Lantern of Insight

Lantern of Insight


Each player plays with the top card of his or her library revealed.

Tap, Sacrifice Lantern of Insight: Target player shuffles his or her library.

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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

Lantern of Insight occurrence in decks from the last year

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Lantern of Insight Discussion

dingusdingo on I Walk the Line of Perfect Symmetry

3 months ago

I have spent quite a bit of time brewing with Scheming Symmetry , here are cards I had in various builds that you may find interesting.

Ghost Quarter

Gives a shuffle effect if the opponent searches for a basic, so best used when you are holding another guaranteed shuffle. It also sends lands to the graveyard, opening them up to be hit by Surgical Extraction

Psychic Surgery

Whatever they search for, just exile it. Scheming Symmetry is not a may, so it will always guarantee a trigger off Symmetry, even if the opponent sees the combo and searches a land. This card also punishes fetch lands and will do work for you.

Top Deck Mill Effects

Seen with Lantern. Codex Shredder Cathartic Adept . Might as well as mention Lantern of Insight with these cards, which enables them but also Lantern can force a shuffle with Symmetry.


Ultra spicy tech. Use Quicken then Symmetry at opponents end step, so that you will untap and get the card before your opponent. Just make sure you grab something that forces a shuffle or mills a card.

Miracle Cards

Notably Temporal Mastery and Reforge the Soul . I have found that Reforge at 1x in decks with Symmetry feels great. Terminus is a great solution to aggro decks if you run white.

Isochron Scepter

Can't imprint Symmetry, but you can get great cards for the deck like Extirpate or Surgical Extraction or even Glimpse the Unthinkable . Another card that feels great as a 1x in decks with Symmetry.

Chromatic Sphere and Chromatic Star

You can get instant access to the cards you tutor, and these filter mana.

RNR_Gaming on

4 months ago

Gunna need some more cards and decide your signature spell. Personally, I'd go with Mystical Tutor or Demonic Tutor if its within budget then perhaps play cards like Lantern of Insight to know who to mill.

dingusdingo on Topdecking in Izzet

6 months ago

Bloodwater Entity is extremely useful here. Its on legs so you can flicker it or copy it. Other topdeck manipulation creatures Omenspeaker Sage Owl Spire Owl Sage of Epityr Augury Owl

Cards that can abuse topdeck being known Psychic Battle Chaos Warp Spark of Creativity Erratic Explosion Prophetic Flamespeaker Abbot of Keral Keep Augur of Bolas Dark-Dweller Oracle Experimental Frenzy

Cards that let you see topdeck Lantern of Insight Goblin Spy Future Sight Magus of the Future

Cathartic Adept and similar mill effects can help you move past undesirable topdeck cards. Gives control when you can see enemy topdecks Pyxis of Pandemonium Ghoulcaller's Bell Drowner Initiate Hedron Crab Jace's Erasure Drowned Secrets Codex Shredder

If you're looking for hard and fast deck stacking, check out Brainstorm Ponder Preordain Serum Visions Index Mystic Speculation Opt Portent Spy Network Trickery Charm Ancestral Knowledge Contingency Plan Foreshadow Information Dealer Omen Predict Bamboozle Long-Term Plans Second Sight

If you're looking for combo potential, Memory Lapse is pretty filthy with putting your spell from hand to top of library, and it raises your storm QUITE A BIT. Hinder can do similar tricks.

hkhssweiss on Circu's Apathetic Sadism (Combo)

11 months ago

Consuming Aberration is easier to deal with in comparison with Paradox Engine , Engine also allows you to stack triggers to untap all your rocks a multitude of times. As long you can cast your spells, you can go pseudo-infinite. If you are already going infinite mana than Aberration is a waste of a slot as you can recast your commander.

Paradox is just good in general and also allows you to control their deck far more efficiently when it's resolved. Take this scenario where you have Lantern of Insight on the field along with Circu, Future Sight , Sensei's Divining Top as well as Ghoulcaller's Bell . With Paradox on the field and mana rocks that produce at least 3 mana, you can essentially control the draw of everyones board state locking down the board, you see what they draw, if you don't like the card cast a spell to trigger Circu by using the mana provided by the rocks, on the stack you can either mill the card or target other players before untapping all your nonland permanents.

Lanzo493 on Imma play your deck

1 year ago

You can play with Lantern of Insight if you think that's a good idea. Wand of Denial lets you get some choice out of what you get. Your deck looks pretty fun. +1.

hkhssweiss on IUP The Guild Submission

1 year ago

Memory Plunder would be great tech for mill strategies, same as Lantern of Insight so you can see who to mill as well. Altar of the Brood is also quite funny for the consistent mill. Codex Shredder is a great tool as well as recursion engine when you want something back from your grave.

Hope that helps!

Suns_Champion on Gonti, Lord of Luxury

1 year ago

First off, You might like Lantern of Insight . Great way to know who exactly to hit.

Second, you might love Decaying Soil (with threshold) + Deathrender . ETBs For as much as you have mana. Obviously much better with infinite mana, as then you can just exile everything and win with Gonti.

You might be interested in my four color deck that does similar things with Gonti: TAKE WHAT'S MINE | Yore-Tiller EDH

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