Tenth Edition is the final core set that contains solely reprinted cards, so it's a great way for us to get into the flashback draft mindset. It's also fantastic practice for the reprint-only Eternal Masters draft format.

There isn't much synergy in Tenth Edition, so there are no specific cards important to any strategy, and you can build decks of any color combination. The format is defined entirely on the fundamentals: card advantage is king, combat tricks rule the red zone, creature removal is critical, and creatures with evasion are premium. In a world like this, filling your deck with the highest-quality individual cards is a winning strategy, so it's important to identify which cards stand above the rest.

When Tenth Edition was released, TCGplayer had a Draft Simulator that you could use to simulate a mock Tenth Edition draft, and while it's no longer available, some data from it is, specifically the top cards drafted. While it's not backed by play data, this provides us some quick and useful insight into the cards you want to be picking in your Tenth Edition drafts. Here are the top commons in each color, along with the top uncommons and rares. While in sequential order, I wouldn't adhere too closely to the pick order, but I would instead read this as a guide to the cards you want to be picking if you are in a specific color, and to help you determine what colors you might want to get into.

WHITE

Commons:

Pacifism
Aven Cloudchaser
Heart of Light
Skyhunter Patrol
Wild Griffin
Loxodon Mystic
Skyhunter Prowler
Benalish Knight
Youthful Knight

Uncommons/Rares:

Wrath of God
Serra Angel
Mobilization
Windborn Muse
Cho-Manno, Revolutionary
Ballista Squad
Reya Dawnbringer
Angel of Mercy
Hail of Arrows

BLUE

Commons:

Aven Windreader
Aven Fisher
Snapping Drake
Cloud Elemental
Merfolk Looter
Sift
Boomerang
Cancel
Counsel of the Soratami
Unsummon

Uncommons/Rares:

Mahamoti Djinn
Arcanis the Omnipotent
Persuasion
Air Elemental
Ambassador Laquatus
Thieving Magpie
Puppeteer

BLACK

Commons:

Terror
Essence Drain
Dusk Imp
Assassinate
Phyrexian Rager
Vampire Bats
Gravedigger
Afflict
Severed Legion
Ravenous Rats

Uncommons/Rares:

Sengir Vampire
Royal Assassin
Hypnotic Specter
Graveborn Muse
Nekrataal
Lord of the Pit
Mortivore
Consume Spirit
Nightmare

RED

Commons:

Incinerate
Shock
Spitting Earth
Prodigal Pyromancer
Fists of the Anvil
Bogardan Firefiend
Bloodrock Cyclops
Hill Giant
Goblin Piker
Viashino Runner

Uncommons/Rares:

Shivan Hellkite
Shivan Dragon
Kamahl, Pit Figher
Beacon of Destruction
Siege-Gang Commander
Dragon Roost
Blaze
Bloodfire Colossus
Flowstone Slide

GREEN

Commons:

Civic Wayfinder
Spined Wurm
Giant Growth
Rampant Growth
Giant Spider
Canopy Spider
Llanowar Elves
Kavu Climber
Craw Wurm
Stalking Tiger

Uncommons/Rares:

Verdant Force
Overrun
Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer
Rhox
Avatar of Might
Hurricane
Birds of Paradise
Might of Oaks
Mirri, Cat Warrior
Sylvan Basilisk

Have any questions? Ask in the comments!