Chromatic Star


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Tenth Edition Uncommon
Time Spiral Common

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Chromatic Star


(1), Tap, Sacrifice Chromatic Star: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

When Chromatic Star is put into a graveyard from play, draw a card.

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Chromatic Star Discussion

legomanalec on Tron for Poor Orphans

5 days ago

Wombatz, T1 - Urza's Tower + Chromatic StarT2 - Urza's Mine + cracking chromatic star for green + Explore + Urza's Power PlantT3 - Urza's Tower

A total of 10 mana turn 3

Imaris on Breya in the kitchen

6 days ago

I had a big card supply recently, so let's rebuild the deck.

out Saheeli RaiRS

out Felidar GuardianRS

This was wincon "just because I can" and "why not". It even worked sometimes. Separately these cards are not much useful (though I've played the last Saheeli's ability several times and won with another combos), especially considering they are not artifacts and cannot be tutored by Arcum Dagsson or protected by Darksteel Forge and Padeem. So, in order to add many new cards I decided to pick off this combo. I wouldn't want to take it far away though.

out Sanctum Gargoyle

out Chromatic StarRS

out Alhammarret's ArchiveRS

out Junk Diver

out Filigree Sages

out Shimmer Myr

Some of these cards I'll maybe return later.

in Planar BridgeRS

in Paradox EngineRS

in Vedalken Orrery

Finally I got 'em!

The bridge makes a combo with Unwinding Clock (and sometimes with Clock of Omens) while I have a lot of mana artifacts. I can tutor a permanent onto the battlefield every turn - my and each of my opponent's. I can search for a combo, or I can just make fun and search for different interesting artifacts. With Vedalken Orrery I could do almost all other things (except for activating Planeswalkers abilities and attacking) in the end of every opponent's turn (or in response, of course). It comes instead of Shimmer Myr, because he's much more vulnerable and doesn't let me to cast noncreature spells as instants. The ability cost is quite expensive and can hardly be activated as the Bridge comes into play, but I hope the Bridge combo or the Bridge itself will work as I imagine it to myself =)

in Wrath of God

in Damnation

in Supreme Verdict

The second thing I wanted to add to my deck. Just mass removal spells.

The problem is that I can't just clean the table in the turn I need it. And I need it - since I make random-turn-combos, not war. Nevinyrral's Disk and Scourglass are very slow - the Disk enters tapped (though it can be untapped by Clock of Omens, Tezzeret the Seeker , or even using Time Sieve), Scourglass can be used only during my upkeep. I also would like to put Oblivion Stone in the deck as I get this card, but it just too mush mana-expensive to immediately blow up the table. Finally, the Disk and the Stone destroy my own noncreature artifacts, which is unpleasant. So, I decided to add several spells of this sort. Just to destroy all creatures - now.

in Metalworker

Let's see how this strongly-required-in-artifacts-deck card will work.

in Vedalken Archmage

That was the only card I found that allows to draw cards for casting an artifact or for the artifact ETB trigger.

out Nomad Outpost

out Sequestered StashRS (I can hardly remember I played this land's ability)

out Rupture Spire (I just hate this card! Enters tapped and eats one mana...)

out Island

in Misty Rainforest

in Flooded Strand

in Blood CryptRS

in Steam VentsRS

I'm thinking about lands too. I've also got Windswept Heath, but at the moment I have only one white dual land (Prairie Stream), so I should gather more shocklands before.Oh, it's quite hard to think what land I need to tutor with the fetchland, considering I have only several shocks in the deck... I always forget what lands are in the deck now.

Chickens_are_awesome on That's Mr. Tron to you

1 week ago

I think it needs to be able to get the tron lands out faster, maybe Chromatic Star and Chromatic Sphere

Winterblast on All Hail King Goodstuff!

1 week ago

Your category "ramp" is in fact no acceleration. Apart from sol ring and the signets all other spells start at 3 mana, more of them are even 4 or higher...this does definitely not speed you up. You can cut all the stuff in that category over 3 mana and insert cards that produce more mana than they cost, such as the mana artifacts for 0-1 mana and Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, Culling the Weak, Seething Song...use Manamorphose and Chromatic Star/Chromatic Sphere for getting the right colours and drawing extra cards.

sodanghappy on B/R/W Burn

3 weeks ago

You should consider swapping out a foundry inspector or two for Ashnod's Altar. It's a sac outlet that also provides mana to let you cast/recast your artifact creatures, such as myr retriever or anything 2 cmc or less. I also vouch for myr retriever because, with a one in your graveyard, you could sac a retriever on the field to the altar and return the other to cast and sac. It's even better with Pia, God of Revolution, digging out the rest of your graveyard if your opponent can't afford the life loss. Shrapnel Blast is a good surprise to the face, possibly netting 8 or more damage with your enchantments fielded. Disciple of the Vault is a good parallel to Impact Tremors if you can find a slot. Viscera Seer will chisel your library for that much needed card, . For the manabase, consider swapping out the Nomad Outposts for 3 Spire of Industrys to help you play Disciple and Seer. Maybe include an Inventors' Fair to counter the painland cost and tough out a few more hits. It can also tutor if you got too lucky with land drops. If you're playing with a sideboard, include Wear / Tear to counter artifact and graveyard hate like Stony Silence and Rest in Peace.

I was building a similar combo deck with Pia's Revolution, but with focus on artifacts instead of creatures. I have Chromatic Star, Implement of Combustion, and Pyrite Spellbomb for card draw and face damage. With only Pia, it can't really do much, so I'm worried about enchantment hate like Wear // Tear. Athreos and Impact Tremors makes your deck seem faster and more consistent. Will consider building a similar deck to this! +1!!

LeaPlath on Burn cards at the Altar

3 weeks ago

This is a cool concept, I have to say. However, generally the flurry of 0 cost artifacts isn't help you? You can spread them out over a few turns with your horde of blockers.

My suggested changes would be swapping the Cathar's Shield for Paradise Mantle. Just for the sometimes mana. And swapping Tormod's Crypt for something like Chromatic Star for the draw.

solarbeam on And They Said Budget Affinity Couldn't Be Done

4 weeks ago

Chromatic Star is less about the color fixing in this deck, but more about the draw trigger, saccing it to an Atog draws a card which is invaluable

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