Recently, TSG and Eck from The Magic Box set out on a quest to determine a definitive ranking on all the planeswalkers in Cube and we were happy to contribute when Usman Jamil (co-host of the third power and writer for Star City Games) contacted us for our input on the subject.
Along with polling Sam, Usman, and me, the guys over at The Magic Box polled Anthony Avitollo (co-host of the third power and writer for legitMTG), Kenny from Reno, Johnathan Richmond, Justin Parnell (of star city games), Casey Ferraro, and Kenyon Colloran.
|1st||Jace, the Mind Sculptor|
|4th||Liliana of the Veil|
|8th||Tamiyo, the Moon Sage|
|10th||Sorin, Lord of Innistrad|
|11th||Koth of the Hammer|
|12th||Garruk, Primal Hunter|
|14th||Jace, Architect of Thought|
|16th||Venser, the Sojourner|
|18th||Ajani, Caller of Pride|
|19th||Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker|
|22nd||Vraska, the Unseen|
|24th||Sarkhan the Mad|
|25th||Gideon, Champion of Justice|
I think this list is pretty good. I wish I saw more Chandra, the Firebrand on the list since she can really just win games. I understand that most cube designers hate Jace, Memory Adept so I really didn’t expect to see him on the list.
The top ten is wildly powerful – just looking at their names makes me giddy. And, the top four are exactly the same as mine, so I know we are all pretty close in our rankings. All in all, I would say that we did really well ranking the planeswalkers.
Long live the king.
Thank you to TSG and Eck for putting this all together and thank you to Usman for asking us to help!