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Top 5 Planar Chaos Cards of Each Color - Billy Moreau (2/2/2007)

Welcome to my take on the top 5 cards from each color of Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
. I hope you read my article on my take on the top 5 commons from each color from Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
but if you didn't here is the link: http://www.cardshark.com/content/view_article.asp?article_id=4021. Next week I will post 25 interactions of Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
cards you may not have known about. Onto the lists:


Top 5 White cards:
This was tougher than I thought it would be because there were 17 cards I thought were decent enough to be in the top 5. So after narrowing them down here is what is left:

1- Voidstone Gargoyle
Voidstone Gargoyle
Voidstone GargoyleSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gargoyle
Rarity:
R
Number:
21
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying As Voidstone Gargoyle comes into play, name a nonland card. The named card can't be played. Activated abilities of permanents with that name can't be played. Activated abilities of cards with that name that aren't in play can't be played.
- I had to get 4 of these the instant I saw them because they are a Pithing Needle
Pithing Needle
Pithing NeedleSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
Colorless
Rarity:
R
and Meddling Mage
Meddling Mage
Meddling MageSet: Planeshift
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
116
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
As Meddling Mage comes into play, name a nonland card. The named card can't be played.
in one and to top it off, it is only one color. This card will protect white mages from worrying about an opponent’s Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
or Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
or any other card that may have a great effect on them. Blue-white decks may play them as a win condition and also a way to cut down the spells your opponents can play even more. It is a great card to use naming any split second card. The Pithing Needle
Pithing Needle
Pithing NeedleSet: Saviors of Kamigawa
Color:
Colorless
Rarity:
R
ability in it will allow you to freeze any permanent in play. My personal option for a card to name with it is Firemane Angel
Firemane Angel
Firemane AngelSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike At the beginning of your upkeep, if Firemane Angel is in your graveyard or in play, you may gain 1 life. 6RRWW: Return Firemane Angel from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
. They will still gain the life but they will never be able to cast it or return it to play from their graveyard.

2- Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
- Everyone loved Muscle Sliver
Muscle Sliver
Muscle SliverSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
when Tempest was Type 2 legal. You still see it in some extended and legacy tournaments. I love this card on turn two when combined with a turn one Sidewinder Sliver
Sidewinder Sliver
Sidewinder SliverSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
C
Number:
41
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers have flanking. (Whenever a creature without flanking blocks a Sliver, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.)
. Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
gives us some nice additions to the sliver family. If you like slivers then check out a previous article I wrote: http://www.cardshark.com/content/view_article.asp?article_id=4013 . In the future I will revise the Black White Sliver deck in said article to include Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
because I think it will really become an option as a tournament viable deck.

3- Magus of the Tabernacle
Magus of the Tabernacle
Magus of the TabernacleSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
8
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Power:
2
Toughness:
6
Text:
All creatures have "At the beginning of your upkeep, sacrifice this creature unless you pay 1."
- This is another control card. What makes it great is that it is not legendary, so if you have 2 in play you will have to pay 2 mana to keep them. But chances are your opponent will have to start picking and choosing every turn which creatures they are willing to sacrifice. They are also nice blockers at 2/6 and with a low casting cost of 4 mana.

4- Calciderm
Calciderm
CalcidermSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
u
Number:
23
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Vanishing 4 (This permanent comes into play with four time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) Calciderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
- Just like the Sinew Sliver
Sinew Sliver
Sinew SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
c
Number:
30
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
All Slivers get +1/+1.
, we get another good Planeshifted card. Blastoderm
Blastoderm
BlastodermSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Fading 3 (This creature comes into play with three fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.) Blastoderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
was really good when it was in type two. Although Calciderm
Calciderm
CalcidermSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
u
Number:
23
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Vanishing 4 (This permanent comes into play with four time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) Calciderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
is not exactly the same as Blastoderm
Blastoderm
BlastodermSet: Nemesis
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Eric Peterson
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Fading 3 (This creature comes into play with three fade counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a fade counter from it. If you can't, sacrifice it.) Blastoderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
, its differences are very minor. Fading counters vs. Vanishing
Vanishing
VanishingSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
UU: Enchanted creature phases out.
counters. [Editor’s note: In fact, the two cards are functionally identical. Fading 3 and Vanishing
Vanishing
VanishingSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
UU: Enchanted creature phases out.
4 work basically the same way.] Calciderm
Calciderm
CalcidermSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
u
Number:
23
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Vanishing 4 (This permanent comes into play with four time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) Calciderm can't be the target of spells or abilities.
cannot be targeted by spells or abilities so there isn't any way to add time counters on to it. A 5/5 for 4 mana in white is really good as well.

5- Stonecloaker
Stonecloaker
StonecloakerSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gargoyle
Rarity:
U
Number:
19
Artist:
Tomas Giorello
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) Flying When Stonecloaker comes into play, return a creature you control to its owner's hand. When Stonecloaker comes into play, remove target card in a graveyard from the game.
- This was my last pick for top 5 and it way appear to be an odd pick. I like the ability to play it as an instant and the fact that when you play it, it removes a card in a graveyard and returns a creature to your hand. Basically for every three mana you have available you can remove a card from your opponent’s graveyard, cutting back on the usefulness of Dralnu, Flash
Flash
FlashSet: Classic Sixth Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
67
Artist:
David Ho
Text:
Put a creature card from your hand into play. You may pay its mana cost reduced by up to 2. If you don't, sacrifice it.
back cards, Recover
Recover
RecoverSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
122
Artist:
Nelson DeCastro
Text:
Return target creature card from your graveyard to your hand.Draw a card.
cards, Gaea's Blessing
Gaea's Blessing
Gaea's BlessingSet: Weatherlight
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Target player shuffles up to three target cards from his or her graveyard into his or her library.Draw a card.If Gaea's Blessing is put into your graveyard from your library, shuffle your graveyard into your library.
. And when it finally stays in play, it's not bad as a 3/2 for 3 mana.


Top 5 Blue Cards:
This was a little easier to narrow down as I would rank Blue as the worst color in the set. I only had to narrow down the top 5 from 7.

1- Wistful Thinking
Wistful Thinking
Wistful ThinkingSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Brian Despain
Text:
Target player draws two cards, then discards four cards.
- This card is a great card because it is common blue discard that also forces your opponent to draw two cards. Even if they don't have any cards in hand then it is equal to a Millstone
Millstone
MillstoneSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
2, T: Take the top two cards from target player's library and put them in target player's graveyard.
. In a Blue Black Reanimator deck, this card will fill your graveyard up with plenty of cards to reanimate.

2- Venarian Glimmer
Venarian Glimmer
Venarian GlimmerSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
52
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Target player reveals his or her hand. Choose a nonland card with converted mana cost X or less from it. That player discards that card.
- Instant Blue Discard works well into the theme of control in Blue. Although it is not a Duress
Duress
DuressSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
132
Artist:
Lawrence Snelly
Text:
Look at target opponent's hand and choose a noncreature, nonland card there. That player discards that card.
it is the next best thing for a Blue Mage.

3- Tidewalker
Tidewalker
TidewalkerSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
49
Artist:
Dave Kendall
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Tidewalker comes into play with a time counter on it for each Island you control. Vanishing (At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from this permanent. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) Tidewalker's power and toughness are each equal to the number of time counters on it.
- Another great finishing card for a control deck. It's likely that you wouldn't play it until it will come out as a 6/6 or bigger. With all the creatures in the set that bounce a creature back to your hand and Clockspinning
Clockspinning
ClockspinningSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
53
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Choose a counter on target permanent or suspended card. Remove that counter from that permanent or card or put another of those counters on it.
, this guy can be really good for very cheap.

4- Chronozoa
Chronozoa
ChronozoaSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
R
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Vanishing 3 (This permanent comes into play with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) When Chronozoa is put into a graveyard from play, if it had no time counters on it, put two tokens into play that are copies of it.
- I would move this guy higher up on the list if I knew how the card really works. I've heard too many different variations. If Chronozoa
Chronozoa
ChronozoaSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Illusion
Rarity:
R
Number:
37
Artist:
R
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying Vanishing 3 (This permanent comes into play with three time counters on it. At the beginning of your upkeep, remove a time counter from it. When the last is removed, sacrifice it.) When Chronozoa is put into a graveyard from play, if it had no time counters on it, put two tokens into play that are copies of it.
copies come into play with the Vanishing
Vanishing
VanishingSet: Visions
Cost:
1
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchant Creature
Rarity:
C
Artist:
John Matson
Text:
UU: Enchanted creature phases out.
counters as well then this guy would be my number 1 blue card. But until I know that, I feel that he will stay at number 4. A Blue creature that splits into two down the road is a neat concept. [Editor's note: The copy does get the time counters, and will thus replicate exponentially without some disruption. Pretty cool, huh?]

5- Pongify
Pongify
PongifySet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
44
Artist:
Heather Hudson
Text:
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. That creature's controller puts a 3/3 green Ape creature token into play.
- Blue Removal. While it does give your opponent a 3/3, usually that's not as good as the creature you are removing, such as Akroma, Angel of Vengeance
Vengeance
VengeanceSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Keith Parkinson
Text:
Destroy any one tapped creature.
, Firemane Angel
Firemane Angel
Firemane AngelSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike At the beginning of your upkeep, if Firemane Angel is in your graveyard or in play, you may gain 1 life. 6RRWW: Return Firemane Angel from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
, etc.... And you can even use it on your creature when it is about to die.


Top 5 Black Cards:
I had to narrow Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
's best color down from 15 cards.

1- Extirpate
Extirpate
ExtirpateSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
71
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
- I'm sure no one out there will dispute that this is the number one hot card in the set. For one mana you get to remove all copies of a card from a graveyard, hand, and library at instant speed and uncounterable. Many games will come down to who plays Extirpate
Extirpate
ExtirpateSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
71
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
second removing their opponent’s Extirpate
Extirpate
ExtirpateSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
71
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
s. Also look for more decks playing Ghost Quarter
Ghost Quarter
Ghost QuarterSet: Dissension
Color:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
173
Artist:
Heather Hudson
to end all Tron decks.

2- Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
- The undisputed second best card in the set. Black didn't need a Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
but now that they have it, it will open up many possibilities. Now players will not have to play White Blue Control, they can play Black Blue allowing access to other forms of control such as milling without worrying about dying from a creature rush. Just think, now you can play a Black White deck with 8 Wrath of God
Wrath of God
Wrath of GodSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Quinton Hoover
Text:
All creatures in play are buried.
's.

3- Shrouded Lore
Shrouded Lore
Shrouded LoreSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
u
Number:
91
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Target opponent chooses a card in your graveyard. You may pay B. If you do, repeat this process except that opponent can't choose a card already chosen for Shrouded Lore. Then put the last chosen card into your hand.
- Basically a Recollect
Recollect
RecollectSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
178
Artist:
Pete Venters
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand.
for Black. Now you can say you play 8 Extirpate
Extirpate
ExtirpateSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
71
Artist:
Jon Foster
Text:
Split second (As long as this spell is on the stack, players can't play spells or activated abilities that aren't mana abilities.) Choose target card in a graveyard other than a basic land. Search its owner's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with the same name as that card and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.
, or 8 Damnation
Damnation
DamnationSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
r
Number:
85
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Destroy all creatures. They can't be regenerated.
, or 8 Persecute
Persecute
PersecuteSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
D. Alexander Gregory
Text:
Choose a color. Look at target player's hand. That player discards all cards of the chosen color.
if needed.

4- Dash Hopes
Dash Hopes
Dash HopesSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
68
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
When you play Dash Hopes, any player may pay 5 life. If a player does, counter Dash Hopes. Counter target spell.
- Whether or not the spell gets countered more than likely you will get a result you like.

5- Temporal Extortion
Temporal Extortion
Temporal ExtortionSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
When you play Temporal Extortion, any player may pay half his or her life, rounded up. If a player does, counter Temporal Extortion. Take an extra turn after this one.
- Half their life or an extra turn, and only for 4 mana. Throw in Shrouded Lore
Shrouded Lore
Shrouded LoreSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
u
Number:
91
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Target opponent chooses a card in your graveyard. You may pay B. If you do, repeat this process except that opponent can't choose a card already chosen for Shrouded Lore. Then put the last chosen card into your hand.
with this one and you will end up taking a lot of turns.


Top 5 Red Cards:
Another color I had to narrow down from 15 cards.

1- Akroma, Angel of Fury
Akroma, Angel of Fury
Akroma, Angel of FurySet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
94
Artist:
Daren Bader
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Akroma, Angel of Fury can't be countered. Flying, trample, protection from white, protection from blue R: Akroma, Angel of Fury gets +1/+0 until end of turn. Morph 3RRR (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)
- Although not as powerful as the original the uncounterability and Morph ability make it really playable. It is being sought after as a chase rare but the value will drop considerably when it is legal because without haste it is very easy to remove it.

2- Torchling
Torchling
TorchlingSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
rk post
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Untap Torchling. R: Target creature blocks Torchling this turn if able. R: Change the target of target spell that targets only Torchling. 1: Torchling gets +1/-1 until end of turn. 1: Torchling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
- Morphling
Morphling
MorphlingSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
85
Artist:
rk post
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
U: Untap Morphling.U: Morphling gains flying until end of turn.U: Morphling cannot be the target of spells or abilities until end of turn.1: Morphling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.1: Morphling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
was good, Torchling
Torchling
TorchlingSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
rk post
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Untap Torchling. R: Target creature blocks Torchling this turn if able. R: Change the target of target spell that targets only Torchling. 1: Torchling gets +1/-1 until end of turn. 1: Torchling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
is better in my opinion. Torchling
Torchling
TorchlingSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
110
Artist:
rk post
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
R: Untap Torchling. R: Target creature blocks Torchling this turn if able. R: Change the target of target spell that targets only Torchling. 1: Torchling gets +1/-1 until end of turn. 1: Torchling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
's big difference is the fact that instead of being able to make it untargetable, you get to redirect the spell to another target. Just make sure there is always another creature in play for you to target.

3- Reckless Wurm
Reckless Wurm
Reckless WurmSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
u
Number:
120
Artist:
Greg Staples
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Trample Madness 2R (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
- All 5 of my red top 5 are reprints in some form and this one is no exception. While there are not many good discard outlets or anything close to Wild Mongrel
Wild Mongrel
Wild MongrelSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Hound
Rarity:
C
Number:
283
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Discard a card from your hand: Wild Mongrel gets +1/+1 and becomes the color of your choice until end of turn.
, this card will be used as anti-discard and also with Lightning Axe
Lightning Axe
Lightning AxeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
168
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
As an additional cost to play Lightning Axe, discard a card or pay 5. Lightning Axe deals 5 damage to target creature.
.

4- Shivan Wumpus
Shivan Wumpus
Shivan WumpusSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
r
Number:
121
Artist:
Ron Spears
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample When Shivan Wumpus comes into play, any player may sacrifice a land. If a player does, put Shivan Wumpus on top of its owner's library.
- This card was so aggravating when it was green. Now that it's in a land destruction color anyway it will be played. More than likely it will be a Red Green deck, but look for it to make a splash in the tournament scene.

5- Simian Spirit Guide
Simian Spirit Guide
Simian Spirit GuideSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ape Spirit
Rarity:
c
Number:
122
Artist:
Dave DeVries
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Remove Simian Spirit Guide in your hand from the game: Add R to your mana pool.
- Can anything really be said about free mana? How about adding free mana to a color that already has Rite of Flame
Rite of Flame
Rite of FlameSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
96
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Text:
Add RR to your mana pool, then add R to your mana pool for each card named Rite of Flame in each graveyard.
and Seething Song
Seething Song
Seething SongSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
104
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Add RRRRR to your mana pool.
. Someone is going to develop some really good deck using these three cards. I just wish it could be me.


Top 5 Green Cards:
Narrowed down from 12 cards is the set's second best color in my opinion.

1- Groundbreaker
Groundbreaker
GroundbreakerSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
r
Number:
148
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
6
Toughness:
1
Text:
Trample, haste At end of turn, sacrifice Groundbreaker.
- A hasted 6/1 that you can play on turn 2 in green is nothing to be afraid of......yeah right, be VERY AFRAID!!! Decks are already being built that use this and Bloodbond March
Bloodbond March
Bloodbond MarchSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
192
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Whenever a creature spell is played, each player returns all cards with the same name as that spell from his or her graveyard to play.
, allowing for a turn 4 win.

2- Harmonize
Harmonize
HarmonizeSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
u
Number:
149
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
Draw three cards.
- Green finally has mass card drawing with no drawbacks or restrictions and at a decent casting cost. Look for all decks with green to be running 4 of these babies.

3- Kavu Predator
Kavu Predator
Kavu PredatorSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample Whenever an opponent gains life, put that many +1/+1 counters on Kavu Predator.
- You want to Faith's Fetter's my Mire Boa
Mire Boa
Mire BoaSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
135
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Swampwalk G: Regenerate Mire Boa.
, SURE! I'll let my Kavu Predator
Kavu Predator
Kavu PredatorSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Kavu
Rarity:
U
Number:
132
Artist:
Dan Scott
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Trample Whenever an opponent gains life, put that many +1/+1 counters on Kavu Predator.
grow to a big 6/6. You have a Firemane Angel
Firemane Angel
Firemane AngelSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flying, first strike At the beginning of your upkeep, if Firemane Angel is in your graveyard or in play, you may gain 1 life. 6RRWW: Return Firemane Angel from your graveyard to play. Play this ability only during your upkeep.
in the graveyard, you sure you want to remember to gain the life? At 2 mana, this may be the best bear in the format with all the life gaining decks floating around.

4- Mire Boa
Mire Boa
Mire BoaSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Snake
Rarity:
C
Number:
135
Artist:
Greg Hildebrandt
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Swampwalk G: Regenerate Mire Boa.
- Yeah! River boa is back! A 2/1 regenerating Swamp
Swamp
SwampSet: Oversize Cards
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
X
Artist:
Tony Roberts
Text:
T: Add B to your mana pool.
walker for only 2 mana! This guy will show up in green weenie decks. I'm sure he will be played over Dryad Sophisticate
Dryad Sophisticate
Dryad SophisticateSet: Guildpact
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dryad
Rarity:
U
Number:
83
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Nonbasic landwalk
.

5- Seal of Primordium
Seal of Primordium
Seal of PrimordiumSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
c
Number:
153
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Sacrifice Seal of Primordium: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
- Yet another string of top 5 with all Planeshifted cards. I loved Seal of Cleansing
Seal of Cleansing
Seal of CleansingSet: Nemesis
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
18
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Sacrifice Seal of Cleansing: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
and was so hoping it would be reprinted when I saw the Seals of Fire and Doom were reprinted. This is about as close as you can get.

Now as for the rest of the cards, I will note a few that caught my attention:

Cautery Sliver
Cautery Sliver
Cautery SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
154
Artist:
Dany Orizio
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "1, Sacrifice this creature: This creature deals 1 damage to target creature or player." All Slivers have "1, Sacrifice this creature: Prevent the next 1 damage that would be dealt to target Sliver or player this turn."
- a less powerful Goblin Legionnaire
Goblin Legionnaire
Goblin LegionnaireSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Goblin
Rarity:
C
Number:
103
Artist:
Mark Romanoski
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
R, Sacrifice Goblin Legionnaire: Goblin Legionnaire deals 2 damage to target creature or player. W, Sacrifice Goblin Legionnaire: Prevent the next 2 damage that would be dealt to target creature or player this turn.
but still has nifty abilities and it will be played in Sliver decks.

Darkheart Sliver
Darkheart Sliver
Darkheart SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
rk post
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "Sacrifice this creature: You gain 3 life."
- With no activation cost associated with this card it makes all your slivers worth playing.

Dormant Sliver
Dormant Sliver
Dormant SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
156
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have defender and "When this creature comes into play, draw a card."
- You play against a Sliver Deck then sideboard this in and they can no longer attack you.

Frenetic Sliver
Frenetic Sliver
Frenetic SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
157
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "0: If this creature is in play, flip a coin. If you win the flip, remove this creature from the game and return it to play under its owner's control at end of turn. If you lose the flip, sacrifice it."
- Another Sliver that grants a neat ability to your other slivers. This one will be played even if it's not a sliver deck because it can be very difficult to handle it.

Necrotic Sliver
Necrotic Sliver
Necrotic SliverSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Sliver
Rarity:
U
Number:
159
Artist:
Dave Allsop
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
All Slivers have "3, Sacrifice this creature: Destroy target permanent."
- Make all your slivers turn into a Vindicate
Vindicate
VindicateSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target permanent.
, who wants to play Black White Slivers now???


Planar Chaos
Planar Chaos
Planar ChaosSet: Judgment
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
97
Artist:
Ron Spencer

Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, flip a coin. If you lose the flip, sacrifice Planar Chaos. Whenever a player play a spell, that player flips a coin. If he or she loses the flip, counter that spell.
looks to be a sure lock as a player’s favorite set. It will shake up the tournament scene just as much as Time Spiral
Time Spiral
Time SpiralSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
103
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Remove Time Spiral from the game. Each player shuffles his or her graveyard and hand into his or her library, then draws seven cards. You untap up to six lands.
did and who knows maybe more.


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