Shimmering Grotto

Shimmering Grotto

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{T}: Add to your mana pool.

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

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

Shimmering Grotto occurrence in decks from the last year

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Shimmering Grotto Discussion

HorrorLegend on Trans Rights (Alesha)

4 weeks ago

Awesome deck! Love the commander. Certainly one of those I love seeing at the table because I know there's going to be a lot of fun.

Some recommendations for cuts: Ancestral Blade seems kind of weak for the deck. Give you a token you cant recur with Alesha and only gives +1/+1. Boros Signet and Rakdos Signet , as I don't generally like the signet's, but I know a lot of people like them. Promise of Tomorrow seems like a good win con card, but it doesn't work with this deck since Alesha want's to bring creatures back from the graveyard. Inspiring Captain seems like a good card for the deck, but you cant bring it back with Alesha and really will only help once or twice at best. Archetype of Aggression , Rogue's Passage , Demystify , Return to Dust , Shimmering Grotto , and Take Vengeance , are other cut's ID make personally. They don't add enough or do enough and there better options available.

I would add Savai Triome , Path of Ancestry , Helm of the Host , and Sigiled Sword of Valeron . You could just swap a basic land for the Triome.

I would consider switching: Act of Treason for Act of Aggression , and Murder for Go for the Throat .

I could see Rise of the Dark Realms being an awesome card with this deck, but it fits in almost all deck hahah.

I hope these recommendations helped. Upvote from me.

9-lives on -Deleting-

2 months ago

Hello, Heretical_Tarp!

I think Defiant Strike is just as good as Opt but instead of scrying it gives +1 P. Very useful when I want to buff up my white weaklings as well as draw a card. Silence is the ultimate fog card, and only costs 1 mana. Remember that I have a manabase problem with needing cards that have only one of non-generic mana, and the rest has to be generic mana. When I reach 4 cards that tap for 3 mana if I only draw filter lands, then I will be in good tempo. Imprisoned in the Moon is incredibly useful for answering creature and planeswalker threats, as well as making their lands useless for them. If I want to keep them from doing anything, Imprisoned in the Moon is a good card, and it only costs 3 CMC. Ahh I had thought that Solemnity would affect Planeswalkers. I guess I'll put it in the sideboard?

All of those cards you mentioned are difficult for me to use because I have to have either a Mana Confluence , Survivors' Encampment or Aether Hub , and Survivors' Encampment depends on my creatures on the battlefield. Painted Bluffs and Shimmering Grotto require me to use that land and another land to generate rainbow mana, so that means that I would always be one turn behind with these cards. Aether Hub is only useful once in the game, unless I run some energy counter accumulating cards. And Cascading Cataracts is only useful on turn 6 if I don't have ramp like 4x Arboreal Grazer , 2x Dryad of the Ilysian Grove . And, if I do get Chromatic Lantern , I will be able to cast all colored things, but that depends on if the opponent has artifact removal.

Do you know of any good Stax effect cards I can use? Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is pretty useful, especially his draw ability. I personally put 1x Teyo, the Shieldmage , 3x The Wanderer for their Stax effects and their cheap mana cost. The Wanderer is incredibly useful for going against high CMC cards, and Teyo, the Shieldmage is good for not only his making the player hexproof, but generating cards that I can tap for mana with Survivors' Encampment .

I think I'll remove Demolish .

multimedia on Breeches and Malcom, Pinging Pirate Party

5 months ago

Hey, you're welcome, good update :)

Arcane Signet has been reprinted in Commander Legends, it could replace any one of the Diamonds or Mind Stone. Path of Ancestry is a good tribal land even though it always ETB tapped; the repeatable scry by casting a Pirate is worth it. Unclaimed Territory is another budget tribal land. These two lands could replace Shimmering Grotto and Unknown Shores.

If you're willing to spend a little more for lands than Training Center from Commander Legends and Riverglide Pathway  Flip from Zendikar Rising are more Izzet lands. They could replace Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds.

9-lives on -Deleting-

5 months ago

What's the point of pain lands? I don't want to pay 1 life multiplied by however many mana I need. And I can't afford those anyways; I'm not paying 7$ for 4 cards times the 5 different types. Do you think I should run 4x Painted Bluffs and 4x Shimmering Grotto? They're only 2 dollars each for 4x. I know that it's like making two lands into one mana, but they're all I know of besides Chromatic Lantern that are useful for every color. Triomes are probably the way to go, especially with Arboreal Grazer but they are somewhat costly too. 4$ for 4x which includes shipping.

9-lives on -Deleting-

5 months ago

But aren't Painted Bluffs and Shimmering Grotto a land on their own? So if I want to use them with paying 1 for any color, I would have to spend 2 turns with turn 1 one shimmering grotto to turn 2 one wastes just so that I could use the wastes for a single different color, which means that I am one land behind. D:< . I feel like these lands are one of the cheapest and useful ways to have a 6 color deck, but it is like having 2 lands for 1. This is why I want to use Arboreal Grazer as much as possible.

9-lives on -Deleting-

5 months ago

TriusMalarky I'm currently watching

Mana curve info by Tolarian Tutor

Painted Bluffs and Shimmering Grottoare perfect for my deck! It is a trade-off for one color mana for any other color mana, right?

multimedia on Kaalia of the Vast

7 months ago

Hey, well done for your first deck from scratch.

Some cards within the current budget to consider adding:

Could add all these cards for about $26.

Cards to consider cutting:


Worldgorger Dragon is a tricky combo to assemble because Worldgorger needs to be in your graveyard to reanimate it with Animate Dead. You don't want to ever cast it from hand or cheat it onto the battlefield with Kaalia. Sneak Attack cheating it on the battlefield is fine because then it will end up in your graveyard and you get your permanents back. You want to get Worldgorger into your graveyard and the best budget card that can do that is Buried Alive.

Currently here Angel of Despair is the easy win condition with the Worldgorger combo by destroying all your opponents permanents. But what happens if Despair is disrupted or exiled? Kaalia, Zenith Seeker can be a more complex enabler with the combo needing haste for all the creatures you put into your hand and get onto the battlefield. Bogardan Hellkite can be another easy, even truer, win condition with the combo because it does damage to each player each time it ETB which will be infinite damage with the combo.

Good luck with your deck.

sygg66 on Everything is black and white with you

11 months ago

Hey man, your Friendly Neighbourhood Deckbuilder here. as you requested ill be helping you with your lifegain deck today. some cards i would remove and reasons as to why.

Accursed Witch  Flip -for what she does (which is meh at best) she costs too much mana. too slow. Night Market Lookout bad card Opaline Unicorn way better mana rocks out there Xathrid Gorgon slow for what it wants to do. much better cards in these colours with the same cmc. Paradise Mantle dont really need it Final Reward way too expensive for what it does Pharika's Cure really weak for a hard 2B Tribute to Hunger giving your opponent a choice is most times bad. token decks exist. Unholy Hunger 5 cmc to kill one creature and a requirement to hit the incidental life gain? oof. Fate Forgotten my recommendations will render obsolete Fated Retribution better replacement recommended Visara the Dreadful Seer's Lantern meh Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip Shimmering Grotto you can stand to cut a land of two Swamp see above Vampire Envoy can do better Desecration Demon its fine but not necessary Reya Dawnbringer lets face it, great ability, but with 9 mana i hope youre doing more than waiting until your next turn for a big play... with 9 mana you wanna try to win games.

here is what i have for you my friend

Heliod's Intervention one of the better cards in white recently, this deck loves the options here. Felidar Sovereign win con Merciless Eviction probably the best boardwipe these colours can ask for Fumigate amazing wrath Suture Priest great at any point in the game Utter End fantastic removal at a fair cost Talisman of Hierarchy decent rock Gray Merchant of Asphodel life gain synonymous Erebos, God of the Dead too good not to run Vona, Butcher of Magan so much better than visara K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth best black card next to his dad Athreos, God of Passage incredibly good to keep wearing out your opponents. much better costed than reya Torment of Hailfire good game. Bolas's Citadel so beyond powerful when your life could be 300... Tainted Sigil very impressive when partnered with a big life drain spell (...if you havent already won) Bloodchief Ascension a game winner if not dealt with Test of Endurance win con Black Market gotta pump those x spells up!! Beacon of Immortality very cheeky with tainted remedy. dont use against me dawg.

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