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Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Reflecting Pool
Tempest

Pojo's Average Rating -
Constructed: 3.06 (7 Reviews)                                  
Limited: 2.59  (6 Reviews)
Reviewed April 24, 2002

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Fletcher
Peatross

I really like this card.  Its not something you can have 4 of in your deck,
but its very solid.  I have been on the wrong end of having Refletcing Pool,
Swamp as my only two land playing Survival though.  A 3 in both.


DeQuan
Watson

Now this is a card I like.  I sometimes wish it were available in the current Standard environment.  Reflecting Pool could help smooth some pain damage away for three color decks.

In limited, reflecting pool wasn't as critical.  It was mainly big in constructed at the time it was legal, because of three, four, and five color decks.

Constructed: 3.1
Limited: 2.0


Scott
Gerhardt

I love playing 5 colors, but want to do so without all that nasty burn from lands.  How do I do it?  Reflect it!  I used to love this card as a staple in almost all my type 2 decks in quantity 2-3.  For what it does, it's amazing.  Not as useful these days, but still a card that I think gets overlooked some in Extended constructed.  In limited, it's good if you're double color intensive in more than 1 color, but outside of that, it makes mana, and that's about it.

Constructed - 3.5
Limited - 2.5
Current Price - $0.75


Judge Bill
This card was good back in the day, both to help 2 color decks to get to double colored mana costs, and to let players abuse Gemstone Mine, City of Brass, and Undiscovered Paradise to get whatever color mana they wanted with very little drawback. Sucked to draw the Multiple Pool opening draw though, as having 2 Pools won't let you get any mana.
 
In limited, this card is marginal at best, as I always wanted basic land anyway.
 
Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 1.8

 

Doctor
Mackerel

Reflecting Pool is quite a nice land for a multi-colour deck. As with so
many non-basic lands, it's annoying to draw only these in your opening hand.
Still, it's better than some recent efforts like the Invasion tap lands.

In constructed you have to undertake a balancing act to get the optimal mix.
You're probably better off using a City of Brass for your multi-colour mana.
It's quite a safe bet to take one in limited, and can be a real help in the
slower games in this format.

Constructed - 3
Limited - 4


Andrew Chapman

Reflecting Pool is the best way to make use of all
your other lands.  With a City of Brass on the table
(on your side of course), Reflecting Pool taps for any
color of mana without pain.  Imagine the
possibilities!

In Limited, the same strategy just doesn't work.  If
you already have a certain color, then you most likely
don't need more of that same color.  In any case, a
land that taps for various colors of mana with no pain
is always handy to have around.

Constructed: 3.5
Limited: 3


Rob
Lawing

Believe it or not this was once a $20 card. Before the common usage of painlands and after duals were out of T2. This baby and Undiscovered Paradise were the off color mana sources. (and City of Brass). It was heavily played, sold and traded. These days the Pool is just not much good. There are just too many other ways to get colored mana. I'll tip my old no-facemask helmet to him and remember the good times.
 
Ratings
Constructed Today-2 Old School-4.5
Limited Today 1.5  Old School 3
 

 

 

 

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