Black Lotus


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
MTGO Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander 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

samuelmood11 on

2 weeks ago

DRACULA150704 lol I WISH I had $5000 laying around for a Black Lotus. I like the idea of cheating out creatures, except the only problem is that I could cast the creatures normally either for the same cost as the Amulet (thanks to Nightscape Familiar), or I'd be wanting to actually cast the creature to get the on-cast bonuses (ex: Emrakul). Counterspell is good, hands down, no doubt about it, but I always believed Mana Drain had a leg up on it, which is why if I'm ever going to put in a hard-counter spell, it'll be Mana Drain. The reason I always try to cut back on my non-creature counters and save them for the sideboard is because almost every deck I face runs enough creatures that removal and creature-counters become top priority. Sure, there are some sorceries and such that can be quite scary, but they're never such an issue as to warrant packing the deck with hard counters.

mmcgeach on

2 weeks ago

@VelvetVendetta, Well...

Yeah, I think Rule of Law + Gargoyle + holding a counterspell is pretty good. If all three of your opponents work together they can break out of it; but, you'd still have a rule of law in play and probably have gotten a few swings with Zur, so you'd have necropotence and a huge hand of stuff. IDK, haven't tested it, of course. I'd try it, tho, if I were you.

IDK what to tell you, ramp on free artifacts is very strong. You can cast your stuff sooner in a greater percentage of games. I wouldn't worry too much about the card disadvantage that chrome mox and mox diamond require (and gemstone cavern, and dark rit) - your general is Zur and can immediately get you Necropotence; and (it looks like) your main plan is to reanimate Jin Gitaxias ASAP. You have more (reliable) mass card-draw than most decks: you are definitely in a position to benefit from card-disadvantage ramp.

This line of thinking also sort of makes me wonder why you're not playing Windfall... it refills your hand and puts stuff in the graveyard for you to reanimate. I know it's a bad play to cast windfall and pass; but, just don't make that play! Easy! :)

You know, the most common play I make with Mana Vault is to cast it turn 1 and then use it to cast 2 signets or talismans. Which, is very strong. That's turn-2 Zur. Then, leaving it around helps you turn on Mox Opal later. (I'd say maybe 17-ish artifacts before you want to run Mox Opal.) Also, (not sure if you know this) but a player who skips his/her draw phase (like with Necropotence) can't take damage from a tapped Mana Vault, so there's synergy there with a general that immediately gets you necropotence. :)

While there's some similarity between Mana Vault and Dark Ritual - mana vault is frequently just a colorless dark ritual, +2 colorless mana, then you never use it again; it can be better than that if you cast it on one turn and tap it the next turn. That makes it a colorless Black Lotus, which, you know, is one mana better.

DRACULA150704 on

2 weeks ago

stick in a Quicksilver Amulet so you can cheat in some of your big stuff. Also if it isn't banned put in some Counterspell. Finnaly if you have the budget some Black Lotus wouldn't hurt.

Argy on Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers

1 month ago

The_Baneslayer try again - not a bro.

Mountain + Black Lotus + Channel + Fireball = gg from the Mage

elfric on Land of the Free, Home of the Br(eya)ve

1 month ago

yes Dramatic Reversal as a standalone is that good. i underestimated it too. i only played it because of the scepter combo first but then i drew it during games in various situations and boy its a hell of a ritual. playing scepter imo is more of an option but i definitely had it in games complete dead rotting in my hand. so its your choice.

and yes play Lotus Petal. didnt notice it in the first place. to underline how good it is: it is a Black Lotus sometimes. you can use it to play Doomsday and have it included with yawgmoth's will in your pile to use it 3 times in a single turn.

but before adding just only mana (which is good mana) i think your deck is a little light on threat density. i understand the budget thing but just playing more interaction in stead of business is not the best especially as your commander isnt a card-engine like tymna. look out for Praetor's Grasp to be a potential budget grim tutor with upsides. atleast Dimir Machinations or Diabolic Tutor as tutors or Diminishing Returns / Whispering Madness as additional wheels for drawing a full grip again. i know they are suboptimal but under restricted budget going to light on business is worse than going for little worse businees but atleast having enough redundancy to keep fireing at your opponents if need be.

JediCat on Something in your chimney... (DD: Crow vs Imp)

2 months ago

@ThrunTheTroll628Oh my God, should I add some Phyrexian Obliterators??? Oh wait, the Crow will just fly over their heads... And don't even suggest Black Lotuses, they're useless, yield card disadvantage and can't even block Storm Crow! What do I DO?

Hehe, thanks:)

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