EDH Ramp: What You Need to Know

This article will tell you everything you need to know about ramp in EDH and the best ramp cards. I’ll try to update it with new cards as they come out.

(This is not a complete list of ramp cards, just most of the better ones categorized for your use)

Menu:
Sorcery/Instant
Artifact
Creature
Enchantment
Ritual
Planeswalker
Land Drop Enabler
Untap Land Effects
Land Ramp

Introduction:

What is ramp? The term probably harks back from one of the most classic ramp cards in the game:

rampant-growth

So many decks in EDH ramp; whether it be by spells like Rampant Growth or through artifacts, creatures or enchantments. Even instants and planeswalkers can help us ramp!

The main idea of ramp is simple: we are trying to invest mana into spells/abilities that let us generate more mana in future turns. If we have more mana than our opponents we might be able to capitalize and cast more spells.

I’m going to break down into rough groupings per section (there’s always grey area when grading how ‘good’ cards are) all the major ramp effects in the format. This will be a good checklist for whenever you are building a deck and need to know what options you have.

Sorcery/Instant Based Ramp:

Hyper Efficient:

Pretty Solid:

Large Scale Ramp:

Artifact Based Ramp:

Hyper Efficient:

Pretty Solid:

Large Scale:

Creature Based Ramp:

1 Drop Mana Creatures:

Other Elf Tribal:

Midrange Ramp Creatures:

Large Scale Ramp Creatures:

Enchantments:

Effective and Cheap:

Midrange:

Large Scale:

Rituals:

Short and Sweet:

Artifact Based:

Midrange:

Counterspells:

Planeswalkers:

Land Drop Enablers:

Untap Land Effects:

Land Ramp:

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