The “best” Magic: The Gathering set is subjective and depends on personal preferences and playstyle. However, some sets are widely considered to be among the best, either for their impact on the game, the strength of their cards, or their popularity among players. Here are some of the most commonly mentioned sets:
Alpha/Beta: The first two sets of Magic: The Gathering, released in 1993, are considered classics and include many of the game’s most iconic and powerful cards.
Ravnica: City of Guilds: This set, released in 2005, is widely considered one of the best in the game’s history, with a strong storyline, innovative mechanics, and powerful cards.
Innistrad: This set, released in 2011, is widely regarded as one of the best-designed sets in Magic’s history, with a horror-themed storyline, powerful cards, and innovative mechanics.
Return to Ravnica: This set, released in 2012, returned to the popular Ravnica setting and was well-received by players for its strong storyline, powerful cards, and balanced mechanics.
Theros: Beyond Death: This set, released in 2020, is a fan-favorite for its Greek mythology-themed storyline, powerful cards, and innovative mechanics.
Phyrexia: All Will Be One: The latest set released has had incredible early sales #’s and appears to be fairly popular already, foils that are of a quality one would normally expect, and again powerful cards with unique mechanics and combos. It is still early for this One so lets see if it stays on here as honorable mention, gets thrown off, or solidifies its position on the list in our next MJ rankings.
Ultimately, the “best” set will vary from player to player, and the sets listed above are just a few of the many that have been well-received by the Magic: The Gathering community. Which MTG set do you think is the best? Feel free to share your opinions on one of our social media platforms.
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