There were plenty of missteps in early Magic history, but there were also tons of innovative designs. From Phyrexian Dreadnought to Cadaverous Bloom, these cards expanded Magic's design space and inspired players to explore new interactions. Lion's Eye Diamond found a place in Legacy, but there are many more Mirage cards that deserve your consideration in Commander.

Honorable Mentions
Withering Boon
Final Fortune
Polymorph
Quirion Elves
Ventifact Bottle
Forsaken Wastes
Chaosphere
Shauku, Endbringer
Hakim, Loreweaver
Zuberi, Golden Feather

#20 through #11
#20: Waiting in the Weeds
#19: Circle of Despair
#18: Sacred Mesa
#17: Lure of Prey
#16: Early Harvest
#15: Jabari's Influence
#14: Harbinger of Night
#13: Shimmer
#12: Purgatory
#11: Preferred Selection

#10: Celestial Dawn

#9: Cursed Totem

#8: Tombstone Stairwell

#7: Unfulfilled Desires

#6: Reparations

#5: Mangara's Tome

#4: Hall of Gemstone

#3: Zirilan of the Claw

#2: Natural Balance

#1: The Bant Tutor Cycle


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