Shimmering Grotto


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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition Common
Conspiracy: Take the Crown Uncommon
Magic 2014 Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition Common
Innistrad Common
Lorwyn Common

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Shimmering Grotto


T: Add to your mana pool.

1, T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Shimmering Grotto Discussion

SniperMacFox on Liliana and Friends

1 month ago

Hi dracoarmy,

Thanks very much for the feedback, I've since modified the deck a little bit to include more zombies so I wanna keep the mini tribal theme in there for now.

Whilst this isn't "budget" as such I'm trying to avoid any overly oppressive cards, I have a pretty casual playgroup and cards like Phyrexian Obliterator are a bit too extreme (it's also why Oath of Liliana is in here over Vile Requiem, I've tried to include as many "Liliana" cards as possible).

May have to look into Vengeful Dead, Cemetery Reaper and Scourge of Nel Toth as they both seem very much on theme with what I want to be doing, originally had Whip of Erebos in and might add it back just to give the deck a little more sustain.

Have taken out Shimmering Grotto and Cascading Cataracts, was gonna keep them in just in case I reanimated a creature with off-colour activated abilities, but just having the creature is usually good enough.

Thanks again for your help, I'm gonna keep tinkering away at this deck whilst I still grab a lot of the essential components (who'd have thought a mono-colour mana base would be a pain to build? :P)

BerylLasko on UW Gearseeker Metalcraft

1 month ago

Update: replaced 2x Shimmering Grotto with 1x Island, and 1x Ash Barrens. Also sideboard update.

dracoarmy on Liliana and Friends

1 month ago

Shimmering Grotto? just add another swamp? i dont see a use for colorless mana

Iamme10000 on Battle Box - Dimir Ninjas

2 months ago

Always a sucker for some sweet ninjas. +1 from me.

However, you run four Nightveil Specter and no ways of generating mana of any color? I've found Shimmering Grotto and Unknown Shores to be infinitely useful in mana fixing for colors you don't even play. Shouldn't slow down this deck too much either.

Trust me, it's worth it for the face when you cast their Flametongue Kavu on Turn 4.

Gnukkels on Budget UG Ugin's Nexus Tron

2 months ago

I see plenty of mana ramp, but it is all general cost mana and not colorless. Endbringer needs specifically colorless mana to play and to use abilities. Perhaps add in some Wastes or Shimmering Grotto, Ruins of Oran-Rief, Rogue's Passage, Reliquary Tower, Holdout Settlement, etc...

LTmiller on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 months ago

Complete set is on it's way, mythicspoiler is updating right now.

Shimmering Grotto was correct btw guys.

Guftders on Modern Master 2017 Spoilers/ Speculation

3 months ago

DemonDragonJ Just to point out, Primal Command was reprinted in Archenemy and Duel Deck Eldrazi vs Zendikar.

Cryptic Command has only been reprinted in the past two Modern Masters sets, which isn't really much when you consider the limited print run off those sets.

All in all, I'm really badly hoping that CC gets reprinted, because I haven't got my playset yet, and it WILL spike back up if it doesn't see another reprint.

Also I'm taking a look at the last land slot remaining between Selenya Guildgate and Simic Guildgate. There's about 13 lands between them legal in Modern. Removing all cards part of a cycle of lands and cards eligible for a reprint, we get Shimmering Grotto and Seraph Sanctuary of which I believe Shimmering Grotto to be the choice here. Of the cycles I omitted, Shelldock Isle, Shizo, Death's Storehouse and Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep could be reprinted as a utility land.

But odds are, we'll get Grotto for more mana fixing.

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