Now that we have the complete preview of Core Set 2020, it is time to look at the top reprints that are likely to have the most impact on standard. On Monday, I will look at the top new cards from the set.

First, I wanted to look back at Core Set 2019 and its impact on standard. This past weekend, Mythic Championship III was played. Of the sixty-eight decks played, only fourteen cards from Core Set 2019 found a place in these decks. The cards most played were Duress, Llanawar Elves, Shock, Lightning Strike, and Nexus of Fate.

Other cards did see play, but mostly were part of sideboards. As we look at the best reprints from Core Set 2020, it is important to keep in mind that we may not see many cards from the set getting a lot of standard play.

Here are my top reprints from Core Set 2020.

Honorable Mentions

Disenchant goes back to the beginning of Magic and has been a key removal card in white for artifacts and enchantments. With enchantments like Oath of Kaya and Conclave Tribunal played in many decks, Disenchant will have a place in standard.

Plummet destroys a creature with flying. Green does not have many answers for flyers, so I expect plummet to continue seeing play in sideboards.

Top 10 Reprints

10. Thrashing Brontodon sees play in green deck sideboards as an effective blocker against aggro decks and its ability to destroy an enchantment is a desirable ability.

9. Negate’s ability to counter a noncreature spell has been a staple card in control decks for a long time. I do not expect that to change as we move forward.

8. God’s Will gives you the ability to give a creature protection from a color of your choice. With all of the planeswalkers that target creatures and the abundance of removal, God’s Will is a good play in any white deck.

7. Disfigure gives a target creature -2/-2. This makes killing most of the low cost creatures in standard easily removable.

6. Leyline of Sanctity sees regular play in Modern. Having access to a card that gives you hexproof is a powerful ability. It is the perfect answer for decks with direct damage and target you with board wipes. I expect it to find a home in many sideboards.

5. Leyline of the Void is one of the top graveyard hate cards in Magic’s history. With Leyline of the Void in play, your opponent’s cards that would go into the graveyard go into exile instead. This will see sideboard play and maybe main deck play if graveyard matters decks remain a strong strategy. The London Mulligan will make Leyline of Sanctity and Leyline of the Void more likely to enter play before the game begins. I think this will make them more playable in standard.

4. Duress has been a staple black card for a long time. Getting to send a noncreature card from your opponents hand to the graveyard has good value in a format dominated by planeswalkers.

3. Shock does two damage to anything. It sees play in almost every red deck in standard and I do not expect that to change.

2. Grafdigger’s Cage prevents your opponent from playing creature cards from a graveyard or library. This makes cards like Command the Dreadhorde less valuable in standard. Its second ability prevents your opponent from casting spells from graveyards or the library. This prevents cards with jumpstart from being used a second time and enchantments like Experimental Frenzy from having an impact on the game.

1. The number one reprints from Core Set 2020 are the Temple dual lands from The Theros block. Each of these lands is in enemy colors. They do enter the battlefield tapped, but they allow you scry one when the land enters the battlefield. This ability allows you to filter your deck for land or other cards you need. I expect these lands to be the most played cards from Core Set 2020.

Next week, I will give you my Top 10 new cards from Core Set 2020.

Until next time, good luck finding your win condition.