Breeding Pool

Breeding Pool

Land — Forest Island

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As Breeding Pool enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, Breeding Pool enters the battlefield tapped.

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Breeding Pool Discussion

DemMeowsephs on Arixmethes: Draw your deck

3 weeks ago

Hey there! I would recommend more ramp and some different lands! Maybe some of the following can be of use to you?

In the end let me know what you think! Did I miss anything? Or if you have any questions for me or want further help feel free to ask I'd love to help! If this does help be sure to check and support some of my decks: Double Trouble EDH, A Deal With the Devil EDH, and many others! Anyways though, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!!! Happy tapping!

DemMeowsephs on Tatyova's Playground (Simic Landfall/Draw EDH)

3 weeks ago

Hey there! Your manabase looks GREAT, but there are a great many upgrades I would recommend making as you continue to upgrade your deck! I would consider some of the following lands!

In the end, having a good mana base is important, and since your deck revolves around your mana base I think it definitely deserves a good upgrade in that regard. If this helps be sure to check out and support some of my decks- like Double Trouble EDH and A Deal With the Devil EDH! Anyways though hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day!

Massacar on Zaxara, The Infinite

3 weeks ago

FatMonkeyNutz all totally valid. As you say we all have different styles and preferences. Personally I really like having as much mana on-hand as quickly as possible (especially in deck centered on X cost cards).

For lands, I'm just going to copy paste my land base from my own deck and clean out any duplicates or irrelevant cards (balance your mana as you need). (Lands not from my deck you may like, Mana Confluence, City of Brass)

Breeding Pool Castle Garenbrig Drowned Catacomb Exotic Orchard Fabled Passage Flooded Grove Hinterland Harbor Karn's Bastion Overgrown Tomb Path of Ancestry Sunken Hollow Twilight Mire Underground River Watery Grave Woodland Cemetery

multimedia on Riku of Two Reflections - Work in progress

4 weeks ago

Hey, some base numbers to consider when starting out a three color casual Temur deck:

Of course these numbers can be increased or decreased as you build the deck, but this is a good starting point with some cards to consider adding.


Any creatures or instant/sorceries you play think of them has having two additional mana in their mana costs that way you can get value from Riku. This means more creatures and instant/sorceries that are lower mana cost such as Coiling Oracle and Growth Spiral. Oracle and Spiral for two mana can help to get to five or more mana to cast Riku.

Legendary creatures are not the best with Riku because of the legendary rule. Only allowing you to have one card that's the same name in your control meaning you don't really want to copy a legendary creature with Riku. The token copy still triggers any ETB abilities, but then you remove the token copy and keep the original legendary creature.

Some budget win conditions with Riku

  • Biovisionary + one copy of Biovisionary + Twinflame
    At beginning of your end step resolve the Biovisionary win the game trigger before the Twinflame exile tokens trigger which wins the game before the tokens are exiled. Biovisionary is also good with clones such as Phyrexian Metamorph. With Riku in your control get Biovisionary onto the battlefield, make a copy of it, clone it with Metamorph and make token copy of Metamorph gives you four Biovisionarys. Twinflame also combos with Dualcaster Mage for infinite Dualcasters who can attack with haste.

  • Ral, Storm Conduit + Fork Expansion / Explosion/Reverberate/Twincast
    With Ral in your control cast a Fork, copy it with Riku. Let the copy resolve and then copy the original Fork still on the stack. Resolving the Fork copy then copying the original Fork makes a copy instant loop which does infinite damage to your opponents one at a time with Ral. These Forks are good with Riku outside the combo because for four mana you can copy an opponents spell twice. Forks are nice in multiplayer Commander where you have many opponents who are casting instant/sorceries you could copy.


Some of other cards $5 or less each that are good with Riku

Budget Lands

More Expensive Lands

SideBae on X Tribal - Budget

1 month ago

So there're a couple of things I think you can do to improve this deck; feel free to ignore any/all of them:

  1. Mana dorks! The greatest strength of green in EDH is its access to 1 mana dorks who make mana. I highly recommend running at least for (and possibly 6-7) of the following: Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Llanowar Elves, Elves of Deep Shadow, Fyndhorn Elves, Elvish Mystic, Boreal Druid, Arbor Elf... These will give you access to consistent ramp that other colors simply cannot match if they don't have a Sol Ring in their opening hand.

  2. Dorks also allow you to run better artifact-hate, if you replace your rocks with them. Cutting things like Thran Dynamo for a Llanowar Elves will both allow you to come out of the gate faster and allow you to run Null Rod effects to nail your opponents' ramp. Collector Ouphe is the top of this category, since you can grab it with tutors like Green Sun's Zenith (which I think you should run if you can).

  3. Cantrips are important! They can dig you to what you need when you need it for relatively little mana. Brainstorm, Ponder and Preordain belong in pretty much any blue deck, though Brainstorm is questionable since you don't have many free shuffle effects (usually provided by fetch lands). I would definitely run Ponder and Preordain, and Brainstorm if you change up your manabase a little.

  4. Speaking of fetches, they're expensive these days -- but there are more affordable options. Consider what are called the "slow fetches:" Rocky Tar Pit, Bad River, Flood Plain, Grasslands and Mountain Valley. These are almost as good and also fetch nonbasics like Breeding Pool and Watery Grave, if you choose to run them. Evolving Wilds, Fabled Passage and Terramorphic Expanse are also options.

That's all I got. Good luck!

DemMeowsephs on Double Trouble! Yarok, The Land Junkie

1 month ago

Well one thing to keep in mind-Yavimaya Dryad can search for a land like Breeding Pool, or something similar because it has the subtype of forest. So it depends on how many cards you are running that ONLY search for basics, like Ondu Giant. Looking at your board I see 11 cards (including lands) that revolve around basics. The lands, (Terramorphic Expanse, Evolving Wilds, Myriad Landscape, and Blighted Woodland) could all be cut for some of the lands I recommended earlier. In my decks I like to keep around 2 or three of each basic land type, that way if you do chance upon the cards like Cultivate etc you can search for what you need, but you don't overwhelm yourself. I think you could cut Deathsprout for something cheaper like Pongify or Assassin's Trophy, and Ondu Giant, Explosive Vegetation, etc could be cut for some of the ramp cards I mentioned, though I would keep in Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, and two others. FOUR mana for a ramp spell is just a bit much in my opinion, and if your going to be playing that much I think an Oracle of Mul Daya could work way better. Hope this helps

DemMeowsephs on Double Trouble! Yarok, The Land Junkie

1 month ago

G'day mate! I feel like your land section could use an upgrade, so as you get more cards I would recommend getting some of these lands! Good lands can help a deck run much more smoothly, and I recommend all of the below.

---Lands!---

As for ramp, you might like some of the following!

In the end, a good mana base is always important and I recommend all of these cards! If this helps be sure to check out my own doubling deck, Double Trouble EDH! Anyways though, hope this helps, good luck on your deck, and have a great day! Happy tapping!!!

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