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
5 days ago
Whatever you think is worth getting 9 mana and two planeswalkers in turn 2 wyatt0781, haha
Yesterday I had an absolutely sick start:
Turn 1: Inventors' Fair, Chrome Mox (imprint Pendrell Mists, Grim Monolith, Voltaic Key, untap Monolith.
Turn 2: Gemstone Mine, Mox Opal, 5 mana from Monolith/Key + from mox and Mine for Nissa, Vital Force, untap Gemstone Mine and play Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas.
Turn 3: Sphere of Resistance, Power Conduit
Turn 4: Armageddon, game over!
Would you rather donate a part of your liver or half of your lungs?
1 week ago
I don't have a Blackcleave Cliffs at the moment so was looking for a substitute... Settling in on Gemstone Mine. The way I see it, it ALWAYS comes into play untapped, It gets us any colour, and the limit of 3 uses doesn't REALLY matter when we expect to be comboing off at that point. Thoughts?
Friday Night I played 3 matches with this deck and won every round, including a turn-3 win against a very tuned Ydris-Storm deck. Overall I'm loving it and am having excellent results
1 week ago
Yes, you can name Gemstone Mine. As
Epochalyptik told already. I just wanted to correct one thing. If triggered ability triggers from triggered mana ability, it isn't mana ability. It has to trigger from activated mana ability.
For example if you have Caged Sun chosen green, Life and Limb, Conspiracy chosen saproling and tap Caged Sun for mana, only first trigger will be mana ability, but rest triggers are not mana abilities and can be responded to.
1 week ago
You can name any card.
Be aware that Pithing Needle's ability excludes mana abilities. Activated abilities of the named card can still be activated if they're mana abilities.
A mana ability is any ability that (1) doesn't have targets, (2) isn't a loyalty ability, and (3) adds mana to a player's mana pool. If it's a triggered ability, it must (4) trigger from another mana ability.
Gemstone Mine's second ability is a mana ability (and its first ability is a static ability). Neither ability will be affected.
Fetches can be shut down, however, as their abilities are not mana abilities.
2 weeks ago
This might fit your budget, check it out from MCM. It's combo rather than control or midrange. Making midrange or control deck takes little more time to brew and I might post it later. One more question; are storm decks mainly ANT or TES in your meta?
1 month ago
Hi! Thanks for the comments and suggestions. I originally had Pyromancer Ascension in the deck so Rune Snag worked better with that and Thought Scour but I might cut them for 3x Mana Leak and 1x Logic Knot
I haven't tested the deck a tonne yet but so far the results have been good
I beat a mono White Korr Equip deck pretty handedly and an outdated Mono Red Burn list. For tier decks I'm 1-0 vs Jund and 1-0 vs Junk surprisingly, 0-1 vs Boros Burn and 1-0 vs Eldrazi aggro which I think was extremely lucky as he tried to get out a T2 Reality Smasher with 2x Eldrazi Temple and Gemstone Mine in play and I countered with Rune Snag
1 month ago
For budget decks, I like Lupine Prototype as it can attack / block quite quickly, it also enables running Stubborn Denial as a great counterspell. Inventors' Fair seems not good, maybe you should go rainbow manabase with Gemstone Mine or even Tendo Ice Bridge, it will help to cast your spell without Mox Opal. Also have you tried the white bird Glint Hawk? It is not an artifact, but it is a great menace with evasion.
1 month ago
I would strongly recommend playing Gilder Bairn, Vorel of the Hull Clade and Tangle Wire, also Tezzeret the Seeker to get this awesome lock a bit easier...and you could include a sort of Toolbox then as well with stuff like Pithing Needle, Cursed Totem, Ratchet Bomb, Contagion Clasp, Sensei's Divining Top, Scroll Rack...
Crystalline Crawler and Coalition Relic are surely better than some of the mana producing stuff you use at the moment (and of course your average cmc of 4.09 is quite high, so I would also consider adding a speed package with Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, Mox Opal, Grim Monolith, Lotus Petal if you have some money left).
I've been playing 4 colour Stax for awhile now and I can only say that the fetchlands and duals in all possible combinations are perfectly fine, but I recommend using more other lands that produce ALL colours instead of other (worse) two colour lands that can't even be found by fetchlands or (even worse) come into play tapped. The best ones are Glimmervoid, Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Gemstone Mine, Spire of Industry, Reflecting Pool - except glimmervoid all of these are really cheap to buy.