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Draftsim’s Pick Order List for Dominaria

Below you’ll find Draftsim’s ratings for every card in Dominaria. These ratings are used in our draft simulator to inform the bot pick order within the packs. The ratings are initially created by me, but they may also be updated later with information gleaned from AI-backed analysis. As always, a list like this is only a jumping off point to help you with Pack 1, Pick 1 decisions — or maybe your first few picks. However, you should be quickly adjusting your picks according to curve, synergy, and signals from the other drafters. Feel free to share and discuss these ratings – I love talking limited!

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MTG Arena Dominaria Draft: Tier List

Drafting is definitely the game mode I have the most fun with on MTG Arena. The fact that MTG Arena drafting is more like a draft simulation doesn’t bother me all that much.
The fun part of drafting – in my opinion – remains the same: picking cards and trying to build the best deck possible. And then use that deck to hopefully crush your opponents and win the draft!

And with that in mind, here is my Dominaria Tier List.

It’s not always easy to value a card correctly. Some cards will definitely be stronger in combination with others (i.e. tribal cards). While drafting Dominaria, you should always adjust your picks according to the signals, your curve and the synergy between cards.
If you feel a card belongs in a different tier, please leave a comment below. I’m always curious and willing to learn.

Pro tip: use CTRL + F or command + F to quickly find any card you’re looking for.

Tier 1: The Absolute Best

These are the absolute best cards in the set, in no particular order. All of them are real game changers and will often put you in a winning position.

  • Aryel, Knight of Windgrace
  • Darigaaz Reincarnated
  • Demonlord Belzenlok
  • Josu Vess, Lich Knight
  • Karn, Scion of Urza
  • Lyra Dawnbringer
  • Muldrotha, the Gravetide
  • Multani, Yavimaya’s Avatar
  • Shalai, Voice of Plenty
  • Siege-Gang Commander
  • Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
  • Territorial Allosaurus
  • Verix Bladewing
  • Zahid, Djinn of the Lamp

Tier 2: Great Cards

These cards are also top-tier, but slightly less powerful or easier to beat.

  • Adeliz, the Cinder Wind
  • Benalish Marshal
  • Cast Down
  • Danitha Capashen, Paragon
  • Dread Shade
  • Fight with Fire
  • Grand Warlord Radha
  • Helm of the Host
  • History of Benalia
  • Icy Manipulator
  • In Bolas’s Clutches
  • Kazarov, Sengir Pureblood
  • Knight of Grace
  • Knight of Malice
  • Merfolk Trickster
  • Naru Meha, Master Wizard
  • On Serra’s Wings
  • Phyrexian Scriptures
  • Rite of Belzenlok
  • Seal Away
  • Serra Angel
  • Shivan Fire
  • Slimefoot, the Stowaway
  • Steel Leaf Champion
  • Tatyova, Benthic Druid
  • Tempest Djinn
  • Teshar, Ancestor’s Apostle
  • Weatherlight
  • Wizard’s Lightning

Tier 3: Above Average Cards

Strong, decent cards that will almost always make the cut.

  • Academy Drake
  • Academy Journeymage
  • Ancient Animus
  • Arvad the Cursed
  • Baird, Steward of Argive
  • Baloth Gorger
  • Blackblade Reforged
  • Blessed Light
  • Blink of an Eye
  • Call the Cavalry
  • Clifftop Retreat
  • Cloudreader Sphinx
  • Daring Archaeologist
  • Dauntless Bodyguard
  • Deathbloom Thallid
  • Deep Freeze
  • Elfhame Druid
  • Eviscerate
  • Evra, Halcyon Witness
  • Fiery Intervention
  • Firefist Adept
  • Forebear’s Blade
  • Fungal Infection
  • Fungal Plots
  • Garna, the Bloodflame
  • Gideon’s Reproach
  • Goblin Barrage
  • Goblin Chainwhirler
  • Grunn, the Lonely King
  • Hallar, the Firefletcher
  • Haphazard Bombardment
  • Hinterland Harbor
  • Isolated Chapel
  • Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain
  • Keldon Raider
  • Llanowar Elves
  • Mammoth Spider
  • Memorial to Folly
  • Memorial to Genius
  • Memorial to Glory
  • Memorial to Unity
  • Pegasus Courser
  • Raff Capashen, Ship’s Mage
  • Rampaging Cyclops
  • Rona, Disciple of Gix
  • Sanctum Spirit
  • Saproling Migration
  • Sergeant-at-Arms
  • Settle the Score
  • Shanna, Sisay’s Legacy
  • Skittering Surveyor
  • Skizzik
  • Song of Freyalise
  • Sporecrown Thallid
  • Squee, the Immortal
  • Stronghold Confessor
  • Sulfur Falls
  • The Eldest Reborn
  • The First Eruption
  • The Mending of Dominaria
  • Tiana, Ship’s Caretaker
  • Time of Ice
  • Traxos, Scourge of Kroog
  • Triumph of Gerrard
  • Two-Headed Giant
  • Untamed Kavu
  • Urza’s Ruinous Blast
  • Valduk, Keeper of the Flame
  • Verdant Force
  • Vicious Offering
  • Woodland Cemetery
  • Yavimaya Sapherd

Tier 4: Average Cards

Solid mid-tier cards. Not bad, but nothing too powerful either.

  • Adamant Will
  • Adventerous Impulse
  • Arbor Armament
  • Arcane Flight
  • Aven Sentry
  • Bloodstone Goblin
  • Caligo Skin-Witch
  • Cold-Water Snapper
  • Dark Bargain
  • D’Avenant Trapper
  • Divination
  • Dub
  • Excavation Elephant
  • Fervent Strike
  • Frenzied Rage
  • Ghitu Chronicler
  • Gift of Growth
  • Gilded lotus
  • Grow From the Ashes
  • Jaya’s Immolating Inferno
  • Jhoira’s Familiar
  • Jodah, Archmage Eternal
  • Jousting Lance
  • Juggernaut
  • Keldon Overseer
  • Knight of New Benalia
  • Krosan Druid
  • Kwende, Pride of Femeref
  • Llanowar Envoy
  • Marwyn, the Nurturer
  • Mesa Unicorn
  • Mishra’s, Self-Replicator
  • Naban, Dean of Iteration
  • Nature’s Spiral
  • Precognition Field
  • Sentinel of the Pearl Trident
  • Short Sword
  • Soul Salvage
  • Spore Swarm
  • Sylvan Awakening
  • Syncopate
  • Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
  • Thallid Omnivore
  • Thallid Soothsayer
  • The Mirari Conjecture
  • Thorn Elemental
  • Torgaar, Famine Incarnate
  • Urza’s Tome
  • Voltaic Servant
  • Whisper, Blood Liturgist
  • Wild Onslaught
  • Windgrace Acolyte
  • Yawgmoth’s Vile Offering

Tier 5: Below Average Cards

Most of these will be cut. You might want some of these cards depending on your curve and synergies.

  • Aesthir Glider
  • Amaranthine Wall
  • Artificer’s Assistant
  • Befuddle
  • Benalish Honor Guard
  • Blessing of Belzenlok
  • Bloodtallow Candle
  • Board the Weatherlight
  • Cabal Evangel
  • Cabal Paladin
  • Cabal Stronghold
  • Chainer’s Torment
  • Champion of the Flame
  • Charge
  • Corrosive Ooze
  • Demonic Vigor
  • Dilligent Excavator
  • Divest
  • Drudge Sentinel
  • Fall of the Thran
  • Feral Abomination
  • Fire Elemental
  • Gaea’s Protector
  • Ghitu Journeymage
  • Ghitu Lavarunner
  • Goblin Warchief
  • Guardians of Koilos
  • Healing Grace
  • Homarid Explorer
  • Howling Golem
  • Jaya Ballard
  • Kamahl’s Druidic Vow
  • Keldon Warcaller
  • Lingering Phantom
  • Llanowar Scout
  • Opt
  • Orcish Vandal
  • Pardic Wanderer
  • Powerstone Shard
  • Primordial Wurm
  • Radiating Lightning
  • Rat Colony
  • Relic Runner
  • Run Amok
  • Sage of Lat-Nam
  • Serra Disciple
  • Shield of the Realm
  • Slinn Voda, the Rising Deep
  • Sparring Construct
  • The Flame of Keld
  • Tolarian Scholar
  • Urgoros, the Empty One
  • Vodalian Arcanist
  • Warcry Phoenix
  • Warlord’s Fury
  • Weight of Memory
  • Wizard’s Retort

Tier 6: (Basically) Unplayable Cards

These will almost always be cut.

  • Broken Bond
  • Curator’s Ward
  • Damping Sphere
  • Final Parting
  • Gaea’s Blessing
  • Invoke the Divine
  • Karn’s Temporal Sundering
  • Lich’s Mastery
  • Memorial to War
  • Mox Amber
  • Navigator’s Compass
  • Oath of Teferi
  • Pierce the Sky
  • Primeval’s Glorious Rebirth
  • Rescue
  • Seismic Shift
  • Skirk Prospector
  • The Antiquities War
  • Thran Temporal Gateway
  • Tragic Poet

MTG Arena Dominaria draft tier list. Improve your Dominaria drafting with this practical tier list!