Quicksilver Fountain and non-basic lands.
Asked by riddler89 6 years ago
deck-large: down where its better, down where its wetter
Working on this merfolk deck, and someone suggested Quicksilver Fountain. What happens when I put a flood counter on something like Flooded Grove? does it still have its other abilities? Just wanted to make sure I wasn't depriving myself of green sources with this card.
When something "becomes an island", it loses all text and gains the text that a basic land Island would have. Basically you are taking your Flooded Grove out of the sleeve and replacing it with an island.
Same principle with Blood Moon , it shuts down all non-aura granted abilities that lands have, save enter the battlefield effects.
June 10, 2014 12:11 p.m.
June 10, 2014 12:18 p.m.
Ok Thanks, I thought that was the case but wanted to make sure
June 10, 2014 12:19 p.m.
Yep. So if you want an assured source of green mana, I would suggest something like Abundant Growth , as it cantrips and provides a stable source of green mana regardless of what land type it is.
June 10, 2014 12:20 p.m.
I'd like to point out that flood counters don't turn nonbasic lands into basic lands. In your example, the Flooded Grove would be a Land - Island. That is not the same as Basic Land - Island.
June 10, 2014 4:05 p.m.
That is true. I used the word basic, though, to indicate that it doesn't do anything else, and would act as an un-enchanted basic land would. They are still non-basic if they started that way, and are still affected by Price of Progress and the like.