[quote=“Rasper, post:9, topic:8012”]
Putting it in first spot would be bad. It would mana starve the rest of your team. At magic/2 you’re going to top out at what, 10 gems? Maybe 11 with all kingdoms at 5 star. Gorgotha is 15 exploding gems for comparison. [/quote]
You don’t seem to understand how collecting mana works. Putting it in the first spot would be the most obvious thing to do, it collects every mana color, spilling the remains over. Unless you get very unlucky with placement, 3 exploded gems alone will fill it up, the rest (which is a huge amount) goes to the waiting crowd. That’s not “starving your team”, that’s “full mana for everybody”.
This isn’t about doing much damage or chaining turns, this is about enabling the spells of most of your team, guaranteed to be ready every turn. You get to the part about much damage and chained turns once your team is powered up and stays powered up.