Most Overpowered Magic: The Gathering Cards

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Think Power Creep has gotten way out of hand? These span the whole of MTG.

The Top Ten

1 Platinum Angel

Come on! Ancestrall Recall? Time Walk? CONTRACT FROM BELOW? They are way cheaper cards that basically make it so that YOU WIN THE GAME. I mean, you have no hand, draw contract from below.. DRAW SEVEN CARDS FOR TWO MANA AND AN ANTE CARD! How likely that you are going to lose that ante card if you just have ANOTHER SEVEN CARDS? Plus, since you're playing ante, with contract from below, you're almost guaranteed to win your opponent's ante card. Not as flashy as platinum angel, but incredibly good.

"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!

This card needs to be banded it was used to kill 2 people with a planes walker and made the game not worth playing it is ruining the game

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2 Black Lotus

Easily beats out the rest of this list. Most of the other entries on this list are balanced by insanely high cost, and are only "overpowered" in casual games where no one thinks to play removal/counters. Lotus lets literally any deck skip forward 3 turns for the cost of 1 card, no mana, and very little deckbuilding space. Honorable mentions to Ancestral, Mind Sculptor, Time Walk, and Tinker, which are powerful for similar reasons.

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.

Of course its on this list. While what it does is pretty pathetic, its HOW its used that is the problem. If you draw it early, it effectively puts you ahead Three turns on your Mana Base. - Aigloblam

Its pretty awesome especially when you mana ramp your way to it in a few turns, but I prefer the bulk of platinum emperion, almost as op an ability, but has more kick when you slaughter and opponent.

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3 Avacyn, Angel of Hope

8/8 for 8 mana that has flying, vigilance, indestructible, and gives all other permanents you control indestructible is definitely overpowered.

An 8/8 that's indestructible and makes all other creatures you control indestructible too game winning card right there.

There is pretty much no way to lose, since having even a 1/1 indestructible can be a game changer.

Too overpowered in a set where hexproof was handed out like candy.

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4 Blighted Agent

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

I have a deck built like this and it takes out Tier 1 decks all the time. It only cost me about 50$ to build

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5 Emrakul, The Aeons Torn

Emrakul is the most directly powerful creature in magic full stop with his only opponent being ulamong the ceaseless hunger an 11/11 or 10/10 with the ability every time you attack exile the top 20 cards of your opponents deck. Emrakul story wise is also the most powerful with the ability to drain the life force (or mana) out of anything in it's path making it a mindless being of utter destruction. Plus Emrakul can never be really truly destroyed while there are some combos that can be done to send it to the graveyard it is sent straight back into your library while being pretty much impossible to exile (on the battlefield). Best card in my opinion, vote for Emerakul the aeons torn!

In my opinion eldrazi decks (good) are the most powerful deck around and they ramp rather well. Meaning this will be out pretty quick and on top of that it has annihilator 6 which means cards like platinum angel and jace will be eaten soon enough (because they are permanents). Also protection from colored spells so he's almost impossible to destroy and even if you do he will be back in the library and by that time your probably already dead.

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.

It's description is flying, protection from colored spells, annihilator 6, can't be countered, when it dies the graveyard gets shuffled into your library, 15/15. It has the ability to take out platinum angel if annihilated, and if you have It That Betrays you get anything he annihilates, GO EMRAKUEL!

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6 Jace, 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. - Aigloblam

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.

No deck and they are out and it's not that hard to get

Add in the fact you can ultimate him on turn 1 with a Bant commander deck, a friend did that once to me. Jaces first ability, Doubling Season kicked off, Contagion Engine ability, Ajani Steadfast -2 ability, and The Chain Veil at the end, Jace ultimate for the win

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7 Iona, 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. - Aigloblam

I have lost to this card to many times because usually it is reanimated. It should be banned in EDH and Modern in my opinion.

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8 Eldrazi Monument

Seriously, this is WAY too overpowered in summoning decks. Even better with hexproof and indestructible enchantments and only undone by two cards (tribute to the wilds and bonds of mortality). Plus, flying? Unblockable by most and it even comes in a commander deck. Win.

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9 Forest

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

Game winning card, I started turn one, dropped a forest. My buddy conceded right there, made up some excuse that his grandma just had a stroke and he had to go make sure she was okay. Pretty sick lie but whatever I won, no doubt obviously. Turn one Forest, very recommended deck. Wins Nevery time.

Possibly the most used green magic card in existence. Has been printed in nearly all of the sets

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10 Quicksilver 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. - Aigloblam

I also had a dragon deck this thing pumped out dragons every turn.

You could get a the heavy costing drop out on turn three for EDH, turn one land, tap for sol ring. Turn two, another land, tap all four for it. Turn three, why hello there Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

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The Contenders

11 Progenitus

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

Protection from everything... PROTECTION FROM THE GAME RULES (Smashes opponent's face through table).

This is very good, but I think it's not higher because it requires a Rainbow deck, or all colors, which means the likelihood of you getting out this or any other high-power, high-mana creatures. - AlGalaxy

Pair this in a green deck with forests and channel the suns and you have an invincible creature

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12 Traumatize

Best milling card ever, an honorable mention is jace memory adept

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13 Time 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.

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14 Ancestral Recall

Three cards... For one mana. Creatures are good, but jeez this is powerful

1 mana. Draw 3. Instant.

Sure, Black Lotus is expensive as hell and extremely powerful in the early game, but Ancestral Recall is major reason that Blue as a whole got nerfed earlier in MTG's history. Drawing 3 cards for just 1 blue mana at instant speed with no downside is just plain broken, no matter how you look at it.

Why did they even make this card I mean 3 cards, one mana should be removed from mtg

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15 Tinker

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. - Aigloblam

Kill your memnite and drop blightsteel colossus and win the game

16 Phage 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. - Aigloblam

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.

17 Island

Need Islands to play the most of the Other Overpowered cards

It's so op it shouldn't be reprinted anymore

Tropical island? Volcanic Island? Tundra? Underground Sea?

Squire: What's the scariest thing in the world?
50-year old Magic player: An untapped island turn 1.

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18 Worldspine Wurm

I got this card and once it was out I dealt 15 damage to him in one turn! Seriosly op, and it never truly dies unless you exile it. Only problem is the mana cost, but I just saw Garruk, caller of beasts, and now I want that because it would fix the mana problem.

15/15 of course it will make the list and even if you've killed it you have 3 5/5 worm creture tokens to deal with

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19 Blightsteel Colossus

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

11/11 infect trample and indestructible it's a straight beast

Plus it can be played with cards like Tinker or Quicksilver amulet for a lot cheaper. Use mirrorworks and you have two on the board for 2 or 6 mana.

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20 Akroma's Memorial

This artifact gives all your creatures flying, first strike, vigilance, trample, haste, pro black and red. Which basically it's saying they get op when that card comes into play. End of story

It is intense.

... Epic card... Spent so many good games with it in deck. Overpowered.

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