Blacker Lotus (card)

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Ashnod's Coupon 0
(un-official text)
Remove Blacker Lotus from your deck before playing if you're not playing for ante.

{T}: Remove Blacker Lotus from the game, then tear it into pieces. Add four mana of any one color to your mana pool.

Blacker Lotus 0
(printed text)
Border Color Silver
No. creatures in art 0
Artifact Unglued Rare
{T}: Tear Blacker Lotus into pieces. Add four mana of any one color to your mana pool. Play this ability as a mana source. Remove the pieces from the game afterwards.
Lines of Text 5
Illus. Christopher Rush
Collector Number 70/94
Secret Word Chia®
Gatherer entry
MagicCards.Info entry

Strategy and Combos

If in abundant supply, Blacker Lotus has a place in every deck and is often strictly better than Black Lotus.

Blacker Lotus can also be used in conjunction with copy effects and control-changing effects in order to rip up your opponents' cards. This strategy is made significantly more threatening with the inclusion of Mindslaver and Richard Garfield, Ph.D., which allows you to play most of your opponents' instant and sorcery cards as permanents. With Research and Isochron Scepter, you might thin out your opponents' collections considerably.

Tearing a card into pieces is an ownership-changing effect. For rules purposes, nobody owns a card once it has been torn to pieces. This does not affect legal ownership.

Frequently Asked Questions

If an opponent takes control of my Blacker Lotus, is there any way I can stop him or her from ripping my card?

Yes. You can concede the game.[1]


  1. Mark, Mark (September 9, 1998). "Unglued QAS".

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