Lotus Cobra


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

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Set Rarity
Zendikar Mythic Rare
Promo Set Mythic Rare

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Lotus Cobra

Creature — Snake

Landfall Whenever a land enters the battlefield under your control, you may add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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2.96 TIX $3.34 Foil


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Lotus Cobra Discussion

Baconfish on Neverending Landfall

16 hours ago

Haha, I actually thought of Path to Exile in the very beginning when I made this deck because of the ability to use it on my own creatures.

But yes, it's definitely better in most situations, but I really don't want to play with a sideboard in my decks. I don't play tournaments with them, and having cards specifically to counter my friends when playing just seems like a bit much. Hence I went with the Angelic Purge... it's also cheap.

Lotus Cobra was also a serious competitior to Sylvan Caryatid when I made the deck, but I had the Sylvan Caryatids and the Lotus Cobra was expensive as heck. It would still be a lovely upgrade though.

I literally just added the Elvish Pipers over Dramatic Entrance as they could be used on Sylvan Caryatid, Mentor of the Meek, Emeria Angel and Avenger of Zendikar. Sure, it's not a lot of value on the others, but it makes it easier to play them, and it can be done at instant speed which is nice.Mentor of the Meek is new as well and took the place of one of the Congregation at Dawn, but hasn't really been tested yet. I'd say that it seems like he has so much card draw that there's no need for Congregation at Dawn anymore, and in that case I'd like to swap the two Congregation at Dawn for Nissa, Voice of Zendikar.

The deck is a bit land heavy, so maybe, just maybe, it would be possible to sneak a few of them out and stuff in some Intangible Virtue instead.

Chino90 on Neverending Landfall

16 hours ago

You are welcome. Another card that comes to mind is Primeval Titan. And if i was to remove a card from your list, i would cut 4x Elvish Piper, since the only creature you have worth cheating is Avenger of Zendikar, and in a deck with so much ramp like this one, i think it isnt worth it. The piper, for max potential of its use, is usually paired with creatures that have really high cmc cost (Emrakul) or some difficult conditions to cast them (progenitus). So, while it can still be used here, i think you are wasting its potential and taking away efficiency from this deck.

Also, Congregation at Dawn is usually played in combo decks, which have a winning condition on the spot if they get the cards they need. Yours is more of a synergy deck, without any immediate wincon. So you may switch it for a card that actually gives you card advantage, and not just arrange you topdeck. For example, Wall of Omens or Harmonize.

It just occured to me that you could go the Nissa, Voice of Zendikar and either Ajani, Mentor of Heroes or Ajani Unyielding path and support them with Oath of Ajani. Not only it helps you ramp to play your PWs (though nissa is already cheap), but it also synergyzes well with your tokens. And there is a really nice endgame confunction between nissa's and ajani unyielding's ultimates, letting you take total control of the lategame by refilling your life and giving you a lot of card advantage.

If you have the money, Path to Exile will always be better than Angelic Purge. If you face against enchantments and artifacts, green and white are the best colors to get rid of them. So just add a sideboard card to you main board on game 2. PTE can also be used on one of your own creatures to get you another landfall (i can't think of a situtation where you would chose that, but it is an option nevertheless).

One last thought. If you want to emphazise even more on landfall, you could try cards like Sakura-Tribe Elder or Viridian Emissary/Primal Druid. And ofc, the opus magnum of landfall is Lotus Cobra, but it is a bit expensive.

Enaisi on Clint Beastwood's Magic Forest

5 days ago

I highly suggest:

  1. Quirion Ranger
  2. Scryb Ranger
  3. Wirewood Lodge

Ways to untap Selvala and ramp more in one turn.

I would also take out Lotus Cobra for another dork such as Arbor Elf or Fyndhorn Elves.

Also, while Caustic Caterpillar is awesome and looks amazing in foil, I'd take it out for instant speed removal such as Nature's Claim.

And rather than Farhaven Elf either Kodama's Reach or Cultivate seems better.

VexenX on [[Primer v2.5]] - OM_RATH!!! (EMN Update!!!)

6 days ago

GeminiSpartanX and ROUROU: I have thought long and hard about including Harvest Season. The conclution I came up with is that in best case it reads "Put all Basic Lands from your deck into play tapped" and at worst it says "Do nothing at all". This of course was a red flag for a situational card. However, even if Harvest Season only provides two lands, it is better the Cultivate! Because of this, I am giving it a fair shot.

ZeGinger: Thank you for the support man! I know how it is to be a silent follower. I guarantee half of the long-time fans of this Primer are just observers. That being said, it is great to hear from you, and hear your support! I really like your list as a semi-competitive deck! Sometimes I want to build a less crazy version of Om_rath so that people don't hate me as much after I play it, lol. I still have not lost with this deck, but that does not mean that it is unbeatable. All it will take is some bad draws and a great opponent!

Dankey: I would have to agree with thatguycrow on this one. The deserts seem pretty bad overall. I like the idea of a new land-type, but there is really no reason to play them.

OKAY everyone! I was playing today I found a REALLY cool and fun interaction in this deck. Each of these cards are amazing on there own, but when they are all on the field together, magic happens! Everyone should already know that Burgeoning and Ghost Town are best friends. However, meditate for a moment about what would happen when we bring Tireless Tracker and Lotus Cobra to the party..let it sink in.... Auuuuuuuh yaaaa!!! Every time and opponent plays a land, you draw a card! (and get Elemental token with Om_rath in play). I know it involves four cards to work, but it was something cool that I ran into today and wanted to share with everyone! Enjoy!

Memphismaymagic5 on There's A Snake In My Boot

1 week ago

The new Prowling Serpopard could be a fun addition.

Also consider 2x Seshiro the Anointed, it has a high cmc but you have some mana acceleration with Orochi Sustainer and Sakura-Tribe Elder, so it might work. Lotus Cobra can also help speed up the game.

Last cards I can think of is Wasteland Viper, probably the best 1-drop for this deck!

mahdik on Green EDH: "Where they @?"

2 weeks ago

wyatt0781 I see a standard player, is it true?

Not to sound cocky, but in commander you work with creature with value, not only simple attack stat. Considering any creature in green have their stats roughly equal to their mana cost, whatever their B-side effect helping on the long run is, like drawing cards, preventing your opponents to go crazy, or interaction with the gameplay (like seeing the library for instance). Having simple attack stat is kinda lame and under-productive, winning in a constant beat down isn't normally the goal, you normally win with a single and overwhelmingly big attack (ex: Blightsteel Colossus killing in one turn cost as much as a 12/12 Endless One, this one taking 3 turns).

Follow me, if your commander works around counters, with modular for instance, those cards can be really good, but in this deck it's not enough. Walking Ballista can deal damage to creature or player, which is nice because you can interact with the board, or kill the opponent in instant speed with an infinite mana-combo, but other than that, these 3 creatures are just barely making the cut. In a Vorel of the Hull Clade deck, along side hydras and enchantment making them trample or anything, they will shine, but here they just can't reach the full potentiel of the deck.

If you are interesting in creating 40/40 Hangarback Walker, I strongly encourages you to look for Vorel of the Hull Clade decks, this commander can be dope with any type of counters, so you can do infect, planeswalker, experience, any counter works so do +1/+1. Any "you win the game" like Helix Pinnacle or Darksteel Reactor works too. But for this deck, I prefer value cards then over the top creature; destroying a 10/10 Walking Ballista is less forgiving than a Lotus Cobra, considering you will always get disrupt for being as fast as you are.

n0bunga on Paradox Scepter Storm: cEDH Primer

2 weeks ago

May be overkill, but did you consider Lotus Cobra for whenever Thrasios puts a land into play tapped?

Aethaleon on The Cheating Green Monster

3 weeks ago

The only snake I run in my Omnath deck is Lotus Cobra. I never cast Patron of the Orochi with snake offering. I generate a ton of mana off of Selvala, Heart of the Wilds, then just cast it. The thing is, it's really useful in your deck here because it untaps your commander, allowing another activation. It would also untap Selvala, allowing another activation of her to produce a minimum of 7 mana. Selvala, Heart of the Wilds working with Omnath, Locus of Mana is bonkers.

The other thing about Patron of the Orochi is, it untaps itself. Meaning that you can activate him again on your opponents' turns. Allowing more activations of Selvala and your commander when it's not your turn.

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