The best colorless cards in MTG include colorless creatures, Artifacts, Equipment, and all manner of colorless spells. Read on below and discover the best cards for colorless decks!
This first card on our list is a Rare Artifact with a casting cost of three mana. When it is on the board you may tap it to add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
This card works like utility lands and deserves a place in all colorless decks, thanks to being a mana source that’s good for any color you may need.
Karn, Scion Urza
Karn, the Scion of Urza is a big bad legendary Planeswalker of Mythic Rare status and a casting price of four mana. He is one of the only colorless Planeswalkers and comes into play with more loyalty counters than his mana cost.
The card costs four mana to cast and has five loyalty counters when it hits the board.
The Planeswalker’s abilities include:
- Pay +1 loyalty counter and reveal the top 2 cards of your deck and let an opponent choose one. The chosen card goes into your hand, the other gets exiled with a silver counter on it.
- Pay -1 loyalty counters and put a card from exile with a silver counter on it into your hand.
- Create a colorless Construct creature that is an artifact, it gets a +1/+1 for each artifact you have on the board.
Type: Legendary Planeswalker
The third card on our list is both an excellent blocker and attacker as well as a colorless mana source.
If you’re building an all-around colorless deck, you want plenty of colorless creatures from the Eldrazi tribe in it – without question. Throw in a Palladium Myr and Aeons torn and your deck will crush the opponents into dust!
The card advantage? You may tap this card to add 2 mana to your pool for the time. In addition, the Channeler has 4 power for attacking and 4 toughness for blocking.
Conduit of Ruin
The second Eldrazi on our list is another big one, the 5/5 colorless artifact creature, Conduit of Ruin. Few creatures that lack specific colored mana are as powerful as this Eldrazi.
When you pay six mana and cast this card, you get to search through your deck for a colorless monster card with a CMC of 7 or more. Reveal the card, shuffle your duck, and place the chosen card on top.
Also, each turn, the first monster spell you cast costs 2 generic mana less.
Ring of Xathrid
The first piece of Artifact Equipment on our list of the best Magic spells that price colorless mana to cast is the Ring of Xathrid.
The card isn’t for dealing damage directly, but it does help keep creatures the opponent controls at bay by regenerating equipped creatures.
Further, if the equipped card is a black one, it gains +1/+1 counters at the beginning of each of your upkeeps.
The price to attach the equipment to a monster is one colorless mana.
The second Artifact Equipment card on our list is the Whispersilk Cloak, a must-have Uncommon card for any colorless deck.
When it is attached to a creature, said monster is unblockable. Also, the creature has a shroud as well.
The cost to attach this equipment to any card you control is 2 colorless mana.
Door to Nothingness
The Door to Nothingness is an amazing addition to any colorless deck with enough mana to pull off the Artifact’s main ability. That said, it enters the battlefield tapped.
As a major bonus: for two mana of all five colors, you may tap the Door to Nothingness and then sacrifice it. If you do, a target player automatically loses the game.
Do you want to talk about some of the top colorless cards? Forget Burnished Hart, Blightsteel Colossus, and Aetherflux Reservoir… Door to Nothingness is a promised end to any game and format in Magic the Gathering
The Gilded Lotus is one of the most iconic colorless mana sources in MTG history. It doesn’t get any more self-explanatory than this one: tap the card for three mana of any one color.
In a colorless deck filled with artifacts, spells, and other colorless and randomly mixed-color card types, cards with services like Gilded Lotus are shining stars.
Plus, for the ability, the price of five colorless mana might as well be free. In a colorless deck, this card is worth more than most permanents.
For cards like Platinum Angel, and color-specific Artifacts, the Gilded Lotus enables you to cast them regardless of the color.
The Prism Ring is an Uncommon Artifact worth adding to colorless commander decks, standard decks, and casual decks thanks to its serious card advantage.
This is another prime example of how many Artifacts are worth far more than permanents, especially due to paying such little costs for them.
In Commander format this card is legendary. When it enters the battlefield, you choose a color and when you cast spells of the chosen color you get to gain 1 life point each time.
The Mind Stone is another incredible Artifact that produces colorless mana. Tap the card to add one mana to your pool for the turn.
In addition, you may pay 1 colorless mana and sacrifice the Mind Stone in order to draw another card.
Building a powerhouse colorless deck like the world of Wizards has never seen? Add this colorless card to your deck, along with a few other classics like Solemn Simulacrum, Ceaseless Hunger, and Ancient Tomb.
When it comes to colorless cards that create colorless mana, this ring is an excellent addition to your colorless card collection. It’s nothing fancy, but it does work as a dual mana source.
It isn’t the Great Creator or Aeons Torn, but it is among the top Artifacts to add to your deck of colorless creatures cards.
This Artifact is worth two permanents or more.
The Mana Vault is a Mythic Rare Artifact card that has a pretty amazing first and second ability. If you play colorless decks a lot, it’s definitely worth keeping in your main deck.
At the beginning of your upkeep, you get to pay four mana and untap this card.
If the card is tapped during your draw step, it deals 1 damage to you. You may also tap it at any time to add three colorless mana.
Sure, it would be cool if you could tap to deal three damage, but in most decks with colorless cards, this card advantage is much better than dealing damage anyhow!
Rarity: Mythic Rare
Gonti’s Aether Heart
Speaking of cards worthy of being on the battlefield alongside the command tower, under a colorless or colored commander alike, this Mythic Rare Legendary Artifact takes definitely deserves your consideration.
When the card enters the field, you get two energy counters. Every time another Artifact enters the field, you gain an additional two counters.
Pay 8 counters and exile this card then take an extra turn after the one you are currently on. This card may help you keep your Command zone extra secure.
Type: Legendary Artifact
Rarity: Mythic Rare
Ring of Kalonia
The Ring of Kalonia is an Uncommon Artifact Equipment that gives an enchanted creature Trample, and It is one of the best cards for colorless commanders. If it is attached to a green creature, you get to put +1/+1 counters on the card each time it’s your upkeep.
That said, it works wonders on a colorless Commander deck because colorless is technically a color in MTG.
Pay 1 colorless mana to equip the card to any creature you control on the board.
The Myr Retriever is a colorless creature that is more than worthy of being in your colorless decks as well as your colored decks if they are Artifact heavy.
When this Myr dies, it sends another Myr back to the game board from the graveyard. Otherwise, it would be just another affordable 1/1 colorless peon.
Toss an Infinite Gyre, Spirit Dragon, and Mystic forge into your deck with this card, if you can afford the mana cost.
Type: Artifact Creature
These boots are another Uncommon Artifact Equipment with a low mana price that comes in handy in both colorless and colored decks.
This equipment is another card that’s really great for colorless commanders. Haste is always great, but Shroud is where it’s really at.
Not only does this artifact grant protection from spells and abilities, but it is also free to attach.
The Endless One is a Rare Eldrazi with a casting price of X colorless mana, and if it isn’t found among your best colorless cards… well, you’re no colorless collector!
The Endless One comes onto the table with X +1/+1 counters on it.
In a colorless deck with tons of mana sources, playing this card in the late game is a sure sign that when the dust settles it’s game-set-match.
Swiftfoot Boots are as classic an Artifact Equipment card with a low mana cost as there is. Once equipped, the attache gains Haste and Hexproof.
The cost to attach this equipment to another card is 1 mana.
For Commander decks, the spell is amazing, as it grants your Commander protection from spells and abilities.
The Myr Battlesphere is a very unique Myr Construct Artifact creature… if you have heard of them, you either love them(because you have some) or you fear them(because you don’t have any!).
When the Myr Battlesphere enters the field, it grants you 4 1/1 colorless Myr artifact creature tokens onto the field.
When the card attacks, you get to tap X untapped Myr you control and the card gains +X to its power and deals X damage to the defending player as well.
Type: Artifact Creature
Artisan of Kozilek
The ARtisan of Kozilek is one of the most beloved Eldrazi creatures of them all, it is power super-tough and incredibly destructive.
Perhaps the best ability of this card is that it allows you to return another one of your creatures from the graveyard to the table.
The 10 power and 9 toughness make it one of the best non-leader monsters to use in decks for the Commander format.
For the opponent, the game becomes barely playable once Artisan of Kozilek hits the field.
The Myr Galvanizer is an Uncommon Myr Artifact attacker and blocker that grants other Myr creatures +1/+1 buffs. It also allows you to untap your Myr creatures by
If used in combination with a card like Myr Battlespehere, and other Myr cards on this list, you’ll grind other players into the dust.
Who knew Artifacts could be so strong? Well, besides the Wizards creators at Magic the Gathering?