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Oathbreaker Tier List

Oathbreaker* Primer

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0:Maximum-Power (5)

1:Competitive (10)

2:High-Power (44)

3:Mid-Power (63)

4:Banned (1)

5:Uh (1)

6:Casual (61)

Commanders (2)


  • Planeswalkers contained in this list were acquired through the means of copying the tier list of TheChaosVault. (He forgot Wrenn though)
  • Meticulously assigning value, ascertaining combo potential, and assorting the planeswalkers into their tiers, however, was done by me.
  • Rest assured that the two lists are vastly different.
  • Round of applause for TheChaosVault for doing most of the heavy lifting.
  • Whichever tier a planeswalker is placed in is determined by latent abilities, cost, and combo potential.
  • Numerical values were assigned to each of these aspects in order to best eliminate arbitrarity. Parameters will not be disclosed.
  • Some planeswalker may be subject to further scrutiny due to factors outside of these determined values.
  • Key factors in changing a planeswalker tier include:
  • Decklist Variety.
  • New Meta.
  • Newly Introduced Card Combinations.
  • New Sets.
  • The grading of such planeswalkers will evolve with better understanding of the format.
  • Planeswalker yet to be released (spoilers from new sets) are not included in the list.
  • Just because your choice of oathbreaker isn't competitive, doesn't mean it can't compete with those that are.
  • Your oathbreaker can even be fun to play, regardless of its tier.
  • This list is not the end-all-be-all of what you should be playing. It is assisting your choice.
  • So no, you do not need to drop $100 on a Mind Sculptor in order to win the game, or have fun.

  • First, decide if you want to go casual, or play COBK.

  • If you decide you want to play competitively, always remember the three Ds.
  • Don't worry about cost. If you want to win, you will need the best spells. Proxy if you must.
  • Determine the best card combinations for your strategy. Some cards have similar effects, but some are better than others.
  • Disappoint your parents. You have your whole life to live, and you are using your precious time on this green Earth trying to beat people in wizard cards™.
  • Hopefully this knowledge aids in your deckbuilding process.

  • This constitutes planeswalkers with high cost and meek abilities.

  • For instance, some precon deck planeswalkers are high cost and offer very little in terms of game changing effects, though there are some exceptions.
  • Some planeswalkers from War of the Spark are also contained in this list due to only having "minus abilities" and relatively underwhelming passive abilities. (ex: Kaya, Bane of the Dead )
  • Some abilities of these planeswalkers have no effect in Oathbreaker. (ex: Karn, the Great Creator )
    • Any planeswalker with decent abilities and cost.
    • Most abilities on the planeswalker must work to the objective of the deck.
    • Planeswalkers with immediate board presence are included here.
    • Should be able to reach ultimate or emblem easily.
    • Combo potential is high.
    • Exceeds the high-power benchmark.

    • Will dramatically change the game upon entering the field.

    • Synergizes effectively with a cheap signature spell.
    • Ultimate ability is not necessary to win.
    • Combos effectively with many different spells.
    • Restricted to 10 to illustrate power difference.
    • All information regarding banned planeswalkers comes from https://oathbreakermtg.org/.
    • You may send me messages pertaining to individual planeswalkers and reasons why you believe they should be in a different tier.
    • If you do, please include GOOD reasons and decklists illustrating your points.

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    List of planeswalkers from the new M20 Core Set and their tiers:

    Casual

    Mid-Power

    • Chandra, Awakened Inferno
    • High-cost can not compete with faster decks.
    • The card's ability to spam emblems is good for this format, but is almost entirely useless without something like The Chain Veil or Chandra's Regulator to increase the rate of the spam.
    • Others abilities can clean the board and gain you an advantage, assuming you run the strategy the card was designed for.

    • Vivien, Arkbow Ranger

    • Third ability does not function in Oathbreaker.
    • Barely scratched mid-power due to lower cost and a decent 'walker for green aggro.

    High-Power

    Comments

    Casual

    84% Competitive