Simply classic. Oh yeah - complete crap
too. There might have been a time this was a
decent mana filter - when the only City of Brass
was about $20 and only in Arabian Nights.
Now, not even the much better predecessor, Mana
Prism, is even played. I can not think of a
single reason I would ever play this in
constructed for any reason, barring SEVERE
temporary mental illness and a bad concussion with
slight amnesia. I'd have to be drunk too.
limited, ONLY if you're faced with some nasty
doubles and even triples of mana costs in a 3+
color deck AND your mana base is worse than
Jennifer Lopez's marriage base.
artifact mana source. I can think of more useful
sources in the current constructed environment. It
costs you 3 to cast, then you have to put an
investment of 2 mana in to get only one out. Not
the best deal going. But if you
happen to be playing draft or sealed with Beta
(yeah, right...when you do that, be sure to invite
me, okay?) then this could be a helpful card as a
A useful ability,
and one which has been emulated on many cards
since. There are several times in constructed
where I wished something like this was legal.
It's a nice ability to have to cast your off
In limited, I would definitely
play this. Mana fixing like this is always
Back in the day, this card saw a lot of play
in my area. I still own 9 or
so unlimited edition Celestial Prisms. It
was one of the best ways (aside
from dual lands and birds of paradise) to splash
colors into your deck.
Nowadays though, it is simply inferior to
many many cards, mana prism,
fellwar stone, etc. It could perhaps see
occasional limited play, but
aside from that, those 9 Celestial Prisms
will probably be staring at the
inside of that box for a long time to come.