Bloom Tender

Asked by Newguy25 11 months ago

Bloom Tender only produces mana from permanents I have with cmc, correct? For example, it wouldn't produce a red mana for a red goblin token if that was my only other permanent on the field? Might be a stupid question, but I just want to clarify.

Kogarashi says... Accepted answer #1

You can link cards using double brackets in order to make it easier to address the question, like so:

[[Bloom Tender]]

Bloom Tender isn't checking CMC, but rather a card's actual color. While this is usually represented by casting cost, sometimes it isn't.

A goblin token may have a CMC of 0, but it's still a red permanent, in this case indicated by its frame (anything that produces a Goblin token will usually say "create a red Goblin token" to let you know what color it is).

If you have Avacyn, the Purifier on the board, it also has no CMC of its own, but its frame and color indicator are red, making it a red permanent. Bloom Tender would also produce red mana if you had this under your control.

Ghostfire and Barrage Tyrant, meanwhile, have in their casting cost, but both are colorless and therefore you would not get red mana from Bloom Tender if they're your only other permanents.

October 29, 2018 6:27 p.m.

Newguy25 says... #2

Thank you! That makes more sense to me now. I was looking at a Swirling Spriggan + Bloom Tender combo.

October 29, 2018 6:38 p.m.

Kogarashi says... #3

That would actually work well. Anything that will change the color of a permanent will work for Bloom Tender.

October 29, 2018 8:53 p.m.

Neotrup says... #4

Some points of terminology. Every card and permanent has a converted mana cost or CMC, which is just a number (kind of an absolute value of sorts). It's calculated from the card's mana cost, which includes color. Not all cards have a mana cost, in which case their CMC is typically 0. Card color is typically derived from mana cost as well, unless it's a token (in which case it's defined by the effect that created it), has a color indicator (like Ancestral Vision), has a characteristic defining ability (like Ghostfire), or is otherwise having it's color altered (like with Swirling Spriggan).

Double-face cards are a big exception because while they don't have a mana cost, their CMC is defined by their front side (rather than being 0) and they usually have a color indicator (with the exception of the double-face and meld eldrazi from Eldritch Moon).

October 30, 2018 1:14 a.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #5

Newguy25: Answers to this question have been up for a while. I chose one to mark as the "Accepted Answer" so that the thread can move out of the Unanswered queue. Please remember to take care of this yourself in the future.

November 4, 2018 2:33 p.m.

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