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Friday Top Five: Cards you want in your opening hand 7/15/16

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I shamelessly borrowed this question from the Masters of Modern podcast.  Thought it would make a good topic for Friday Top Five:  Top five cards you want to see in your opening hand.  

Format and play style of your choice.  

My 5:

5.) Fetchland

4.) Leyline of Sanctity

3.) Delver of Secrets

2.) Dismember

1.) Lightning Bolt 

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Wow, this is a tricky question for casual/EDH

1. Wrath of God (or similar). I love to have a Kill Switch on hand, and it allows me to allow my opponents to overextend. 

2. Combo Piece - If I am playing a combo deck, I want to have at least one piece in my hand

3. Cultivate/Sakura-Tribe Elder - I want my cheap ramp spells, depending on the deck. 

4. Brainstorm/Ponder - I want to be able to set up future draws, and dig down to the important pieces I'm looking for.

5. Darksteel Ingot - In my meta, this card is so important... protects from Jokulhaups, Balance, and Armageddon, and it ramps from 3 to 5. 

6. Swords to Plowshares - or a similar cheap unconditional removal spell. 

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EDH: 

1. A wincon.

2. 2-3 pieces of ramp/card advantage.

3. A nice, solid manabase

4. Threats.

5. Protection for key parts of my gameplan (Guttural Response, Swiftfoot Boots, etc.

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23 minutes ago, Abaddon said:

1. Land

2. Serum visions

3. Mana  leak

4.Vexing devil

5.Lightning bolt

Might want to be more specific about land. What if you have 3 Maze of Ith's to open up with :D

 

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31 minutes ago, MTGZuby said:

Modern

1. Fetchland #1

2. Delver of Secrets

3. Fetchland #2

4. Serum Visions

5. Mana Leak

Found the asshole/blue player ;)

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Seems like Thoughtseize is a popular choice, too.  Surprised nobody picked it in this thread yet.

 

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On 7/15/2016 at 11:52 AM, JesGolbez said:

Might want to be more specific about land. What if you have 3 Maze of Ith's to open up with :D

 

I was trying to be funny but sarcasm is tough via text :lol:

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23 hours ago, BlutEntropy said:

Lotus, show and tell, omniscience, Emrakul, force of will/storm crow.

Storm crow is the key here

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15 hours ago, rainman said:

All hail the crow!

I'm more of a Vizzerdrix sort of guy or Scornful Egotist.

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3 hours ago, MTGZuby said:

I'm more of a Vizzerdrix sort of guy or Scornful Egotist.

Scornful Egotist works great with the new Emerge cards! 

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