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Overview

This page describes the types of Gems you can encounter on the Gem board during a game of Magic: the Gathering Puzzle Quest

Colored gems

Gem-white.pngGem-blue.pngGem-black.pngGem-red.pngGem-green.png

Colored gems are white, blue, black, red, or green.

  • Colored gems may become Support gems when a support is played.
  • Colored gems may become Activated gems when a card with an activated ability is played.

Matching colored gems (making 3 in a row of the same color) gives you 1 Mana per gem, extra mana equal to your mana bonus in that color, and 1 Loyalty.

Loyalty gems

Gem-loyalty.png

Matching loyalty gems gives you 1 Loyalty per gem, but no mana.

Loyalty gems generally can't be converted into other gem colors or types unless explicitly specified.

Support gems

Support-player.pngSupport-enemy.png

When a support card or support TokenToken enters play, a colored gem becomes a Support gem.

  • If possible, the support is placed on a gem matching a color of the support.
  • If that's not possible, the support may be placed on any colored gem.

Support gems enter play with a numerical shield value. The shield value represents the durability of the support.

The side of the gem on which the shield value is shown corresponds to the player who controls the support.

Support gems can't be converted into other gem colors or types.

Support gems which are reinforced gain a circular icon around the shield value.

Gem-reinforced-player.pngGem-reinforced-enemy.png

Support gems with Mana FieldMana Field have a large glowing halo during the controlling player's turn.

Gem-ManaField.png

Creating support gems

Support gems can be created by:

  • Playing a support card from hand.
    • Playing the same support card again reinforces the existing support gem, unless otherwise specified.
  • Using a card or an ability to create a support tokens. Types of support tokens are described below.

Matching support gems

Matching or hitting a support gem by a match-4 reduces its shield by 1. If the shield goes to 0, the support is destroyed. Some supports are indestructible and have infinite shields.

Type of indestructible support Effect of matching
Created by a player's card or loyalty ability No effect (unless otherwise specified)
Part of an event node's special rules Changes the support gem's color to a random color

Types of support gems

Support cards

Support gems created by an ordinary support card act as described on the card. Ordinary supports reinforce if played when you already control the same support in play, unless otherwise specified on the card. When a support gem which was cast as a support card is destroyed from play, the support card enters the graveyard.

Support tokens

Support tokens are created by effects rather than being cast as a card. When destroyed, support tokens do not enter the graveyard; they just disappear. Support tokens have the same appearance on the gem board as support cards, and unless otherwise specified are affected by the same effects and abilities that affect support gems cast as cards.

Type Image Reinforces Description
Clue token Clue.png Doesn't reinforce
  • While in play: Counts down by 1 each turn and triggers the match effect on zero
  • When matched: The clue's owner draws a card
Supporting Servo token Servo.png Doesn't reinforce
  • While in play: Each of your Supporting Servo Tokens gives your first creature +1/+1
  • When matched: No effect
Food token Food.png Doesn't reinforce
  • While in play: No effect
  • Matched by owner: Its owner gains 3 life.
Treasure token Treasure.png Reinforces only when you have 4+ treasure tokens in play
  • While in play: No effect
  • Matched by owner: Adds 3 mana to a random card in your hand
  • Matched by opponent: Adds 2 mana to a random card in your hand, and 2 mana to a random card in your opponent's hand.
Others Reinforces unless otherwise specified Many other support tokens can enter play from card or planeswalker abilities, many with unique effects.

Vanguards

VanguardsVanguard are a special type of support card representing planeswalkers. They have a different appearance on the gem board to card or token supports.

Gem-Vanguard.png

Vanguard cards enter the gem board as Vanguard support gems when played, and are reinforced if already in play when played again. Vanguards have passive and active abilities which their controller can benefit from.

By default, effects which work on general supports don't work on Vanguards; Vanguards are only affected if it's specifically stated on the card or effect. For example:

  • A card which says "Destroy a support." doesn't affect Vanguards.
  • But a card which says "Destroy a support. This effect can affect Vanguards." does.

Activated gems

Matching or hitting an activated gem with a match 4 destroys the gem and produces an effect which depends on the type of the activated gem.

Activated gems are created from existing colored gems, and keep their color after becoming activated gems.

Activated gems can't be converted into other gem colors or types.

Activated gem type Image Effect
While in play When matched
Activate Gem-Aftermath.png No effect Triggers an effect on the card which created the activate gem
AdaptAdapt Gem-Adapt.png No effect The creature which created the adapt gem gets +1/+1 and has its AdaptAdapt ability triggered
Aftermath Gem-Aftermath.png No effect
  • Matched by owner: Triggers the Aftermath effect on the card which created the aftermath gem
  • Matched by opponent: No effect
Countdown Gem-Countdown.png Counts down by 1 each turn and triggers the match effect on zero
  • Matched by owner: Triggers an effect on the card which created the countdown gem
  • Matched by opponent: No effect
Embalm Gem-Aftermath.png No effect
  • Matched by owner: Brings into play a zombie token copy of the creature in the graveyard creating the embalm gem
  • Matched by opponent: No effect
Energize Gem-Energize.png No effect Can trigger an Overload effect on your cards in play
EnhancedEnhanced Gem-Enhanced.png No effect When matched with a swap, adds 1 to the EnhancedEnhanced value of your first card in hand which can be EnhancedEnhanced
Eternalize Gem-Aftermath.png No effect
  • Matched by owner: Brings into play a 4/4 zombie token copy of the creature in the graveyard creating the eternalize gem
  • Matched by opponent: No effect
GraveyardBuried Gem-Graveyard.png No effect Adds 3 mana to the first card in your graveyard with BuriedBuried
IgnitedIgnite Gem-Ignited.png Counts as an Improved Gem Destroy a block of 3x3 gems around the ignited gem
SnowSnow Gem-Snow.png Can trigger SnowSnow effects on cards Adds 1 mana to the first card in your hand with SnowSnow; can trigger additional SnowSnow effects on cards
Trap Gem-Trap.png Invisible to the player.
(However, the AI sees your traps!)
Triggers an effect on the card creating the trap gem

Void gems

Gem-Void.png

Void gems are empty bubbles created by cards with the Ingest ability.

Cards with the Process ability require void gems on the board to work.

Matching 3 or more void gems gives:

  • +1 mana per gem to a card in hand with the DevoidDevoid ability
  • No extra mana from any coloured mana bonus
  • +1 loyalty

If you have no Devoid cards in hand, matching devoid gems gives no mana.