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Darksteel Ingot, Coalition Relic and Spectral Searchlight are all better. Alloy Myr probably is, too.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/8/2011 9:43:26 AM)


Surprised that this is a common — most artifacts are uncommon by default, and this is one of the better ones. Chromatic Lantern completely outclasses it, but it's still really good. Run both in EDH. 4.5/5
Posted By: Continue (11/30/2012 10:32:01 PM)


Wow... does anyone else realize that this makes Magic 2012 the third base set with at least one common artifact? 4th and 5th edition had a few, but no base set before or since has had one. This is the first common artifact in a base set in over a decade. And it's a beauty.
Posted By: Zetan (7/12/2011 4:58:38 PM)


All leylines lead to Manalith.
Posted By: Stray_Dog (7/7/2011 7:44:27 PM)


It doesn't matter that older cards where better. The fact is, this is what we have now and it is perfectly useful in fixing mana and ramping up to 5 on turn 4.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (7/9/2011 2:13:23 PM)


Better than the alara obelisks, but still strictly worse than Darksteel Ingot. A useful card in at least a few decks.
Posted By: KikiJikiTiki (7/7/2011 3:23:24 PM)


Very good in Limited and EDH. Still playable in Standard. Not really worth using in Legacy, but hey, it's a core-set common, it's not supposed to be.

If this were uncommon, I'd still say it was pretty good. As a common, 4/5.
Posted By: Joseph_Leito (7/8/2011 11:01:40 AM)


@ Decoy: As depicting a luminous version of the color "black" is somewhat tricky, it's often shown as being rather purple-y. Look at Onyx Mage.
Posted By: PhyrexianAdvocate (7/11/2011 4:48:20 PM)


Limited-wise, very good. Mana acceleration fit for any color you would play is always good.
Posted By: bagilis (7/16/2011 2:13:20 PM)


A foil of this would probably look great.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (8/14/2011 10:06:14 PM)