Lion's Eye Diamond


Sacrifice Lion's Eye Diamond, Discard your hand: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool. Play this ability only any time you could play an instant.

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Lion's Eye Diamond Discussion

Nerdytimesorwhatever on Arjun, Flame on!

6 days ago

Eklipse87 I would recommend not building a competitive deck immediately, and instead have fun with your playgroup making a weird meta. This deck is expensive, and there are faster and more consistent decks for less money in the same color combination anyways.

Decks that use Arjun, the Shifting Flame tend to want to get Arjun on the field, and activate his effect as many times as possible. They dig can dig for a few things to win: Alhamaret's Archive, Dream Halls, Paradox Engine, and then try to win with whatever infinite combos you like in the UR color combination.

This particular deck is considered to be one of the most optimal ways possible to use Arjun. It has wonderful (and expensive) mana rocks, ranging from Sol Ring to Lion's Eye Diamond, and runs some control to stall the game/protect its own combo until it wins.

Winterblast on manaless dredge (guide and combos included)

1 week ago

Am I correct that the only way to get the first card into the graveyard is to draw and discard on turn 1?

Isn't Lion's Eye Diamond a way to speed that up one turn at least, let's say by discarding the hand in response to a Gitaxian Probe or Street Wraith? Dredging could start on turn 1 that way.

Another question: can this deck deal with Leyline of the Void or other graveyard hate? Anything else might be too slow but the leyline can be there right from the start. Is that a risk dredge has to take or is there a plan for that?

It would be fun to play, I'm just a bit too scared to fuck up completely after sideboarding with a landless dredge and no removals

sirbar on H: High end cards W: ...

1 week ago

Hey there! I am looking to swap out some of my more expensive pieces for cards that I will be more likely to play.

So here is what I got:

4 Force of Will Alliances

1 Taiga Rev

1 Liliana of the Veil

1 Liliana, the Last Hope german

1 Twilight Mire

3 Windswept Heath ons

What I am looking for:

2 Underground Sea

1 Badlands

4 Lion's Eye Diamond

4 Polluted Delta (onslaught heavily prefered)

plus other offers...

Also have my binder for trade with different wants in it.

MrTing12 on Canadian Food Chain

1 week ago

I've never seen anyone play Canadian Highlander, but it looks like fun. This is a very similar build to my General Tazri Commander. I haven't uploaded the deck to Tappedout quiet yet so it's pointless to look for at the moment. I'd add Foresight as it can pull Misthollow Griffin and Eternal Scourge in the same way that Manipulate Fate can. I'd also add in Riftsweeper or Pull from Eternity as they can recover your Food Chain if it gets removed. You're also running the perfect set of colors to run the Lion's Eye Diamond combo. 1st cast Entomb putting Auriok Salvagers + Angel of Glory's Rise + Trinket Mage into your graveyard then you Reanimate the Angel of Glory's Rise and pull the Lion's Eye Diamond from your library and simply go off. I'd also consider Yawgmoth's Will and Past in Flames for graveyard possibilities, and Walking Ballista as it can be tutored out by artifact search given that it's a xx cost it's equivalent is zero and it's the perfect sieve to strain away your opponents life when you have all that mana.

Zarathustra616 on Jeleva Slim

1 week ago

EREM, this is a combo deck and it aims to win the game without ever having to cast Jeleva at all. If you have to cast Jeleva you're in a losing scenario and she's there just in case you run out of cards. If she hits a tutor or a wheel effect off of someone's topdeck that can often times stabilize the game for you. The reason there are so many tutors is because the wincons are so finely tuned that usually 1 tutor can allow you to win the game on the spot or set up 1 turn in advance.

This is a storm deck and it has 2 wincons:

1) Casting a bunch of spells in the same turn with Aetherflux Reservoir in play so that you can gain enough life to shoot your opponent(s) for 50 damage. This can easily be done with the combination of Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and a mana rock such as Sol Ring in order to cast an infinite number of spells, which also turns Mind's Desire into a wincon of sorts.

2) Assembling a 5-card pile with Doomsday that almost always involves casting Laboratory Maniac and drawing from an empty library within the same turn. This is the most complicated wincon in all of Magic, but a typical 5-card pile for this deck will be Gitaxian Probe, Gush, Lion's Eye Diamond, Yawgmoth's Will, and Laboratory Maniac in that order. However, there are a myriad many possible Doomsday piles and it's highly dependent on the board state and your knowledge of your opponent's deck.

yesty13 on [[Primer]] - Daretti the Degenerate (AKH Update)

2 weeks ago

Sorry for the double post.I think a Lion's Eye Diamond is good for discarding and being able to revive something in the mid game, and help to use the ability of artifacts like planar bridge.

What do you think of Scroll Rack?


yesty13 on [[Primer]] - Daretti the Degenerate (AKH Update)

3 weeks ago

Hello, i am from Uruguay, sorry for my bad english

Why not incluing Lion's Eye Diamond ?

Very pretty list, i play a similar list, but mishra workshop and bazar... is very expensive for mi :(

Winterblast on Need help for Gitrog Monster

3 weeks ago

Hello everyone!

I am currently tuning my Gitrog Monster deck:

Hahaha...A Frosch!

Commander / EDH* Winterblast


I'm not sure in which direction I should go to make it faster and more reliable. At first I had a list that focused on getting Squandered Resources or Rain of Filth , then (hopefully) drawing into land searching spells, which enable to generate more mana and draw more cards and so on...I managed to pull off one lucky kill on turn 3 with that method, but it all depended on getting Squandered Resources and Natural Balance and drawing into enough land searchers. I feel there are not enough spells that have a good "mana/land search" ratio to make this approach work well enough.

Another method to win is by having a free discard outlet and Dakmor Salvage. It's basically repeatedly milling the deck with the help of kozilek and generating infinite mana in the process with Lion's Eye Diamond.

What I'm unsure about is the rest of the deck. I have some disruption, artifact/enchantment destruction, Choke to annoy our mono U players, cheap mass discard...some Dredge stuff and Dread Return, several landfall Triggers, Sanguine Bond and Exquisite Blood Combo which work well with the lifegain from Zuran Orb and Retreat to Kazandu, some cycling in addition to the cycling lands and Archfiend of Ifnir...

It's all somehow nice but I'd like to hear some opinions if it's better to completely focus on one way to exploit the Gitrog Monster or if it's better to be more flexible and use cycling, dredge, reanimation and land searching/sacrificing equally.

As this is my 8th ready to play commander deck I don't have any more of the best mana artifacts left. The deck is land based, but the speed of Mana Crypt and all the moxes shouldn't be underestimated...I have thought about adding Null Rod or using proxies for the missing artifacts.

Thanks in advance for your comments!

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