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Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited Tier List

MTG Arena Zone's Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited Tier List. Each card is ranked according to their value for sealed and draft formats.

Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited Guide

Our Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Limited List ranks all the cards from the set to assist with picking cards for your sealed or draft deck. We have separate ratings for Drifter (D) and Compulsion (C), who are both Mythic ranked drafters and you can read their comprehensive set reviews for each color using the links below the table. Updates will be recorded in the changelog below. You can also access Google Sheets for a printable version.


  • S: Ridiculous bomb; has a huge effect on the game immediately, and threatens to dominate it if unanswered. (Dream Trawler, Kiora Bests the Sea God, Archon of Sun’s Grace)
  • A: Very powerful card, often approaches bomb status, pulls you strongly into its colour. (Drag to the Underworld, Pharika’s Spawn, Shimmerwing Chimera).
  • B: Great playable, happy to first pick, pulls you into its colour. (Elspeth’s Nightmare, Voracious Typhon, Iroas’s Blessing)
  • C+: Good playable that almost never gets cut. (Favored of Iroas, One with the Stars, Skophos Maze-Warden)
  • C: Fine playable, sometimes gets cut. (Loathsome Chimera, Deny the Divine, Mogis’s Favor)
  • C-: Mediocre playable or good filler, gets cut around half the time. (Stampede Rider, Scavenging Harpy, Phalanx Tactics)
  • D: Medium to bad filler, gets cut a lot. (Sleep of the Dead, Setessan Skirmisher, Hero of the Games)
  • F: Mostly to totally unplayable cards. (Field of Ruin, Underworld Breach, Inspire Awe)
Will of the All-Hunter45
Valiant Rescuer33
Swallow Whole43
Stormwild Capridor55
Spontaneous Flight66
Splendor Mare33
Solid Footing66
Snare Tactician33
Savai Sabertooth66
Sanctuary Lockdown44
Perimeter Sergeant66
Patagia Tiger56
Mythos of Snapdax23
Maned Serval66
Majestic Auricorn65
Luminous Broodmoth11
Light of Hope77
Lavabrink Venturer33
Keensight Mentor45
Imposing Vantasaur56
Huntmaster Liger65
Helica Glider55
Garrison Cat76
Flourishing Fox33
Fight as One45
Drannith Magistrate77
Drannith Healer45
Divine Arrow44
Daysquad Marshal55
Coordinated Charge76
Checkpoint Officer34
Blade Banish55
Vivien, Monsters’ Advocate11
Titanoth Rex55
Thwart the Enemy77
Survivors’ Bond77
Sudden Spinnerets77
Ram Through33
Mythos of Brokkos55
Mosscoat Goriak77
Monstrous Step54
Migratory Greathorn44
Migration Path66
Lead the Stampede56
Kogla, the Titan Ape11
Ivy Elemental45
Humble Naturalist45
Hornbash Mentor33
Honey Mammoth56
Greater Sandwurm55
Glowstone Recluse44
Fully Grown77
Flycatcher Giraffid56
Exuberant Wolfbear34
Excavation Mole55
Essence Symbiote43
Charge of the Forever-Beast44
Bristling Boar66
Barrier Breach78
Auspicious Starrix22
Almighty Brushwagg65
Adventurous Impulse77
Wingspan Mentor32
Wingfold Pteron65
Voracious Greatshark22
Thieving Otter54
Startling Development66
Shark Typhoon22
Sea-Dasher Octopus32
Reconnaissance Mission44
Pouncing Shoreshark33
Pollywog Symbiote33
Phase Dolphin65
Ominous Seas45
Of One Mind44
Mythos of Illuna22
Mystic Subdual55
Keep Safe65
Hampering Snare67
Gust of Wind44
Frostveil Ambush45
Frost Lynx44
Facet Reader65
Essence Scatter44
Escape Protocol65
Dreamtail Heron33
Capture Sphere44
Boon of the Wish-Giver22
Avian Oddity34
Aegis Turtle67
Quartzwood Crasher22
Primal Empathy33
Offspring’s Revenge54
Nethroi, Apex of Death11
Narset of the Ancient Way33
Lore Drakkis33
Labyrinth Raptor33
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy44
Inspired Ultimatum64
Illuna, Apex of Wishes11
Genesis Ultimatum66
General’s Enforcer32
General Kudro of Drannith33
Frondland Felidar22
Emergent Ultimatum77
Eerie Ultimatum67
Dire Tactics33
Death’s Oasis77
Chevill, Bane of Monsters22
Channeled Force77
Brokkos, Apex of Forever11
Boneyard Lurker32
Back for More22
Regal Leosaur44
Rielle, the Everwise33
Ruinous Ultimatum54
Savai Thundermane33
Skull Prophet44
Skycat Sovereign32
Snapdax, Apex of the Hunt11
Song of Creation87
Sprite Dragon43
Titans’ Nest87
Trumpeting Gnarr33
Vadrok, Apex of Thunder22
Whirlwind of Thought76
Winota, Joiner of Forces22
Zenith Flare23
Alert Heedbonder33
Cunning Nightbonder66
Fiend Artisan33
Gyruda, Doom of Depths22
Jegantha, the Wellspring33
Jubilant Skybonder54
Kaheera, the Orphanguard32
Keruga, the Macrosage22
Lurrus of the Dream-Den22
Lutri, the Spellchaser22
Obosh, the Preypiercer22
Proud Wildbonder44
Sonorous Howlbonder44
Umori, the Collector33
Yorion, Sky Nomad22
Zirda, the Dawnwaker44
Zagoth Mamba54
Whisper Squad66
Void Beckoner44
Unlikely Aid76
Unexpected Fangs66
Unbreakable Bond46
Suffocating Fumes56
Serrated Scorpion76
Nightsquad Commando54
Mythos of Nethroi22
Mutual Destruction43
Memory Leak55
Lurking Deadeye44
Insatiable Hemophage45
Hunted Nightmare33
Heartless Act22
Gloom Pangolin77
Extinction Event22
Easy Prey74
Duskfang Mentor33
Durable Coilbug56
Dirge Bat22
Dead Weight45
Dark Bargain56
Corpse Churn77
Chittering Harvester33
Cavern Whisperer44
Call of the Death-Dweller45
Bushmeat Poacher44
Boot Nipper44
Blood Curdle22
Blitz Leech33
Bastion of Remembrance32
Springjaw Trap77
Sleeper Dart77
Savai Crystal66
Raugrin Crystal66
The Ozolith77
Ketria Crystal66
Indatha Crystal66
Crystalline Giant21
Mysterious Egg77
Adaptive Shimmerer77
Zagoth Crystal66
Yidaro, Wandering Monster33
Weaponize the Monsters44
Unpredictable Cyclone66
Tentative Connection77
Spelleater Wolverine55
Shredded Sails76
Sanctuary Smasher33
Rumbling Rockslide33
Rooting Moloch33
Reptilian Reflection55
Raking Claws65
Prickly Marmoset34
Mythos of Vadrok21
Momentum Rumbler45
Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast22
Lava Serpent55
Heightened Reflexes77
Go for Blood44
Frillscare Mentor34
Frenzied Raptor77
Forbidden Friendship54
Footfall Crater67
Flame Spill33
Fire Prophecy33
Ferocious Tigorilla55
Everquill Phoenix11
Drannith Stinger44
Clash of Titans54
Cathartic Reunion76
Blitz of the Thunder-Raptor76
Blisterspit Gremlin77
Blazing Volley88
Ketria Triome44
Jungle Hollow56
Indatha Triome44
Evolving Wilds45
Dismal Backwater56
Bonders’ Enclave33
Blossoming Sands56
Bloodfell Caves56
Raugrin Triome44
Rugged Highlands56
Savai Triome44
Scoured Barrens56
Swiftwater Cliffs56
Thornwood Falls56
Tranquil Cove56
Wind-Scarred Crag56
Zagoth Triome44


  • June 9, 2020: Drifter posted his third and final tier list update before the release of the M21 Tier List, discussing Companion nerfs alongside his usual grade changes. Read the article here.
  • June 4, 2020: Compulsion posted a tier list update with changes to around 30 cards. Read the article here.
  • May 2, 2020: Drifter posted his second tier list update, discussing the Cycling deck alongside his usual grade changes. Read the article here.
  • April 22, 2020: Drifter posted his first tier list update, discussing Companions alongside his usual grade changes. Read the article here.
  • April 15, 2020: Preliminary tier list was posted, just before the release of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths.

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