Rosewater Scale

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Rosewater Scales are rankings by Mark Rosewater of the likelihood that something will be reprinted in future sets, such as mechanics or planes. Things are ranked from 1 (very likely) to 10 (very unlikely) and are always named after the item that defines the 10th rating.

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

Scales[edit | edit source]

The scales are in order of creation.

Descriptive rankings[edit | edit source]

In 2016, Mark Rosewater began writing articles about the Storm Scale on magicthegathering.com. Starting with the first such article, he offered a brief explanation of the odds represented by each numeric point on the Scale.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

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

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