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Chromatic Sphere
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Chromatic Sphere
- Mirrodin

Reviewed June 17, 2015

Constructed: 1.50
Casual: 2.38
Limited: 3.17
Multiplayer: 1.88
Commander [EDH]: 2.00

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David Fanany

Player since 1995

Chromatic Sphere
 
Chromatic Sphere appeared first in Invasion and later in Mirrodin. The first was a color-intensive limited format where it was often quite reasonable to get a one-time color for a kicker cost or splashed card; the second was an artifact-heavy format where you didn't always need quite as much color fixing in general. Even when Fifth Dawn's five-color theme was added to the situation, it was a little overshadowed by the likes of Pentad Prism. Still, there is always a place, somewhere, for color fixing, and Chromatic Sphere also happens to come in at a flexible cost, while synergizing with anything that cares about artifacts going to graveyards.
 
Constructed: 1/5
Casual: 2/5
Limited: 3/5
Multiplayer: 2/5
EDH/Commander: 2/5
Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Chromatic Sphere which is a one mana artifact that taps for one to give you one mana of any color and you draw a card.  This is a fairly average color fixer that costs two mana in one or two turns to give one mana and a card.  Other similar cards exist and it can potentially be useful in a deck that takes advantage of the sacrifice, but it is mediocre at best as other options are available depending on the build.  Manamorphose, Prophectic Prism, and Terrarion are potentially stronger options that should be considered over Chromatic Sphere, Chromatic Star, or Barbed Sextant.
 
Constructed: 2.5
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3.5
Multiplayer: 2.5


Armuun
Chromatic Sphere
 
Well, it fixes mana and a cantrip for 2 mana. At this point, there's better options. Manamorphose if you're running green or red. It's decent in limited, but otherwise, forgettable fodder that will (and should) be relegated to wherever you place jank commons.
 
Constructed: 1
Casual: 2.5
Limited: 3
Multiplayer: 1 
EDH: 2

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