Venser Scale

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The Venser Scale is a ranking by Mark Rosewater of the likelihood that a given planeswalker will be getting a new card in future Standard-legal set.[1] Planeswalkers are ranked from 1 (very likely) to 10 (very unlikely).

The Venser Scale is analogous to the Storm Scale for mechanics and the Rabiah Scale for planes. It is named for the planeswalker Venser, who will almost certainly never return in a regular set because he is dead in the storyline.[2][3] Like the other scales, the Venser Scale is only a reflection of Rosewater's opinion and generalities about planeswalkers. It does not account for any actual future plans, or the opinions of other R&D members.

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

Venser scale rankings[edit | edit source]

PlaneswalkerLatest rankingTimeline
Ajani2
Angrath6
Arlinn Kord7
Ashiok4
Chandra1
Garruk6
Jace1
Kiora4
Koth6
Leshrac10
Liliana1
Nahiri5
Nissa4
Rowan Kenrith6
Sorin5
Tibalt6
Ugin7
Urza9
Venser10
Will Kenrith6

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Mark Rosewater. (October 15, 2018.) "What’s the Venser Scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  2. Mark Rosewater. (July 19, 2017.) "If there was a scale to determine how likely it is for a planeswalker to return in the storyline, how would you name it?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  3. Mark Rosewater. (July 19, 2017.) "Why is Urza, a long dead planeswalker, only a 9 on the Venser scale, while Venser, who's died in a place full of zombies, the one the get's the scale named after them?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  4. Mark Rosewater. (October 17, 2018.) "Is Tibalt even on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  5. Mark Rosewater. (October 06, 2018.) "Where is my boy Tibalt on the Venser scale???", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  6. Mark Rosewater. (October 14, 2018.) "Where is Urza on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  7. Mark Rosewater. (October 17, 2018.) "On the Venser Scale, where would Nahiri be?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  8. Mark Rosewater. (October 15, 2018.) "Where is Kiora on the Venser Scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  9. Mark Rosewater. (October 14, 2018.) "Where is Arlinn Kord on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  10. Mark Rosewater. (November 04, 2018.) "Arlinn Kord on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  11. Mark Rosewater. (October 19, 2018.) "Which Planeswalkers (if any) are a hard 10 on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  12. Mark Rosewater. (October 21, 2018.) "Can we assume Venser is a 10 on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  13. Mark Rosewater. (October 21, 2018.) "Where is Ashiok on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  14. Mark Rosewater. (October 26, 2018.) "Where is Koth on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  15. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "Hi mark. Could you tell me where Nissa is on the Venser Scale please?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  16. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "Where is Ajani on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  17. Mark Rosewater. (November 9, 2018.) "What's my favorite cat Ajani on the venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  18. Mark Rosewater. (November 5, 2018.) "Is Ugin on the Venser Scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  19. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "Where would Liliana be an Venser Scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  20. Mark Rosewater. (December 1, 2018.) "Where does Liliana sit on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  21. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "Where is garruk on the venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  22. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "What planeswalkers are 1 on Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  23. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "What planeswalkers are 1 on Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  24. Mark Rosewater. (November 9, 2018.) "Chandra on the Venser Scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  25. Mark Rosewater. (November 4, 2018.) "Where does Sorin rank on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  26. Mark Rosewater. (November 9, 2018.) "Is Leshrac a 9 or a 10 on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  27. Mark Rosewater. (November 9, 2018.) "Where would everyones favorite cow dad Angrath be on the Venser Scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.
  28. a b Mark Rosewater. (November 9, 2018.) "Where are Will and Rowan on the Venser scale?", Blogatog, Tumblr.