MTG – Top 30 Elementals
Taking a look at the best elemental cards ever printed in MTG.
Let’s take a look at the best elementals ever printed! There have been over 200 elementals printed and here are the best! Now, there are two in particular that aren’t making this list. The two I’m talking about are Nova Chaser and Supreme Exemplar. Both require you to champion an elemental. This list is more for cards that are good on their own and not dependent on being in a elemental deck. Horde Of Notionsis the only card that would be in an elemental only deck that appears on this list. With out further delay, the top thirty elementals of all time!
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This card is great at accelerating your mana. What makes it really good is that it isn’t a one time only thing. This can be used again and again. A card that can go in most any red deck.
This card is actually very good. It could’ve been in the top ten, but upon closer examination came in at the bottom of the list. Although preventing your opponent from gaining life is great, you actually have to hit them with this card first. If you get this in play early in the game it may be possible, but otherwise this is just a 2/2 with whither. Also, not every deck focuses on gaining life, so this card is by no means useful 100% of the time. Still, it isn’t bad either.
This card can get pretty big… but it doesn’t have any offensive abilities like trample or flying. Also, the discard ability that it has isn’t very good. By the time you have six mana, your opponent is likely to have dumped out most of their hand. For six mana I would much rather cast other creature spells. However, having a 4/4 that can grow much larger can be good. If you set it up right, this card can do wonders.
The worst of the elemental incarnations, Purity comes in at number twenty-seven. By no means a bad card, it is much more specific than the other elemental incarnations. The only spells that usually deal damage to your life are red spells. As a result, Purity is really only working at its best when facing a red deck. However, it is a good way to keep yourself from being milled. Just keep casting it then using Animal Boneyard to sacrifice it. You’ll also get six life a turn which is nothing to laugh at.