Black Lotus


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual 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.

Black Lotus Discussion

Rhadamanthus on Legality of Judge Promos

1 week ago

Fun fact in case you're wondering: A lot of the price weirdness for Portal Three Kingdoms cards is due to sheer scarcity. Print quantities were very low compared to a normal set, as it was only really meant to be distributed in the Asia-Pacific sales region, which was a much smaller market at the time than it is today, and as an intro-level product, which has much lower sales compared to a regular booster release. I've read before (and I think it's very believable) that there are more physical copies of Black Lotus in existence than there are of the P3K edition of Imperial Seal .

Boza on B&R announcement tomorrow

4 weeks ago

I do not think anyone really gets the most important aspect of the RL - it serves as an ad for magic. You will not believe the number of new MTG players who have just joined the game, but have heard of Black Lotus commanding six figure prices. The RL and its high prices are unique to MTG and reflect Magic's unique selling point over its competitors - the 25+ years of history. Which is exactly what legacy and vintage are celebrating.

It is an allure to the game that gives it gravitas, without impacting financially 99,9% of magic players, since the only time you are required to play with actual RL cards are when you are playing in sanctioned vintage/legacy tournaments.

The easiest solution to the reserve list is for wizards to print now better ABUR duals in a Eternal-legal set like say Commander or Eternal Masters. For example:

Reverse Shock Land - Plains Island

You may have ~ enter the battlefield tapped. If you do, gain 2 life.

This is the way to tackle the reserve list - make the cards non-competitive and less desirable.

DemonDragonJ on B&R announcement tomorrow

4 weeks ago

Demarge, an alternative to banning from legacy all cards that are on the reserved list is to print new cards that are so similar to them that they are almost as powerful, but are still technically different cards, so they do not violate the list: for example, the various magi, but most notably Magus of the Wheel and Magus of the Will , exist specially because Wheel of Fortune and Yawgmoth's Will are on the reserved list. The shock lands are the closest that WotC will ever come to reprinting the original dual lands, Gilded Lotus is a balanced Black Lotus , Time Reversal is a balanced Timetwister , Time Warp is a balanced Time Walk , and so forth.

pizzagod13 on With no ban-list, what is ...

1 month ago

Should the deck not always have 4x Sol Ring? Pretty much the best mana rock other then the obvious ones... but I doubt you want to buy moxs/Black Lotus...

Boza on Canadian Highlander Intro

2 months ago

Winterblast, when you have multiple opponents and they all start at 40 life, aggro should be non-existent in CEDH, as it does not make any sense to win with Goblin Guides or the like. The design of the format eschewing a whole archetype is not a good idea.

Highlander is not managed by wotc, there is committee of players who manage it. They update the points list every couple of months and promote certain playstyles or dissuade others. For example, a single point increase for Black Lotus has dramatically decreased the number of storm decks since it was introduced, when coupled with putting some widely played tutor on the list that previously weren't.

Decks are generally fast and I would describe the speed of the format as akin to modern, ie a "turn 4 format" where as one deck has either outright won, or has a good grip on the game. Mind you, that is not every deck, midrange decks like the Rock or control decks like my Jeskai control prefer the game to go longer and outvalue the opponent.

I think that if you tried to build a deck, you would be

landofMordor on Card Art Easter Eggs

2 months ago

Goblin Charbelcher has a Black Lotus shooting from the cannon.

Anarrandir on Canadian Highlander Intro

2 months ago

I learned of CanLander from LRR. To anyone seeking to learn about the format can get a lot from their podcast, North 100.

There are a great many different kinds of decks to be played- I currently play UR spellslingers (Mystical Tutor, Dig Through Time, Treasure Cruise, total 5 points), Bant Lands (Fastbond, Strip Mine, Enlightened Tutor, Gifts Ungiven, total 6 points) and Mono Green Aggro (Black Lotus, Mox Emerald, total 10 points, both proxied.)

I'm also working on this mess of stuff: Warrior's Oath.

cdkime on Competitive Meter

2 months ago

I can not answer your question definitely, but it seems to take into account a large number of factors. I would presume how frequently a card is played in the deck's format is one of these factors. However, there are clearly other factors that go into the calculation.

Currently, the system has a lot of issues. Factors that should not make a difference, such as what printing of any given card is used, can cause the percentage to change. By way of example, I have a casual commander deck that's rated 31% competitive. If I foil 1/3rd of the cards, without changing the cards themselves, it jumps up to 37% competitive.

I have seen decks that are completely unplayable--only lands; wrong colour lands for the cards; no lands (and not one of the decks that work with no lands)--be rated 100% competitive. There are hyper-competitive, meta-defining decks that do not hit 100%. A standard deck consisting of 60 Black Lotuses will be 42% competitive.

Issues aside, but it can still be a nifty tool, as a very low percentage might indicate there's room for improvement. However, I am reluctant to postulate the reverse is true--that a high score indicates a deck is probably fine.

If you intend to use it, just remember it is more of a guideline, not a sacrosanct quantification of your deck's actual potential.

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