Mana is the core component of Magic, as it allows players to cast spells and basically play the game. Sometimes, players have difficulties rounding up enough mana to play spells with high mana costs; such as Kozilek, the Great Distortion and Storm Herd. But infinite mana combos can be an easy solution to casting these high cost cards. The infinite mana combos in this list are easy to set up, can be used in a variety of different strategies, and provide a never ending amount of mana to use in any way, shape, or form.
Infinite Mana Combos
Cabal Coffers + Deserted Temple + Rings of Brighthearth: This combo requires at least four swamps to be in play, so that you have enough mana to activate Deserted Temple and Cabal Coffers. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth can also be utilized, in order to count Cabal Coffers and Deserted Temple as swamps. Simply tap two swamps to activate Cabal Coffers’ ability to create four black mana. Afterwards use Deserted Temple’s ability on Cabal Coffers and copy it with Rings of Brighthearth targeting Deserted Temple. Rinse and repeat until you have as much mana as you want. Be careful, as this combo only creates black mana.
Grim Monolith/Basalt Monolith + Power Artifact: This combo only creates colorless mana; however, it’s probably the easiest to set up on this list. Simply play Grim Monolith or Basalt Monolith, then use Power Artifact to reduce the cost of untapping them to less than what they create. Grim Monolith will produce one mana per use and Basalt Monolith will produce two mana per use.
Pili-Pala + Grand Architect: Spend one blue in order to change Pili-Pala into a blue artifact. This way, Grand Architect can tap Pili-Pala in order to create two colorless mana. Use the colorless mana to activate Pili-Pala’s ability, untapping it and creating one mana of any color. Since Pili-Pala is untapped, Grand Architect can tap it to create mana again and again.
Filigree Sages + Training Grounds + Gilded Lotus/Khalni Gem: First cast Filigree Sages and Training Grounds. Training Grounds will lower the cost of Filigree Sage’s ability, allowing players to untap cards such as Gilded Lotus or Khalni Gem for only one mana. Since Gilded Lotus and Khalni Gem can produce more than one colored mana, they can tap and untap themselves in order to create an infinite amount of mana. The only problem with this combo is that it only creates blue mana, as Gilded Lotus and Khalni Gem can only produce one color at a time, and Filigree Sages uses blue to untap artifacts.
Tamiyo the Moon Sage + Lotus Petal: When Tamiyo’s ultimate is activated, the player gets an emblem that returns cards to the hand when they are sent to the graveyard. When Lotus Petal is sacrificed, it will go back to its owner’s hand, which can then be replayed for a grand total of zero mana. This allows Lotus Petal to destroy itself an infinite amount of times, while creating a mana of any color for every time it does.
Heritage Druid + Nettle Sentinel + Cloudstone Curio + Elvish Mystic: First cast Elvish Mystic and Nettle Sentinel. After, cast Cloudstone Curio followed by Heritage Druid. Use Cloudstone Curio’s ability to send Elvish Mystic back to the hand; but first use Heritage Druid to tap all three elves in order to create three green mana. Next, use one mana to bring back Elvish Mystic, which will untap Nettle Sentinel and cause Cloudstone Curio to send Heritage Druid to the hand. Play Heritage Druid again in order to redo the combo over and over until enough green mana in produced.
Gilded Lotus + Zealous Conscripts + Deadeye Navigator: This combo is extremely costly, but helps in the long run. First, make sure Gilded Lotus is on the field. Next, cast Deadeye Navigator followed by Zealous Conscripts and pair the two up with Deadeye Navigator’s soulbond ability. Zealous Conscripts ability allows a player to take control of a card from anywhere on the field and then untap it, for every time Zealous Conscripts enters the battlefield. Deadeye Navigator can blink Zealous Conscripts in and out of existence, causing it’s ability to activate each time. This allows Gilded Lotus to tap and uptap an infinite amount of times, gaining its owner a net worth of one mana each time. However, due to Deadeye Navigator’s ability, this combo can only create blue mana.
Vizier of Remedies + Devoted Druid: In order to untap Devoted Druid, her owner must place a -1/-1 counter on her; however, with Vizier of Remedies on the field, the amount of -1/-1 counters are reduced to zero. This means, Devoted Druid can tap for green mana and untap an infinite amount of times without worrying about any -1/-1 counters. This combo only creates green mana, but is still an easy combo to get into play.
Infinite mana combos are an easy solution to a lack of mana. In some decks, infinite mana combos are their best win condition, thanks to cards like Exsanguinate and Blue Sun’s Zenith. High costing token and aggro cards, such as White Sun’s Zenith and Hydra cards, can take advantage of infinite mana as well. Even though infinite mana combos aren’t needed in a deck, most decks can easily appreciate the extra mana support.
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