Lion's Eye Diamond {0}

Artifact

Discard your hand, Sacrifice Lion’s Eye Diamond: Add three mana of any one color. Activate only as an instant.

Held in the lion’s eye
—Zhalfirin saying meaning “caught in the moment of crisis”

Illustrated by Margaret Organ-Kean

Part of the Reserved List

Standard
Brawl
Pioneer
Historic
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Penny
Vintage
Restrict.
Commander
Notes and Rules Information for Lion's Eye Diamond:
  • The ability is a mana ability, so it is activated and resolves as a mana ability, but it can only be activated at times when you can cast an instant. Yes, this is a bit weird. (2004-10-04)