Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 13 of 2013

This is a list of what I think are the best cards printed in 2013 the sets are
Dragon's Maze
Magic 2014
Please remember that I like cards most people do not and that I like cards people would call junk rares. With that in mind I hope you enjoy the Top 13 of 2013
13. Fleecemane Lion
Fleecemane Lion
A 4/4 Cat with Hexproof and Indestructible for 4 mana is amazing and that is what Fleecemane Lion will became if you cast it on turn two and use it's Monstrosity ability on turn five. Plus it will be able to attack on turn five because it entered the battlefield on turn two and so is not affected by summoning sickness. This new card from Theros is the thirteenth best in 2013.
12. Savageborn HydraSavageborn HydraOnce this hydra is on the battlefield your opponent will  only have one choice. To destroy it. As you can pay 2 mana during your turn at any time and Savageborn Hydra will get a +1/+1 counter it will become huge quickly. Definitely worthy of the number 12 spot.
11. AetherlingÆtherlingThis -1/10 unblockable creature that can easily protect it's self is great. You can make it a powerful attacker or an unbeatable blocker. Plus I you have an additional blue mana you can make him unblockable and swing for a maximum of 8 damage per turn.
10.Stormbreath DragonA 4/4 for five mana with Flying, Haste, and protection from White is already great. But, if you have seven extra mana lying around you can make it a 7/7 and deal a bunch of damage to your opponent. Unfortunately you cannot remove monstrosity and give him more counters.
9. Biomass MutationBiomass MutationBiomass Mutation may be a surprise to many of you. It is a perfect card for Simic elf-merfolk decks. You play all your one and two mana creatures while gaining mana. Then you attack with all of them. Normally you would only deal a tiny bit of damage. However once you Biomass you will be dealing a large amount of damage to your opponent and will be able to kill a couple of unsuspecting creatures while you are at it.
8. Domri RadeDomri RadeHere is the first and only Planeswalker on our list. He can put creature cards into your hand that can be cheated onto the battlefield later. Or if you have large enough creatures, kill an opponents creature. But the best part of all is that you can get an emblem that gives your creatures Double Strike, Trample. Hexproof, and Haste. Remember that emblems cannot be destroyed so it’s there to stay.
7. Purphoros, God of the ForgePurphoros, God of the ForgeThe only God on the list is Purphoros. He works perfectly in Krenko build decks. As he deals two damage to a player every time a creature enters the battlefield you will be dealing a bunch of damage when you cast three small goblins per turn. Pretty soon your devotion to red will be high enough that you can attack with a 6/5 God.
6. Obzedat, Ghost CouncilObzedat, Ghost CouncilObzedat has an unusual casting cost and name. But if you can get him out on turn 5 he will be all the better. When he neters you gain 2 life and an opponent looses 2 life. Most creatures like him will be targeted with Instants and Sorceries but if you exile him he will not be killed so easily. Then at the beginning of your upkeep you bring him back dealing 2 damage and gaining 2 life. Plus he gains Haste so you can attack with him.
5. Aurelia, the WarleaderAurelia, the WarleaderEver since I saw this card I knew it was destined to be on the top 13 list. For 6 mana you get a 3/4 flier with Vigilence and Haste. But that is not even the best part. That is that she gives you an extra attack step and untaps your creatures if it is the first time she attacks that turn. Combine this will all the other Boros creatures (like Tajic) and you will surely win. tack with him.
4. Nykthos, Shrine to NyxNykthos, Shrine to NyxThis may also be surprising to see so high on the list but I think that it is great. If you can get your devotion to a color up than Nykthos can produce vast amounts of mana each turn. I especially like it because it combos with X mana so well.If you play it with Biomass Mutation your creatures could get unbelievably large.
3. Kalonian HydraKalonian HydraKalonian Hydra is just like Vorel except that he doubles the counters on every creature not just one. This makes him unbelievably powerful. Just think. If you had a 1/1 creature in only five turns it would be a 32/32 creature. If it was a 4/4 in 5 turnes it would be a 128/128 creature. What if you paired it with Aurelia. Well in 5 turns a 1/1 creature would be a 1024/1024. Of course your opponent wouldn’t last 2 turns let alone 5.
2. Voice of ResurgenceVoice of ResurgenceJust like last year a Selesnya card made the number 2 slot. Voice of Resurgence is such a great card because it stops so many deck types. If every time you cast a spell during an opponents turn they got a huge creature would cast a bunch of spells. Plus the tokens get bigger for each one you get. And when it dies you get one anyway. Also it is only 2 mana so it stops decks right from the beginning.
1. Archangel of ThuneArchangel of ThuneFinally the best card of 2013. I had a tough time deciding between Archangel of Thune and Voice of Resurgence but picked The Archangel because it can combo with many things. First is the Archangel of Thune and Spike Feeder combo which gives you an infinite amount of mana and an infinitely large creature. Then There is the Archangel of Thune, Horizon Chimera, Fathom Mage combo which does the same thing except it draws your library for you. Archangel of Thune is definitely worth the Number one spot for the best cards of the year 2013.

Have a great 2014 and be looking out for top 14 of 2014 coming out in one year.

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