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waaaaaayyyyy too underrated. Yay!
Posted By: Ajani_is_da_man (2/12/2010 2:31:16 PM)


meditate and brainfreeze for the win ftw... well, before mindbreak trap was printed that is...
Posted By: lectrician (9/17/2009 4:11:45 PM)


I enjoy this card. I don't necessarily have the money for better blue acceleration like Tolarian Academy and Mox Sapphire, so this card is a great alternative. It gets you blue mana when you need it, and its only 25 cents at the most.
Posted By: zeyette (5/18/2010 11:24:00 PM)


This is pretty much the only blue mana accel I can think of. Also, it's always good to see a card that encourages playing basic lands.
Posted By: GoblinNaysayer93 (8/6/2010 8:24:30 PM)


This is great, its an instant so people won't expect, especially since it doesn't quite get the hype it deserves.
Posted By: VoidedNote (9/7/2010 11:08:04 PM)


Rules updates have actually nerfed this card a little. While they've made this a delayed triggered ability (an island is tapped, therefore High Tide adds {U} to mana pool), the original wording was that the island always produces {U}{U} as a replacement effect (or {B}{U}, {G}{U} and so on for dual lands). This isn't even a matter of different text templates in different ages, as the more recent Mana Reflection has similar card text and specific rulings noting the difference.

The difference matters for certain effects that care about where the mana came from, such as when using snow mana. For example, with this oracle text, the extra mana created when tapping a Snow-covered Island with High Tide in play could not be used as snow mana; with the original wording it could.

Gauntlet of Might, Bubbling Muck, Chaos Moon, and Snowfall all suffer the same problem as Hi... (see all)
Posted By: longwinded (9/7/2010 11:11:28 PM)


Best to pay for it with something like Jwar Isle Refuge so as to maximize the amount of mana you get.
This + Parapet watchers + gorgon flail = Profit!
Posted By: divine_exodus (11/6/2010 8:19:23 AM)


Considering that you have to pay a blue mana for this, below is the number of islands you have vs. how much blue mana you would get out of them after High Tide:

1 -- 0
2 -- 2
3 -- 4
4 -- 6
5 -- 8
6 -- 10

And so on. Basically, the number of blue mana you can get, using X as the number of islands you have, is 2(X-1).
Posted By: --Nate-- (12/15/2010 4:43:48 PM)


Ideal for those Blatant Thievery, and Inkwell Leviathan multiplayer decks.
Posted By: Drewsel (6/19/2011 2:57:29 AM)


Begs to be Isochron Sceptered
Posted By: monkeymonk42 (10/14/2011 1:44:14 AM)