How do I count mana costs for Azor's Gateway transform ability?

Asked by SphericEl 2 months ago

Hi Plainswalkers, I'm use to converted mana costs adding all numbers together, but Azor's Gateway  Flip says different mana costs. Is this asking for 5 different mana colours or what? Would 1 single card of 10 converted mana do or does it require say red ,red ,green ,blue and colourless?

Omniscience_is_life says... Accepted answer #1

First off, converted mana cost is basically just turning all the colored mana symbols in a cost into colorless ones. So a card that has a casting cost of has a converted mana cost of .

What Azor's Gateway  Flip is asking for is five different converted mana costs: so thus if you exiled cards with costs , , , , and , you would transform the card--because you had 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

July 23, 2021 8:44 p.m.

legendofa says... #2

The phrase "converted mana cost" has been replaced with "mana value". Basically, it's the total amount of mana shown in the top right corner, ignoring colors. Something that costs , something that costs , and something that costs all have a mana value/CMC of 3, since they all require three mana to cast.

For Azor's Gateway  Flip, you need to have, as an example, cards with MV/CMC 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 exiled. As long as five different mana values have been exiled with Gateway, you can use the full ability.

July 23, 2021 8:49 p.m.

SphericEl says... #3

Thanks guys. A bit gutted as I went out and bought this card thinking it was much heavier than it is. Not so straightforward to get out that super land, oh well. Thanks again. El

July 23, 2021 9:34 p.m.

SphericEl says... #4

I suppose it allows cycling until it transforms (5 or more turns). Anyone find this a useful card? (Am I asking this question in the wrong forum- sorry I'm noob).

July 23, 2021 9:50 p.m.

legendofa says... #5

I haven't used it myself, and I've only seen it in action in one slow, grindy casual Commander deck. It seems to work best if you have a way to untap it, like Clock of Omens or Voltaic Key, but I'm not an expert.

July 23, 2021 10:08 p.m.

SphericEl says... #6

Hey thanks for the reply legendofa

July 24, 2021 4:52 a.m.

SphericEl says... #7

I'll give it a test on its own

July 24, 2021 4:53 a.m.

RaidenShogun69 says... #8

if you don't need further clarification, please select an answer so this can move to the "answered" section of the Q&A

July 28, 2021 12:09 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #9

SphericEl: Since it's clear you got a satisfactory answer to your question and there don't seem to be any follow-ups or corrections to be made, I marked one of the responses as the "Accepted answer" so this topic can move out of the list of unanswered questions. In the future, you can take care of this yourself using the "Mark as Answer" button on the response that you feel best answers your question.

July 28, 2021 4:21 p.m.

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