Looking at the top decks in Standard at the moment, there could hardly be any doubt that planeswalkers played a central role in the format. But which planeswalkers are actually the best? We asked a few of the more notable players in attendance at Grand Prix Manchester for their Top 3 …
Patrick Dickmann, Pro Tour Oath of the Gatewatch semifinalist: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar in first place, that's for sure. Then either Chandra, Flamecaller or Nissa, Voice of Zendikar. Chandra is more powerful in general but has utility for fewer decks.
Christoffer Larsen, three-time Grand Prix Top 8 competitor: Nissa, Voice of Zendikar, Gideon, Ally of Zendikar, and Nahiri, the Harbinger. Gideon is in first place if you're on the play, Nissa is better on the draw.
Craig Jones, finalist at Pro Tour Honolulu 2006: Even if Jace, Telepath Unbound did count, none of the Jaces are actually good right now. Arlinn Kord never took off and Nahiri, the Harbinger is better in Modern. For Standard, it's Gideon, Nissa, and Chandra, in that order.