Thran Lens

Thran Lens


All permanents are colorless.

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Set Rarity
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Rare

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Thran Lens Discussion

StopShot on The Orzhov Syndicate desires an …

1 year ago

Thran Lens allows your creatures to block Animar and possibly remove him if any have deathtouch.

Consecrate / Consume and Renounce the Guilds both have chances at removing Animar if not a big fatty either way.

If you're playing 1 vs 1 Council's Judgment can always remove Animar.

Solar Tide , Austere Command , Consume the Meek , Culling Sun , Retribution of the Meek , Ritual of Soot , and Dusk / Dawn are all board wipes you can use like spot-removal.

Deathgrip is probably your BEST counterspell.

Since Animar starts as a 1/1 cards like Engineered Plague , Night of Souls' Betrayal , Curse of Death's Hold , Ethereal Absolution , and Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite make him die instantly before he can ever get big. (If he's already out and pumped up before you can get one out just use a board wipe and he'll be stuck in the command zone until the Animar player can remove this effect.)

Nevermore and Gideon's Intervention makes it so Animar can't be cast.

Chalice of the Void on 3 makes it so Animar can't be cast.

markbeloit on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Formless Choir

Creature - Eldrazi

If all permanents in play are colorless, you win the game.

Morph (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)


Resolve after All Is Dust for the win. Also, finally a use for Thran Lens.

Make a dragon with casting cost .

Savaaage on Angus Mackenzie Enchantress

2 years ago

Thran Lens for Ugin's -X ;)

StopShot on Alesha, Who Smiles at Death

2 years ago

I noticed a lot of the creature removal in this deck is unable to target black creatures. An easy way to remedy this issue is to run Thran Lens which will allow you to destroy black creatures just as easily as non-black creatures. It also makes creatures with fear and intimidate unblockable since "colorless" doesn't count as a color when declaring blockers.

bakeraj4 on How does Darkest Hour and …

2 years ago

This is dealt with layers (rule 613) and color changing effects are handled in the fifth layer. The continuous effects are handled in time stamped order. Meaning the effect that was there first is applied, then the second , and so on. In your example if Darkest Hour was played first then Thran Lens all permanents would be colorless. If played in the other order all creatures would be black and all other permanents would be colorless.

Obiv on How does Darkest Hour and …

2 years ago

I looking cards that change a permanent type or creature to a different color and I wondered how they worked if there was two with conflicting text such as Darkest Hour and Thran Lens. What would happen?

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

3 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

dragon-man11 on demons!

4 years ago

Nice Deck! Card I would recommend;

Cards Against Removal and Board Wipes like Martyr's Bond (Will allow sacs to destroy creatures as well as set a price for destroying one of your creatures),Grave Pact (Works like Martyr's bond and can also be used in addition to Martyr's bond), Thran Lens (Protection against color specific protection or removal).

Creature RecommendationsBattletide Alchemist (Because all of your Shadowborn Apostles are clerics you can prevent damage to yourself), Bog Witch (If you have Athreos on field along with enough Shadowborn Apostles you can use this card to discard leftovers for extra mana or to get extra Shadowborns on field), Soul Warden (Cleric and extra life), Teysa, Orzhov Scion (Sacrifice 6 Shadowborn Apostles, sacrifice the spirits you just gained exile to target creatures. Will also trigger Soul Warden and Grave Pact + Martyr's Bond ).

Other Spells that could work well: Carnival of Souls (Good for getting all of your Shadowborns in hand out quickly), Ramp cards due to the agro nature of the deck sometimes. Some good examples would be black mana producers like Dark Ritual, Culling the Weak, or infinite mana combos like Athreos, God of Passage + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Ornithopter . There are other ornithopter combos as well. Mortal Combat is also a fun alternate win condition if you can not get Athreos out.

I hope these suggestions help!

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