Shimmering Grotto

Shimmering Grotto

Land

{T}: Add to your mana pool.

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

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2) Uncommon
Magic 2014 (M14) Uncommon
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Innistrad (ISD) Common
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Legality

Format Legality
2019-10-04 Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Noble Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Pioneer Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pauper Legal

Shimmering Grotto occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Shimmering Grotto Discussion

sygg66 on Everything is black and white with you

2 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.

Brutal_B on Mana picky Triplets

2 months ago

I just read from Epochalyptik on this post stating "If any effect would attempt to add to your mana pool any amount of mana of a color outside of your commander's color identity, it adds that much colorless mana to your mana pool instead". Official rulings?

So in my hand disruption deck led by Sen Triplets, I run lands like Gateway Plaza, Shimmering Grotto, and Holdout Settlement. Say Joe over there has been chosen by the Triplets and has exposed his hand. I see an Evolution Charm and would love to cast it. But can I? I tap my Gateway Plaza for green but since it is out of my commander's color identity that green goes colorless? If so that puts a huge damper on my deck as I look to cast/play from opponents' hands a good 60% of the time. Are the above mentioned lands now wasted slots cuz I can't use them to get red or green mana?

libraryjoy on Sig hard

3 months ago

Actually, looking at your land base, you can probably drop down to about 36 land since you're running green. Gateway Plaza, Rupture Spire and Transguild Promenade are not great lands. Mage-Ring Network will probably also not work to desired effect. I would suggest instead Shimmering Grotto or Unknown Shores, Selesnya Sanctuary, Rogue's Passage and/or Blossoming Sands.

itsbuzzi on Pioneer Lands Data Base

4 months ago

Battlefield Forge, Caves of Koilos, Command Tower, Conqueror's Foothold, Crypt of the Eternals, Forest, Gingerbread Cabin, Gold-Forge Garrison, Grove of the Guardian, Holdout Settlement, Island, Llanowar Wastes, Lost Vale, Mountain, Plains, Primal Wellspring, Rupture Spire, Shimmering Grotto, Spires of Orazca, Swamp, Temple of Aclazotz, Tomb of the Dusk Rose, Treasure Cove, Wandering Fumarole, Wastes.

I used to give me a complete list of lands and subtraced what you had. I know Command Tower doesn't actually do anything but it's still legal. Do with that what you will. I also added the basics. They seem unnecessary but the addition of Wastes may be useful information.

Hope this helps!

Dash_HB on Eldrazi pauper edh

1 year ago

Landbase

Ich würde nicht weniger als 34 Länder spielen. Auch bei geringen Durchschnittskosten hast Du sonst zu wenig Länder auf der Starthand. Man könnte noch Sachen wie Ash Barrens oder Shimmering Grotto mit reinnehmen, oder auch Grixis Panorama und Konsorten. Das fixt Deine Farben noch zusätzlich.

Colorfix

Ich würde eine Handvoll kleiner Artefakte wie Wayfarer's Bauble spielen, die Du für Basics saccen kannst. Dafür brauchst Du dann nicht zwingend grünes Mana wie z.B. für die Landtutoren. Auch Eldrazispawns erzeugst Du meist mit farbigem Mana, und wenn Du die benötigte Farbe nicht hast, hast Du ein Problem.

jhalko on NecroDragons

1 year ago

These are the lands I hate most:

Guildmages' Forum Shimmering Grotto Temple of the False God

Just replace them with the other three "Vivid" lands

BOXES_O_MOXES on Dragonsoul Knight [PAUPER EDH]

1 year ago

Thanks for the ideas Feyamius.

I have play tested most of what you have suggested. Especially the Gateway Plaza,Rupture Spire and the Transguild Promenade. I have found that these lands slow the deck down quite a bit. This is the reason I run the Shimmering Grotto and the Unknown Shores and also the Terramorphic Expanse/Evolving Wilds package. Most of the lands (Gates) enter tapped. The Spire, Promenade and the Plaza enter tapped as well and require you to set yourself back even further on top of that by having to pay to keep it in play. They are no good early game. Late game, they can help but by then you should have yourself set up and not need them quite as much.

The Opal Palace and Path of Ancestry will eventually be in here. I don't have extras for this deck yet.

I have played Crop Rotation in the deck. I took it out to add the Search for Tomorrow. I found that it was more times a dead card. I went for ramp instead. I will likely try to add more ramp in the future. It's extremely important to make the land drops and also to get a head of your opponent as this deck plays as a control deck 99% of the time.

Encrust and Arrest have been solid most of the time. They fit the deck quite well. I'm happy with them. With Unmake, The cost is hard to come up with in a 5 color deck.

Soul Manipulation will go in for Remove Soul. Surprised I overlooked that.

As far as adding a Displace. I've thought about it. Although I have shot myself down due to the Drift of Phantasms I play which can be used to search for it (Like running 2 copies) and also running the Izzet Chronarch and Mnemonic Wall the Ghostly Flicker gets recycled and abused. I see no need to add a second flicker effect spell.

The utility lands other than Bojuka Bog don't net me enough benefit to run them. Halimar Depths and Mortuary Mire are the only other two I'd consider.

Thanks for the input. Much appreciated!!!

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