Gilded Lotus

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

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From the Vault: Twenty Mythic Rare
Magic 2013 Rare
Mirrodin Rare

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Gilded Lotus

Artifact

: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.

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Gilded Lotus Discussion

MagicalHacker on Back For More

1 day ago

This deck feels like it has too many high CMC cards and not enough ramp that ramps up by multiples. Personally, I like to see Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, Worn Powerstone, Pyramid of the Pantheon, and even Hedron Archive over Azorius Keyrune, Azorius Signet, Commander's Sphere, Talisman of Progress, and Thought Vessel, and even with the upgraded ramp, I would still drop the 4 cards costing more than 7...

MTGApprentice2016 on Looking to fix my manabase

2 days ago

Astral Cornucopia < Gilded Lotus in my personal opinion. Thran Dynamo would also be a good include. Honestly, while Land Tax is good...Mana Reflection is better as Mana Reflection actually ramps you while Land Tax only lets you keep up with the Jones's mana base.

I'm not seeing any green ramp spells such as Seek the Horizon, Cultivate, etc. all. Was there a reason for this (personal choice or thematic) as my suggestion would be to cut Banshee's Blade, Ring of Xathrid, Titan Forge, Scarab Feast, and Savor the Moment for some of the green ramp spells and/or further artifact ramp.

Also, I'd start by adding two more lands somehow as 35 lands isn't the best to run for commander I have found.

Rzepkanut on Rats, rats and more rats

3 days ago

Got some goodies for you..Citanul Flute, Secret Salvage, Ascendant Evincar, Paragon of Open Graves, Living Death, Victimize, Palace Siege, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Thornbite Staff goes infinite with your commander I believe. Happy gathering!

Lilbrudder on Ashling the burn deck

4 days ago

I would cut some lands for mana rocks. Coldsteel Heart Mind Stone Gilded Lotus etc would help them deck considerably. Also I would add another wheel like Memory Jar

Olivvyia on Mono Green

6 days ago

It's a good start. Removal in green is very hard to find so I like the small touches.

However, something about commander is you always want to have some sort of interaction with your general. It's certainly not necessary but with Multani, I think it's more fun. If you get some card draw in your deck, it would work really well with him.

Try Howling Mine, Font of Mythos, Collective Unconscious, Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury, Garruk, Primal Hunter, Glimpse of Nature, Heartwood Storyteller, Fecundity, Primordial Sage, Regal Force, Rites of Flourishing, Shamanic Revelation, Soul of the Harvest, Triumph of Ferocity or Zendikar Resurgent.

Another important thing in commander is a solid mana base. Running 38 Forests is not all bad but you want some more interaction with your deck. Oran-Rief, the Vastwood and Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would go really well in your deck. You might also want to consider a Sol Ring and Gilded Lotus because those are commander staples.

Now, what to cut.

Let's start with creatures. One thing you have to think about when casting any kind of spell in a commander game is, "Is this spell worth the mana cost?" and "Does this spell have any kind of interaction in my deck?".

In my opinion, these are the creatures you need to cut. To the right of each, I will put some substitutes:

Ancient Ooze

Ancient Silverback

Awakener Druid

Bloodbriar

Crocodile of the Crossing

Duskdale Wurm ... Pelakka Wurm

Emperor Crocodile

Nessian Asp

Pathbreaker Wurm ... Nylea, God of the Hunt or Brawn or Thunderfoot Baloth or even Primal Rage

Plated Crusher

Prized Unicorn

Pouncing Cheetah

Quilled Slagwurm

Ridgescale Tusker

Scaled Behemoth

Shoe Tree ... This is illegal in commander.

Skysnare Spider

Woodborn Behemoth

Yavimaya Ancients

Yew Spirit

A lot of the creatures you have just don't have much synergy in your deck. Cut them and try out the other recommendations I've given you thus far.

Other cards to cut with recommendations:

Call of the Herd ... Not really worth it unless you're running a token deck which you are not.

Prey Upon ... It's just not very good in commander. Try Ulvenwald Tracker

Might of Old Krosa ... Meh. Try Giant Growth

Shed Weakness ... Unnecessary. Again. Giant Growth

Genju of the Cedars

Gift of Paradise

Living Terrain

Sheltered Aerie

Trial of Strength

Zendikar's Roil

TL;DR I like your deck. It's a good first time commander deck. Try to cut some of the creatures out that don't have any synergy with it. Card draw would go well with your deck. Mono green always has ramp.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Welcome to the format.

Aethaleon on Avacyn, Angel of Boardwipes

1 week ago

Alternatively, my favorite use of Prototype Portal is to imprint Sculpting Steel onto it and make copies of Gilded Lotus. Then you can tap a lotus to activate the portal and make another lotus. Sculpting Steel might be more versatile than Masterwork of Ingenuity in your case. Either way, Prototype Portal would be really useful and versatile in this deck.

Cutler on Tap God

1 week ago

Tidal Force Too expensive id rather the Intruder Alarm -like affects; cheaper/more creatures untapped = more useful

Wall of Frost dont find myself blocking a lot and if i do i just use a clone or Revenant -like effect

Oblivion Sower Not great land ramp for what it is and in a 100 card singleton format searching for a usually 35/100 chance that goes down for each land they have in play this seems kinda bad besides its big booty

Silumgar, the Drifting Death might be good for clearing weenies other than that same as o-sower kinda beefy booty but not a lot else helpful

Arcane Laboratory I don't like stax in non stax decks that nets me advantage only in the form of slowing tf out of my opponents think more Rhystic Study than your suggested "Winter Orb" The other suggestions seem solid ill add them to the maybeboard the only reason I am currently lacking Thran Dynamo & Gilded Lotus is due to the ridiculously broken "my wallet is not bottomless" conundrum. i have like 4 other decks with them in atm and it gets kinda pricy the more of them you need :( (curse you staples that wizards retardedly doesn't reprint!)

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