Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Limited Quiz

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Raze the Effigy
Average Picked At: 11.67
Total Times Picked: 118
Average Last Seen At: 9.71
Total Times Seen 1966
Pro Rating: 1.5
Pro Comment: This format doesn’t have a ton of artifacts, but having the option to destroy an artifact on a decent combat trick certainly makes it more flexible.
Vadrik, Astral Archmage
Average Picked At: 3.92
Total Times Picked: 12
Average Last Seen At: 4.11
Total Times Seen 76
Pro Rating: 3.5
Pro Comment: Three mana for a ½ that reduces the cost of instants and sorceries isn’t a terrible deal in a spell heavy deck, and this comes with all sorts of upside. If you play it on turn three, it often won’t be day or night yet, so when you play it in that situation it will be a ⅔ that reduces the cost of spells by TWO, which is pretty silly for the early game. And, the longer the game goes, the more Vadrik will reduce the cost of spells, and the larger he’ll get, and that’s pretty awesome. He does start out kind of fragile, and needs a decent spell deck to really thrive, but that last part isn’t a huge challenge with spells as the UR archetype. This will definitely sometimes feel like its a bomb, like when you play it on turn three and it sticks around, but getting it later in the game isn’t ultra impressive.
Sigardian Savior
Average Picked At: 1.57
Total Times Picked: 14
Average Last Seen At: 1.73
Total Times Seen 15
Pro Rating: 4.5
Pro Comment: Even if you only reanimate one thing with this, you’re going to feel really good about the 5 mana you spend, so the times where you reanimate two things will feel amazing! Most of the time, you probably will be able to get at least one creature, and without trying too hard. Although, if you have this in your hand, you can be a lot more aggressive offering up trades, since they won’t really be trades for you in the end! So yeah, by the time you cast this for 5, getting one thing is pretty darn likely. And what’s great is, in a pinch, you can play this as a 5-mana 3/3 Flyer and nothing more, and while that isn’t great, it isn’t bad as a fail case on a card that will normally be giving you 2-for-1 or even 3-for-1s. I think the range for how good this card will perform is pretty darn high, and I think it does enough to get into the lower “bomb” range.
Galedrifter // Waildrifter
Average Picked At: 6.79
Total Times Picked: 228
Average Last Seen At: 6.31
Total Times Seen 1210
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: This isn’t quite a hard counter, but its pretty close, and adding to the board while you counter a thing isn’t bad, even if what you’re adding is a token that can’t block and can only attack once. 55 – Galedrifter – 3.0 A 4-mana 3/2 Flyer is a 1.5, so getting a second body out of this, even if it isn’t the most efficient one when you Disturb it, is going to be some nice additional value.
Falkenrath Pit Fighter
Average Picked At: 4.57
Total Times Picked: 23
Average Last Seen At: 4.04
Total Times Seen 99
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: This is going to be pretty amazing in constructed aggro decks, as one mana 2/1s with upside tend to be! It will also be pretty decent in Limited. It of course has pretty good stats for the cost, though a one mana 2/1 is significantly worse in Limited since games tend to go so long. Still, it comes with a reasonable ability too, though it does come with significant set up! Your opponent has to lose life, you have to have a Vampire, and you have to discard a card -- and pay mana. That’s a lot when all you’re really doing is giving up two cards to get two cards! The good news is, the Vampire that is sacrificed can be the Fighter itself, and improving your hand in the later part of the game can be a big deal.
Brutal Cathar // Moonrage Brute
Average Picked At: 1.45
Total Times Picked: 33
Average Last Seen At: 1.70
Total Times Seen 46
Pro Rating: 5.0
Pro Comment: Well, this looks great. A 3-mana 2/2 that exiles a thing until it leaves is already an excellent card, and this comes with the massive upside of transforming into a much more imposing creature. A 3-mana 3/3 with First Strike tends to be relevant all game long, and Ward makes it so that your opponent has to punish themselves if they ever want to kill it. This card is amazingly efficient, and can even potentially exile multiple things as it shifts between day and night, which is pretty absurd!
Corpse Cobble
Average Picked At: 7.70
Total Times Picked: 61
Average Last Seen At: 6.15
Total Times Seen 503
Pro Rating: 2.0
Pro Comment: Giving up a creature for another creature, or several creatures for one creature isn’t something that is super appealing to me. Now, this does combo pretty well with Decay tokens, since you can sacrifice them before they sacrifice themselves at the end of combat, and there are some other nice sacrifice fodder cards around, and it has Flashback. Its also an instant, so you can sacrifice a big thing your opponent is removing and get a big creature all over again, which will feel pretty nice. All of that means it isn’t unplayable, but I’m a bit skeptical this will be the kind of Blue Black card that really pulls you into the color pair.
Poppet Stitcher // Poppet Factory
Average Picked At: 1.22
Total Times Picked: 9
Average Last Seen At: 1.40
Total Times Seen 10
Pro Rating: 4.5
Pro Comment: Making 2/2 Decay Zombies with any instant or sorcery you play is quite strong. Now, the tokens are weaker than usual of course, but that’s a huge payoff on such a cheap creature, so its a good thing that’s the case! Once it flips into being a doll factory, it will also make all of your Zombie tokens way better, since they will be 3/3s that don’t have Decay. And, if you decide you need more Zombies, you can just flip it back to the Stitcher side on your upkeep! Meanwhile, the baseline here is a 3-mana ⅔! This card looks like it will be excellent in both UB Zombies and UR Spells without a whole bunch of effort.
Kessig Naturalist // Lord of the Ulvenwald
Average Picked At: 6.69
Total Times Picked: 51
Average Last Seen At: 5.36
Total Times Seen 380
Pro Rating: 3.5
Pro Comment: If it is day time, you get a pretty decent two drop that might be able to trade for something and ramp your mana a bit -- or even better, just ramp you mana without dying! If its night, you get a really nice Werewolf/Wolf lord that will be pumping a good chunk of your deck in RG. And, of course, like with all of these, it can go back and forth between the two modes. Additionally, setting thing up on turn two to start keeping track of day and night might be a big deal, too. Overall, I think this is a strong enough signpost Uncommon that it pulls you into its color pair, even very early on.
Duelcraft Trainer
Average Picked At: 3.32
Total Times Picked: 100
Average Last Seen At: 2.99
Total Times Seen 230
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: A 4-mana 3/3 with First Strike is decent, so the Coven upside is nice to have. Double strike to any one of your creatures is undoubtedly quite powerful. You won’t always be able to pull it off of course, but the floor here is pretty reasonable.
Ambitious Farmhand // Seasoned Cathar
Average Picked At: 2.95
Total Times Picked: 93
Average Last Seen At: 2.74
Total Times Seen 223
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: This seems pretty nice! A two mana 1/1 that draws you a card is always playable in Limited, and this one makes sure you hit your next land drop. And, because he can transform into a 3/3 with Lifelink, that means he can stay relevant all game long. Now, you do have to jump through a few hoops to get him to transform, and assembling a coven won’t always be a walk in the park, but it is also reasonably doable. Note, by the way, that he can transform at Instant speed.
Champion of the Perished
Pro Rating: 0.0 // 3.0
Pro Comment: Obviously, for this to be worth it, you’re going to need Zombies. But, the good news is that this set has plenty of them! You probably need to at least consistently get this to 2/2 or 3/3 for it to be worth it, and that seems very doable. Note also that it counts Zombie tokens too, not just nontoken Zombies. So, yeah, this probably needs a build around, because it is so all in on Zombies and has an abysmal floor. If you only have like 3-5 Zombies, it is hard to imagine it is worth it -- you probably need 7 or more, at which point things can get really silly. Still, it starts fragile, and some times even with that many Zombies you just won’t get them, or you’ll get the champion after you’ve already played several Zombies, and that is a pretty big bummer. This is probably a build around C+ or something like that, with the caveat that, if you have like 10+ zombies, it starts to get pretty crazy. Because the floor is so low on it, I don’t really think you can first pick it. But, if you’re deep into Zombies, it definitely should move up in your pick order.
Might of the Old Ways
Average Picked At: 10.80
Total Times Picked: 148
Average Last Seen At: 9.17
Total Times Seen 1942
Pro Rating: 2.0
Pro Comment: This looks like a decent enough trick. Two mana for +2/+2 isn’t incredible, but when you can make the Coven thing happen, it turns into a draw spell, which will often mean a 2-for-1. You’ll end up playing this in aggressive Green decks.
Falkenrath Perforator
Average Picked At: 9.36
Total Times Picked: 146
Average Last Seen At: 8.11
Total Times Seen 1583
Pro Rating: 2.5
Pro Comment: In a set where this had no synergy at all, this would probably be a 1.5. The stats aren’t good, and the 1 damage just isn’t enough to make up for that. However, this set’s BR archetype has a lot of cards that give you extra effects if your opponent lost life, and this is one way you can make that happen. Plus, its a vampire, and while the tribal themes for vampires aren’t massive int his set, they are still there! I think all of that is enough to bump this up to a solid playable.
Delver of Secrets // Insectile Aberration
Average Picked At: 7.57
Total Times Picked: 60
Average Last Seen At: 5.56
Total Times Seen 397
Pro Rating: 1.0 // 3.0
Pro Comment: Obviously, this is a multi-format all star in constructed and one of the best creatures ever printed. This is because in constructed, you can make a deck where it is trivially easy to flip this, effectively making it a one mana 3/2 with Flying. In Limited that’s...not going to be quite as easy. Even a spell deck that really gets there probably has 10 Instants and Sorceries, so yeah. It will usually take a few triggers to flip. The good news is, a 3/2 Flyer is relevant pretty much all game long, so even if you play this on turn one and it doesn’t flip until turn 4, you’re going to feel okay about it. Thing is, though, if you’ve just got like 3-5 spells, this is unplayable. I think this needs a buildaround grade as a result. It is probably going to be a D or worse in your typical Blue deck, but if you 10+ Instants and Sorceries, it is a quality card.
Liesa, Forgotten Archangel
Average Picked At: 1.37
Total Times Picked: 43
Average Last Seen At: 1.69
Total Times Seen 55
Pro Rating: 5.0
Pro Comment: A 5-mana ⅘ with Flying and Lifelink would always make the cut in your deck. It would probably be a B at worst -- that’s a great French Vanilla creature! Liesa also has the ability to return creatures of yours that die to your hand, and she also hates on graveyard strategies a bit by exiling your opponents creatures when she dies. That’s a lot of action, and she’s definitely a bomb. She even impacts the board righta way sometimes, where you can suddenly attack because you know your creatures will come back when they trade! And, if you untap with her in play, she’s going to start making the race impossible for your opponent
Outland Liberator // Frenzied Trapbreaker
Average Picked At: 4.95
Total Times Picked: 66
Average Last Seen At: 4.10
Total Times Seen 290
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: A two mana 2/2 that can sac to blow up an artifact or enchantment would make the cut in pretty much every Limited format. It is nice having a reasonably-statted creature that can deal with permanents that can be quite hard to deal with in Limited! And once night rolls around, this one gets even scarier, not only becoming larger, but also just decimating the artifacts and enchantments your opponent has, since it can blow them up with each attack. Artifacts and Enchantments aren’t massive themes in this set, and that does hold it back some, but it will still be nice card to have in Green decks
Dawnhart Mentor
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: Neither body is very impressive, but getting them both for that price isn’t too bad! Especially since going wide is often a good thing. This gets some bonus points here though. It helps get Coven online, since on its own, it gives you a 1/1 and a 0/4, and then it also has a nice Coven payoff -- +3/+3 and Trample is enough to make almost any creature a problem. Note, by the way, that the Mentor doesn’t have defender.
Harvesttide Sentry
Average Picked At: 8.26
Total Times Picked: 191
Average Last Seen At: 7.53
Total Times Seen 1503
Pro Rating: 2.5
Pro Comment: This has decent base stats and if you can get coven going, it becomes a lot harder to easily block this thing.
Timberland Guide
Average Picked At: 9.64
Total Times Picked: 152
Average Last Seen At: 8.18
Total Times Seen 1646
Pro Rating: 3.0
Pro Comment: This is a reprint, and even if it wasn’t, we see cards like this a lot, and I also like them a decent amount. They are nice as two drops, as they can be two mana 2/2s, and then in the later game you can put the counter somewhere more relevant. There isn’t a +1/+1 counter deck in this format, but the counter this guy brings with him can really help you set up Coven, since you add him to the board and put the counter somewhere else, and you’re already 2/3 of the way there!
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