Gemstone Array

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Uncommon

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Gemstone Array

Artifact

(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

chadsansing on Taigam's Resurrection Resort

2 days ago

Sweet commander!

Have you played with Cadaver Imp or Gravedigger? Apart from recursion, they're fun to loop with Altar of Dementia (or Altar of the Brood) and Deathrender.

To test with even more shenanigans, have you considered a package like this:

That gives you a sac outlet or two, a permanent source of recursion, a token-maker, and way to loop and clear opponents' boards of hexproof, indestructible, and shrouded creatures without going infinite.

Have fun playing!

chadsansing on Arjun's Flaming Wheel

6 days ago

How do you feel about how much control you have over wheeling? I would worry about discarding or wheeling over Laboratory Maniac (although most of your wheels put cards back in your library, which is oddly in tension with the maniac). Maybe Winds of Change would be better than Windfall or Wheel of Fate to keep the maniac around?

I use a similar strategy in Revenge of the Nibblers, but with The Locust God as my commander, not that it's any more or less removable than the maniac or Arjun, the Shifting Flame.

I try to land a Kindred Discovery when I have combo pieces out like Altar of the Brood, Impact Tremors, Laboratory Maniac, or Purphoros, God of the Forge. That lets me respond to my draw triggers one at a time, rather than to a wheel effect that must be completed. Then I can draw all of my deck except for 1 or 2 cards and pause to respond to a draw trigger with an instant that goes back into my library, like Blue Sun's Zenith. Along the way, I use some combination of Ashnod's Altar, Gemstone Array, Mana Echoes, and Phyrexian Altar to store a ton of U mana to keep drawing the zenith and re-casting it back into my library.

I can't literally do that forever, but I can do that long enough to take care of libraries with a few more cards than mine or opponents with high, but not infinite, life totals.

I wonder if more win cons might be helpful here.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Green All The Way!

1 week ago

Maybe cut Ramunap Excavator for Mycoloth unless your Strip Mine does bonkers work? It feels like here's a tension between the Excavator and Timber Protector.

Alternately, you could cut Timber Protector for Mycoloth since you have Excavator to bring lands back.

With all of your ramp, you might be able to swap out Sword of the Animist for Phyrexian Altar. It's probably too much to try and fit Ashnod's Altar and Gemstone Array.

Greater Good might also be a fun card to test over Momentous Fall.

What do you think?

Wolfrage76 on Dragonsbreath

1 week ago

There be dragons! :D So... you need quick mana for him?

Island, City of Brass, Command Tower, Gemstone Mine, Mana Confluence, Polluted Delta, Cephalid Coliseum, Misty Rainforest, Watery Grave, Darkslick Shores, or Breeding Pool to get one blue.

then Mana Vault, Sol Ring, or Mana Crypt for 2 more mana

Grim Monolith and if you have another way of getting one more mana in your hand Basalt Monolith will work as well

Then you need Power Artifact or if you have Ancient Tomb play that and Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, or Mox Diamond instead of one of the above lands to play Rings of Brighthearth, with combo Gemstone Array to convert your mana into one mana of any color and go infinite

Or:

or Argothian Elder, a land to tap for green and Elvish Spirit Guide, Mana Vault, Sol Ring, or Mana Crypt, and Exploration Azusa, Lost but Seeking if you didnt have Elvish Spirit Guide in hand. and Concordant Crossroads in hand go infinte with it

Or:

play a Forest and with the mana play Eladamri's Vineyard /Exploration for one more green mana at the begining of your next main phase play Arbor Elf, and Utopia Sprawl on your Forest, then play Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, or Mox Diamond of another mana using that mana play Mana Vault then play Chrome Mox, Lotus Petal, or Mox Diamond one of them you didnt play then play Freed from the Real/Pemmin's Aura

Above isn't from originally me, I just happened to be looking at it when I saw your deck :D

chadsansing on Green All The Way!

1 week ago

This looks like a lot of fun!

Have you ever tested with something like Mycoloth+ Phyrexian Altar or Mycoloth + Ashnod's Altar + Gemstone Array?

That way you could sacrifice Avenger of Zendikar tokens and Mycoloth tokens to either altar, make more green mana at instant speed, and pump Omnath right before going to combat damage.

That probably just amounts to win-by-more, but it might be fun.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on Revenge of the Nibblers

2 weeks ago

cannonammo927, for sure. Thanks for the feedback!

I like to keep it in-hand and play it as a finisher with those cards or an Altar of the Brood or Laboratory Maniac on the field. I also like to respond to the last trigger and endlessly recur Blue Sun's Zenith with Ashnod's Altar + Gemstone Array (maybeboard) mana to mill folks out. I can also trigger it mid-combat against an opponent with something like Temple Bell, hit my next-to-last draw trigger, and then Dogpile an opponent out of the game before going down the Blue Sun's Zenith road. Goblin Bombardment is okay with it, too, when it's in the deck.

I think it's a great card - a kind of Trade Secrets - that sneaks win cons into the game for you when you're ready to go off; the card would be bad if anyone played it without an end-game strategy in mind or in-hand, but otherwise it's a lot of fun.

chadsansing on Zombie Kings

2 weeks ago

I love this commander!

I wonder if it's possible to include even more value creatures by reducing the number of instants you play and focusing them on sac outlets and reanimation. How necessary is the counter magic in your local playgroup?

Have you tested with Living Death over Living End?

Sometimes it's good to pair Gemstone Array with Ashnod's Altar so you can continue chaining spells with colored mana.

Finally, if you wanted to tighten up your mana base, you could switch out BR and UR lands for more Swamp or UB lands.

Happy brewing!

chadsansing on New Planeswalker Ruling!

2 weeks ago

This seems super sweet.

Have you tested with Ugin, the Spirit Dragon? It's ultimate might be a good way to land a few more walkers mid to late game.

I also wonder if Doubling Season or Oath of Gideon might be helpful. It might also be fun to test Liliana, the Last Hope with something like Ashnod's Altar + Gemstone Array or Phyrexian Altar so her emblem/ultimate becomes a mana battery full of zombies.

Have fun brewing!

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