Mana stone

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A mana stone, also called mana rock, is an artifact that produces mana.[1]

Description[edit]

Mana stones were often employed at common to enhance mana quality or color fixing in limited and regularly come in cycles when producing colored mana, though often they produce colorless mana and have additional abilities.

Nowadays, full cycles are rarer and only show up in multicolored sets. For other sets, there is either a basic land searcher or a three-mana, five-color artifact with minor upside. Additionally, the cost has increased lately from an average of two mana to three mana.

Mana Stones are popular in Commander as a means to speed up the game as mana stones are additional mana sources that continuously provide extra mana. Artifact creatures and cards that require the sacrifice of permanents are not considered mana stones.

The moxes can also be considered mana stones.

Cycles[edit]

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Mana Batteries White Mana Battery Blue Mana Battery Black Mana Battery Red Mana Battery Green Mana Battery
From Legends which cost {4} and can store up mana for later use, thus function similar to storage lands.
Diamonds Marble Diamond Sky Diamond Charcoal Diamond Fire Diamond Moss Diamond
From Mirage which cost {2} and function like taplands, but precede them.
Ramos Artifacts Tooth of Ramos Eye of Ramos Skull of Ramos Heart of Ramos Horn of Ramos
From Mercadian Masques which cost {3}.
Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W}
Cameos Seashell Cameo Drake-Skull Cameo Bloodstone Cameo Troll-Horn Cameo Tigereye Cameo
From Invasion which cost {3}.
Borderposts Fieldmist Borderpost Mistvein Borderpost Veinfire Borderpost Firewild Borderpost Wildfield Borderpost
From Alara Reborn which cost {1}MN but can be payed by {1} and returning a basic land to its owners hand.
Talismans Talisman of Progress Talisman of Dominance Talisman of Indulgence Talisman of Impulse Talisman of Unity
From Mirrodin which cost {2} and mimic pain lands.
Signets Azorius Signet Dimir Signet Rakdos Signet Gruul Signet Selesnya Signet
From the Ravnica block which cost {2} and mimic filter lands.
Cluestones Azorius Cluestone Dimir Cluestone Rakdos Cluestone Gruul Cluestone Selesnya Cluestone
From Dragon's Maze which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and have an activated ability similar to Mind Stone which let them be sacrificed to draw a card.[2]
Lockets Azorius Locket Dimir Locket Rakdos Locket Gruul Locket Selesnya Locket
From the Guilds of Ravnica block which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and can be sacrificed by tapping and paying four hybrid mana to draw two cards.
Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Talismans Talisman of Hierarchy Talisman of Creativity Talisman of Resilience Talisman of Conviction Talisman of Curiosity
From Modern Horizons which cost {2} and mimic pain lands.
Signets Orzhov Signet Izzet Signet Golgari Signet Boros Signet Simic Signet
From the Ravnica block which cost {2} and mimic filter lands.
Cluestones Orzhov Cluestone Izzet Cluestone Golgari Cluestone Boros Cluestone Simic Cluestone
From Dragon's Maze which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and have an activated ability similar to Mind Stone which let them be sacrificed to draw a card.[2]
Lockets Orzhov Locket Izzet Locket Golgari Locket Boros Locket Simic Locket
From the Guilds of Ravnica block which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and can be sacrificed by tapping and paying four hybrid mana to draw two cards.
Cycle name {G}{W}{U} {W}{U}{B} {U}{B}{R} {B}{R}{G} {R}{G}{W}
Obelisks Obelisk of Bant Obelisk of Esper Obelisk of Grixis Obelisk of Jund Obelisk of Naya
From Shards of Alara which cost {3} and tap for one of three colors.
Cycle name {W}{B}{G} {U}{R}{W} {R}{W}{B} {B}{G}{U} {G}{U}{R}
Banners Abzan Banner Jeskai Banner Mardu Banner Sultai Banner Temur Banner
From Khans of Tarkir which cost {3}, tap for one of three colors, and have an activated ability similar to Mind Stone which let them be sacrificed to draw a card.
Crystals Indatha Crystal Raugrin Crystal Savai Crystal Zagoth Crystal Ketria Crystal
From Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths which cost {3}, tap for one of three colors, and have cycling {2}.

Producing colorless mana[edit]

Producing any color[edit]

Other[edit]

Man stones[edit]

A common subclass of Mana stones are those that can turn themselves into creatures during the late game, providing additional attackers when additional mana becomes less desirable. This is comparable to Manlands, another form of mana-producing permanent that turn themselves into creatures.

Cycles[edit]

Cycle name {W} {U} {B} {R} {G}
Totems Thunder Totem
(Thunder Spirit)
Chronatog Totem
(Chronatog)
Phyrexian Totem
(Phyrexian Negator)
Foriysian Totem
(Two-Headed Giant of Foriys)
Weatherseed Totem
(Weatherseed Treefolk)
From Time Spiral which cost {3} and can become Reserved List creatures.
Cycle name {W}{U} {U}{B} {B}{R} {R}{G} {G}{W}
Monuments Ojutai Monument Silumgar Monument Kolaghan Monument Atarka Monument Dromoka Monument
From Dragons of Tarkir which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and can become 4/4 Dragon creatures with flying for 4MN.
Keyrunes Azorius Keyrune Dimir Keyrune Rakdos Keyrune Gruul Keyrune Selesnya Keyrune
From Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and can become creatures for MN.[3]
Cycle name {W}{B} {U}{R} {B}{G} {R}{W} {G}{U}
Keyrunes Orzhov Keyrune Izzet Keyrune Golgari Keyrune Boros Keyrune Simic Keyrune
From Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash which cost {3}, tap for one of two colors, and can become creatures for MN.[3]

Other[edit]

References[edit]

  1. a b Gavin Verhey (July 22, 2019). "A new Era for Brawl". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  2. a b Trick Jarrett (April 16, 2013). "The Cluestones". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  3. a b Monty Ashley (November 16, 2012). "A Closer Look at the Keyrunes". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.