MTG Card Diamond Lion


Diamond Lion
Printings
Released2021-06-18
Mana cost
Converted mana cost2
Border colorBlack
Set MH2 - Modern Horizons 2
RarityRare
Layoutnormal
TypeArtifact Creature — Cat
Power 2
Toughness 2
Number427
Frame version1997
Illustred by Howard Lyon

This card is found in a booster pack.

This card be found in foil.

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Formats and restrictions

CommanderLegal
LegacyLegal
ModernLegal
PennyLegal
VintageLegal
DuelLegal

Text of card Diamond Lion


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

"The merchant asked for riches no one had ever dreamed of. The djinn, smiling, granted his wish." —Afari, *Tales*

Rules and information for Diamond Lion


2021-06-18

Even though you can only activate this as an instant, it is still a mana ability. It doesn’t use the stack and cannot be responded to.

2021-06-18

You can’t cast an instant (or activate an ability as an instant) while casting a spell. Therefore, much like Lion’s Eye Diamond, you can’t activate the ability intending to use the mana to cast a spell from your hand.