People's Choice - Best MTG Card + COMPETITION

Vintage Aggro Combo Control Five Color

STG Score: 376


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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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Updates

Congratulations! — May 12, 2012

Congratulations to Crivaro, bloxd002 and mcavian for winning their respective prizes!

Highest Rated "Deck" — May 6, 2012

Even though its not legitimately a deck, it has become the highest rated on TappedOut. Thanks for the attention to the idea everybody! Good luck to everyone!

69! — April 25, 2012

Milestone everybody! 69 likes in less than 9 hours of being up. You guys are REAAALLY keen on that Promo Wurmcoil Engine .

2austin5 says... #1

SpellskiteMTG Card: Spellskite. It is a 0/4 for 2 that redirects spells. It sets up mid to late game protection if you don't want to waste a counter, it kills RDW, it holds off fast hitting aggro, it redirects creature enchantments like Angelic DestinyMTG Card: Angelic Destiny and while good in control, it fits in any deck! Thats my vote!

April 25, 2012 10:48 a.m.

Miasma says... #2

1) user:Jace,%20the%20Mindsculptor - This guy is the epitome of continuous card advantage. His "menu" of ability options will always be relevant turn after turn. He can even win the game by himself if gone unchecked. This is also the only real planeswalker to be used in eternal formats. That is really saying something. His overall use in the past standard and eternal formats prove his worth and reliability. You'll most likely run these in any blue deck.

2) TarmogoyfMTG Card: Tarmogoyf - He's a monster in his own right. I love how it is in actuality just a beatstick. It's 1G for a 2/3 and up. He doesn't really do much besides being a very aggressively costed creature. His 100$ price tag my still indicate that he's still one of the best creatures in Magic history, if not the best.

3) ChannelMTG Card: Channel - Pay 1 life, get 1 colorless. Turn 1-2 Eldrazi? Count me in!

April 25, 2012 10:48 a.m.

STG says... #3

I guess being OP, I'd better put my opinion in too.

Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will. Its a staple amongst Legacy/Vintage - with good reason. Being able to counter something for no mana with fairly little drawback is amazing. Not to mention the artwork is pretty cool and interesting as its predominantly red for such a blue-flavoured card.

April 25, 2012 10:50 a.m.

Shrodinger says... #4

MoonmistMTG Card: Moonmist. Every werewolf / wolf players will know why.

April 25, 2012 10:52 a.m.

Duromax says... #5

BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorm - Draw 2, put 2 on top of your library. Works wonders with alot of cards, including fetch lands. It also does wonders with the new miracle cards!

Oblivion RingMTG Card: Oblivion Ring - Deals with any nonland permanent on the field. A staple card.

April 25, 2012 10:54 a.m.

Duromax says... #6

Oops, draw 3 !!!

April 25, 2012 10:55 a.m.

TheHorse says... #7

TarmogoyfMTG Card: Tarmogoyf for reasons stated.

April 25, 2012 10:57 a.m.

maiden77 says... #8

Right then in my opinion the best card is Sensei's Divining TopMTG Card: Sensei's Divining Top this bad boy was printed UNCOMMON!!!! and now is like 15 and a must have in all formats it is legal, its is near impossible to get rid of and it gives you a nice way to organize your deck and pick out what you want or fetch that specific colour land you need. also its cost of 1 colourless to cast and use is insanely cheap. it literally fits in any deck and i love this card. if i had enough of them theyd b in every one of my edh decks! :-)

il give a second too. Demonic TutorMTG Card: Demonic Tutor this think is insanely good, one and black casting cost is mega cheap for a tutor with no draw back and no reveal of the card one black is easy to get even when splashed and the fact that it enables silly combos to happen much more efficiently breaks games alone. yesterday as an example opening hand in an edh game has Demonic TutorMTG Card: Demonic Tutor and Genesis WaveMTG Card: Genesis Wave and some land. so i keep it play a while play lands get a few bits and bobs some land fetch then i tutor for a Mana ReflectionMTG Card: Mana Reflection turn later i play Genesis WaveMTG Card: Genesis Wave where x is 20 land a Sarkhan VolMTG Card: Sarkhan Vol and loads of huge dragons along with In the Web of WarMTG Card: In the Web of War GG 5 player edh game your all dead INSANE shizzle happended because Demonic TutorMTG Card: Demonic Tutor very cheaply ignored random chance and let me simply win (sorry for the long explanation!!)

April 25, 2012 10:59 a.m.

burkek says... #9

All Format Illegal: Contract from below.Draw 7 cards for 1 black.

Vintage Legal: Yawgmoth's willSerious argument for banning this card in vintage, see here.

April 25, 2012 11:01 a.m.

STG says... #10

Do not be sorry for your explanation, in fact I'd prefer it if everyone had their own long opinions on their choice, haha. Gives me and everyone else more insight on cards. (:

April 25, 2012 11:02 a.m.

mafteechr says... #11

Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain

Serious tempo advantage.

April 25, 2012 11:04 a.m.

STG says... #12

@burkek Ah. Thank you for reminding me of another rule that I should've mentioned: Ante cards like Contract from BelowMTG Card: Contract from Below are pretty much illegal from everything so we should avoid those.

April 25, 2012 11:05 a.m.

djgunn says... #13

, Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage. Of course, I'm going off of a little bit more "personal favorites," as I don't often play outside the standard environment.

April 25, 2012 11:11 a.m.

Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn

15/15 that can't be countered, take an extra turn when you cast it, and then the brutal Annihilator 6 as well as pro colored spells, makes him deadly :3 Lets not forget, he's a flyer too! Combo it with Eldrazi ConscriptionMTG Card: Eldrazi Conscription for even more laughs.

April 25, 2012 11:11 a.m.

Agbu says... #15

Vesuvan DoppelgangerMTG Card: Vesuvan Doppelganger - It is the best creature on the battlefield, regardless of what comes later. This was one of my first Rares I ever drew. This card is why I love Magic as much as I do.

April 25, 2012 11:16 a.m.

esterk says... #16

Definitely ChannelMTG Card: Channel. That card + FireballMTG Card: Fireball = gg

April 25, 2012 11:21 a.m.

kyouki says... #17

  1. TinkerMTG Card: Tinker, due to the fact that it will enable you to put any artifact from your library onto the battlefield for 2 mana. You could for example put a Blightsteel ColossusMTG Card: Blightsteel Colossus onto the battlefield really early.
  2. Show and TellMTG Card: Show and Tell, it's almost the same thing. It's an easy way to put fattys in to play. 3 mana Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn, yes please :)
April 25, 2012 11:25 a.m.

BuLLZ3Y3 says... #18

Scratch another point up for Mr. Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor. I don't think I've ever lost a game where I resolved a Jace, and even if he died shortly afterwards, you're still so far ahead by that time that the game is pretty much over.

This poll is assuming none of us are going to include Black LotusMTG Card: Black Lotus, correct? Because that card is, in fact, the best card ever printed.

-BuLLZ3Y3

April 25, 2012 11:28 a.m.

cwizard says... #19

I agree with TinkerMTG Card: Tinker for one simple reason: turn 1 Blightsteel ColossusMTG Card: Blightsteel Colossus. It is actually possible to also give it haste...

April 25, 2012 11:30 a.m.

bloxd002 says... #20

I have to choose Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteMTG Card: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite bcause it's a constant one sided board clearer, and also boosts your own creatures.

April 25, 2012 11:42 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #21

Necropotence. It single-handedly broke the format of the day. They have released many cards since that have tried to valence the effect but every time they do it warps the format.

April 25, 2012 11:52 a.m.

inane says... #22

I am going to have to say Sensei's Divining TopMTG Card: Sensei's Divining Top and Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring. Nearly every deck that can play one of either of these cards does, and they create some brutal advantage.

April 25, 2012 12:26 p.m.

jjddkk says... #23

DismemberMTG Card: Dismember, awesome removal which goes through indestructibility. Any deck can use it do to the phyrexian mana symbol

April 25, 2012 12:26 p.m.

deadbolt says... #24

Cavern of SoulsMTG Card: Cavern of Souls, because it can make creatures uncounterable

April 25, 2012 12:32 p.m.

pfinch says... #25

April 25, 2012 1:13 p.m.

anemptylake says... #26

Another vote for TinkerMTG Card: Tinker -- that shit's so broken, especially with the wealth of huge, deadly artifact creatures, and abilities like Master TransmuterMTG Card: Master Transmuter or Venser, the SojournerMTG Card: Venser, the Sojourner to bounce them for additional ETB effects. So, so early on.

By that same token, if I were to make another category for land, Tolarian AcademyMTG Card: Tolarian Academy is awfully awesome. :)

April 25, 2012 1:16 p.m.

keneke01 says... #27

April 25, 2012 1:56 p.m.

Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage. One day someone WILL break it wide open.

April 25, 2012 2:03 p.m.

Agbu says... #29

I'm noticing no one's put a red card on the list...

April 25, 2012 2:08 p.m.

Since my fav dude, Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is taken, my second favorite card of all time is Primeval TitanMTG Card: Primeval Titan. Reminds me of Force of NatureMTG Card: Force of Nature on crack lol. I mean, he can fetch ANY lands and if you have Amulet of VigorMTG Card: Amulet of Vigor and a Lotus CobraMTG Card: Lotus Cobra or two out, man, SERIOUS ramp!!! Third favorite is Wurmcoil EngineMTG Card: Wurmcoil Engine. Just an awesome card that can go in any deck. Yep.

April 25, 2012 2:14 p.m.

@ Agbu, the staple Lightning BoltMTG Card: Lightning Bolt. A must for every red deck...

April 25, 2012 2:16 p.m.

MasterFlinter says... #32

NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence

Banned or restricted in every format it was in at one point due to flat-out dominance. No other card is a multi-format powerhouse quite like this one is, including casual formats like EDH.

April 25, 2012 2:20 p.m.

PvtCaboose434 says... #33

April 25, 2012 2:20 p.m.

bburi946 says... #34

Well it looks like we are a little low on lands for this deck and one of the most powerful lands is one that was just recently spoiled in Avacyn Restored. Cavern of Souls is great! You want your Eldrazi, Preators, or Giants (Titans) to hit without fear of counter magic... just tap this card and all of your worries are gone!

April 25, 2012 2:25 p.m.

zandl says... #35

Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. In every format it is or has been legal in, it warped the way the format worked and played out. As it stands, it wins Legacy tournaments on a regular basis. It IS the strongest card ever printed. There's simply no arguing over that fact.

But as for the BEST card ever printed, I'd go with Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor. He brought on the first Standard banning in over 5 years, was automatically banned from Modern without even a chance, and regularly (and single-handedly) wins Legacy tournaments. He was the most expensive Standard card ever printed and remains to be the most expensive card printed in the last 5 or 6 years. He BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorms for +2, erases threats for -1, Fateseal-locks your opponent into automatic defeat, annihilates the game-state with his ultimate, and does all of these things for the simply cost of 2UU.

Broken in every essence of the word. Also, the best card ever printed.

April 25, 2012 2:28 p.m.

Mr_Nate says... #36

Anyone who played against either of these cards is going to know what I am talking about.

PsychatogMTG Card: Psychatog and SkullclampMTG Card: Skullclamp. Both of them just turned the standard format on its head when they were available to players. Incredibly strong.

April 25, 2012 2:34 p.m.

Dismay says... #37

Yawgmoth's WillMTG Card: Yawgmoth's Will because what is more powerful than casting any of the previously listed cards? Casting them again!

April 25, 2012 2:35 p.m.

Grizzly92 says... #38

I'll have to say Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. I've never used him personally, but every time someone uses it against me I lose. I hate the card to death, but it is simply amazing.

April 25, 2012 3:13 p.m.

Behgz says... #39

zendikar block full frame lands.

April 25, 2012 3:33 p.m.

Nobilior says... #40

Hmm... This is always hard to answer. I am going to go with FlashMTG Card: Flash+Protean HulkMTG Card: Protean Hulk based on the answers already.

April 25, 2012 3:53 p.m.

pookypuppy6 says... #41

Is this "best" as in "most powerful" or "best" as in, utterly perfectly designed wicked awesome?

I'm going to assume the former and just say SkullclampMTG Card: Skullclamp. Never before has such a cute, innocent-looking little uncommon piece of 1-mana equipment been so dirty that it rolls in mud and atomic waste for its appetizer. And it's so cute!

April 25, 2012 4:17 p.m.

NiceGuyEddy says... #42

Demonic TutorMTG Card: Demonic Tutor: 2 mana and you get any card in your deck without a drawback. Talk about a toolbox card.

Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring: Yields an extra mana on turn 2 with no drawback.

Mind TwistMTG Card: Mind Twist: Best hand denial in the game and with some mana ramp this card can win the game alone.

April 25, 2012 4:24 p.m.

zandl says... #43

Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring gives you 2 extra on your second turn, letting you spam 4-drops before most opponent play a spell.

April 25, 2012 4:26 p.m.

Bingbing says... #44

Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain for me. Whether it's better than FoW is debatable, but the advantage it gives you is undeniable.

April 25, 2012 4:42 p.m.

Rhadamanthus says... #45

BalanceMTG Card: Balance is the cleanest and most surefire way to crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women.

April 25, 2012 4:47 p.m.

n430 says... #46

April 25, 2012 5:29 p.m.

mikedh1 says... #47

Here are what I think are the top 7,8 of all time.

  1. Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will
  2. ChannelMTG Card: Channel
  3. Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall
  4. Tie between TinkerMTG Card: Tinker, and Show and TellMTG Card: Show and Tell
  5. Emrakul Aeons Torn
  6. Demonic Tutor.
  7. Sensei's Diving Top.
Those cards are the most useful, fastest, the most powerful, and collectively in the most decks, that are legal for them to be in.

There some awesome standard cards, but none of the standard cards compare to the ones in my top 7.

April 25, 2012 5:44 p.m.

EleshBlade says... #48

SkullclampMTG Card: Skullclamp, I love this card! Its just so good. I loved the Elfclamp decks back in Mirrodin and this was my favorite card. Its insanely powerful! You just draw crazy amounts of cards.

April 25, 2012 6:01 p.m.

mikedh1 says... #49

Also Jace M S would be # 9, he is slightly just barely overated as far as being considered the 1 of the best cards of all time.

He will come out turns 2.3., which may seem semi fast. But the reality is that he will either get milled, discarded, before he comes out, or he will be countered, or he will be destroyed, bounced, killed immediatly after he comes out.

Being the 39 or 10 card of all time as JMS is or should be, is nothing to snide at. JMS is extremely powerful, and is very useful and is in almost every blue deck that its legal for him to be in.

That said JMS cant hold the jock strap of FOW, channel, Ancestral recall.

April 25, 2012 6:03 p.m.
April 25, 2012 6:18 p.m.

Zarum says... #51

My favorite card is JokulhaupsMTG Card: Jokulhaups, but since we are doing the best cards....

By far the best card ever printed was Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will. It even shows by the play value.

The next best card is Cavern of SoulsMTG Card: Cavern of Souls. This card is going to be a major force in MANY decks here to come. It even makes goblins viable in legacy. That's a plus.

The third best card is probably Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain. This card is nuts.

April 25, 2012 6:19 p.m.

Tinselteeth says... #52

Recently got into RDW-esque decks and AVR didn't disappoint. Here's my top 3:

3) Mogg War MarshalMTG Card: Mogg War Marshal He's only a common, but elicits a groan from my friends whenever I play him because he usually sets up a....

2) Goblin GrenadeMTG Card: Goblin Grenade 5 damage? Count me in. Sac a Goblin? Eh, they're cheap. For a single red mana?! Sounds legit. This baby has won me multiple Modern matches, including one game where I dropped 3 in the same turn.

1) Thunderous WrathMTG Card: Thunderous Wrath I like the look of Miracle and a miracle Goblin Grenade (sans sacrifice) floats my boat pretty well. Collecting foils if anyone has them about.

April 25, 2012 6:49 p.m.

Tinselteeth says... #53

Haha. Forgot Rule 1: No favorites. Best card printed? TarmogoyfMTG Card: Tarmogoyf I have been on the wrong end of that thing way too many times.

April 25, 2012 6:54 p.m.

holyrootbeer says... #54

SWAMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 25, 2012 7:01 p.m.

sharkhunter66 says... #55

Chimney ImpMTG Card: Chimney Imp is my personal preference.

April 25, 2012 7:14 p.m.

blackaddicus says... #56

Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor not even close

April 25, 2012 7:24 p.m.

EnjoySaeli says... #57

April 25, 2012 7:26 p.m.

Roloman4 says... #58

In no particular order...

  1. Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will: A free counter... unthinkable.
  2. Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor: This card turned the meta upside down. Such a powerful card that allowed you to do a variety of things for only four mana. His ultimate is pretty much an automatic game-win, his 0 is a free BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorm, another one of the better cards ever printed. His +2 ramps up to his ultimate and essentially allows you to monitor and control your opponents top-deck. His -1 just gets rid of your opponents' threats, no biggie.
  3. Show and TellMTG Card: Show and Tell: Simple insanity, you can drop a game-breaking creature, such as Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn for three mana? I'm in.
April 25, 2012 7:59 p.m.

birdseed says... #59

April 25, 2012 8:03 p.m.

jwel789 says... #60

Elspeth, Knight-ErrantMTG Card: Elspeth, Knight-Errant arguably the best mono white planeswalker out there. Two very good +1 abilities and a crazy -8 ability.

April 25, 2012 8:23 p.m.

mccracka says... #61

Storm CrowMTG Card: Storm Crow. All day e're day

April 25, 2012 8:25 p.m.

QuentinD says... #62

April 25, 2012 8:26 p.m.

olowleye says... #63

Id have to go for GuiltfeederMTG Card: Guiltfeeder, especially with all the self milling these days...it makes for a alright throwback!

April 25, 2012 9 p.m.

slowtyper77 says... #64

  1. Lightning BoltMTG Card: Lightning Bolt. Maybe not the best in terms of raw power. But it is versatile and cost efficient. I am biased simply because I love burn though.
  2. Gaea's CradleMTG Card: Gaea's Cradle and Tolarian AcademyMTG Card: Tolarian Academy are so good because as lands, we expect them to produce one mana, and maybe two with severe drawbacks. They produce amounts that are usually over two.
  3. FlashMTG Card: Flash just breaks Protean HulkMTG Card: Protean Hulk. That combo is faster than anything known to MTG, sometimes going off turn 0 (opponent's upkeep)
As others have said before, Goyf, FoW, Jace, Dark Confidant, and all of the P9 deserve to be on this list.
April 25, 2012 9:17 p.m.

BatmanUriah says... #65

I know these aren't the best in the game, but for anyone else who plays crazy artifacts like I do, they will know why I picked:

  1. Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring
  2. Mana VaultMTG Card: Mana Vault
  3. Grim MonolithMTG Card: Grim Monolith
So many shenanigans to be had..
April 25, 2012 9:19 p.m.

EpicWin66 says... #66

1) Storm CrowMTG Card: Storm Crow

2) Bone SawMTG Card: Bone Saw

= win :P

April 25, 2012 9:30 p.m.

Talashar says... #67

Hmm. So hard to pick a "Best" card. Let's see. (avoiding all of the Clearly broken cards. Jace, i'm looking at you.)

  1. Puresteel PaladinMTG Card: Puresteel Paladin Allows you to equip for free as long as you have metalcraft. There is an entire genre of decks built around his mechanic.
  2. Myr WelderMTG Card: Myr Welder Allows you to exile an artifact in any graveyard to "steal" it's activated abilities. I have performed SO many different combos with this card as the Crux.
  3. Candelabra of TawnosMTG Card: Candelabra of Tawnos Instant infinite mana with any Dual-Land. Turn one genesis wave for 40? Yes please.
April 25, 2012 9:33 p.m.

metalmagic says... #68

Contract from BelowMTG Card: Contract from Below by far. Just read the card. There is nothing better.

April 25, 2012 9:39 p.m.

STG says... #69

@metalmagic

"4. No Ante cards. E.G Contract from BelowMTG Card: Contract from Below, Jeweled BirdMTG Card: Jeweled Bird."

Trying to avoid ante cards because its illegal in pretty much all formats.

April 25, 2012 9:41 p.m.

metalmagic says... #70

Well, I should read, but tl;dr is so much easier. After that, I will say... 1. Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain, and 2. The Tabernacle at Pendrell ValeMTG Card: The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale.

April 25, 2012 9:43 p.m.

metalmagic says... #71

I also guess for my 3rd vote, after thinking about it, Bob should be included. Dark ConfidantMTG Card: Dark Confidant

April 25, 2012 9:46 p.m.

olowleye says... #72

Bob rings cowbells!

April 25, 2012 10:21 p.m.

pyrotrojan says... #73

  1. Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor....i mean have you seen his abilities?
  2. Time WalkMTG Card: Time Walk WTF pay two mana and take another turn????
  3. Hmm... I dont know what to put... well i really dislike Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will so ill say that.
So pretty much i hate blue cards.
April 25, 2012 10:22 p.m.

slowtyper77 says... #74

Dude, Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall is arguably better than both of those, probably is the best card ever printed.

April 25, 2012 11:27 p.m.

DaBeast says... #75

Since broken stuff like Jace and other format staples have been covered I'd like to nominate:

1) Golgari Grave-Troll. King of dredge, no questions.

2) Dread Return. Again, dredge staple, enables manaless decks.

3) Yawgmoth's Will. Shouldn't need an introduction. Powers out silly combos (twice) all day long.

April 25, 2012 11:31 p.m.

dcarpntr says... #76

Creature: Student of WarfareMTG Card: Student of Warfare

Instant: CounterspellMTG Card: Counterspell

Sorcery: BanefireMTG Card: Banefire

Enchantment: Pyromancer AscensionMTG Card: Pyromancer Ascension

Planeswalker: Venser, the SojournerMTG Card: Venser, the Sojourner

Non-basic Land: Valakut, the Molten PinnacleMTG Card: Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle

April 25, 2012 11:37 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #77

For those of you that have been playing for a while all I would like to say is there is a reason they called it the "black summer" for those of you who don't remember ice age standard Google it. They named a time of year around a card. Now that's what I called broken.

April 26, 2012 12:08 a.m.

jjddkk says... #78

April 26, 2012 12:34 a.m.

Jarrod_0067 says... #79

I vote IslandMTG Card: Island. It's so broken. Without it, you wouldn't be able to cast Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Time WalkMTG Card: Time Walk, any multitude of counterspells, Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall, TimetwisterMTG Card: Timetwister and the oh so powerful, Storm CrowMTG Card: Storm Crow

April 26, 2012 1:04 a.m.

olowleye says... #80

IslandMTG Card: Island!!!

April 26, 2012 1:10 a.m.

mazil says... #81

I feel that any card that can find its way on the the vintage restricted list would be a serious contender for the best MTG card ever.

TinkerMTG Card: Tinker is for me, one of the more ridiculous ones. Although it is only in today's time that we see how truly broken it is. Consider turn 1 IslandMTG Card: Island,Mana CryptMTG Card: Mana Crypt and then cast TinkerMTG Card: Tinker sacrificing the Mana CryptMTG Card: Mana Crypt and searching Blightsteel ColossusMTG Card: Blightsteel Colossus. Phenomenal power.

April 26, 2012 1:33 a.m.

chowline says... #82

I personaly only know standard cards. I'd have to say Phyrexian Obliterator MTG Card: Phyrexian Obliterator , if the opponent doesn't have some sort of removal to take care of him, they're screwed. Ive had so many rage quits while playing online because of him lol.

April 26, 2012 1:38 a.m.

BrokenZygoma says... #83

April 26, 2012 2 a.m.

Vesperia47 says... #84

Platinum EmperionMTG Card: Platinum Emperion!! Whenever he hits the table, if he isn't taken care of right away, all of my opponents groan! Also Pelakka WurmMTG Card: Pelakka Wurm and Engulfing SlagwurmMTG Card: Engulfing Slagwurm. They are hated so much by the people I play with because of me. Concerted EffortMTG Card: Concerted Effort is also very amazing! I've also found that I'm increasingly using Sundial of the InfiniteMTG Card: Sundial of the Infinite in all of my decks because it's so amazingly good!

April 26, 2012 2:13 a.m.

Mappew says... #85

Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain is amazing in a post mana-burn game.

April 26, 2012 2:22 a.m.

bluefoothill says... #86

April 26, 2012 3:12 a.m.

bigapple3am says... #87

I vote Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage because not only is it very powerful, but it gives you a lot of variety and options when you play it. I have so much fun with that card. It is also as good as nearly any instant/sorcery that will ever be printed.

April 26, 2012 11:45 a.m.

Arsonist says... #88

April 26, 2012 11:48 a.m.

Tinselteeth says... #89

I kinda like Braid of FireMTG Card: Braid of Fire, especially that I don't have to worry about mana burn. That baby + Charmbreaker DevilsMTG Card: Charmbreaker Devils + Comet StormMTG Card: Comet Storm in the grave? I hope you got removal on hand...

April 26, 2012 12:08 p.m.

Surprised that Bloodbraid ElfMTG Card: Bloodbraid Elf hasn't made the list. Arguable one of the best creatures ever, 3/2 haste AND get another permanent out for CMC of 4. Wow... Makes Vengvine amazing.

April 26, 2012 12:22 p.m.

Grenville says... #92

April 26, 2012 12:50 p.m.

JustShawn says... #93

Sol RingMTG Card: Sol Ring and Dark RitualMTG Card: Dark Ritual tend to help do some crazy stuff.

Also, Wurmcoil EngineMTG Card: Wurmcoil Engine itself is pretty tough to deal with, if it gets out.

April 26, 2012 2 p.m.

ShadowDrDoom says... #94

TinkerMTG Card: Tinker. Cheap, versatile, game winning.

Turning a MemniteMTG Card: Memnite into anything for 3? Cannot argue.

April 26, 2012 3:55 p.m.
April 26, 2012 4:15 p.m.

sowen says... #96

I don't play much other than Standard and I've only been playing magic since the Shards block, so for that reason my choices are more recent:

Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage, Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor, and DismemberMTG Card: Dismember

Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage: Flashback is rediculous on cards that weren't meant to be flashed-back.

Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor: the most rediculous planeswalker ever printed and there was a time when he was in every blue deck for obvious reasons.

DismemberMTG Card: Dismember: iffy, but giving any color removal capability really gets rid of black advantage.

April 26, 2012 4:22 p.m.

DrGodCarl says... #97

Wait, I thought you said no Power Nine, and yet you've listed Moxen as being votable for and people have voted for Time WalkMTG Card: Time Walk. I could have sworn those were Power Nine.

Anyway, might have to say NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence for my answer.

April 26, 2012 4:37 p.m.

heinm1989 says... #98

I can't decide between:1. TinkerMTG Card: Tinker for reasons explained above.2. Arcbound RavagerMTG Card: Arcbound Ravager When he was in standard his deck dominated and even still in modern this deck sees a lot of play and a lot of wins. I love this card so much. So powerful.3. Gaea's CradleMTG Card: Gaea's Cradle Produces rediculous amounts of mana. Amazing.

April 26, 2012 5:26 p.m.

CrushU says... #99

Mental MisstepMTG Card: Mental Misstep

Just really good. :)

April 26, 2012 5:36 p.m.

Hmmm. I think I have to say Blightsteel ColossusMTG Card: Blightsteel Colossus.

April 26, 2012 5:52 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #101

Surprised nobody has mentioned ShahrazadMTG Card: Shahrazad.

Definitely a contender for best card.

I'm also surprised at a lot of the cards people have picked here.

April 26, 2012 5:53 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #102

I just read you wanted some opinions as to why we pick our "best card".

Well, ShahrazadMTG Card: Shahrazad is just one of THOSE cards, you know? It's an "oh crap!" kind of card that must be answered to. It also has a nearly completely unique ability (the only other card that comes close to it is Karn LiberatedMTG Card: Karn Liberated), and you know if you had one you'd be itching to cast that baby (along with a few TwincastMTG Card: Twincasts, of course).

In fact, other than Chaos OrbMTG Card: Chaos Orb and Falling StarMTG Card: Falling Star, it's the only non-ante card banned in Vintage. And those two are just banned because it's a headache for judges. ShahrazadMTG Card: Shahrazad is just THAT good.

Also, I really like the flavor. Anybody who has read the Arabian Nights should know who Shahrazad was, and how she'd tell the vile sultan a story every night, making stories within stories within stories. All in all, it's one of the few cards in Magic I give a 10/10 across the board.

April 26, 2012 6 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #103

And not to mention it's one of Richard Garfields' favorite cards.

Not many cards hold that honor.

April 26, 2012 6:01 p.m.

MR H3AT says... #104

1.Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn 2.Baneslayer AngelMTG Card: Baneslayer Angel 3. Mother of RunesMTG Card: Mother of Runes

Emrakul, the Aeons TornMTG Card: Emrakul, the Aeons Torn to me is the single best card in the game. While not only being the largest single creature in the game at a 15/15, (marit lage being the largest token creature being a 20/20 but has to be cast with Dark DepthsMTG Card: Dark Depths) but it is the most game breaking creature in the game. Annihilator 6 causes them to sacrifice 6 permanents every time you attack. And it give you another turn after you cast it. No other creature cards that I know of have the same ability. It cant be targeted by any colored spells at all as well as cant be countered. If you successfully play this card during a game, it will undoubtedly be over in the next turn or next 2 turns if they have life gain or extra tokens. The only draw back is the mana cost but if you make decks dedicated to it, you can get him out on turn 4 using some Elvish PiperMTG Card: Elvish Piper or Quicksilver AmuletMTG Card: Quicksilver Amulet or hard cast it as early as turn 4-6 hard casting it using mana ramp combos. It really is the single most terrifying card to ever see come onto the field against you.

A slightly more practical card that is my second choice is Baneslayer AngelMTG Card: Baneslayer Angel. Giving you a 10 life difference on you opponent if it is not blocked. 5/5 flying, lifelink, and firstrike, and protection from dragons and demons all for 5 cmc. Now thats a very effective card for its mana cost.

My last pick for best card in the game is Mother of RunesMTG Card: Mother of Runes. Instant protection for any of your creatures from any color all for 1 mana. That amount of protection leads to being able to have one of your creatures to attack right through any mono colored deck. It also negates any single color of control for a full turn. You can get this card out on turn one and keep it there and it can protect itself or any of your other creatures. Very fun.

April 26, 2012 6:10 p.m.

slowtyper77 says... #105

Oh yeah, how could I forget? Yawgmoth's WillMTG Card: Yawgmoth's Will has too much raw power. Same with NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence, although the latter is a little bit more limited.

April 26, 2012 7:07 p.m.

mistory says... #106

TinkerMTG Card: Tinker

t1 win: Play Black LotusMTG Card: Black Lotus, MemniteMTG Card: Memnite, mountain.

Sac lotus and memnite to cast TinkerMTG Card: Tinker searching up Blightsteel ColossusMTG Card: Blightsteel Colossus. Cast Reckless ChargeMTG Card: Reckless Charge on the colossus and attack for 14 poison counters. Obviously hard to pull off because of restrictions, but you can't ignore a 4-card t1 win combo!

Also @ LhurgoyfMTG Card: Lhurgoyf ShahrazadMTG Card: Shahrazad was banned because it wastes time & space, not because it's just that good.

April 26, 2012 7:17 p.m.

STG says... #107

@DrGodCarl

Oh, I meant that was what I discussed with my friends - that doesn't apply here :P

April 26, 2012 7:31 p.m.

mistory says... #108

Oh, so let me give another vote for Black LotusMTG Card: Black Lotus.

April 26, 2012 7:37 p.m.

STG says... #109

Hm. I have this bad feeling people are going to change their minds and swamp the votes with Black LotusMTG Card: Black Lotus, Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall, etc.

Perhaps I SHOULD rule the Power 9 cards out?

April 26, 2012 7:46 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #110

I didn't say it was banned for innate power. I was just saying how awesome Shahrazad is. :P

April 26, 2012 8:09 p.m.

Philosophy says... #111

NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence. Hands down. Made for silly combos in standard, and is super fun in EDH. And the bonus is, it is amazing! I can't think of a single time drawing a necro is a bad draw.

Rishadan PortMTG Card: Rishadan Port. Come on now, who doesn't love a land that says no to other lands every turn? Fun, and again, gamebreaking.

Bloodbraid ElfMTG Card: Bloodbraid Elf. Again, not a time he/she would be a bad draw. And in any well curved / aggro deck, it is fantastically devastating. 2 spells for 1 cost is always good I've heard..

April 26, 2012 8:21 p.m.

SeniorGomez says... #112

Moonmist. Wins games, saves you, gives you huge board presence/advantage, and supplies a great combat trick.

April 26, 2012 8:32 p.m.

Coniel123 says... #113

jace definetly

April 26, 2012 8:52 p.m.

spectre501st says... #114

ProgenitusMTG Card: Progenitus 10/10 Protection from everything? Nuff' said

April 26, 2012 10:47 p.m.

Leharic says... #115

Sure is Blue in here... My vote is for BalanceMTG Card: Balance.

April 26, 2012 11:23 p.m.

im goin with SmallpoxMTG Card: Smallpox. I know it seems stupid but guys, this card is fucking underrated. Its a Geth's VerdictMTG Card: Geth's Verdict (for those who play standard), while killing a land of theirs and making them discard a card. Now, i know it does shit to you so thats why you play cards like GravecrawlerMTG Card: Gravecrawler and Black CatMTG Card: Black Cat and Geralf's MessengerMTG Card: Geralf's Messenger so that you dont mind saccing creatures. Thats all for just two swamp. Guys, this is my favorite by far and is totally underated. It has singlehandedly made it possible for me to win games that i was fucked on. SmallpoxMTG Card: Smallpox is the da bomb guys, so yea

thats my rant!

add me plz!

good luck to all,

April 27, 2012 12:22 a.m.

Daragoth says... #117

I have to go with Sliver QueenMTG Card: Sliver Queen

Sliver decks can be powerful and vairy greatly, but Sliver Queen makes them all better :)

April 27, 2012 1:54 a.m.

Vman says... #118

TinkerMTG Card: Tinker its so fun, special and powefull

Phyrexian Obliterator MTG Card: Phyrexian Obliterator won me so many games especally when unexpected

April 29, 2012 4:29 a.m.

Dooktater says... #119

Mana FlareMTG Card: Mana Flare is by far my favorite card. Everyone has to love all of that extra mana nowadays without the consequence of mana burn :D

April 29, 2012 4:55 a.m.

PeteW says... #120

Surprised no-one has gone for RancorMTG Card: Rancor!

April 29, 2012 9:35 a.m.

I think I have to rank them because there are a lot of great cards.

  1. Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall. I am a sucker for cheap cards that do simple but effective things. You get to draw 3 cards for 1 blue mana. It can just change a game.
  2. NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence. Life for cards is always a great deal and it can sometimes border on unfair. This card can accelerate you really quickly and if you have a bit of life-gain in your deck, it just gets silly.
  3. Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain. This card is just ridiculous. In terms of cost it is one of the cheapest counter-spells at 2 blue and it is a hard counter unlike Mana LeakMTG Card: Mana Leak. Not only that but you get the casting cost of the countered card next turn.
April 29, 2012 11:38 a.m.

buffy says... #122

Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteMTG Card: Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite, Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage and TinkerMTG Card: Tinker if I had to narrow it down to 3.

April 29, 2012 12:44 p.m.

Day of JudgmentMTG Card: Day of Judgment. If there is white in my deck, there is usually some Day of JudgmentMTG Card: Day of Judgments in the main board.

April 29, 2012 1:06 p.m.

ekuude says... #124

Serra AngelMTG Card: Serra Angel a 4/4 flier with vigilance for a measly 5? It is such an underrated card, and the fact that they reprinted it as an uncommon really hurts me. This card has been here from Alpha to M12. It is such a fantastic card.

April 29, 2012 2:10 p.m.

gorffrog says... #125

awesome list :D

April 29, 2012 3:04 p.m.

TalonXXX says... #126

  1. Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall Best card draw spell ever. Enough said.
  2. Mishra's WorkshopMTG Card: Mishra's Workshop Lotus on stick for artifacts....
  3. Force of WillMTG Card: Force of Will Allows control to play tap-out. Alone It's power level isn't ridiculous but it's my number 3 because of how format defining it is.
April 29, 2012 4:25 p.m.

milanjosic says... #127

I can't belive that no one has pointed out BY FAR THE BEST CARD EVER PRINTED. This card has been printed in every set of magic ever and is an enabler for things such as BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorm, PonderMTG Card: Ponder, Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor, AND Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage let me introduce you to

1# card in magic: IslandMTG Card: Island

enough said

April 29, 2012 5:43 p.m.

DazeMTG Card: Daze has my vote, it's better Mental MisstepMTG Card: Mental Misstep because 1) you don't have to lose life to cast it 2) It doesn't matter what the CVC of the countered card is, and the IslandMTG Card: Island you return to your hand doesn't even have to be untapped, you can (for example) turn one PonderMTG Card: Ponder and still be able to counter your opponents turn one spell. Another example of DazeMTG Card: Daze's greatness is that if you're tapped out and unable to cast your traditional counterspells, you're still able to counter any spells that your opponent taps out to cast, as long as you have an IslandMTG Card: Island. Being able to spend all of my available mana and then being able to counter my opponent's Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind Sculptor is pretty amazing.

April 29, 2012 6:28 p.m.

olowleye says... #129

Sense they're is such a abundance of Blue...Can I toss another vote in? its just ScalpelexisMTG Card: Scalpelexis...GuiltfeederMTG Card: Guiltfeeder looks a lil lonely out there haha'

April 29, 2012 7:31 p.m.

frslash says... #130

I like how half the card are blue...

April 29, 2012 9:12 p.m.

olowleye says... #131

Much appreciated brotha! STG!

April 29, 2012 9:14 p.m.

Rofellos, Llanowar EmissaryMTG Card: Rofellos, Llanowar Emissary. He was banned in EDH for a reason.

April 29, 2012 10:06 p.m.

Goosified says... #133

NecropotenceMTG Card: Necropotence for sure. The things you can do with that card are just absurd.

April 29, 2012 10:41 p.m.

dekw says... #134

Yawgmoth's WillMTG Card: Yawgmoth's Will is my vote. It dominated formats, is still banned in legacy, is restricted in vintage and still sees play in the current vintage meta as a win-con despite being one-of at most.

April 30, 2012 1:20 a.m.

Alex343 says... #135

why has no one said Isochron ScepterMTG Card: Isochron Scepter???

The MimeoplasmMTG Card: The Mimeoplasm. it has a t-rex for an arm.

Glistener ElfMTG Card: Glistener Elf. 1/1 infecter for G. t2, draw into Revenge of the Hunted MTG Card: Revenge of the Hunted .

April 30, 2012 2:01 a.m.

Alex343 says... #136

why has no one said Isochron ScepterMTG Card: Isochron Scepter???

The MimeoplasmMTG Card: The Mimeoplasm. it has a t-rex for an arm.

Glistener ElfMTG Card: Glistener Elf. 1/1 infecter for G. t2, draw into Revenge of the Hunted MTG Card: Revenge of the Hunted .

April 30, 2012 2:01 a.m.

DeathCloud bugs me. Stone RainMTG Card: Stone Rain land destruction is the worse =P

April 30, 2012 3:59 a.m.

rjg110 says... #138

Relentless RatsMTG Card: Relentless Rats EDH LOL +1

April 30, 2012 7:23 a.m.

rjg110 says... #139

April 30, 2012 7:27 a.m.

rjg110 says... #140

April 30, 2012 7:27 a.m.

mrdexter7755 says... #141

I'm going with skullclamp. It defined a whole format, and no one saw it coming.

April 30, 2012 11:57 a.m.

jeffpaiva says... #142

April 30, 2012 2:34 p.m.

squire1 says... #143

When he is not looking, I am gonna add 200x Mana DrainMTG Card: Mana Drain to the deck :)

April 30, 2012 2:36 p.m.

Dark Ritual, Entomb and Lightning bolt.

April 30, 2012 9:05 p.m.

Ohthenoises says... #145

I'm glad to see the card that actually had a 6 month time span named for its format warping self is in here.

April 30, 2012 9:08 p.m.

STG says... #146

@squire1

I CounterspellMTG Card: Counterspell that notion. Don't you start TwincastMTG Card: Twincastin' mah votes.

April 30, 2012 9:24 p.m.

gotta be Mossbridge TrollMTG Card: Mossbridge Troll. seriously a 25/25 that is super hard to kill. can u beat a 5/5 especially with board sweepers like day of judgment. So many people laugh at this but screw you guys, swing with a 25/25. BEST GREEN FATTY EVER! It's funny because it is super fat in the picture

April 30, 2012 11:38 p.m.

Best of what I've been able to play...

  1. BrainstormMTG Card: Brainstorm
  2. CounterspellMTG Card: Counterspell
  3. Karn LiberatedMTG Card: Karn Liberated
May 1, 2012 1:56 p.m.

For me I would have to go with Cavern of SoulsMTG Card: Cavern of Souls making most tribal decks have creatures that cannot be countered is awesome, Snapcaster MageMTG Card: Snapcaster Mage and finally Venser, the SojournerMTG Card: Venser, the Sojourner gets my vote.

May 1, 2012 2:27 p.m.

Heedless417 says... #150

Ancestral RecallMTG Card: Ancestral Recall

+1 for this pretty cool!

May 1, 2012 5:42 p.m.

felletje says... #151

May 1, 2012 7:26 p.m.

felletje says... #152

Oh, and Luminarch AscensionMTG Card: Luminarch Ascension ;)

May 1, 2012 7:29 p.m.

kellysandall says... #153

Blue- PonderMTG Card: PonderBlack-Dark RitualMTG Card: Dark RitualPlaneswalker- Jace, the Mind SculptorMTG Card: Jace, the Mind SculptorRed- DragonstormMTG Card: DragonstormGreen- Chameleon ColossusMTG Card: Chameleon ColossusWhite- Wrath of GodMTG Card: Wrath of GodCombo- Zur's WeirdingMTG Card: Zur's Weirding with Form of the DragonMTG Card: Form of the Dragonor Platinum AngelMTG Card: Platinum Angel with That from which was Taken

overall probably BitterblossomMTG Card: Bitterblossom

May 1, 2012 8:22 p.m.

huginnson says... #154

It's hard to choose between IslandMTG Card: Island and SwampMTG Card: Swamp since they both set you up for so much, so I gotta go with Underground SeaMTG Card: Underground Sea!

May 2, 2012 12:57 a.m.

huginnson says... #155

It's hard to choose between IslandMTG Card: Island and SwampMTG Card: Swamp since they both set you up for so much, so I gotta go with Underground SeaMTG Card: Underground Sea!

May 2, 2012 12:57 a.m.

Rahienn says... #156

  1. Steel OverseerMTG Card: Steel Overseer: A 2 cost creature that boosts itself and others every turn? Yes please!
  2. ShinewendMTG Card: Shinewend: A 1W flyer that can destroy enchantments and fit into proliferate decks? Sign me up!
  3. Lurebound ScarecrowMTG Card: Lurebound Scarecrow: A 3 cost 4/4 that fits into any deck with colors? Take my money!
It's so hard to pick o.o
May 2, 2012 2:01 a.m.

Ohthenoises says... #157

@Rahienn alt text

Sorry to derail the thread just thought this was appropriate.

May 2, 2012 2:05 a.m.

dekw says... #158

Also, how has black lotus not been mentioned at all???

May 2, 2012 2:38 a.m.

sponge says... #159

because its to broken mention

May 2, 2012 5:47 a.m.

sponge says... #160

heartless summoning. so many combo opportunities

May 2, 2012 5:48 a.m.

sponge says... #161

woops sorry no fav cards. tinker would be #1

May 2, 2012 5:55 a.m.

Carn13 says... #162

Isochron ScepterMTG Card: Isochron Scepter. Add Silence, Counterspell, Lightning Bolt... the possibilities are endless and very, very powerful.

May 2, 2012 6:08 a.m.

Jan_gwapo says... #163

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

May 2, 2012 8:50 a.m.

Ino says... #164

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

May 2, 2012 9:18 a.m.

Hades4836 says... #165

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... #166

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... #167

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... #168

Gonna have to say Jace TMS takes the cake.

May 2, 2012 6:14 p.m.

dumplins says... #169

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... #170

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

May 2, 2012 11:51 p.m.

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... #172

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... #173

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... #174

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... #177

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... #178

@SplodyCopter

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... #179

May 4, 2012 1:10 a.m.

SplodyCopter says... #180

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

May 4, 2012 2:14 a.m.

Schaaph says... #181

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... #182

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... #183

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... #184

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

May 5, 2012 10:37 a.m.

Neemzor says... #185

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... #186

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... #187

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... #189

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... #190

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... #191

Surgical Extraction, Sinkhole, Oblivion Ring.

May 6, 2012 10:39 a.m.

JoeMama says... #192

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.

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... #194

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... #195

@Yoshiman

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... #196

Lol, I know. Just messing with you.

May 7, 2012 5:58 a.m.

STG says... #197

I'LL MESS WITH YOU.

May 7, 2012 6:07 a.m.

graft says... #198

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... #199

Defense of the Heart

May 7, 2012 1:37 p.m.

STG says... #200

@Graft

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.

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... #202

May 7, 2012 10:53 p.m.

MklEstevan says... #203

1) Ajani Goldmane

2) Baneslayer Angel

3) Grave Titan

May 8, 2012 2:28 a.m.

MTG_Dude says... #205

May 8, 2012 9:01 a.m.

anemptylake says... #206

$9296.01(Estimated NM)

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

May 8, 2012 4:26 p.m.

monkty says... #209

May 9, 2012 12:12 a.m.

DanDan says... #210

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

May 9, 2012 12:20 a.m.

dethjakal says... #211

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

May 9, 2012 7:18 a.m.

miss3 says... #212

May 9, 2012 1:42 p.m.

PrinceCode says... #213

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... #215

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... #220

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... #221

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... #222

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...

Crivaro

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...

bloxd002

Congratulations!

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

mcavian

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... #223

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... #225

Can we still add to this? LIGHTNING BOLT

August 8, 2012 6:23 p.m.

the5ervant says... #226

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... #227

I'm changing my vote: Storm Crow.

August 14, 2012 2:09 p.m.

lolzman29 says... #228

i got to say mind sculptor

September 4, 2012 10:41 p.m.

Caninse says... #229

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.

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