Set Prospective

Zendikar Rising

September 30th, 2020 — Jett Crowdis

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.

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Card TestersRank 
Luminarch Aspirant55.8%2.3
Kargan Intimidator49.7%2.3
Skyclave Shade49.7%2.3
Thieving Skydiver45.7%2.5
Nullpriest of Oblivion44.7%2.1
Bloodchief's Thirst40.7%2.3
Emeria's Call // Emeria, Shattered Skyclave40.7%2.3
Nighthawk Scavenger39.7%2.2
Agadeem's Awakening // Agadeem, the Undercrypt39.2%2.4
Shatterskull Smashing // Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass38.7%2.5
Turntimber Symbiosis // Turntimber, Serpentine Wood38.2%2.4
Kazandu Mammoth // Kazandu Valley38.2%2.3
Sea Gate Stormcaller37.2%2.1
Bala Ged Recovery // Bala Ged Sanctuary33.7%2.1
Jace, Mirror Mage33.7%2.1
Skyclave Apparition30.2%2.1
Jwari Disruption // Jwari Ruins27.6%2.1
Roil Eruption26.6%2.3
Hagra Mauling // Hagra Broodpit25.1%2.2
Tangled Florahedron // Tangled Vale22.6%2.0
Magmatic Channeler22.6%2.0
Glasspool Mimic // Glasspool Shore22.1%2.0
Feed the Swarm18.6%2.1
Needleverge Pathway // Pillarverge Pathway17.6%2.4
Cragcrown Pathway // Timbercrown Pathway17.1%2.3
Clearwater Pathway // Murkwater Pathway17.1%2.4
Brightclimb Pathway // Grimclimb Pathway17.1%2.3
Maul of the Skyclaves17.1%2.0
Riverglide Pathway // Lavaglide Pathway16.6%2.4
Crawling Barrens16.1%2.1
Branchloft Pathway // Boulderloft Pathway16.1%2.4
Spikefield Hazard // Spikefield Cave14.1%2.1
Sea Gate Restoration // Sea Gate, Reborn14.1%2.1
Akoum Hellhound13.1%1.9
Fearless Fledgling12.1%1.9
Inscription of Abundance12.1%1.9
Soul Shatter11.6%1.8
Skyclave Relic10.6%1.8
Silundi Vision // Silundi Isle10.6%2.2
Valakut Awakening // Valakut Stoneforge10.6%2.1
Skyclave Cleric // Skyclave Basilica10.1%2.0
Sejiri Shelter // Sejiri Glacier10.1%2.1
Kabira Takedown // Kabira Plateau10.1%1.9
Khalni Ambush // Khalni Territory9.5%2.2
Archon of Emeria9.5%2.1
Nissa of Shadowed Boughs9.0%2.0
Felidar Retreat8.5%1.9
Malakir Rebirth // Malakir Mire8.0%2.0
Umara Wizard // Umara Skyfalls8.0%2.1
Oran-Rief Ooze8.0%1.8
Leyline Tyrant8.0%2.1
Kazuul's Fury // Kazuul's Cliffs7.5%2.2
Pelakka Predation // Pelakka Caverns7.5%2.1
Grakmaw, Skyclave Ravager7.5%1.9
Ondu Inversion // Ondu Skyruins7.0%1.9
Yasharn, Implacable Earth7.0%2.0
Wayward Guide-Beast7.0%1.9
Scourge of the Skyclaves6.5%2.0
Inscription of Ruin6.5%2.1
Archpriest of Iona6.5%1.5
Blackbloom Rogue // Blackbloom Bog6.5%2.2
Phylath, World Sculptor6.0%2.0
Myriad Construct5.5%2.0
Akoum Warrior // Akoum Teeth5.5%1.9
Makindi Stampede // Makindi Mesas5.5%2.1
Nahiri's Binding5.5%2.3
Shatterskull Charger5.5%2.1
Adventure Awaits5.5%2.0
Valakut Exploration5.5%1.9
Windrider Wizard5.0%1.9
Spare Supplies5.0%2.1
Roiling Vortex5.0%1.7
Bubble Snare5.0%2.0
Song-Mad Treachery // Song-Mad Ruins4.5%2.0
Scute Swarm4.5%1.8
Marauding Blight-Priest4.0%2.3
Thundering Rebuke4.0%1.7
Beyeen Veil // Beyeen Coast4.0%2.2
Swarm Shambler4.0%2.0
Lithoform Engine3.5%2.4
Territorial Scythecat3.5%2.1
Vastwood Fortification // Vastwood Thicket3.5%1.6
Fireblade Charger3.5%1.9
Akiri, Fearless Voyager3.5%1.6
Cleansing Wildfire3.5%1.7
Inscription of Insight3.5%1.6
Brushfire Elemental3.0%2.1
Scale the Heights3.0%2.1
Ancient Greenwarden3.0%2.0
Master of Winds3.0%2.0
Cliffhaven Kitesail3.0%1.8
Roiling Regrowth3.0%1.5
Cards being tested by fewer than 6 respondents not shown.
Single Card Discussion
The familiar classics
Luminarch Aspirant
Kargan Intimidator
Skyclave Shade
Thieving Skydiver
Nighthawk Scavenger
Nullpriest of Oblivion
Land Ho!
Shatterskull Smashing // Shatterskull, the Hammer Pass
Turntimber Symbiosis // Turntimber, Serpentine Wood
Agadeem's Awakening // Agadeem, the Undercrypt
Emeria's Call // Emeria, Shattered Skyclave
Land Slow
Kazandu Mammoth // Kazandu Valley
Hagra Mauling // Hagra Broodpit
Jwari Disruption // Jwari Ruins
Tangled Florahedron // Tangled Vale
Glasspool Mimic // Glasspool Shore
Bala Ged Recovery // Bala Ged Sanctuary
The contentious cubeables
Bloodchief's Thirst
Sea Gate Stormcaller
Skyclave Apparition
Roil Eruption
Peasant and Pauper Cubes
Bloodchief's Thirst
Bala Ged Recovery // Bala Ged Sanctuary
Akoum Hellhound
Roil Eruption
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