Breeding Pool

Breeding Pool

Land — Forest Island

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As this enters the battlefield, you may pay 2 life. If you don't, this enters the battlefield tapped.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Breeding Pool Discussion

multimedia on hannah's Ezuri deck

1 day ago

Hey, Shared Summons is an instant speed budget tutor to get Sage and Plaxmanta to protect the combo or any other pair of creatures. Siren Stormtamer is another budget creature who can protect the combo. Vedalken AEthermage instant wizardcycling can get Sage or Fathom or any other Wizard. Neoform is a powerful budget spell, it consistently will not be able to get Sage, but it can tutor for another creature and cheat it onto the battlefield.

By adding Rimewood Falls than Farseek, Lore and Visits have a Simic dual land to search for. Yavimaya Coast , Vineglimmer Snarl , Ash Barrens , Bant Panorama are more budget lands to consider adding especially Coast since it can ETB turn one to cast Birds.

When I build two color decks I allocate much of the budget within reason to lands. If this means I don't play a few expensive price cards such as Arachnogenesis then that's fine. Arachnogenesis is not a bad card, it's actually quite good and can be a blowout against opponents infinite attacking token army, but it isn't worth $34 when budget is a concern. For example, if I was building this deck on the budget you have I would play a Breeding Pool , Flooded Grove and Hinterland Harbor instead of Arachnogenesis.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Aesi heavy

1 day ago

Hey, much improved version, good job.

Aesi looks like she belongs as the Commander of this version. You have several excellent cards, much more than the other version, but you forgot Sol Ring . What this version needs now is consider more low CMC ramp?

The creatures who can put a land from your hand onto the battlefield are good, but they're only ramp if you have lands in your hand making them some times inconsistent sources. You want reliable ramp sources to be able to consistently cast Aesi and other higher CMC cards as well as cards with X mana costs which you want to pay a lot of mana for them. Land ramp spells have interaction with Aesi because it puts a land onto the battlefield.

In my last comment, at your other version, I suggested that low CMC ramp could replace little creatures to have more overall interaction with Aesi. These suggestions are examples, they're low CMC ramp sources that you can hopefully cast early. By adding Rimewood Falls then Farseek, Lore, Visits can search for a Simic dual land to help ramp and color fixing. Breeding Pool is the more expensive price Shock land that can also be searched for.

In the above suggestions I've also suggested cards that could be cut. The majority of the cards to cut are higher CMC than the ramp sources. Most of the suggested cuts are worse cards than other cards, they're redundancy that's not needed or have effects that are subpar.


A process that should be a big part of deck building is streamlining. Streamlining is keeping all the best cards at each CMC and cutting the lesser cards. Another name for this process is "cutting the fat" meaning you're cutting out unnecessary cards because you have better cards that do the same thing or are just much more powerful no matter the CMC.

The process also is meant to help the mana curve by cutting redundancy, many high CMC cards which reduces the average CMC of the deck that will make gameplay better. At higher budgets it's easier to streamline because you have access to more cards, but at lower budget you sometimes need to use some lesser cards as filler. Filler is not needed when you have a $400+ budget.

An example of a streamlined creature base using cards already in your version and some cards I've suggested.

  • Sakura-Tribe Scout
  • Sylvan Safekeeper
  • Genesis Hydra
  • Llanowar Scout
  • Lotus Cobra
  • Sakura-Tribe Elder
  • Steelbane Hydra
  • Azusa, Lost but Seeking
  • Courser of Kruphix
  • Dryad of the Ilysian Grove
  • Scute Swarm
  • Altered Ego
  • Tatyova, Benthic Druid
  • Ancient Greenwarden
  • Hydra Broodmaster
  • Rampaging Baloths
  • Roil Elemental
  • Avenger of Zendikar

Example of streamlined enchantments.

  • Burgeoning
  • Exploration
  • Manabond
  • Druid Class
  • Elfhame Sanctuary
  • Overburden
  • Mana Breach
  • Propaganda
  • Rhystic Study
  • Teferi's Ageless Insight

Cards that were cut from these examples.

  • Hooded Hydra
  • Primordial Hydra
  • Cosima, God of the Voyage
  • Guardian of Tazeem
  • Archetype of Endurance
  • Liege of the Tangle
  • Dissipation Field
  • Path of Discovery
  • Abundance
  • Court of Bounty

Good luck with your deck.

DawnsRayofLight on Stompy Green Devotion

5 days ago

It may be worth checking some of the old wolf run lists out from the back in 2010ish times (my favorite time to play magic in standard, such good memories).

Inkmoth Nexus as a 1 of may be a fun win con, something to help out.

You have a ton of ramp, I would love to see more done with it. I have suggestions, but I also see the argument against them to try and keep the deck mono green and the land base easy.

You do have the capabilities of running certain non green cards as long as they only have one non-green mana cost, it may be worth running 2-3 Breeding Pool s and Stomping Ground (which you have, another may help)

Bonfire of the Damned , I played in an IQ way back when and added 3 of this card for fun to my Jund Beats list, I made top 8 going undefeated until the first round with rough luck and Bonfire was just incredible. Board wipe and damage on them. 2-3 may help a bit for wiping out opponent's fields.

Hydroid Krasis : I am running this in my blue green tron list, life gain, draw, and a huge body, it is perfect for huge ramp lists.

Blightsteel Colossus , Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , either as a 1-of at the top could be a great win con.

Finale of Devastation might be a good 2-of, mana outlet and a win con, let's you fetch a fatty and blow your opponent out, that might also allow you to run a few old-growth trolls over the empaths.

These are just suggestions and I can understand counterpoints, you've obviously played this list a ton and know its ins and outs. For me at a cursory glance it just seems like you have huge mana ramp potential with little outlets. When I play ramp, I want to be able to use all the mana I have to railroad my opponent.

Kazuhahaha on High Tide - Modern Merfolk Primer

1 week ago

Kumena's Speaker should come out for Phantasmal Image to copy your P/T buffs. the counter spells don't really fit in an aggro deck. you'll be casting creatures every turn and not have mana up to counter with, and you'll empty your hand too fast to play Force of Negation for free. instead you can use Collected Company to help swarm the field and Aquitect's Will to force an island onto your opponent before swinging with islandwalk. Tide Shaper can come out for 4 Misty Rainforest and -3 Merrow Reejerey and -1 Svyelun of Sea and Sky for +2 Kopala, Warden of Waves and the 4th copies of Collected Company / Aquitect's Will (after taking out the counter spells for the first 3 copies of each).

also no need to worry about Boil at all. nobody really uses that anymore, so you're free to just use the better lands like Misty Rainforest and Breeding Pool . Barkchannel Pathway  Flip would also be a good addition.

zapyourtumor on High Tide - Modern Merfolk Primer

1 week ago

Why no Breeding Pool ? Usually a no-brainer, even more surprised it isn't here since it allows you to play a t1 2/2 Kumena's Speaker . Can also be revealed to Vineglimmer Snarl .

Caerwyn on Modern Mill Deck Help

2 months ago

wallisface - One countermeasure against Leyline of Sanctity is splashing for Assassin's Trophy . Since the deck should be full of fetch lands anyway, you only need two copies of Overgrown Tomb or Breeding Pool (which depends on whether you want more blue or black lands) to get Assassin's Trophy online.

Plus, as an additional boon, most players will not search for the land when hit by the Trophy, fearing an Archive Trap . Or, better yet, they will search, and you can blast them with an Archive Trap .

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