Pojo's Magic The Gathering
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Limited: 2.59 (6 Reviews)
Reviewed April 24, 2002
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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.
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
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
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.
Limited - 2.5
Current Price - $0.75
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
limited, this card is marginal at best, as I
always wanted basic land anyway.
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
Pool is the best way to make use of all
your other lands. With a City of Brass on
(on your side of course), Reflecting Pool taps for
color of mana without pain. Imagine the
In Limited, the same strategy just doesn't work.
you already have a certain color, then you most
don't need more of that same color. In any
land that taps for various colors of mana with no
is always handy to have around.
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.
Today-2 Old School-4.5
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