Best Commons Ever

  • #1
    I'll jump to the conclusion really quick, and then explain myself: What, in your opinion, be it humble or not, are the best 10 common cards ever printed in the history of the game?

    I've recently been thinking about the game, and realized that I couldn't find one standard list by which all commons, uncommons, and rares were ranked. I figured that it might be time to at least get some opinions on what you thought, as a MtGer, were the best commons ever printed.

    I'm keeping the number small, but feel free to go past ten if you'd like.
  • #2
    Im not sure about the top 10, ill have to come back and think about it, but STE sure comes to mind.
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  • #3
    Hmmm. Lightning Bolt is probably on that list. STE is a maybe....

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  • #4
    rancor is up there in the top 3
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  • #5
    In no order

    1. Counterspell, common 9/15 times printed
    2. Lightning Bolt
    3. Rancor
    4. Mana Leak
    5. Terminate
    6. Sacura Tribe Elder

    Acctualy those are sofar in order. I'll try to think of some more later.

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  • #6
    Quote from Pringlesman »
    In no order

    1. Counterspell, common 9/15 times printed
    2. Lightning Bolt
    3. Rancor
    4. Mana Leak
    5. Terminate
    6. Sacura Tribe Elder

    Acctualy those are sofar in order. I'll try to think of some more later.
    I'm sure a case could be made that Sinkhole, Hymn to Tourach, and Dark Ritual belong on that list as well.
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    Was swords to plowshares a common?

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  • #8
    1) Sinkhole
    2) Lightning Bolt
    3) Rancor
    4) Dark Ritual
    5) Counterspell
    6) Duress
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  • #10
    Ok here goes again.

    1. Counterspell
    2. Dark Ritual
    3. Lightning Bolt
    4. Duress
    5. Hymn to Tourach
    6. Sinkhole
    7. Rancor
    8. Mana Leak
    9. Terminate
    10. Sakura Tribe Elder

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  • #11
    Quote from Pringlesman »
    Ok here goes again.

    1. Counterspell
    2. Dark Ritual
    3. Lightning Bolt
    4. Duress
    5. Hymn to Tourach
    6. Sinkhole
    7. Rancor
    8. Mana Leak
    9. Terminate
    10. Sakura Tribe Elder

    That sounds about right. Its actually nice to see that 2 of those are still in Standard, proves that good commons can still be made, and dont have to be overbearing.
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  • #12
    I'd say Wild Mongrel is a lot better than Mana Leak.
  • #13
    Quote from Eclipsed »
    I'd say Wild Mongrel is a lot better than Mana Leak.

    how did wild mongrel not get posted until the 12th post.

    I would say - (not in order)

    Rancor
    Wild Mongrel
    Lightning Bolt
    Dark Ritual
    Hymn to Tourach
    counterspell
    STE
    sinkhole
    others...
  • #14
    You guys must just be thinking off the tops of your heads.

    1. Gush
    2. Dark Ritual
    3. Lotus Petal
    4. Frantic Search
    5. Counterspell
    6. Lightning Bolt
    7. Sinkhole
    8. Duress
    9. Incinerate
    10. Brainstorm

    I'm bad at orders, but come on, you forgot Gush?? Brainstorm? Incinerate, Frantic Search, Lotus Petal???
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  • #15
    I'll go for counterspell, dark ritual and STP for te top 3 in order.

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  • #16
    There's a lot of great commons.

    Lightning Bolt
    Chain Lightning
    Fireblast
    Disenchant
    Wild Mongrel
    Dark Ritual
    Diabolic Edict
    Lotus Petal
    Counterspell
    Memory Lapse
    Sinkhole
    Frantic Search
    Crop Rotation
    Brainstorm
    Incinerate
    Duress


    And that's about it right now. I would honestly put Yavimaya Elder over Sakura-Tribe Elder two-fold.

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  • #17
    personally i like carnophage
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  • #18
    Hymn to Tourach
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    Quirion Ranger
    Wall of Roots
    Kird Ape
    Goblin Legionaire
    Coiling Oracle
    Priest of Titania
    Spinning Darkness

    to name a few more candidates...
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  • #19
    Fyndhorn Elves Llanowar Elves and other elves and common creatures that are too many to mention.
  • #20
    Carnophage is good, but not that good IMO.

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  • #21
    1. Counterspell
    2. Dark Ritual
    3. Lightning Bolt
    4. Sinkhole
    5. Gush
    6. Hymn to Tourach
    7. Brainstorm
    8. Duress
    9. Rancor
    10. Sakura-Tribe Elder
  • #22
    Hi everybody!

    What do you think about Blastoderm? In my opinion it is one of the best creatures ever printed. It is quite cheap, hard to kill and it is also capable of dealing great damage.
  • #23
    Yes I think it is one of the best green creatures ever. The only downside is that it can't be enchanted by Rancor, one of the best green cards of all time. Rancor is clearly better.

    Also, I think it is stupid to rank Sinkhole higher than Hymn to Tourach on the list of greatest commons of all time. Hymn is definately more unfair thus better. So are Strip Mine and Wasteland (though that are no commons). If I make a list of best commons I would probably put that one on top (but it's safe to say that Dark Ritual equally desreves that spot!!!)They ruined tournaments when they were legal and the Hymn (plus Mind Twist) are the icons of discard. It is the most unfair common.

    1. Hymn to Tourach
    2. Dark Ritual
    3. Lightning Bolt
    4. Wild Mongrel
    5. Counterspell
    6. Rancor
    7. Gush
    8. Duress
    9. Brainstorm
    10. Kird Ape

    I love top 10s!!!!!!!

    11. Terminate
    12. Lotus Petal
    13. Fireblast
    14. Crop Rotation
    15. Blastoderm
    16. Incinerate
    17. Sakura-Tribe Elder
    18. Mana Leak
    19. Chain Lightning
    20. Seal of Cleansing

    Sinkhole, Frantic Search and the others mentioned before are no five stars and so they're not listed here.
  • #25
    Nice double post Teach

    I wouldn't put Rancor above Gush or duress. Sinkhole not a five-star card? 2-mana LD is bad? Yeah...ok.

    Frantic Search? Free card draw is always a bonus Teach

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  • #26
    Thanks!!

    Sinkhole will get four. As good as it is, it is no Strip Mine, no Wasteland and no Rishadan port. It is very good though.:teach:

    Same for Frantic. It can be brutal in multiples and it is good if you have broken land to untap, but there are way better card drawers for less mana (see Brainstorm/ Recall/ Timetwister/Gush, etc) while it is also not the best untapper (the untap champion is ofcourse Mind over Matter). Teach Unrestrict Frantic and people would still use four Brainstorms and whatnot.:teach: Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach Teach those damned smilies of yourse Grin
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