Last updated on March 1, 2022
The Big Idea | Illustration by Bram Sels
Being a content writer can be tough, especially when you’re tasked with formulating long editorials or technical deck guides. But nothing is harder than making a meme compilation.
Memes are incredibly important to the sense of community for a game or IP, and Magic is no exception. So today I’ve broken my back to come to you with a long listicle of the best memes I could find for your viewing pleasure. I hope you enjoy.
Let’s get to the good part!
The first meme category of the day is Commander memes, which as the name implies is a lot of Commander-specific jokes and memes. Commander being not only an incredibly popular but also casual format makes it a popular meme-target, which is why I’m putting it first.
I have personally been one of the people in this meme, though it was my friend’s $50 budget list up against a deck worth far more than my car.
Knowing you have no way to really win other than your 3/1 flying Vendilion Clique can be a scary thought.
Even worse when you’re double sleeving and know you’ll have to redo some cards multiple times to get the sleeve to fit perfectly.
I know the consequences of my actions, and I don’t care.
For some players this can be read as “spends $300 on Magic card.”
Commander is the only format where I can take a 15-damage swing and not worry about it whatsoever.
MTG Arena Memes
This part is dedicated entirely to memes revolving around MTGA. Arena certainly has a large community behind it that loves to poke fun at the often glitchy and pay-to-win client. There’s a near infinite number of things you could make jokes about but I’ll try to keep it down for now.
“Free to play,” by the way.
Oh boy, I sure hope this deck that took the last three months of wildcards is good enough!
Those 12 dual lands aren’t going to craft themselves!
When you work at Draftsim.
The Obama Feels Good Man meme is a little tacky and dated but I think that’s why I like it.
Modern’s player base seems to be much more die hard and anti-fun than that of EDH, but there are still plenty of good memes to go around!
It’s going to take more than one grocery bill saved to buy a mana base nowadays…
Haters will say burn takes no skill.
The cards are just cooler, what can I say?
Building a terrible deck is just a part of playing EDH. Maybe one of the best parts.
This last part is a compilation of memes that just don’t fit into the categories above but are still funny or whacky enough for me to include them. There’s no theme or reasoning behind any of them, I just think they’re funny and low quality enough to earn recognition.
I too await the day that Vintage Masters packs sell for $6.99.
No better feeling then when your opponent yields through your entire turn.
As the only person in my playgroup with two mono-blue decks, this one is my favorite so far.
Never. It never did.
The capitalist machine must never stop churning.
“Go to five.”
If you haven’t rare drafted, you haven’t drafted.
“Do yOU pAy ThE oNE?”
That free year of Disney+ from Verizon ended up costing me way too much.
GO TO JAIL | Illustration by Marco Teixeira
There’s your dose of MTG memes! I hope it scratched the itch you had when you came looking for them. I really like very trashy low-effort memes so I’m sorry if that influenced my collection here too much for you.
What are your favorite memes from this listicle? Were these too cringy or not what you were looking for? Let me know down below or over in our official Draftsim Discord.
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