Quick Questions #3: What is the best common in Battle for Zendikar Draft, and why is it Blisterpod?

Posted in GRAND PRIX SYDNEY 2015 on October 11, 2015

By Ray “blisterguy” Walkinshaw

What is the best common in Battle for Zendikar Draft, and why is it Blisterpod?

Sometimes opinions can be divided on the best common or uncommon card in any given format, but not for Battle for Zendikar, this time it's absolutely obvious. I asked some of the best players here this weekend why they felt Blisterpod is hands down the best card ever printed.


Zen Takahashi: Because Black-Green sacrifice is the best deck, according to Jason Chung, even though he's only drafted it once. The best common is probably Eldrazi Skyspawner, though.



Paul Jackson: Outnumber is second only to Blisterpod. Outnumber is so good because it allows you to be the first person to play more than 1 spell a turn as early as turn 3. It gives you so much tempo.



Chester Swords: Complete Disregard.
(Editor: to my question? Or the card?)
Chester: Both.



Maitland Cameron: Incorrect! It's Outnumber.



Sam Loy: The best common is Clutch of Currents.



Kelvin Chew: Because... it's actually Eldrazi Skyspawner?