Prismatic Lens

Prismatic Lens

Artifact

: Gain .

, : Gain one mana of any colour.

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Uncommon
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Legality

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

Prismatic Lens occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

Red: 0.14%

Blue: 0.2%

Prismatic Lens Discussion

Profet93 on Sidisi Edict Storm (MTGO 1v1 Commander)

6 days ago

Perhaps a Thought Vessel or if you find yourself strapped on colored mana, Prismatic Lens, although mindstone is better than the latter. I am not sure to be honest.

multimedia on Alela Faerie Tribal Budget

1 week ago

Hey, nice start and budget version of Alela.

Bident of Thassa is a very good budget card with lots of flying tokens. Bident with attacking Faeries can get you far ahead in a game with card draw and gives you resiliency to come back from board wipes. Diabolic Tutor is a budget tutor that can tutor for Bident. Oona's Blackguard is a two drop Faerie who has a good combat damage ability since there's many other Rogue Faeries in your deck. Rootborn Defenses protects all your creatures from a board wipe that destroys and you get free Faerie token.

For voltron Cranial Plating is a reason to go more artifacts than enchantments with Alela. Plating can be a busted card for voltron because you can keep equipping it to your Faeries. Seat of the Synod, Vault of Whispers and Darksteel Citadel are budget artifact lands that count for Plating. Two drop mana rocks are good with Alela such as Orzhov Signet, Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, Mind Stone, Prismatic Lens, etc. Two drop mana rocks help to cast Alela turn three and the faster you can get Alela onto the battlefield the better your Faerie army will be. Paradoxical Outcome and Rebuild are budget mass bounce effects for artifacts and Outcome includes enchantments as well as draws you a card for each permanent you bounce. Bounce artifacts and cast them again to create more tokens.

Exotic Orchard, Arcane Sanctum, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens, Caves of Koilos, Opal Palace are budget lands to consider adding.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Phyrexian high class

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget version of Yawgmoth.

Gray Merchant of Asphodel + Phyrexian Reclamation to keep recurring Gray can be another budget win condition. Yawgmoth can be an enabler for Gray + Reclamation because he can keep sacing Gray. Gray is a very good budget card for mono black in multiplayer Commander where you'll have many opponents. Reclamation's repeatable recursion can be helpful with the strategy of sacing creatures and can recur at instant speed. Gray and Reclamation could replace Cordial Vampire and Palace Siege.

Skirsdag High Priest is an underrated budget card in multiplayer Commander. Repeatable morbid can give you a lot of value, good with token strategies. Tap 1/1 tokens to make 5/5 flying beaters. Yawgmoth can be an enabler to activate morbid at instant speed. The nice thing about morbid in multiplayer Commander is it can be activated when any creature dies which includes an opponents creature on any turn. Priest could replace Manakin.

Dark Ritual is a staple card for black. Plaguecrafter is excellent in multiplayer Commander. With 30x Swamps Mutilate has great scalability. Victimize is powerful budget reanimation. These cards could replace Vona's Hunger, Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Songs of the Damned, Never/Return.

Everflowing Chalice and Prismatic Lens could replace Corrupted Grafstone and Manalith. You don't need all mana rocks to make black mana since you have 30x Swamps. Black mana shouldn't be a problem, mana rocks just need to make mana for ramp and that mana is fine as colorless. Chalice can be proliferated which is a big bonus.

Good luck with your deck.

piawesome on Darling it's Better, Down Where it's Wetter

2 weeks ago

Nice deck. I personally would run a few less lands(36 or 37), maybe cut a few of the enters tapped lands? Also it might be worth considering the mage cycle (Trinket Mage, Trophy Mage, Tribute Mage) since you seem to have a minor historic spells thing going on, it might need a few more artifacts for that though(Mind Stone, Prismatic Lens, Unstable Obelisk). Finally I'm not sure about the like minor enchantment theme thing you've got going on(Shoal Kraken) I'd either go for something more powerful(Kiora Bests the Sea God, Omen of the Sea, Protean Thaumaturge) or cut it for something lower that's either better draw or lower on the curve. The morphs are lots of fun!

Suns_Champion on The Boros Legion has arrested my wallet

3 weeks ago

This is a good start. Good number of boardwipes and removal.

Not knowing your desired budget, power level or intended way to win, I am limited in how I can help.

For now, I'll keep things budget, and mostly suggest cards from the two most important categories in EDH, Card Draw and Ramp.

Ramp: With the curve you have currently, you'll need more. We will also attempt to lower the curve while cutting.

And as she starts to build more decks and play more, a greater emphasis on 2cmc mana rocks over everything else will hopefully flourish.

Draw: Here's where you're really struggling.

Adding a bunch of these will let her have a way better time. More cards in hand = more fun.

Other:

  • Gerrard, Weatherlight Hero solid protection piece. Consider him as the commander.
  • Boros Charm another protection piece, with utility.
  • Extra combat effects.
  • Lower the CMC of your boardwipes.
  • Try to lower the CMC over all.

Cuts to consider:

  • Basandra, Battle Seraph
  • Chandra, Fire of Kaladesh
  • Dawnbreak Reclaimer
  • Fiendslayer Paladin
  • Hunted Dragon
  • Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas
  • Phyrexian Soulgorger
  • Leyline of Combustion
  • Browbeat
  • Victory's Herald

Hope some of this helps!

SideBae on The Sea Summoning (Cthulhu inspired and help!)

3 weeks ago

I mean, I think the easiest way you could improve the deck is through including more ramp. I've personally always been a fan of Ancient Tomb in mono-colored decks, and it's especially good if you can use it to land a turn one Mind Stone, Sapphire Medallion etc. While those are good two-drops, you might want to consider running other ones in addition to the ones you already have: consider Sky Diamond, Coldsteel Heart, Arcane Signet, Prismatic Lens... Being able to add {u} is generally a big upgrade. Also Sol Ring. Also consider running Castle Vantress to use up the mana you don't need at the end of your OP's turn.

I see you're running Brainstorm and Preordain, which I think are simply absurd cards that should be in any blue deck. I think you should also be running Ponder. Additionally, you should (if you have the budget) consider running land-based shuffle effects to pair with your Brainstorm. Flooded Strand, Misty Rainforest, Prismatic Vista etc. allow you to shuffle away any cards you put on top so you don't have to redraw them. Also, if you choose to include Mystic Sanctuary, you can fetch it out to redraw a Cyclonic Rift or Engulf the Shore when you need to.

Card-draw is good. Consider cards like Windfall, Fact or Fiction, Chart a Course...

dingusdingo on Budget Building Requirements

1 month ago

1) Is it better to run Lightning Greaves or more counterspells?

Gonna go with Greaves here. You have 3 opponents, there is 1 of you. If you trade counterspell for removal 1-for-1 all day, you're going to run out of cards protecting your shit faster than your opponents will run out of cards trying to get rid of it. Also consider Swiftfoot Boots for budget option! Also consider Neurok Stealthsuit if you're in blue.

2) Mana rocks

Less cost to cast is far superior here, but accounting for budget adds roadblocks. From a play perspective, its better to invest mana turn 2 to have a big turn 3, rather than invest mana turn 3 to have a big turn 4. Look for rocks that come out on turn 2. If the talismans are too pricey, consider the even more budget signets Gruul Signet etc. etc. for the whole color wheel. There are also a handful of extremely nice 2 CMC budget rocks, Mind Stone Prismatic Lens Fractured Powerstone . The talismans are a pretty good investment though, because you can use them in so many different decks. Same with a card like Sol Ring . If you're gonna splurge, rocks are usually a good spot to do it. Also about lands vs. rocks, you should include both. You want to get ahead of the mana curve in 99.9% of situations in MTG.

3) Lands, color, tapped vs untapped

When building for EDH, I try to go for lands that give access to more than one color, that enter untapped, and you can use multiple times. These lands have been pretty well identified, and you can no longer get them for $1 or $2 like previously. This is another great spot to splurge when deckbuilding, because you can always use lands in future decks if you disassemble, and it makes a big power level difference. If you must include enter tapped lands, look for lands with lots of color diversity of unique abilities. Arcane Sanctum and other tri color lands are my go-to for budget 3-4 color decks. After that, ETB tapped two color lands are preferred. It is worth noting that if you have included good color diversity with your rocks, it makes color diversity from lands easier too. So having all the signets + talismans really helps if your lands aren't as good. Its okay to include ETB tapped lands, but know that the more you include will take away speed from your deck. Definitely agreeable for budget players though!

My last recommendation for mana color production is plug your list into tappedout and use their data to make changes. It will show you all the color costs in your deck, against all the color producers in your deck. Wonderful tool for seeing your mana production needs.

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