What are the best Magic: the Gathering cards?

Planeswalkers always love to optimize their game, even to levels that break the game entirely. Here are some of the best cards in Magic: the Gathering with game-breaking effects. Warning: some formats ban these cards from use.

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  1. #1

    Black Lotus (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Black Lotus is a card from Magic: the Gathering and is one of the Power Nine. By sacrificing this card, a player is granted 3 mana of any color. The card is banned in most formats of Magic: the Gathering except for Vintage (marked as "Restricted").

    18votes
    • Ralph HarveyWritten on May 6, 2019
      RH
      "THIOS CARD IS SO FRIGGIN BROKEN!!! No cost?! 3 colorless mana????? HELLO???!! Super strong BUT THANK EREBOS ITS BANNED"
  2. #2

    Time Walk (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Time Walk is one of the "Power Nine" cards of the game "Magic: the Gathering". The card allows players to immediately take an extra turn after their current turn ends. This card and most of the Power Nine are only viable in the Vintage format.

    12votes
    • Xiang WuWritten on May 6, 2019
      XW
      "Hehe, as if Blue decks weren't annoying enough! YOU SHALL NOT HAVE A TURN! BLUE ONLY!!!"
  3. #3

    Ancestral Recall (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Ancestral Recall is a card from Magic: the Gathering and one of the Power Nine. With a cost of one Blue mana, a player may draw three cards from their deck. Like most of the Power Nine, this card is only viable in the Vintage format as "Restricted".

    7votes
    • Andrew MitchellWritten on May 6, 2019
      AM
      "gotta admit this is a pretty annoying card. my friends and i play vintage since that's what we grew accustomed to in college, and this is a card to remember. of course, the only downside is if you lose track of your card count and just overdraw....which has happened to me more than i'd like to admit...."
  1. #4

    Yawgmoth's Will (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Yawgmoth's Will is a card in Magic: the Gathering. At the cost of one Black mana and two additional mana of any color, players may play cards directly from their graveyard. This card is banned in most formats except for Vintage, Commander, and Duel Commander.

    2votes
    • Lee SunWritten on May 6, 2019
      LS
      "ever wanted to be Michael Jackson and just play Thriller in MTG? WELL YOU CAN WITH THIS BOI. got my creatures dancing from the graveyard to the field back and forth"
  2. #5

    Tinker (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Tinker is a card from Magic: the Gathering. The card lets player sacrifice one artifact to get another from their deck, costing one Blue mana and two additional mana of any color. The card is banned in most formats, and Restricted in Vintage.

    2votes
    • Bryan MillerWritten on May 6, 2019
      BM
      "bit of a niche card imo. im not much of an artifact user so i find it a bit tedious to have to toss one artifact for another"
  3. #6

    The Moxes (Magic: the Gathering Cards)

    The Moxes are five cards from Magic: the Gathering that fall under the Power Nine, and among the first cards ever printed. Each Mox adds one type of mana: Emerald (Green), Jet (Black), Pearl (White), Ruby (Red), and Sapphire (Blue).

    2votes
    • Kevin PattersonWritten on May 6, 2019
      KP
      "bringing out every element is pretty mnuch like the planeteers bringing out captain planet in a signle turn. BY YOUR POWERS COMBINED, I HAVE EVERY MANAAAAA!!!!"
  4. #7

    Sol Ring (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Sol Ring is a card in Magic: the Gathering with a cost of one mana of any color. The card adds two colorless mana (supplemental mana with no specific color) to the mana pool. It is banned in every format except for Commander and Vintage.

    1votes
    • Thomas CarpenterWritten on May 6, 2019
      TC
      "while it is a good card to have for high-cost cards, it really depends on the player on if they want to sacrifice one card slot in their deck for this and hope to draw it. then again, it is pretty cheap on the market!"
  5. #8

    Library of Alexandria (Magic: the Gathering Card)

    Library of Alexandria is a land card in Magic: the Gathering. The card gives one colorless mana, but also lets the player draw a card when they have exactly seven cards in hand. This card is banned in all formats and Restricted in Vintage.

    1votes
    • Randy MillerWritten on May 6, 2019
      RM
      "i get having card advnatage but having to retain a number of even seven just to draw another card and throw it off balance is a bit of a chore. not my playstyle"

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