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 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

Daedalus19876 on Kess the Meteorologist

4 days ago

n0bunga: I know you know this, but I'm highlighting it for others:

Just remember that you can't use Lion's Eye Diamond's mana to cast anything from your hand, because you must discard your hand before casting the spells, and you can't activate it for mana after declaring the spells (because of the instant-speed-only clause).


4 days ago

I play the gitrog monster myself, so here are some suggestions based on my personal can play fewer lands, you don't need to draw a lot. Actually you only need the commander and something that lets you discard for free amd Dakmor Salvage. I would therefore play all the available creatures with cmc 1 and 2 that let you discard.

In my own deck I usually win by pulling off the dredge combo and generating infinite mana with Lion's Eye Diamond. With Kozilek the deck can be shuffled and you can continue milling until you have everything you want. For example Dread Return on Psychosis Crawler means you kill all opponents in the process of dredging and drawing through your deck repeatedly.

I think you can cut dome of the creature removal because you will always be faster than any aggro deck and there are only few creatures that prevent your combo amd thus need to be removed. I use Archfiend of Ifnir instead of damnation for example and I use mass discard like Delirium Skeins and Chain of Smog because gitrog Monster doesn't care about discarding everything.

BrandonJamesCAC on Metal Militia

6 days ago

Hey there, cool deck concept.

Bad news is:

Lion's Eye Diamond

Lotus Petal

And I think Phyrexian Walker

Are not modern legal.

iAzire on Daxos the Terminator

1 week ago

You know, I have been putting off building Daxos for so long. I am just happy you decided to actually do it. This seems like a really good deck. It would have taken me forever to get it modified this way through playtesting, and I can't imagine the trouble I would have gone through to get people to actually look at it to help.

Thanks for the deck thegigibeast!!

To have sonnet666 actually say it looks good too is fairly impressive.

I think I have everything to build it right now, except Lion's Eye Diamond. I lost it in a move......I'll keep looking for it, or buy another >.<

goblinguiderevealpls on Deckusar, the Handrazer

2 weeks ago

Check out my deck if you want, idk how to link them but its tuned af with stuff like Lion's Eye Diamond Force of Will Wheel of Fortune and Imperial Seal been building him since print

jwe94 on Drowning in Drawing

2 weeks ago

@ShadyPear and TrentenEnder pretty much what tNag552 said yes Dark Deal isn't always optimal but that's alright. Intuition is a good tutor but it really flourishes when you have 3 redundant copies of a wincon (and Grafted Exoskeleton costs too much for me). Exhaustion and Cerebral Vortex fail in the sense they're targeted spells. The maguses work alright but they're definitely budget options because of slowness. Finally I kinda like the idea of Gitaxian Probe (but maybe Telepathy instead).

@goblinguiderevealpls Lion's Eye Diamond is the next card I save up for already but thanks, Chains of Mephistopheles is to rich for my blood, and Toxic Deluge is already in the deck.

goblinguiderevealpls on Drowning in Drawing

2 weeks ago

Why no Lion's Eye Diamond? Budget? Cuz budget doesnt seem to be an issue here, Its literally black lotus in nekusar.. i dont know how to link mine but check it out if you wish, i run less situational pain and rituals and more board wipes, artifact ramp, and control due to how focused i get, but my deck is about 50-60% identical in the foils, land base and shit like Imperial Seal, Lion's Eye Diamond, Force of Will, Chrome Mox and Chains of Mephistopheles, which ive done plenty of research and proxy testing on and its perhaps the best card in the deck, yes it negates draw damage but 3 wheels later you win via mill and opponents have no cards in hand

kyuuri117 on The Stock Exchange: An ongoing ...

3 weeks ago

Heyo! Looking to dump a bunch of modern/legacy staples for cash. Also looking for 2 Lion's Eye Diamonds, so if you've got some for trade and are interested in what i'm selling, lemme know!

Anyway, here's what i'm trying to get rid of. All cards are NM unless otherwise specified.

1 Liliana, the Last Hope NM $21

7 Path to Exile (1mm2017, 2mm2013, 2 event deck, 1 commander, 1 archenemy) $5 each. What you get will be random unless you buy 3+.

4 Aether Vial MM13. $37 each. Buy the set for $140.

4 Grim Flayer $8.50 each.

1 Noble Hierarch MM15 $43

4 Prized Amalgam Foils $4 each, the set for $15.

1 Greater Gargadon Foil MM13 $5

1 Tasigur, the Golden Fang prerelease foil $9

4 Tarmogoyf Future Sight. Three are LP, one is MP. I am selling the LP for $75, and the MP for $65.

4 Chalice of the Void 2 english MM13, 2 Italian Miorodin. $63 each. The set for $240.

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