Gemstone Mine

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" Rare
Weatherlight Uncommon
Promo Set Rare

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Gemstone Mine

Land

Gemstone Mine enters the battlefield with three mining counters on it.

, Remove a mining counter from Gemstone Mine: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool. If there are no mining counters on Gemstone Mine, sacrifice it.

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Gemstone Mine Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Budget Astaxa

2 weeks ago

Hmmm. Let's get to work! You said you planned to make your friends hate life, so I'm throwing all complaints about "friendly magic" out the window here.

You're missing several important Stax pieces. Static Orb and Storage Matrix are vicious mana denial cards. More notably, they (and Winter Orb) can be turned off using cards like Quicksmith Spy (and the rest of the to-be-revealed cycle). Contamination is a complete lockdown in the right metas. Cataclysm is often a strict upgrade over Armageddon, though you should be playing both. You might consider the infamous smokestacks, but you'd have to playtest them.

Divine Reckoning is a great board wipe in decks like this, because it spares your commander and wipes away token and aggro decks. Toxic Deluge is one of the best board wipes of all time, especially since it's low in cost and modular. In terms of removal, Swords to Plowshares is one of the best options, bar none.

Your landbase isn't complete obviously, but I rarely play below 36-37 lands. Especially in a deck like this, where you plan to lock down mana, you need your land drops consistently. Since you're already playing Sylvan Library, I'd add Land Tax and Abundance to the list (the latter for the combo with Library).

You are in the best tutor colors, and they can find your stax pieces. I would recommend Fabricate, Demonic Tutor, and Enlightened Tutor at the least. You currently have very few targets for Green Sun's Zenith, so it might be cut for a different tutor.

In terms of lands, Aether Hub is very good with Atraxa (along with Tendo Ice Bridge, the Depletion lands, the Vivid lands, Gemstone Mine, etc). In general, my multi-color land bases always include City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Reflecting Pool, and Exotic Orchard.

You want cards that can make your Stax effects asymmetrical. Unfortunately Prophet of Kruphix is banned, but Seedborn Muse can do a decent impression. Same with the new Paradox Engine (seriously, that card is freaking busted).

You might want some more counterspells. In mana denial decks, Mana Leak can be a hard counter more often than you'd think. Krosan Grip is also an amazing kill spell, and Mystical Tutor finds whatever you need when you need it.

I hope that helps! Happy deckbuilding! :)

Rusty_Shackleford on Atraxa Populate

2 weeks ago

Any Atraxia deck should probably have more than one Planeswalker... There are too many to name, so take your pick, but maybe also try Liliana Vess, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Elspeth, Knight-Errant, and Jace, the Mind Sculptor--I hear they're good in control decks.

This deck might also like Gemstone Mine and Spike Weaver--a pain-free four-color land and an infinite fog machine? What's not to love?

GMD_1090 on Atraxa and the Superfriends

2 weeks ago

few suggestions for your mana given your proliferate abilities:

Blue Mana Battery and other batteries, storage counter lands, Mirrodin's Core, Gemstone Mine, Mercadian Masques depletion lands, Vivid lands?

for creatures:

no love for the artifact creatures? what about Sage of Hours?

Ezuri, Claw of Progress can also prove to be somewhat interesting

for shenanigins:

Magosi, the Waterveil - this one is interesting. take one passed turn, and then pump him full of counters with atraxa, deepglow, contagion, etc. Acrobatic Maneuver for lols with deepglow (or another re-ETB card)

isaaccclark on atraxa superfriendly stax

3 weeks ago

Why not run synergistic lands like:

The Vivid lands: Vivid Grove, Vivid Creek, Vivid Marsh and Vivid Meadow;

The Fallen Empires Storage Lands: Bottomless Vault, Hollow Trees, Sand Silos, and Icatian Store;

The Time Spiral Storage lands: Saltcrusted Steppe, Calciform Pools, and Dreadship Reef;

Five Color lands: Gemstone Mine, Tendo Ice Bridge, and Mirrodin's Core;

And then there's Llanowar Reborn

isaaccclark on atraxa superfriendly stax

3 weeks ago

Why not run synergistic lands like:

The Vivid lands: Vivid Grove, Vivid Creek, Vivid Marsh and Vivid Meadow;

The Fallen Empires Storage Lands: Bottomless Vault, Hollow Trees, Sand Silos, and Icatian Store;

The Time Spiral Storage lands: Saltcrusted Steppe, Calciform Pools, and Dreadship Reef;

Five Color lands: Gemstone Mine, Tendo Ice Bridge, and Mirrodin's Core;

And then there's Llanowar Reborn

isaaccclark on atraxa superfriendly stax

3 weeks ago

Why not run synergistic lands like:

The Vivid lands: Vivid Grove, Vivid Creek, Vivid Marsh and Vivid Meadow;

The Fallen Empires Storage Lands: Bottomless Vault, Hollow Trees, Sand Silos, and Icatian Store;

The Time Spiral Storage lands: Saltcrusted Steppe, Calciform Pools, and Dreadship Reef;

Five Color lands: Gemstone Mine, Tendo Ice Bridge, and Mirrodin's Core;

And then there's Llanowar Reborn

isaaccclark on atraxa superfriendly stax

3 weeks ago

Why not run synergistic lands like:

The Vivid lands: Vivid Grove, Vivid Creek, Vivid Marsh and Vivid Meadow;

The Fallen Empires Storage Lands: Bottomless Vault, Hollow Trees, Sand Silos, and Icatian Store;

The Time Spiral Storage lands: Saltcrusted Steppe, Calciform Pools, and Dreadship Reef;

Five Color lands: Gemstone Mine, Tendo Ice Bridge, and Mirrodin's Core;

And then there's Llanowar Reborn

isaaccclark on atraxa superfriendly stax

3 weeks ago

Why not run synergistic lands like:

The Vivid lands: Vivid Grove, Vivid Creek, Vivid Marsh and Vivid Meadow;

The Fallen Empires Storage Lands: Bottomless Vault, Hollow Trees, Sand Silos, and Icatian Store;

The Time Spiral Storage lands: Saltcrusted Steppe, Calciform Pools, and Dreadship Reef;

Five Color lands: Gemstone Mine, Tendo Ice Bridge, and Mirrodin's Core;

And then there's Llanowar Reborn

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