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(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 month ago
Based on the other spells I have found, these are the final changes I will want to make to the deck eventually. Since the card prices are so damn expensive, I can't do any of this now, but will work up towards these cards:
With these changes, the deck will be absolutely complete.
1 month ago
I love this idea. I've been scheming something with her since she was spoiled. For your consideration here is what I've come up with:
Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient is pretty good at mimicking rings specifically for artifacts, which functionally combos with Gilded Lotus or Pyramid of the Pantheon and Voltaic Key. This is another out for us to go infinite with mana. Other abusive artifact generator is Gemstone Array, and it may suit our purposes well.
This last part is kind of in a gray area for me. I love Isochron Scepter for many reasons, but I loathe that it tends to skew a build and kind of "take over" the overall direction. However, we are on Red and we have a couple of instant speed mana producers that can be imprinted on it and paired with Paradox Engine for tons of fun as well. As if Paradox Engine needed any help in that department.
Take these with a grain of salt. I love this Commander and will be actively brewing with her until I find a mix that's fun to play with. Cheers and great job!
1 month ago
Create infinite mana by sacrificing Lion's Eye Diamond for , then spending from it to return it to hand using Auriok Salvagers' ability, floating a single mana. Cast Lion's Eye Diamond again and repeat the process over and over again.
Once you have infinite mana, you an sacrifice Lion's Eye Diamond for any other color, like , then return it to hand using some of your infinite mana. Rinse and repeat this for infinite mana of every color, dump it into Najeela, the Blade-Blossom and win the game.
This means you don't need Gemstone Array in this list, and can spend the spot on another mana dork or something.
2 months ago
2 months ago
@Magalomania I fail to see how Muldrotha and Lion's eye Diamond cause an infinite mana combo. unless im missing a 3rd card that lets you get it back after saccing it multiple times.
2 months ago
I do appreciate the deck tech. I'm watching it now and I look forward to hearing your thoughts on it. A minor note, you did forget to link the list in your description. Once that's resolved I'd be happy to link your video on my Primer.
As to your suggestions (here, not those in the video):
I concede that I dont have great reasons for not playing Basalt Monolith other than not wanting too many cards that do the same things, and the ones I have to full those roles being preferable to me and the way I play Kurkesh, but my results validate my preferences to me. That said it's by no means bad to have if you have one and find something you're willing to cut.
Gemstone Array is a little slow for the way I play Kurkesh. I'm not big on batteries as a matter of principle. But then again, my playgroups have gotten used to Kurkesh, so I have to play quickly and carefully to keep up my record, so spending time and space on that kind of slow-roll filter is not ideal. Even Azor's Gateway Flip is not guaranteed to stay in, it's just more reasonable in terms of mana cost for casting and for activating, with a huge reward.
The only reason Paradox Engine isn't here is because the way I play Kurkesh, I'm not casting many spells. Most of my interaction is using the abilities of a few artifacts over 4 or 5 turns until I can search out or cheat out the primary combo, and then prefeably get Planar Bridge, which doesn't cast the cards it searches. If one were playing more of an eggs build, or intentionally avoiding using the primary combo, it's absolutely an auto-include. But it's not for my Kurkesh.
And lastly Foundry Inspector, like most artifact cheapeners, does too little for too much. Again, most often I'm not casting very many spells. I play my hand over a few turns, then use what I have on the board to facilitate achieving the primary combo in some fashion. Spending my turn 3 to make my turn 5 (as turn 4 is more often than not spent just casting Kurkesh) faster doesn't do very much, because either I've played most of my artifacts already as they were cheap, or they're 5-6 drops so I can't play multiple in a turn anyway. He's by no means a bad card to include if you feel you need it, but he just doesn't fill the niches I need filled, in my experience.