Lion's Eye Diamond


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

Printings View all

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

Combos Browse all

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

synthecate on The Gravetide will drown you...

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)?

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

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!

@Jobiji - that's a viable strategy! let's see if i can replace one of my creatures for Vhati il-Dal .. thanks!

itchimus on Muldrotha Dredge

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 :)

Kiyomei on 京 Oona, (Exile/Control)(inf combo) (CEDH) 京

4 weeks ago

@ KBet

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.

Let's say you open Predict Naming Laboratory Maniac .

  • Your lab man goes into the graveyard and you draw = Gitaxian Probe and Lion's Eye Diamond

  • 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!.

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

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

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 month ago

Hi weezel,

Yup! Since can’t simply draw out, so need a 2-card combination to make it work. Buried Alive + Reanimate needs all 5 cards so no way to pile Faithless Looting .

Worldgorger Dragon is the same CMC7 as Leonin Relic-Warder but riskier using Dragon Tempest .

With Worldgorger Dragon :

Faithless Looting

Worldgorger Dragon (Discard with Faithless Looting )

Animate Dead

Comet Storm (Use the infinite mana from Worldgorger Dragon and Flashback Faithless Looting to draw)

Yawgmoth's Will Just incase!

CMC3 - only viable pile can think of. The second card discarded (non- Worldgorger Dragon ) has to be a creature to stop the infinite loop to Flashback Faithless Looting .

Comet Storm outside of Doomsday or perhaps Worldgorger Dragon combo as an alternative to Dragon Tempest it’s pretty much a dead draw. Not sure it’s worthwhile, but maybe?

Thought maybe Anje Falkenrath might be a path, but starting at CMC3. Street Wraith . Challenge is how to get the other cards needed?

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.

Spirits on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 month ago

Hi weezel,

Winds of Change too risky, plus I'm running a heavy tutor package, will disrupt myself. Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast probably better solutions.

The reason I choose Thoughtseize is just to give me a modular card to discard Worldgorger Dragon / Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker as well. This supplements the Faithless Looting .

I've tried to build out a Lion's Eye Diamond Doomsday pile, but I don't have a Laboratory Maniac so not sure how else to build the stack. Of the 5-pile, I need 3 of the cards!

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.

weezel on Kaalia, Mirror Breaker EDH

1 month ago

I think we might have discussed this before, not too sure but thoughts on Winds of Change in place of Thoughtseize yea you have the possibility of others benefiting off of it.

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

Load more

Lion's Eye Diamond occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.46%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Golgari: 0.09%