Your favorite cards, Part 2

Posted in Arcana on December 5, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

Yesterday, we showed the results of one question from our Seventh Edition "Godbook" study, specifically "What is your favorite card?"

Today's Arcana looks at the results of that same question from six other such studies, encompassing the sets from Mercadian Masques through Apocalypse. These studies were taken about two months into each set's existence, and the sample was a several hundred person cross-section of Magic players.

It is interesting to note that large creatures--specifically Legends--dominate the lists.

Tomorrow's Arcana will look at favorite cards from the Odyssey block.

"What is your favorite card?"

Mercadian Masques
1. Rushwood Elemental
2. Two-Headed Dragon
3. Tidal Kraken
4. Cateran Overlord
5. (tie) Power Matrix
5. (tie) Bribery
7. (tie) Delraich
7. (tie) Squee, Goblin Nabob
7. (tie) Ivory Mask
10. (tie) Thieves' Auction
10. (tie) Hunted Wumpus
Nemesis
1. Volrath the Fallen
2. Ascendant Evincar
3. Predator, Flagship
4. (tie) Rhox
4. (tie) Skyshroud Behemoth
4. (tie) Blinding Angel
7. Rootwater Thief
8. Laccolith Titan
9. Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero
10. (tie) Nesting Wurm
10. (tie) Kill Switch
10. (tie) Pack Hunt
Prophecy
1. Avatar of Woe
2. Searing Wind
3. (tie) Mageta the Lion
3. (tie) Jolrael, Empress of Beasts
3. (tie) Vitalizing Wind
6. Avatar of Might
7. (tie) Shrouded Serpent
7. (tie) Avatar of Fury
9. (tie) Plague Wind
9. (tie) Celestial Convergence
Invasion
1. Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer
2. (tie) Rith, the Awakener
2. (tie) Darigaaz, the Igniter
4. (tie) Reya Dawnbringer
4. (tie) Crosis, the Purger
4. (tie) Treva, the Renewer
7. (tie) Verdeloth the Ancient
7. (tie) Armadillo Cloak
9. (tie) Tsabo Tavoc
9. (tie) Coalition Victory
9. (tie) Obliterate
9. (tie) Devouring Strossus
Planeshift
1. Draco
2. Shivan Wurm
3. Skyship Weatherlight
4. (tie) Lord of the Undead
4. (tie) Nemata, Grove Guardian
6. Doomsday Specter
7. (tie) Terminate
7. (tie) Magnigoth Treefolk
9. (tie) Tahngarth, Talruum Hero
9. (tie) Meddling Mage
Apocalypse
1. Spiritmonger
2. Desolation Angel
3. Vindicate
4. Cromat
5. Pernicious Deed
6. Last Stand
7. (tie) Death Grasp
7. (tie) Dragon Arch
9. (tie) Gerrard Capashen
9. (tie) Rakavolver

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