So I was thinking about a perfect Magic hand; i.e. one that will win the game no matter what the opponent has.
Assume you go first and draw the following eight cards:0 Mox Jet
(taps for black mana (B)) or 0 Mox Sapphire
(taps for blue mana (U))0 Mox (any)0 (any artifact)0 Mana Crypt
(taps for 2 mana)1 Mana Cylix
(1, tap: any color mana)
2 x U1 Hurkyl's Recall
- Return all artifacts owned by target player to owner's hand.BB2 Tendrils of Agony
- Target player loses 2 life and you gain 2 life. Storm (copy for each previous spell).
1. Cast free artifacts. Cast Cyclix. Cast Hurkyl's Recall. Keep B in mana pool.
2. Repeat 1.
3. Cast free artifacts. Cast Cyclix. Cast Tendrils of Agony.
17 spells have been played before Tendrils of Agony. Opponent loses 36 life. Gain 36 life.
This is first turn death unless the opponent can counter a spell without permanents (Here's at least one card which will do this: Force of Will
If you have a Lotus / more moxes, you can do more damage, by casting Aluren
, bounce Cavern Harpy
for infinite spells, and then use the Tendrils. Takes out any number of players.