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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.
Lion's Eye Diamond Discussion
3 days ago
Thanks Last_Laugh, great suggestions, all! I dont yet own a Intuition or a Gilded Drake , although they are definitely on my list of things to get! Both Crystal Vein and Cephalid Coliseum were in the deck at some point. IIRC they were swapped with Lion's Eye Diamond and Bazaar of Baghdad respectively. Do you think they should be in the list still for the sake of redundancy? What would you swap out for them (or Sylvan Safekeeper for that matter)?
5 days ago
@Conaxi4783 - Hmm.. i didn't remember Revel in Riches .. although, it's not as reliable, as i would like.. but, i'm going to include it in the maybeboard.. might do a couple of playtests with it.. with Smothering Tithe , i had it in a previous iteration of this deck, but i chose to cut it because my playgroup has a couple of house rules, that puts a bounty on certain cards that we feel are annoying to play against.. Smothering Tithe , Rhystic Study , Sol Ring , Gaea's Cradle , Sensei's Divining Top & Lion's Eye Diamond are those cards currently.. whenever one player destroys/exiles any of those, they would get a point in our league per month.. although Sol Ring is still in my deck, it's not as eye catching to remove from the battlefield, unlike those others, so I had to cut it.. Thanks for the suggestions btw.
@hamdeadly - that could be useful, although my deck has a couple of enchantments that i would not rather destroy, and would prefer single/multiple targeted removal spells like Return to Dust .. maybe as a last resort.. but i will keep that mass removal spell in mind, if ever i would update this deck.. thanks!
3 weeks ago
Hi TheLocustDog, thanks for commenting!
You use The Gitrog Monster with Dredge cards (e.g. Golgari Grave-Troll ) and discard effects to dump a lot of your library into your graveyard. You get tons of value out of Muldrotha, the Gravetide this way, but to win, you're looking for Lion's Eye Diamond and Deadeye Navigator , which makes infinite mana in combination with Muldrotha.
With infinite mana, winning the game is pretty trivial. I did it in a pretty roundabout way here: you can combine Eternal Witness with Deadeye Navigator to recur Time Stretch to take all the turns, and attack your opponents with Emrakul, the Promised End . An easier alternative is to just run Walking Ballista .
You could also win with Gitrog + Laboratory Maniac . I chose not to do this because my last deck won with LabMan and I wanted to do something different :)
4 weeks ago
Any cantrip to open the Doomsday pile is fine, predict is just easy, but there are many more in the linked Doomsday primer in the description.
Play your Led... Then go ahead and cast Probe in response to probe go ahead and crack Led for Discarding your hand and still Having Probe on the stack.
Probe resolves and draws you Yawgmoth's Will
Play Yawgmoth's Will with the 3x .
Play led from the yard and crack it for
Play Labman from the yard.
resolve draw spell from the Yard (like probe)
All this is interchangeable but this is one of the least Mana intensive piles i know of. Early on this is extremely fast but susceptible to counter-magic and removal hence all the different piles explained in the DD-Primer in the description that i urge every DD player to study carefully and practise!.
1 month ago
This has been on my mind all day. Its going to be very difficult to get that CMC cost you want in Mardu. The only thing that came to mind was replacing Goblin Bombardment with Altar of the Brood and hopefully you can Mill your opponents. I mean it isnt an instant pinging death but you drop your CMC by
Other than that, I have no idea. I was trying to think of ways of incorporating one of these: Lion's Eye Diamond , Street Wraith , Yawgmoth's Will , Call to the Netherworld but i'm stumped. This doomsday pile is depleting all my brain juice forsure lol
1 month ago
With Worldgorger Dragon :
Yawgmoth's Will Just incase!
LED doesn’t seem to give me a clear path as Yawgmoth's Will is CMC3. Faithless Looting , Lion's Eye Diamond , Yawgmoth's Will (LED). So have access to LED again, but only 2 cards left in pile. Can Faithless Looting into them, discard and cast them with the 3 from LED and Yawgmoth's Will , but what are these 2 mystery cards to win? Lol
Not giving up just challenging.
1 month ago
Yes, T1/T2 I Dark Ritual + Doomsday , then T2/T3 I probably have 4,5 mana maybe with a Chrome Mox , Sol Ring , Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , Ancient Tomb , etc. I won't have CMC7 on T2 and probably not T3. Have to be able to play into an infinite win-con for CMC4 preferably, CMC5 possibly.
1 month ago
Or hell, even a Lion's Eye Diamond , granted your hand goes bye bye but you dump what you need in your graveyard with a cost of Maybe even crack it in response to Winds of Change or dumping it while tutoring with Razaketh, the Foulblooded
Ever thought of running Final Fortune or cards alike? Might be a card that would be instantly countered. Which then you can use as a decoy to play what you really want? Okay, just being silly now.
Still considering good ol' Mishra's Bauble ? Lol
Lion's Eye Diamond occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.46%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%