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There's a deck named after this card, because it's broken. Baaaaaaaaaaaaroken.

It goes like this: Play Lion's Eye Diamond and whatever mana acceleration you've got in your hand --> play Infernal Tutor or Grim Tutor --> activate Lion's Eye Diamond before tutor resolves, discarding --> when tutor resolves, search for Ill-Gotten Gains --> cast IGG recovering LED, Tutor, and a mana accelerant like Dark Ritual --> repeat the tutor loop with a second or third IGG if necessary --> eventually play like twenty-seven copies of Tendrils of Agony for the win.

I've completed the combo kill without a Lion's Eye Diamond before, just by IGG-looping Grim Tutor and two copies of Cabal Ritual.

A lot of folks only run one copy of IGG because even one loop is usually enough to generate lethal storm, given all the mana acceleration you cast. Or you can use the... (see all)
Posted By: Salient (1/29/2012 12:04:21 AM)


You guys seem to be missing one of the best strengths of this card, which is in a Storm deck. Play a bunch of spells, then this. Sacrifice a Lion's Eye Diamond in response for mana, get back Tendrils of Agony and either protection or free mana or what have you as appropriate and then get them for lethal.
Posted By: thedarkheathen (12/12/2010 2:39:24 AM)


used properly this almost (ALMOST) starts to feel like a black Balance.
It just takes more effort to 'break' it. Way better than Persecute, which was in the same set. *shrug*
Posted By: nunyaJs (2/4/2012 8:05:21 PM)


Sup Triple Regrowth.
Posted By: DacenOctavio (10/7/2011 8:36:37 AM)


leyline of the void, i'd guess, would be great with this.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (4/2/2010 5:09:27 AM)


This card says, "Win" to me in a discard deck. If they're smart, they'll keep those cards in the graveyard while you pull your Burning Inquiry out of the graveyard to nuke 'em with Megrim/Liliana's Caress
Posted By: KikiJikiTiki (8/12/2010 4:24:38 AM)


Wow, just use this with any good and cheap graveyard eater and it becomes. "2BB: each player discards their hand, then you draw 3 cards."
Posted By: Tommy9898 (3/31/2010 7:57:15 PM)


It's a pitty that there is no way to react between the discarding and the drawing of cards.
Now the only combo I can come up with is indeed Leyline of the Void, while this card is crying out loud of "use me in combos".
Posted By: Lord_Sauron (1/23/2011 5:39:50 AM)


Dream Salvage.
Posted By: SereneChaos (2/14/2011 12:10:44 PM)


that's not very honest.
Posted By: Forgeling (8/27/2009 12:03:46 PM)