Breeding Pool

Breeding Pool

Land — Forest Island

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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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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance (RNA) Rare
Zendikar Expeditions (EXP) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare
Dissension (DIS) Rare

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Format Legality
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Historic Legal
Pre-release Legal
Arena Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Standard Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Breeding Pool occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 1.0%


All decks: 0.65%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.18%

GU (Simic): 2.21%

RUG (Temur): 4.49%

GWU (Bant): 2.03%

BUG (Sultai): 1.95%

Breeding Pool Discussion

DeinoStinkus on Why are some commander staples ...

1 day ago

I think the difference between high and low CMC tutors is that you can use the card you tutor the turn you get it with a low-cost, and the turn after for high-cost. I use high CMC tutors in my Yennett deck because mana cost is irrelevant there, but real-world cost is.

Resetting the board is a tad overrated in my opinion, but one-sided board wipes (such as Timmy's Cyclonic Rift) are decidedly awesome. And I'm glad it's getting a reprint.

And speed is one of the reasons Timmy described. This is why fetchlands (Scalding Tarn) and shocklands (Breeding Pool) are so darn expensive.

DemMeowsephs on Sultai_Sir

1 day ago

Hey there! No problem, and you have definitely come to the right place! Here are some types of lands that I personally think should have a spot in every deck, and some multi-colored lands that work anywhere and everywhere! I hope this helps you throughout your journey in the world of magic.

These dual lands are some of the best, and my favorites, though there are many more people enjoy playing, such as bounce ladnds (Dimir Aqueduct), Battle Lands (Sunken Hollow), Reveal Lands, (Port Town), Cycle Lands (Irrigated Farmland), Storage Lands (Calciform Pools) and many others, but usually you don't have this many spaces in your deck, and so the ones I named first are usually better. However, I'm not done! There are many multicolor lands that fit in any deck, that are extremely powerful! Some of them are listed below.

Azeworai on Prime Smacktalker Zegana

1 week ago

'Tis always fun to play stompy-style destruction.

Alright. I have some complaints, so I'm filing them here.

I see Arcane Denial as an egregious counterspell. It is quite literally card disadvantage, for it is a one-for-two. Just play a better version.

Spreading Seas does seem specifically lacking. Naught bears islandwalk and there are more applicable ways to deal with lands. Try Song of the Dryads.

Yavimaya Elder is an overplayed card. It is five-mana to draw a card and two basics. Unless you can reliably sacrifice it to other effects, it isn't worth it. Perhaps just a Mystical Confluence? Impulse is one I much enjoy, and Once Upon a Time is within ilka green deck I own.

Murder that Acidic Slime! Five-mana removal is too much. Wilt, Return to Nature, Naturalize, and Reality Shift should so well.

Tropical Island, Misty Rainforest, Breeding Pool, and Evolving Wilds. Choose one to cut and just add a Forest.

There's your suggestions.

Happy murdering.

DemMeowsephs on More testing

1 week ago

If your getting upgrades, I would consider a huge upgrade for your land section. There are many more simic and multi-color lands I would recommend adding, including the following:

TriusMalarky on Good cheap staples to pick ...

1 week ago

I've been considering selling out of 60-card formats as they're getting more expensive to keep up with. If I do, I have some decent lands(some shocks and such), but I'll probably sell a lot of them. I can get quite a lot out of a copy of Breeding Pool, and likely will be able to for quite a while.

So, what are a bunch of real cheap staples I should pick up? I know I need 1 of each Signet(Dimir Signet, etc), plus some more(i got a 5c deck), and I should probably get a couple Sol Rings and Mind Stones.

But what else is there?

DemMeowsephs on Sanctify Thy Deck

2 weeks ago

Of course I'd love to help! Sorry for the late comment for some reason my wall didn't give me any notifications! Let's start off with lands. So if you look at your color pie, you have very few red and black cards and more green/white. However, to activate your commanders ability you need all five colors, thus I would have an even amount of lands for each color. Since there are five colors, I would recommend using multicolor lands such as the following.

As for ramp, I also have a few suggestions. From what I've seen, your ramp involves Growth Spiral, Harrow, Dryad of the Ilysian Grove, Birds of Paradise, Cultivate, a couple of enchant lands, Sol Ring, Chromatic Lantern, and Arcane Signet. I would remove Harrow and Cultivate, and add some of the following. Exploration, Burgeoning, Noble Hierarch, Nature's Lore, Courser of Kruphix, Mirari's Wake, etc. The ones that are enchantments are especially helpful for the enchantress theme.

For the enchantress theme I would check out EDHREC (Click here for enchantments and here for cards that go with Sisay. EDHREC is an amazing commander resource and it helps me quite a lot.

  • So in the end, my main points were focusing on upgrading your ramp and your lands. For the enchantress part I would recommend checking out EDHERC. Again, sorry for the late comment, thank you for reaching out, good luck on your deck, it seems VERY good so far, and have a great day!

dichia on 5c elementals toolbox

2 weeks ago

Ok, I agree on Fabled Passage and Primal Beyond.

I noticed though that with only one Overgrown Tomb and one Swamp, gathering the mana for a Cavalier of Night would be hard.

Also, Bloodstained Mire can't get me Breeding Pool and Windswept Heath can't get me Steam Vents, so I should probably add some UB/UW shocklands or change those that give me blue mana.

dichia on 5c elementals toolbox

2 weeks ago

I was thinking about:

What do you think?

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