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Alara Reborn Top 10

As the last of the Alara Reborn spoilers have now gone up, the Magic The Gathering community collectively sits down, chugs a power-drink and evaluates how good (or bad) a particular set is. One inevitability of this process is the proliferation of those ubiquitous 'Top 10' Lists . . . This is me jumping on the band-wagon.

Please think of this list as a 'Good', 'Better', 'Best' sort of thing, starting off with the 'Best' cards at or near the top of the list.

Bloodbraid Elf
Maelstrom Pulse
Thought Hemorrhage
Meddling Mage
Qasali Pridemage
Wall of Denial
Dauntless Escort
Behemoth Sledge
Jund Hackblade

Bloodbraid Elf, 2RG
Creature - Elf Berserker, Uncommon
Haste, Cascade

Terminate, BR
Instant, Common
Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated.

Maelstrom Pulse, 1BG
Sorcery Rare

Destroy target nonland permanent and all permanents with the same name as that permanent.

Thought Hemorrhage, 2BR
Sorcery, Rare
Name a nonland card. Target player reveals his or her hand. Thought Hemorrhage deals 3 damage to that player for each card with that name revealed this way. Search that player's graveyard, hand, and library for all cards with that name and remove them from the game. Then that player shuffles his or her library.

Meddling Mage, WU
Creature - Human Wizard, Rare
As Meddling Mage comes into play, name a nonland card.
The named card can't be played.

Qasali Pridemage, GW
Creature - Cat Wizard, Common
1, Sacrifice Qasali Pridemage: Destroy target artifact or enchantment.

Wall of Denial, 1WU
Creature - Illusion Wall, Uncommon
Defender, flying, shroud

Dauntless Escort, 1GW
Creature - Rhox Soldier, Rare
Sacrifice Dauntless Escort: Creatures you control are indestructible this turn.

Behemoth Sledge, 1GW
Artifact - Equipment, Uncommon
Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has lifelink and trample.
Equip 3

Jund Hackblade, {B/G}R
Creature - Goblin Berserker, Common
As long as you control another multicolored permanent, Jund Hackblade gets +1/+1 and has haste.

Anywho - apologies - no in depth analysis or discussions from me at this time - I'm certain I will have a follow-up post and rant as to why these are the kewlest Kards in the set.

1 comment:

Platypus Platoon said...

Great list. I agree that Bloodbraid Elf and Maelstrom Pulse are the must-have cards in this set, and Dauntless Escort tickles my fancy in just the right way - I love anti-Wrath cards.

Anathemancer (2/2 guy that deals 1 damage to a player for each nonbasic land he controls upon coming into play) is really good. All Standard decks have some non-basics, and it is just a horrible beating for 5cc. The two new 5-power guys for 4 mana - Spellbreaker Behemoth and Mycoid Shepherd - seem strong too.