Lion's Eye Diamond


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

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters Rare
Mirage 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

tenrose on Thrasios Buried Alive | A Competitive Primer

21 hours ago

drshakalu Sorry for the late response!

The Intuition piles look like either: Hermit Druid + Reanimate + Shallow Grave, or Force of Will + Pact of Negation + Mental Misstep. The deck runs a fair bit of redundancy so you can get whatever effect you want most of the time, be it removal, draw, recursion, etc.

I have indeed considered Recruiter of the Guard. IMO we run enough tutors already to get Hermit Druid with. I would much rather run Mystical Tutor and Enlightened Tutor as they're cheap and can be cast at instant speed. You can get any piece of removal, draw, recursion, or disruption you need with Mystical Tutor, and any rock or Lion's Eye Diamond with Enlightened Tutor if you're going for a hard cast Auriok Salvagers. Recruiter of the Guard costs three mana which doesn't sit well with the rest of the deck.

After some games a few weeks back I realised packing in some creature based reanimation could be good. At two mana, Apprentice Necromancer is very good but the need for haste bothers me.

Necropotence recently came out of the list for Ad Nauseam, which is much more powerful than Mystic Remora. Mystic Remora was cut in the early stages for Rhystic Study, which also consistently performed poorly.

I can tell you from experience: "You do not want to cut Phantasmagorian for Haunted Dead."

In regards to Pithing Needle, if your meta requires you to run it, I would definitely take a dork out to run it. We're tight on slots currently, but you could also cut Pull from Eternity if you need the dorks in.

In regards to Praetor's Grasp, I haven't had to worry about that too much. It's recently shown itself a few times in my online meta, so I've been toying with finding a slot for the new Walking Ballista, which would give us an alternative wincon with whichever line we take.

WeruniaB on Breya, the Combo Shaper

2 days ago

I think Lion's Eye Diamond + Auriok Salvagers combo is worth mentioning. You should also consider running Vampiric Tutor to get your combo pieces.

PookandPie on Leovold Ad Nauseam Doomsday

1 week ago

When you get your ABUR Duals and LED, grab a copy of Gush. It makes setting up a Doomsday pile that goes off the same turn super easy with Yawgmoth's Will.

My favorite general pile to use with Zur is Gush > Lion's Eye Diamond > Gitaxian Probe > Yawgmoth's Will > Laboratory Maniac. Gush will be much more important once you get your LED. Winning for UU, 4 life, and 2 Islands on the battlefield is short and sweet.

JaceTheSwagSculptor on Developing Consistency within League Restrictions

1 week ago

@chaosumbreon87: Well you got me there. That combo works without losing me points. Side effects of being at work and trying analyze deck lists at the same time lol.

I'll probably have to proxy things like Candelabra of Tawnos;Lion's Eye Diamond; City of Traitors; and Gaea's Cradle, but I'll test out the decks nonetheless.

I was also interested in Purphoros, God of the Forge as he seems to fit the restrictions in my league as well, but I can't say I'm a huge fan of the deck on the EDH tier list. Do you have any insight on Purph?

Winterblast on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 week ago

I've just built a storm deck with Nekusar. Only played two games with it until now, 2nd try ended with a storm count of over 20 on turn 3. I'm trying to make such plays reliable, maybe you have some more suggestions

Jesus, take the wheel!

Commander / EDH Winterblast


I'm trying to get a Timetwister and Lion's Eye Diamond by the end of the month and I'd like to include "shadow of the grave" (has just been revealed to be in Amonkhet) for even more fun after the wheels...

KIngWiggins on Updated for Sale List

1 week ago

Hello all. Back again trying to sell off some cards. Anything over $25 I will do tracking for free, otherwise please add $2 to price for tracking, if requested.

For Sale:
4x Lion's Eye Diamond (2 fairly NM, 2 LP) $340
3x Bridge from Below $8 each
1x Bridge from Below $6.50
1x Arid Mesa $28
1x Force of Will LP $60*1x Bloodstained Mire $14
1x Omniscience $16
3x Blinkmoth Nexus $4 each
1x Leyline of the Void $11
Various other things but these are highlights.

*I had a trade involving my Force but I haven't heard from the recipient in well over a month so I am assuming the trade is no longer happening.

goblinguiderevealpls on Politics Schmolitics

2 weeks ago

For a wheel deck you don't run a lot of wheels,

Is this a French list? I can't help but notice the large amount of permission and spot removal, but a lack of board wipes (which are very important for multiplayer spell decks

I would run more wheels and more global wipes, And cut spells that are only good on your commander like Glistening Oil and Helm of the Ghastlord

What I learned from my years of playing nekusar is that a wheel deck works best when it functions without nekusar and he is simply a bonus, as you are mostly spells,you want the deck to function by itself, And if you took nekusar out of the picture (also common cuz of how common creature removal Is, and after a few casts he gets pricy) then cards like Curiosity, Helm of the Ghastlord, and Glistening Oil become obsolete when you can simply cast a game changer like Evacuation,Cyclonic Rift, Blasphemous Act, Damnation or Toxic Deluge, resolve an Underworld Dreams Dream Halls or Liliana's Caress and chain of wheels for lethal

I would recommend more hard wheels for efficiency, such as Reforge the Soul, Dark Deal, Winds of Change, Windfall as well as ways to copy Memory Jar and Teferi's Puzzle Box as well as any mana rocks such as Copy Artifact, Goblin Welder, Phyrexian Metamorph and Sculpting Steel.

I'd also run more 0 cost artifacts for wheel value such as Mox Opal Mox Diamond Chrome Mox Lotus Bloom Lotus Petal and if you're not on a budget,Lion's Eye Diamond

Crow_Of_The_Void on Legacy "Budget" Doomsday Control

2 weeks ago

So far, the main piles i have are Top- Thought Scour, Laboratory Maniac, Darkblast, Unearth, Pick a card -Bottom with 2 Draw cards in hand or 1 with Top on the field all you would need is UBB or UUBB(or Pact) to be safer.

If I were to swap in Deep Analysis, the pile would look more like Top- Thought Scour, Laboratory Maniac, Deep Analysis, Unearth, Pick a card -Bottom, With Gitaxian Probe would cost 1UUB 5hp, not the best pile but an option.

And for Ideas Unbound, I personally feel that going Lotus Petal over Top is the best choice to use, Petal in the pile itself(Though Lion's Eye Diamond is best), along side LED is really the only good way to just hard cast Lab Man, Top- Ideas Unbound, Lotus Petal, Gitaxian Probe, Laboratory Maniac, Gitaxian Probe -Bottom, UUU and 4HP gets you there, less HP if depending on lands or what you have on field and hand. What you could also do is add in a single Chromatic Sphere to replace one of the 5 to have a safer win through priority.

Sorry this is the best I could manage, apart from the various possibilities of what is in hand and on the field, and Doom piles are still a work in progress for me, its getting "late" for me and piles are hard on a major budget XD (Formatting posts are hard)

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