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Hello TappedOut community!

Recently, I asked a couple of my friends: Aside from the ridiculously priced Power 9 cards, what is the BEST Magic card to ever be printed? We all had our opinions, but this got me thinking what everyone else thought was their all-time best card.

However, for ease and accuracy, I'd like to put in a few rules:
1. While people may have "favourite" cards, I'd prefer it if we avoid that and choose what they personally think is the BEST card.
2. If you cannot pick a single card, you may PREFERENCE up to 3 cards.
3. If you vote for a Mox colour, you vote for all Mox.
4. No Ante cards. E.G Contract from Below , Jeweled Bird .
5. No basic land cards.

I'll tally the votes up as we go every so often and keep track of the progress.

NOTE: Some preference voting may be omitted.

But during this time, lets also have some fun! Everyone loves free stuff, right?

Well, I just so happen to have a spare PROMO Wurmcoil Engine up for grabs. I've also got some Feature Tokens on the T/O website. So I'm thinking of doing it like this:

1ST PRIZE: PROMO Wurmcoil Engine, a Feature Token to the deck of your choice.
2ND PRIZE: A Feature Token to the deck of your choice.
3RD PRIZE: Uhh... Your name written up so you can show of the glory off being 3rd?

So how do I acquire this free goodness, you ask?

Well, all you have to do is +1 this "deck". Yep, thats it. On the 12th of May I will draw out the names of winners - which I will do by numbering each person accordingly to the list of users who have liked the "deck" and using this random number generator to draw out the winners.

Good luck to everyone who participates, and lets see what everyone's opinion is on their choice of the Top MTG Card of All Time.

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Jan_gwapo says... #1

i go for TinkerMTG Card: Tinker and Lightning BoltMTG Card: Lightning Bolt

May 2, 2012 8:50 a.m.

Ino says... #2

same as my bro jan gwapo TinkerMTG Card: Tinker and Lightning BoltMTG Card: Lightning Bolt

May 2, 2012 9:18 a.m.

Hades4836 says... #3

I believe the best card ever is Goblin HeroMTG Card: Goblin Hero, especially the rare version! ...JK

The best card I think is Wolfir SilverheartMTG Card: Wolfir Silverheart. That card is going to be a powerhouse in standard. An 8/8 for 5, great, plus an extra 4/4 on any of your creatures, fantastic.

May 2, 2012 11:54 a.m.

Moobu says... #4

If I were to pick 3 of the most overpowered magic cards ever printed my list would look like this... (in no particular order)

1.) Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor: As its been stated in previous posts this card does SO many different things for blue at once that he's the ultimate card advantage swiss army knife. His popularity among the pros speaks for his power.

2.) Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will: This card single handedly defines the most brutal, expensive, aggressive format there is. If you aren't running a playset of Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will odds are you probably aren't going to win.

3.) Sensei's Divining TopMTG Card: Sensei's Divining Top: This one might have been questionable as "most powerful card ever printed" a month ago. But with miracle cards being announced I suspect that the infamous top will be banned from the rest of the formats that it is currently allowed in. This card rivals the great Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor in how powerful its ability to dig into your deck is.

May 2, 2012 1:43 p.m.

bluemaster says... #5

1 surgical extraction. (oh you forced willed me? that's ok let me see how many do you have...)2 force of will. (duh)3 place is split whit oath of druids ( oh nice little bird do you have... it's my turn? so let's triguer oath of druids ability and oh my a blightsteel colossus. ) AND stasis. ok she has a nasty upkeep cost. but ho played against it must remember the pain it was. and today 7 or 8 years after the first turbo stasis deck i guess a deck with it can dominate the laegacy format. and by the way i beat 2 power nines with my turbo istasis deck (with out kismet)

May 2, 2012 3:52 p.m.

Necroci says... #6

Gonna have to say Jace TMS takes the cake.

May 2, 2012 6:14 p.m.

dumplins says... #7

You guys are all ridiculous.

Storm CrowMTG Card: Storm Crow is hands down the best card. I once had a deck of 60 Storm CrowMTG Card: Storm Crows and nothing else. I never lost.

I also never played, but that's just a formality.

Also, it combos incredibly well with Storm CrowMTG Card: Storm Crow.

May 2, 2012 9:09 p.m.

danath777 says... #8

Knight of the ReliquaryMTG Card: Knight of the Reliquary and fetch lands

May 2, 2012 11:51 p.m.

dimreality6313 says... #9

I'm going to have to go with...

1, Phyrexian MetamorphMTG Card: Phyrexian Metamorph- he copies any big creature threat on the battlefield and can even copy a devastating equipment or Annoying artifact.

  1. Venser, the SojournerMTG Card: Venser, the Sojourner- he is breakable to the max and makes ETB cards broken by being on the battlefield. He is the epitomy of battlefield manipulation: bounce, unblockable and exile. 'nuff said!
  2. Phyrexian Obliterator MTG Card: Phyrexian Obliterator - a HUGE beat stick for black that needs to be either countered, exiled or avoided. There aren't many other cards in standard that I fear more than an obliterator.
May 2, 2012 11:57 p.m.

SplodyCopter says... #10

Dat NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence first. It's the best draw engine anyone can think of.

Secondly, Force. For obvious reasons.

Tertiarily, may i suggest Doom BladeMTG Card: Doom Blade? arguably the most useful card ever.

May 3, 2012 1:01 a.m.

nanowaffle says... #11

My favorite card: Gwafa Hazid, ProfiteerMTG Card: Gwafa Hazid, Profiteer.

Cards I like:

  1. Blazing ArchonMTG Card: Blazing Archon
  2. VigorMTG Card: Vigor
  3. Vapor SnagMTG Card: Vapor Snag
May 3, 2012 11:39 a.m.

Paladin852 says... #12

I absolutely love CommandeerMTG Card: Commandeer. Whether this is a power card or just a personal favorite, I'm not sure. What I do know is that I'll gladly exile my BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorm and Spell SnareMTG Card: Spell Snare to steal Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor from you. Or NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence. Or your ChannelMTG Card: Channel-powered FireballMTG Card: Fireball.

May 3, 2012 2:42 p.m.

Door to NothingnessMTG Card: Door to Nothingness

For the sheer fact of "Target player loses the game." Plain and simple.

May 3, 2012 9:37 p.m.

That'd suck if someone RerouteMTG Card: Rerouted that.

May 3, 2012 9:50 p.m.

SplodyCopter says... #15

I just wanna point out that although the original post says other than the Power Nine, the list includes Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall and Time WalkMTG Card: Time Walk.

May 3, 2012 10:03 p.m.

STG says... #16


I should've clarified more, the "other than the Power 9" cards was in reference to the conversation I had with my friends. You're allowed to vote for the Power 9 if you want to,its up to you.

May 3, 2012 11:40 p.m.

elbenji says... #17

May 4, 2012 1:10 a.m.

SplodyCopter says... #18

oh! then for sure dat mox should be number one.

May 4, 2012 2:14 a.m.

Schaaph says... #19

In my meta there are also a few cards worth a mention:

MirrorweaveMTG Card: Mirrorweave

Swords to PlowsharesMTG Card: Swords to Plowshares

Black Sun's ZenithMTG Card: Black Sun's Zenith

All cards that works well against just about anything. +1 from me :)

May 4, 2012 11:44 a.m.

jakegot says... #20

For pure nostalgia I have to say the Serra AngelMTG Card: Serra Angel gets my first vote.

Looking at the card now she's not all that great, but when I was 12 it was the game changing ultimate zOMG moment of countless casual matches with my buddies.

Today in standard I love my Blightsteel ColossusMTG Card: Blightsteel Colossus falling on turn 5-6 with Kuldotha ForgemasterMTG Card: Kuldotha Forgemaster with the help of a Mox OpalMTG Card: Mox Opal.

Add in the Slayers' StrongholdMTG Card: Slayers' Stronghold to haste it and is a fun rouge deck.

My $0.02 for 5 awesome cards.

May 4, 2012 11:54 a.m.

tehboss says... #21

My personal favorite power cards are as follows:

Back in the old days, Word of CommandMTG Card: Word of Command was the king card to have when playing black. Play any one spell of opponents choosing targets and mana tapped. Fireball a players own creatures.

Better is BalanceMTG Card: Balance. Evens out the playing field if you are getting the shaft. But really gives it to you if you have more land than a single opponent.

I think the best though has to be Nevinyrral's DiskMTG Card: Nevinyrral's Disk. Resets the battlefield to a clean slate. Even gives your opponent a 1 round warning, but is great to have out as a threat if the battlefield gets too one-sided against you.

May 4, 2012 1:15 p.m.

Anderground says... #22

What about Hero of BladeholdMTG Card: Hero of Bladehold ? Best card ever

May 5, 2012 10:37 a.m.

Neemzor says... #23

It's a tie between these three: BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorm, Dark RitualMTG Card: Dark Ritual, Demonic TutorMTG Card: Demonic Tutor

May 5, 2012 3:41 p.m.

ancientales says... #24

right now jms, Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will and TinkerMTG Card: Tinker are winning and for good reason so theres my top 3

May 5, 2012 5:31 p.m.

samiam2 says... #25

May 5, 2012 9:03 p.m.

sol ring- cheap love getting in opening hand

Cruel Ultimatum- expensive but so effective and has so many abilities

May 6, 2012 3:24 a.m.

weet says... #27

Elvish PiperMTG Card: Elvish Piper

I've honestly been able to pull off so many combos with this it wasn't even funny.

Turn 1: Black LotusMTG Card: Black Lotus Mox EmeraldMTG Card: Mox Emerald, drop Elvish PiperMTG Card: Elvish PiperTurn 2: Tap Elvish PiperMTG Card: Elvish Piper for Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

(note: Was a vintage deck played on Cockatrice. Yes I realize the hand had an EXTREMELY low chance of ever turning out like that considering you have a 1 in 60 chance for two of the essentials...BUT STILL)

May 6, 2012 4:01 a.m.

backblast5 says... #28

id say Phyrexian Obliterator MTG Card: Phyrexian Obliterator , Platinum EmperionMTG Card: Platinum Emperion and TinkerMTG Card: Tinker because Phyrexian Obliterator MTG Card: Phyrexian Obliterator can clear your opponents field without really doing anything except block and TinkerMTG Card: Tinker can get out Platinum EmperionMTG Card: Platinum Emperion turn one and thats pretty much game right there.

May 6, 2012 5:24 a.m.

arsonisfun says... #29

Surgical Extraction, Sinkhole, Oblivion Ring.

May 6, 2012 10:39 a.m.

JoeMama says... #30

Jace really is a b****. But he's at the top, destroying standard for a couple months all by himself

May 6, 2012 11:17 a.m.

compgurusteve says... #31

1st: Primeval TitanMTG Card: Primeval Titan cause of well....landzzzz...

2nd: Rites of Replication cause EDH just wouldn't be fun without it

3rd: Birds of ParadiseMTG Card: Birds of Paradise many memories made.

May 7, 2012 1:46 a.m.

Yoshiman says... #32

Such a dirty way to increase your average deck rating. lol

Why did I think of this.

May 7, 2012 4:53 a.m.

STG says... #33


There was honestly no bad intention for increasing my deck rating or anything like that, just doing it by likes is the easiest way to organize a numbered order of people.

May 7, 2012 5:56 a.m.

Yoshiman says... #34

Lol, I know. Just messing with you.

May 7, 2012 5:58 a.m.

STG says... #35


May 7, 2012 6:07 a.m.

graft says... #36

I saw this deck within minutes of it being posted, and instantly I knew it would be the top-rated deck. Then I nearly forgot to post! STG, this is a cool idea and thanks for your generosity. If you ever do more of these contests, I would personally be interested in seeing one that asks for the best card at a single rarity (common, uncommon, rare, mythic).

In a vacuum, my vote has to go to Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor. He provides such an overwhelming advantage. I nearly gave Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will my vote, but I think JTMS has the edge since the freshly-printed Cavern of SoulsMTG Card: Cavern of Souls takes a ton of power away from Force.

May 7, 2012 11:07 a.m.

bjart_freohr says... #37

Defense of the Heart

May 7, 2012 1:37 p.m.

STG says... #38


Hey, thank you. It means a lot (:

Its hardly much of a prize really, but y'know, I love this site and its got such good people, felt like something nice to do back in return - whilst also being pretty fun and interesting to do.

Also maybe I will do more competitions like this in future. Perhaps I will do that idea next, thank you for your suggestion. :D

I was also thinking of perhaps doing a Best Artwork vote too.

I'll have to be on the lookout for something better for a prize next time around. (:

May 7, 2012 6:28 p.m.

PvtCaboose434 says... #39

Best artwork vote would be cool, I'd love to see which art other people like best.

May 7, 2012 7:43 p.m.

Carnophage says... #40

May 7, 2012 10:53 p.m.

MklEstevan says... #41

1) Ajani Goldmane

2) Baneslayer Angel

3) Grave Titan

May 8, 2012 2:28 a.m.

MTG_Dude says... #43

May 8, 2012 9:01 a.m.

anemptylake says... #44

$9296.01(Estimated NM)

And there aren't even any Black Lotuses! hahaha...

May 8, 2012 4:26 p.m.

Smowling says... #45

May 8, 2012 5:10 p.m.

monkty says... #47

May 9, 2012 12:12 a.m.

DanDan says... #48

Force of will, Tinker, and besides power nine i would have to say demonic tutor.

May 9, 2012 12:20 a.m.

dethjakal says... #49

user:Jace,%20the%20Mindsculptor all the way

May 9, 2012 7:18 a.m.

miss3 says... #50

May 9, 2012 1:42 p.m.

PrinceCode says... #51

Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor, of course. :3

May 9, 2012 3:54 p.m.

Vampire HexmageMTG Card: Vampire Hexmage/ DespiseMTG Card: Despise, Surgical ExtractionMTG Card: Surgical Extraction = GOODBYE user:Jace,%20the%20Mindsculptor!!!!!!

I hate that card...

May 9, 2012 7:09 p.m.

IDEAL says... #53

Coat of ArmsMTG Card: Coat of Arms. Play it in any game, and your opponents will utterly HATE you. Especially annoying with token-heavy decks.

May 9, 2012 7:37 p.m.
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May 9, 2012 9:14 p.m.

triple post? how?

May 9, 2012 9:16 p.m.

Midget_Cow says... #58

Definitely going to say Scavenging OozeMTG Card: Scavenging Ooze... it is so good at just doing everything for a cheap cost! For 1G you can gain life, get a large body, and neuter graveyard strategies. Now that's utility.

May 10, 2012 10:01 p.m.

STG says... #59

In approximately 3-4 hours, I'll be announcing the winners of the prize draw.

Good luck everyone!

May 11, 2012 10:23 p.m.

STG says... #60

Alright, thank you to all those who have contributed and put their vote in for the draw. I am now going to announce the winning numbers...

My first number I rolled, was 104, so the 1st Prize winner who gets the Promo Wurmcoil EngineMTG Card: Wurmcoil Engine is...


Congratulations! I'll contact you about your shipping address so I can send you your card, and assignment of a feature token for your deck. (:

2nd Prize winner of a free feature token goes to No. 20, meaning the winner is...



And now, for the esteemed 3rd Prize winner, who gets nothing but the glory of being 3rd... Goes to No. 267. Congratulations...


Thank to everyone for casting your votes towards the Best MTG Card of All Time. I'll be starting a new competition and poll shortly, as soon as I can find a worthwhile prize pool for next time. I promise this next one will have better prizes. :3

May 12, 2012 1:39 a.m.

Crivaro says... #61

Cool, I won :D How awesome is that?!

May 12, 2012 7:01 a.m.

Congrats to the winners :3

May 12, 2012 9:28 a.m.

vishnarg says... #63

Can we still add to this? LIGHTNING BOLT

August 8, 2012 6:23 p.m.

the5ervant says... #64

I don't know how much support this will get from everyone else, but Opposition would have to be the ultimate "control" card. Unless it's dealt with, it basically says that you decide what abilities your opponent can use, what lands they can tap for mana, which creatures they can use to attack, which they use to defend, and even more. I think I'll tap my Storm Crow during your main phase to lock down your Emrakul, the Aeons Torn . I think I'll do that all day.

August 14, 2012 12:49 p.m.

vishnarg says... #65

I'm changing my vote: Storm Crow.

August 14, 2012 2:09 p.m.

lolzman29 says... #66

i got to say mind sculptor

September 4, 2012 10:41 p.m.

Caninse says... #67

I'd have to say these cards would have my vote for possibly the best cards ever.(Not in any order): Ponder - While preordain is extremely good to the point that it got banned, this is an even better card that allows you to shuffle if you don't like your cards on top, making it so much better.Sensei's Divining Top - Once again, that scrying is incredibly powerful, with this allowing for a three card scry every turn you wish, along with draw that card right away.Tarmogoyf - There's a reason it costs so much and is so desired. This might be the greatest creature ever printed.Also, I'd like to ask why it says "besides the Power 9" and still includes Ancestral Recall and Time Walk, which are a part of the Power 9?

April 27, 2014 3:04 p.m.

SaumusThe3rd says... #68

Well Idk about you guys, but Storm Crow is a BEAST. He flies high over even the strongest eldrazi! (seriously, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre should really have reach)

September 6, 2014 1:33 a.m.

Hjaltrohir says... #69

Vampiric Tutor in my opinion, probably the best tutor out there...

January 29, 2015 1:30 a.m.

Tyrannosary says... #70

Well in order to cast most of all the best magic cards you must pay mana. So does that really make those cards good? Some people say islands must be the best best since blue is the best color in magic. They are wrong, yes blue is the best color in magic but that doesn't make an island the best card. The card that I believe is the best (and I'm surprised it's not on here yet) is Black Lotus. This card lets you cast any 3cmc card you have in your hand on turn 1! That means you could play Show and Tell on turn 1 and bring out Emrakul, the Aeons Torn with that! And to top it off you'll get an extra turn after that! That there is gg I don't want to play with you anymore. That is why I think Black Lotus should be the best card in magic.

March 5, 2015 5:52 p.m.

terastadon says... #71

top 3:1: Terastadon, (in commander) because its effect is as close to control as green can get2: Ornithopter, because in an affinity deck (take mine for example: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/how-to-be-a-dick-with-ornithopter/ )it can be a win condition for 0 mana, and its fun to see how pissed people get when an ornithopter kills them on turn 3.3. Bloodchief ascension, because in a mill deck, if is hilarious to watch people take 20 damage from glimpse the unthinkable

March 12, 2015 6:30 p.m.

Gideon17 says... #72

April 9, 2015 9:44 a.m.

griffstick says... #73

October 5, 2015 5:40 a.m.

bluemaster says... #74

tolarian academy

October 27, 2015 12:17 p.m.

BrettonTheKid says... #75

I think kaalia and Zurgo Helmsmasher are both great for EDH, but I think Zurgo is the best, It is a beatstick that people worry and complain about when it comes into play, it can kill things and get stronger.

December 6, 2015 7:24 p.m.

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