Ghostly Prison


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

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Uncommon
Commander 2016 (C16) Uncommon
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon
MTG: Commander (CMD) Uncommon
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Ghostly Prison


Creatures can't attack you unless their controller pays for each creature he or she controls that's attacking you.

Ghostly Prison Discussion

TheAmazingSteve on Currently working on Queen Marchesa

6 hours ago

If you are building the deck for a pillow fort only group like it says in the deck description, I don't know how well the tokens will do. Kinda shut down by Ghostly Prison and Crawlspace . Otherwise, the deck feels solid, maybe cut Sunforger for Wear / Tear ?

Joe_Ken_ on Currently working on Queen Marchesa

12 hours ago

So I’ve started to make a Queen Marchesa deck mostly centered around pillow fort with stuff like Ghostly Prison and Koskun Falls as well as token build up with Assemble the Legion and Skyline Despot . I have yet to play test it and hope to give it a few games soonish, but I would like some insight on the deck and see what others think about it.

Marchesa, Queen At Arms

Meuhforever on So, You Want to Play Lantern Yea (Budget)

1 day ago

Yeah! It's not a very popular website and it deserves more attention. After some reflection, I completely agree with the Ghostly Prison and Fog , it's a gery good way to simulate the bridge. Well done!

Chasmolinker on So, You Want to Play Lantern Yea (Budget)

1 day ago

Much appreciated feedback! I've never played the deck myself, but I have played against it. The core of the deck is very affordable at ~$75 or less. It's the pieces that keep the deck competitive that really kill any attempt at a competitive budget build. AKA Mox Opal and Ensnaring Bridge .

I know the builds before Whir of Invention was printed were mostly GB shells. I agree that having more fog effects could replace Ghostly Prison . It would help make room for that one of Ensnaring Bridge too.

Meuhforever on So, You Want to Play Lantern Yea (Budget)

1 day ago

Yeah, sucks and I forgot Ghostly Prison was a mini bridge. I totally overlooked that and I an therefore way more positive about playing abzan. Blue allows better countermagic, so you don't have to use Avoid Fate , wich is fine but... suboptimal. If you want to splash blue I found a great budget list on , a gold mine of cheap decks. It's a bit outdated, but it's still, Imo, a great start.

If I really want to be critical, I think that you either want Fog or the Ghostly Prison . Let's say they can attack with 3 creatures, but can only pay for 1, if you use your fog, the result would be the same as if you didn't play the prison. But I repeat, I didn't play that much Lantern control and never played the Abzan version, so please don't change your whole deck to what I said. These are just a noobs' questions.

Thanks so much for the list, it brings some fresh air to the deck!

Chasmolinker on So, You Want to Play Lantern Yea (Budget)

1 day ago

Thanks for the input Meuhforever!
I've been trying to think of a way to get Whir of Invention into the mix. The almost requires the deck to be mono Blue. Which could be a better approach to the deck....

As for the one of Ensnaring Bridge . I am working that in regardless. Ghostly Prison is OK but if we get the lock in place, they will draw lands and therefore have the mana to swing in.

shub on Orzhov, Vizkopa, Obzedat: Death & Taxes

4 days ago

Ghostly Prison , Windborn Muse , and Glacial Chasm are all good places to start if you want to avoid combat damage.

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Ghostly Prison occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.08%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.09%

White: 0.61%

W/U (Azorius): 1.27%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.49%

GWU (Bant): 0.8%

RBW (Mardu): 0.47%