10 Worst Magic the Gathering Cards of All Time
These cards are the worst of the worst, the bottom 10 cards of all time.
Magic the Gathering has been around for a long time and thousands of cards have been printed over time. It is my duty to document the 10 biggest mistakes in magic card history. These are, infact, the worst cards I could find…
Nameess Race – 1994
Don’t even bother reading the microscopic print on this one unless, you’re playing against a pure white deck. May I suggest a Minion of the Wastes if you are truly interested in this card? This card is a 100% dead draw unless you’ve got a solid chunk of life, and your opponent has a solid chunk of white permanents, which is not a likely combo. Too bad it looks and sounds so cool. (a good sideboard at best)
Zephyr Spirit – 2005
Huh? 6 mana for this? is this card misprinted?! There’s about 500 other casts that cost the same and could potentially win you the game. not only is this card a 0/6 for the cost of a normal 5/5 or even a 5/6 flier, it goes back to your hand after you use it!
Leeches – 1995
One of the infamous Homelands rares, this card sucks. It sounds kinda cool, but take into consideration that there were, like 2, cards that produced poison counters when this card was printed. And the way poison counters work, you still take damage when the counters are added, so, assuming all the creatures that damaged you were 1/1’s, to remove 8 poison counters, you would have a net loss of 16 life already. And who uses poison counters anyway?
Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper – 2004
I remember getting one of these in a booster once. First I struggled attempting to say the name correctly several times. Then I got excited, because Legendary usually implies “good” and continued reading. And I read it again. Huh? Wouldn’t it just make more sense just to put, um, a normal land in? and 2 colorless isn’t going to help you in a sticky situation…
Mudhole – 2001
What a dead draw. Bleh. This card has been the punchline of bad magic card jokes since the day it was printed. Maybe the shutdown to that Life from the Loam deck you are playing, but besides that it belongs nowhere but this list.
Seafarer’s Quay & All it’s friends – 1994
They made one of these for each color. This cards has been deterring magic players from the game since 1994. Need I say anything else? Yuck.
Wood Elemental – 1994
Hmm. 4 mana to cast a 0/0. If I sacrifice my UNTAPPED forest it’ll be a 1/1 for 5. I could morph up an Exalted Angel for less than this guy, and save my land. You’d be crazy to ever even consider using this card in a deck. the best use for it would be storm fodder. oh wait, it costs 4!! … The bicycle spokes would be the best place for this one.
Break Open – 2002
Umm. This card can be played maybe one in a hundred games and certainly has drawbacks if it is played. How would you feel about flipping up a Krosan Cloudscraper on the third turn. Ouch. What’s the point?
Sorrows Path – 1994
Besides being obsolete, this card is confusing. And why is it a land? yea it might be cool to switch two blocking creatures, but it is definitely not cool to kill yourself and all your small creatures. Talk about a pain land. ouch. … I think I used one of these to scrape the black stuff out of the bottom of my toaster oven once…
Great Wall – 1994
A perfect card for the paranoid Magic player. How many cards are there with plainswalk anyway? The answer is 1 when this card was printed (a 3/1 for 4W). Now I think they have added a green rooster, an antelope (click for ridiculous examples) and a red creature, but that wasn’t until several years after this card hit the market. Thank God it’s not taking up the rare slot. It’s a good thing I scrapped that plainswalk deck idea…
thanks to magiccards.info for picture references