Lion's Eye Diamond


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Mirage (MIR) Rare

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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

excursionz on Thrasios Tynma

16 hours ago

You can essentially go a few routes with this deck while maintaining tempo with a Mid-Range Shell

  1. The Nut Draw(S) : Turn 1 WinExample a. Command Tower, Dark Ritual, Entomb, Reanimate, Lion's Eye Diamond, Pact of Negation, Force of WillLine: Dark Ritual to cast Entomb, putting Auriok Salvagers into your graveyard. Reanimate it with 1 of the 2 black mana still floating. Cast LED, combo off with Thrasios into Laboratory Maniac win-con or Aetherflux Reservoir

ZendikariWol on America, Land(less) of the Free [Creatureless Too]

1 day ago

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but there is a ~ 1/3 chance of getting 1 of your 0-mana rocks in your opener. Not only that, but your chances for 2 are ~ 3/50. And that includes Lotus Bloom and Lion's Eye Diamond.

10roofrusted on Thrasios/Tymna

4 days ago

Overall I like the deck, but I'm wondering about a few of your card choices. I expect many of them are driven by local meta, but I'm still curious.

Aven Mindcensor - obviously a good card in Stax but doesn't really advance your strategy.

Kiora's Follower and Voltaic Key - Nice for Thrasios // Kydele, but seems fairly innocuous here.

Paradox Engine - Obviously can be a good mana engine, but you already have much better in Bomberman and Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal.

Birthing Pod - I saw your explanation above but this seems fairly inefficient compared to other cards you could have in its place.

I notice you seem very short on black tutor cards. I understand Imperial Seal and Grim Tutor are prohibitively expensive, but there are Diabolic Intent, Diabolic Tutor and Dark Petition.

I'm also surprised there is no Sylvan Library. It's a fantastic draw engine, low CMC and fairly inexpensive.

Lastly, Tendrils of Agony is a great win con. Between the potential to cast Lion's Eye Diamond or Dramatic Reversal an unlimited number of times, Storm is a mechanism to brilliant to ignore IMO.

Thanks for the deck!

10roofrusted on Thrasios // Tymna (Semi-Competitive)

4 days ago

For anyone who isn't familiar with the deck, there are 3 win conditions: Laboratory Maniac, Tendrils of Agony and Aetherflux Reservoir.

The ways to achieve these win conditions are either:

Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond a.k.a. Bomberman.

Auriok Salvager allows you to return LED to your hand and recast it, generating an unlimited amount of mana in any combination of colours. This can be pumped into Thrasios and draw the entire deck. You can either play Laboratory Maniac, cast Tendrils of Agony (recasting LED a few 1000 times works great for Storm) or use Aetherflux Reservoir (again, the multiple castings of LED work here as well).

Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal

With non-land mana sources in play that generate a total of at least 3 mana you can, again, generate an unlimited amount of mana in any combination of colours. Additionally, each time you use Isochron Sceptre with Dramatic Reversal you are casting Dramatic Reversal an unlimited number of times. This again works to draw your deck via Thrasios, kill via Storm with Tendrils of Agony or blow up your opponents with Aetherflux Reservoir.

Angel's Grace + Ad Nauseam

This allows you to draw your entire deck via Ad Nauseum without killing yourself. This requires you to have Laboratory Maniac in play prior to casting this combo, or play him from your hand after drawing your deck then use any of your cantrips to draw one more card.

Megalomania on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

Hey guys! Its been a while since I had the time to play again. Any chance I could get some help in my new deck?

It Ends in 3

Commander / EDH* Megalomania


As its main win con, the deck currently uses Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond to generate infinite mana. From there, it wins using Laboratory Maniac or Aetherflux Reservoir.

Im using Doomsday as a backup win con. Im thinking of replacing it with something that is easier to assemble. Would appreciate any help the group can provide. Thanks!

Skywatch on Beckon the 0-Cost

2 weeks ago

Burg+1 I am already playing Lion's Eye Diamond, and I need the 0-cost cards to be creatures. Thanks for the suggestions though.

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