Gemstone Mine

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

hungry000 on $15 Dredge

1 week ago

TheBubbaEA Thanks!

In general, I would reference a non-budget Dredge list (from MTGgoldfish or another website like it) when you make upgrades, since those lists contain all the cards you'll want to get in the exact configurations you'll need. However, the Dredge deck in particular requires large investments alongside certain cards (like sets of fetchlands with Life from the Loam) in order to make them work, which can be difficult to figure out on your own.

I'd recommend making smaller upgrades first; the $25 Mardu version I listed above (Dredge ($25)) adds some white tri-lands to the mana base for Thrilling Discovery, Smiting Helix, and sideboard cards. Any other upgrades you'll want to make are going to be really big investments, so it'll be good to have a solid but fairly inexpensive base to play with while you work towards the more expensive stuff.

Now, it's important to consider which particular variant of Dredge you want to build before you start investing: some decks splash white for Thrilling Discovery and Prismatic Ending, some go for the traditional Jund list, others are straight Mardu. As of right now the most successful Dredge decks are cutting white for 1 mana enablers like Merchant of the Vale and Burning Inquiry for more speed (since graveyard hate is very popular atm). I personally like the white splash, but you do you.

Once you've figured that out, the most important upgrades you'll need to make are to the mana base. Competitive Dredge is heavily reliant on land synergies with Bloodghast, Life from the Loam, and by association Conflagrate (which is usually casted from the graveyard for big X values after filling your hand with lands via Loam). Fetchlands are by far the most important cards to have if you want to go this route. Having a nice suite of lands will also help with casting costs, which is always an issue with budget mana bases.

Other than that, the only upgrade you can really make until you have the lands is adding 3 Ox of Agonas for 1 Haunted Dead and 2 Smiting Helix; it's not too expensive to do this, but it also happens to be better with fetchlands, as they help pay for Ox's escape cost.

For lands, you'll want 8 R/X fetches, 4-5 R/X Dual lands, a couple fastlands, 3ish five-color lands, and one or two basics (~19 lands total). My recommendation for a 4c (RBgw) list:

Other Upgrades:

Hope this helps!

cabal_patriarch on Glass Cannon Vengeance (Turn 1 Win)

2 months ago

Never mind, it would make more sense if you put it in the correct order, I thought you were trying to use the Gemstone Mine to pay for Faithless Looting .

nlabelle on Atraxa(infect)

4 months ago

THE SHOW BUTTON DOESN'T WORK OMG HERE IT IS TYPED OUT LIKE A LOSER.

Budget -2 Plains +2 Forest +1 Gemstone Mine -1 Temple of Silence -1 Zagoth Crystal +1 Astral Cornucopia -1 Gyre Sage +1 Fynn, the Fangbearer -1 (3 total) more Plains for a Blight Mamba . I think we are good w/ 38 lands.

Non-Budget Not sure what to cut in this section, but if yo' wallet is feelin' like a pimp, go on brush yo' shoulders off. Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider Once you add the fetches + shocks, Become Immense becomes...immensely better. Usually will cast for G.

Personal Choices - Prairie Stream - Sunken Hollow + Vivid Grove + Vivid Creek Prairie and sunken will come into play tapped most of the time anyway, so might as well make rainbow colors and get some counters back on them late game.
-1 Render Silent (casting cost is prohibitive). +1 Fuel for the Cause -1 Fathom Mage +1 Steady Progress . Fathom Mage seems iffy for card draw. Steady progress feels more stable, instant speed, and proliferates. -1 Despark +1 Inexorable Tide . Ups your CMC aka mana value by a bit, but I'd rather go the proactive than reactive game plan. -1 Lazav, the Multifarious . He will appear as one of your infecty boiz from the yard, but at that point you're already behind, and he has no forms of evasion. Maybe +1 Sword of Truth and Justice instead. (It's slow) -1 Supreme Verdict (prohibitive casting cost, you're probably the one with the most valuable creatures). +1 Contentious Plan for more draw and more dirty HIV. -1 Phyrexian Juggernaut . Too slow, probably a dead card in your hand, chances of it not getting blocked are small. I imagine best-case scenario is that it goes unblocked and you pump it, but wait...how 'bout Roalesk, Apex Hybrid . Ain't nobody gonna attack you when they get proliferate juices on their shirt.

But wait, do you want to make the deck WORSE? Contagion Engine + Magistrate's Scepter . Take all the turns. 7 mana + a boardstate is a steep setup, but do you want to be a winner, or a JANK-ASS BISS?

I'm not really sure if these are good or not. So this section is useless. Strionic Resonator . Seems kinda win-more. But meh. Idk.

Let's f* with Hop -1 Generous Gift +1 Teferi's Protection . I am a terrible human being.

I most definitely could be wrong in this section. -1 Ancient Tomb . You'll take a heavy amount of damage, and your color requirements are strong. I'd replace with +1 Inkmoth Nexus

Aight baby gurl, bedtime. May your infectious love for infect cause infectious hate upon you. Love, Jake Stremers

nlabelle on Atraxa(infect)

4 months ago

This whatcha boi be thinkin' to improve dat' dirty poison build. CMDR next to Atraxa (on the input section) will make her appear as the commander rather than as a creature.

Non-Budget Show

Personal Choices Show

But wait, do you want to make the deck WORSE? Show

I'm not really sure if these are good or not. So this section is useless. Show

Let's f* with Hop Show

I most definitely could be wrong in this section. Show

Aight baby gurl, bedtime. May your infectious love for infect cause infectious hate upon you. Love, Jake Stremers

kane60032 on The Best Possible Sliver Deck.

5 months ago

I'd recommend switching Gemstone Mine for Unclaimed Territory since it's another cavern of souls and it lasts longer than Gemstone Mines

Lanzo493 on Getting Slivvy With It

8 months ago

My suggestion? Wheel of Fate. It's fantastic with cascade. The second you hit any 1 cmc sliver and cascade, you can get this card and refill your hand. Or, if you don't want to do that yet, then you can choose to not cast the card and just put it back into your deck for a later cascade.

Your deck still needs some cuts, so here's what I have to say. I would go down to 40 lands. The curve of your deck isn't even all that high, so you'll be fine even going down to 38 lands. Since you have a good fetch/shock/triome mana base, you can cut some of your situationally bad lands such as Thran Quarry, Ancient Ziggurat, Gemstone Mine, Meteor Crater, and Unclaimed Territory. I would also cut out 2 mountains and 1 plains. That should get your deck closer to the right size.

I play slivers, so I second the idea of redundancy by adding Toxin Sliver.

Tzefick on A Spicy Land?

9 months ago

Has the OP changed the card? Otherwise I don't get what people are talking about comparing it to Gemstone Mine.

This card ALWAYS taps for any color. The first after you play it, it also bolts your face. The next turn it shocks your face, then it pings it and then it's free of charge.

Omniscience_is_life on A Spicy Land?

9 months ago

I kinda like it, Gemstone Mine bites the dust after the counters are depleted, and that sucks, so balancing not sacking it with punching yourself in the face is smart. I'd play it (he says tentatively, having an average of 50 damage dealt to him every game by lands already)

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