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I couldn't agree more with the flavour text.
Look how much this and Black Lotus are worth.
Posted By: infernox10 (6/3/2011 2:13:39 AM)


Atomic Almond
Posted By: Pontiac (4/12/2011 12:34:25 PM)


It is only a third of Black Lotus' power.

Black lotus was about 6 times too powerful.

There are virtually no 0 CMC mana accelerators. This is for good reason, it's because it breaks the entire structure of the game. There are only so many things you can do on the first turn, and most of them cost 0 or 1 mana.
With one or two of these in your starter hand, it's like you skipped the first turn of the game, while your opponent didn't.

Burn decks would be helped, but it also helps to play a 2/2 with haste and vigilance on the first turn, preventing your opponent form doing anything useful on the first or second turn.

Again, it just speeds you up relative to your opponent, and you can spend your extra time and mana gaining card advantage.
Posted By: NoobOfLore (10/5/2011 4:23:24 PM)


For all the comments saying how it was 3X worse that black lotus and how there are so few cards that give 0CMC mana ramp, just look at the power 9: Black Lotus which is 0 CMC mana ramp, Mox Ruby, Mox Emerald, Mox Pearl, Mox Jet and Mox Sapphire which are all 0 CMC mana ramp. What are thought of as almost the nine most powerful cards in the game, 6 of are 0 CMC mana ramp.

on a final note, all the moxes give one mana of a specific colour each turn, Lotus Petal gives one mana of any colour for one turn, if you're playing a combo deck that wins on turn one, you don't care about that.
Posted By: Arrzarr (7/12/2011 1:38:06 AM)


@Zylo- Look in the upper right corner of this card. See that little zero? That makes mana accel for ZERO mana. Even if it's just one mana, it can make a huge difference. AND it's an artifact, so for zero you've got your Tolarian Academy producing mana.
Posted By: atemu1234 (11/24/2012 11:46:03 AM)


@ Aaron:
Lotus Pedal was never broken, but it enables other broken cards and makes them even more broken. Tolarian Academy for example was a sure hit and I wonder why NO designer was able to stop this sillyness before it happens.

To make the Lotus Pedal safe, it should enter the battlefield tapped. Most problems fixed, since it can fix your mana, but it can't be used to cast a Flash on turn 1.
Posted By: Cheza (8/1/2011 5:41:52 AM)


Then: Common
Posted By: Totema (4/12/2012 1:09:31 PM)


Funny, I remember when this card first came out, and I thought it was amazing. not only did I see the playability in it, I saw the art, and loved it instantly. But I also remember that during the time that Ursa saga was releasing no one saw the potential in this card. I just keepped laughing (to my self mostly) that none in that era of magic would for see how powerful this would become. Kinda funny seeing the difference of today's magic from what it was like back in mirage/tempest/ursa's day... just look it's now coming back in 20 years vault set...And to think most ppl back in tempest wouldn't even give that card the time of day!
Posted By: Matsumoto (8/23/2013 2:36:29 AM)


I love this. Three times strictly worse than black lotus.... and it's STILL banned.
Posted By: land_comment (4/10/2011 2:22:45 PM)


Mr. Forsythe,

I would like to point out that some of these "poke the bear" cards do come out reasonable without being let downs. I would consider Gilded Lotus, Mox Opal, Ancestral Visions, Lotus Bloom, and Time Warp are all examples of throwbacks which are at once exciting, powerful, and pretty balanced. Chrome Mox really pushes the envelope but still seems fair enough all things considered.

I think all people like a well-designed throwback, and as a huge huge huge fan of Time Spiral from a design, creative, limited, and constructed stand point, I love throwbacks. Never stop doing 'em!
Posted By: Missile_Penguin (4/18/2011 12:45:35 PM)