Mercurius, Dark Commander of Ice
1000 / 1000
Race and Trait
[Mana]5 (This card enters your field with five mana counters on it.)
As this card enters your field, you may remove a card named "Astaroth, Great Duke of Hell" in your hand from the game. If you do, this card enters your field with five mana counters on it.
This card gains [Flying] as long as a card named "Astaroth, Great Duke of Hell" is in your removed area and was removed by this card.
Remove a mana counter from this card: Produce [U]. Spend this will only to play Ancient Magic cards.
"Do you honestly think those weaklings stand a chance against me?"
- If my GillAalhama'at has 5 counters on it can I use that to pay for the awakening too?
《Gill Alhama'at》's and indeed all other J/ruler mana abilities remove mana counters to produce will with the caveat of only being usable for the cost of Ancient Magic cards. Awakening is an additional, optional cost. So yes, you may use will produced by mana counters and the Mana abiilty to play the Awakening cost of Ancient Magic cards.