Magnifying Glass

Magnifying Glass


: Gain .

, : Investigate. (Create a colourless Clue artifact token with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Magnifying Glass occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Magnifying Glass Discussion

king-saproling on Ghoulcaller Gisa

4 months ago

Some more mana rocks can help get your general out a turn earlier. Commander's Sphere , Worn Powerstone , Fellwar Stone , Myriad Landscape , Darksteel Ingot , Bontu's Monument , Sol Ring , Mana Geode , Seer's Lantern , Orazca Relic , Magnifying Glass , and Skull of Ramos are decent options. Also you might like Wall of Blood . My friend plays it in his Gisa and it is explosive. Pay 20 life into it, sac it for zombies, and watch heads roll! Coat of Arms is great too if your budget allows.

KongMing on Strange Women in Ponds, Distributing Swords...

5 months ago

Do you have Sai in there twice?

How about Confirm Suspicions , Magnifying Glass , and Tamiyo's Journal ? Cracking a clue is less mana restrictive and permanent consuming than activating Sai's ability.

Dischord on Colorless Eldrazi Fun!

8 months ago

For future reference, Commander's Sphere doesn't tap for any mana in a colorless Commander deck. Commander's Sphere specifies that it taps for a color in the commander's color identity, and Kozilek, the Great Distortion clearly doesn't have any colors, so Commander's Sphere can't tap for any mana. Try running Magnifying Glass instead! It provides card draw and ramp!

You should also consider running other lands over the tron lands and the Locus lands. Yeah, sure, they're really sweet if they're online, but you'll rarely get all of the pieces on the board if you draw them naturally. Maybe try Inventors' Fair , High Market , Phyrexia's Core , Reliquary Tower , and Haven of the Spirit Dragon .

Dischord on

8 months ago

Just thought I'd like to let you know, Commander's Sphere doesn't produce any mana in a colorless Commander deck, since the card specifies "colors" and Kozilek, the Great Distortion is definitely not any colors. I'd try something like Magnifying Glass for some additional card advantage and ramp as a replacement. I always enjoy seeing a fellow Kozilek player!

erty1468 on Naru Meha , Master Of Spells [Cedh Primer]

9 months ago

A card that I play in casual naru is Magnifying Glass . This cards allows you to draw your deck during both infinite mana loops.

abenz419 on Izzet Archaeology

11 months ago

@Austin_Smith_of_Cards I guess you're right about Ral. I figured he'd be decent card draw with his first ability and putting things in the graveyard wasn't terrible because I do have several pieces of recursion but I hadn't really thought about how bad his other 2 abilities really are. Until now having it written out in front of me I hadn't really counted how many instants and sorcery cards I had.

I had been looking at Magnifying Glass as well. I figured it was one of my weaker options but I liked that it also made clues (which helps up my artifact count) and those clues added to my card draw. So, I kind of looked at it as pulling double duty.

Do you really think Mycosynth Wellspring isn't worth it? I guess I don't have a ton of ways to sacrifice it but I feel like it's a good when using Trash for Treasure , Scrap Mastery , Goblin Welder , Kuldotha Forgemaster , and Daretti, Scrap Savant . It also is good to bring back with Myr Retriever , Junk Diver , and Scrap Trawler . Is it just that this isn't enough options, or are these just too narrow of circumstances?

What are your opinions of Vedalken Orrery ? I know giving my spells flash is good, but is it worth it in this deck? I always want to use it but I feel like it's always one of the last cuts I make in most decks, but I was hoping it'd have more value in an artifacts matters deck.

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Izzet Archaeology

11 months ago

Here's what I would do:

Cut Darksteel Ingot , Magnifying Glass , Mycosynth Wellspring , Ral, Izzet Viceroy and a Mountain .

You already have a ton of strong artifact mana, plus your commander has a kind of ramp tacked onto it, you can afford to cut your weaker mana rocks and still consistently have plenty of mana. Ral is a nice card, but you barely have many instants and sorceries in this list, so you can't make exceptional use of him. Lastly, I think you can afford to play at 36 lands; you'll still be running thirteen ramp sources (not counting Saheeli herself or Voltaic Key).

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