My Top 5: Colors of Magic

First the legal disclaimer: This is personal opinions, not rock solid facts.

So now that you skipped the legal texts (as you always do) lets get down to the list.

Number 5.


When I hear the words “Blue Deck” I immediately thinks of slow, grindy and long games. Blue seems to be the color to be in if you like the words “control”, “slow”, “counterspells” and “bounce”.

When I hear those words I loose interest inn the discussion. For me, to counter a spell is to stop someone form playing Magic. And that just seems wrong. I hate to be there, sitting, still playing when the judge calls “Time!”, and every time it has happened, I have had a blue deck in front of me. Even tho I hate blue the most, I have played with blue cards. In U/R Painter. But that deck is awesome, so I dosent count! And dare I say that Jace has been overused everywhere?

Number 4.


Green is the color im most split on. One one side we have the manafixing you have access to, especially if you play 3+ colored EDH (Commander) decks. That can lead to more fair games and more magic overall. Then on the other side we have the ramping possibilities. Those can lead to some really unfair games. Still its spot on the list is clear. Some of the green cards I hate the most are Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Genesis Wave. Asceticism and Plow Under sucks too.

Number 3.


Somehow I tend to like the evil side in conflicts (Go Nicol! Go!) and so I like the theme of black. And the environments they tend to hang in. Shadows. Creepy Taverns (looking at you Tavern Swindler!) and sewers. Black also seems to have a lot of sweet cards. Cards with synergies like Corpse Crawler and again Tavern Swindler. Of course there are boring cards in black that you don’t really want to see in EDH games like, Exsanguinate for one. Its not gonna be in my new black EDH deck. I Promise! Have I mentioned Tavern Swindler? 

Number 2.


By now its clear that red is my favorite. And even tho I love to spew damage everywhere and attack everyone with everything every round, I do love the sense of justice that comes with the white color. Knights, Honor and Warriors. Codexes, Defense and high toughness. I guess what draws me in the most is the high quality removal white has access to. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile and Chained to the Rock. Second to that I guess it is the fact that White Weenie exists, and works. And one last thing, white rocks some of the most beautiful basic land art ever.

Number 1.


Aggressive. Aggro. Creatures. Haste. Burn. Those are my kind of word in Magic. Thats the kind of games I like to play. Thats why I play Burn and Goblins in Legacy. The feeling of doing three points of damage already on turn one fills me with joy. Goblin Guide, Goblin Warchief and Krenko, Mob Boss are some of the most wonderful boys in there. And in EDH (Commander) red brings the random and the chaos. Spat upon by many, but not by me. Like the expensive weird red spells like Warp World and Goblin Game. Insurrection and Scrambleverse. And my personal favorite (sadly banned in EDH), Worldfire. Once upon a time there was also a very flavorful all out war between blue and red. With cards like Blur Elemental Blast and Red Elemental Blast. Some days I wish those times could come again.

Now how do you rank the colors? What is your favorite?

Over and Out


Leave a comment


  1. Go blue!


  2. Grim Lavamancer

     /  October 2, 2014

    Personally I enjoy the active playstyle of red. While blue and white reacts, red acts as Mark Rosewater so often says. I also very much like the do or die, put everything on a long shot cards such as Final Fortune, betting everything on a death or glory longshot.

    My least favourite colour is without a doubt white. Bloody fascists…

    Liked by 1 person

    • psykopatmullvad

       /  October 2, 2014

      Do or die! Thats a formulation I could have used!
      Thank you for your input!



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