Gemstone Array

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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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Gemstone Array Discussion

Mcat1999 on Is Anyone Else Feeling Disappointed …

1 month ago

Mtg_Mega_Nerds, to the best of my knowledge there is no infinite combo.

However, there are plenty of ways to abuse her. Another is Mycosynth Lattice and Unwinding Clock to maximize your potential which you can then use to turn the mana into floating with Omnath, Locus of Mana or something that allows it to be turned into counters. The best one I am seeing is Gemstone Array as it does not contain the symbol.

GreenTrampler on An Elf, a Vampire, and a Demon walk into a bar....

1 month ago

It's janky, but there's always Gemstone Array as a mana sink. Lets you do some more explosive turns later on. Aetherworks Marvel would be neat. Doesn't really interact with the mana, but it likes your creatures dying. Personally I think you'd be better off with leaning into the reanimator strategy like you just said, but that really depends on which play style you'd prefer.

legendofa on How much do ordinary people …

2 months ago

Massacar If an ordinary person actually saw the event depicted in Spirit of Resistance , would they be able to see colored lines bouncing off a forcefield? In Earnest Fellowship , is an aven really pouring out a rainbow?

Gemstone Array probably wasn't the best example, since Mirrodin's suns are literally the colors of mana. The five gem motif shows up in art often enough that it becomes shorthand for the five colors of mana. Maybe a better question is, how did the sculptor of The Three Seasons know to put white, blue, black, red, and green stones in the art? Are natural Mana Geode s common in the multiverse? Why does Naya Battlemage refer to schools instead of colors? Why are all of the Ravnica guild leaders physically in the right colors? How did Star Compass and Deathmark even get the symbols?

I guess what I'm asking is, what does mana actually look like? It clearly has a physical presence.

Massacar on How much do ordinary people …

2 months ago

Gemstone Array actually depicts each of the colored manas as the gems around the center crystalline structure, Spirit of Resistance also shows each mana color as the bolts of energy. So I guess I have to ask is what do you mean by showing it as an abstraction?

From my own understanding mana and their colors might have slightly different interpretations between planes (philosophically and otherwise), but the people working with magic on these planes generally are familiar with mana.

legendofa on How much do ordinary people …

2 months ago

I seem to remember seeing somewhere that most people on any given plane don't know about mana, specifically the color meanings. Cards like Gemstone Array or Spirit of Resistance show the mana colors as abstractions. So why do the people of Ravnica, apparently Strixhaven, and Tarkir and Alara (to a lesser extent) wear clothing of the appropriate colors?

Does anyone have a source for the note that people don't know about mana, or am I wrong about that?

SynergyBuild on Nexus of the Multiverse

3 months ago

Also: Instantly infinite mana with Basalt Monolith , any time you get it killed and recast you get infinite with Gemstone Array and with Grim Monolith !

If you choose red you make Grinning Ignus infinite casts or infinite mana when recast.

I can't think of much else for now!

Edit: Palinchron also ofc!

Cloudius on Bizarre Duo Taking the World by Storm [Primer]

3 months ago

ShaDoWz_6677 Thank you for your upvote and suggestions!!

My thoughts below:

Ral, Storm Conduit is an all-star in Kalamax decks. For this deck, I positioned "copy effects" as enablers rather than the core mechanic that'd propel the deck to victory. Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix 's mana ability is the key.

Aetherflux Reservoir is a good suggestion. I may try it out later to see how it gels with the rest of the deck. Adding it to my Maybeboard this instant!

Prismite and gang are very important as they help convert the from Kydele to colored mana to keep my value engine running. Gemstone Array is already in my deck though.

Isochron Scepter pairs up nicely with Dramatic Reversal . However I do not run enough mana rocks for this combo to be consistent. Kydele would work with them too but in my play tests so far, the current untap spells would suffice without the need for Scepter.

Really appreciate the suggestions! Keep them coming if you come up with more awesome and wacky stuff... Cheers!

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