March of the Machine Draft Tier List

Hello, and welcome to our March of the Machine Draft Tier List. This article is meant as a companion to our March of the Machine Draft Guide. In that one we talked in-depth about this format, but in this one we’ll just assign letter grades to each card in the set.

This way, you’ll know how we feel about each specific card, and have an easier time deciding which cards to pick. Hopefully, this will help you draft March of the Machine even better.

March of the Machine Draft Tier List – Legend

Before we get to the tier list, let’s quickly check what our grades mean.

  • A: The best bombs. These are cards that often win you the game on their own.
  • B: Strong cards that can pull you in their colors.
  • C: Fine cards that you’ll likely play if you’re in their colors.
  • D: Mediocre cards, which you’ll sometimes play, but would rather avoid them.
  • F: Unplayable cards.

Since it can be hard to bundle cards in just five groups, all grades (except F), can come with a “+” or a “-” symbol. Grade C+ is better than C, which is better than C-.

With that said, let’s get to it!

March of the Machine Draft Tier List

WhiteGrade
Aerial BoostC+
Alabaster Host IntercessorC
Alabaster Host SanctifierC
Anafenza, Kin-Tree SpiritC
Angelic InterventionC
Archangel ElspethA-
Attentive SkywardenD+
Bola SlingerC
Boon-Bringer ValkyrieA
Cut ShortC
Daxos, Blessed by the SunC-
Dusk Legion DuelistB
Elesh Norn // The Argent EtchingsA-
Elesh Norn, Grand CenobiteA+
Elspeth's SmiteC
Enduring BondwardenC
Golden-Scale AeronautC
Guardian of GhirapurB+
Heliod, the Radiant Dawn // Heliod, the Warped EclipseC+
Infected DefectorD
Inspired ChargeD
Invasion of Belenon // Belenon War AnthemD+
Invasion of Dominaria // Serra FaithkeeperC
Invasion of Gobakhan // Lightshield ArrayB-
Invasion of Theros // Ephara, Ever-ShelteringD+
Kenrith, the Returned KingB
Kithkin BillyriderC-
Knight of the New CoalitionC
Knight-Errant of EosB-
Kor HalberdC-
Kwende, Pride of FemerefD
Monastery MentorB
Norn's InquisitorB+
Phyrexian AwakeningC
Phyrexian CensorC
Progenitor ExarchA-
Realmbreaker's GraspC
ScrollshiftD
Seal from ExistenceC+
Seraph of New Capenna // Seraph of New PhyrexiaC-
Sigiled SentinelC
Sram, Senior EdificerC-
Sun-Blessed Guardian // Furnace-Blessed ConquerorC-
Sunder the GatewayC
SunfallA+
Surge of SalvationD+
Swordsworn CavalierC
Tarkir Duneshaper // Burnished DunestomperC
Thalia, Guardian of ThrabenC
Tiller of FleshD
Zhalfirin LancerC
RedGrade
Akki ScrapchomperC-
Beamtown BeatstickD+
Bloodfeather PhoenixC
Burning Sun's FuryD
Captain Lannery StormC+
Chandra, Hope's BeaconA+
City on FireC
Coming In HotD+
Etali, Primal Conqueror // Etali, Primal SicknessA
Fearless SkaldC+
Furnace GremlinC-
Furnace Host ChargerC-
Furnace ReinsC
Hangar ScroungerC
Harried Artisan // Phyrexian SkyflayerC-
Into the FireD+
Invasion of Kaldheim // Pyre of the World TreeD+
Invasion of Karsus // Refraction ElementalC+
Invasion of Mercadia // Kyren FlamewrightC+
Invasion of Regatha // Disciples of the InfernoC-
Invasion of Tarkir // Defiant ThundermawA-
Karsus DepthguardD
Khenra Spellspear // Gitaxian SpellstalkerC
Lithomantic BarrageD+
Marauding DreadshipC+
Mirran BanesplitterD+
Nahiri's WarcraftingB
Onakke JavelineerC-
Pyretic Prankster // Glistening GoremongerC
Ragavan, Nimble PilfererB+
Ral's ReinforcementsB-
Ramosian GreatswordF
Rampaging RaptorB
Redcap HeelslasherC-
Scrappy BruiserD-
Searing BarbD+
Shatter the SourceC
Shivan Branch-BurnerC
Squee, the ImmortalD+
Stoke the FlamesB
Thrashing FrontlinerC-
Trailblazing HistorianD
Urabrask // The Great WorkC
Urabrask the HiddenC
Valduk, Keeper of the FlameD+
Volcanic SpiteB+
Voldaren ThrillseekerB
War-Trained SlasherD+
Wrenn's ResolveC-
Zada, Hedron GrinderD
ArtifactGrade
Flywheel RacerD+
Halo HopperC-
Invasion of Ravnica // Guildpact ParagonC
KitesailD+
Phyrexian ArchivistD
Realmbreaker, the Invasion TreeD
Skittering SurveyorC
Sword of Once and FutureA-
Urn of GodfireD+

BlueGrade
Artistic RefusalB-
Assimilate EssenceC
Astral WingspanC
Baral, Chief of ComplianceC
Captive Weird // Compleated ConjurerB+
Change the EquationD
Chrome Host SeedsharkA
Complete the CircuitF
Corruption of TowashiC
Disturbing ConversionC
Emry, Lurker of the LochD-
Ephara's DispersalB
Expedition LookoutC
Eyes of GitaxiasB-
Faerie MastermindB
Furtive AnalystD
Halo-Charged SkaabC-
Inga Rune-EyesC
Invasion of Arcavios // Invocation of the FoundersF
Invasion of Kamigawa // Rooftop SaboteursC+
Invasion of Segovia // Caetus, Sea Tyrant of SegoviaB
Invasion of Vryn // Overloaded Mage-RingC-
Jin-Gitaxias // The Great SynthesisB
Jin-Gitaxias, Core AugurF
Meeting of MindsC+
Moment of TruthC-
NegateD-
Oculus WhelpC-
Omen HawkerC
Oracle of TragedyC
Order of the Mirror // Order of the Alabaster HostC
Preening ChampionB+
Protocol KnightC
Rona, Herald of Invasion // Rona, Tolarian ObliteratorB+
Saiba CryptomancerC+
See DoubleB-
Skyclave Aerialist // Skyclave InvaderB
Stasis FieldC-
Temporal CleansingC
Tetsuko Umezawa, FugitiveC+
Thunderhead SquadronD+
Tidal TerrorC
Transcendent MessageC+
Wicked SlumberC-
Xerex Strobe-KnightB
Zephyr SingerA
Zhalfirin ShapecraftC-
GreenGrade
Ancient ImperiosaurA-
Arachnoid AdaptationC
Atraxa's FallD-
Blighted BurgeoningC
Bonded Herdbeast // Plated KilnbeastD
Chomping KavuC
Converter BeastC+
Copper Host CrusherD
Cosmic HungerB-
Crystal CarapaceD
Deeproot WayfinderC+
Doomskar WarriorA-
Fertilid's FavorC-
Fynn, the FangbearerC
Glistening DawnA-
Gnottvold Hermit // Chrome Host HulkC-
Goreclaw, Terror of Qal SismaC+
Herbology Instructor // Malady InvokerB-
Invasion of Ikoria // Zilortha, Apex of IkoriaC
Invasion of Ixalan // Belligerent RegisaurB+
Invasion of Muraganda // Primordial PlasmC-
Invasion of Shandalar // Leyline SurgeD
Invasion of Zendikar // Awakened SkyclaveC
Iridescent BlademasterC-
Kami of Whispered HopesC
Overgrown PestB
Ozolith, the Shattered SpireB-
Placid RottentailD
Polukranos Reborn // Polukranos, Engine of RuinB+
Portent TrackerC
Ravenous SailbackC
Renata, Called to the HuntD+
Sandstalker MolochC+
Seed of HopeC
Serpent-Blade AssailantC-
Storm the SeedcoreC
Streetwise NegotiatorC+
Tandem TakedownB-
Tangled SkylineB-
Timberland AncientC-
Tribute to the World TreeC-
Vengeant EarthD
Vorinclex // The Grand EvolutionA
Vorinclex, Voice of HungerD-
War HistorianC-
Wary ThespianC
Wildwood EscortC-
Wrenn and RealmbreakerB-
Yedora, Grave GardenerD+
LandGrade
Bloodfell CavesC
Blossoming SandsC
Dismal BackwaterC
Jungle HollowC
Rugged HighlandsC
Scoured BarrensC
Swiftwater CliffsC
Thornwood FallsC
Tranquil CoveC
Wind-Scarred CragC

BlackGrade
Aetherblade Agent // Gitaxian MindstingerC
Archpriest of ShadowsB+
Ayara, First of LocthwainC-
Ayara, Widow of the Realm // Ayara, Furnace QueenB-
Bladed Battle-FanC-
Blightreaper Thallid // Blightsower ThallidB-
Bloated ProcessorB-
Breach the MultiverseA
Collective NightmareB-
Compleated HuntmasterC-
Consuming AetherbornC-
Corrupted ConvictionC
Deadly DerisionB
Dreg RecyclerC
Etched FamiliarC-
Etched Host DoombringerD+
Failed ConversionD+
Final FlourishB
Flitting GuerrillaC-
Gift of CompleationC
Glistening DelugeD
Gloomfang MaulerC
Grafted ButcherC+
Hoarding BroodlordA-
Horobi, Death's WailC-
Ichor DrinkerC+
Ichor ShadeD
Invasion of Eldraine // Prickle FaeriesC+
Invasion of Fiora // Marchesa, Resolute MonarchA
Invasion of Innistrad // Deluge of the DeadA
Invasion of Ulgrotha // Grandmother Ravi SengirC
Merciless RepurposingC+
Mirrodin AvengedD-
Nezumi Freewheeler // Hideous FleshwheelerD+
Nezumi InformantC+
Phyrexian GargantuaC
Pile OnB+
Render InertC
Scorn-Blade BerserkerB-
Seizan, Perverter of TruthD
Sheoldred // The True ScripturesA
Sheoldred, Whispering OneA
Skithiryx, the Blight DragonB
Tenured OilcasterD-
Traumatic RevelationC-
Tymaret, Chosen from DeathC
Unseal the NecropolisC
Vanquish the WeakC+
Yargle, Glutton of UrborgD
MulticolorGrade
Aegar, the Freezing FlameC
Arixmethes, Slumbering IsleD
Atraxa, Praetors' VoiceA
Atris, Oracle of Half-TruthsB+
Aurelia, the WarleaderB
Baral and Kari ZevC+
Borborygmos and FblthpA-
Botanical BrawlerC
Brudiclad, Telchor EngineerC+
Dina, Soul SteeperD
Djeru and HazoretC-
Drana and LinvalaC-
Elvish VatkeeperB
Errant and GiadaC+
Ezuri, Claw of ProgressD
Firesong and SunspeakerD
Firja, Judge of ValorC
Ghalta and MavrenB+
Glissa, Herald of PredationA
Grimgrin, Corpse-BornA-
Gyruda, Doom of DepthsA
Halo ForagerB
Hidetsugu and KairiA
Imoti, Celebrant of BountyB
Inga and EsikaB-
Invasion of Alara // Awaken the MaelstromC
Invasion of Amonkhet // Lazotep ConvertB+
Invasion of Azgol // Ashen ReaperC
Invasion of Ergamon // Truga CliffchargerC-
Invasion of Kaladesh // Aetherwing, Golden-Scale FlagshipD+
Invasion of Kylem // Valor's Reach Tag TeamD
Invasion of Lorwyn // Winnowing ForcesC
Invasion of Moag // Bloomwielder DryadsD
Invasion of New Capenna // Holy Frazzle-CannonD+
Invasion of New Phyrexia // Teferi Akosa of ZhalfirA
Invasion of Pyrulea // Gargantuan SlabhornC
Invasion of Tolvada // The Broken SkyC
Invasion of Xerex // Vertex PaladinC
Jegantha, the WellspringC-
Joyful StormsculptorC
Judith, the Scourge DivaB-
Juri, Master of the RevueC
Kaheera, the OrphanguardD+
Keruga, the MacrosageC+
Kogla and YidaroA-
Kroxa and KunorosC+
Kroxa, Titan of Death's HungerB-
Lathiel, the Bounteous DawnD+
Lurrus of the Dream-DenA
Lutri, the SpellchaserB-
Marshal of ZhalfirB
Mirror-Shield HopliteC
Mutagen ConnoisseurC-
Niv-Mizzet RebornD+
Obosh, the PreypiercerC
Omnath, Locus of AllD-
Quintorius, LoremasterB
Radha, Coalition WarlordD-
Raff, Weatherlight StalwartC
Rampaging GeodermC
Rankle and TorbranC
Reyav, Master SmithC
Rona, Sheoldred's FaithfulC
Sculpted PerfectionC-
Shanna, Sisay's LegacyC-
Stormclaw RagerC
Taigam, Ojutai MasterC-
Teysa KarlovD+
Thalia and The Gitrog MonsterA-
Umori, the CollectorC+
Yargle and MultaniD
Yarok, the DesecratedC+
Yorion, Sky NomadA-
Zimone and DinaB-
Zirda, the DawnwakerC+
Zurgo and OjutaiB+

Companions

One quick note about companions. These are rated as they wouldn’t have the companion clause. If you manage to fulfill their condition and use them as companions, they become even better.

Conclusion

Finally, don’t forget to also read our March of the Machine Draft Guide, if you haven’t done so already. In it, we talk about the best commons, discuss archetypes, and provide additional tips for you to do well in the draft.

If you don’t agree with the rankings, let us know in the comments below, and we can discuss them together. Until next time, have fun, and may you always make the optimal pick.

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