Gem of Becoming


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2013 (M13) Uncommon

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Gem of Becoming


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

Blackheart426 on Pawn of Bolas

4 days ago

Awesome Deck!Gem of Becoming and Nightscape Familiar will speed things up a bit, and a few more lands wouldn't hurt either, Grixis Panorama included. Well done sir!

MeriadocMyrkkya on Pawn of Bolas

6 days ago

I agree with nivmizzet here, go up to 37-38 lands and some more ramp then you should fine. If you want a flavourful way of making sure you make your land drops Gem of Becoming is great. A set of Signets also does wonders.This is my Bolas deck with non budget mana base, it is a bit more controlling, but it has a similar average mana cost. So it might help a bit.: Nicol Bolas

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on Thraxibolas (UBr Control)

3 weeks ago

There's a printing of Countersquall from the Ajani vs Bolas duel decks that has Bolas in the art and flavor text. Cruel Ultimatum is an absolutely massive spell, and you can get one with artwork with Nicol Bolas in it. Hour of Devastation is a board clear and extremely Bolas-flavored. Dragons of Tarkir's printing of Tormenting Voice has Bolas in it. Wit's End from M13 also has Bolas.

Gem of Becoming, God-Pharaoh's Gift, Throne of the God-Pharaoh are all related to Bolas in flavor.

Blood Reckoning, Cower in Fear, Crook of Condemnation, Doomfall, Elder Mastery, Imp's Mischief, Magmaquake, Mastermind's Acquisition, Mindclaw Shaman, Neheb, the Eternal, Rakka Mar, and Soul Manipulation all have flavor text attributed to, or involving Nicol Bolas.

K34 on Staples for Nekusar

3 months ago

Have you tried edh.rec? Burning Inquiry may be my personal fave for Nek, especially if you can copy it.

Grixis isn't the best for mana ramping, there are a few good pieces like Gem of Becoming, but by and large your ramp available is going to consist of Dark Ritual and similar cards.

MathieuG89 on

3 months 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)

4 months 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!

6 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

6 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.

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