Throne of Eldraine Limited Tier List

We are working on formatting the Tier List to include card links and cooperate more with mobile. For now, you please refer to our card list.

Ranking System

Bombs: These cards are the cream of the crop. Only in rare cases would you pass one of them in Draft, and if they show up in your Sealed pool it is nearly always going to be correct to play them. These are the sort of cards that can win games alone if they go unanswered.

A: These are great cards that will often be the difference makers in your Limited deck. They are the spells that you are hoping to draw every game. Cards in this category are typically borderline Bombs that require some build around or solid removal spells.

B: These cards are good playables that make up the backbone of your deck. You aren’t always going to be able to draft a lot of Bombs and ‘A’s,’ but if you accumulate mostly ‘B’s’ and maximize their synergy, you are going to more often than not end up with a good deck.

C: These cards are fine playables that serve as the primary filler for a Limited deck. They can be usually be strengthened through synergy, and playing to their strengths is one of the best ways to create a cohesive deck. ‘C’s’ are ‘B’s’ in the right deck but ‘meh’ in the wrong one.

D: These cards are filler with low upside. Most good decks will play none of these cards, as they are often highly situational or don’t effect the board significantly. Sometimes these cards have enough combo potential in specific decks, but generally should be avoided.

F: These are unplayables that should never be included in your deck. Cards in this category are effectively a waste of a card. Generally these are cards that may serve a sideboard purpose in Standard decks but have no business finding their way into your Limited deck regardless of rarity.

Changelog

  • October 7, 2019: First major update to the tier list! Read about the details in the article here.
  • September 27, 2019: Starting to make some preliminary adjustments. Added ‘Improbable Alliance’ since it got deleted, and upgraded ‘Revenge of Ravens’ and ‘The Cauldron of Eternity.’ Both are better than I initially thought since control decks seem to be holding up, and these cards benefit greatly from games going long.
  • September 24, 2019: Preliminary tier list posted before release of Throne of Eldraine.

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