Black Lotus

Black Lotus

Artifact

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

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
MTGO Legal
2019-10-04 Legal

Black Lotus Discussion

SteelSentry on Is there a Lore behind ...

1 day ago

This is more of a nod to Black Lotus than actual lore about it, but lotuses have since been associated with vast stores of mana, whether they are inherently magical or just grow near leylines and similar stores of mana. On cards, the flavor text of Lotus Cobra and Lotus Petal reference this attunement to mana, and I'm not sure about the earlier novels. As far as I can tell, the Moxen just are, Mox being a classification of artifact but no real explanation how they work.

Azeworai on Is there a Lore behind ...

1 day ago

There was a single book of which I know mentioned a Black Lotus. The Whispering Woods by Clayton Emery had the main villain, Towser, spending part of his journey searching, for it provided much power in mana. Save for that, I am unsure if it exists in any other novel. The Brothers' War hasn't any mention, nor does Ashes of the Sun. But, this leastwise betokens its existence within the story.

DeinoStinkus on Is there a Lore behind ...

1 day ago

In case anyone was wondering, the Power 9 are Black Lotus, Mox Pearl, Mox Sapphire, Mox Jet, Mox Ruby, Mox Emerald, Time Walk, Timetwister, and Ancestral Recall.

I was simply wondering if there is any Lore behind the Power 9 (Lotus and Moxen specifically?) It appears other artifacts are starting to become phenomenons as well (such as Chromatic Orrery referencing Vedalken Orrery from Mirrodin), so I was wondering if there is any information on where the Moxen are and what they are doing. The Mox Opal and Chrome Mox are currently on New Phyrexia, and Mox Amber is on Dominaria, but I believe the rest of the locations are in the air because they can be moved from plane to plane.

Scallywallwest on

1 week ago

So first of all the deck isn't legal in vintage, and second of all, Black Lotus is restricted, as are all the Moxen, and if you really want to make the deck more expensive, try making it WUBRG.

TriusMalarky on Why Does WotC Not Print ...

1 week ago

To drive the point home.... Darksteel Citadel is Ancient Tomb or Mishra's Workshop or sometimes even better(and it's indestructible) when used with Affinity(Frogmite and friends), gives one or more of your creatures +1/+0(Cranial Plating, is a 5/5 indestructible(Ensoul Artifact), can be sacrificed to give any of your artifact creatures a +1/+1 counter(Arcbound Ravager), fixes your mana(Glimmervoid and Spire of Industry), all at once.

That's not counting Krark-Clan Ironworks and Mox Opal which are banned in Modern, and everything in Legacy and Vintage that I don't know about because I don't pay attention.

It would be really awesome if we suddenly had 8 or 12 or, if we unbanned the original colored artifact lands, up to 24 total copies of that. Not that you need that many, but still.

And, with the combination of affinity and improvise, as well as some other specific cards, it is not only that but also Black Lotus. Of course, in that deck every thing is Workshop + Lotus + whatever else it was anyways, so the point is sorta moot.... until you realize that you can have a deck where everything, even your win conditions, are Lotus Workshops and the only reason the deck isn't good is because your 10+ t1 power has no evasion, even if it's partially consistent.

DeinoStinkus on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Mox Tantalite is good because it delays your reward.

Mox Prismarine

: Add to your mana pool. Activate this ability only if you control three or more Islands.

Make a new nonbroken version of a Power 9 card. We still have Black Lotus, Time Walk, Timetwister, and Ancestral Recall.

Balaam__ on Curious about Stances on Proxies

3 weeks ago

It’s easy. If you’re running an 8rack deck and you’re short a Swamp, just take a spare Black Lotus lying around and use a sharpie to write a big “S” on it. If you’re feeling artistic, you can even try doodling a little tiny skull on it. Now you’re good—-so long as your playgroup accepts proxies.

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