Countdown til Christmas: Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018 (#6)
Cardmarket's top 10 most sold Magic: The Gathering cards of 2018 - with a Christmas twist! These cards topped our charts from 1 January to 30 November 2018 and we can't wait to share them. Here's our 6th most popular card!
If in pursuit of your destination, you plunge ahead, heedless of obstacles, and achieve nothing more than to sink in a swamp… What's the use of knowing true North?
The Insane Year of the Swamp
Let's look at the Standard "Decks to Beat" throughout 2018:
- B/U Scarab God
- R/B Aggro
|20Lands||14Creatures||26Instants and Sorceries|
|4Cinder Barrens||4Electrostatic Field||4Lightning Strike|
|4Dragonskull Summit||2Fanatical Firebrand||4Risk Factor|
|3Swamp||4Viashino Pyromancer||4Wizard's Lightning|
|BR Aggro by FMira, 1st in MTGO Competitive Standard League|
- Golgari Midrange
In Standard, at the very least, it has been the Year of the Swamp.
Black has taken a subtle yet perceptible shift in the color pie, being the color that does it all albeit in an above-average fashion: Do you need to kill a creature? How about a pesky planeswalker? Do you need to deal with a card in your opponent's hand? Do you need to maximize your board presence? Are you playing aggressive or defensive? Either way, black has you covered and is now a staple for any midrange strategy. Black may just overthrow blue as the best color in Magic: The Gathering. Plus, it's the best land art in Unstable in my opinion. No wonder it's the #6 card of 2018.
Opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not necessarily Cardmarket.
Check out Swamp, Unstable and help it top the charts next year too, if you'd like!
COUNTDOWN TIL CHRISTMAS
Top 10 Magic Cards of 2018
Cardmarket's special Countdown til Christmas will be back on Monday (17 Dec) with only five cards to go! Excited yet?