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The 30 Coolest Magic Cards (30-21)

I'm tired of looking at horrible cards. I've reviewed my 180 worst, now for something good.
The 80 Worst Creatures
The 100 Worst Cards

These are 30 cards which I really like for various reasons. They aren't necessarily the most powerful, though one of them won't surprise you.

These can be cool cards for different reasons other than what they do - namely artwork and flavor text. But the bottom line is that they are all cool. I'll try not to make this a nostalgia piece, though these first 10 might seem like it.

Honorable Mention: Tombstalker
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There are quite a few demons in Magic(71 roughly). Lord of the Pit was one of the best early creatures. Now we have crazy things that can just wreck you, like Abyssal Persecutor, Griselbrand, Infernal Spawn of Infernal Spawn of Evil - oh wait not that one. This one has a soft spot for me given how quickly he can come out.

30. Enormous Baloth
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Fairly average creature. Maybe below average given what Green has. But oh heck, just read it.

29. Manabarbs
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Not sure which artwork I like the most. The flavor text of the new one might put it over the edge. It's a fun card and makes the game much faster.

28. Pact of Negation
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Some sweet almost LOTR artwork going on here. Flavor text pretty good, ohh and a free counterspell. Much better than the Force of Will Conan the Barbarian art.

27. Force of Nature
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Used to be the daddy of all daddies. I don't think there was much that could handle a 8/8 trampler. 4 mana wasn't a big deal in most cases as he wasn't just going to sit there

26. Walker of Secret Ways
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The artwork is beautiful, that's what. Silly ninjutsu ability aside, this thing can bounce other ninjas and occasionally look at your opponent's hand.

25. Icy Manipulator
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The original artwork is so cool. A hand holding a...I guess an Icy Manipulator? How cool would it be if you didn't have to tap it...

24. Mogg Fanatic
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Neutered by the combat changes they reinvented at some point. But this thing used to be a hoss. Great text as well.

23. Evacuation
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Love the artwork - are those game pieces? Ability and text are pretty neat on their own as well. 

22. Black Lotus
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I couldn't leave this off for obvious reasons, yet I couldn't make it any higher than this. The artwork is fairly questionable. The ability is huge, though only for what it provides. It can't win you the game. It can only help.

21. Lightmine Field
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I like the artwork quite a bit. The ability is fairly decent. What gets me on this though is that flavor text...


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