Extraplanar Lens

Extraplanar Lens

Artifact

Imprint - When Extraplanar Lens enters the battlefield, you may remove target land you control from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.)

Whenever a land with the same name as the imprinted card is tapped for mana, its controller adds one mana to his or her mana pool of any type that land produced.

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Extraplanar Lens Discussion

GreenGuy47 on Omnath, The Big Mono-Green Jellybean

2 weeks ago

Hey there! Thanks for the kind recommendations (and the upvote :p). So I just got a Caged Sun so that's going in soon. This deck isn't really going for tons of lands, so while Exploration is great I don't think I will find a place for it. Burgeoning is better In a 4 player game, so I am still considering it. Extraplanar Lens while probably eventually end up in the deck but the price tag is a bit much right now. Oracle of Mul Daya is like exploration. Gauntlet of Power might work but it is a bit too much group hug. Patron of the Orochi is one that I had to give a second look and it looks pretty decent but I doubt I would use it. This isn't really going to be a swarm deck, so Triumph of the Hordes doesn't work that well. The rest fall under, when I find the card/find the money I will pick it up.

Thanks a lot!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Kaldheim Predictions and Speculation

3 weeks ago

DemonDragonJ - WotC also said that Madness was extremely unlikely to return and Protection would never return as an game mechanic. And then SOI and Core 2020 happened. If the mechanic fits, they will likely use it regardless of previous claims.

Fair enough on the duels, it's just an idea that I heard that I liked. I could see snow shocks as an easy alternative. We also know that there will be MDFC's in Kaldheim so we could actually see lands that are snow on one side and normal on the other. That would be kind of cool.

ZendikariWol - Would it? I really don't see how a snow duel is any better than a normal duel other than in dedicated snow decks where you are required to play snow lands. I guess I can counter your question with: is there any reason to play snow basics over normal basics? I can think of exactly one corner case where it matters, and that involves Extraplanar Lens. Outside of that, really there isn't much of a difference. Now maybe there is a card in the future that makes snow lands nuts, but as of right now, there isn't.

Optimator on Thada Big Mana

3 weeks ago

Myriad Landscape is ramp and doesn't take up a slot, so that is worth considering. Everflowing Chalice is great for these kinds of ramp decks too. With all your glorious sea monsters the big-boy ramp cards will be useful. Gilded Lotus, Mana Vault, Dreamstone Hedron, Thran Dynamo, Nyx Lotus, and Empowered Autogenerator would all be good. Gauntlet of Power, Caged Sun, and Extraplanar Lens are good for decks like this.

Don't underestimate the small rocks either. Sky Diamond, Sapphire Medallion, Prismatic Lens, Star Compass, Guardian Idol, Arcane Signet, and Coldsteel Heart are all good. Burnished Hart is good for heavy ramp in Blue. Personally, I always aim for eight pieces of ramp in most normal decks (which is where you are, including High Tide) but in high-CMC ramp decks I aim for 10-12. Your commander could be considered a piece of ramp since Sol Rings are so easy to steal. Thieving Skydiver could be considered a ramp piece too!

Quicksilver Amulet miiight be worth considering. Far from mandatory. I often prefer pure ramp if the deck isn't super creature-oriented.

Pikobyte on sephara's angels

3 weeks ago

You can only ramp with mana rocks or mana doublers like Extraplanar Lens. But there should be enough rocks to do that. Land Tax also ensures you a land drop each turn.

Peoni on Yawgmoth’s ‘Rona Task Force

1 month ago

I would suggest replacing Charcoal Diamond, Thran Dynamo, and Nyx Lotus with different rocks.

Charcoal comes in tapped and that's no good. We want our ramp to be fast so we can get to our plays faster.

Dynamo is costly for a rock and shares a mana cost with Doctor Moth, creating conflict between the two. Assuming you have 4 mana open let's say turn 3, would you rather cast a mana rock, or the good Doctor? Alternatively for 4 mana you could be reading "charts" and operating on a patient. Dynamo is just awkward in that when you could be casting it, you could also be making impactful plays instead. It's also a pretty big removal target.

Nyx Lotus is the worst of both worlds. It costs 4 mana AND comes in tapped, so you don't even get the 3 Dynamo would give you. Its production also entirely depends on how well you're doing, which could be not so good. Finally, it's an even bigger target than Dynamo, and if it gets blown up you basically just skipped your turn if you tapped out to cast it.

I'd recommend any manner of 2 cmc ramp as solid replacements. Jet Medallion and Mind Stone are already acknowledged options, but there's also Fellwar Stone and Everflowing Chalice. Additionally, if you can swing it Extraplanar Lens is pretty killer in mono decks. Couple it with snow lands and it's dirty asymmetrical ramp assuming nobody else is running the same snows as you. It's not a budget option by any means but it's still an option.

Ad Nauseam and Toxic Deluge might also be of some use to you.

I like your deck and its theme. :^) Hope this helps.

Peoni on Feldon of the Melancholic Path

1 month ago

Basalt Monolith can produce infinite mana with Rings of Brighthearth if your own philosophy and playgroup don't frown upon that.

I'd also recommend swapping out Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus for cheaper cmc rocks like Arcane Signet and Fellwar Stone. You want to be able to get your ramp out fast in the early turns and spend the later turns making your plays. Would you rather be dropping a mana rock, or something that makes an impact like Purphoros, God of the Forge?

I love your inclusion of Extraplanar Lens. I'm a big advocate for the card in mono decks that can swing it in their budget. I would, however recommend running snow lands along with it, as you're less likely to see an opponent running snow mountains than regular mountains, meaning asymmetrical ramp for you. Maybe your playgroup is all about the snow lands though and normal mountains are the play.

This deck might also benefit a lot from stack interaction like Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast. Always good to have some control over whether or not your stuff resolves (or if an opponent combos off or not).

I like your deck! It's a solid list all around with a fun core concept. Hope this helps! :^)

Peoni on Chain of Paper

1 month ago

Extraplanar Lens is always a nice option in mono decks when coupled with snow lands, and you've already got the snow lands. Provides pretty solid asymmetrical ramp assuming your opponents aren't running snows of the same type as you. You could also probably make use of Academy Ruins and Cephalid Coliseum.

Solid list so far. Nice job. :^)

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