Breeding Pool


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Expeditions Mythic Rare
Gatecrash Rare
Dissension Rare

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Breeding Pool

Land — Forest Island

(: Add or to your mana pool.)

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

Burl on G/U Infected Infect

1 week ago

Good start. We need to streamline a few things and make this deck a little quicker and more interactive. Legacy is a very fast format. Let us begin:

  • Force of Will may be the best Counterspell in the game, but in this deck its a tight fit. This deck does not run enough blue cards to utilize this spell, and the cards you are dumping are going to be needed. I would use something like Dispel. Its quick and gets the job done. Most often your trying to stop Lightning Bolt or Surgical Extraction type effects.

  • Might of Old Krosa needs to be a 4 of. There is literally no better pump outside Berserk aside for Become Immense, of which you should prolly have 4 of as well.

  • if you run 4x Lotus Petal you can prolly cut your lands to 18. You only need one Dryad Arbor for MBC and Chainer's Edict or Liliana of the Veil type abilities. Replace 5 or so basic lands with fetch lands. This way you can pull that Arbor out when you need it. I wld also include Breeding Pool.

  • Slip Through Space is an alternative for Distortion Strike. Personnaly I appreciate the card draw over the rebound, you're more than likely going to be dealing enough damage you won't need the rebound.

  • More often than not I see a lot of U/G Infect players utilizing the blue side of things with Brainstorm, Ponder, Preordain, or Serum Visions. I can't remember what is banned in Legacy atm.

  • Gitaxian Probe or Peek is a must for infect. Probe is the best.

  • IMO you're going to need more infect creatures. Ichorclaw Myr is a staple in almost every infect deck for its self pump ability.

Don't be afraid to use a 3 of for some of the cards like groundswell of Slip Through Space. This will help when we get to the sideboard.


Happymaster19 on Sultai Midrange (Competitive)

1 week ago

I like one more swamp for those Fatal Push instances. 2 Islands and a Forest. And an Overgrown Tomb in place of a Breeding Pool.

Delta-117 on Infect without Gitaxian Probe

1 week ago

Possibly Apostle's Blessing, Serum Visions or as you have said Blossoming Defense, and Distortion Strike. I myself am not quite sure exactly yet, but I will be using 4 Blossoming Defense, 1-2 Apostle's Blessing, 2 Distortion Strike, then probably cutting a Become Immense was one suggestion GeminiSpartanX told me down from 4-3 because of the loss of Gitaxian Probe and I agree on this as on average it's going to cost more.

I thankfully didn't buy my Gitaxian Probes for infect yet and so at least I can now spend that money towards getting my second Inkmoth Nexus or first Breeding Pool perhaps.

GeminiSpartanX on Modern Infect

1 week ago

Since Probe pretty much meant you were playing a 56 card deck, I'm planning on running cards that just help with redundancy. For your list here, I'd go up to 20 lands, adding either a 3rd Breeding Pool, 9th fetchland, or a Dryad Arbor. I'd also add the 1-2 Apostle's Blessings that used to be standard in the deck back in for even more protection/evasion since you can't see your opponent's hand as easily anymore. Pre-Blossoming Defense lists also ran some MD Spell Pierce or a 2nd copy of Twisted Image, so those are also options. I'm thinking that the 4th Become Immense might also be on the chopping block now since the GY isn't getting filled as quickly and you'll not want to see a 2nd BI in your hand. I might add in a Groundswell or something if testing proves that I still need the additional pump spell. The deck will still be good, just a tiny bit less consistent.

Alternatively, I remember seeing some old lists that ran Serum Visions before the MD Twisted Images became popular, so that is another option.

Delta-117 on Brother, That Looks... Infected

1 week ago

Yeah that kind of sucks, at the least thankfully I haven't bothered to buy the playset of those I had needed for infect so I saved some money which I can now put towards Breeding Pools or something else, but for others already using them it must be annoying.

However now I don't get to use my foil Emrakul, the Promised End in standard :(

Sinist3r on Sell Me on Your Favorite ...

1 week ago

The Spirit's Banter

With the recent ban nerfing dredge, a lot of players are cutting their number of Grafdigger's Cages down in the side. This is a great future meta for CoCo Spirits as the deck will be able to fly under the radar a little more.

The best parts of spirits? When you fetch Breeding Pool into Noble Hierarch and the opponent is misled into thinking you're playing infect. When you snuff your opponent's entire t2/3 off of a Spell Queller. Hitting double Drogskol Captain off of a Collected Company against a midrange deck when they have a hand full of target removal. Taxing burn with Mausoleum Wanderer by flashing in a spirit. Playing a go-wide evasive plan that cant be boardwiped because of Selfless Spirit.

My list is meant for a burn/ affinity heavy meta. If you see a lot of tron decks just replace 2 fetches with Ghost Quarters to slow them down fast enough for you to win. (you already beat tron unless they resolve ugin anyways this is just an added layer).

m0x on UG budget Infect

2 weeks ago

If you add fetchlands, just try to make it so you keep those numbers. With a single Breeding Pool each fetchland will count as both types, without one, the fetchlands will only count for one (Windswept Heath as a Forest).

Delta-117 on Brother, That Looks... Infected

2 weeks ago

How do you find the 1x Botanical Sanctum in this deck? I am considering using 1 of them as I need a substitute for a Breeding Pool until I buy those for my own infect modern deck. My deck is still pretty budget, it's simply 18 basic forests/islands and 1 Inkmoth Nexus that I just bought last week... It's going to take a while to build this deck of my own probably as there's so many other things I want too do in standard and commander as well as this.

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