Strixhaven Mystical Archives Limited Review – Black and Red

Strixhaven Mystical Archives Limited Review – Black and Red


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Colorless, MDFCs and Lands


Mystical Archives

White and Blue / Black and Red / Green and Multicolored


At one per pack, Mystical Archive cards are very much a part of this Limited format. They range from Constructed-only nonsense (like Mind’s Desire) to incredible Limited cards (like Swords to Plowshares), so going over them is definitely worthwhile.


Header - Ratings Scale

Retired and inducted into the Limited Hall of Fame: Pack Rat, Umezawa’s Jitte, The Scarab God.

5.0: The best of the best. (Starnheim Unleashed, Kaya the Inexorable, Valki, God of Lies)

4.5: Incredible bomb, but not unbeatable. (Crippling Fear, Runeforge Champion, Quakebringer)

4.0: Good rare or top-tier uncommon. (Path to the World Tree, Glimpse the Cosmos, Binding the Old Gods)

3.5: Top-tier common or solid uncommon. (Sarulf’s Packmate, Demon Bolt, Berg Strider)

3.0: Good playable that basically always makes the cut. (Mistwalker, Bound in Gold, Squash)

2.5: Solid playable that rarely gets cut. (Grizzled Outrider, Breakneck Berserker, Beskir Shieldmate)

2.0: Good filler, but sometimes gets cut. (Gods’ Hall Guardian, Broken Wings, Deathknell Berserker)

1.5: Filler. Gets cut about half the time. (Karfell Kennel-Master, Hagi Mob, Cinderheart Giant)

1.0: Bad filler. Gets cut most of the time. (Draugr Thought-Thief, Duskwielder)

0.5: Very low-end playables and sideboard material. (Invoke the Divine)

0.0: Completely unplayable. (Open the Omenpaths, One with Nothing)


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