Throne of Eldraine Adamant
Adamant is one of the featured mechanics from Throne of Eldraine, representing all five chivalrous orders found within Eldraine: Loyalty (White), Knowledge (Blue), Persistence (Black), Courage (Green), and Strength (Red).
Adamant spells are sensitive to what mana you use when casting them; hence why copied spells won’t trigger Adamant–they didn’t use enough appropriate mana!
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Adamant cards require you to pay three mana of the color printed above their abilities in order to activate them. This requirement must be performed prior to any spell resolving or effects appearing above it, or else risk invalidating its purpose entirely.
Adamant is most often used in Standard decks that combine fast and cheap strategies, like Mono-White Druids. Additionally, Adamant can also appear in combinations like Throne of Eldraine and Sundering Stroke; and is a key card in Death and Taxes decks in Modern.
Achievement and Honors
Eldraine, Magic the Gathering’s fairytale plane, is home to five royal courts founded on one of Eldraine’s core principles – loyalty (white), knowledge (blue), persistence (black), courage (red) and strength (green). Adamant is a new mechanic introduced by the Throne of Eldraine set which rewards you for choosing one color of mana to cast spells with. Adamant doesn’t add cost or complexity – all it cares about is which hue of mana you use when casting it. Adamant keywords cannot be activated with cards that let you tap three swamps or two forests at the same time, such as Mycosynth Lattice; their use does not make the mana required by that card its color, as only cards that require that color of mana can have this keyword.
Adamant is a hard, strong metal found on Laputa in Jonathan Swift’s 1726 novel Gulliver’s Travels, as well as in Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1884 opera Princess Ida by Gilbert and Sullivan, named for one of Gilbert and Sullivan’s characters in Princess Ida by Gilbert and Sullivan, Barad-dur a fortress built partly out of it, Barad-dur’s fortress being one of three Rings of Power by JRR Tolkien being constructed out of it as part of its three Rings of Power by JRR Tolkien himself adamant. Nowadays the word has come to signify something indestructible or unyielding; many cards with abilities called Adamant are added when spending at least three colors of mana to cast them.