Rabiah Scale

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Rabiah will likely never be revisited.

The Rabiah Scale is a ranking of the likelihood that a given plane will be revisited as the setting of a future Standard-legal set. Planes are ranked from 1 (very likely) to 10 (very unlikely).

The Rabiah Scale is analogous to the Storm Scale for mechanics. The Storm Scale is named for the storm mechanic, which has proven so developmentally problematic that it will almost certainly never be reprinted in a Standard-legal set. In the same way, the Rabiah Scale is named for the plane of Rabiah, which will almost certainly never be revisited because it is not Wizards of the Coast's intellectual property.[1][2]

Though it is published by Mark Rosewater, it is only a reflection of his opinion and generalities about the plane. It does not account for any actual future plans, or the opinions of other R&D members.[3]

Descriptive rankings[edit | edit source]

As described in Storm Scale the following rankings apply:

  • Level 1: Will definitely see again, most likely in the next set
  • Level 2: Will definitely see again, but not necessarily right away
  • Level 3: Will most likely do again, probably many times
  • Level 4: Will most likely do again, but they have issues that make them less of a guarantee
  • Level 5: We need to find the right place to bring it back, but I'm optimistic
  • Level 6: We need to find the right place to bring it back, but I'm a little less optimistic
  • Level 7: It's unlikely to return, but possible if the right environment comes along
  • Level 8: It's unlikely to return, but possible if the stars align
  • Level 9: I never say never, but this would require a minor miracle
  • Level 10: I never say never, but this would require a major miracle

Rabiah scale rankings[edit | edit source]

PlaneLatest rankingTimeline
Alara5
Amonkhet5
Bablovia10
Dominaria1
Fiora6
Innistrad1
Ixalan4
Kaladesh5
Kamigawa7
Kylem7
Lorwyn–Shadowmoor5
Mercadia9
New Phyrexia5
Phyrexia9
Portal Three Kingdoms plane10
Rabiah10
Rath9
Ravnica1
Regatha6
Segovia8
Serra's Realm9
Shandalar7
Tarkir4
Theros3
Ulgrotha9
Vryn6
Zendikar2

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater (November 26, 2016). "What /would/ be a 10 on the hypothetical plane equivalent of the Storm Scale? Ulgrotha? Rabiah?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  2. Mark Rosewater (November 26, 2016). "So, the plane storm scale would be the Rabiah Scale, right?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  3. a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Mark Rosewater (November 29, 2016). "The Rabiah Scale". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  4. a b c d e f g h i j k l m Mark Rosewater (2018-11-26). "The Rabiah Scale, Part 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  5. a b c d e f g h i Mark Rosewater (2018-11-12). "The Rabiah Scale, Part 1". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
  6. Mark Rosewater (May 19, 2018). "Given the response to Dominaria is it fair to say a Dominaria is a 1 on the Rabiah scale now?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  7. Mark Rosewater (September 29, 2018). "Where is New Phyrexia on the Rabiah scale?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  8. Mark Rosewater (August 5, 2018). "Is it safe to say that now Lorwyn is a 6 on the Rabiah Scale, and not a 7 anymore?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  9. Mark Rosewater (February 7, 2019). "Has Lorwyn moved around at all?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  10. a b Mark Rosewater (March 18, 2019). "Mark, with the last vote you had on the plans and that we had Kamigawa in the second place, did anything change in Rabiah Scale about her?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  11. Mark Rosewater (November 29, 2016). "If Serra's Realm is a 9 because of the possibility of flashbacks, is old Phyrexia a 9 as well?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  12. Mark Rosewater (November 22, 2018). "How likely is it that we'll ever visit Kylem in a Standard-legal set?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  13. Mark Rosewater (November 26, 2018). "Where is Bablovia on the Rabiah Scale?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
  14. Mark Rosewater (May 04, 2018). "Rabiah Scale on the Portal Three Kingdoms plane?". Blogatog. Tumblr.