Lion's Eye Diamond


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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

BMHKain on Soldier of Fortune, Boros' Final Stand

6 days ago

Added some more combos; & a Note regarding Vedalken Orrery. Maybe you could mention some regards for Posts 21-23. Sadly removed a combo that has lifegain, & Well of Lost Dreams. Added Rampaging Ferocidon + Illumination though...

I don't suppose that's a problem? It was Auriok Salvagers + Lion's Eye Diamond + Blind Obedience.

Flooremoji on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Unstable Mox 0 Legendary artifact

(T): Exile your hand, add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

Make a new black lotus (i.e. Lion's Eye Diamond, Lotus Petal, Lotus Bloom.)

StopShot on Guilds of Ravnica: Spoilers and ...

1 month ago

Newest infinite combo piece for commander probably. Play it with Sensei's Divining Top and Helm of Awakening for infinite draw until you draw Aetherflux Reservoir then use your storm count with sensei's divining top to wipe out your opponents.

That or if you have enough money on hand you can draw until you get Lion's Eye Diamond and Elixir of Immortality to generate infinite mana and life gain.

cdkime on Spare

1 month ago

Even with the handicap of seshiro_of_the_orochi suggested, I think this card is too powerful. There are far too many free or inexpensive mana rocks (Sol Ring, Mana Crypt any Mox, Lion's Eye Diamond, Black Lotus, etc.), or other easy ways to get quick mana in the early game (Ancient Tomb, Channel, Fastbond, etc.).

Cards like Ancestral Recall and Timetwister must also be considered, as they can quickly ramp you up to more cards to discard.

We must also consider this enables further “ramp” with delve - already one of the most powerful decks in all formats where legal.

So, you have a card that’s really easy to net a positive on, enables one of the most dangerous decks, and can get out of control pretty quickly. Even if it is a bit of a one-shot, that’s often all you need.

I would probably make it a set cost to return. “Exile a card from your hand: Add

Still very powerful, and probably still too powerful for most formats, but I think it keeps it in line with Ancient Tomb at least.

WhatevWorks on Help with Niv-Mizzet Combo Deck

1 month ago

I built Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind today as a combo deck. The goal is to get one of the 4 Niv-Mizzet combos (Curiosity, Tandem Lookout, Mind Over Matter, Ophidian Eye) and then proceed with some intricate shenanigans involving Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Lion's Eye Diamond, and Dramatic Reversal to refill your deck so that you can draw it again, and get infinite damage off of Niv-Mizzet. I don't feel like typing out the full, detailed description of what happens, but just trust that it works. Something is wrong though. I'm packing a bunch of tutors and draw, yet so far I've gone off on turns 6, 7, 9, and 10. Can someone help with making the deck faster? Deck link: Niv-Mizzet is a Rick and Morty Fan

Red_Hawk_The_Stern on JohnBeaman

1 month ago

Are you interested in trading for your Lion's Eye Diamond?

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“

1 month ago

Thank you jessetaverne. Seal of Removal may be worth a try. I was thinking about testing the black seal for longer now, should really test that. Dreamborn Muse is one of those cards that seem perfect but totally underperform. I tested that card and it’s not worth a slot for this deck. Since Lion's Eye Diamond is so powerful, it’s the first card I tutor up with Trinket Mage or Tolaria West. In the majority of games I got the diamond, so I basically discard my hand every turn. With the diamond, Dreamborn Muse ends up doing almost nothing for me but milling my opponents. Not always a bad thing but it can backfire against another deck that uses his graveyard. Might be better in a deck without diamond.

Bear Umbra has become one of my favorite cards over time. It allows to play some really cool turns. In addition it is a really nice wrath protection. Makes it super easy for you to recover from wrath-effects, even better than Command Beacon. With a Pernicious Deed you can kill the board with your commander surviving and recovering much faster from it than other players.

MordMetal on Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

1 month ago

What would you take out for Lion's Eye Diamond? One of the creatures maybe?

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