The Black Lotus


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  • Nox.INk# Records ❶
    Nox.INk# Records ❶  1 days back

    Now, this is Quality content.
    Way to go!

    • sky
      sky  1 days back

      My friend got his uncle's magic collection and got two time walks both valued at $500. if it was a little older it would have been worth $5k

      • Ruben Scott
        Ruben Scott  3 days back

        I only seen 2 in high school few kids would play 24/7

        • Cory Baxter
          Cory Baxter  6 days back

          23:30 Imagine using real cards in a cube. EVER HEARD OF A PRINTER? What the fuck!?

          • Antonius Britannia
            Antonius Britannia  6 days back

            So as "holy grails" you put up a one of a kind card given for winning a tournament for Pokemon, and compare that to a Black Lotus, instead of the 1994 Champion card?

            • Solja GOD
              Solja GOD  7 days back

              Wouldn't the original prototype cards be THE most expensive magic cards?

              • Dogma Sough
                Dogma Sough  1 weeks back

                What a great and interesting video! I'm not a magic player, but the quality of this video is unquestionable. Pretty awesome.

                • Pleasant Whale
                  Pleasant Whale  1 weeks back

                  You make a good point at the end. "Well, if yer gonna laugh at us for liking cards, you guys need to admit that paying a few grand for a baseball is ALSO dumb." I stand on the ground of, "You're right. It's ALL silly."
                  I don't respect any kind, "extreme" collecting.
                  A stamp book (As boring as that sounds) with a buncha stamps that are worth 30-80 cents? Sure, that's a cute collection.
                  Magic and Yugioh cards? YAH! That's ok!
                  Buying a Magic card for 10,000 dollars? Nah...
                  I'm sorry but, I don't find that to be a, "Beautiful community that is passionate and cares for the rich history of the game."
                  I see that as an unhealthy addiction and big waste of dosh.
                  "But people collect baseballs for 5000 bucks-"
                  And I just said that, that is ALSO stupid.

                  • Daniel C
                    Daniel C  1 weeks back

                    He should've done the rip test to prove authenticity

                    • Callum S.
                      Callum S.  1 weeks back

                      ... see though, Black Lotus is powerful in a format like modern, and it was powerful back in the day... But it's now 2019 (as I write this comment) and honestly, I truly believe that the true power level of Mr. Lotus needs to be refreshed: it's old, and outdated - and call me naive, but honestly, imo Black Lotus is overrated.

                      Let's all move aside for the true king of artifact mana rocks: Sol Ring xD

                      • Mr. Favorable
                        Mr. Favorable  1 weeks back

                        I gotta say dude I absolutely love your channel. So far I've watched the Bolt video and this one. Your video has a lot of information and history on the game!

                        • HA CardMe
                          HA CardMe  2 weeks back

                          I LOVED this video! This was an amazing and in-depth look at one of the most iconic cards. This is definitely one of my favorite videos I have ever seen. Great job!

                          • Philipp Hartung
                            Philipp Hartung  2 weeks back

                            good video but entirely wrong title

                            • steven ouellette
                              steven ouellette  2 weeks back

                              That’s some Quality stuff!

                              • Jabbernaut
                                Jabbernaut  2 weeks back

                                Summary of misinformation in this video:

                                1. (5:00) Any card in the game can be created with 'arcane dust' acquired by disenchanting extra duplicate or unwanted cards, so if there is any single card you really want, you can make it guaranteed once you open enough packs to acquire enough dust, you don't have to get it randomly in a pack as the video claims.

                                2. (7:00) Summoning a copy of Shudderwock via Saronite Chain Gang's battlecry does not activate its battlecry again; battlecries only activate when a minion is played as a card from the hand.

                                3. (9:19) Either player can concede at any time during the Shudderwock battlecry and it will end the game instantly, so the long animation is only a problem when the losing player refuses to concede and elects to waste both players' time watching it. (Apparently there was a bug exclusive to the phone version of the game where you couldn't concede during the animation but this was hotfixed within 3 days of the card's release.)

                                4. (11:15) Totally left out that Blizzard does compensate you when a card is nerfed by allowing you to disenchant it at its full dust value, effectively allowing you to switch it out for a different card of equal value.

                                • Lil Slurpie
                                  Lil Slurpie  2 weeks back

                                  Yea my dad has two black lotuses and 4 fakes...

                                  • wang chang
                                    wang chang  2 weeks back

                                    Exactly one year later i find this video. Creepy

                                    • Henry
                                      Henry  2 weeks back

                                      Why the f would u do the bend test
                                      Kill me

                                      • Eric Mejia
                                        Eric Mejia  2 weeks back

                                        Dude omg I almost fucking screamed when he bent that lotus holy fuck

                                        • Liam Melchior
                                          Liam Melchior  2 weeks back

                                          My dad sold his unlimited black lotus for a bus ticket like 20 years ago rip

                                          • Bill Owen
                                            Bill Owen  2 weeks back

                                            Why can't Wotc just buyout the reserve list? Then they could remove it and reprint without ramifications

                                            • 88Somi
                                              88Somi  2 weeks back

                                              Question form totaly mtg noob : are there some cards from newest releases which became value like black lotus in future ?

                                              • Collin Shorette
                                                Collin Shorette  2 weeks back

                                                I don't believe many cards will ever become as iconic or valued like the Black Lotus or the other power nine. The reason for this is two fold: At this point in time, Wizards of the Coast has enough grasp on their game to not make those kinds of mistakes twice. No card will ever be as powerful as those cards. Ever. The second thing is even if they DID make something so powerful, there exists errata now to basically fix a card. They could reprint the card later with proper text. Just changing a few words or placement of punctuation of a card effect can quickly 'fix' a card. But thirdly, I suppose, is if the card isn't put on the reserved list, it'll keep getting reprints eventually thus occasionally devaluing the card and the card in question would have to be SO GOOD that the demand would still be so high for them...and fourthly, print runs are much larger now. Even after one print run there's usually so many copies of a card out there it'd be a miracle for the demand to outweigh supply and if the demand is super high, such cards tend to get a reprint to drop the value and refill the supply.

                                              • pawi
                                                pawi  2 weeks back

                                                No, because as the video explained, only a select list of those first edition cards have the promise to never be reprinted again. Legends do rise in price, but since cards are now much better balanced than the literal alpha run, they will never reach Black Lotus status.

                                            • Dohyden2
                                              Dohyden2  2 weeks back

                                              It upsets me that they listened to the reserved list complaints in 2010. I am certain that the majority of players and people who buy wizards sealed product would have been in favour of reserved list cards being reprinted in this way, but those people were quiet, or they didn't even know what was happening because it was never a problem for them, only a good thing. I personally want magic cards to be worth as little as possible on the secondary market and I want sealed product to maintain a steady MSRP because wizards is giving us new and fun sets. I am sick of masters sets giving us hugely inflated sealed product because of the secondary market, these products hurt local game stores and over charge the players.

                                              Abolish the reserved list and start printing these cards into the ground, let players access these card, let them play with them. I have never bought a magic card because of its value, I only ever buy cards because I want to play with them and that's how it is for almost all of the people who play magic. If people complain about the card prices on the secondary market then tough, the secondary market is not wizards concern, sale of sealed product is wizards concern. The game is fun to play and should continue to be fun to play for many years.

                                              • Josh Boucher
                                                Josh Boucher  2 weeks back

                                                I dont see how you are protected on devaluation on a product. Haha wish it was that way with stocks. Sounds like just a golden legal zone the collector is in.

                                                • Kikicatmeow
                                                  Kikicatmeow  2 weeks back

                                                  I just sat through 31 minutes..?
                                                  It only felt like 10 wth

                                                  • Teddy Berghammer
                                                    Teddy Berghammer  3 weeks back

                                                    Actually 1996 world champion is by far the most powerful card in the game while there is only one of them in the world it’s still insane I think it sells by like 3ish mill maybe two

                                                    • Collin Shorette
                                                      Collin Shorette  2 weeks back

                                                      That card is not powerful. Not even close to most powerful. Rare doesn't equal powerful.

                                                      The card's mana cost 5 (One of every color). Already kinda a crap cost unless you've got stable mana supply. Second is it's power and toughness actually gets WORSE the more you damage your opponent. Unless he's the one doing the hit to end the game, which likely your opponent wont let happen, he's just a big body doing very little. He can't be targeted by spells and abilities but that isn't the best protection in the game. It's Shroud, which is good, but you can't give him abilities to make him better because of it (Hard to give him keyword abilities such as Flying, Trample, etc without global, non targeting effects). It's only good grace is you can spend no mana to put it on top of your deck....but you have to also discard your entire hand....for a lack luster creature.

                                                      The card is rare, sure. It's a horrible card power wise. Especially when creatures today can do WAAAAAAAAAAY more for far less mana and effort to keep it around.

                                                  • יואב שוחט
                                                    יואב שוחט  3 weeks back

                                                    I didn't understand one thing about this card. What makes it so powerful? Its a 0 mana card that gives you 3 mana of a chosen color? Because that is all i can understand from what this card actually does. I get that its a very good card but the most powerful card in magic? Super rare? Yes, overall good? Yes, but i can't find a reason to call it powerful in terms of actual gameplay, its simmilar to the lotus field but no sacing land, not to mention there are deck that use blood sun to make it so its also free 3 mana. I just don't get it

                                                    • Alex Kammeraad
                                                      Alex Kammeraad  4 weeks back

                                                      I have a friend who sold a black lotus for $300 awhile back.

                                                      • Truth Hero
                                                        Truth Hero  4 weeks back

                                                        Does anyone know which song by Lakey Inspired this is?

                                                        • GodzillaFreak
                                                          GodzillaFreak  4 weeks back

                                                          As a yugioh player, black lotus looks absolutely useless. No idea what mana is supposed to be.

                                                          • cmn2012
                                                            cmn2012  4 weeks back

                                                            GodzillaFreak 👍🏼

                                                          • GodzillaFreak
                                                            GodzillaFreak  4 weeks back

                                                            @cmn2012 I know, it's just a joke.

                                                          • cmn2012
                                                            cmn2012  4 weeks back

                                                            Mana is what you use to cast spells so if you play the black lotus earlier like the first turn you could play a stronger creature really early in the game.

                                                        • Good Username
                                                          Good Username  4 weeks back

                                                          Never gave a single fuck about Magick, but damn this video is entertaining.

                                                          • TheKewlGamingMonkey
                                                            TheKewlGamingMonkey  4 weeks back

                                                            God damn this video is good. Started off having nothing to do with Magic, and over 6 minutes it related perfectly. Really well written, your voice is nice, and great editing!

                                                            • agr0nianTV
                                                              agr0nianTV  4 weeks back

                                                              This was randomly in my recommended and since I've never touched Magic (I do play Yugioh and Hearthstone though). I loved your segway up to 6:23 it was very informative. This is a great documentary professional grade stuff for sure.

                                                              • Sir Chives
                                                                Sir Chives  1 months back

                                                                this video got me into MTG

                                                                • Temaru Phan
                                                                  Temaru Phan  1 months back

                                                                  When collectors strike again and forbid reprints. I mean if this was in Yu-Gi-Oh I'd be like BRUH

                                                                  • MatthiasSpangenberg
                                                                    MatthiasSpangenberg  1 months back

                                                                    Even with reseve list intact they can print a new card like black lotus giving 4 mana. They can destroy Power 9 cards by releasing more powerful cards, so what is the point of the list?

                                                                    • John Skinner
                                                                      John Skinner  1 months back

                                                                      Power creep is already an issue in standard and modern. They dont want to print objectively more powerful cards than the p9, as it would completely destroy all major formats, upset the entire player base, and ultimately kill the game.

                                                                  • Lyng
                                                                    Lyng  1 months back

                                                                    Fantastic video.

                                                                    • Zach Chaffee
                                                                      Zach Chaffee  1 months back

                                                                      1.2 million views less than a year later thats incredible

                                                                      • Cum Captain
                                                                        Cum Captain  1 months back

                                                                        Time twister is legal in Commander

                                                                        • michael rea
                                                                          michael rea  1 months back

                                                                          gained a subscriber, nice vid

                                                                          • The worse player
                                                                            The worse player  1 months back

                                                                            How did I get here from a kryoz video?

                                                                            • David Yeakle
                                                                              David Yeakle  1 months back

                                                                              I never understood why people pay so much money for useless junk like that. I don't care if the clouds parted, harps played, and Jesus himself came down from heaven in a pillar of light to sign a baseball, I'm still not paying more than $10 for it.

                                                                              • Evolution shamp
                                                                                Evolution shamp  1 months back

                                                                                Youtube strikes again

                                                                                • Ever Greatest
                                                                                  Ever Greatest  1 months back

                                                                                  I have never even wanted to play magic but I watched this whole video great job!

                                                                                  • Mr. 101
                                                                                    Mr. 101  1 months back

                                                                                    OMG! this video made me wow! like can't count anymore...I'm such a magic fan boy..magic forever!

                                                                                    • Nebojsa Tosic
                                                                                      Nebojsa Tosic  1 months back

                                                                                      Someone give this guy a black lotus

                                                                                      • Adrius
                                                                                        Adrius  1 months back

                                                                                        What a fantastic video.

                                                                                        • Bottle 12
                                                                                          Bottle 12  1 months back

                                                                                          Is it a good card? Or just rare? Or both?