Black Lotus


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Black Lotus


, Sacrifice Black Lotus: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.

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Black Lotus Discussion

PIZZ_PAZZ on Turn 1 kill cheap

23 hours ago

If you don't care about price, you can add Lotus Petal, and Black Lotus

RazortoothMtg on Beating a turn 0 win ...

5 days ago

When Magic was first released, the 4-of rule didn't exist because Richard Garfield didn't think that many people would buy that many packs. I believe, back in the day, the deck to play was like 20 Black Lotus and 40 Lightning Bolts or something like that (when it was only alpha of course). That's why cards like Plague Rats don't have the text of Relentless Rats.

Rabid_Wombat on DRACARYS!

5 days ago

Hey Citrusjeans - the Lion's Eye Diamond is used like a Black Lotus to bring in the Ur-Dragon as early as turns 4-5...especially when you only have one or two cards left in hand to ditch.

Elemental Bond, Kindred Discovery and the Big D's card drawing ability all help to replenish your hand once he hits the table. As an added bonus Animate Dead can be used to cheat in Dragons that were ditched with LED ;)

goblinguiderevealpls on HELP! n00b deck builder - ...

1 week ago

If you are doing tournaments yea, tournamemt play is rough on new players because a lot of people run flavor of the month powerful decks and in standard its limited card pool makes it harder to compete with the best cards/decks in rhe set with the less overpowered ones, i'd start casually with friends in legacy and play whatever cards you want to learn how to deckbuild, standard is all meta sheep now sadly, unless you have a casual friwnds group

But multiplayer commander and 1v1 legacy have the largest card pools outside power 9 and so you can run a bunch of 50 cent crazy cards from 20 ywars ago instead of mediocre new ones that drop in price if they dont see play outside of standard

Its the only format you lose money by not playing, which is rough if you're on a time constraint

To start, once youve picked an archetype and some cards to form the shell of your deck, in 60 card you want 18-24 lands roughly and in 100 card 27-40, aggro runs less lands and low cost spells where combo and control run more lands and a mix of low cost control and high cost wincons, in contrast

Id recommend even proxying your first deck? Makes an easy playthrough, to make a playtest proxy is easy as pie just print it to the size of a magic card and sleeve/glue it over a basic land for stability, or you could just write on a basic land with pen

Its always fun to play Black Lotus for 5 cents of ink xp

Or tappedout is of course another resource to playtest it and compile the list

But whether you go standard or other formats, if you go to gatherer and search by format you can see all of thr cards in that format, in some cases its a loooot of cards so you might want to try refining your search a bit, bur essentially scroll through gatherer of the desired format until you find cards you might enjoy, and then start deciding which color(s) and theme/archetype to run based off of cards that you see

You can also go to to see what the current meta of each format consists of

InfuriatedBrute on camel tribal. yep

2 weeks ago

Might I suggest Black Lotus?

Oloro_Magic on A different kind of game

2 weeks ago

Hallelujah the reserve list is gone and you can't wait for the new Black Lotus to be printed. You wait for years until finally... Wizards never reprints the card anyway.

I wish that everything tasted amazing.

Spazik008 on 11.7% OF THE TIME, IT WORKS EVERY TIME.

3 weeks ago

This is all wrong. First off add Fling, then add 4 Black Lotus, 4 Channel, and 4 Banefire.

goblinguiderevealpls on Broken Glass Everywhere (Prototype)

1 month ago

I dont understand how casual 1v1 means runnimg cards banned in 1v1, if you're going to ignore competitive banlists for casual play, you might as well start proxying Black Lotus Mox Sapphire/jet/ruby, Time Walk and Ancestral Recall.. i meam if you're already not playing by the rules might as well go all or nothing

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