I recently added Black Vise to the beta version of MTG Forge and people seem to really love that card. That got me thinking about other cards that people would really love to use. I don’t know the answer so you have to leave a comment but I’ll make an educated guess about some other great cards. Since MTG Forge lets you play against the computer, you can use unfair, one-sided cards like Black Vise without making your opponent mad.
Probably most of Magic’s most memorable cards like Ancestral Recall and Lightning Bolt are from the earlier sets. Alpha had many super powerful cards. I was thinking that Land Tax is probably as famous as Black Vise. You can thoroughly abuse Land Tax and almost use it as a win condition.
Winter Orb is a very nasty card also. Orb would definitely hurt any opponent. Mana Flare is a great, fun, build-around-me card that at least doesn’t annoy your opponent. Berserk is an odd green instant that can be used as a pump spell or removal, since the creature is destroyed. I remember the computer using Berserk as a removal spell and it surprised me.
Necropotence is a very powerful black enchantment that lets you a draw card while reducing your life points. And Skullclamp was good enough to get banned, I guess drawing 2 cards every time you sacrificed a 1/1 creature was too good. White probably has the most well-known cards in all of Magic, Wrath of God and Serra Angel.
What others cards are as iconic and powerful as Black Vise?