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.

Servo_Token says... Accepted answer #1

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.

Seraphicate says... #2

Having a flood counter on Flooded Grove would turn it into an Island , hence, only having the ability of '(Tap): add U to your mana pool'.

June 10, 2014 12:18 p.m.

riddler89 says... #3

Ok Thanks, I thought that was the case but wanted to make sure

June 10, 2014 12:19 p.m.

Servo_Token says... #4

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.

Zaghrog says... #5

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.

Servo_Token says... #6

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.

June 10, 2014 4:10 p.m.

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