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upvotes: 119
Reckless Cohort
Volkan Baǵa

Reckless Cohort

Battle for Zendikar

"You have a family. Mine died at Sea Gate. You go to yours, and I'll go to mine."

upvotes: 110
Rancor
Kev Walker

Rancor

Urza's Legacy

Hatred outlives the hateful.

upvotes: 98
Ogre Resister
Efrem Palacios

Ogre Resister

Mirrodin Besieged

He didn't have a word for "home," but he knew it was something to be defended.

upvotes: 86
Goblin Offensive
Carl Critchlow

Goblin Offensive

Urza's Saga

They certainly are.

upvotes: 85
Selfless Savior
Ralph Horsley

Selfless Savior

Core Set 2021

She raised him from an orphaned pup and gave him a life of love. With his last act, he thanked her.

upvotes: 77
Obliterate
Kev Walker

Obliterate

Invasion

For his family, Barrin made a funeral pyre of Tolaria.

upvotes: 72
Reparations
Douglas Shuler

Reparations

Mirage

"Sorry I burned down your village. Here's some gold."

upvotes: 71
Yargle and Multani
Slawomir Maniak

Yargle and Multani

March of the Machine

"I've heard much about you from my daughter," Multani rumbled. "There was a time when I'd balk at your aid, phantom, but she has shown me the merit in Urborg's strange ways." "Gnshhagghkkapphribbit," replied Yargle.

upvotes: 71
Null Rod
Anson Maddocks

Null Rod

Weatherlight

Gerrard: "But it doesn't *do* anything!" Hanna: "No—it *does* nothing."

upvotes: 63
Resistance Skywarden
Jarel Threat

Resistance Skywarden

Phyrexia: All Will Be One

When the Vulshok taught him the word for "home," he knew it was what he had been fighting for.

upvotes: 62
Wandering Ones
Heather Hudson

Wandering Ones

Champions of Kamigawa

"I saw them once, when I was a child. They led me to my parents' arms when I was lost. Why have they abandoned me now? Why won't they take me home again?" —Unnamed beggar

upvotes: 58
Elder Cathar
Chris Rahn

Elder Cathar

Innistrad

"My greatest hope is that you will surpass me in every way, consigning my name to some forgotten corner of history."

upvotes: 55
Last Word
Scott M. Fischer

Last Word

Darksteel

"Someday, someone will best me. But it won't be today, and it won't be you."

upvotes: 54
Dark Confidant
Ron Spears

Dark Confidant

Ravnica: City of Guilds

Greatness, at any cost.

upvotes: 53
Time of Heroes
Kekai Kotaki

Time of Heroes

Rise of the Eldrazi

No one spoke. There was no need. The threat of the Eldrazi presented a simple choice: lay down your weapons and die for nothing, or hold them fast and die for something.

upvotes: 53
Selfless Savior
Randy Vargas

Selfless Savior

Secret Lair Drop

"I never had the chance to say 'thank you.' Or 'goodbye.'" —Sarvag, eulogy for a friend

upvotes: 49
Fodder Cannon
Christopher Moeller

Fodder Cannon

Eighth Edition

Step 1: Find your cousin. Step 2: Get your cousin in the cannon. Step 3: Find another cousin.

upvotes: 49
Raging Goblin
Jeff Miracola

Raging Goblin

Portal Second Age

He raged at the world, at his family, at his life. But mostly he just raged.

upvotes: 44
Lightning Bolt
Christopher Moeller

Lightning Bolt

Magic 2010

The sparkmage shrieked, calling on the rage of the storms of his youth. To his surprise, the sky responded with a fierce energy he'd never thought to see again.

upvotes: 43
Yomiji, Who Bars the Way
Hideaki Takamura

Yomiji, Who Bars the Way

Betrayers of Kamigawa

"As I died, I rejoiced. I would see my family again. But then I woke up back on the battlefield. Back in Kamigawa. Back in hell." —Kenzo the Hardhearted

upvotes: 42
Squandered Resources
Romas Kukalis

Squandered Resources

Visions

"He traded sand for skins, skins for gold, gold for life. In the end, he traded life for sand." —Afari, *Tales*

upvotes: 39
Blessed Spirits
Anna Steinbauer

Blessed Spirits

Magic Origins

Not all heroes die in armor.

upvotes: 38
Gorilla Titan
Heather Hudson

Gorilla Titan

Odyssey

"I want a banana *this* big!"

upvotes: 36
Tragic Lesson
Joseph Meehan

Tragic Lesson

Hour of Devastation

Though Kefnet's followers feverishly searched his last words for some final riddle, they found only the gurgles of a dying god.

upvotes: 35
Steady Progress
Efrem Palacios

Steady Progress

Scars of Mirrodin

"More of that strange oil . . . It's probably nothing."

upvotes: 35
Werebear
Carl Critchlow

Werebear

Odyssey

He exercises his right to bear arms.

upvotes: 34
Puppeteer
Kev Walker

Puppeteer

Tenth Edition

"That's the funny thing about free will. You don't feel any different without it." —Ambassador Laquatus

upvotes: 33
Inspiration
Izzy

Inspiration

Return to Ravnica

"Day 31: I finally succeeded in my time reversal experiment! "Day 30: I might have a problem here." —Journal of the Prime Izmagnus

upvotes: 32
Hatred
Brom

Hatred

Exodus

"I will flay the skin from your flesh and the flesh from your bones and scrape your bones dry. And still you will not have suffered enough." —Greven *il*-Vec, to Gerrard

upvotes: 32
Clambassadors
Randy Elliott

Clambassadors

Unglued

"Sorry we shelled your village—here's some gold."

upvotes: 31
Enormous Baloth
Mark Tedin

Enormous Baloth

Legions

Its diet consists of fruits, plants, small woodland animals, large woodland animals, woodlands, fruit groves, fruit farmers, and small cities.

upvotes: 28
Double Negative
Paolo Parente

Double Negative

Alara Reborn

They feared each other for their differences but were absolutely terrified at their similarities.

upvotes: 27
Carnival of Souls
Brian Snõddy

Carnival of Souls

Urza's Destiny

"'Davvol, blast those elves.' 'Davvol, transport those troops.' No one cares that today is my birthday."

upvotes: 27
Beast of Burden
Ron Spears

Beast of Burden

Urza's Legacy Promos

"If it is meant to be nothing but a machine," Karn finally asked Jhoira, "why did Urza build it to be like me?"

upvotes: 27
Vindicate
Brian Snõddy

Vindicate

Apocalypse

"Don't mourn for me. This is my destiny." —Gerrard

upvotes: 26
Sizzle
Christopher Moeller

Sizzle

Eighth Edition

"Of course you should fight fire with fire. You should fight *everything* with fire." —Jaya Ballard, task mage

upvotes: 26
Ladies' Knight
Ron Spears

Ladies' Knight

Unhinged

"I said 'Put him in a *core set*, not a corset!'" —Richard Garfield, Ph.D.

upvotes: 24
Dimir Guildgate
Cliff Childs

Dimir Guildgate

Guilds of Ravnica

"Every guild dreads infiltration. I should know—I've been a member of all of them." —Lazav

upvotes: 24
Goblin Grenade
Kev Walker

Goblin Grenade

Magic 2012

Don't underestimate the aerodynamic qualities of the common goblin.

upvotes: 24
Martyr's Bond
Seb McKinnon

Martyr's Bond

Signature Spellbook: Gideon

"One life at a time. That is how the world will be saved."

upvotes: 23
Duress
Lucas Graciano

Duress

Ixalan

Solitude and starvation are brutal punishments, but even worse is all that time to think.

upvotes: 22
Lava Axe
Ray Lago

Lava Axe

Seventh Edition

"Catch!"

upvotes: 22
Goblin Welder
Scott M. Fischer

Goblin Welder

Urza's Legacy

"I wrecked your metal guy, boss. But look! I made you an ashtray."

upvotes: 21
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Ron Spears

Akroma, Angel of Wrath

Legions

"No rest. No mercy. No matter what."

upvotes: 20
Wasteland
Una Fricker

Wasteland

Tempest

"The land promises nothing and keeps its promise." —Oracle *en*-Vec

upvotes: 20
Braids, Cabal Minion
Eric Peterson

Braids, Cabal Minion

Odyssey

"Home is where you can find a decent graveyard and strangers can disappear without awkward questions."

upvotes: 20
Abyssal Horror
Daren Bader

Abyssal Horror

Seventh Edition

"I dreamt of it once. Now I fear it dreams of me." —Tolarian scholar

upvotes: 19
Information Booth
Gaboleps

Information Booth

Unfinity

"Sir, this may be the information booth, but I cannot answer ontological questions. It would be arrogant to assume I could describe the true nature of reality. Also there's a line."

upvotes: 19
Creepy Doll
Matt Stewart

Creepy Doll

Innistrad

A child's porcelain doll went missing one night, as did a pair of kitchen shears and the town magistrate.

upvotes: 18
Wheel of Sun and Moon
Zoltan Boros & Gabor Szikszai

Wheel of Sun and Moon

Shadowmoor

Every life ends, but life itself never does.

upvotes: 17
Furnace Whelp
Matt Cavotta

Furnace Whelp

Fifth Dawn

Baby dragons can't figure out humans—if they didn't want to be killed, why were they made of meat and treasure?

upvotes: 17
Ancient Grudge
Ryan Yee

Ancient Grudge

Innistrad

If there's anything a werewolf hates, it's a collar—especially Avacyn's Collar, the symbol of her church.

upvotes: 16
Blood of the Martyr
Christopher Rush

Blood of the Martyr

The Dark

The willow knows what the storm does not: that the power to endure harm outlives the power to inflict it.

upvotes: 16
Night of Souls' Betrayal
Greg Staples

Night of Souls' Betrayal

Champions of Kamigawa

"How can we wage war against ourselves? What happens when the kami of our very souls rise against us? I answer simply: We cannot. We die. There can be no victory in this war." —Sensei Hisoka, letter to Lord Konda

upvotes: 16
Counterspell
Stephen Daniele

Counterspell

Tempest

"It was probably a lousy spell in the first place." —Ertai, wizard adept

upvotes: 16
Lightmine Field
Eric Deschamps

Lightmine Field

Rise of the Eldrazi

If you want to kill a lot of goblins, just make sure your defenses look like fun.

upvotes: 15
Foul Imp
Jim Nelson

Foul Imp

Stronghold

The imp, unaware of its own odor, paused to catch its breath . . . and promptly died.

upvotes: 14
Llanowar Elves
Kev Walker

Llanowar Elves

Ninth Edition

One bone broken for every twig snapped underfoot. —Llanowar penalty for trespassing

upvotes: 14
Ertai, the Corrupted
Mark Tedin

Ertai, the Corrupted

Planeshift

Altered by Phyrexian science, corrupted by black mana, and twisted by rage, Ertai still looked in the mirror and saw only glory.

upvotes: 14
Darksteel Plate
Daniel Ljunggren

Darksteel Plate

Mirrodin Besieged

"If there can be no victory, then I will fight forever." —Koth of the Hammer

upvotes: 14
Wheel of Torture
Henry Van Der Linde

Wheel of Torture

Urza's Legacy

"I'd like to buy a bowel."

upvotes: 14
Eternal Witness
Terese Nielsen

Eternal Witness

Fifth Dawn

She remembers every word spoken, from the hero's oath to the baby's cry.

upvotes: 14
Pacifism
Robert Bliss

Pacifism

Mirage

For the first time in his life, Grakk felt a little warm and fuzzy inside.

upvotes: 14
Dark Confidant
Mark Zug

Dark Confidant

Double Masters

Greatness, at any cost.

upvotes: 13
Ogre Taskmaster
Dan Frazier

Ogre Taskmaster

Portal Second Age

Three little goblins, enjoying their brew. One bumped an ogre, and then there were two.

upvotes: 13
Endless Wurm
DiTerlizzi

Endless Wurm

Urza's Saga

Ages ago, a party of elves took cover to let one pass. They're still waiting.

upvotes: 13
Tidal Surge
Phil Foglio

Tidal Surge

Portal Second Age

Four little goblins, trapped by the sea. One teased a serpent, and then there were three.

upvotes: 13
Tremor
Pete Venters

Tremor

Portal Second Age

One little goblin shook up the ground. When the dust cleared, no one was found.

upvotes: 13
Pack Leader
Ilse Gort

Pack Leader

Core Set 2021

He will be your loyal champion, and his pack your protectors. All he asks for is a full belly, a spot by the fire, and all the love in your heart.

upvotes: 13
Fractured Sanity
Drew Tucker

Fractured Sanity

Modern Horizons 2

The body grows stronger under stress. The mind does not.

upvotes: 13
Grim Affliction
Erica Yang

Grim Affliction

New Phyrexia

Even the small wounds let hope bleed out.

upvotes: 12
Wild Griffin
Jeff Miracola

Wild Griffin

Portal Second Age

Two little goblins, out in the sun. Down came a griffin, and then there was one.

upvotes: 11
Tidal Barracuda
Uriah Voth

Tidal Barracuda

Commander 2020

It lurks in the spaces between moments.

upvotes: 11
Grindstone
Greg Simanson

Grindstone

Tempest

"Memory is a burden that wears at the soul as weather wears at stone." —Crovax

upvotes: 11
Planar Collapse
Mark Zug

Planar Collapse

Urza's Legacy

With heavy heart, Urza doused one world's light to rekindle another's.

upvotes: 11
Mad Prophet
Wayne Reynolds

Mad Prophet

Avacyn Restored

"There's no heron in the moon! It's a shrew, a five-legged shrew, with a voice like whispering thunder!"

upvotes: 11
Grafted Skullcap
Bradley Williams

Grafted Skullcap

Seventh Edition

"Every day, I fight for my life and win. Every night, I fight to remember my name and lose."

upvotes: 10
Felidar Sovereign
Tatamepi

Felidar Sovereign

Secret Lair Drop

Kneel before her Impurrial Meowjesty, Pawlina von Whiskerface III. It makes it much easier to give her pets.

upvotes: 10
Yargle, Glutton of Urborg
Serena Malyon

Yargle, Glutton of Urborg

Multiverse Legends

Consuming even a single drop of the oil would spell doom for most living things. But Yargle was not most living things, and he ate enough to clean up most of Urborg.

upvotes: 10
Flavor Judge
Mike Burns

Flavor Judge

Unsanctioned

"...and now they're trying to make a brick wall on my property fight a dinosaur to the death."

upvotes: 10
Might of Oaks
Greg Staples

Might of Oaks

Seventh Edition

"Guess where I'm gonna plant this!"

upvotes: 10
Toxic Deluge
Richard Kane Ferguson

Toxic Deluge

Double Masters

Armor dissolved into flesh. Flesh melted to bone. Bone fell away to nothing.

upvotes: 10
Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
Todd Lockwood

Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

Guildpact

"(Z—>)90° — (E—N²W)90°t = 1"

upvotes: 10
Memnarch
Carl Critchlow

Memnarch

Darksteel

In the blur between metal and flesh, Memnarch found madness.

upvotes: 9
Counterspell
Gao Yan

Counterspell

Mercadian Masques

"Your attack has been rendered harmless. It is, however, quite pretty." —Saprazzan vizier

upvotes: 9
War Tax
Greg Hildebrandt & Tim Hildebrandt

War Tax

Mercadian Masques

The worst thing about being a depraved pirate is having to work with a bunch of depraved pirates.

upvotes: 9
Dying Wish
Scott Chou

Dying Wish

Gatecrash

"I wish I could rewrite my every deed and kill you with my first breath instead of my last."

upvotes: 9
How Is This a Par Three?!
Mike Burns

How Is This a Par Three?!

Unfinity

Against the infinite backdrop of space, isn't all golf miniature?

upvotes: 8
Turn the Tables
Christopher Moeller

Turn the Tables

Darksteel

"Your arrogance is my best weapon."

upvotes: 8
Phyrexian Hulk
Brian Snõddy

Phyrexian Hulk

Seventh Edition

It doesn't think. It doesn't feel. It doesn't laugh or cry. All it does from dusk till dawn Is make the soldiers die. —Onean children's rhyme

upvotes: 8
Steamflogger Boss
Warren Mahy

Steamflogger Boss

Future Sight

"Whip the Xs! Pinch the Os! What we're building, no one knows!"

upvotes: 8
Grim Captain's Call
Winona Nelson

Grim Captain's Call

Ixalan

When the battle is over, the bitterest foes at last find common ground.

upvotes: 8
Goblin Balloon Brigade
Lars Grant-West

Goblin Balloon Brigade

Ninth Edition

They patched the holes, loaded their sharpest rocks, spanked their children one last time, and lurched off into the sunset.

upvotes: 8
Domri's Ambush
Victor Adame Minguez

Domri's Ambush

War of the Spark

"When civilization teeters on the brink, I'll be there to kick it the rest of the way."

upvotes: 8
Blood Host
Cynthia Sheppard

Blood Host

Magic 2015

It would be ill-mannered to decline his invitation. It would be ill-advised to accept it.

upvotes: 8
Intrepid Hero
Greg Hildebrandt

Intrepid Hero

Eighth Edition

A fool knows no fear. A hero shows no fear.

upvotes: 8
Mogg Cannon
Mike Raabe

Mogg Cannon

Tempest

Moggs never volunteer for anything twice.

upvotes: 8
Regal Force
Brandon Kitkouski

Regal Force

Eventide

It rarely moves, standing stock still in its clearing. When it does stir, ravens stop their cawing and crickets their chirping. All of nature watches in awed silence.

upvotes: 7
Yet Another Aether Vortex
David Day

Yet Another Aether Vortex

Unhinged

It puts the "vortex" in "flavortext."

upvotes: 7
Haunted House
Dmitry Burmak

Haunted House

Unfinity

To build Sorin's Haunted Mansion, every detail of Markov Manor was painstakingly recreated, from the floating laser ghosts to the robot space gargoyles.

upvotes: 7
Lost in the Mist
David Palumbo

Lost in the Mist

Innistrad

The secrets she carried could have saved many lives, but they quietly drowned with her.

upvotes: 7
Costume Shop
Raluca Marinescu

Costume Shop

Unfinity

Dressed to the 9/9s.

upvotes: 7
Tavern Swindler
Pauline Voss

Tavern Swindler

Streets of New Capenna

"Only a chump stops after one unlucky loss. You're not a chump, are you?"

upvotes: 7
Volrath's Stronghold
Kev Walker

Volrath's Stronghold

Stronghold

The seed of a world's evil.

upvotes: 7
Goblin Spy
Scott M. Fischer

Goblin Spy

Invasion

"Isn't he on our side?" "Yep." "Why's he spyin' on us?" "Don't ask."

upvotes: 6
Kess, Dissident Mage
Izzy

Kess, Dissident Mage

Commander 2017

"Loss has no meaning here. You cannot take from those who have nothing."

upvotes: 6
Sabretooth Tiger
Monte Michael Moore

Sabretooth Tiger

Seventh Edition

"Here, kitty kitty. Here, kitty kitty. Aaaaugh!"

upvotes: 6
Kaervek the Merciless
Heonhwa Choe

Kaervek the Merciless

Starter Commander Decks

"Rats and jackals feast in his swath, but even they will not walk with him." —Mangara

upvotes: 6
Kami of Tattered Shoji
Shishizaru

Kami of Tattered Shoji

Betrayers of Kamigawa

It remembered all the shadows lantern-cast upon its paper wings, and sometimes those silhouettes played across its shape again, acting out silent tragedies.

upvotes: 6
Stone Rain
Christopher Rush

Stone Rain

Tempest

"The land shall beg for drink and curse the rain that follows." —Oracle *en*-Vec

upvotes: 6
Angelic Renewal
Rebecca Guay

Angelic Renewal

Ultimate Masters

Angels watch over mortals with heavy hearts, knowing what fate awaits them in the end.

upvotes: 6
Introduction to Prophecy
Micah Epstein

Introduction to Prophecy

Strixhaven: School of Mages

Final grades are posted on the first day of class.

upvotes: 6
Deathsprout
Seb McKinnon

Deathsprout

War of the Spark

"They say nothing lasts forever. I say everything lasts forever, just not in the form you may be accustomed to." —Vraska

upvotes: 5
Glimmer Bairn
Nils Hamm

Glimmer Bairn

Modern Horizons 2

"Tricks and treats, souls and sweets! On wooded path, whom shall we meet?"

upvotes: 5
Emrakul, the Promised End
Jaime Jones

Emrakul, the Promised End

Eldritch Moon

An enigma as vexing as life itself.

upvotes: 5
Stream of Unconsciousness
Rebecca Guay

Stream of Unconsciousness

Morningtide

Dreams are tempting because one is so powerful in them. Dreams are dangerous because that power is a lie.

upvotes: 5
Evil Comes to Fruition
Austin Hsu

Evil Comes to Fruition

Archenemy Schemes

"The plants justify the means."

upvotes: 5
Drogskol Captain
Peter Mohrbacher

Drogskol Captain

Dark Ascension

Dead or alive, true leaders can inspire an entire army.

upvotes: 5
Briber's Purse
Steve Argyle

Briber's Purse

Khans of Tarkir

Victory is certain. The price, negotiable.

upvotes: 5
Pale Rider of Trostad
Seb McKinnon

Pale Rider of Trostad

Shadows over Innistrad

"What's worse than being alone on the moors at night? Try *not* being alone." —Nadila Maas, moor chaplain

upvotes: 5
Wicked Guardian
Matt Stewart

Wicked Guardian

Throne of Eldraine

"Some are born to greatness. You were born to scrub greatness's floors."

upvotes: 5
All Is Dust
Jason Felix

All Is Dust

Rise of the Eldrazi

"The emergence of the Eldrazi isn't necessarily a bad thing, as long as you've already lived a fulfilling and complete life without regrets." —Javad Nasrin, Ondu relic hunter

upvotes: 5
Force of Will
Terese Nielsen

Force of Will

Eternal Masters

"I alone determine my destiny."

upvotes: 5
Goblin King
Ron Spears

Goblin King

Seventh Edition

To be king, Numsgil did in Blog, who did in Unkful, who did in Viddle, who did in Loll, who did in Alrok. . . .

upvotes: 5
Crucible of Worlds
Ralph Horsley

Crucible of Worlds

World Championship Promos

Greatness is forged in fire and fervor.

upvotes: 5
Abyssal Persecutor
Chippy

Abyssal Persecutor

Worldwake

His slaves crave death more than they desire freedom. He denies them both.

upvotes: 4
Bloodline Culling
Liiga Smilshkalne

Bloodline Culling

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

"Forget your human ancestors. You're part of my family now."

upvotes: 4
Wayward Soul
M. W. Kaluta & DiTerlizzi

Wayward Soul

Exodus

"no home no heart no hope" —Stronghold graffito

upvotes: 4
Elfhame Wurm
Victor Adame Minguez

Elfhame Wurm

Dominaria United

The wurms consume everything in their path, so the elves make sure that their path goes through as many Phyrexians as possible.

upvotes: 4
Arcane Laboratory
Stephen Daniele

Arcane Laboratory

Urza's Saga

It soon became obvious that some experiments were best overseen by fireproof teachers.

upvotes: 4
Wall of Wood
Mark Tedin

Wall of Wood

Limited Edition Alpha

Everybody knows that to ward off trouble, you knock on wood. But usually it's better to make a wall out of the wood and let trouble do the knocking.

upvotes: 4
Phyrexian Reaper
Sam Wood

Phyrexian Reaper

Invasion

It desires only to help others shed the itchy wet skin of life.

upvotes: 4
Doran, the Siege Tower
Rob Alexander

Doran, the Siege Tower

Judge Gift Cards 2017

"Each year that passes rings you inwardly with memory and might. Wield your heart, and the world will tremble."

upvotes: 4
Control Magic
Clint Cearley

Control Magic

Commander 2013

"Do as I think, not as I do." —Jace Beleren

upvotes: 4
Colossal Dreadmaw
Jesper Ejsing

Colossal Dreadmaw

Ixalan

If you feel the ground quake, run. If you hear its bellow, flee. If you see its teeth, it's too late.

upvotes: 4
Warren Pilferers
Wayne Reynolds

Warren Pilferers

Lorwyn

"What do they need all this stuff for? They're dead. We're alive. Simple enough."

upvotes: 4
Live Fast
Ryan Yee

Live Fast

Kaladesh

"When you have the chance, take it. Laugh, sing, dance. Don't allow the night to end."

upvotes: 4
Mortician Beetle
Lars Grant-West

Mortician Beetle

Rise of the Eldrazi

To the soldier, war is famine; to the scavenger, a feast.

upvotes: 4
Mathas, Fiend Seeker
Joe Slucher

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Commander 2017

"All will know of your crimes."

upvotes: 4
Gamble
Andrew Goldhawk

Gamble

Urza's Saga

When you've got nothing, you might as well trade it for something else.

upvotes: 4
Hex
Michael Sutfin

Hex

Ravnica: City of Guilds

When killing five just isn't enough.

upvotes: 4
Snakeform
Jim Nelson

Snakeform

Eventide

Losing his possessions distressed him, but the lack of limbs was strangely liberating.

upvotes: 4
Kamahl's Druidic Vow
Noah Bradley

Kamahl's Druidic Vow

Dominaria

Centuries ago, a barbarian laid his rage to rest.

upvotes: 4
Conjurer's Closet
Jason Felix

Conjurer's Closet

Avacyn Restored

"Tomorrow wears yesterday's face." —Kordel the Cryptic

upvotes: 4
Ancient Grudge
AlbaBG

Ancient Grudge

Secret Lair Drop

Shelby locked eyes with the ferocious creature as the glass began to crack. With one more lunge, she would break through and confront her nemesis at last.

upvotes: 4
Look at Me, I'm the DCI
Mark Rosewater

Look at Me, I'm the DCI

Unglued

Few understand the DCI's rigorous decision-making process.

upvotes: 4
Pandemonium
Pete Venters

Pandemonium

Exodus

"If we cannot live proudly, we die so!" —Eladamri, Lord of Leaves

upvotes: 4
Yawgmoth's Vile Offering
Chase Stone

Yawgmoth's Vile Offering

March of the Machine Commander

Centuries ago, a mad god offered a simple trade.

upvotes: 4
Fodder Cannon
DiTerlizzi

Fodder Cannon

Urza's Destiny

Step 1: Find your cousin. Step 2: Get your cousin in the cannon. Step 3: Find another cousin.

upvotes: 3
Dredge the Mire
Lie Setiawan

Dredge the Mire

Commander 2020

Fortunately, the reanimation spell just missed the long-dead colony of dung scorpions.

upvotes: 3
Wall of Wood
Rebecca Guay

Wall of Wood

Tenth Edition

Orcish lumberjacks spent the night sharpening their blades and resting for a day of labor. They awoke to find that the forest had been making its own preparations.

upvotes: 3
Goblin Razerunners
Raymond Swanland

Goblin Razerunners

Conflux

Finding themselves in a new and unexplored world, they immediately set it on fire.

upvotes: 3
Deflection
Mike Raabe

Deflection

Ice Age

Up and down, over and through, back around— the joke's on you.

upvotes: 3
Black Lotus
Steven Belledin

Black Lotus

Vintage Championship

2017 North American Vintage Champion

upvotes: 3
Manabarbs
Jeff Miracola

Manabarbs

Tenth Edition

"I don't know why people say a double-edged sword is bad. It's a sword. With two edges." —Kamahl, pit fighter

upvotes: 3
Serra Angel
Donato Giancola

Serra Angel

Dominaria

The angel remembers her past lives like dreams. Her song held up meadows. Her blade drove back darkness. Her wings carried her across the ages.

upvotes: 3
Gideon's Triumph
Kieran Yanner

Gideon's Triumph

War of the Spark

His triumph came not from victory over his enemies, but from the salvation of those who survived.

upvotes: 3
Die Young
Ryan Yee

Die Young

Kaladesh

"When the time comes, let go. Nothing lasts forever."

upvotes: 3
Archive Dragon
Tyler Walpole

Archive Dragon

Wilds of Eldraine

"Fascinating. It says here that dragons cannot read."

upvotes: 3
Sluggishness
Pete Venters

Sluggishness

Urza's Legacy

Vark decided to lie down and think of a good excuse to quit working.

upvotes: 3
Boil
Christopher Moeller

Boil

Seventh Edition

"It is a slaughter, the death of a sea. Never speak of it again." —The Lord of Atlantis

upvotes: 3
Purge
Pete Venters

Purge

Darksteel

For the first and last time, the horrific creature experienced terror.

upvotes: 3
Ponder
Mark Tedin

Ponder

Lorwyn

"We see the same sky as you, just through a different lens."

upvotes: 3
Urabrask the Hidden
Brad Rigney

Urabrask the Hidden

New Phyrexia

When the Mirran resistance arrived, the furnace dwellers looked to Urabrask for guidance. His decree stunned the others: "Let them be."

upvotes: 3
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
Michael Komarck

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Battle for Zendikar

A force as voracious as time itself.

upvotes: 3
Cauldron Familiar
Milivoj Ćeran

Cauldron Familiar

Throne of Eldraine

Every day the cat returns to kill the same mouse, which sinks again into the cauldron's brew.

upvotes: 3
Teach by Example
Johan Grenier

Teach by Example

Strixhaven: School of Mages

"Learning to imitate a master is the first step in becoming one." —Uvilda, Prismari dean

upvotes: 3
Myr Propagator
Ryan Pancoast

Myr Propagator

Scars of Mirrodin

"We will ingest and remake this world in our image, not unlike some admirable designs I have seen here." —Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger

upvotes: 3
Cavalcade of Calamity
Jonas De Ro

Cavalcade of Calamity

Ravnica Allegiance

Let the Dimir worry about witnesses. For the Rakdos, screams count as applause.

upvotes: 3
Nissa's Defeat
Kieran Yanner

Nissa's Defeat

Hour of Devastation

"The soul of this world is gone, Nissa, and I would gladly kill it again." —Nicol Bolas

upvotes: 3
Sedraxis Alchemist
Karl Kopinski

Sedraxis Alchemist

Conflux

The problem with a liquid that can dissolve anything is finding something to carry it in.

upvotes: 3
Pillardrop Warden
Antonio José Manzanedo

Pillardrop Warden

Strixhaven: School of Mages

A giant statue of a dwarf is still a giant statue.

upvotes: 3
Pollywog Symbiote
Simon Dominic

Pollywog Symbiote

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths

It always knew it was destined to be more than a frog.

upvotes: 3
Bedevil
Seb McKinnon

Bedevil

Ravnica Allegiance

"It's easy to get taken in by the spectacle, to enjoy a bit of naughty amusement. But make no mistake: the Cult of Rakdos is a danger." —Tajic

upvotes: 3
Goblin Tunneler
Jesper Ejsing

Goblin Tunneler

Rise of the Eldrazi

"You never know what's going to be in goblin tunnels. Even in the best case, there will still be goblins." —Sachir, Akoum Expeditionary House

upvotes: 3
Sage of Lat-Nam
Alan Pollack

Sage of Lat-Nam

Eighth Edition

Within each device is a spark of its creator's soul. Within each sage is a lamp that awaits that spark.

upvotes: 3
Phantasmal Dreadmaw
Jesper Ejsing

Phantasmal Dreadmaw

Modern Horizons 2

"That was perhaps the most terrifying thing I thought I almost saw." —Captain Lannery Storm

upvotes: 3
Wall of Junk
Adam Rex

Wall of Junk

Urza's Saga

Urza saw the wall and realized that even if he tore every Phyrexian to pieces, they would still resist him.

upvotes: 3
Goblin Electromancer
Svetlin Velinov

Goblin Electromancer

Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari

When asked how much power is required, Izzet mages always answer "more."

upvotes: 3
Aether Tunnel
Lucas Graciano

Aether Tunnel

Core Set 2019

If you can't find a doorway, make one.

upvotes: 3
No One Left Behind
Chris Cold

No One Left Behind

The Brothers' War

Dying for the cause is overrated.

upvotes: 3
Mad Science Fair Project
Carl Frank

Mad Science Fair Project

Unstable

"When it comes down to it, science is more art than science."

upvotes: 2
Croakid Amphibonaut
Gaboleps

Croakid Amphibonaut

Unfinity

"I designed the Astrotorium's jetpacks to be lightweight and inexpensive. Nobody mentioned reliable." —Truss, chief engineer

upvotes: 2
Alirios, Enraptured
Kieran Yanner

Alirios, Enraptured

Theros Beyond Death

"Why would I ever want to look away?"

upvotes: 2
Phyrexian Reclamation
rk post

Phyrexian Reclamation

Urza's Legacy

Death is no excuse to stop working.

upvotes: 2
Arcum's Astrolabe
Igor Kieryluk

Arcum's Astrolabe

Modern Horizons

Though the Time of Ice has ended, its relics still slumber in New Argive.

upvotes: 2
Companion of the Trials
Aaron Miller

Companion of the Trials

Amonkhet

"The fiercest loyalties are earned in battle." —Gideon Jura

upvotes: 2
Solemnity
Greg Opalinski

Solemnity

Hour of Devastation

The arrival of the God-Pharaoh marked a betrayal of both gods and mortals.

upvotes: 2
Carrion Locust
Nino Is

Carrion Locust

The Brothers' War

No honor. No glory. No leftovers.

upvotes: 2
Benalish Marshal
Mark Zug

Benalish Marshal

Dominaria

"Some aspire to climb the mountain of Honor. The Benalish are born upon its peak, and from there ascend among the stars." —*History of Benalia*

upvotes: 2
Curator of Mysteries
Christine Choi

Curator of Mysteries

Amonkhet

To consult a sphinx is a test in patience. Perhaps that's the point.

upvotes: 2
Final Payment
Victor Adame Minguez

Final Payment

Ravnica Allegiance

There's nothing quite like the feeling of paying off a large debt.

upvotes: 2
Arenson's Aura
Nicola Leonard

Arenson's Aura

Ice Age

"I have my faith, and I have my prayers. But if push comes to shove, I've also got a little something extra." —Halvor Arenson, Kjeldoran Priest

upvotes: 2
Misers' Cage
Jeff Miracola

Misers' Cage

Mirage

"Let him be imprisoned while his possessions wander free." —Suq'Ata legal decree

upvotes: 2
Sharuum the Hegemon
Todd Lockwood

Sharuum the Hegemon

From the Vault: Legends

To gain audience with the hegemon, one must bring a riddle she has not heard.

upvotes: 2
Godless Shrine
Alayna Danner

Godless Shrine

Secret Lair Drop

The Second Sun brought nothing but darkness.

upvotes: 2
Terminate
Wayne Reynolds

Terminate

Alara Reborn

"I've seen death before. My mother succumbing to illness, my comrades bleeding on the battlefield . . . But I'd never seen anything as dreadful as that." —Taani, berserker of Etlan

upvotes: 2
Glittering Wish
John Donahue

Glittering Wish

Future Sight

She wished for gold, but not for the strength to carry it.

upvotes: 2
Goblin Gathering
Svetlin Velinov

Goblin Gathering

Ravnica Allegiance

Two's a party. Three's a felony.

upvotes: 2
Teferi's Time Twist
Ralph Horsley

Teferi's Time Twist

War of the Spark

"The safest place for you is not now."