Gem of Becoming

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon

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Gem of Becoming

Artifact

3, T, Sacrifice Gem of Becoming: Search your library for an Island card, a Swamp card, and a Mountain card. Reveal those cards and put them into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

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Gem of Becoming Discussion

MathieuG89 on Casual Weekend Zombie Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey multimedia,

Thank you for taking the time to write down all those suggestions.

I did have a lot of Basic lands, I replaced eight of them with Dimir Guildgate, Temple of Deceit, Sunken Hollow, Smoldering Marsh, Temple of Malice, Crumbling Necropolis, Vivid Marsh and Barren Moor. I also cut Mycosynth Wellspring < Gem of Becoming and Manalith < Fellwar Stone which I think are superior.

I followed your advice and replaced a few removals and less good board wipes. Sudden Death < Doom Blade, Consuming Vapors < Dreadbore, Grasp of Darkness < Cemetery Recruitment, Extinguish All Hope < Victimize and In Garruk's Wake < Syphon Flesh.

Traded a couple of cards I didn't like in favor of different ones such as the one you suggested Waste Not < Slave of Bolas and Dread Summons < Extract from Darkness

Finally replaced a couple of creatures in favor of zombies like Harvester of Souls < Vengeful Pharaoh and Consuming Aberration < Drakestown Forgotten.

Still tweaking a few things left and right, let me know what you think. Thanks !

RijtBart on Behold the Might of Dragons (Ur-Dragon EDH)

1 month ago

Very nice deck. Similar build as mine with a few other cards. I suggest Gem of Becoming instead of Skyshroud Claim as it helps a bit more with the colour fixing

Fiplo on Hi, Inalla Mays here!

3 months ago

I'm currently looking for upgrades for the Wizards precon deck, so this might help you.

NoSoyYucateco on Kess, Champion of the Gods

3 months ago

Looking good. I like the gods idea.

A few thoughts:

Alhammarret's Archive costs a lot and doesn't do anything until something else interacts with it. I'd rather see you have Recurring Insight in here, personally. It has better synergy with Kess and is also a cheaper card, dollar-wise. And it will almost always draw you a lot more.

Gem of Becoming is pretty slow for what it does. Wayfarer's Bauble is a great T1 drop, and you can sac it when you need it, especially after holding mana open for instants you don't cast. Burnished Hart is also very good.

I can't see you paying the awaken cost on Scatter to the Winds. What about Disdainful Stroke instead?

Also, what are your sac outlets like Blood Bairn for?

It'll be fun to see how each of our decks play out.

tc90 on Grixis

4 months ago

Welcome to Grixis Control! As a lifelong fan of Grixis control I can say you have a pretty decent deck list. However, I do have a few suggestions to offer.

I would cut the Obelisk of Grixis for a Gem of Becoming. It is a lot better to hit your land drops with a control deck than to ramp when you are already running the signets and Darksteel Ingot.

I see you are running Exquisite Blood. Since you run Venser's Journal, I would also suggest running Sanguine Bond as a way to kill your opponents faster. Additionally, I would consider Necropotence for added card advantage and it partners nicely with the journal.

You seem to run a lot of top deck manipulation effects in Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, Sleight of Hand and Read the Bones. I would recommend cutting some or all of those for tutors like Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Mystical Tutor or even some of the budget friendlier options such as Diabolic Revelation, Diabolic Tutor, and Dark Petition. Tutoring is a lot more effective for control in the commander environment since you are dealing with a 99 card singleton deck. If you want top deck manipulation I would suggest adding Sensei's Divining Top.

Lastly, I have a couple suggestions for your mass and targeted removal. I would definitely add Damnation to the list if it fits the budget. Additionally, Decree of Pain is wonderful in a control build where removal and card advantage are key. With this card you net both. You may also want to consider artifact board removal such as Nevinyrral's Disk and Oblivion Stone. For instant speed single target removal I recommend Terminate, Hero's Downfall and Crosis's Charm for added flexibility.

I hope you enjoy playing Grixis Control!

-Tyler

toastySmorc on Just a Touch of Bolas

4 months ago

If you want it to be more thematic then you would definitely want Wit's End. As for the land base, Transguild Promenade can be swapped out for City of Brass or Mana Confluence. Gem of Becoming is also quite thematic if you want to go there

iAzire on Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

4 months ago

For sure Gem of Becoming. It fits with the theme and is ridiculous with stuff like ABUR Duals, Shocks, etc.

I thank everybody for the help. I could craft this stuff on my own but it helps to talk about it and have multiple minds thinking about it.

phc on Archenemy: Nicol Bolas

4 months ago

If you are looking to ramp up the Bolas deck how about the Gem of Becoming?

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