Gilded Lotus

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Dominaria (DOM) Rare
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Gilded Lotus

Artifact

: Add three mana of any one color.

Gilded Lotus Discussion

longmuiryan on "Cheap but not cheap" Lathliss Commander Deck

6 days ago

Dowsing Dagger  Flip is a four mana Gilded Lotus in this deck. Really like the build +1

multimedia on THRO MOK [[Gruul Tokens]]

1 week ago

Hey, you're welcome. Fauna was just reprinted in Ultimate Masters, she's now a $5 card :)

I think Wave is worth playing because it's a damn powerful card, but I would cut most instants and sorceries for more permanents to make Wave better. This does make Young Pyromancer worse therefore I would cut him. Cards like Dragon Fodder and Krenko's Command are fine, but they're one shot spells that only give you two tokens. You can replace these with other creatures or permanents that give you repeatable tokens even if those cards are more mana. Nest Invader and Mogg War Marshal are other examples of permanents that could replace Fodder and Command.

Cultivate and Ranger's Path are fine cards, but I think they can be cut for creatures who land ramp because then you get two things, a land and a creature to devour. For instance Farhaven Elf can replace Cultivate. Solemn Simulacrum at $5 might be too expensive price, but he's an example that could replace Ranger's Path or Explosive Vegetation . Skyshroud Claim is a much better card than both Path and Vegetation. Another example is Garruk, Primal Hunter could replace Rishkar's Expertise because Garruk's -3 can be a repeatable first part of Expertise. Garruk however might also be out of your price range.

Gilded Lotus , Gruul Signet , Mind Stone can be cut for one drop mana dorks. Altar of the Brood and Hardened Scales can be cut for more dorks. Scales only interacts with three cards in your deck: Thromok, Mycoloth and Avenger. These are however two of the best cards here, but Scales doesn't do anything else for any other creatures for that reason I would cut it.

High CMC creatures who make tokens when they ETB can also be good cards, but only if you have easy ways to recur them or blink/bounce them. Of course there are exceptions such as Avenger. Cards that can be repeatable sources of tokens even if they cost more mana to play are more desirable. Pia and Kiran Nalaar is kind of lackluster here because not playing artifact strategies and the card only gives you two tokens. As a one time four mana play it's not good. Temur Sabertooth is a way to bounce a creature and play it again, it's excellent with the many green creatures who have strong ETB abilities such as Fierce Empath , Reclamation Sage , Eternal Witness , Wood Elves , etc.

Duskwatch Recruiter  Flip and Fauna Shaman should make creatures the priority because these cards only interact with creatures and the interaction is very good since they're engines to get creatures. Priest of Titania is one of the best mana dorks in Commander, if you have her add her especially if adding other mana Elves.


Another strategy to experiment with Thromok is making your lands creatures since then they can be devoured. Living Lands , Life and Limb , Nissa, Vital Force , Sylvan Awakening . When devouring your lands you also wants ways to reanimate them: World Shaper , Ramunap Excavator , Splendid Reclamation .

Shaper has synergy with devour since he has to die to reanimate your lands. Living Lands curves into Thromok giving you devour fodder. The nice thing about Living Lands is your Forests are still lands, they can tap for mana, but they're also creatures who can be devoured.

Land reanimation is good with landfall and landfall is a part of the strategy of repeatable token creation. If you're choosing to add one drop mana dorks then Forests become more important than Mountains thus a higher number of Forests than Mountains.

mfogle on The Phyrexian Undead

1 week ago

Sweet deck, love the phyrexians. I will say though, Astral Cornucopia is a pet peev of mine. If you cast it for 3 mana, its a Darksteel Ingot that's not indestructible. If you cast if for 9 mana, its an extremely expensive Gilded Lotus . Neither card is that expensive either. lol if the cost was XX, it'd be perfectly fine, but it just seems like a bad rate as is. Sorry for the rant, love the deck though.

Ixthinon on Commander - Atraxa

1 week ago

You won't regret it. She actually does a lot for your deck. I mean blinking Deepglow Skate puts proliferate to shame. For the planeswalker its ETB followed by a blink should be able to max out everyone of them on the board. That's pretty insane.

She is also ramp. She can untap lands or artifacts for more mana. Double use of Gilded Lotus or Ancient Tomb or Sol Ring is a nice boost!

Take care!

multimedia on Zirilan Dragon, Dragon, Dragon, Death Deck

2 weeks ago

Hey, you could upgrade the mana rocks that you're already playing? All except Sol Ring and Monolith of course. All the rocks I suggested ETB untapped. Dragon's Hoard for instance for the same mana cost has much more repeatable value than Vessel of Endless Rest . Hoard is both a mana rock and a draw engine. Mind Stone also has more value then Fire Diamond because Stone ETB untapped and can be sac to draw later on when you don't need ramp.

The mana rocks you play don't have to make red mana, it would nice if they did, but they don't have to because there's 31 Mountains here. Red mana is not a problem; the rocks just need to be able to make mana, colorless mana, for ramp to get Zirilan or another Dragon onto the battlefield faster. There's a lot of high CMC Dragons here; if Zirilan gets stuck in the Command Zone due to Commander cost or disrupted and you're unable to use his ability to cheat Dragons onto the battlefield then you want a backup plan to be able to cast Dragons. Mana rocks for ramp is a good backup plan. Semi-budget rocks such as Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus are good when playing lots of high CMC cards.

Cards like Mishra's Bauble and Urza's Bauble are fine, but I think they would be better as mana rocks. Blood Frenzy and Volcanic Offering are okay, but they're a one time shot spell and as a one time use they lose a lot of playability. One time effects from cards like Chaos Warp and Gamble are worth it because these effects for the mana cost are unique in red/powerful for red. Fling is fine if you have ways to repeatably cast it, but as a one time effect with only one Dragon it's very lackluster.


Consider Goblin Welder ? Welder, Feldon of the Third Path and Steel Hellkite have great interaction because Hellkite is an artifact Dragon. The tokens that Feldon creates are artifacts you can use one of these artifact creature tokens at instant speed with Welder to sac it to reanimate Hellkite or any other artifact. Welder can also be a way to reanimate an artifact sac/tuck outlet which you need on the battlefield otherwise the Dragon you cheat into play with Zirilan will be exiled end of your turn. Welder also helps to assemble the Monolith + Rings artifact combo. Solemn Simulacrum is very good with Welder and Feldon because he's an artifact who gives you value when he ETB and when he dies.

Cards like Welder and Feldon can benefit from cards that can put other cards into your graveyard. Consider adding Daretti, Scrap Savant , Faithless Looting and Gamble? Daretti is repeatable draw/graveyard enabler/reanimate artifact. Consider Tel-Jilad Stylus ? The most mana cost effective way to tuck a Dragon back into your library. Artifacts are honestly just as important for your deck's strategy then Dragons are.


Cards to consider adding:

  • Dragon's Hoard
  • Mind Stone
  • Fellwar Stone or Everflowing Chalice
  • Thran Dynamo or Gilded Lotus
  • Gamble
  • Goblin Welder
  • Daretti, Scrap Savant
  • Faithless Looting
  • Tel-Jilad Stylus

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Fire Diamond
  • Vessel of Endless Rest
  • Mishra's Bauble
  • Urza's Bauble
  • Blood Frenzy
  • Volcanic Offering
  • Fling
  • Whispersilk Cloak
  • Voyager Staff

Dango on Proteus Fblthp

2 weeks ago

Koka in my humble opinion, Mind Over Matter and Gilded Lotus are a bit slow for what this deck aims to achieve. This list is meant for cEDH and I those cards are too high on the mana curve for my liking. I know I have yet to highlight my lines of winning, but when Proteus Staff hits the board, it's kind of the point to become the archenemy because it's a one card combo with Fblthp that allows you to win on the spot when you activate it essentially. I'll be sure to list my win lines in detail today if you want to check them out. Regardless, thank you for the suggestions and the upvote! Much appreciated!

Koka on Proteus Fblthp

2 weeks ago

I'm trying to build the same deck. The problem I see is, the moment people see the proteus staff+Fblthp you are going to be the archenemy. Nonetheless, good luck.

Don't forget Mind Over Matter , Gilded Lotus for all deck draw combo.

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Gilded Lotus occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.21%

Blue: 0.86%

Red: 0.49%

White: 0.49%

Black: 0.36%

U/R (Izzet): 1.1%

W/U (Azorius): 1.19%

Rakdos: 0.44%

Golgari: 0.08%

W/U/B (Esper): 0.62%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.65%