Lion's Eye Diamond
Name
Lion's Eye Diamond
Mana Cost
{0} (0)
Type
Artifact
Rules Text
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.
Color
Colorless
Formats
Card Ratings
Rarity
Mythic Rare
Expansion Set
Vintage Masters
Multiverse Id
383000
Flavor Text
Held in the lion's eye —Zhalfirin saying meaning "caught in the moment of crisis"
Card Number
271
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Current Legal Formats

Rulings

2004-10-04
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.