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Pentad Prism
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Pentad Prism
- Planechase

Reviewed May 5, 2016

Constructed: 2
Casual: 3
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 3
Commander [EDH]: 3

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Pentad Prism
If you've been following Magic for long enough, you will have noticed the two-cost mana-producing artifact design trope being used less frequently as time goes on. It's certainly not because the ways to design them are running out: Pentad Prism, for example, has a very different dynamic than Ravnica's Signets. The Signets are, in a sense, "boring" in that they just produce mana and do nothing else, while the Prism can give you up to two mana and thus take you from two to five rather than "only" four, but has a limited number of activations. It's usually not as purely powerful as a Signet, though an uncharged Prism is certainly a good candidate for use with something like Blood Clock or Atog. And besides, sometimes when you go from two mana to five, you don't really need anything else, at least for a while. 
Constructed: 2/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 3/5
EDH/Commander: 3/5

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