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Green color-hate has always been where the most abuseable cards come from. Case in point: this card and Seedtime.

After using something like Stormtide Leviathan or Quicksilver Fountain, this can handily pay for an Inkwell Leviathan that will almost certainly be unblockable since, in a bit of odd coincidence, your opponents will have at least a few Islands on the board.

@ttian: Helix Pinnacle is a really good way to use up any mana left over from this, and probably the easiest. Lots of other options, too: Dark Depths, Clockwork Dragon, Fungal Bloom (if you were given green mana), Gemstone Array, Magma Mine (my fav), Iceberg, or just about anything that levels.
Posted By: yyukichigai (8/14/2011 10:20:38 AM)


When I first saw this, I read "island" as "land".

Posted By: Fanaticmogg (7/28/2011 4:00:09 PM)


Stormtide Leviathan.
Posted By: kanguilla (8/1/2010 7:28:24 AM)


You could possibly try this in combination with Quicksilver Fountain or other landtype-changing effects...preferable if you have further advantages from doing so, e.g. through landwalkers.
Posted By: Mode (8/5/2009 6:00:25 AM)


Now that mana burn is gone... Green players need to have this in their sideboard for vs. blue.
Posted By: Mythzairik (3/23/2011 7:01:11 PM)


play it on your precombat mainphase... use it on the postcombat mainphase.
great card against blue decks
Posted By: tomjulioo (3/2/2010 2:30:45 PM)


This card is situational, it can pump mana into helix pinnacle.
Posted By: ttian (3/21/2009 7:43:09 PM)


My Favorite Guay Art. Not Bad Against Blue Either
Posted By: MasterOfEtherium (1/6/2011 12:31:59 PM)


Now that mana burn is gone, this is basically extreme mana acceleration against any blue deck.
Posted By: Sooku (8/18/2009 7:50:32 PM)


Note it says "up to X" not simply "X" so at the time, with the mana burn rule still in play, you could add only what you could use to your pool.

I like the idea of splashing this in a blue merfolk deck with Lord of Atlantis and Stormtide Leviathan. Not too hard to get one green mana. Prophetic Prism can do it without giving up card advantage. Magical Hack can also change it from "islands" to whatever is most expedient for you at the time.
Posted By: jfre81 (8/14/2011 2:19:08 PM)


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