Lantern of Insight

Lantern of Insight


Each player plays with the top card of his or her library revealed.

Tap, Sacrifice Lantern of Insight: Target player shuffles his or her library.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Lantern of Insight Discussion

RNR_Gaming on What Commanders From MH2 Are …

1 week ago

I've been brewing up a lot of the commanders from the set. Though so far I think Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer and Lonis, Cryptozoologist will be the most interesting. Ragavan slots nicely into a lot of 99s that little monkey is going to do so much work - I've paired it up with Lantern of Insight and have a feeling it'll generate heaps of salt. Lonis on the other hand can be a fun and fair clues deck or a degenerate Aluren bounce house deck even with the prevalence of Dockside Extortionist I think it'll make a splash.

The other commanders either don't have enough support at least from my perspective or they're the same theme with a different spin - not that, that is entirely a bad thing but it puts too much stress on my collection to be able to participate in sanctioned events.

jethstriker on Booby trap

3 months ago

I like the suggestion of Lantern of Insight . Maybe you could play it in a stock Modern Lantern Control shell? The deck has Artifact tutors and recursion along with good disruption. You can then use Booby Trap as your finisher.

ConnorMo on Booby trap

3 months ago

Lantern of Insight to know what cards your opponents will be drawing with Booby Trap . Alongside the Lantern you can slot in more cards that synergize with "Lantern Control" builds.

Treasure Mage and Trinket Mage to find these important artifacts.

While you're in blue, you could play additional artifact synergies and Academy Ruins to re-lay your traps!

RNR_Gaming on

8 months ago

So, a more fun/interactive way to play is adding in lantern control elements. Lantern of Insight, Codex Shredder and Ghoulcaller's Bell are excellent for sculpting hands you're gunna want to steal. Additionally, Snap and Hurkyl's Recall are such salt inducing cards when coupled with this commander:)

MrSilk on POST OPAL/SSG BAN - Lantern Control

9 months ago


I dont think it'd be too bad.. However this specific deck plays really heavily into hand control and by the time they could get a lot of "free draw value" we're already locked them down enough to see what theyll be drawing (before they draw it) and to shave it off the top if their deck in response to the draw. I've done absolute wonders with only two Codex Shredders and a Lantern of Insight on the field.

Cuagulate on

9 months ago

might recommend top deck manipulation cards like Codex Shredder Lantern of Insight and Ghoulcaller's Bell

thom-le on The Lantern Concept (Strategy List) [Primer]

10 months ago

Reznorboy I guess there are many more possibilities. And working with others on the same topic has the potential for an improvement in different directions. I played Circu, Dimir Lobotomist as a commander and it was hard to handle the threats just with lantern. But I'm sure, there are great ways to play with and that Lantern of Insight can help many decks - also without beeing build around it, lantern can create many advantages during the game..

Reznorboy on The Lantern Concept (Strategy List) [Primer]

10 months ago

I know that Lantern of Insight can be easily tutored for. Many, many tutors exist. The question is this: is it worth it?

I'm glad that someone else has shown interest in this topic. I made a deck that revolved around Lantern control, though very unsuccessfully. It had Bontu the Glorified as the commander, because I thought that by being able to look at my top, I could just scry when it was helpful, and the rest of the deck was mill.

All in all, I would still like to eventually be able to truly play this type of deck in Commander, however, a lot of creativity, work, and compromises will have to happen.

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