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Sorry
Sorry
SorrySet: Unglued
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
27
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Before playing any spell, if a copy of that spell card is in any graveyard, the spell's caster may say Sorry. If he or she does not, any other player may counter the spell by saying Sorry as it is cast.If any player says Sorry at any other time, Sorry deals 2 damage to that player.
for the delay; Kingdom Hearts II is just so much fun. [Editor’s note: My girlfriend can vouch for that, she’s had my PS2 for like 3 weeks now!]

Anyways, after spending two weeks considering the release of Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
for MTGO, in my office at the Shiv
Shiv
ShivSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Dominaria
Rarity:
C
Number:
34
Artist:
rk post
Text:
All creatures have "{R}: This creature gets +1/+0 until end of turn." Whenever you roll {C}, put a 5/5 red Dragon creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
an Academy (far more manly than the Tolaria
Tolaria
TolariaSet: Legends
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Nicola Leonard
Text:
T: Add U to your mana poolT: During upkeep remove the banding or bands with other ability from target creature until end of turn.
n one), I decided that the best way to review Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
would be to segment it. Therefore, for those who want to explore Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
but want to be careful after the Mirage fiasco, I am here for you.

First, the cards in Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
that are already on MTGO, and the set they were last in:

Coercion
Coercion
CoercionSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
119
Artist:
DiTerlizzi
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a card from it. That player discards that card.
(9th)
Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.
(9th)
Crypt Rats
Crypt Rats
Crypt RatsSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rats
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Paul Lee
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
X: Crypt Rats deals X damage to each creature and player. Spend only black mana in this way.
(7th)
Hulking Cyclops
Hulking Cyclops
Hulking CyclopsSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Giant
Rarity:
U
Number:
189
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Hulking Cyclops can't block.
(8th)
Infantry Veteran
Infantry Veteran
Infantry VeteranSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
C
Number:
26
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Target attacking creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
(9th)
Inspiration
Inspiration
InspirationSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
76
Artist:
Zina Saunders
Text:
Target player draws two cards.
(8th)
King Cheetah
King Cheetah
King CheetahSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cheetah
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
You may choose to play King Cheetah whenever you could play an instant.
(9th)
Longbow Archer
Longbow Archer
Longbow ArcherSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Soldier
Rarity:
U
Number:
30
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
First strikeLongbow Archer can block as though it had flying.
(7th)
Nekrataal
Nekrataal
NekrataalSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nekrataal
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Adrian Smith
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike When Nekrataal comes into play, bury target nonartifact, nonblack creature.
(9th)
Quicksand
Quicksand
QuicksandSet: Visions
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice Quicksand: Target attacking creature without flying gets -1/-2 until end of turn.
(9th)
Relentless Assault
Relentless Assault
Relentless AssaultSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
202
Artist:
Geofrey Darrow
Text:
Untap all creatures that attacked this turn. You get an additional combat phase followed by an additional main phase this turn.
(9th)
Rowen
Rowen
RowenSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
250
Artist:
Jon J Muth
Text:
Reveal the first card you draw each turn. Whenever you reveal a basic land card this way, draw a card.
(7th)
Simoon
Simoon
SimoonSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Simoon deals 1 damage to each creature target opponent controls.
(INV)
Sisay
Sisay
SisaySet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
-2
Toughness:
-3
Text:
Whenever you tap a land for mana, it produces one additional mana of the same type.
’s Ring (7th)
Summer Bloom
Summer Bloom
Summer BloomSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Play up to three additional lands this turn.
(9th)
Teferi’s Puzzle Box (9th)
Tremor
Tremor
TremorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
211
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Tremor deals 1 damage to each creature without flying.
(8th)
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino Sandstalker
Viashino SandstalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Viashino
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Andrew Robinson
Power:
4
Toughness:
2
Text:
Viashino Sandstalker is unaffected by summoning sickness.At the end of any turn, return Viashino Sandstalker to owner's hand.
(9th)
Warrior’s Honor (9th)


And now, the best that Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
has to offer

BEST WHITE COMMON: Freewind Falcon
Freewind Falcon
Freewind FalconSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Falcon
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Una Fricker
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Flying, protection from red

A key card in my Falcon Airlines deck, that got me to the top 8 of a 75 man tourney in October 1997. A 1/1 flyer with a key protection ability, as red is powerful in Mirage Block. Add in an Empyrial Armor
Empyrial Armor
Empyrial ArmorSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Enchanted creature gets +X/+X, where X is equal to the number of cards in your hand.
(from Weatherlight), and it was often GAME OVER for your opponent. Once Soltari Priest
Soltari Priest
Soltari PriestSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Janet Aulisio
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Protection from red; shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
was printed, people quickly forgot about this birdie. Plus, you have to love the artwork and flavor text, and how it so utterly fits with the ability. Given the weakness of white commons in this set, the Falcon soars like an F-16.

BEST WHITE UNCOMMON: Peace Talks
Peace Talks
Peace TalksSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
During this turn and the next one, players cannot declare an attack and cannot play spells or abilities that target any permanent or player.

Orim
Orim
OrimSet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
5
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Power:
+0
Toughness:
+12
Text:
Your creatures can block as though they had flying.
’s Chant is the most expensive card on MTGO, so people will want a cheaper alternative. Peace Talks
Peace Talks
Peace TalksSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Roger Raupp
Text:
During this turn and the next one, players cannot declare an attack and cannot play spells or abilities that target any permanent or player.
is an acceptable alternative. The rest of the white uncommons are fairly pathetic, except for Honorable Passage
Honorable Passage
Honorable PassageSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Prevent all damage to you or target creature from any one source. If that source is red, Honorable Passage deals to the source's controller an amount of damage equal to the amount of damage prevented.
, where Red gets its burn directed right back to it.

BEST WHITE RARE: Tithe
Tithe
TitheSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jon J Muth
Text:
Search your library for a plains card. If you control fewer lands than target opponent, you may search your library for an additional plains card. Reveal those cards to all players and put them into your hand. Shuffle your library afterwards.

We almost got this card in Ninth Edition, until it was discovered that it was on the reserved list, so we got Gift of Estates
Gift of Estates
Gift of EstatesSet: Portal
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
If your opponent has more lands in play than you do, search your deck for up to three plains and put them into your hand. Shuffle your deck afterwards.
instead. With its ability to go find four of the Ravnica dual lands, as well as thin out a WW deck, it is hard to go wrong with this card. Let’s face it, we aren’t ever seeing Land Tax
Land Tax
Land TaxSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
During your upkeep, if an opponent controls more land than you, you may search your library and remove up to three basic land cards and put them into your hand. Reshuffle your library afterwards.
on MTGO. Equipoise
Equipoise
EquipoiseSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
During your upkeep, for each land target player controls in excess of the number of lands you control, target land he or she controls phases out. Repeat this process for artifacts and then for creatures.
will also be sought out, with its ability to “balance” permanents. Archangel
Archangel
ArchangelSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
2
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
FlyingAttacking doesn't cause Archangel to tap.
’s artwork has been modified for some reason; I’m still trying to figure it out.

BEST WHITE CARD: Tithe
Tithe
TitheSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jon J Muth
Text:
Search your library for a plains card. If you control fewer lands than target opponent, you may search your library for an additional plains card. Reveal those cards to all players and put them into your hand. Shuffle your library afterwards.

Except for 3 nice rares, white wasn’t that hot in Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
.

BEST BLUE COMMON: Impulse
Impulse
ImpulseSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Text:
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Shuffle your library afterwards.

Blue players have been whining about not getting good blue instant drawing; they may consider Impulse
Impulse
ImpulseSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Text:
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Shuffle your library afterwards.
a pleasant alternative. This was a fairly strong bracket; Man-O’-War and Vision Charm
Vision Charm
Vision CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target artifact phases out; or put the top four cards from target player's library into his or her graveyard; or all lands of one type are basic lands of your choice until end of turn.
are sweet, and Breezekeeper
Breezekeeper
BreezekeeperSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying, phasing
and Cloud Elemental
Cloud Elemental
Cloud ElementalSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Cloud Elemental can block only creatures with flying.
are better than what blue usually gets for critters. Heck, the day after the Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
prerelease I traded a Breezekeeper
Breezekeeper
BreezekeeperSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying, phasing
for a can of Coke, and the guy who got it was the local shop owner (he always was, and is, a bit of a schmuck.

BEST BLUE UNCOMMON: Prosperity
Prosperity
ProsperitySet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
89
Artist:
Dan Frazier
Text:
Each player draws X cards.

People weren’t that impressed with Braingeyser
Braingeyser
BraingeyserSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Target player must draw X cards.
when it was released on MTGO. They might like this better. The other blue uncommons don’t nearly match the power of this card.

BEST BLUE RARE: Chronatog
Chronatog
ChronatogSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Skip your next turn: Chronatog gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Use this ability only once each turn.

Most of blue’s rares are more fit for Johnnies, but everyone loves Chronatog
Chronatog
ChronatogSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Skip your next turn: Chronatog gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Use this ability only once each turn.
. I recently ran a poll on people’s favorite Atog
Atog
AtogSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
0: +2/+2. Each time you use this ability, you must sacrifice one of your artifacts in play.
, and Chronatog
Chronatog
ChronatogSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Atog
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Skip your next turn: Chronatog gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Use this ability only once each turn.
won. Blue doesn’t get creatures this good.

BEST BLUE CARD: Impulse
Impulse
ImpulseSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Text:
Look at the top four cards of your library. Put one of them into your hand and the rest on the bottom of your library. Shuffle your library afterwards.

You could do worse than draft blue in straight Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
drafts; the blue commons are strong. Higher priced blue cards are pretty much Johnnie’s domain.

BEST BLACK COMMON: Fallen Askari
Fallen Askari
Fallen AskariSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Adrian Smith
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flanking (Whenever a creature without flanking is assigned to block this creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.) Fallen Askari cannot block.

Isn’t it sad that the Askari is, except for Hand of Cruelty
Hand of Cruelty
Hand of CrueltySet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
U
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
, the closest we’ll ever get to Black Knight
Black Knight
Black KnightSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Knight
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Protection from white, first strike
on MTGO? The black commons are kind of sad in Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
, except some will like Crypt Rats
Crypt Rats
Crypt RatsSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rats
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Paul Lee
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
X: Crypt Rats deals X damage to each creature and player. Spend only black mana in this way.
(which are the true Pestilence Rats
Pestilence Rats
Pestilence RatsSet: Ice Age
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Rats
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jeff A. Menges
Power:
*
Toughness:
3
Text:
Pestilence Rats has power equal to the total number of other Rats in play, no matter who controls them. For example, as long as there are two other Rats in play, Pestilence Rats has power and toughness 2/3.
) and Funeral Charm
Funeral Charm
Funeral CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Target player chooses and discards a card; or target creature gets +2/-1 until end of turn; or target creature gains swampwalk until end of turn. (If defending player controls any swamps, that creature is unblockable.)
.

BEST BLACK UNCOMMON: Suq’Ata Assassin
I had decided not to call a card already on MTGO “Best”, which is why Nekrataal
Nekrataal
NekrataalSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nekrataal
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Adrian Smith
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
First strike When Nekrataal comes into play, bury target nonartifact, nonblack creature.
isn’t here. The Assassin is the last poison card ever printed, and deserves recognition. Blanket of Night
Blanket of Night
Blanket of NightSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Cliff Nielsen
Text:
Each mana-producing land is a swamp in addition to its normal land type.
is a very fun card; I once had a multi-player deck based on it and Karma
Karma
KarmaSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Richard Thomas
Text:
During a player's upkeep, Karma does 1 point of damage to that player for each swamp he or she has in play.
.

BEST BLACK RARE: Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

Was there any doubt? Some view this as the best tutor ever. The 2 life lost is insignificant. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this card selling for over $20 for the next year.

BEST BLACK CARD: Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

Duh
Duh
DuhSet: Unhinged
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
52
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Destroy target creature with reminder text. (Reminder text is any italicized text in parentheses that explains rules you already know.)
! The black cards in this set are relatively weak, but the Tutor is just so strong.

BEST RED COMMON: Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

One of my biggest dreams is winning a huge Powerball jackpot, and with it buying WotC from Hasbro.

(SLIGHT PAUSE HERE FOR PEOPLE TO CRINGE AT THE THOUGHT)

[Editor’s note: Definitely cringing]

Anyway, this would be a card I would consider trying to add to 10th Edition. A free burn spell? Absolutely lovely. Many a game back in the good-ole-days ended when the manly red player played back-to-back Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
s against the sissy blue player. I love the other red commons. The Goblins are cool, and Hearth Charm
Hearth Charm
Hearth CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Destroy target artifact creature; or all attacking creatures get +1/+0 until end of turn; or target creature with power 2 or less is unblockable this turn.
and Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
are loaded with potential in tourney decks. Even Rock Slide
Rock Slide
Rock SlideSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Mike Kerr
Text:
Rock Slide deals X damage, divided any way you choose, among any number of target attacking or blocking creatures without flying.
has potential.

BEST RED UNCOMMON: Goblin Recruiter
Goblin Recruiter
Goblin RecruiterSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
186
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Recruiter comes into play, search your library for any number of Goblin cards you choose. Reveal those cards, then shuffle your library and put them on top of it in any order you choose.

Goblin Recruiter
Goblin Recruiter
Goblin RecruiterSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
186
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Recruiter comes into play, search your library for any number of Goblin cards you choose. Reveal those cards, then shuffle your library and put them on top of it in any order you choose.
+ Song of Blood
Song of Blood
Song of BloodSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Text:
Put the top four cards from your library into your graveyard. For each creature card put into your graveyard in this way, all creatures that attack this turn get +1/+0 until end of turn.
= a red Overrun
Overrun
OverrunSet: Tempest
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
All creatures you control get +3/+3 and gain trample until end of turn.
. This is probably the best red tutor ever, and will be seen in many casual decks. None of the other red uncommons comes close.

BEST RED RARE: Kookus
Kookus
KookusSet: Visions
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Djinn
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Scott Hampton
Power:
3
Toughness:
5
Text:
Trample During your upkeep, if you do not control at least one Keeper of Kookus, Kookus deals 3 damage to you and attacks this turn if able.R: +1/+0 until end of turn.

Let’s face it, the red rares here leave something to be desired. That said, for a red fattie that isn’t a dragon, it’s pretty powerful. Maybe in a Boros deck with a COP Red to protect you, it could be loads of fun.

BEST RED CARD: Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

Every mostly-red deck can and should play this card; only one particular deck can use the Recruiter/Song tutor. Therefore, I’m giving the nod to Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
. With the sheer goodness of red in this set, is there any wonder that Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
is tied for 2nd as my favorite set ever?

BEST GREEN COMMON: River Boa
River Boa
River BoaSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
U
Number:
249
Artist:
Steve White
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Islandwalk (This creature is unblockable if defending player controls an island.) G: Regenerate River Boa.

I hesitated to pick River Boa
River Boa
River BoaSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
U
Number:
249
Artist:
Steve White
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Islandwalk (This creature is unblockable if defending player controls an island.) G: Regenerate River Boa.
for this honor. Blue is not the threat it once was, so the fact that it islandwalks isn’t that scary. This is especially true considering the fact that there is a multitude of non-Island
Island
IslandSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add U to your mana pool.
lands that is now played. The other contenders were Quirion Ranger
Quirion Ranger
Quirion RangerSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Tom Kyffin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
Return a forest you control to owner's hand: Untap target creature. Use this ability only once each turn.
& Emerald Charm
Emerald Charm
Emerald CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Untap target permanent; or destroy target global enchantment; or target creature loses flying until end of turn.
, but the ranger is mostly for odd combos and the Emerald Charm
Emerald Charm
Emerald CharmSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Greg Spalenka
Text:
Choose one Untap target permanent; or destroy target global enchantment; or target creature loses flying until end of turn.
is no longer as impressive due to Naturalize
Naturalize
NaturalizeSet: Onslaught
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
275
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
. Thus, the Boa wins.

BEST GREEN UNCOMMON: Uktabi Orangutan
Uktabi Orangutan
Uktabi OrangutanSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape
Rarity:
U
Number:
260
Artist:
Una Fricker
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Uktabi Orangutan comes into play, destroy target artifact.

This was a difficult pick. In a way the Orangutan was reprinted as an Elf (Viridian Shaman
Viridian Shaman
Viridian ShamanSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elf Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
When Viridian Shaman comes into play, destroy target artifact.
). But then, a similar story befalls Stampeding Wildebeests
Stampeding Wildebeests
Stampeding WildebeestsSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wildebeests
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
5
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample During your upkeep, return a green creature you control to owner's hand.
(Stampeding Serow
Stampeding Serow
Stampeding SerowSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Antelope Beast
Rarity:
U
Power:
5
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample At the beginning of your upkeep, return a green creature you control to its owner's hand.
). Creeping Mold
Creeping Mold
Creeping MoldSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
220
Artist:
David Seeley
Text:
Destroy target artifact, land, or enchantment.
and Summer Bloom
Summer Bloom
Summer BloomSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
255
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
Play up to three additional lands this turn.
are already on MTGO, and the other green uncommons just do not compare.

BEST GREEN RARE: City of Solitude
City of Solitude
City of SolitudeSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Romas
Text:
Each player may play spells and abilities only during his or her turn.

The other green rares just aren’t as good, but with blue no longer as dominant, neither is the City as good.

BEST GREEN CARD: Kyscu Drake
Kyscu Drake
Kyscu DrakeSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Geofrey Darrow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying G: +0/+1 until end of turn. You cannot spend more than G in this way each turn.Sacrifice Kyscu Drake and Spitting Drake: Search your library for Viashivan Dragon and put it into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.

Nope, I haven’t lost my mind. Kyscu Drake
Kyscu Drake
Kyscu DrakeSet: Visions
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Geofrey Darrow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying G: +0/+1 until end of turn. You cannot spend more than G in this way each turn.Sacrifice Kyscu Drake and Spitting Drake: Search your library for Viashivan Dragon and put it into play. Shuffle your library afterwards.
was originally named as such because “Kyscu” is an anagram for “sucky”. It was Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
’ “Chimney Imp
Chimney Imp
Chimney ImpSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Imp
Rarity:
C
Number:
59
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying When Chimney Imp is put into a graveyard from play, target opponent puts a card from his or her hand on top of his or her library.
”. However, today it is a far better green flyer than we get anymore. During the time Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
was released, it was said that Magic only had 4 colors, as green was so weak. Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
was the start of green’s emergence, as it was the base of “Senor Stompy” decks.

BEST OTHER COMMON: Phyrexian Walker
Phyrexian Walker
Phyrexian WalkerSet: Visions
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Bryan Talbot
Power:
0
Toughness:
3

Seeing as it’s only opponent was Sisay
Sisay
SisaySet: Vanguard
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
6
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Power:
-2
Toughness:
-3
Text:
Whenever you tap a land for mana, it produces one additional mana of the same type.
’s Ring, and it was already on MTGO, this wasn’t really a contest.

BEST OTHER UNCOMMON: Helm of Awakening
Helm of Awakening
Helm of AwakeningSet: Visions
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Adam Rex
Text:
All spells cost one generic mana less to play.

The multicolor cards aren’t particularly interesting, and the Chimeras are cute but not powerful. Johnnies will love this.

BEST OTHER RARE: Squandered Resources
Squandered Resources
Squandered ResourcesSet: Oversize Cards
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Romas
Text:
Sacrifice a land: Add to your mana pool one mana of any type the sacrificed land could produce. Play this ability as a mana source.

Considering that it is the only card banned in Mirage Block Constructed, is there any doubt that this dominates all other rares that are not mono-colored?


Now we are getting to the big winners:


BEST VISIONS COMMON: Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.

Sissy non-red players still cringe at this card. Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
is the one set where commons truly rule; on MTG.com there was one idiot who once wrote that Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
had too many good commons. The sad thing is, they recently rehired the twit as a writer. In a field of strong commons, Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
reigns supreme.

BEST VISIONS UNCOMMON: Goblin Recruiter
Goblin Recruiter
Goblin RecruiterSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
186
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Recruiter comes into play, search your library for any number of Goblin cards you choose. Reveal those cards, then shuffle your library and put them on top of it in any order you choose.

It is a card banned in paper Legacy formats, so none doubt its power. Like I said, it was red’s best tutor ever.

BEST VISIONS RARE: Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

It’s restricted in paper Vintage, one of the best signs of a power card.

BEST TIMMY CARD: Viashivan Dragon
Viashivan Dragon
Viashivan DragonSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dragon
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Ian Miller
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying R: +1/+0 until end of turnG: +0/+1 until end of turn

Aided by the sucky Drake and Spitting Drake
Spitting Drake
Spitting DrakeSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Drake
Rarity:
U
Number:
207
Artist:
Geofrey Darrow
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying R: Spitting Drake gets +1/+0 until end of turn. Spend no more than R this way each turn.
, those kiddies who have learned wisely to forego Yu-Gi-Oh can not help but drool at this guy. Firestorm
Firestorm
FirestormSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Jeff Miracola
Text:
Choose and discard X cards: Firestorm deals X damage to each of X target creatures and/or players.
IEhlbGxraXRl would come close, but Timmies tend to avoid blue; good for them.

BEST JOHNNY CARD: Ovinomancer
Ovinomancer
OvinomancerSet: Visions
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sorcerer
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
0
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Ovinomancer comes into play, return three basic lands you control to owner's hand or bury Ovinomancer.tap, Return Ovinomancer to owner's hand: Bury target creature and put a Sheep token into play under the control of the creature's controller. Treat this token as a 0/1 green creature.

Don’t be SHEEPish about this card. It’s BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAd to the bone. I WOOLY mean it. It’s SHEAR pleasure to recommend this as the most Johnny of Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
cards, although Johnnies will be more drawn to blue cards in this set than any other set.

BEST SPIKE CARD: Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Vampiric TutorSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
161
Artist:
Gary Leach
Text:
Search your library for a card, then shuffle your library and put that card on top of it. You lose 2 life.

Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
and Goblin Recruiter
Goblin Recruiter
Goblin RecruiterSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
U
Number:
186
Artist:
Scott Kirschner
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Goblin Recruiter comes into play, search your library for any number of Goblin cards you choose. Reveal those cards, then shuffle your library and put them on top of it in any order you choose.
makes Spiek drool, but the splashability and always-usefulness of the Tutor beats all.

And now finally, the best Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
card of all…

VAMPIRIC TUTOR!!!

I so wanted to go with Fireblast
Fireblast
FireblastSet: Visions
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Michael Danza
Text:
You may sacrifice two mountains instead of paying Fireblast's casting cost. Fireblast deals 4 damage to target creature or player.
, but for all previously stated reasons, I must go with the Tutor. In a color that is arguably the weakest in Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
, it has the most powerful card. Good going black.

Enjoy yourself at the Visions
Visions
VisionsSet: Fourth Edition
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
NéNé Thomas
Text:
Look at the top five cards of any library. You may then shuffle that library.
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