Perhaps it is because I came back to playing Magic around Alara Block, but it seems like the overall power-level for limited sets has been going down. Someone floated the idea that Clan Defiance
is the top non-Mythic rare in Gatecrash, and while I'm not certain it's the clear #1, it's at least in the top 3. Yet Branching Bolt
from Alara Block gives Clan Defiance a run for it's money, and Branching Bolt
was a common. So was Oblivion Ring
, which blows away all of the removal in Gatecrash.
So I thought it might be fun to rank the overall power ratings of the various Limited sets that have been released. If you had a number of 8-pod drafters, each drafting a different Full Modern Limited block, which pod would come out on top if all of the pods played against each other?
I think Alara Block would have the best record overall, where do the blocks fall after that?