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An investment banker would jump through a ring made of his own kidneys for a deal this good that paid off this quickly. One mana to effectively double your current? Tasty.
Posted By: GradiustheFox (2/7/2010 2:56:26 AM)


Oh god blue, you used to be so broken.
"I came up with a cool new effect!"
"Put it in blue".
Posted By: TPmanW (3/10/2011 6:06:45 PM)


High Tide plays weird. You need all islands to go anywhere with it, and having two is hardly ever beneficial. With one island it gets you nothing, with two it gets you nothing. With three it gets you four blue mana, with four it gets you six, with five it gives eight, with six it gives ten. And it doesn't let you leave mana on the table; with four islands, you can't spend five blue mana for a critter and then save one for a Turn Aside. Most non-green mana accelerators are ideally played on turn two for four mana on turn three or on turn three for five mana on four; High Tide is behind until you have four islands, hopefully on turn four, and then you really need something that costs six mana to take advantage of it. On five you can get eight mana, but that's tapping yourself out; you are still stuck at 6 if you want to leave even one land untapped for protection purposes. It's difficult to build a deck that ramps so late.

It is very powerful, but it takes skill to ... (see all)
Posted By: BegleOne (10/17/2010 1:04:57 AM)


Now I finally understand what Candelabra of Tawnos is for!
Posted By: armogohma (3/10/2011 8:14:45 PM)


Why do I always forget that this card exists?

Not every monoblue deck needs it, but those that run it can pull some shenanigans. And it's an instant! This thing is gold, 5 stars.
Posted By: ArtBell (2/11/2010 9:41:14 AM)


You're leaving a whole lot of Fallen Empires cards out, especially the two orders. That set was fairly good despite it's reputation.
Posted By: Laguz (4/17/2010 4:42:53 PM)



High tide + Palinchron = infinite mana...

Just sayin'...
Posted By: Ideatog (10/29/2010 8:42:35 AM)


One strategy goes on 1 CMC Instant-draw spells like Brainstorm and Opt; Candelabra of Tawnos, and Reset. Meditate is also great, and Blue Sun's Zenith or similar allows you to give it the final push. Use Cunning Wish for Brain Freeze.
Sadly, Frantic Search is banned.
Posted By: Nikeyeia (6/25/2011 4:03:05 PM)


Why are two of the best mana acceleration cards in the game (High Tide and Dark Ritual) not in {G} I understand the flavour behind Dark Ritual but still, isn't flooding with mana etc. more of a {G} thing?

Regardless a fantastic card..
Posted By: tcollins (7/27/2011 10:34:24 PM)


get yo hands on the ravnica dual lands, play Breeding Pool, with multiple amulet of vigor then you get multiple double ups of mana, at least for that land!
Posted By: Ava_Adore (7/31/2011 10:46:34 PM)