I’m seeing this with one particular weapon, but I’m assuming it happens with all. I’ve got a team with Rowanne (blue/green) and I’m using the Emerald Tear (creates 5 green gems) as a backup method of giving her mana. My Green Gem Mastery is 277 with a Surge chance of 59%. I’m currently using the Trident Banner (Blue++, Green+, Yellow-). When I do normal 3-matches, Rowanne tends to get 5 or 6 mana. But, when I use that Emerald Tear and it makes a 3-match (apparently), she only gets 2 mana. Are auto-matched gems that are created (not exploded or destroyed) somehow not supposed to get our Gem Mastery bonus? But, even if that’s true, shouldn’t she be getting at least 3 mana?
EDIT: I’ve changed my Banner to the Occularan (Green++, Blue+, Brown-) and see the same behavior. The only difference is her manual matches tend to get 1 more mana.