Most Overpowered Magic: The Gathering Cards


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The Top Ten

Platinum Angel
"You can't loose the game and your opponents can't win the game. " Simply protect it, let it sit there, and you win. Case closed.
Jaces' good ability takes way too long to pull off (12 loyalty)...
Black Lotus is good only on turn 1 and only with the right mix of cards...
Blighted Agent is also "other card dependent" and is too fragile.
Platinum Angel simply has to exist and you win. Turn 1 Llanowar Elves, Turn 2 Tinker = Platinum Angel on 2nd turn.
The only disadvantage of this card is maybe its mana cost and the fact that your opponent/opponents will completely rage when you use this card of over powered awesomeness. Just if you own this card, make sure nobody steels it from you, I learned this personally!
Any card that won't allow you to Lose is obviously overpowered. It doesn't matter how many ways there are of dealing with her, There are just as many or more to keep her safe.


[Newest]Oh man! This card is awesome. Once this card is down your opponent gives up!

2Blighted Agent
Cranial Plating + Cheap Artifacts + Blighted Agent = Kill by 4th turn.


Sure its just a 1/1, But Infect is dangerous, Giving it Unblockable made it Disgusting. Given how easily you can give it +9 power with very little mana, its almost always an instant game changer.


3Avacyn, Angel of Hope
An 8/8 that's indestructible and makes all other creatures you control indestructible too game winning card right there.
8/8 for 8 mana that has flying, vigilance, indestructible, and gives all other permanents you control indestructible is definitely overpowered.
Play it, use it, win with it

4Black Lotus
People may have their own personal preferences but there really isn't any contest... Black Lotus simply is the best card throughout the history of Magic (With the possible exception of Gleemax). You may hate it (I do) but you still have to agree that it is THE ONE CARD. Atm, Platinum Angel is number 1 on this list. Let me remind you that Platinum Angel costs 7 mana and is weak to removal (of basically any kind... ) If Black Lotus wasn't banned/restricted the entire game of Magic would be destroyed. Even now, with Black Lotus being banned/restricted, it IS incredibly overpowered, more so than any other card. Anyone who doesn't say that Black Lotus is THE ONE card to RULE THEM ALL (possible LotR reference there) clearly doesn't know the very basics of Magic: mana curves, etc.. Black Lotus ( together with the rest of Alpha/Beta/Unlimited) is overpowered and it is so by miles. If you do not agree with me then you are wrong/ a complete n00b (Not to say that there is anything wrong with you n00bs, but your skill of playing might be a bit... A bit eessh...).
Wow. Can't believe this isn't at the top already. Such an overpowered card, there is a reason why the original printing is worth several grand.
If you play it right, you can have a turn 1 win.


With a little bit of luck and playing it in the right deck you can win turn 1. Definitely the most broken magic card of all times. Can't see why platinum angel is the top and not this card.
If you have four of this card in your opening hand, you can play pretty much everything on this list (Iona, Platinum Angel, Blightsteel, etc. ) on turn one. Or you could pull off some fancy combo with the twelve mana you have floating.

5Jace, The Mind Sculpter
4 Abilities instead of 3, Planeswalker so he is harder to deal with than a creature, And if you can keep him alive for 5 turns, its pretty much game over.


4th? Really!? This is the best card of the world!
4 habilities! And the last hability? GAME OVER-OVER and more OVER!
Come on Jace!
This is so good it is band in its own block. Throw in a soul ring and you can have it out on turn two.

6Quicksilver Amulet
Got a 10 cost game changer in your hand on the 5th turn? This will let you drop it in for 4. Definitely overpowered.


I also had a dragon deck this thing pumped out dragons every turn.
I have this on my dragon deck. Talk about dropping 2 utvara for the cost of one. =)

7Iona, Shield Of Emeria
Instant death to any Mono deck. Simply find a way to drop it for cheap and you can totally stall out any mono deck that's been made.


Iona all I need say
Even with a multi coloured deck... this card will hurt your brain. Plus the art is cool.

8Eldrazi Monument
5 drop that gives ALL your creatures Flying, +1/+1, and Indestructible. Its cost of Sacrificing a creature each turn is nothing compared to its ability.


9Emrakul, The Aeons Torn
Emrakul, The Aeons Torn, in my mind is the best creature in the game of Magic. This is because it is a 15/15 with flying and protection from all colored spells.
Because of this, it can only be destroyed by a colorless 15/15 with flying, and there is only one of those, and that would be Emrakul itself.
The most powerful card in MTG at the moment. Yes there are several ways to deal with it, but it still has more abilities than most anything, and gives you an entire extra turn if you hard cast it. In a good Ramp deck, its a killer.


If you are using a deck that gets lands out quickly, this beast of a card could be gotten out on about turn seven, and with all the awesome card effects, you will practically win.
15/15, can't use spells on it, get it back after it's killed and it's 9th on this list?!?!?!

Protection from everything, put back into library after death, 10/10, basically and invincible powerhouse
"Protection from everything"...

Put this in your sliver deck and win.
Protection from everything... PROTECTION FROM THE GAME RULES (Smashes opponent's face through table).

The Contenders


Makes any Artifact instantly available, and that means any artifact that can win you the game is right there, ready to go. Including this in your deck gives you 8 chances to draw the card you need to win.


Kill your memnite and drop blightsteel colossus and win the game

All green decks would be screwed without it
Pure awesome, it makes all green decks awesome, it is what makes up everything green.
Without it everything would be black or blue or white, I don't mind red

14Phage The Untouchable
With so many ways to get at least one creature though, She can spell disaster for anyone. The only reason she isn't higher on the list is her traitorous ability to kill YOU also.


Although she has the chance to kill you, it's easy enough to summon her from your hand, then you've basically got deathtouch on both monsters and players.

15Worldspine Wurm

16Blightsteel Colossus
Forget Blighted Agent. This thing is an 11/11 with infect and trample. If your opponent doesn't block, they automatically lose.

17Time Walk
If you play it in the right deck and right way, you can pretty much change the whole game. How many times did you need that one mana? Well with time walk you can do it.
Pay 2 mana for an extra turn? I mean come on!
He is right, I mean come on in a blue white control deck its a huge advantage.
Hey Steve let's make a card, FAST!
Ok, What should it say?
Something that's good, oh and make it 2 mana and blue.

18Vorel of the Hull Clade

19Primordial Hydra
Doubles attack every turn and gains trample after ten counters
Oh yeah plus it's 2 forests and then x, where x is the mover of +1/+1 counters on it, and it has trample after 10/10?!?! I used this 5 moves in the next move it was 10/10 my opponent forfeit.

Need Islands to play the most of the Other Overpowered cards

21Vexing Devil
Mana Cost: 1 Mountain
Converted Mana Cost: 1
Creature " Devil
Power/Toughness: 4/3
Card Text:
When Vexing Devil enters the battlefield, any opponent may have it deal 4 damage to him or her. If a player does, sacrifice Vexing Devil.
Flavor Text:It's not any fun until someone loses an eye.

22Akroma's Memorial

23Ancestral Recall
Three cards... For one mana. Creatures are good, but jeez this is powerful
1 mana. Draw 3. Instant.
Chance to draw a good card between 3?
No.. just keep them 3!

24Odric, Master Tactician
Your opponents block nothing!
Good for token decks.

25Chromatic Lantern
Basically, with Chromatic Lantern in your arsenal, you are no longer limited to single or dual colored libraries. It allows you to add 1 of any color mana to any land you tap. Pair Chromatic Lantern with Door To Nothingness and its GAME OVER!

26Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

27Wood Elemental
This card is so good, it even stops submerge!
With tight legacy curves, as well as brainstorm and ponder, a small hit to the manabase won't be a problem, and if you're on aggro, you're probably going to hold extra lands in your hand anyways. Wood Elemental gives you a clock, protects your creatures from submerge, and laughs in nimble mongoose's fat mongoose face. It can, under the right circumstances, even grow larger than everybody's favorite lhurgof!
Simply put, best creature in mtg!

28Chancellor of the Dross

29Spawnsire of Ulamog
"20: CAST ANY NUMBER of Eldrazy cards you own from OUTSIDE the game WITHOUT PAYING their mana costs. " combined with a mana multiplier like vorinclex, voice of hunger or any other. Cast a Tooth and nail somewhere in the game then add all the eldrazi ability and annihilator bla bla bla you see the plan.

30Wall of Stone

31Grizzly Bears

Sure it cost 9 mana but when things get out of hand and you need a bailout. Exile all permanent, all hands, all graveyards, everyone's life to 1. It's just a race to get just 1 point of damage on someone.
It's actually good, because if you have an Instant or Sorcery that deals 1 or more damage, and cannot be blocked, then you win the game.

Wanna kill a (insert thing here) no problem!

34Dreadbore Return to Ravnica
You can just kill your opponent with this card!

35Goblin Charbelcher
Card Name:

Goblin Charbelcher

Mana Cost:


Converted Mana Cost:




Card Text:

3, tap: Reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a land card. Goblin Charbelcher deals damage equal to the number of nonland cards revealed this way to target creature or player. If the revealed land card was a Mountain, Goblin Charbelcher deals double that damage instead. Put the revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.

A deck with only couple of lands And lots of mana making cards, this is an instant win making ~40 damage

36Kozilek, Butcher of Truth

Strongest card x+x+ damage!

38Rite of Replication
Works amazing with a Doubling Season or a Parallel Lives. Best used in a Mana ramp deck
Card text
Rite of Replication
CMC = 4 2UU

Card text
Kicker 5
Copy Target Creature and put a token of that copy into the battlefield under your control, if kicked, put 5 copies of target creature into the battlefield under your control.

Works wonders with beauties like massacre wurm, grave titan, fiend hunter ( that makes people cry) elemental royal ( makes people cry when you play a land,) darksteel or blightsteel colossus ( either one works)

39Elvish Piper
For 4 mana, you can play an elf and play ANY creature for one mana
Get this out quickly and it's game over


41Domri Rade
-7 You get an emblem with "Creatures you control have double strike, trample, hexproof and haste"

42Mox Lotus
Tap: infinite mana source, then if you are running green, chuck out an Omnathe, Locus of Mana, your green mana doesn't drain and you have an infinite/infinite creature. if your really mean you can put a basilisk collar on it, or try and gve it infect

43Gisela, Blade of Goldnight

44Advent of the Wurm

45Archangel of Thune
Also, spike feeder, and then horizon chimera and fathom mage
Every time I gain life put a +1/+1 counter on All my creatures ok. Soul warden/soul's attendent + archangel of thune great combo. Great for token decks or any life gain deck for that matter. even by herself she can do some damage granted no removal spells right away. won quit a few games with just her.

Top of my list.

For 7 mana, a 3/4 with infect and can assign combat damage regardless of being blocks or not? Plus considering pretty much every good infect deck has a hand of the praetor and other such cards, it's gonna be pretty easy to up it to a 5:6 and beyond. Longest game lasted for me: 6 moves

47Goldenglow Moth
One drop, block and you gain four life. Combined with Ghostly Possession, you have an invincible blocker that gives you life. Plus it's a moth.

You've got to be kidding me. Platinum angel is nowhere near broken. You need a very large combo to keep it alive, and there's no way to make it invulnerable. And the argument about how black lotus needs other cards to be good. You even say that if you protect platinum angel, it wins you the game. That means it needs other cards to make it good, directly contradicting you're rant about balck lotus, which wa
Platinum angel? You've got to be kidding me. All it takes is a doom blade to kill it.

49Krenko Mob Boss
Card text:
Two red mana two colorless
Legendary creature: goblin warrior
Tap: put X 1/1 red goblin creature tokens on to the battlefield, where X is the number of goblins you control

It may not look like much, but soon you'll have 15,101 goblins and your opponent DIES!

50Mons's Goblin Raiders
Best card ever invented. period. it is a 1/1 for 1 red and is a rare.

51Sliver Hivelord
This works great if you want to play with a all sliver deck

52Young Pyromaster
Has more power and toughness than any other 2cmc card

53Birthing Pod
Any mana combo deck + untap cards / enter battlefield effects = fast and easy win

54Lava Axe

55Karn Liberated
It's OP when you get it high enough

56Storm Crow
Literally the most broken over powered card ever printed. what even is this WOC?

57Bearer of the Heavens
10/10 and when it dies so does everything els. OP

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