Lantern of Insight


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn Uncommon

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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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Lantern of Insight Discussion

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

4 days ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

Weenie_Roaster9000 on Liliana's Torture Dungeon

1 week ago

Polupus Awesome suggestions.

First, no, the zombies don't protect from creatures that well, they're more of a finisher after their hand has been emptied. It's true this deck is paper against scissors when it comes to aggro, so if that's the case I usually side out Waste Not and Dark Deal in favor of Dismember, Ensnaring Bridge, as well as Funeral Charm and it works fairly well.

Dark Deal can dry up often, maybe it's a good idea to try 3 instead of 4. too bad it doesn't have cycling, that'd be a dream.

Lantern of Insight looks so fun. it doesn't matter if they see what I have, they know it's just going to be discard. Keeping an eye on their deck would be cool.

21 lands works perfectly when it works, but more would be consistent, especially with Raven's Crime. I'll add some more. Dakmor Salvage works well in a pinch.

Empty the Pits looks fun, but more like a luxury than a necessity, Would still be fun to try out, though! Thanks for the critic! I've made changed to the deck :-)

Polupus on Liliana's Torture Dungeon

1 week ago

Nice description! +1

My only criticism is you might need more creature removal, but I don't know. I haven't tried Waste Not. Does it give you enough zombies to protect yourself? My experience with this kind of deck is that without Ensnaring Bridge in the main, we need a hefty amount of ways to deal with creatures.There is some anti synergy between Waste Not and Ensnaring Bridge since the opponent can just discard noncreature spells to force you to draw and then get in while defenses are down. I can see infect taking advantage of this strategy since they just need to get 1 card in your hand, attack, then pump them up.

The sanitarium is a nice touch with Waste Not as is Dark Deal, but I think Dark Deal would quickly turn into a dead card against decks that dump their hand in the first 2 turns like burn and affinity. But those decks are also helping out your racks, so I guess you'd have flexibility for sideboarding them out in those matchups.

Lantern of Insight might help you out when the opponent is empty handed and you are looking for the most opportune time to activate the sanitarium, but it seems kind of gimmicky and better suited to some kind of discard heavy lantern control deck.

How is 21 lands working for you with Smallpox? I run 24 and I still sometimes feel like going to 25.

I was thinking that if I was going to run Waste Not I would pair it with more land destruction to stuff up their hands when they can't play what they need to, giving the enchantment more value, but that would make your main wincons less effective and shift the deck to a more resource denial build.

landofMordor on Dreaming of 8s

1 week ago

UnleashedHavok, as you know, I usually build on shoestring budgets, and this list is actually not one I've papered out yet, so honest answer is "no idea". But I think there's promise, and with a little extra tech, this deck's chances improve rapidly.

Raven's Crime, The Rack, Necrogen Mists, Ensnaring Bridge, Pack Rat, and Inquisition of Kozilek would be my first potential non-budget adds. Then Grafdigger's Cage and other grave hate in the sideboard.

8-Rack has some inherent problems because of the way it approaches winning. Decks with resilient attackers like Loxodon Smiter, Lingering Souls, artifacts like Lantern of Insight, or graveyard interactions like Dredge will be tough matchups, but this deck is geared to demolish anybody running on low resources, like Jund, Bogles, and typical midrangy stuff. You can mitigate the dangers of the grave by running good SB hate.

Hope that helps! What kinds of modern decks catch your eye? Are you wanting to play decks that are less-than-ubiquitous, of a certain archetype, or just anything that's budget?

Gleeock on Mono-Red Chaos

4 weeks ago

It is not completely in theme with chaos but Lantern of Insight is fun with Grenzo AND all those chaotic freecast cards like Omen Machine

You can play a really nutty politic game when you have those freecast cards out & you tell a player that you will/won't attack & snatch their next freeB topcard with your Grenzo attack

jjmac112 on Come fly with me-Isperia

4 weeks ago

I still think you should play with Telepathy, but if your opponents don't like that you could play with Lantern of Insight It's not as overt so others won't hate on it and it has just a bit more functionality. One thing I think you could easily cut is Tidespout Tyrant unless there's something I'm not seeing, Guiding Spirit or Emeria Shepherd could replace it. Also, you really gotta get that Plains count up, with Emeria, The Sky Ruin I would try and not go under 10, so some lands that you gotta make room for are Myriad Landscape and Irrigated Farmland

Jhed1 on They actually did it (Top ...

2 months ago

@ dan8080 I don't think that's the only reason, you could easily make the argument that Lantern of Insight control within modern is WAY more of a time-sink.

Very experienced pilots of miracles don't pilot slowly, however, comparatively speaking to land - bolt target you - pass. It seems like a lifetime.

The reason this got targeted because it was an absolute monster of the format, and defined the meta entirely.

Banning Terminus or Counterbalance would have been just as effective to cripple this archetype, but the moral of the story and my biggest concern...

now that miracles is gone, is the format going to get a little too degenerate?

Argy on Neheb, the Worthy - Jimmy | Game Knights #6

2 months ago

You're kidding, right?

There are so many ways to get your Opponent to shuffle their deck whenever you want.

I'll list some.

Boggart Forager
Cranial Archive
Krosan Reclamation
Lantern of Insight
Learn from the Past
Memory's Journey
Mnemonic Nexus
Soldier of Fortune
Stream of Consciousness
Surgical Extraction
Thran Foundry

My play group is brutal and packs just about all of these cards.

There's no way they are just gonna let you fetch out part of your winning combo with Vampiric Tutor or Enlightened Tutor.

If your play group lets you get away with it, consider yourself lucky.

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