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Set Prospective

Innistrad: Midnight Hunt

October 3rd, 2021 — Parker LaMascus

This article is one of our set prospectives, a series in which we survey the Cube community about the cards they intend to play in their cubes from a particular set. Our survey is conducted between the set’s full-spoiler and official release and is meant to measure and document Cube designers’ first impressions of new cards.

Results
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Card TestersRank 
Consider70.8%2.6
Infernal Grasp62.6%2.7
Cathar Commando58.4%2.4
Fateful Absence58.4%2.5
Falkenrath Pit Fighter56.2%2.6
Bloodthirsty Adversary52.0%2.3
Intrepid Adversary48.0%2.3
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar38.6%2.3
Suspicious Stowaway // Seafaring Werewolf37.4%2.5
Cathartic Pyre36.5%2.2
The Meathook Massacre32.5%2.2
Augur of Autumn32.2%2.1
Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia30.7%2.0
Play with Fire30.4%2.3
Primal Adversary29.5%2.2
Memory Deluge26.7%2.1
Tovolar's Huntmaster // Tovolar's Packleader23.4%2.2
Spectral Adversary21.9%2.1
Brutal Cathar // Moonrage Brute20.7%2.2
Poppet Stitcher // Poppet Factory19.5%2.1
Outland Liberator // Frenzied Trapbreaker19.1%2.2
Briarbridge Tracker17.3%2.0
Tainted Adversary16.7%2.1
Deathbonnet Sprout // Deathbonnet Hulk15.5%2.0
Sungold Sentinel14.9%1.9
Arlinn, the Pack's Hope // Arlinn, the Moon's Fury13.7%2.2
Light Up the Night13.1%2.0
Reckless Stormseeker // Storm-Charged Slasher12.5%2.1
Malevolent Hermit // Benevolent Geist11.9%1.9
Fading Hope11.2%2.0
Moonveil Regent10.9%2.0
Wrenn and Seven10.9%2.1
Search Party Captain10.3%2.2
Champion of the Perished10.0%2.1
Flame Channeler // Embodiment of Flame9.1%2.0
Smoldering Egg // Ashmouth Dragon8.8%1.9
Borrowed Time8.8%2.2
Morbid Opportunist8.8%2.4
Diregraf Rebirth8.5%1.9
Fleshtaker8.2%2.2
Faithful Mending8.2%1.9
Lier, Disciple of the Drowned8.2%2.0
Gisa, Glorious Resurrector7.9%2.1
Eaten Alive7.6%2.0
Candletrap7.6%1.9
Sunset Revelry7.6%2.0
Chaplain of Alms // Chapel Shieldgeist7.3%1.8
Burn Down the House7.3%2.0
Vanquish the Horde7.0%2.1
Ambitious Farmhand // Seasoned Cathar7.0%1.9
Sacred Fire6.7%2.0
Foul Play6.4%1.9
Raze the Effigy5.8%1.8
Rite of Oblivion5.8%2.0
Slogurk, the Overslime5.8%2.0
Join the Dance5.5%2.0
Dryad's Revival5.5%2.0
Ghoulish Procession5.5%1.9
Dennick, Pious Apprentice // Dennick, Pious Apparition5.5%1.9
Ardent Elementalist5.5%2.2
Jerren, Corrupted Bishop // Ormendahl, the Corrupter5.2%2.0
Lunarch Veteran // Luminous Phantom5.2%1.9
Liesa, Forgotten Archangel5.2%2.0
Siphon Insight5.2%2.2
Rem Karolus, Stalwart Slayer4.9%2.2
Florian, Voldaren Scion4.9%2.1
Organ Hoarder4.6%2.2
Graveyard Trespasser // Graveyard Glutton4.6%1.7
Saryth, the Viper's Fang4.6%1.9
Sigardian Savior4.6%1.9
Famished Foragers4.6%1.8
Geistwave4.6%1.7
Consuming Blob4.3%2.2
Angelfire Ignition4.3%2.0
Ecstatic Awakener // Awoken Demon4.3%2.2
Sigarda, Champion of Light4.0%1.9
Katilda, Dawnhart Prime4.0%1.9
Old Stickfingers4.0%1.9
Shipwreck Marsh4.0%2.2
Rockfall Vale4.0%2.2
Deserted Beach4.0%2.2
Gavony Dawnguard4.0%2.1
Bloodline Culling4.0%1.9
Secrets of the Key4.0%2.0
Storm the Festival3.6%2.0
Slaughter Specialist3.6%1.8
Contortionist Troupe3.6%2.2
Eccentric Farmer3.6%1.7
Overgrown Farmland3.6%2.3
Haunted Ridge3.6%2.3
Jack-o'-Lantern3.6%2.1
Otherworldly Gaze3.3%1.6
Loyal Gryff3.3%1.9
Bereaved Survivor // Dauntless Avenger3.3%1.7
Lunar Frenzy3.3%2.0
Homestead Courage3.3%1.6
Sludge Monster3.3%2.1
Tovolar, Dire Overlord // Tovolar, the Midnight Scourge3.0%2.1
Shadowbeast Sighting3.0%2.0
Hostile Hostel // Creeping Inn3.0%1.8
Croaking Counterpart3.0%2.0
Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset2.7%2.0
Can't Stay Away2.7%1.7
Hound Tamer // Untamed Pup2.7%1.9
Seize the Storm2.7%1.9
Overwhelmed Archivist // Archive Haunt2.7%1.8
Dreadhound2.7%2.0
Diregraf Horde2.7%1.6
Electric Revelation2.7%1.6
Delver of Secrets // Insectile Aberration2.7%2.4
Mask of Griselbrand2.7%1.8
Hallowed Respite2.4%2.1
Willow Geist2.4%2.0
Ghoulcaller's Harvest2.4%2.1
Locked in the Cemetery2.4%1.9
Novice Occultist2.4%1.8
Startle2.4%1.6
Vengeful Strangler // Strangling Grasp2.1%1.7
Path to the Festival2.1%1.8
Winterthorn Blessing2.1%1.9
Festival Crasher2.1%2.3
Kessig Naturalist // Lord of the Ulvenwald2.1%1.8
Heirloom Mirror // Inherited Fiend2.1%1.8
Cards being tested by fewer than 7 respondents not shown.
Single Card Discussion
“I have a response…”
Consider
Infernal Grasp
Fateful Absence
Cathartic Pyre
Play with Fire
“Easy-to-evaluate upgrades to staple effects.”
Double-Faced Woes
Suspicious Stowaway //
Arlinn, the Pack's Hope //
Tovolar's Huntmaster //
“Since this is Innistrad, I can forgive the DFCs, but I am really burnt out on 2-sided cards.”
Passive-Aggressive
Cathar Commando
Intrepid Adversary
Falkenrath Pit Fighter
Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
Bloodthirsty Adversary
“Cards like this help archetypes like white weenie go from a necessary but unloved evil to an interesting archetype in its own right by allowing for counterplay...”
— Qualia, survey respondent
Peasant and Pauper Cubes
Ardent Elementalist
Morbid Opportunist
Search Party Captain
Conclusion
“This set has taught me something about where and how I value complexity: I like simple cards that give players complex decisions.”
“Even though I value those sorts of [strictly better] designs, I skipped a ton of it because the upsides seem real, but also pretty marginal”

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