Overview

The Storm Scale is a rating system Mark Rosewater uses to rate the chances of something coming back to Magic. You can see a detailed explanation of the scale on the Wizards website. The key things to know are:

The data behind this site predominantly comes from the wonderful Storm Scale Database.

The site was last updated on October 6, 2017.

Timeline
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
Now
Mechanics
-1/-1 counters
Affinity
4
6
Affinity for artifacts
7
9
10
Ally mechanic
7
Animated lands
2
Annihilator
Ante
9
10
Arcane
7
Aura swap
6
Auras that tap
10
Awaken
4
Banding
Bands with other
Basic lands
0
Battalion
5
4
Battle cry
3
Bestow
7
Bloodrush
6
Bloodthirst
3
Bolster
5
Bushido
8
Bushido (new name)
4
Buyback
Cantrips
Cascade
3
6
Champion
6
Changelings
Chroma
6
10
Cipher
9
Clash
Cohort
8
Coin flip
1
2
Colorless mana costs
6
Colorless spells
1
Conspire
7
Constellation
5
6
Converge
6
Convoke
2
2.5
3
Creatures that transform into planeswalkers
5
Creatures with abilities usable by any player
10
Cumulative Upkeep
9
Curses
5
2
Cycling
Dash
3
Deathtouch
Delirium
7
Delve
8
Detain
5
3
Devoid
6
2
5
Devotion
2
5
4
Devour
Domain
Double-faced cards
Dredge
Echo
Emerge
6
Empire (mechanic)
10
Energy
5
Entwine
4
5
Epic
7
8
Escalate
5
Evoke
2
4
5.5
5
Evolve
Exalted
Exert
3
Exploit
6
Extort
6
Extra turn
1
Face down mechanics
6
Fading
8
Fateful hour
8
Fateseal
8
Fear
9
10
Ferocious
7
Flanking
9
7
Flanking (tweaked)
7
5
7
6
Flashback
Flicker effects
1
Flip cards
10
Flying
Forecast
8
Formidable
9
Fractions
9.5
Free spell mechanic
10
Frenzy
8
Fuse
4
Gotcha
Graft
8
Grandeur
4
5
Gravestorm
8
Graveyard order matters
10
Grind
5
Haunt
Hellbent
5
Heroic
5
4
Horsemanship
9
8
9
Hybrid mana
Imprint
Infect
2
8
6
7
6
7
Ingest
9
Inspired
7
Instant speed discard
1
Instant speed lands
10
Intimidate
9
10
Investigate
4
3
Kicker
Kinship
7
Laces
8
Land creature
Landfall
Landhome
9
Landwalk
9
Level up
7
8
Lhurgoyf mechanic
3
Living weapon
Lotuses
8
Madness
Manifest
6
Megamorph
9
Meld
5
Mercenary mechanic
8
Metalcraft
7
Miracle
4.5
5
8
Monocolored hybrid mana
2
3
Monstrosity
Monstrous
5
Morbid
Morph
Moxen
Multikicker
5
Negative power or toughness
4
Ninjutsu
Ninjutsu (new name)
6
Nonbasic landwalk
9
Nonland Typecycling
8
Outlast
7
Overload
6
Pacts
7
Panglacial Wurm mechanic
9
Persist
6
Phasing
Phasing (tweaked)
7
Phyrexian mana
7
Phyrexian mana (new name)
5
Pitch cards
6
4
6
Poison
2
6
Populate
Processors
9
Proliferate
2
5
Protection
2
Provoke
Prowess
1
Purple
9.5
Putting cards in opponent's deck
10
Quests
6
5
Radiance
8
9
Raid
3
Rally
6
Rampage
9
Rebel mechanic
8
9
Rebound
Recover
7
Referencing the stack
8
Remove counters
3
Replicate
4
5
Retrace
Rhystic mechanic
9
Ripple
8
Scavenge
4
Scratch-off cards
9
Scry
Shadow
6.5
7
Shroud
9
Sixth color
9
Skulk
7
Slivers
Slivers (old-style)
10
Snow
Sorceries castable with flash (like Rout)
5
Soulbound
5
6
Split second
Storm
Support
6
Surge
4
Suspend
9
8
9
7
8
Suspend (tweaked)
8
Threshold
Totem armor
4
3
5
Transfigure
9
Transform
3
Transmute
9
Traps
6
Tribal
9
Two cards spells
7
Undying
5
Unearth
2
4
3
Unleash
4
Untap symbol
Vanishing
7
Wither
3
5
World
8
9
Cards
1/1 vanilla creature
1
Angelic Destiny
4
Banana-themed card
6
Baneslayer Angel
3
Bear lord
3
Dark Ritual
10
Dark Ritual (in red)
10
Dead planeswalker card
10
Disenchant
8
Donate
10
Double-faced card with Morph which is a flip card on both sides
11
Doubling Season
10
Fetch lands
3
6
Giant Growth
2
Goblin planeswalker
5
Healing Salve
6
Jace, the Mind Sculptor
10
Lightning Bolt
2
8
Maro
3.5
Mishra's Factory
9
Mother of Runes
8
Naughty & Nice
10
Nonbasic lands with basic land types
2
Ooze lord
4
Pain lands
5
Path to Exile
Phyrexian planeswalker
10
Planeswalker with banding
12
Shichifukujin Dragon
10
Skullclamp
10
Storm Crow
1
Swords to Plowshares
Sylvan Library
10
Sylvan Library (different colors)
5
Vanilla creature at rare or mythic rare
1
Volcanic Hammer
3
Wall without defender
10
Winter Orb
9
Planes
Alara
4
Dominaria
5
4
Fiora
5
Innistrad
1
Kaladesh
3
Kamigawa
8
Lorwyn/Shadowmoor
7
Mercadia
New Phyrexia
5
Rabiah
Rath
Ravnica
1
Regatha
6
Segovia
8
Serra's Realm
Shandalar
7
Tarkir
4
Theros
3
Ulgothra
8
10
9
Vryn
4
Zendikar
2
Themes
All-creature set
8
Artifact-themed block
1
Block set in the past
6
Dwarves (theme)
5
Enchantment-themed block
Goblins (theme)
2
Graveyard-themed set
1
Human tribal
1
Legendary matters
5
No-creature set
10
Nostalgia-themed set
5.5
Other IP-based set
10
Pirate world
9
7
6
Planar Chaos-like set
9
Planeswalker-less set
10
Planeswalker-themed set
10
Time Spiral-like set
9.5
Tribal set (all classes)
7
Tribal set (some classes)
5
Unbalanced color set
Tribes
Beebles
8
Big aquatic creatures
1
Dauthi
6
Djinn
4
Dwarves
Faeries
3
Goats
2
Lhurgoyfs
7
Ninjas
6
Phyrexians
Rebels
5
Scarecrows
2
1
2
Spellshapers
4
Spikes
Other
Absolutely-removed-from-the-freaking-game-forever zone
10
Alternate card frames
2
Commas in names
1
Creatures bigger than Eldrazi
8
Cross-block keywords
8
Full art lands
1
Full art vanilla creatures
5
Magic puzzles
1
Magic puzzles by Mark Rosewater
9
Mark Rosewater art
10
New Ravnica guilds
9
Noncreature tokens
2
Planechase
5
Resized cards
11
Six planeswalkers in a block
3
Un-set
4
Unique promotional cards
12
White bordered cards
10
World Championship Decks
9
You Make the Card
3
4
3