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The ultimate card. Get three turns ahead for 0 mana.
Posted By: Bluehero (5/29/2010 10:32:39 PM)


"Can someone explain to me why the Beta Black Lotus is (as of this post) rated lower than Lotus Bloom?!"

I think there is a disconnect for some people between Black Lotus's reputation & price tag and it's actual ability. I've been there myself, thinking in my beginning days "Why is this the most expensive card in Magic? My Dark Rituals are dirt cheap, and not that much worse. Shouldn't the most expensive card in the game do something more flashy?" From that perspective, it's easy to imagine a lot of players thinking of Black Lotus as overrated and not worth the price tag. A card as (in)famous as Black Lotus really needs to impress to live up to it's reputation, and a less-experienced player could easily overlook it as a card that 'just produces mana'.
Posted By: scumbling1 (6/8/2011 7:05:18 PM)


Why are people not rating this five? If this isn't a five then what the heck is? It seems like they will never make a better card than this, so if this isn't rated five than none ever will be. Rate it five, dummies. rate it five.
Posted By: beerious (4/26/2011 12:19:45 PM)


Strictly worse than...what?
Posted By: Zoltantf (7/6/2011 12:00:50 AM)


Can someone explain to me why the Beta Black Lotus is (as of this post) rated lower than Lotus Bloom?!
Posted By: GrimjawxRULES (9/20/2010 10:34:55 AM)


I have a friend who is utterly convinced that this and Ancestral Recall are actually quite bad, and that they are worth 100$ max. If I didn't lose my arm strength in exchange for MTG skillz, I'd punch him in the face until he got that THIS IS SO MUCH FREE MANA THERE IS LITERALLY NOTHING TO COMPARE THIS TO. Geosurge is the only somewhat-comparable card I can think of right now, which provides a bonus of 3 mana... on turn 4, in monored, with restrictions. This does the same on turn 1, in any deck, no restrictions. You wanna play that Phyrexian Obliterator, but you have a Swamp, Island, Plains, Forest, Mountain, the Obliterator, and this in your hand? Go ahead, hell do it TURN 1. Madness. This is worth AT LEAST 1k. BUT, I do think it is overpriced, as I would never pay more than 60$ for a card, and $3000 for a card restrict... (see all)
Posted By: Shadoflaam (10/26/2011 7:18:42 PM)


Honestly, I think Time Walk is almost on par with this card, and Ancestral Recall is arguably superior. Not to imply that this card isn't all sorts of game breaking, just that it might not be the absolute best.

There is one advantage to this card over either of the previously mentioned cards, however. This card can be useful in virtually any deck, as opposed to Recall or Walk which are both blue exclusive. Regardless, all three are considered Power 9 for a reason.

An obvious 5/5. Anyone who rates it less doesn't understand the game.
Posted By: BongRipper420 (10/13/2012 3:49:17 PM)


Let's put it in a way that modern (August 2010) players can understand.
1 in opening hand, including land drop: Vampire Nocturnus (yay vampire tribal -.-)
2 in opening hand, including land drop: hell, any 7 CMC card to be sure. Akroma's Memorial to name a fantastic one, on turn 1.
3 in opening hand, including land drop: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Progenitus, Storm Herd on turn 1.
4 in opening hand, including land drop: Well, there aren't any 13 CMC cards out there,
But go crazy on the spells if you got 4 in your opening hand.
The point is, this card puts you several steps ahead of your opponent with no drawback.
This is, single-handedly, the best card in the game.
It can go into any deck without ever hindering it or being a dead draw (even late game, where you can summon big baddies and still have mana to play abilities, ehoes, etc.
Those who say this card is lackluster/ba... (see all)
Posted By: infernox10 (8/20/2010 5:19:30 PM)


Strictly superior to $1000.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/2/2012 12:20:32 PM)


This is the most broken card in the game. It would be great to have a beta copy, but it costs way too much.
Posted By: Dogod (11/25/2008 7:12:52 PM)