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EDH Cards That Won’t Break Your Piggy Bank - Clay Schubert (3/23/2010)

For those who haven’t discovered EDH, it is one of the best formats for playing Magic. I’d recommend reading about it here: http://www.cardshark.com/content/view_article.asp?article_id=4213
For those who know EDH, I’ve compiled a list of some darn good cards, which often fly under the radar. Everyone knows 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.
, Sensei’s Divining Top, and Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and Ice
Sword of Fire and IceSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
R
Number:
148
Artist:
Mark Zug
Text:
Equip 2 Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has protection from red and from blue. Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card and have it deal 2 damage to target creature.
are dynamite cards. You can easily find lists online of the ´´best EDH´´ cards. This is not one of those lists. I’ve tried to list cards which are A) Relatively cheap, B) Maybe not known and C) Highly Effective in EDH

What makes a good EDH card?
1. Reusable cards with buy-back or flashback, or cards that allow to recycle your other spells.
2. Cards that punish opponent’s recursion
3. Cards that can deal with annoying creatures (like Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel ColossusSet: Darksteel
Cost:
11
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
11
Toughness:
11
Text:
Trample. Darksteel Colossus is indestructible (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) If Darksteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere reveal Darksteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.
or Troll Ascetic
Troll Ascetic
Troll AsceticSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Troll Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Puddnhead
Power:
3
Toughness:
2
Text:
Troll Ascetic can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control. 1G: Regenerate Troll Ascetic.
)
4. Cards that hate artifacts (since they are so prevalent in EDH)
5. Cards that deal with generals
6. Cards that normally are too expensive to cast in other formats
7. Cards that punish nonbasic lands.
8. Cards that exile things

If there is a land that belongs with a color, I put it with that color. Without further ado, here is the list of ´´EDH Cards That Won’t Break Your Piggy Bank But Still Totally Rock´´ [Editor's note: Don't forget, all of these can be found right here on Cardshark! Man I love shameless self promotion.]

White
1. Altar’s Light - Stops recursion (take that Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel ColossusSet: Darksteel
Cost:
11
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
11
Toughness:
11
Text:
Trample. Darksteel Colossus is indestructible (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) If Darksteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere reveal Darksteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.
!)
2. Archon of Justice
Archon of Justice
Archon of JusticeSet: Eventide
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Archon
Rarity:
R
Number:
1
Artist:
Jason Chan
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying When Archon of Justice is put into a graveyard from play, remove target permanent from the game.

3. Austere Command
Austere Command
Austere CommandSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
3
Artist:
Wayne England
Text:
Choose two - Destroy all artifacts; or destroy all enchantments; or destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 3 or less; or destroy all creatures with converted mana cost 4 or greater.

4. Condemn
Condemn
CondemnSet: Dissension
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
8
Artist:
Daren Bader
Text:
Put target attacking creature on the bottom of its owner's library. Its controller gains life equal to its toughness.
- Bye-bye general!
5. Evangelize
Evangelize
EvangelizeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
5
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
16
Artist:
Randy Elliott
Text:
Buyback 2WW (You may pay an additional 2WW as you play this spell. If you do, put this card into your hand as it resolves.) Gain control of target creature of an opponent's choice that he or she controls.

6. Final Judgment
Final Judgment
Final JudgmentSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
4
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Remove all creatures from the game.
- (take that Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel ColossusSet: Darksteel
Cost:
11
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
11
Toughness:
11
Text:
Trample. Darksteel Colossus is indestructible (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) If Darksteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere reveal Darksteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.
)
7. Force Bubble
Force Bubble
Force BubbleSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
14
Text:
If damage would be dealt to you, put depletion counter on Force Bubble instead for each point of damage that would be dealt. If Force Bubble has four or more depletion counters on it, sacrifice Force Bubble.
At end of turn, remove all depletion counters from Force Bubble.

8. Hallow
Hallow
HallowSet: Darksteel
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Text:
Prevent all damage target spell would deal this turn. You gain life equal to the damage prevented this way.
ZWQgQnVyaWFs- Put enemy generals on the bottom of the library.
9. Luminarch Ascension
Luminarch Ascension
Luminarch AscensionSet: Zendikar
Cost:
2
Color:
White
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
25
Artist:
Michael Komarck
Text:
At the beginning of each opponent's end step, if you didn't lose life this turn, you may put a quest counter on Luminarch Ascension. (Damage causes loss of life.) {1}{W}: Put a 4/4 white Angel creature token with flying onto the battlefield. Activate this ability only if Luminarch Ascension has four or more quest counters on it.
- In multiplayer games, this is active often before your next turn.
10. Mangara of Corondor
Mangara of Corondor
Mangara of CorondorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Remove Mangara of Corondor and target permanent from the game.

11. Kor Haven
Kor Haven
Kor HavenSet: Nemesis
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
141
Artist:
Darrell Riche
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool. 1W, T: Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt by target attacking creature this turn.
- (Land, but only works in white decks)
12 Magus of the Disk
Magus of the Disk
Magus of the DiskSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
27
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Magus of the Disk comes into play tapped. 1, T: Destroy all artifacts, creatures, and enchantments.

13. Mistveil Plains
Mistveil Plains
Mistveil PlainsSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Sub Type:
Plains
Rarity:
U
Number:
275
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
(T Add W to your mana pool.) Mistveil Plains comes into play tapped. W, T Put target card in your graveyard on the bottom of your library. Play this ability only if you control two or more white permanents.
- ´´Free´´ recursion
14. Oblation
Oblation
OblationSet: Onslaught
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
46
Artist:
Doug Chaffee
Text:
The owner of target nonland permanent shuffles it into his or her library, then draws two cards.
- Shuffle away a general.
15. Pristine Angel
Pristine Angel
Pristine AngelSet: Darksteel
Cost:
6
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Angel
Rarity:
R
Number:
9
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying. As long as Pristine Angel is untapped it has protection from all colors and from artifacts. Whenever you play a spell untap Pristine Angel.

16. Rebuff the Wicked
Rebuff the Wicked
Rebuff the WickedSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
12
Artist:
Stephen Tappin
Text:
Counter target spell that targets a permanent you control.

17. Return to Dust
Return to Dust
Return to DustSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
39
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Remove target artifact or enchantment from the game. If you played this spell during your main phase, you may remove up to one other target artifact or enchantment from the game.
- Permanently rid yourself of two annoying cards
18. Saltblast
Saltblast
SaltblastSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
White
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
15
Artist:
Parente
Text:
Destroy target nonwhite permanent.
- a poor man’s Vindicate
Vindicate
VindicateSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target permanent.

19. Soltari Visionary
Soltari Visionary
Soltari VisionarySet: Exodus
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Cleric
Rarity:
C
Number:
20
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.) If Soltari Visionary damages any player, destroy target enchantment that player controls.
- Demystify
Demystify
DemystifySet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
24
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Destroy target enchantment.
+ Bee Sting
Bee Sting
Bee StingSet: Portal Second Age
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Cris Dornaus
Text:
Bee Sting deals 2 damage to any one creature or player.
rolled into one
20. 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.
- Stop opponent’s recursion spells (like Eternal Witness
Eternal Witness
Eternal WitnessSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
U
Number:
86
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
Whenever Eternal Witness comes into play, return target card from your graveayrd to your hand.
). Very reusable.
21. Weathered Wayfarer
Weathered Wayfarer
Weathered WayfarerSet: Onslaught
Cost:
1
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Nomad Cleric
Rarity:
R
Number:
59
Artist:
Greg & Tim Hildebrandt
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
W, T: Search your library for a land card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play this ability only if an opponent controls more lands than you.
- free land!
22. Wing Shards
Wing Shards
Wing ShardsSet: Scourge
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
25
Artist:
Darren Bader
Text:
Target player sacrifices an attacking creature.
Storm
- Gets rid of shrouded and indestructible creatures.
23. Myojin of Cleansing Fire
Myojin of Cleansing Fire
Myojin of Cleansing FireSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
8
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
35
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
4
Toughness:
6
Text:
Myojin of Cleansing Fire comes into play with a divinity counter on it if you played it from your hand. Myojin of Cleansing Fire is indestructible as long as it has a divinity counter on it. Remove a divinity counter from Myojin of Cleansing Fire: Destroy each other creature.
- Indestructible, plus an instant speed wrath effect.


Blue
1. Aura Flux
Aura Flux
Aura FluxSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
27
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Each other enchantment gains During your upkeep, pay 2 or sacrifice this enchantment.
/ Energy Flux
Energy Flux
Energy FluxSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Kaja Foglio
Text:
All artifacts in play now require an upkeep cost of 2 in addition to any other upkeep costs they may have. If the upkeep cost for an artifact is not paid, the artifact must be discarded.
- Every time I play one of these, they usually kill about 4 or 5 permanents
2. Back to Basics
Back to Basics
Back to BasicsSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Nonbasic lands do not untap during their controllers' untap phases.
- See the guy with all the original dual lands, and the shocklands? He hates you now.
3. Blatant Thievery
Blatant Thievery
Blatant ThieverySet: Onslaught
Cost:
7
Color:
Blue
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
71
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
For each opponent, gain control of target permanent that player controls. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

4. Body Double
Body Double
Body DoubleSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
35
Artist:
Steve Prescott
Power:
0
Toughness:
0
Text:
As Body Double comes into play, you may choose a creature card in a graveyard. If you do, Body Double comes into play as a copy of that card.
- In EDH, there are always goodies in the graveyard.
5. Desert
Desert
DesertSet: Arabian Nights
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Jesper Myrfors
Text:
Tap to add 1 colorless mana to your mana pool or do 1 damage to an attacking creature after it deals its damage.
aW9u - I’ll take that creature, sir.
6. Future Sight
Future Sight
Future SightSet: Onslaught
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
84
Artist:
Matt Cavotta
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed. You may play the top card of your library as though it were in your hand.
- ´´free´´ card drawing
7. Hinder
Hinder
HinderSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
65
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Counter target spell. If it's countered this way, put that card on the top or bottom of its owner's library instead of that player's graveyard.
- Put their general on the bottom of their library/
8. Kira, Great Glass Spinner
Kira, Great Glass Spinner
Kira, Great Glass SpinnerSet: Betrayers of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Spirit
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Kev Walker
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flying Creatures you control have "Whenever this creature becomes the target of a spell or ability for the first time in a turn, counter that spell or ability."

9. Magus of the Future
Magus of the Future
Magus of the FutureSet: Future Sight
Cost:
5
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
40
Artist:
Anthony Francisco
Power:
2
Toughness:
3
Text:
Play with the top card of your library revealed.
You may play the top card of your library.

10. Overwhelm
Overwhelm
OverwhelmSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
175
Artist:
Wayne Reynolds
Text:
Convoke (Each creature you tap while playing this spell reduces its cost by 1 or by one mana of that creature’s color.) Creatures you control get +3/+3 until end of turn.
aW5nIEludGVsbGVjdA== - It is common to see creatures with casting cost of 6 or more, which nets you a lot of cards.
11. Rhystic Study
Rhystic Study
Rhystic StudySet: Prophecy
Cost:
3
Color:
Blue
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
C
Number:
45
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
Whenever an opponent plays a spell, you may draw a card unless that player pays 1.
- again, ´´free´´ card drawing
12. Time Stop
Time Stop
Time StopSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
6
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
97
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
End the turn. (Remove all spells and abilities on the stack from the game, including this card. The player whose turn it is discards down to his or her maximum hand size. Damage wears off, and “this turn” and “until end of turn” effects end.)

13. Voidmage Husher
Voidmage Husher
Voidmage HusherSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
92
Artist:
Chippy
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) When Voidmage Husher comes into play, counter target activated ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.) Whenever you play a spell, you may return Voidmage Husher to its owner's hand.
- reusable counter


Black
1. Bane of the Living
Bane of the Living
Bane of the LivingSet: Legions
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
60
Power:
4
Toughness:
3
Text:
Morph XBB (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for 3. Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.) When Bane of the Living is turned face up, all creatures get -X/-X until end of turn.
- Instant speed wrath effect
2. Barter in Blood
Barter in Blood
Barter in BloodSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
57
Artist:
Paolo Parente
Text:
Each player sacrifices two creatures.

3. Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of Unrest
Beacon of UnrestSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Rarity:
R
Number:
41
Text:
Sorcery. Put target creature or artifact card in a graveyard into play under your control. Shuffle Beacon of Unrest into its owner's library.

4. Cabal Conditioning
Cabal Conditioning
Cabal ConditioningSet: Scourge
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
56
Artist:
Scott M. Fischer
Text:
Any number of target players each discards cards from his or her hand equal to the highest converted mana cost among permanents you control.
´´Hear only the Cabal's voice.
See only the Cabal's way.
Speak only the Cabal's word.´´ - Cabal mantra

5. Curse of the Cabal
Curse of the Cabal
Curse of the CabalSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
10
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
99
Artist:
John Avon
Text:
Target player sacrifices half the permanents he or she controls, rounded down. Suspend 2-2BB At the beginning of each player's upkeep, if Curse of the Cabal is suspended, that player may sacrifice a permanent. If he or she does, put two time counters on Curse of the Cabal.
- all your opponents discard their hand? Okay, sounds good
6. Cremate
Cremate
CremateSet: Invasion
Cost:
1
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
96
Artist:
Andrew Goldhawk
Text:
Remove target card in a graveyard from the game.Draw a card.
- Stop graveyard recursion
7. Diabolic Edict
Diabolic Edict
Diabolic EdictSet: Tempest
Cost:
2
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Ron Spencer
Text:
Target player sacrifices a creature.

8. Guiltfeeder
Guiltfeeder
GuiltfeederSet: Judgment
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
Mark Tedin

Power:
0
Toughness:
4
Text:
Guiltfeeder can't be blocked except by artifact creatures and/or black creatures. Whenever Guiltfeeder attacks and isn't blocked, defending player loses 1 life for each card in his or her graveyard.
- Late game, this ugly squid thingy can swing for often upwards of 15 damage
9. Herald of Leshrac
Herald of Leshrac
Herald of LeshracSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
7
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
62
Artist:
Alex Horley-Orlandelli
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Flying Cumulative upkeep-Gain control of a land you don't control. Herald of Leshrac gets +1 +1 for each land you control but don't own. When Herald of Leshrac leaves play, each player gains control of each land he or she owns that you control.
- I can has your lands
10. Muck Drubb
Muck Drubb
Muck DrubbSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Beast
Rarity:
U
Number:
76
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Flash (You may play this spell any time you could play an instant.) When Muck Drubb comes into play, change the target of target spell that targets only a single creature to Muck Drubb. Madness 2B (If you discard this card, you may play it for its madness cost instead of putting it into your graveyard.)
- save a creature you control, or steal a boon meant for an opponent’s creature
11. Myojin of the Night’s Reach - instant speed discard for all opponents
12. Necrologia
Necrologia
NecrologiaSet: Exodus
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
68
Artist:
Brom
Text:
Play Necrologia only during your discard phase.Pay X life: Draw X cards.
- Since you start off with a lot
13. Nettlevine Blight
Nettlevine Blight
Nettlevine BlightSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Sub Type:
Aura
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Enchant creature or land Enchanted permanent has "At the end of your turn, sacrifice this permanent and attach Nettlevine Blight to a creature or land you control."
- Slowly pick things off
14. Promise of Power
Promise of Power
Promise of PowerSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
74
Artist:
Kev Walker
Text:
Choose one|You draw five cards and you lose 5 life; or put a black Demon creature token with flying into play with power and toughness each equal to the number of cards in your hand as the token comes into play. Entwine 4 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

15. Reiver Demon
Reiver Demon
Reiver DemonSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
8
Color:
Black
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Demon
Rarity:
R
Number:
75
Artist:
Brom
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Flying When Reiver Demon comes into play, if you played it from your hand, destroy all nonartifact, nonblack creatures. They can't be regenerated.

16. Sins of the Past
Sins of the Past
Sins of the PastSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
6
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
106
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Until end of turn, you may play target instant or sorcery card in your graveyard without paying its mana cost. If that card would be put into your graveyard this turn, remove it from the game instead. Remove Sins of the Past from the game.
- Cheap recursion (for things like Cruel Ultimatum
Cruel Ultimatum
Cruel UltimatumSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
164
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Target opponent sacrifices a creature, discards three cards, then loses 5 life. You return a creature card from your graveyard to your hand, draw three cards, then gain 5 life.
)
17. Subversion
Subversion
SubversionSet: Urza's Legacy
Cost:
5
Color:
Black
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
68
Artist:
Rob Alexander
Text:
During your upkeep, each of your opponents loses 1 life. Gain 1 life for each 1 life lost this way.

18. Syphon Mind
Syphon Mind
Syphon MindSet: Onslaught
Cost:
4
Color:
Black
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
175
Artist:
Jeff Easley
Text:
Each other player discards a card from his or her hand. You draw a card for each card discarded this way.
- Draw a lot of cards in a multiplayer game


Red
1. Ancient Runes
Ancient Runes
Ancient RunesSet: Tempest
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
During each player's upkeep, Ancient Runes deals 1 damage to that player for each artifact he or she controls.
- With all the artifacts in play, this slowly deals damage
2. Blood Moon
Blood Moon
Blood MoonSet: Chronicles
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
All non-basic lands become mountains.
- There are players with at least half their lands being nonbasic. This hurts.
3. Braid of Fire
Braid of Fire
Braid of FireSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
78
Artist:
Cyril Van Der Haegen
Text:
Cumulative upkeep-Add R to your mana pool. (At the beginning of your upkeep, put an age counter on this permanent, then sacrifice it unless you pay its upkeep cost for each age counter on it.)

- free mana, (since there is no more mana burn). Last game, after I cast Jokulhaups
Jokulhaups
JokulhaupsSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Mike Kerr
Text:
Bury all artifacts, creatures, and lands.
, this was the only thing on the board. When I cast Kumano, Master Yamabushi
Kumano, Master Yamabushi
Kumano, Master YamabushiSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
176
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
4
Toughness:
4
Text:
1R: Kumano, Master Yamabushi deals 1 damage to target creature or player. If a creature dealt damage by Kumano this turn would be put into a graveyard, remove it from the game instead.
, I had 14 counters on it, ready for him to burn things.
4. Capricious Efreet
Capricious Efreet
Capricious EfreetSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Efreet
Rarity:
R
Number:
131
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
6
Toughness:
4
Text:
At the beginning of your upkeep, choose target nonland permanent you control and up to two target nonland permanents you don't control. Destroy one of them at random.
- works very well with your own Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel IngotSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Darksteel Ingot is indestructable. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
or Kher Keep
Kher Keep
Kher KeepSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
275
Artist:
Parente
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1R, T: Put a 0/1 red Kobold creature token named Kobolds of Kher Keep into play.
tokens!
5. Detritivore
Detritivore
DetritivoreSet: Planar Chaos
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Lhurgoyf
Rarity:
R
Number:
96
Artist:
Parente
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Detritivore's power and toughness are each equal to the number of nonbasic land cards in your opponents' graveyards. Suspend X-X3R. X can't be 0. Whenever a time counter is removed from Detritivore while it's removed from the game, destroy target nonbasic land.

6. Dwarven Miner
Dwarven Miner
Dwarven MinerSet: Mirage
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Dwarf
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Jock
Power:
1
Toughness:
2
Text:
2R, T: Destroy target nonbasic land.
- land go boom.
7. Gorilla Shaman
Gorilla Shaman
Gorilla ShamanSet: Alliances
Cost:
1
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Gorilla
Rarity:
C
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
XX1: Destroy target non-creature artifact with casting cost equal to X.

8. Grab the Reins
Grab the Reins
Grab the ReinsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Choose one - Until end of turn, you gain control of target creature and it gains haste; or sacrifice a creature, then Grab the Reins deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature or player. Entwine 2R (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
- Great for indestructible creatures. Last game, an opponent cast Serra Avatar
Serra Avatar
Serra AvatarSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Avatar
Rarity:
R
Number:
45
Artist:
Dermot Power
Power:
*
Toughness:
*
Text:
Serra Avatar has power and toughness each equal to your life total.When Serra Avatar is put into a graveyard, shuffle Serra Avatar into owner's library.
, then in response to him attempting to equip it with Whispersilk Cloak
Whispersilk Cloak
Whispersilk CloakSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
160
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Equipped creature is unblockable and can't be the target of spells or abilities. Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
, I cast Grab the Reins
Grab the Reins
Grab the ReinsSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Choose one - Until end of turn, you gain control of target creature and it gains haste; or sacrifice a creature, then Grab the Reins deals damage equal to that creature's power to target creature or player. Entwine 2R (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)
, entwined, killing him.
9. Heat Shimmer
Heat Shimmer
Heat ShimmerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Put a token into play that's a copy of target creature. It has haste and "At end of turn, remove this permanent from the game." 0
- Get rid of a general. Great for creatures with comes-into-play abilities, (Sundering Titan
Sundering Titan
Sundering TitanSet: Darksteel
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
7
Toughness:
10
Text:
When Sundering Titan comes into play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands. When Sundering Titan leaves play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands.
... hint,hint!)
10. Kher Keep
Kher Keep
Kher KeepSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
275
Artist:
Parente
Text:
T: Add 1 to your mana pool. 1R, T: Put a 0/1 red Kobold creature token named Kobolds of Kher Keep into play.
- Extra mana for chump blockers.
11. Jaya Ballad, Task Mage
12. Magus of the Moon
Magus of the Moon
Magus of the MoonSet: Future Sight
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
101
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Nonbasic lands are Mountains.

13. Price of Progress
Price of Progress
Price of ProgressSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
95
Artist:
Richard Kane Ferguson
Text:
Price of Progress deals 2 damage to each player for each nonbasic land he or she controls.
- I’ve cast this for 36 damage at instant speed. Not bad for two mana.
14. Punishing Fire
Punishing Fire
Punishing FireSet: Zendikar
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
142
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Text:
Punishing Fire deals 2 damage to target creature or player. Whenever an opponent gains life, you may pay {R}. If you do, return Punishing Fire from your graveyard to your hand.
- Opponents are often gaining life, so it’s easy to get this back.
15. Radiate
Radiate
RadiateSet: Torment
Cost:
5
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
113
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
Choose target instant or sorcery spell that targets only a single permanent or player. For each other permanent or player that spell could target, put a copy of the spell onto the stack. Each copy targets a different one of those permanents and players.
- This card is amazing. Trust me.
16. Recoup
Recoup
RecoupSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
216
Artist:
Dave Dorman
Text:
Target sorcery card in your graveyard gains flashback until end of turn. Its flashback cost is equal to its mana cost. (Mana cost includes color.) Flashback 3R (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)
- Replay sorceries. I used this card in conjunction with Heat Shimmer
Heat Shimmer
Heat ShimmerSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Franz Vohwinkel
Text:
Put a token into play that's a copy of target creature. It has haste and "At end of turn, remove this permanent from the game." 0
to kill Konda, Lord of Eiganjo
Konda, Lord of Eiganjo
Konda, Lord of EiganjoSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
7
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Samurai
Rarity:
R
Number:
30
Artist:
John Bolton
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Vigilance (Attacking doesn't cause this creature to tap.) Bushido 5 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +5/+5 until end of turn.) Konda, Lord of Eiganjo is indestructible.
three times!
17. Reiterate
Reiterate
ReiterateSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
175
Artist:
Dan Scott
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.) Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.
- In EDH, it is rare you won’t have the mana to pay for the buyback.
18. Reroute
Reroute
RerouteSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
139
Artist:
Christopher Rush
Text:
Change the target of target activated ability with a single target. Draw a card.
- A fun trick, and cantrip to boot! Last game, I used this to have a Mangara of Corondor
Mangara of Corondor
Mangara of CorondorSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Wizard
Rarity:
R
Number:
28
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Power:
1
Toughness:
1
Text:
T: Remove Mangara of Corondor and target permanent from the game.
kills its owner’s Emeria, the Sky Ruin
Emeria, the Sky Ruin
Emeria, the Sky RuinSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
213
Artist:
Jaime Jones
Text:
Emeria, the Sky Ruin enters the battlefield tapped. At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control seven or more Plains, you may return target creature card from your graveyard to the battlefield. {T}: Add {W} to your mana pool.
rather than my Blood Moon
Blood Moon
Blood MoonSet: Chronicles
Cost:
3
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
Tom Wänerstrand
Text:
All non-basic lands become mountains.
.
19. Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of FortuneSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
77
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You may copy an instant or sorcery card there, and play the copy without paying its mana cost.

20. Shattering Pulse
Shattering Pulse
Shattering PulseSet: Exodus
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
102
Artist:
Donato Giancola
Text:
Buyback 3 (You may pay an additional 3 when you play this spell. If you do, put it into your hand instead of your graveyard as part of the spell's effect.) Destroy target artifact.

21. Wild Ricochet
Wild Ricochet
Wild RicochetSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
4
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
196
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
You may choose new targets for target instant or sorcery spell. Then copy that spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

22. Vicious Shadows
Vicious Shadows
Vicious ShadowsSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
7
Color:
Red
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
119
Artist:
Joshua Hagler
Text:
Whenever a creature is put into a graveyard from play, you may have Vicious Shadows deal damage to target player equal to the number of cards in that player's hand.
- Creatures die quickly in EDH, so you can use this to hit for lots of damage.
23. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Valakut, the Molten PinnacleSet: Zendikar
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
228
Artist:
Kieran Yanner
Text:
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle enters the battlefield tapped. Whenever a Mountain enters the battlefield under your control, if you control at least five other Mountains, you may have Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle deal 3 damage to target creature or player. {T}: Add {R} to your mana pool.



Green
1. Abundance
Abundance
AbundanceSet: Urza's Saga
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
229
Artist:
Rebecca Guay
Text:
Instead of drawing a card, you may choose land or nonland and reveal cards from your library until you reveal a card of the chosen kind. Put that card into your hand and put all other revealed cards on the bottom of your library in any order.
- Late game, never draw a land again.
2. Acidic Slime
Acidic Slime
Acidic SlimeSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Ooze
Rarity:
U
Number:
165
Artist:
Karl Kopinski
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Deathtouch (Creatures dealt damage by this creature are destroyed. You can divide this creature's combat damage among any of the creatures blocking or blocked by it.) When Acidic Slime enters the battlefield, destroy target artifact, enchantment, or land.

3. Ant Queen
Ant Queen
Ant QueenSet: Magic 2010
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Insect
Rarity:
R
Number:
166
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
{1}{G}: Put a 1/1 green Insect creature token onto the battlefield.
- Use up all that extra mana
4. Desert Twister
Desert Twister
Desert TwisterSet: Revised Edition
Cost:
6
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Artist:
Susan Van Camp
Text:
Destroy any card in play.
- Vindicate
Vindicate
VindicateSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target permanent.
in green (and cheap to buy, too!)
5. Dosan the Falling Leaf
Dosan the Falling Leaf
Dosan the Falling LeafSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Legendary Creature
Sub Type:
Human Monk
Rarity:
R
Number:
205
Artist:
Mark Zug
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
Players can play spells only during their own turns.
- Of all the creatures in EDH I’ve seen played, this guy is killed the fastest because everyone fears him so much.
6. Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten Ancient
Forgotten AncientSet: Scourge
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
R
Number:
120
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Whenever a player plays a spell, you may put a +1/+1 counter on Forgotten Ancient.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you may move any number of +1/+1 counters from Forgotten Ancient onto other creatures.

7. Ground Seal
Ground Seal
Ground SealSet: Odyssey
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
242
Artist:
Edward P. Beard, Jr.
Text:
: When Ground Seal comes into play, draw a card. Cards in graveyards can't be the targets of spells or abilities.
- Stop opponent’s recursion
8. Indrik Stomphowler
Indrik Stomphowler
Indrik StomphowlerSet: Dissension
Color:
Green
Rarity:
U
Number:
86
Artist:
Carl Critchlow

9. Krosan Grip
Krosan Grip
Krosan GripSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
202
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
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.) Destroy target artifact or enchantment.
- Kill Sensei’s Divining Top
10. Mold Shambler
Mold Shambler
Mold ShamblerSet: Zendikar
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Fungus Beast
Rarity:
C
Number:
169
Artist:
Karl Kopinski
Power:
3
Toughness:
3
Text:
Kicker {1}{G} (You may pay an additional {1}{G} as you cast this spell.) When Mold Shambler enters the battlefield, if it was kicked, destroy target noncreature permanent.

11. Mystic Melting
Mystic Melting
Mystic MeltingSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
114
Artist:
Chippy
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment. Draw a card at the beginning of the next turn's upkeep.

12. Plated Slagwurm
Plated Slagwurm
Plated SlagwurmSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
7
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Wurm
Rarity:
R
Number:
127
Artist:
Justin Sweet
Power:
8
Toughness:
8
Text:
Plated Slagwurm can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.

13. Primal Order
Primal Order
Primal OrderSet: Fifth Edition
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Artist:
David A. Cherry
Text:
During each player's upkeep, Primal Order deals to that player an amount of damage equal to the number of nonbasic lands he or she controls.
- Punish Nonbasic lands.
14. Relic Crush
Relic Crush
Relic CrushSet: Zendikar
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
179
Artist:
Steven Belledin
Text:
Destroy target artifact or enchantment and up to one other target artifact or enchantment.

15. Revive
Revive
ReviveSet: Mercadian Masques
Cost:
2
Color:
Green
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
262
Artist:
Matthew D. Wilson
Text:
Return target green card from your graveyard to your hand.

16. Stonewood Invocation
Stonewood Invocation
Stonewood InvocationSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Green
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
223
Artist:
Pete Venters
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.) Target creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn and can't be the target of spells or abilities this turn.

17. Terastodon
Terastodon
TerastodonSet: Worldwake
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elephant
Rarity:
R
Number:
115
Artist:
Lars Grant-West
Power:
9
Toughness:
9
Text:
When Terastodon enters the battlefield, you may destroy up to three target noncreature permanents. For each permanent put into a graveyard this way, its controller puts a 3/3 green Elephant creature token onto the battlefield.

18. Woodfall Primus
Woodfall Primus
Woodfall PrimusSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
8
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Treefolk Shaman
Rarity:
R
Number:
135
Artist:
Adam Rex
Power:
6
Toughness:
6
Text:
Trample When Woodfall Primus comes into play, destroy target noncreature permanent. Persist (When this creature is put into a graveyard from play, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to play under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)
- One of the many green creatures
19. Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya Elder
Yavimaya ElderSet: Urza's Destiny
Cost:
3
Color:
Green
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Druid
Rarity:
C
Number:
124
Artist:
Ray Lago
Power:
2
Toughness:
1
Text:
When Yavimaya Elder is put into a graveyard from play, you may search your library for up to two basic land cards, reveal them, and put them into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.2, Sacrifice Yavimaya Elder: Draw a card.
- Nets you three cards
20. Viridian Zelaot
21. Rootgrapple
Rootgrapple
RootgrappleSet: Lorwyn
Cost:
5
Color:
Green
Type:
Tribal Instant
Sub Type:
Treefolk
Rarity:
C
Number:
234
Artist:
Alan Pollack
Text:
Destroy target noncreature permanent. If you control a Treefolk, draw a card. 0
- Even without a treefolk, this card is great.
22.Yavimaya Hollow
Yavimaya Hollow
Yavimaya HollowSet: Urza's Destiny
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
143
Artist:
Douglas Shuler
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.G, T: Regenerate target creature.



Artifact
1. Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel Ingot
Darksteel IngotSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
112
Artist:
Martina Pilcerova
Text:
Darksteel Ingot is indestructable. (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) T: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

2. Duplicant
Duplicant
DuplicantSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
6
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Shapeshifter
Rarity:
R
Number:
165
Artist:
Thomas M. Baxa
Power:
2
Toughness:
4
Text:
Imprint - When Duplicant comes into play, you may remove target nontoken creature from the game. (The removed card is imprinted on this artifact.) As long as a creature card is imprinted on Duplicant, Duplicant has that card's power, toughness, and creature types. It's still a Shapeshifter.
- Gets rid of most things
3. Illuminated Folio
Illuminated Folio
Illuminated FolioSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
5
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
254
Artist:
Jim Pavelec
Text:
1, T, Reveal two cards from your hand that share a color: Draw a card.
- For red, white and green to draw extra cards
4. Lightning Greaves
Lightning Greaves
Lightning GreavesSet: Mirrodin
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
U
Number:
199
Artist:
Jeremy Jarvis
Text:
Equipped creature has haste and can't be the target of spells or abilities. Equip 0 (0: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)

5. Relic of Progenitus
Relic of Progenitus
Relic of ProgenitusSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
1
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
C
Number:
218
Artist:
Jean-Sébastien Rossbach
Text:
T Target player removes a card in his or her graveyard from the game. 1, Remove Relic of Progenitus from the game: Remove all graveyards from the game. Draw a card.
- Stop graveyard recursion
6. Reito Lantern
Reito Lantern
Reito LanternSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Cost:
2
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Rarity:
U
Number:
267
Artist:
Tim Hildebrandt
Text:
3: Put target card in a graveyard on the bottom of its owner's library.
- For you to recycle cards, and to stop opponent’s recursion
7. Sundering Titan
Sundering Titan
Sundering TitanSet: Darksteel
Cost:
8
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
146
Artist:
Jim Murray
Power:
7
Toughness:
10
Text:
When Sundering Titan comes into play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands. When Sundering Titan leaves play, choose a land of each basic land type, then destroy those lands.
- Most evil creature in EDH
8. Whispersilk Cloak
Whispersilk Cloak
Whispersilk CloakSet: Darksteel
Cost:
3
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact
Sub Type:
Equipment
Rarity:
C
Number:
160
Artist:
Luca Zontini
Text:
Equipped creature is unblockable and can't be the target of spells or abilities. Equip 2 (2: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery. This card comes into play unattached and stays in play if the creature leaves play.)
- Great for protecting general, and sneaking in general damage
9. Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Blueprints - Red, white and green card drawing
10. Mind’s Eye - Card drawing


Multicolor
1. Ancient Grudge
Ancient Grudge
Ancient GrudgeSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
2
Color:
Red
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
143
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Destroy target artifact. Flashback G (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

2. Azorius Guildmage
Azorius Guildmage
Azorius GuildmageSet: Dissension
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Vedalken Wizard
Rarity:
U
Number:
141
Artist:
Christopher Moeller
Power:
2
Toughness:
2
Text:
(W/U) can be paid with either W or U.) 2W: Tap target creature. 2U: Counter target activated ability. (Mana abilities can't be targeted.)
- Of all the guildmages, this is the best
3. Bant Charm
Bant Charm
Bant CharmSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
155
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Choose one - Destroy target artifact; or put target creature on the bottom of its owner's library; or counter target instant spell.
- All the tri-charms are good (don’t forget to check the Planeshift ones), but two - Bant
Bant
BantSet: Planechase
Cost:
0
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Plane
Sub Type:
Alara
Rarity:
C
Number:
4
Artist:
Michael Komarck
Text:
All creatures have exalted. (Whenever a creature attacks alone, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn for each instance of exalted among permanents its controller controls.) Whenever you roll {C}, put a divinity counter on target green, white, or blue creature. That creature is indestructible as long as it has a divinity counter on it.
and Jund really stand out as the best in EDH
4. Debtor’s Knell
5. Decimate
Decimate
DecimateSet: Odyssey
Cost:
4
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
287
Artist:
Alex Horley
Text:
: Destroy target artifact, target creature, target enchantment, and target land.

6. Dismantling Blow
Dismantling Blow
Dismantling BlowSet: Invasion
Cost:
3
Color:
White
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
14
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Text:
Kicker 2U (You may pay an additional 2U as you play this spell.)Destroy target artifact or enchantment.If you paid the kicker cost, draw two cards.

7. Frenzied Tilling
Frenzied Tilling
Frenzied TillingSet: Invasion
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
247
Artist:
Mike Raabe
Text:
Destroy target land. Search your library for a basic land card and put that card into play tapped. Then shuffle your library.

8. Fracturing Gust
Fracturing Gust
Fracturing GustSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
227
Artist:
Michael Sutfin
Text:
Destroy all artifacts and enchantments. You gain 2 life for each permanent destroyed this way.

9. Hunting Ground
10. Jund Charm
Jund Charm
Jund CharmSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
175
Artist:
Brandon Kitkouski
Text:
Choose one - Remove target player's graveyard from the game; or Jund Charm deals 2 damage to each creature; or put two +1/+1 counters on target creature.

11. Magister Sphinx
Magister Sphinx
Magister SphinxSet: Conflux
Cost:
7
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Artifact Creature
Sub Type:
Sphinx
Rarity:
R
Number:
116
Power:
5
Toughness:
5
Text:
Flying When Magister Sphinx comes into play, target player's life total becomes 10.
- This one is really good in multiplayer games, because even if you can’t kill them that turn, someone else will do it shortly.
12. Memory Plunder
Memory Plunder
Memory PlunderSet: Shadowmoor
Cost:
8
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
169
Artist:
Dan Scott
Text:
You may play target instant or sorcery card in an opponent's graveyard without paying its mana cost.
- Take their best spell
13. Mystical Teachings
Mystical Teachings
Mystical TeachingsSet: Time Spiral
Cost:
4
Color:
Blue
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
69
Artist:
Ron Spears
Text:
Search your library for an instant card or a card with flash, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Flashback 5B (You may play this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then remove it from the game.)

14. Necrogenesis
Necrogenesis
NecrogenesisSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
U
Number:
181
Artist:
Trevor Claxton
Text:
2: Remove target creature card in a graveyard from the game. Put a 1/1 green Saproling creature token into play.
- Stop their recursion
15. 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."
- Cheap Vindicate
Vindicate
VindicateSet: Apocalypse
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
126
Artist:
Brian Snoddy
Text:
Destroy target permanent.
, and easily recyclable
16. 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 Thunder
17. Plague Spores
Plague Spores
Plague SporesSet: Invasion
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
C
Number:
260
Artist:
Randy Gallegos
Text:
Destroy target nonblack creature and target land. They can't be regenerated.

18. Predatory Advantage
Predatory Advantage
Predatory AdvantageSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
5
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Enchantment
Rarity:
R
Number:
58
Text:
At the end of each opponent's turn, if that player didn't play a creature spell this turn, put a 2/2 green Lizard creature token into play.
- You’d be surprised how many turns can go by without creatures.
19. Shadow of Doubt
Shadow of Doubt
Shadow of DoubtSet: Ravnica City of Guilds
Cost:
10
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
R
Number:
253
Artist:
Greg Staples
Text:
(U/B can be paid with either U or B.) Players can’t search libraries this turn. Draw a card.
- Cantrip, easily playable, and can really mess up an opponent’s move
20. Slave of Bolas
Slave of Bolas
Slave of BolasSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
136
Text:
Gain control of target creature. Untap that creature. It gains haste until end of turn. Sacrifice it at end of turn.
- Take that, Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel Colossus
Darksteel ColossusSet: Darksteel
Cost:
11
Color:
Colorless
Type:
Artifact Creature
Rarity:
R
Number:
109
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Power:
11
Toughness:
11
Text:
Trample. Darksteel Colossus is indestructible (Destroy effects and lethal damage don't destroy it.) If Darksteel Colossus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere reveal Darksteel Colossus and shuffle it into its owner's library instead.
!
21. Shielding Plax
Shielding Plax
Shielding PlaxSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
C
Number:
147
Artist:
Brian Hagan

22. Snakeform
Snakeform
SnakeformSet: Eventide
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
C
Number:
161
Artist:
Jim Nelson
Text:
Target creature loses all abilities and becomes a 1/1 green Snake until end of turn. Draw a card.

23. Swerve
Swerve
SwerveSet: Shards Of Alara
Cost:
2
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Instant
Rarity:
U
Number:
200
Artist:
Karl Kopinski
Text:
Change the target of target spell with a single target.

24. Trygon Predator
Trygon Predator
Trygon PredatorSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
U
Number:
133
Artist:
Carl Critchlow

25. Vengeful Rebirth
Vengeful Rebirth
Vengeful RebirthSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
U
Number:
62
Text:
Return target card from your graveyard to your hand. If you return a nonland card to your hand this way, Vengeful Rebirth deals damage equal to that card's converted mana cost to target creature or player. Remove Vengeful Rebirth from the game.

26. Wilderness Elemental
Wilderness Elemental
Wilderness ElementalSet: Coldsnap
Cost:
3
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Elemental
Rarity:
U
Number:
134
Artist:
Anthony S. Waters
Power:
0
Toughness:
3
Text:
Trample Wilderness Elemental's power is equal to the number of nonbasic lands your opponents control.

27. Wrecking Ball
Wrecking Ball
Wrecking BallSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
C
Number:
139
Artist:
Ron Spears

28. Voidslime
Voidslime
VoidslimeSet: Dissension
Color:
Multicolor
Rarity:
R
Number:
137
Artist:
Jim Murray

29. Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis
Identity CrisisSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Text:
Remove all cards in target player's hand and graveyard from the game.
- The most evil card in all of EDH


Land
1. Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters All
Boseiju, Who Shelters AllSet: Champions of Kamigawa
Color:
Land
Type:
Legendary Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
273
Artist:
Ralph Horsley
Text:
Boseiju, Who Shelters All comes into play tapped. T, Pay 2 life: Add 1 to your mana pool. If that mana is spent on an instant or sorcery spell, that spell can't be countered by spells or abilities.
- Two life is a price, but helpful against all the counters you’ll see
2. High Market
High Market
High MarketSet: Mercadian Masques
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
320
Artist:
Carl Critchlow
Text:
T: Add one colorless mana to your mana pool.tap, Sacrifice a creature: You gain 1 life.
- I put this is EVERY EDH deck. You can stop an important creature you control from getting exiled, or put on the bottom of your library!
3. Reliquary Tower
Reliquary Tower
Reliquary TowerSet: Conflux
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
U
Number:
143
Text:
You have no maximum hand size. T Add 1 to your mana pool.

4. Urza
Urza
UrzaSet: Vanguard
Type:
Creature
Sub Type:
Character
Rarity:
X
Number:
7
Artist:
Mark Tedin
Power:
-1
Toughness:
+10
Text:
3: Urza deals one damage to target creature or player.
’s Factory - One of the token-making lands, which is great for chumping, and using extra mana
5. Springjack Pasture
Springjack Pasture
Springjack PastureSet: Eventide
Cost:
0
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
179
Artist:
Terese Nielsen
Text:
T Add 1 to your mana pool. 4, T Put a 0/1 white Goat creature token into play. T, Sacrifice X Goats: Add X mana of any one color to your mana pool. You gain X life.

6. Vesuva
Vesuva
VesuvaSet: Time Spiral
Color:
Land
Type:
Land
Rarity:
R
Number:
281
Artist:
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai
Text:
As Vesuva comes into play, you may choose a land in play. If you do, Vesuva comes into play tapped as a copy of the chosen land.



Hopefully you’ll find some cards here that will make your EDH deck better, and won’t break your piggy bank. If you use any of the cards, and have a cool play (Like using Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of Fortune
Reversal of FortuneSet: Fifth Dawn
Cost:
6
Color:
Red
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
77
Text:
Target opponent reveals his or her hand. You may copy an instant or sorcery card there, and play the copy without paying its mana cost.
on someone, and using it to cast an Identity Crisis
Identity Crisis
Identity CrisisSet: Alara Reborn
Cost:
6
Color:
Multicolor
Type:
Sorcery
Rarity:
R
Number:
81
Text:
Remove all cards in target player's hand and graveyard from the game.
on its owner), then post them on the forum.


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