Top 10 Best Magic: The Gathering Cards

The best cards in the game. Maybe there's a lot of combos with them, maybe they're really overpowered all by themselves. What will happen? We'll see.

The Top Ten

1 Black Lotus

OP in it's own way.

The Black Lotus is definitely one of the best I will also mention that The Black Lotus from one website was selling the Alpha Variant for about $40,000 which I would estimate to be about the worth of a car. - Maskerace

4 mana on turn one? Yes please. And with all the other combos available you can cast huge creatures on turn one. No wonder the card is worth thousands of dollars and almost banned in everything.

Yep and the most expensive card in ALPHA it's worth up to 10,000 dollars!

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2 Ancestral Recall

Three cards for only 1 mana is almost too good to be true.

3 Time Walk

Having an extra turn with some powerhouses can be extreme. Instead of dealing 10 damage, you can deal 20!

Extra turn for 2 mana? Yes please!

The ability to take an extra turn is very good

Put this with any tap to untap target artifact and unlimited turns for you. (Easy to find, especially for blue)

4 Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

I know this card and I can tell you that there is a good reason why this card is Banned in Commander.
This card is a 15/15 that reads "This spell can't be countered. When you cast this spell, take an extra turn after this one. Flying, protection from colored spells, annihilator 6 When Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is put into a graveyard from anywhere, its owner shuffles their graveyard into their library."
Good news is that it's good but What I can compare this creature to is a boss card that can only be taken out in certain ways. Bad news is that this card can only be taken out by removing it from the game and the card has to be Colorless. For example one card I know would take this card out is Karn Liberated since He's a colorless Planeswalker. - Maskerace

Absolutely horrible. You'll never cast Emrakul unless you have at least two Black Lotuses, so this is possibly the most overrated card I've ever seen.

This is the big dog among the legendary Eldrazi. Extra turn when you cast it and protection from colored spells and annihilator 6? Not good enough, better also make it a 15/15 flyer that can't be countered. I mean, this is almost a spell that says "you win"

Very good card overall. You can use Quicksilver Amulet to get it out early and win.

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5 Mycosynth Lattice

This is the best card

Wow. When I first saw this card I squeeled with joy. Everything is an artifact? That is insane. You can suddenly double loyalty on planeswalkers without using abilities. Annul becomes a counter for 1 mana. And mana color doesn't even matter! How great is that? The combo possibilities are just about endless with it, this card is truely overpowered as it gets.

6 Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre

The 2nd best eldrazi ever

7 Tinker

It is a good card

This card is basically a Blightsteel Colossus on turn 1,
and from then on the rest of the game is almost fixed.

8 Mox Emerald
9 Progenitus

This card deserves a spot high on this list simply for this text "protection from everything"

I have this card it's the best card you cane ever have

True that. Basically it's saying "Put this in a sliver deck and win"

"Protection from everything" basically means it can't die. Like the other Progenitus can, it's like God.

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10 Eight and a Half Tails

In EDH, this is one of the kings among commanders. It's so anti control it is control.

The Contenders

11 Jace, The Mind Sculptor


This is the best card no doubt. Discard the entire library-that means their hand becomes their library. No library, you lose. The only counter to this is Vraska the Unseen, and that needs to be fast. - AlGalaxy

Best Mill card ever!

Don't really like it because your opponent could just kill it with cards like Gurruk or Emrakul, The Aeons Torn or Progenitus. - ziggystardust72

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12 Rhys the Redeemed

Ever head of krenko

The king of all decks token. This is easily one of the best EDH commanders you can run. It gets out staggeringly fast and has staggeringly good consistency. Not to mention it has a CMC of 1 for 2 colors. This card is on another level altogether.

very good

13 Island

Islands are the most awesome basic land unless you're up against a creature with islandwalk.

Why is island higher than volcanic island or tropical island?

Can't disagree here.

The ability to play the best cards in magic wouldn't be possible without a couple of islands

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14 Lightning Bolt

1 drop for 3 damage!

NOT GOOD BRO! it's a common :( :(

15 Platinum Angel

I agree! - ziggystardust72

Guaranteed win, especially when paired with Darksteel Forge, which makes it indestructible. Fairly powerful 4/4 creature by itself, but prohibitively expensive mana cost (7). If you can get it on the battlefield, have enchantments ready to protect it until you bring out Darksteel Forge.

Scence it sas your aponet can not win the game and you could still win the game togh

16 Scion of the Ur-Dragon

This card is a staple in a 5 color EDH deck. This is because it is the most consistent commander you can have. Not only that, but it has an insanely good ability which can be used to kill things, protect it, or all sorts of other things. All in all, it's a really excellent card

?! why isn't the original your-Dragon here before this weak thing!? this card sucks! - ziggystardust72

17 Brainstorm

1 blue mana to draw three and put two back. This is excellent for when you don't need exactly what's in your hand, but want to draw a lot of cards. It is really powerful just by itself. Especially for a common.

I disagree. why wouldn't you just play ancestral recall? - ziggystardust72

The staple of blue decks. Played everywhere while legal.

18 Dross Scorpion

4 for a 3/1 in the list of top cards? That's not why it's here. This card is by far the most effective combo engine I can imagine. As a creature, it's terrible sure. But if you're looking to really do something with that mycosynth lattice, you can play this guy.

19 Maelstrom Nexus

Another one of those great cards that's just really overpowered by itself, let's you cascade whatever you want even if it's something insanely big in CMC

20 Ajani Vengeant
21 Griselbrand

Wish it was commander legal lol

The fact that this card is a later printing and almost as restricted as power nine just proves how amazing and fun it is. I can't wait to meet liliannas next supposedly more powerful demon on ahmonket.

22 Liliana Vess
23 Mountain
24 Doom Blade

I'm not voting for the completely broken cards listed in the top ten, but instead my vote goes to Doom Blade because unlike other cards above it that are broken, it's a fair, balanced card that's fun to play and fun to play against. - Turkeyasylum

25 Scorching Spear
26 Emrakul, The Promised End

Love it! - Boboisgooddog

Boss! - MacinaSmashingPumpkins

13/13? for so little? amazing! - ziggystardust72

27 Chandra Ablaze
28 Ajani Caller of the Pride
29 Sorin Markov
30 Ashnod's Coupon

Get me some toilet water from Lithuania. No? That's a shame...

31 Wood Elemental

I hate having untapped forests, so I play wood elemental to destroy every forest I have. It is the most op card ever.

32 Shelkin Brownie
33 Razor Boomerang

I love to damage myself.

34 Relentless Rats
35 Bog Hoodlums
36 Entomb

Library search and deposit into graveyard for an easy huge powerhouse on potentially turn 1? Yes please

37 Broodstar
38 Force of Will

The only way to stop first turn crazy stuff in Legacy and Vintage.

39 Demonic Tutor
40 Tolarian Academy
41 Balance
42 Mana Drain

It's banned in almost every format! give it a higher rank

No you can't, but yes I can next main phase. Best use of two blue in MTG.

43 Doorway To Nothingness.

Insanely high mana cost, but an insta-kill against your opponent hiding behind 10/10 creatures. Beware, though, your opponents (if playing with multiple people) will most assuredly team up on you. Best to use if you have proper defenses (such as the aforementioned Platinum Angel).

44 Hatred

Fun and brutal. Expectantly kill an opponent by dumping most of your life into an unblocked creature, or go down spectacularly when they counter it. Even better in EDH when you can play it on someone else's General who is attacking another opponent.

45 Angel of Hope
46 Snapcaster Mage
47 Ponder
48 Memnite

The best - epic72

49 Break Open
50 Mistbind Clique
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