Reflecting Pool

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare
Tempest (TMP) Rare

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Reflecting Pool

Land

: Add to your mana pool one mana of any type that a land you control could produce.

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Reflecting Pool Discussion

TheDevicer on Best 100$ Budget "Tier-1 Styled" 5 Color Mana Base

2 weeks ago

I'd swap Reflecting Pool to Forbidden Orchard. I've taken to calling the pool the Batman land since it gives you the mana you deserve, not the mana you need. I'd rather deal with a 1/1 spirit here and there than miss the 5th type I need because my rainbow land forgot some colors existed. The orchard is also cheaper.

SynergyBuild on Animar, Soul of Combos - Turn 3 Win

2 weeks ago

Hey toffmcsoft,

I want to go over your land base, because in the deck, it seems the most improvable (is that a word, I mean most able to be improved upon if it isn't!)

You run 30 land, which is fine, but the lands you run seem a bit strange to me:

1x Ancient Ziggurat - All colors, untapped, only works for creatures, being useless for 18 cards.

1x Bloodstained Mire - Fetchland

1x Breeding Pool - Shockland

1x Cascade Bluffs - Filter, only works for two colors, not fetchable.

1x Cavern of Souls - Five color fixer, untapped, stops counters, and works for colorless on other creatures/spells.

1x City of Brass - Untapped five color fixer, not fetchable.

1x Command Tower - Untapped five color fixer, not fetchable.

1x Exotic Orchard - Untapped fixer for some colors, not reliable, not fetchable.

1x Flooded Grove - Fixer for only two colors, not fetchable.

2x Forest - Basic, fetchable, untapped.

1x Gaea's Cradle - Only one color, untapped, taps for commonly multiple mana, not fetchable.

1x Grove of the Burnwillows - Untapped two color fixer, not fetchable. Not filter.

3x Island - Basic, untapped, fetchable.

1x Karplusan Forest - Pain land, untapped two color fixer. Not fetchable.

1x Mana Confluence - Untapped five color fixer. Not fetchable.

1x Reflecting Pool - Not fetchable, and not always reliable, can be a five color fixer, untapped.

1x Scalding Tarn - Fetchland

1x Shivan Reef - Pain land, two color fixer, not fetchable.

1x Steam Vents - Shockland

1x Stomping Ground - Shockland

1x Taiga - OG Dual.

1x Thran Quarry - Not always reliable, five color fixer, untapped, not fetchable.

1x Tropical Island - OG Dual.

1x Volcanic Island - OG Dual.

1x Windswept Heath - Fetchland.

1x Wooded Foothills - Fetchland.

1x Yavimaya Coast - Two color fixer, painland, not fetchable.

I'll order these out below, and say which ones I like or don't and give reasons.

I love all fetchlands, they always are consistent, and fast.

Bloodstained Mire

Scalding Tarn

Windswept Heath

Wooded Foothills

Breeding Pool - Shocklands are very good in conjunction with the fetches, so I am glad you run all of them, with the OG duals.

Forest (2x) - I'd drop one, more room for mana fixing, such as the fetches.

Island (3x) - I'd drop one, leaving one for Blood Moon three is too many.

Steam Vents - See Breeding Pool

Stomping Ground - See Breeding Pool

Taiga - See Breeding Pool

Tropical Island - See Breeding Pool

Volcanic Island - See Breeding Pool

Ancient Ziggurat - This is about the worst I'd still think is good enough to run, not hitting 18 cards is bad, but since it hits your commander, and 51 other cards so well, I think it is okay.

Cavern of Souls - Stopping counterspells and making your commander stick is worth it alone.

City of Brass - Any untapped, non-restricted, reliable five color mana fixer is godly.

Command Tower - See City of Brass

Exotic Orchard - Not always reliable, it can be kept though.

Mana Confluence - See City of Brass

Reflecting Pool - See Exotic Orchard

Thran Quarry - See City of Brass, because though it isn't as reliable, it is pretty good.

Cascade Bluffs - I don't like this in the deck because it is your worst two colors.

Flooded Grove - I do actually like this one, green and blue are way more useful in this deck than red.

Grove of the Burnwillows - like a pain land, but reversed. I think it is worth a spot.

Karplusan Forest - Painland for some of your colors. It is fine.

Shivan Reef - I'd drop it, it isn't worth the fixing when it is your least useful colors.

Yavimaya Coast - See Karplusan Forest, then put better colors.

Gaea's Cradle - I'd have to renounce myself as a player of magic if I told you to drop it.

In all, there are my drops, then I'll say what to run instead:

Drops:

Island (1x)

Forest (1x)

Cascade Bluffs

Shivan Reef

Additions:

Misty Rainforest

Verdant Catacombs

Flooded Strand

Tarnished Citadel

F3A5t on Mizzix, Spellslinging Shenanigans

3 weeks ago

You should look into getting some of the cheaper color fixing lands such as Shivan Reef and Temple of Epiphany. Both were reprinted in the last duel deck.

As for lands that will help your collection you can invest in City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Ash Barrens, Boseiju, Who Shelters All, Cascade Bluffs, Maze of Ith, Myriad Landscape, Reflecting Pool, Riptide Laboratory, and Tarnished Citadel

MrGirth_MTG on Semi-Competitive Jodah, Archmage Eternal

3 weeks ago

AK_ZMS In a budget mana base, sure, go ahead and add cards such as Mana Confluence, City of Brass, and Reflecting Pool. However, this mana base in no way needs those cards.

I made this deck list exactly how I plan to assemble it in real life. The 5 basic lands are from Unhinged, and yes, they are 5-10 dollars per land.

garrukhunter98 on Ramos, dragon engine the blessed by the mighty ods

1 month ago

I would go with Mana Confluence instead of City of Brass, since it can't be manipulated to deal the one damage by opponents, unless you have something in the deck that prevents that one damage. With the Chromatic Lantern, City of Brass would still deal the one damage to you, while Mana Confluence would give you the option to pay 1 life or just tap to add the mana with no repercussions. The same fact is true about Prismatic Omen.

Forbidden Orchard and Reflecting Pool are also good options to replace the City of Brass. The 1/1 that Forbidden Orchard gives to opponents is negligible considering a lot of the creatures you are playing are way bigger than that, and it is like the one damage you would take from City of Brass could be dealt to someone else. Reflecting Pool is also good with all of the fixing that you have already. Deathrite Shaman is also a good card to have, especially with the 10 fetches that are in the deck, and just the graveyard hate that it brings along with it.

Last_Laugh on Temur Animar EDH

1 month ago

Your lands also need some tlc. First, get Command Tower and Ancient Ziggurat in here. Also consider Mana Confluence, City of Brass, Exotic Orchard, and Reflecting Pool. Vizier of the Menagerie is also great here for mana fixing.

ClockworkSwordfish on Naga Vitalist and Weird Lands

1 month ago

In all of the cases you listed, Naga Vitalist can indeed make one mana of any colour. She cares not about the cost or legality of the mana-producing abilities, nor any restrictions or riders on the mana produced. It's simply a checklist: is there any possibility you can make this colour? If yes, then the Vitalist can as well. Reflecting Pool works the same way.

You can see the rulings in an official capacity on the Vitalist's Gatherer page.

Last_Laugh on The Ultimate Timmy Deck

1 month ago

I'm honestly struggling a bit. I'm really not familiar with the deck.

The most obvious thing I'm not seeing that would streamline a deck like this is tutors. Obviously Demonic and Vampiric Tutors are best (albeit expensive) but you're in the 3 next best colors for tutors and have options for pretty much any spell. Enlightened Tutor, Mystical Tutor, Diabolic Intent, Chord of Calling, Green Sun's Zenith, Eladamri's Call, and creatures like Recruiter of the Guard, Protean Hulk, and Fierce Empath. Running tutors allows you to count it as a 2nd copy of several effects as it covers redundancy like a champ.

Another thing I'm noticing is very little ramp/Mana fixing and your manabase could use some tlc. I'd probably go with Birds of Paradise, Farseek, Ash Barrens, and probably Nature's Lore and Skyshroud Claim because they put the lands in untapped.

I'd drop any colorless lands like Temple of the False God, Alchemist's Refuge, High Market and Reliquary Tower just because you're 4 colors. I'd add more basics (to support a few of the above cards) and Reflecting Pool, City of Brass, and Mana Confluence just for the mana fixing.

Anyways, off to bed. Hope I helped, and good luck.

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