Extraplanar Lens


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Extraplanar Lens


Imprint - When Extraplanar Lens enters the battlefield, you may remove target land you control from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.)

Whenever a land with the same name as the imprinted card is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana to his or her mana pool of any type that land produced.

Extraplanar Lens Discussion

Vimozahr on Akroma, Angel of Wrath.

5 days ago

Hey, this Deck looks sweet.

What you thinking about Extraplanar Lens & Land Tax for stronger Ramp?

If you want destroying the World an Worldslayer is also sweet :).

Greez. Vimozahr

TypicalTimmy on Lathliss' Brood

1 week ago

Gleeock, I've been looking into that, actually. I have identified 10 cards I can slip in.

I am considering removing the following, for their respective reasons:

  • Gauntlet of Power : It costs to much mana and assists my opponents in ramp. I am not looking to build a group hug deck.
  • Extraplanar Lens : While there is strong power here, I also feel I have enough solid ramp and cost reduction that I do not need it. I play games and win just fine in tests without having it on the field. There are even times where I find it slows me down because I get greedy and play it too early, removing lands from play. For example, if I have three lands out but exile my only red source, I kind of screw myself over.
  • Rimescale Dragon : With Lens out of the deck, I have reason to run Snow-Covered Mountain s. That is to say, I was running SCMs because it puts a soft-lock on my opponent's ability to ramp off my card. If they have normal Mountains, they gain no benefit. They would need specifically a Snow-Covered Mountain. Well, if I am not using snow lands, I don't benefit from Rimescale.
  • Glacial Crevasses : Again, no snow lands = no need to run this.

Now only two of these are actually mainboarded; Gauntlet and Lens. I play many games without using these and things work out just fine. So it becomes a matter of what to replace them with.

I'd like to stick to the Dragons if able, only because I'd get the most value out of Lathliss. However, other control-like Enchantments work as well.

The list of Dragons I am looking at currently are the following:

  • Hoard-Smelter Dragon : Gives me another control outlet on a Dragon. Similar to Steel Hellkite in that I can remove threats or problematic cards. I can break combo pieces apart or destroy stones to slow opponents down. It also works great to remove Voltron equipment. Without being a tap ability, I can sink an entire turn's worth of mana into it and blow up 2 or 3 artifacts late game.
  • Knollspine Dragon : Giant hand replenishment card. There are plenty of times where I swing for 14+ damage. That's 14 cards. The value there is just immense. Possibly even better than Dragon Mage because I don't give my opponent's new cards, too.
  • Moonveil Dragon : Functions as another anthem. Lathliss, Dragon Queen and Purphoros, God of the Forge both serve in this capacity. Having a 3rd Dragon might be useful, too.
  • Mordant Dragon : A weaker version of Balefire Dragon . I may honestly replace Demanding Dragon . I don't want to give my opponent a choice in the matter. That's what makes Glorybringer and Flameblast Dragon so good - I choose where I want the damage to go.
  • Thunder Dragon : Seems like a decent sweeper, but only if the boardstate is light enough. I'm not sure how this would fare in the changing meta. 3 damage probably isn't worth it late game, and early game it'd be too hard to reliably get out. Just posting it here so you know I thought of it.
  • Zodiac Dragon : I was considering this only because I find it interesting that it gives me essentially an unkillable Dragon. No matter what the boardstate becomes, I would always have Zodiac and Lathliss I can fall back on. I just find that a bit interesting, but I don't think I should try and force Golgari into mono-red. Though, to be fair, I also have Haven of the Spirit Dragon which returns a Dragon as well as Daretti, Scrap Savant who can return Steel Hellkite and Moltensteel Dragon . So there is precedent for it in this deck.

Additionally, I have identified:

  • Price of Glory : Completely shuts down reaction-based decks.
  • Citadel of Pain : Forces mana-drain.
  • Ashling's Prerogative : Another source of haste. If I choose even, all of my 6-cmc Dragons (Which are most of them) gain haste. Likewise, my tokens (0 cmc) also gain haste. It also gives my Commander haste.

I think I'd rather go with the enchantments I feel that slowing opponents down while I burn them out with passive triggers is a great foundation to rely on as I churn out an army of Dragons. Sort of keeps the pressure off of me to keep going as fast as possible. This way, if I get a hand with 2 or 3 6-cmc Dragons but also a 3-cmc control enchantment, I can keep it knowing I have a soft lock on the game for a few turns.

After I finalize this deck, I plan on building a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher deck, running Korvold, Fae-Cursed King as a "secret Commander". That will be far more of a "regular" EDH deck with interactions, wraths, tutors, land spell cards, etc. :)

TypicalTimmy on Omnath Angry Jelly Elemental

2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoy my build, friend! It's still a work in progress. I'm not 100% sold on the idea of using snow-covered mountains. I'm using them so that the chances of me accidentally helping my opponents out with Extraplanar Lens is significantly lower, but then I want to add in both Rimescale Dragon and Glacial Crevasses . I'm not sure though, as Rimescale requires dedicated mana and is liable to removal. However, GC is an awesome card that is extremely unique and, I believe, the only red card which does that. However, I am not sure if I should sacrifice synergy for potential fog effects.

I may, honestly, drop Extraplanar Lens entirely and just go back to the normal design. Seems like trying to tie in snow-mana is a bit too much at this point.

Kogarashi on Do all players benefit from ...

2 weeks ago

This is why Extraplanar Lens is usually combined with a snow-covered basic land, because your opponent is less likely to have those.

Gauntlet of Power just helps everyone with that color. If you want something you-specific, look for Caged Sun .

TypicalTimmy on Do all players benefit from ...

2 weeks ago

Reading over the text a bit more carefully, it would seem to me that both Gauntlet of Power and Extraplanar Lens would benefit my opponent as well?

Neither state "a land you control". Does this mean they are more akin to global anthems and world enchantments, such as Night of Souls' Betrayal and Arboria ?

Vimozahr on Avacyn, Angel Tribal

3 weeks ago

Hey TimHo0410, I recommend a Land Tax best Mono-W Ramp and filter out your Lands that gives you massiv Card Advantage , Extraplanar Lens and only Snow-Covered Plains for Lens (You avoid here the benefit of Lens for Opponents) . Thats makes your Ramp even better, and mono-w need this. Urza's Incubator is fine to.

More Mana Rocks like Arcane Signet & Thran Dynamo .

Take a look at this List: [PreCon] The Church of Serra - Angel Tribal Its a Deck of a Buddy of me.

Greez. Vimozahr

Vimozahr on Elesh and Angels

3 weeks ago

Must Have: Land Tax , Extraplanar Lens and only Snow-Covered Plains .

More Mana Rocks. Take a look at this List: [PreCon] The Church of Serra - Angel Tribal

Greez. Vimozahr

High_Priest_of_Avacyn on Odric's Army of the Round Table

1 month ago

I like what you're going for here. I love token gen decks, they really feel like you're amassing an army against your opponent. Some cards I'd consider adding:

Phantom General , Divine Visitation , Finale of Glory , Hour of Reckoning , Shield of the Avatar , Teferi's Protection , God-Eternal Oketra , Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx , and Helm of the Host . Also more cards with the populate mechanic.

Another neat trick for mana ramp in mono colored decks is to use Extraplanar Lens in combination with snow lands to double your mana production, since it's unlikely that your opponents will be using snow lands as well.


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Extraplanar Lens occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.34%

Black: 0.3%

Red: 0.36%

White: 0.35%

Green: 0.12%