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Combo Name: Gilder Bairn: Combos: Infinite Direct Damage using infinite mana combo Submitted By: shakii23
Card Name
Editions (ordered by release)

Paradise Mantle
Artifact - Equipment 0 Fifth Dawn, Uncommon

Pentad Prism
Artifact 2 Fifth Dawn, Common

Artifact Creature 6 1/1 Antiquities, Uncommon

Gilder Bairn
Creature - Ouphe 1(G/U)(G/U) 1/3 Eventide, Uncommon
Estimated Combo Cost: $4.51
Date Posted: Tue Mar/09/10 at 11:52 pm

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Using Gilder Bairn's combo with Pentad prism, we can produce infinite +1/+1 counters on Triskelion thus creating infinite bullets for his shoot ability...
Date Posted: Wed Mar/10/10 at 9:04pm

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I don't understand how it is infinite.
Date Posted: Wed Mar/10/10 at 9:26pm

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1. Equip Paradise Mantle on Gilder Bairn(abbr. GB)...
2. Tap gilder bairn to produce mana of any color...
3. Use GB's ability(paying the activated ability using lands) to double the charge counter on Pentad Prism(abbr. PP)...
Note: After this step, PP's charge counters becomes 4.
4. Repeat step 3 once more.
Note: After this step, PP's charge counters becomes 8.
5. Use GB's ability(paying the activated ability by removing 2 charge counters on PP) to double the charge counter on PP.
Note: After this step, PP's charge counters becomes 12(if you're wondering how, 8 counters froms step 4. removing 2 becomes 6 then doubled becomes 12.)
6. Repeat step 5 as many as possible to increase PP's charge counters.

1st repetition: 12-2=10 then double 20.
2nd rep: 20-2=18*2=36
3rd rep: 36-2=34*2=68

For Triskelion's +1/+1 counter:
1. After doing the infinite charge counters on PP, Tap Gilder Bairn for mana, remove 2 charge from PP then double the +1/+1 counters on Triskelion... repeat until Triskelion has enough +1/+1 counters(bullets) to kill an army...
Date Posted: Thu Mar/11/10 at 8:35pm

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Thank god
Date Posted: Thu Mar/11/10 at 9:42pm

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1 Problem though this combo is faster than obliterate...,
Date Posted: Sat Mar/13/10 at 12:44am

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much faster lol
Date Posted: Thu Jan/20/11 at 4:04am

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Especially with Training Grounds....
Date Posted: Thu Jan/20/11 at 5:58am

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Date Posted: Sun Apr/13/14 at 3:15pm

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This is infinite if you have six floating mana. First, you play down the Pentad Prism, Gilder Bairn, and Paradise Mantle and equip it to the Gilder Bairn. This all-together will cost 6 mana of any color. If you play Pentad Prism with two colors, you have a slightly easier time with this combo, but let's demonstrate with a one color example. Next turn, you tap the Gilder bairn producing one mana, and immediately untap it for the remaining two mana. This will bring your Pentad Prism up to two counters. Now tap & untap Gilder Bairn (which will bring bring your total mana cost for this turn to four) and again double the counters on Pentad Prism which will bring it to four counters. tap/untap one more time (six mana four this turn) and bring it to eight counters. Now. You can tap Gilder Bairn and untap it with the one mana that was produced from Paradise Mantle and two of the eight counters on Pentad Prism. This reduced it to six counters, but you immediately double that to twelve. Thus, infinite. You can then cast your entire hand, double the loyalty counters on planeswalkers, and insta-win. If you can nail this combo, it is almost a guaranteed victory.
Date Posted: Sun Sep/27/15 at 9:45am

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Instead of using triskelion, you could use Pentavus. With Pentad Prism, you could get the charge counters high enough that 1 mana for Pentavus won't matter, then you have infinite 1/1 Pentavites or an infinitely large Pentavus. With the Pentavites, you could use a Soul's Attendant or Impact Tremors (I know, they aren't in color) or anything else with "when another creature enters the battlefield" and have infinity of life (Soul's Attendant), damage (Impact Tremors) or anything else. I know this is already a win-combo, but if you are looking for a good time, this is more fun and more customizable.

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