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My Top 20 Theros Magic Cards

My Top 20 Dragon's Maze Cards

Welcome to Theros 101:
We have the following students -

Scrying: It's a thing again. As much as I love Magma Jet and Dissolve, I don't include these here. They are powerful in their own right, but as game breaking cards... not so much.
Bestow - which is almost always too expensive for any serious deck. Boon Satyr and Thassa's Emissary(also the black Emissary) are both good solid cards.
Heroic - Most cards just get a permanent +1/+1, it's some of the others with other effects that make heroic - sacrifice a creature or fog(Favored Hoplite).
Monstrosity - Allows your creature to get bigger, most effects are decent bonuses.
Devotion - Can be very powerful, but also requires your deck to be too focused. I love Master of Waves, Karametra's Acolyte and Abhorrent Overlord. But they are slow to be done really effective.

Honorable Mention: Soldier of the Pantheon

This guy is in the wrong block. In Return to Ravnica, he would dominate. Only…

The 30 Coolest Magic Dragons (10-1)

The 30 Coolest Magic Dragons (30-21) 
The 30 Coolest Magic Dragons (20-11)

Honorable Mention: Malfegor

What a stupid face it has. A mythic demon dragon with four hands that can't be trusted or ruled. Sign me up. It's not outright and overly powerful. But it definitely has enough going for it to make it a good card.

10. Archwing Dragon

What is it barking at, a smaller dragon? Quite the bruiser. 4/4 hasty for four is a good deal. Too bad you have to pay that every turn. There must be some other ways to abuse this though, evolve? 

9. Ancient Hellkite

Look at all that fire. Seven of course is quite a bit even for a biggie 6/6. Lack of haste or trample kind of hurts it. The ability is really nice if you get to swing with it.

8. Broodmate Dragon

Wahoo. Two 4/4 dragons for one cards. Now we are talking. That art is pretty good, but it seems like it could have been better. Three different colors hurts it a bit, though that doesn't phase me when you see number one. I think Armad…

The 30 Coolest Magic Dragons (20-11)

The 30 Coolest Magic Dragons (30-21)

Honorable Mention: Chromium

The elder dragons are interesting. At least they make good commanders. 8 mana for a 7/7 these days with a required upkeep cost isn't all that special. Rampage isn't terribly useful. Nicol Bolas has a much better ability, but the art (and color combination) isn't as great, and the older art is even worse.

20. Ryusei, the Falling Star

I like all 5 of these dragon spirits. The art is sweet but most importantly, the abilities are all fairly unique. A 6 mana earthquake is quite the price to pay for killing this guy.
Kokusho, the Evening Star and Yosei, the Morning Star are better cards, but aren't nearly as cool.

19. Scion of the Ur-Dragon

Despite the insane casting cost, this guy could be really useful. In a multi-color dragon deck, this thing is golden. Copying different dragons every turn is a nice flexible ability. There is some nice flavor text on these next few. Play a whole cycle of Planar Chaos dragon…