Archive for the ‘Limited’ Category

I wanted these in text form because you can’t quickly search the images while drafting on MTGO.

Both these lists were written soon after the related Pro Tour so they may not be the best possible list they are based instead on a couple of weeks of intense drafting.

The SOI list is in tranches not a continuous list where each card is worse than the one before. The EMN list is more continuous.

Eldritch Moon


Best Rares/Mythics

Gisela, the Broken Blade
Docent of Perfection
Nibilis of Frost
Liliana, the Last Hope
Ishkanah, Graf Widow
Nahiri’s Wrath
Dark Salvation
Elder Deep-Fiend
Mirrorwing Dragon
Bruna, the Fading Light
Voldaren Pariah
Collective Effort
Wharf Infiltrator
Thalia, Heretic Cathar
Distended Mindbender

Best 3 Uncommons

Savage Alliance
Clear Shot

Rares/Mythics Slightly Worse Than the Best Uncommons

Collective Defiance
Hanweir Garrison
Decimator of the Provinces
Ulrich of the Krallenhorde

Expensive or Conditional Removal Uncommons

Somberwald Stag
Incendiary Flow
Smoldering Werewolf
Faith Unbroken
Ruthless Disposal

The Best 3 Commons and Cards of Similar Power Level

Selfless Spirit
Stromkirk Occultist
Choking Restraints
Galvanic Bombardment
Subjugator Angel
Haunted Dead
Blood Mist
Lone Rider
Weaver of Lightning
Thalia’s Lancers
Impetuous Devils
Sigardan Priest
Noosegraf Mob
Stitcher’s Graft
Noose Constrictor
Nebelgast Herald
Imprisoned in the Moon
Spirit of the Hunt
Kessig Prowler

Gold, or Expensive-Yet-High-Impact Rares

Heron’s Grace Champion
Spell Queller
Gisa and Geralf
Assembled Alphas
Bedlam Reveler

Excellent 3-Drops

Shrill Howler
Brazen Wolves
Ingenious Skaab
Grizzled Angler
Eternal Scourge
Boon of Emrakul
Foul Emissary
Geist of the Archives

More Expensive-Yet-High-Impact Cards

Collective Brutality
Courageous Outrider
Sanctifier of Souls
Geist-Fueled Scarecrow
Vexing Scuttler
Emrakul, the Promised End
Advanced Stitchwing
Wretched Gryff
Drownyard Behemoth
Ulvenwald Observer
Spreading Flames
Bloodhall Priest

Sweet 1-Drops and 2-Drops

Ulvenwald Captive
Hamlet Captain
Olivia’s Dragoon
Gnarlwood Dryad
Grim Flayer

Fine Uncommons and Rares

Emrakul’s Evangel
Conduit of Storms
Stromkirk Condemned
Lashweed Lurker
Mercurial Geists
Chilling Grasp
Ride Down

5-Cost Commons

Vildin-Pack Outcasts
Midnight Scavengers

The Best Combat Tricks and Mediocre Removal Spells

Alchemist’s Greeting
Borrowed Grace
Abandon Reason
Borrowed Hostility
Blessed Alliance
Prey Upon

Decent Cards

Tamiyo, Field Researcher
Ironclad Slayer
Identity Thief
Drag Under
Deranged Whelp
Tattered Haunter
Backwoods Survivalists
Tangleclaw Werewolf
Spectral Reserves
Gavony Unhallowed
Extricator of Sin
Grapple with the Past
Certain Death
Dawn Gryff
Guardian of Pilgrims
Furyblade Vampire
Falkenrath Reaver
Markov Crusader

Good Filler

Tree of Perdition
Abundant Maw
Scour the Laboratory
Spontaneous Mutation
Fiend Binder
It of the Horrid Swarm
Dusk Feaster
Steadfast Cathar
Exultant Cultist
Thraben Foulbloods
Desparate Sentry
Rise from the Grave
Geist of the Lonely Vigil
Liliana’s Elite
Faithbearer Paladin
Borrowed Malevolence
Lunarch Mantle
Enlightened Maniac
Curious Homunculus

Mediocre Filler

Cryptolith Fragment
Stensia Innkeeper
Repel the Abomindable
Mockery of Nature
Haneweir Battlements
Mausoleum Wanderer
Field Creeper
Graf Rats
Fortune’s Favor
Wailing Ghoul
Cemetery Recruitment
Primal Druid
Permeating Mass
Skirsdag Supplicant
Cultist’s Staff
Crop Sigil
Woodland Patrol
Laboratory Brute
Long Road Home
Wolfkin Bond
Weirded Vampire
Shreds of Sanity
Woodcutter’s Gift
Otherworldly Outburst
Make Mischief
Swift Spinner
Oath of Liliana
Lupine Prototype
Campaign of Vengeance
Waxing Moon

Sideboard and Nearly Unplayable

Geier Reach Sanitarium
Eldritch Evolution
Graf Harvest
Take Inventory
Crossroads Consecrator
Succumb to Temptation
Thraben Standard Bearer
Vampire Cutthroat
Thirsting Axe
Turn Aside
Ironwright’s Cleansing
Give No Ground
Summary Dismissal
Slayer’s Cleaver
Bold Impaler
Soul Separator
Strange Augmentation
Whispers of Emrakul
Springsage Ritual
Distemper of the Blood
Stensia Banquet
Prying Questions
Lunar Force
Cathar’s Shield
Prophetic Ravings
Nephalia Academy
Peace of Mind
Mind’s Dilation
Contingency Plan
Emrakul’s Influence
Splendid Reclamation
Coax from the Blind Eternities
Sigarda’s Aid
Deploy the Gatewatch
Harmless Offering

Shadows Over Innistrad


Uncommon and Rare Tier 1: Better Than All Commons and Uncommons

Elusive Tormentor
Mindwrack Demon
Geralf’s Masterpiece
Jace, Unraveler of Secrets
Seasons Past
Tireless Tracker
Archangel Avacyn
Always Watching
Bygone Bishop
Descend Upon the Sinful
Burn from Within
Arlinn Kord
Nahiri, the Harbinger
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Sigarda, Heron’s Grace
Sorin, Grim Nemesis
The Gitrog Monster
Westvale Abbey

Uncommon and Rare Tier 2: Worse Than Duskwatch Recruiter, Better Than Fiery Temper

Kindly Stranger
Accursed Witch
Erdwal Illuminator
Reckless Scholar
Duskwatch Recruiter
Pack Guardian
Veteran Cathar
Bound By Moonsilver
Nearheath Chaplain
Lightning Axe
From Under the Floorboards
Markov Dreadknight
Startled Awake
Welcome to the Fold
Soul Swallower
Ulvenwald Hydra
Drogskol Cavalry
Declaration in Stone
Hanweir Militia Captain
Odric, Lunarch Marshal
Thalia’s Lieutenant
Avacyn’s Judgment
Flameblade Angel
Goldnight Castigator
Sin Prodder
Wolf of Devil’s Breach
Altered Ego
Anguished Unmaking
Slayer’s Plate

Fiery Temper

Uncommon and Rare Tier 3: Worse Than Fiery Temper, Better Than Byway Courier

Call the Bloodline
Gisa’s Bidding
Heir of Falkenrath
Sinister Concoction
Tooth Collector
Aberrant Researcher
Ongoing Investigation
Stitchwing Skaab
Uninvited Geist
Lambholt Pacifist
Moonlight Hunt
Obsessive Skinner
Ulvenwald Mysteries
Town Gossipmonger
Breakneck Rider
Kessig Forgemaster
Malevolent Whispers
Mad Prophet
Skin Invasion
Ulrich’s Kindred
Harvest Hand
Neglected Heirloom
Thraben Gargoyle
Stone Quarry
Forsaken Sanctuary
Foul Orchard
Woodland Stream
Highland Lake
Asylum Visitor
Relentless Dead
Thing in the Ice
Deathcap Cultivator
Inexorable Blob
Silverfur Partisan
Devils’ Playground
Geier Reach Bandit
Tamiyo’s Journal
Port Town
Choked Estuary
Foreboding Ruins
Game Trail
Fortified Village

Byway Courier

Uncommon and Rare Tier 4: Worse Than Byway Courier

Biting Rain
Behind the Scenes
Creeping Dread
Indulgent Aristocrat
Liliana’s Indignation
Morkut Necropod
Olivia’s Bloodsworn
Pale Rider of Trostad
Pick the Brain
Broken Concentration
Daring Sleuth
Compelling Deterrence
Drunau Corpse Trawler
Essence Flux
Fleeting Memories
Invasive Surgery
Manic Scribe
Pore Over the Pages
Rise from the Tides
Trail of Evidence
Autumnal Gloom
Briarbridge Patrol
Cult of the Waxing Moon
Hermit of the Natterknolls
Weirding Wood
Avacynian Missionaries
Gryff’s Boon
Hope Against Hope
Humble the Brute
Not Forgotten
Nahiri’s Machinations
Open the Armory
Paranoid Parish-Blade
Pious Evangel
Reaper of Flight Moonsilver
Spectral Shepherd
Dissension in the Ranks
Dance with Devils
Gibbering Fiend
Incorrigible Youths
Inner Struggle
Ravenous Bloodseeker
Stensia Masquerade
Spiteful Motives
Village Messenger
Haunted Cloak
Epitaph Golem
Magnifying Glass
Murderer’s Axe
Runaway Carriage
Wild-Field Scarecrow
Skeleton Key
Behold the Beyond
Diregraf Colossus
Ever After
To the Slaughter
Confirm Suspicions
Epiphany at the Drownyard
Engulf the Shore
Forgotten Creation
Nephalia Moondrakes
Cryptolith Rite
Sage of Ancient Lore
Second Harvest
Traverse the Ulvenwald
Angel of Deliverance
Eerie Interlude
Harness the Storm
Falkenrath Gorger
Scourge Wolf
Brain in a Jar
Corrupted Grafstone
Drownyard Temple
Fevered Visions
Invocation of Saint Traft
Prized Amalgam