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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.
Lion's Eye Diamond Discussion
1 week ago
Just read about the turn 3 Intuition . I found out that you could get Lion's Eye Diamond , Mana Crypt and Sol Ring here and you'd probably end up with the latter. The others you could later play from grave.
1 week ago
Alright, the single most glaring issue here is that you're running Razaketh but you don't have a Razaketh package to win. Normally in competitive decks, Razaketh is used to instantly assemble a combo to win after coming into play, off of the neat tools Life and Lion's Eye Diamond . While its a fantastic combo, LED is some serious $$$, and Razaketh is going to enter and potato for you here. I'd cut it
Second, you're suffering from trying to run too many things. There's simply no reason to have Ghave + Raza + Hulk + saffi/titan + kiki combo. Blood Pod is primarily a stax deck, so its much better to hit your stride on controlling the table than try to race the other (faster) combo decks. It will also free up a lot of slots. You should slim it down to just kiki combo, and up stax pieces. Look at Root Maze and other cards that come down on turn 1/2 and will slow extremely fast decks. Manglehorn is 3 CMC but its stax stapled to removal so its extremely worth considering. You also need to up your hatebear count, because currently you aren't really slowing the combo decks like you need to, just disrupting their mana. Look at Leonin Arbiter Eidolon of Rhetoric Spirit of the Labyrinth Glowrider and ofc both Thalias.
Third, anything over 3 CMC you should cast a real critical eye towards. You're trying to hit the board fast and strangle other players out before they get a strong board presence. Having expensive CMC cards is a double whammy, you aren't playing them early, and if it was different card you COULD be playing that card instead. I'm really looking at Doubling Season Ghoulcaller Ghisa Chainer, Nightmare Adept
Next, cut out utility dorks you don't need. Goodbye Soul Warden Magus of the Wheel Loyal Retainers . If you want life run Serra Ascendant instead. You shouldn't be trying to refill your opponents hands while you're staxing them out with Magus (plus its costing you 5 mana you COULD be doing something else). Loyal Retainers is slow and a meme outside combos, run Life in its place if you are looking for more resurrection effects.
TL;DR pull out expensive beater shiz and add more stax! This is a stax deck!
2 weeks ago
Wow thanks for the feedback Eemiller622, I’m still testing the deck and still haven't put in the proper deck description. I was surprised when I saw the different deck lists with so few lands but I am super unlucky (even with the new mulligan) with my first hands and will not start a game without enough mana to ensure Anje Falkenrath turn 3 or less. I will put in Blackcleave Cliffs and remove Shadowblood Ridge . Ideally I would put Mox Diamond , Lion's Eye Diamond and Mana Crypt but they are financially not reasonable. Thanks a lot for the Tainted Pact info I did not realize I should not have any basic land duplicates.
2 weeks ago
Cyb, thanks for the comment! Alela allows you to combo off without any creatures on board as the reanimation enchantments spit out tokens for her and she also allows you to run a slim package as cards like Lion's Eye Diamond spit out tokens
2 weeks ago
Hello! I've been researching some Marath decks, (currently working on my own), and yours is by far the most interesting one I've seen. I'm curious, how well does it preform? What's your meta like? How consistent can you stall the game out and win?
In my build I decided to go for a Hulk approach, using Dockside Extortionist + Temur Sabertooth as the grabs or Auriok Salvagers + Goblin Engineer to tutor Lion's Eye Diamond . Basically just two combos to get infinite mana and deal direct damage with Marath. I haven't got to test it really, been playing other decks.
3 weeks ago
Klancik I don't really think KCI is worth it in this deck considering that Emry herself works as an infinite mana engine with both Lotus Petal and Lion's Eye Diamond . They both need either Mirran Spy or a Freed from the Real effect, even though lotus petal only works with Mirran Spy . In my opinion, the deck works better with tutors to find said cards instead. Plus, since Emry can create infinite mana starting on turn two, cards that can protect that combo are probably better as well. This list is missing Seat of the Synod though, since that lets you play Emry on turn one with any one drop artifact. Grinding Station seems like a fairly solid include though. Keep in mind that a god hand with Lightning Greaves , Lion's Eye Diamond , any blue producing land, Mana Crypt , a Freed from the Real effect or Mirran Spy and any artifact based wincon wins the game on turn one, which is only made more consistent by the fact that Emry effectively digs you another 4 cards deep when she enters the battlefield.
3 weeks ago
I think I just found the perfect Meren deck ❤️
But I gotta make it a bit more budget (tough student's life). So please let me know what you think of my changes:
First of all, the Razaketh combo comes out. Just taking your advice and putting in a few more lands:
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded --> Prismatic Vista
- Lion's Eye Diamond --> Strip Mine
- Eternal Witness --> Volrath's Stronghold
Other changes/budget cuts:
- Imperial Seal --> Tangle Wire
- Gaea's Cradle --> Forest
- Mox Diamond --> Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Crop Rotation (loses a lot of utility with the Cradle gone) --> Wood Elves
- Compost (I think it underperforms outside Tier 1 cEDH) --> Necropotence
- Reclamation Sage --> Manglehorn (idk if the stax is worth not being able to hit enchantments)
4 weeks ago
Hello! So I've been working on a Marath deck, and took mine more towards a Hulk package with Auriok Salvagers + Goblin Engineer , tutor out Lion's Eye Diamond for win. And/or back up win with Dockside Extortionist + Temur Sabertooth . Do you think being full blown combo hurts the consistency of Marath, and does better as a stax build? Cause I tried the blood pod approach and found I didn't like it very much.
Lion's Eye Diamond occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.46%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%