Suspend 3— (Rather than cast this card from your hand, pay and exile it with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter. When the last is removed, cast it without paying its mana cost.)
, Sacrifice Lotus Bloom: Add three mana of any one color to your mana pool.
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|Modern Masters (MMA)||Rare|
|Time Spiral (TSP)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Lotus Bloom occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.04%
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All decks: 0.01%
Lotus Bloom Discussion
3 days ago
Creator of Drauthi, Aether-Guardian, I am sad to say that no one can make cards that allow you to pay alternate costs or have "mana cost less than" printed on them. The reason is because of these 8 cards:
Some of these are better than others, but all are broken when combined with cards like what you listed
1 month ago
TolarianScientist, your concern is real. At the moment, I'm running 16 spells which deal with that concern:
- Basic Landcycling: Jhessian Zombies, Ancient Excavation, Migratory Route, Treacherous Terrain, Grave Upheaval and Sylvan Reclamation
- Mana Rocks: Chrome Mox, Lotus Bloom and Mox Tantalite
- Land Fetch: Frenzied Tilling, Deathsprout, Grisly Salvage and Exploding Borders
- The Lone Mana Dork: Leyline Prowler
- Also: Primal Amulet Flip and Coiling Oracle
The problem with mana dorks is that none of the best ones are color pairs. With any other 5-color commander, this decklist would look totally different.
I like your suggestion of borderposts. Right now, the Spells I'd most consider removing are Merfolk Skydiver, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Deathbringer Liege, Terminate and Dovin, Grand Arbiter. Of those spells, how many and which would you replace with borderposts of the same colors?
Sorry for the long response.
1 month ago
Profet93 I've thought about your suggestions a bit, and updated the deck to reflect them. Counted cards that preferred each type of use, ramp, damage, trickery, etc..
I actually DID decide to include Imp's Mischief, AND turns out I had already slipped Slaughter Pact back into the deck previously and just forgot to update. I added a Dismember, and already had Everflowing Chalice in the deck.
The one thing I pondered on a bit, and decided to pass on was Jet Medallion. I do think it was a worthy consider, but the overall average cmc is still under 1, and of those, only a very very small sample size is made up of strictly Black.
I almost added Mind Stone, and am still considering it, but I'm not sure which other rampy artifact I would swap for it. Maybe Lotus Bloom is too situational? Not sure Suspend-3 will do me any good if I'm trying to win on the spot, but I understand that 3 mana can come in clutch later if I fail to win on the spot. Would love to know if you'd make the same swap, or if any other card screams out to you as useless or lesser than a Mind Stone here. Paradise Mantle comes to mind, but it's won me games by providing that 1 Black after tapping out on Swamps.
Sorry for the novella, but again, I very much appreciate your help, and have added a proper thank you to my description.
2 months ago
Nice. I'm building a Gerrard artifact combo deck, too, but recurring the 7 versions of Spitemare with mass burn. I think you could make good use of a few of the tricks I've discovered.
What really drew me to Gerrard was his potential to completely flip the narrative on Boros' issues with ramp and draw. Memory Jar is basically a repeatable draw 7. If it's too pricey, be on the lookout for it in Commander Legends. Mishra's Bauble and Urza's Bauble are repeatable cantrips.
As for mana, Lotus Bloom is a repeatable Black Lotus, since once it's out, Gerrard brings it back with no time counters.
Some added spice: Scourglass is a repeatable Wrath. Scroll of Fate lets you return whatever you manifest face-up. Razia's Purification is just the most absurd Plague Wind, especially with artifact lands out. Same for Cataclysm. Follow it all up with a Geode Golem to keep wiping the board and replaying Gerrard every turn, and get Ichor Wellspring in there for some more card draw!
4 months ago
Thanks for your advice, xaarvaxus!
Yeah, I feel like Demon's Horn will lose its usefulness quite soon. Same goes for Pristine Talisman . About Basilica Screecher -- true, it's not super helpful, especially since the generic mana in its cost makes it impossible to cast for "free".
The cards I feel like cutting in the near future (apart from the ones I mentioned above) are Harvester of Souls , and probably Lotus Bloom (still on the fence about it and the same goes for Chrome Mox ), and Vampiric Link since I don't have enough demons to make it reliably worth it (and by demons I mean big creatures that I can stick the link on and be happy with it). Obviously, Necropotence and Yawgmoth's Will are auto-includes. I just haven't ordered them yet. I'd love to be able to stick Sheoldred, Whispering One somewhere. but I'm getting pretty short on space.
Gate to Phyrexia is an expensive card, yeah, but there's no replacement for it in black and artifacts are obviously a big part of EDH. No generic mana in the cost is also a big plus. I'm just having trouble with staying within the 100 card limit :D
Oh, and I guess Exquisite Blood is another one of those must-have cards for K'rrik.
Big thanks for your input!
4 months ago
I play yidris competitively as well for me adding more Mana rocks like Lotus Bloom , Arcane Signet and some of the talismans will make this deck so much faster and adding Paradoxical Outcome , Hurkyl's Recall , and Retract can help u stay up on Mana when you go to storm also I run a wish board alternative as well if you would like to see my deck take a look I love yidris and storm so you get my upvote
5 months ago
thx 8vomit. I'm curious to play with Aether Vial , what would you suggest removing from my board? The Pentad Prism s and Lotus Bloom s are for mana ramp but youre right the Aether Vial enables a win on turn 3. I'm also trying to stick to Dimir colors but I like your insight against pithing needle, I haven't run into one yet. Any mono black/mono blue or dimir cards that are exceptionally excellent at combo-hate removal?
7 months ago
I was thinking you would have a few strong Artifacts/other colourless cards that could easily be spotted into any deck. For example, , , Ante a card from your hand: counter target spell with CMC, x or less, where X is CMC of Anted card.” Or Lotus Bloom where you ante it, not sacrifice it.
Little tiny cards that have decent effects and could easily be slotted into decks on the fly.