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Core Set 2021: Top 10 Standard Cards


Core Set 2021 is here! The full spoiler is out and cards release in digital form on Magic Arena and Magic Online this week. As such, it's time to discuss which cards from the set will make waves in various constructed formats. Over the next few days we'll cover everything from Pioneer, to Modern, to Commander and Historic, but first up is Standard! Which Core Set 2021 cards will shake up the format? Seth and Crim count down their top ten! Then after the video make sure to let us know in the comments which Core Set 2021 cards you're most hyped to play in Standard!

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Core Set 2021: Top 10 Standard Cards

The Lists

Note: since Core Set 2021 has a lot of reprints, we made a special rule for our top ten lists this time around. If a reprinted card is new to a format we could include it on our lists, but if the reprinted card was already legal in the format it was excluded from the countdown. For example, this means that Ugin, the Spirit Dragon would be eligible for our Standard top ten lists because it wasn't legal in Standard before Core Set 2021, but Ugin, the Spirit Dragon couldn't be included in our Modern Top 10 lists since it was legal in Modern pre-Core Set 2021.

Core Set 2021: Top 10 Standard Cards
  Seth's List Crim's List Combined List
#10 Chandra's Incinerator Chandra, Heart of Fire Garruk's Harbinger
#9 Sparkhunter Masticore Garruk's Harbinger Demonic Embrace
#8 Conclave Mentor Scavenging Ooze Azusa, Lost but Seeking
#7 Demonic Embrace Azusa, Lost but Seeking Sparkhunter Masticore
#6 Radha, Heart of Keld Basri's Lieutenant Radha, Heart of Keld
#5 Basri's Lieutenant Sparkhunter Masticore Scavenging Ooze
#4 Barrin, Tolarian Archmage Radha, Heart of Keld Basri's Lieutenant
#3 Scavenging Ooze Barrin, Tolarian Archmage Barrin, Tolarian Archmage
#2 Teferi, Master of Time Ugin, the Spirit Dragon Teferi, Master of Time
#1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon Teferi, Master of Time Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

 


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