Lion's Eye Diamond {0}

Artifact

Discard your hand, Sacrifice Lion’s Eye Diamond: Add three mana of any one color. Activate this ability only any time you could cast 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
Frontier
Modern
Pauper
Legacy
Penny
Vintage
Restrict.
Duel Cmdr.
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)