Gilded Lotus

Gilded Lotus

Artifact

: Add three mana of any one color.

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Pioneer Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Frontier Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Noble Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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%

UR (Izzet): 1.1%

WU (Azorius): 1.19%

Rakdos: 0.44%

Golgari: 0.08%

WUB (Esper): 0.62%

UBR (Grixis): 0.65%

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Gilded Lotus Discussion

Albeer on Niv-Mizzet, Parun Combo-Control

4 days ago

Hey jeah ofc i can i will only suggest "cheap" 2 mana artifacts here you go: Coldsteel Heart Prismatic Lens Fire Diamond Sky Diamond

dont be afraid of the "enter the battlefield tapped" 2cmc rocks they are still good

i can really recommend Gilded Lotus it will generate the RRR you need for Niv

if you play Mystic Retrieval you dont need the eldrazi to shuffle your graveyard in your library:

draw your deck with your combo

get infinite mana with scepter and dramatic reversal(some fast mana really helps with this)

cast Echo of Eons

draw your deck again

cast Mystic Retrieval on your echo

cast Echo of Eons

repeat until everyone is dead

kpres on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

So with Newt, you get counters for Forest as well as Llanowar Elves and Sol Ring.

The -1 ability is sometimes neutral because when you get a land, it adds a counter. I didn't want to let you get free Gilded Lotuses from your top of deck with such a cheap PW

Gracco on Yeet or be Yeeted

1 month ago

Karmic Guide Ashnod's Altar Nim Deathmantle Fiend Hunter Angelic Renewal Goblin Bombardment Archon of Justice Angel of Serenity Homura, Human Ascendant  Flip

These are some combo pieces and targets to throw that are notable that you are missing. Throwing Angel of Serenity in response to its trigger leaves the 3 targets in exile forever. Sun Titan loops with a sacrifice outlet with the Gift of Immorality you already have or Fiend Hunter or Angelic Renewal. I have a Brion deck as well, although it is the deck I play the least so i have traded out of it a lot since the days it was more powerful.

You will also want Gilded Lotus over some of the lower impace mana rocks there. Hanweir Battlements and Flamekin Village are good lands for granting haste. Rogue's Passage is amazing. High Market for getting rid of some creature you have taken. Sunhome, Fortress of the Legion and Slayers' Stronghold are also incredible.

multimedia on Yarok's ETB Team

1 month ago

Hey, good start for a causal version of Yarok :)

How are you winning the game with Yarok? Even casual decks need a way to win the game. You may be playing a causal deck, but you're also playing many noncasual cards. I ask this because you should build the rest of your deck around how you want to win. One way is with infinite mana to infinite blink Agent of Treachery to gain control of all your opponents permanents. I suggest this way because Agent is an amazing card to abuse with Yarok and blink.

The main enabler for this is Deadeye Navigator who can blink the creature it's soulbound too. Peregrine Drake soulbound to Deadeye is the enabler to make infinite mana by infinite blinking Drake to tap and untap your lands. When you have infinite mana you can soulbound Deadeye to a win condition creature in this case Agent and then infinite blink Agent.

If you add Deadeye then it's safe to say that you should build the rest of your deck around Deadeye and Agent because they're how you win. Deadeye has interaction with many other creatures not just Agent because it's a repeatable source of blink for the soulbound creature. If you're interested in learning about this combo then I can explain it in more detail in another comment. Would you like to know more?


25 cards that are 5 CMC or higher is a lot. This many is making the avg. CMC of your deck very high at 4.2 meaning that the avg. mana cost of the cards in your deck is four mana. You risk not being able to cast a single card until you have four or more mana which could be all game if you get land screwed. An improvement would be to streamline these 24 cards down to 10 or less to start. Yarok is the five drop you want to cast more than the rest which is something to keep in mind when choosing which ones and the number of other five drops to play.

The best high CMC cards here are: Yarok, Agent of Treachery, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail, Sepulchral Primordial, Diluvian Primordial, Ob Nixilis, the Fallen, Sire of Stagnation, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Mulldrifter, Conjurer's Closet. All the rest not named could theoretically be cut. If you add Deadeye and Drake then they could replace Nixilis and Stagnation.

Further streamlined example: Yarok, Agent of Treachery, Deadeye Navigator, Peregrine Drake, Rune-Scarred Demon, Tooth and Nail, Mulldrifter. All these cards can help to assemble Deadeye/Drake and then Deadeye/Agent as the win condition. Mulldrifter can soulbound with Deadeye for infinite blink to draw into your deck until you can assemble the combos with protection.


Some cards to consider cutting:

  • Siren's Ruse: worst blink spell, at two mana to blink only one creature and there's only one Pirate.
  • Illusionist's Stratagem: four mana is a lot to only potentially use this spell once.
  • Casualties of War: six mana difficult mana cost and a sorcery is in my opinion not worth it.
  • Deathsprout: four mana and it's difficult casting cost is not worth what you get.
  • Gilded Lotus: can do better than five mana ramp.
  • Ulvenwald Hydra: have lower CMC creatures who can get lands and you don't have a specific very powerful land to tutor for.
  • Duplicant: this conflicts with lots of other cards here since it exiles opponents creatures. Do you want to exile them or gain control of them?
  • Hornet Queen: Myr Battlesphere is more of a threat with the tokens it creates and you could even cut Battlesphere.

Some others:

I have other some suggestions of cards to add which I can make in another comment. Would you like more suggestions?

Good luck with your deck.

ZombieCat on Avacyn's Spirit Bomb |[Primer]|

1 month ago

UPDATE:

FINALLY, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS, BOUGHT A The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale. Deck is pretty much done except for new cards. More than willing to consider suggestions though!

ejoelgregory - Going to try out Smothering Tithes and keep Gilded Lotus in it's slot. See how well it performs.

NorinTheWise on Norin Naughty Nonsense

1 month ago

Yet again, love the deck. I am always happy to see well built Norin decks. Thoughts and suggestions:

  1. Cloudstone Curio: although this card can be broken in many ways I actually run it for its card advantage, not to break it. Being able to bounce Dualcaster Mage back to your hand whenever Norin ETBs is incredible. If you had the mana you could cast Dualcaster during each other players turn. Returning cards like Imperial Recruiter or Dockside Extortionist feels like crazy card advantage. I understand that more cards aren't being drawn but in an ETB focused deck it keeps your hand full of answers and powerful effects.

  2. Remove Manic Vandal: I honestly don't understand why I keep seeing Manic Vandal, Ingot Chewer, and the like in red decks. I understand that they fit the ETB theme that many go for but I find them to be value suckers. Lets say for Manic Vandal you cast him for 3 and same turn copy him with Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker. Thats 3 cmc and a Kiki-Jiki trigger, that could have gone to a much more powerful ETB effect, resulting in two artifacts being destroyed. A Shattering Spree could do the same with 2 cmc. A By Force with 3 cmc. Granted you have the possibility of recurring Manic Vandal but it still seems like the resources that go into it could be used better elsewhere when red has so many artifact wrath style cards.

  3. I have to say I am with Mitch on this one: Wayfarer's Bauble! It may be a personal preference but I think that the actual ramp of the Bauble outweighs the land fetch of Expedition Map and the sort.

  4. Gilded Lotus slows down the tempo of your deck. 5 cmc for ramp is a little much when it isn't a doubling effect. I would recommend Everflowing Chalice. It is far more versatile and fits on the curve whenever you want it to.

  5. You said you play in a meta with a lot of pesky lands. I would recommend giving Thespian's Stage a go. It can be a fun card to play around with. Stealing the effects from a Gaea's Cradle or Maze of Ith can be a blast.

Optimator on Miracles Come to those who...Topdeck them

1 month ago

Seems like you're off to a great start--that's a lot of powerful cards! My most recent deck is Yennett and I adore it. Optimation Agency (Sphinx Tribal). I have a much lower budget/smaler collection and I'm doing something slightly gimmicky with the tribal aspect, but it's still very effective in my circles.

You're running 7.5 ramp pieces; I'd maybe recommend a bit more. Maybe one or two? Those who know know Yennett can be a huge threat so she may get removed a lot. The two boots and Gift of Immortality are pretty clutch, so those and the two counterspells may do you well enough... but it's not a ton of protection. Also, you have some excellent bombs in the Eldrazi and some of your sorceries but if they get stuck in your hand you might wish you had the extra ramp. It would also just help get Yennett out a turn faster and/or empty your hand once she's out. Wayfarer's Bauble, Mana Vault, or Gilded Lotus might be good fits, or any more 3 CMC ramp pieces. I went with all odd-CMC ramp in my deck as a bit of a gimmick but the 2-CMC stuff is really where it's at if you don't mind not flipping them on a Yennett hit. You have a lot of good topdeck manipulators and tutors so maybe running the Signets and Prismatic Lens would be good/better? Your call--it should all work. A turn 3 3-CMC ramper will still get Yennett out early.

You have some excellent cantrips and similar effects, but you don't have much in the way of actual hand refillers. I'd be eager to hear how the deck does without them--especially with all your good tutors and planeswalkers and powerful Yennett bombs. Were it me, though, I would maybe trim a bomb or two and maybe a cute card for some regular card draw. Normally things like Blue Sun's Zenith or Braingeyser or Finale of Revelation would be my suggestion for a non-instant deck with good ramp but it's nice to have draw that Yennett can flip. There are lots of good choices at odd CMCs though!. Phyrexian Arena, Windfall, Rhystic Study, Tidings (underrated card for decks that don't need instants! X cards for X+1 mana is about as good as it gets in the low to mid CMC ranges). Overflowing Insight is a cute one. Read the Bones is on-theme and pretty great for the mana too. Not as much of a "refiller" though, so it's probably closer to the "cantrip" family.

You have a lot of excellent topdeck manipulators, but one last one I'd recommend is Aminatou, the Fateshifter. The ability to put a card from hand on top of the library is fantastic with Yennett. You have pretty much all the good ones that do that though, but if you feel you need more there she is. I'm extremely fond of Soothsaying in Yennett but you have some very powerful cards in the same category so it may not be better than what you have.

If they're in budget, Hall of Heliod's Generosity and Academy Ruins can be good.

In my deck I went heavy on low-CMC removal to fill out the curve and give me something to do on turns before Yennett is out. Personally, I feel you're running a little too little removal. You have lots of board wipes, which I like, but you could use more for artifacts and enchantments in particular. Some of your removal is bounce and some is only good if Miracle'd, so it may be a bit inconsistent. Definitely curious to see how it works for you though!

Is this a real deck you've built or just an exercise? I'd be eager to hear how the deck runs for you! With better cards I'd be curious to see if getting Yennett out and abusing extra turn spells and the like would make up for not having quite as much draw/removal. Could work! Could backfire though if you're on the wrong end of somebody's removal suite.

Anyway, looks great! Yennett is the shit. I hope it's fun!

x2sock on Don't hurt me, am baby

1 month ago

And i noticed smth else, why play Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds they only fetch you plains and thining out a 100 card deck by 2 cards, doesnt seem to be worth it to play a tapped land. There are some usefull utility plains or other such as: Maze of Ith,Mistveil Plains, Hall of Heliod's GenerosityTemple of the False GodEmeria, The Sky Ruin Myriad Landscape for Ramp

smth else but not that usefull i dont know New Benalia or Windbrisk Heights

And Nyx Lotus might be a better Gilded Lotus for you.

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