(2): Put a charge counter on Gemstone Array.
Remove a charge counter from Gemstone Array: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Gemstone Array Discussion
1 day ago
Gemstone Array could help you filter black to green when you're trying to go off.
3 days ago
Also, what is your opinion on Gemstone Array? The 4 CMC is rough, but I really like the idea of storing/filtering black and red mana and turning it into blue.
3 weeks ago
- Chromatic Lantern
- Prismatic Omen
- Gemstone Array
- Utopia Tree / Sylvan Caryatid
- Abundant Growth / Unbridled Growth
- Fertile Ground / Market Festival
- Lotus Cobra
- Mirrodin's Core
- Orochi Leafcaller
- and, because I know you, Springjack Pasture
I haven't played 5 colors much, so maybe someone who has can offer better advice, but given how much more difficult a deck can be when it adds more colors, I feel like these would help more consistently than the dual/bounce lands, which also means more emphasis on green and colorless cards. However, that is strictly my opinion.
Lastly, here's a shenanigan:
4 weeks ago
A lot of this deck has changed, but I've tried my best to maintain the Vampire theme.
Likely adding Academy Ruins, City of Brass, Gemstone Array, Magistrate's Scepter, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Pawn of Ulamog, Rogue's Passage, Skeletal Vampire, Sword of Feast and Famine, Thespian's Stage, Wound Reflection, Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Deserted Temple, Nim Deathmantle, Mirage Mirror, Aggravated Assault, Cabal Coffers, Sunken Hollow, Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, Arcane Lighthouse, Triskelion, Falkenrath Noble and Quietus Spike.
Now, what the hell do I remove?
1 month ago
You could cast Fanning the Flames in your first main with buy back and then recast it in your second main with the mana you earned in your second main. If you do enough damage and have Aggravated Assault, I believe you can just kill everyone.
Flash back is always good.
The surprise boost of mana from Mana Geyser could just end a game. Cast in first main, pump out a ton of damage. Use extra mana to hit them again in the second main. I get giddy thinking about Mana Geyser and Pyromancer's Goggles.
If you are finding that you have an excess of mana in your second main, consider getting Gemstone Array.
Somehow Neheb flew under my radar this preview season. I guess I was too caught up in the god hype, but this card is amazing. I love mono-red and I cannot wait to brew with it.
1 month ago
I think this is all the combos:
The Locust God, Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, and Intruder Alarm. Tap Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, draw a card, get an insect, Intruder Alarm untaps Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind, repeat until opponents are dead. I do need to find a free discard outlet in order to not mill myself (discard Guile after discarding everything else). This can be done minus the dmg from Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind with another tap-to-draw such as Arcanis the Omnipotent
Infinite cards and mana:
Draw your card for the turn, get an insect, equip insect with Skullclamp, sac insect to Ashnod's Altar, floating 2 mana, draw a card from Skullclamp, make another insect, rinse and repeat. Again, I haven't gotten around to finding a discard outlet in order to not lose, but this does give you infinite colorless and all of your deck, so maybe I'll add a fat Eldrazi. I do want to keep this semi-budget, (under $250 CAD), so probably not big mama Emrakul, but maybe Emrakul, the Promised End. Also, this mana can be filtered via Gemstone Array in order to do other stuff.
Other infinite mana thing: Get 4 insects, draw a card, trigger Mana Echoes, get 5 colorless, filter through Gemstone Array, use Kefnet the Mindful or spend a bit of mana and trigger The Locust God, draw a card, make an insect, get more colorless, use this to filter and draw, get more, continue until win.
I think that's all of them that I've got at the moment.
1 month ago
ticked-off-squirrel Second that, its difficult to find these cards and finding one that only hits opponents is nearly impossible ha
Daedalus19876 This like any red deck has a card advantage problem and loses steam. So Ghirapur Orrery and Avaricious Dragon were added to let me dump my hand each turn. I have not considered Gemstone Array but I am now! Storing that extra mana sounds great.
D1beast I cant add the Braid. That only works on upkeep and drains right away. Dont have enough instants or creatures that would be able to use it. mastermew Does that make sense? Only works during the upkeep?