your Felidar Retreat too. If you're not sure what to cut, I would recommend running only 2 Snakeskin Veil instead. It's not a bad card, but it's usually side-board material because unless you have the perfect opportunity to use it, it's very underwhelming. You never want 2 or 3 of those sitting in your hand taxing your mana while you wait for a good time to use them either.

If you think you might run out of spells too quickly with more lands, you could also consider adding some Castle Locthwain to your mana base. Mixing in some Mazemind Tome is usually a good idea too.


qwrtyp on Valentin, Mono Black(ish)

2 months ago

Strange, I would think people would love to tutor their wincons with Maralen of the Mornsong and then kill her!

I've found Search for Blex to be pretty good filter/draw if you can afford to pay at max 15 to draw 5. And what about Castle Locthwain .

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Kills with Ills

2 months ago

Necroblossom Snarl doesn't affect anything. You still have an equal amount of green and black sources, but a good few more pips of green in your card costs than black. You need more green sources than black sources. Also, since your mana is a bit too easy right now, you should add functional lands like Castle Locthwain .

PartyJ on Nath of the STAX-Leaf | cEDH | Primer

3 months ago

Hi Nerdytimesorwhatever, thank you for your kind words. Our playgroup is really happy with the houserule and it works like a charm! I even notice that people outside our crew noticed our house policy and show interest. The pool of cards is still immense, so I hear zero complaints from other players here.

You are totally right about the absurd powercreep. I feel magic is starting to lose the magical vibe that it long had when new sets came out. Now I feel overwhelmed by looking at what we are being flooded with. The desire for spoilers is also totally gone here...

As a little sidestep, we went a little nostalgic and created an interesting EDH format for nostalgic sake: Old School '99 EDH

Trying to combine the great format that EDH is with the nostalgic feel of the older cards. The rules are simple and can be found on both decks I created for our format. We really had a blast playing this; less combo and more vanilla style.

See these decks to give you an idea:

Old School '99 EDH | Adun Oakenshield

Commander / EDH* PartyJ



Old School '99 EDH | Marton Stromgald

Commander / EDH PartyJ


Last note regarding this deck. I added Castle Locthwain . A swamp has been cut for it.

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