Robert here again and today I’m going to show you guys my ten of my favorite creatures in Magic. Let’s get right to it!
10) Looter il-Kor
Looter is probably going to be one of the few oddball picks in this list, but I mainly like this card for its uses in cube. I always value it extremely high during when drafting. Being able to loot every turn is huge and allows me to form a better game-plan and find my more powerful cards.
9) Pia and Kiran Nalaar
You’ll probably going to be seeing a lot of creatures like this. So what does make Pia and Kiran so special? It’s often referred as the red lingering souls, army in a can, and is just a good, grindy red creature. It also captured my heart. It’s popularity in the Modern meta shifts, unfortunately, and most of its play is in the mono-red prison deck in Legacy. But what’s not like to about this card? It attacks, it shocks, and it makes fliers.
8) Tireless Tracker
Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Tracker. I’ve been incredibly high on this card since I saw it; It literally lets you draw cards for playing lands. It’s the best landfall creature since Avenger of Zendikar. You can also use Pia and Kiran to sac the Clue Tokens to shock any target you desire.
7) Narnam Renegade
This should also come to no surprise to people. Narnam Renegade has done more for me then people ever expect from it. Narnam Renegade gives green decks that don’t have good removal, well, good removal. It’s so malleable that it can be aggro, tempo, removal, defense, help board stalls, and much more.
It’s also part of my Twitter handle.
6) Snapcaster Mage
What needs to be said about this card that already hasn’t? I like casting spells and this lets me cast more spells
5) Thing in the Ice
One thing most people don’t know about me is the first PPTQ I won was with Blue Moon. I was a big fan of what Thing in the Ice was able give to the archetype: A Tarmogoyf-esque creature. Now, Fatal Push wasn’t around then, but this will still hold a special place in my heart.
4) Young Pyromancer
Young Peezy is just a great creature. Before I was on Blue Moon, I was on several variations of Delver in modern. Whether you’re playing Izzet or Grixis, Pyromancer is an absolute house. It’s another red army in a can type creature that can win a game on its own if left unchecked.
3) Keranos, God of Storms
Keranos, the God of my Heart. The Storm in my Clouds.
Keranos is rarely a creature able to attack thanks to its clause, but putting Keranos in the red zone is in fact my kink. Keranos does so many things to help you win the game in terms of tempo advantage, dealing damage, and drawing cards. While it may now be dwarfed by Teferi, Keranos is still my bae.
2) Vendilion Clique
Vendilion Clique is everything I like in my ideal deck style. While holding up countermagic, Clique allows you to tempo out your opponent and still control the pace of the game. Also, here’s a neat trick with Aether Vail: you can Clique them in response to the trigger and take the appropriate CMC creature.
1) Huntmaster of the Fells
The Temur fanboy loves a grindy Temur creature? Shocking, I know!
Huntmaster is simply great. It gains life, makes bodies, and kills creatures. Who doesn’t love that? It tugs all of the strings of my heart.
What are some of your favorite creatures in Magic? Let me know in the comments below!