The Black Lotus

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  • Zer0Shift
    Zer0Shift  51 minutes back

    Collectors do not invest in the game to any considerable degree any more, furthermore they do not play the game.


    Collectors needs should not ever be considered, only players, people prurchasing the product and playing the game. Just abolish the list - wait 5 years for the abolishment to be considered the norm, and then reprint the shit out of them.

    • The Lazy Capitalist
      The Lazy Capitalist  11 hours back

      Loved the intro, fantastic!

      • MetalShredMaddNESS
        MetalShredMaddNESS  13 hours back

        Thing is the collectors also keep younger or newer players from really ever playing with these older cards. Sure MTGO has them for far cheaper than their paper counterparts but MTGO is a dying platform and clunky as all hell plus paper is just more fun. Digital is more convenient and accessible but I prefer paper when possible.

        • lovesinfinite1
          lovesinfinite1  2 days back

          Awesome documentary

          • joe smith
            joe smith  4 days back

            black lotus was a joke why its worth a lot,,,, chad be worth do to wear

            • peter makes
              peter makes  5 days back

              i think i've seen this video four times now. i don't own a black lotus nor will i likely ever have one. i didn't play magicback then and just started a few years back. but still this card is fascinating to me. and this video is part of that fascination. every time it gets recommended from anywhere i click on it, because i know just how good it is. amazing work!

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

                Now, this is Quality content.
                Way to go!

                • sky
                  sky  1 weeks 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

                  • sky
                    sky  5 days back

                    @LaBass666 the black border ones on card kingdom are $500 I'm pretty sure

                  • LaBass666
                    LaBass666  5 days back

                    You can't get walks below 3k, not tournament legal ones anyway, were they 500$ at the time of the inheritance

                • Ruben Scott
                  Ruben Scott  1 weeks back

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

                  • Cory Baxter
                    Cory Baxter  2 weeks back

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

                    • Antonius Britannia
                      Antonius Britannia  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

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

                        • Dogma Sough
                          Dogma Sough  2 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  2 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!
                            However...
                            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  2 weeks back

                              He should've done the rip test to prove authenticity

                              • Callum S.
                                Callum S.  2 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  2 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  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                            • wang chang
                                              wang chang  3 weeks back

                                              Exactly one year later i find this video. Creepy

                                              • Henry
                                                Henry  3 weeks back

                                                Why the f would u do the bend test
                                                Kill me

                                                • Eric Mejia
                                                  Eric Mejia  3 weeks back

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

                                                  • Liam Melchior
                                                    Liam Melchior  3 weeks back

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

                                                    • Bill Owen
                                                      Bill Owen  3 weeks back

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

                                                      • 88Somi
                                                        88Somi  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                            • Teddy Berghammer
                                                              Teddy Berghammer  4 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  4 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  1 months back

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

                                                                • Truth Hero
                                                                  Truth Hero  1 months back

                                                                  Does anyone know which song by Lakey Inspired this is?

                                                                  • GodzillaFreak
                                                                    GodzillaFreak  1 months back

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

                                                                    • cmn2012
                                                                      cmn2012  1 months back

                                                                      GodzillaFreak 👍🏼

                                                                    • GodzillaFreak
                                                                      GodzillaFreak  1 months back

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

                                                                    • cmn2012
                                                                      cmn2012  1 months 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  1 months back

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

                                                                    • TheKewlGamingMonkey
                                                                      TheKewlGamingMonkey  1 months 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  1 months 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.