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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
2 days ago
To test with even more shenanigans, have you considered a package like this:
- Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar.
- Dictate of Erebos.
- Gemstone Array.
- Grave Pact.
- Grave Titan.
- Phyrexian Reclamation.
- Spawning Pit.
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!
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 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.
1 week ago
What do you think?
1 week ago
There be dragons! :D So... you need quick mana for him?
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 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
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
1 week ago
This looks like a lot of fun!
That probably just amounts to win-by-more, but it might be fun.
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.
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?
Finally, if you wanted to tighten up your mana base, you could switch out BR and UR lands for more Swamp or UB lands.
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!