Pentad Prism

Pentad Prism

Artifact

Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each colour of mana spent to cast it.)

Remove a charge counter from Pentad Prism: Gain one mana of any colour.

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Pentad Prism Discussion

Last_Laugh on CEDH Narset

3 weeks ago

Nicely built but I do have a few suggestions.

Ramp: Pentad Prism is the only 2 drop rock that'll net +2 different colored mana (albeit once). Copy Artifact doubles as any mana rock (or Strionic Resonator #2).

Haste Enablers: Need for Speed, and/or Ashling's Prerogative (especially since all your creatures are even cmc) deserve a spot over Fervor.

Topdeck Manipulation: Brainstorm (had to do a double take... how is this not already in the deck?) and Ancestral Knowledge (before Narset it finds mana rocks and after Narset it sets up absurd turns).

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

wereotter on My Zedruu deck

2 months ago

For my own Zedruu deck, I found more so than giving away nasty bombs, I did better to draw into more answer and bigger threats by giving away garbage. Things that are neither a benefit to the person I give them to nor are they explicitly going to hurt them. They're just kind of there drawing me extra cards.

If you're interested, some cards that went this route include: Darksteel Relic, Sphere of the Suns, Transmogrifying Wand, Pentad Prism, Weapon Rack, Marit Lage's Slumber (at least if you're in a group with people not running snow lands), Absolute Grace. Also you could run a few other effects that give themselves away like Humble Defector, Perplexing Chimera, Shuriken, and Chromeshell Crab. Also another newer meaner card to give away to maybe consider is Fires of Invention since it will limit when and how many spells an opponent can play.

lagotripha on Modern Giants

2 months ago

Making giants work in modern is something of a battle - most of their good cards sit at 4+ mana, meaning its really high on the curve. Crossing that 'cast first big spell' boundary, and making sure that spell is relevant is going to be most of the battle for the deck.

Cards like Pentad Prism or old fashioned mana dorks will be essential. Stinkdrinker Daredevil doesn't make the cut, but I could see a build going black for Heartless Summoning.

Their tribal support has some clear themes to work with - 1 sided boardwipes in Realm-Cloaked Giant+Thundercloud Shaman+Battle of Frost and Fire, direct damage to face, and big creatures. I'd personally lean more heavily into rushing out a 1 sided wipe to survive my local meta, but efficient creatures (with changeling support) will do a lot, as will a 'slower' burn deck focussed more on efficient 4 mana damage to face.

Some of the odder tribal support is pretty good- Giantbaiting is an incredible source of damage on an empty board when you have smaller creatures, which might play well in a Mothdust Changeling build.

lagotripha on The Inferno Counts to 20: Budget + Sideboard Swap

2 months ago

This is a cool concept deck.

Simple tweaks - Rush of Blood is extra copies of Unleash Fury, Wine of Blood and Iron also works.

I feel like the easist method would be to get to 18 and boost twice - the simplest would be +3/+0 from the ability and then double power, costing 13 mana total, or 6 1 turn and 7 the next. Alternatively, ifninite red mana instant wins with the dragon or a way to search for it.

Shuko points to Golem-Skin Gauntlets/Cranial Plating/Nettlecyst. By pairing it with p/t boosts you could have a more reliable threat that happens to combo off if you get it perfect, but it doesn't feel as efficient even if its more reliable. The artifacts theme might be sweet if its paired with treasure tokens or Pentad Prism type effects to power the combo, but it would need some sacrifice effects to make sure you could get back under 20 power in a pinch.

Speaking personally, I'd go for a casual G/R list, with Xenagos, God of Revels/Exponential Growth/Soul's Might and a +1/+1 counters theme with Death's Presence and 'sac for red' creatures like Satyr Hedonist. Its a cool idea for a casual table. Drumhunter is neat.

A second creature that has a cool 'hit big power' ability would be nice - Mossbridge Troll is neat - I might theme around Bloodshot Trainee and Greenhilt Trainee. Minion of the Mighty is a cute intended synergy.

lagotripha on 8-Hack

2 months ago

This is an interesting idea. Wild Cantor type lists are always kinda cool, the question is what makes them tick. This one really wants to infernal plunge to 8 mana.

Going into Red / Black for Pentad Prism, Culling the Weak and Burnt Offering would be my take. Another option would be green for Orcish Lumberjack & Tinder Wall. There are a bunch of cards that let you cheat mana for one turn, but those sets are the closest to the rest of this build.

I think I'd just go 3/3 on crusher/devastator to increase reliability. I'd also give a little thought to It of the Horrid Swarm (though emerge is a neat mechanic that I'd want to check the cathodion ruling on).

Last_Laugh on Narset Says "My Turn" *Primer*

2 months ago

Ok, here because of you Cyclonic Rift vs. Omniscience post. Now, first off, why no extra combat spells?

Now, on to suggestions. I'll try to break it down by category and keep things budget friendly.

Ramp: Run LOTS more. Pentad Prism is the only 2 drop mana rock that'll net +2 different colored mana in the same turn (albeit, once). Fellwar Stone , Worn Powerstone , Coalition Relic , and Basalt Monolith are worth running also. Crystal Vein is handy in a pinch as well.

Haste Enablers : Need for Speed , Mass Hysteria , and/or Ashling's Prerogative are all excellent here.

Defense: Smoke is worth its weight in gold here and 100% deserves a spot.

Topdeck Manipulation: Dream Cache or Scroll Rack which is available in gold border for MUCH MUCH cheaper (as is Grim Monolith ).

Feel free to check out my list for ideas (especially for extra combats). Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

Snips500 on All of Pauper's Mana Rocks

4 months ago

TheBrandon- thanks dont know how I missed Thought Vessel since I play it in almost all of my PDH decks :)

Deltrixs- Thanks, I haven't been on top of updating my lists. Letter of Acceptance , all of the Diamonds and Spectral Searchlight have been added to the main. Pentad Prism is going to the maybe board since it doesn't produce mana forever. Powerstone Shard is already in and Prophetic Prism isn't really a mana rock. The signets are in the maybe board since they dont produce mana on their own but do ramp you by one.

Deltrixs on All of Pauper's Mana Rocks

4 months ago

Letter of Acceptance is a new pauper mana rock as well! Pentad Prism is good for mana fixing. Marble Diamond , Sky Diamond , Charcoal Diamond , Fire Diamond , and Moss Diamond are one of every color. Spectral Searchlight was recently reprinted as a common in Commander Legends.

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