Skip to main content

7 Best Cards in Lost Caverns of Ixalan

Dinosaurs are back! Let's break down the strongest Magic cards in the new set Lost Caverns of Ixalan

The Lost Caverns of Ixalan is the last standard expansion of the year and it’s coming tomorrow, November 17. If you’re wondering which card you should be searching for once packs are available, here are the most competitive viable cards in the expansion.

Gishath, Sun’s Avatar

Gishath Sun's Avatar card

This reprint is of a Dinosaur Legendary that can lead the Commander strategy and invites for other ways to build on this playstyle. This is a great opportunity to pull this Legendary Dinosaur to help lead your pack.

Cavern of Souls

Cavern of Souls reprint

This card enables you to cast spells without being countered. This is a unique ability in the Magic card game so it’s often a very pricey card. This reprint should make it a bit more affordable for players.

Chimil, the Inner Sun

Chilmil The Inner Sun artifact

This chaotic card can really disrupt gameplay with its Mythic spell. It has a new mechanic called “discover,” which lets you exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card with a certain mana value. Since it’s at the beginning of your end step, it’s sure to cause a scene.

Get Lost

Get Lost instant card

This card is great for decks with fewer cards that are focused on formats where Sheoldred, the Apocalypse are used quite often. It gifts the opponent two Map tokens after you destroy a target Creature, Enchantment, or Planeswalker. This makes it the perfect way to deal with immediate threats.

Bloodletter of Aclazotz

Bloodletter of Aclazatz creature

The always-present Commander playstyle will benefit from this Vampire Demon. Force your opponents to lose twice the number of life you lost during your turn, a punishing ability that can turn the tide of the match. This card is great for decks that focus on draining life total.

Ghalta, Stampede Tyrant

Ghalta Stampede Tyrant legendary creature

Whenever this card enters the battlefield, put any number of Creature cards from your hand onto the battlefield. This is insane, allowing you to immediately oppress opponents with a full battlefield and turn the tides of any match.

Ojer Taq, Deepest Foundation

Ojer Taq Deepest Foundation creature

This is the first Magic card ever to have a passive ability that triples the number of tokens created. It reads: “If one or more creature tokens would be created under your control, three times that many of those tokens are created instead.” It has a high cost but a big payoff, making it one of the most desirable cards in the set.