Gem of Becoming


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy 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


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

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

1 day 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!

2 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

2 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

2 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!


toastySmorc on Just a Touch of Bolas

2 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

2 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

2 months ago

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

Pieguy396 on Nicol Bolas, the deceiver

2 months ago

Gem of Becoming can help you find the right colors of mana

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