If you’re an Arena player with a limited budget, here’s the list of cards you can craft with your Arena wildcards on day one – guilt free – without feeling like you’re wasting any value. If you’re more interested in strategy than finances, then consider this the list of cards that I think will be widely played from Innistrad: Crimson Vow in Standard and Historic.
There’s no need to follow this power ranking completely. The most expensive thing to do on Arena is to switch frequently between decks and colors. On the other hand, if you can hone in on a smaller number of color combinations or strategies that appeal to you, all the better. Craft the cards that fit your preferences and ignore the ones that are likely to idle in your collection.
Common wildcards are fairly trivial, but I think Crimson Vow’s key common for Constructed will be Abrade.
Abrade is highly played in every format in which it’s legal. It’s particularly nice to have a cheap removal spell which can also tag Esika’s Chariot in a pinch.
Rare wildcards tend to be the scarcest commodities, so I’ll spend the most time on those. But first, I have my top 5 Uncommons and Mythics.