Ratings

This page will contain the most recent results of the Dominion Card Power Level polls that I do from time to time. The idea is to get the community’s overall take on how good each individual card-shaped object in Dominion is.

What makes a card “powerful” or “good”? Well that question certainly does NOT have a solid answer. I think it’s very important to say up-front and constantly keep in mind that this is all completely subjective. This data is based on input from lots of different people who have their own unique definitions of what makes a card good or bad.
Given that the entire nature of this is subjective, I think it’s important to keep that in mind when drawing any conclusions from the data — for example, the fact that Market is just above Trading Post on the list doesn’t mean that you should always buy Market over Trading Post whenever you get the chance, but rather that they are both middling cards overall.

Here’s a link to the current open poll. You are welcome to submit your ratings at any time and they will be counted the next time I collect data.

Here’s a list of links to all of the posts I’ve made of previous versions of the card power level lists for reference or in case you want more data. The next time I plan to capture data on this is in a few months, after we’ve had some time to play with the Menagerie cards.

First Post – everything through Empires
Second post – Nocturne first impressions
Third post – Nocturne cards revisited
Fourth post – Renaissance first impressions
Fifth post – Renaissance cards revisited
Sixth post – Menagerie first impressions

Based on these stats, I created the “Bite-sized” Dominion article series. It takes the top-rated 10% or so of cards and links to brief articles explaining why these cards are so powerful.

And finally, here’s the most recent aggregate list of all Dominion cards through Renaissance, along with their mean and median ratings. If you want to see a Google Sheet with this data along with some additional stats and other features, you can find that here.
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Card Name	Mean	Median
Academy		6.78	7
Acting Troupe	4.42	5
Advance		5.56	5
Adventurer	0.97	1
Advisor		5.93	6
Alchemist	7.2	7
Alms		7.51	8
Altar		7.02	7
Ambassador	9.23	10
Amulet		7.09	7
Annex		2	2
Apothecary	6.07	6
Apprentice	6.76	7
Aqueduct	4.41	5
Archive		6.21	6
Arena		4.76	5
Armory		4.48	4
Artificer	5.98	6
Artisan		6.66	7
Avanto		8.3	8
Baker		6.16	6
Ball		5.16	5
Band of Misfits	5.55	5.5
Bandit		5.33	5
Bandit Camp	6.89	7
Bandit Fort	6.95	7
Bank		5.57	5
Banquet		2.95	3
Bard		3	2
Baron		4.26	4
Barracks	5.83	6
Basilica	4.74	5
Baths		2.68	3
Battlefield	5.51	6
Bazaar		6.61	7
Beggar		2.07	2
Bishop		6	6
Black Market	7.68	8
Blessed Village	6.88	7
Bonfire		7.16	8
Border Guard	5.53	6
Border Village	8.13	8
Borrow		7.18	7
Bridge		7.72	8
Bridge Troll	7.67	8
Bureaucrat	1.5	1
Bustling Village 6.1	6
Butcher		7.5	8
Cache		1.93	2
Canal		6.5	7
Candlestick Maker 4.52	4
Capital		5.12	5
Capitalism	6.5	6
Caravan		6.5	6.5
Caravan Guard	4.36	4
Cargo Ship	6.11	6
Cartographer	5.04	5
Castles		5.8	6
Catacombs	6.61	7
Catapult	6.09	6
Cathedral	8.61	9
Cellar		3.69	4
Cemetery	5.68	6
Chancellor	1.88	1.5
Changeling	4.75	4.5
Chapel		9.59	10
Chariot Race	6.14	6
Charm		5.69	6
Citadel		6.89	7
City		6.77	7
City Gate	4.67	4.5
City Quarter	8.02	8
Cobbler		4.92	5
Coin of the Realm 6.44	7
Colonnade	5.05	5
Conclave	6.28	6
Conquest	4.51	4
Conspirator	6.26	6
Contraband	2.85	3
Coppersmith	2.72	3
Council Room	6.32	6.5
Count		6.88	7
Counterfeit	7.71	8
Counting House	1.87	2
Courtier	5.39	6
Courtyard	5.36	6
Crop Rotation	5.17	5
Crossroads	5.02	5
Crown		7.64	8
Crypt		4.76	5
Cultist		9.22	9
Cursed Village	7.41	8
Cutpurse	4.52	4.5
Death Cart	3.27	3
Defiled Shrine	5.53	6
Delve		6.02	6
Den of Sin	7.76	8
Develop		4.49	5
Devil's Workshop 6.28	6
Diplomat	5.13	5.5
Distant Lands	6.27	6
Doctor		5.07	5
Dominate	8.2	9
Donate		9.82	10
Druid		4.07	4
Ducat		4.11	4
Duchess		0.93	1
Duke		5.08	5
Dungeon		6.2	6
Duplicate	5.04	5
Embargo		2.89	3
Embassy		6	6
Emporium	5.23	5
Encampment	7.65	8
Enchantress	6.32	6
Engineer	5.69	6
Envoy		6.8	7
Exorcist	6.21	6
Expand		5.28	5.5
Expedition	5.45	5.5
Experiment	6.05	6
Exploration	3.44	4
Explorer	3.28	3
Fair		5.33	5
Fairgrounds	5.27	5
Faithful Hound	3.31	3
Familiar	8.02	8
Farmers' Market	4.83	4.5
Farming Village	6.04	6
Farmland	4	4
Feast		2.9	3
Feodum		3.61	3
Ferry		8.33	9
Festival	5.86	6
Fishing Village	7.87	8
Flag Bearer	5.26	5
Fleet		7.11	7
Fool		3.21	3
Fool's Gold	5.93	6
Forager		6.82	7
Forge		5.59	5.5
Fortress	6.98	7
Fortune		8.59	9
Fortune Teller	2.58	2
Forum		6.31	6
Fountain	5.39	5.5
Gardens		4.69	5
Gear		7.13	8
Ghost Ship	7.89	8
Ghost Town	6.36	6.5
Giant		5.09	5
Gladiator	4.61	5
Golem		5.48	6
Goons		9.46	10
Governor	8.72	9
Grand Market	8.33	8
Graverobber	4.7	4.5
Great Hall	2.45	3
Groundskeeper	7.63	8
Guardian	4.55	4
Guide		4.98	5
Guildhall	6.39	7
Haggler		7.15	7
Hamlet		6.16	6
Harbinger	3.58	3
Harem		3.39	3
Harvest		1.33	1
Haunted Woods	6.67	7
Haven		3.87	3.5
Herald		6.89	7
Herbalist	2.2	2
Hermit		6.43	7
Hideout		6.53	7
Highway		7.96	8
Hireling	7.02	7
Hoard		5.15	5
Horn of Plenty	6.82	7
Horse Traders	4.53	5
Hunting Grounds	7	7
Hunting Party	7.7	8
Idol		5.69	6
Ill-Gotten Gains 5.89	6
Improve		6.05	6
Inheritance	8.33	9
Inn		5.42	5
Innovation	7.5	8
Inventor	7.79	8
Ironmonger	7.58	8
Ironworks	5.84	6
Island		4.47	4
Jack of All Trades 6.83	7
Jester		6.11	6
Journeyman	6.3	7
Junk Dealer	7.93	8
Keep		7.84	8
King's Court	9.83	10
Knights		7.33	7
Laboratory	7.38	7
Labyrinth	4.74	5
Lackeys		7.47	8
Legionary	6.74	7
Leprechaun	4.69	5
Library		5.1	5
Lighthouse	5.67	6
Loan		4.91	5
Lookout		5.55	6
Lost Arts	8.27	8
Lost City	7.84	8
Lurker		6.67	7
Magpie		7.07	7
Mandarin	2.47	3
Marauder	6.24	6
Margrave	8.2	8
Market		5.66	6
Market Square	6.23	6
Masquerade	8.32	9
Masterpiece	2.34	2
Menagerie	6.64	7
Merchant	4.76	5
Merchant Guild	5.89	6
Merchant Ship	3.68	4
Messenger	3.91	4
Militia		6.92	7
Mill		5.65	6
Mine		2.98	3
Mining Village	6.22	6
Minion		7.98	8
Mint		4.72	5
Miser		4.02	4
Mission		5.3	5
Moat		3.26	3
Monastery	7.07	7
Moneylender	6.38	6
Monument	5.69	6
Mountain Pass	5.92	6
Mountain Village 6.74	7
Mountebank	9.6	10
Museum		7.08	7
Mystic		4.45	4
Native Village	5.13	5
Navigator	2.3	2
Necromancer	4.83	5
Night Watchman	4.62	4
Noble Brigand	2.64	2
Nobles		6.7	7
Nomad Camp	3.53	4
Oasis		4.22	4
Obelisk		5.26	5
Old Witch	7.79	8
Oracle		4.41	5
Orchard		6.47	6
Outpost		6.15	6
Overlord	7.86	8
Page		9.2	10
Pageant		5.72	6
Palace		5.21	6
Pathfinding	8.07	8
Patrician	4.35	4
Patrol		6.57	7
Patron		5.74	6
Pawn		4.14	4
Pearl Diver	2.26	2
Peasant		9.09	9.5
Peddler		6.85	7
Philosopher's Stone 1.82 2
Piazza		5.56	6
Pilgrimage	4.82	5
Pillage		3.45	4
Pirate Ship	2.15	2
Pixie		5.52	6
Plan		6.38	7
Plaza		6.84	7
Plunder		7.31	7.5
Poacher		4.83	5
Pooka		5.14	5
Poor House	2.86	3
Port		7.18	7
Possession	7.44	8
Priest		7.63	8
Prince		5.72	6
Procession	6.23	6
Quarry		6.27	7
Quest		3.13	3
Rabble		7.17	7
Raid		2.61	3
Raider		2.86	2
Ranger		5.58	6
Ratcatcher	6.24	6
Rats		3.68	4
Raze		6.8	7
Rebuild		8.47	8
Recruiter	9.05	9
Relic		5.89	6
Remake		7.73	8
Remodel		5.68	6
Replace		6.51	7
Research	5.37	5
Ritual		3.56	4
Road Network	3.44	3
Rocks		3.4	4
Rogue		4.23	4
Royal Blacksmith 5.7	6
Royal Carriage	7.71	8
Royal Seal	3.02	3
Saboteur	2.36	2
Sacred Grove	4.62	5
Sacrifice	6.36	6
Sage		4.07	4
Salt The Earth	5.3	5.5
Salvager	5.87	6
Sauna		8.12	9
Save		7.56	8
Scavenger	4.32	4
Scepter		5.11	5
Scheme		6.17	6
Scholar		4.53	4
Scout		0.62	0
Scouting Party	4.71	5
Scrying Pool	8.62	9
Sculptor	6.37	7
Sea Hag		6.39	6
Seaway		5.66	6
Secret Cave	4.57	5
Secret Chamber	0.9	1
Secret Passage	4.12	5
Seer		8.37	8
Sentry		8.06	8
Settlers	4.4	4
Sewers		7.39	8
Shanty Town	4.66	5
Shepherd	7.21	7
Silk Merchant	8.26	9
Silk Road	3.76	4
Silos		5.78	5.5
Sinister Plot	7.89	8
Skulk		4.93	5
Smithy		6.88	7
Smugglers	4.96	5
Soothsayer	6.6	7
Spice Merchant	6.89	7
Spices		6.53	7
Spy		2.85	2
Squire		5.33	6
Stables		7	7
Star Chart	8.22	9
Stash		2.49	2
Steward		8.04	8
Stonemason	6.52	7
Storeroom	4.27	4
Storyteller	6.4	7
Summon		6.86	7
Swamp Hag	6.87	7
Swashbuckler	6.42	6
Swindler	7.84	8
Tactician	6.89	7
Talisman	3.35	3.5
Tax		3.52	3
Taxman		3.64	3
Temple		5.93	6
Thief		1.33	1
Throne Room	7.34	7
Tomb		7.13	7
Tormentor	5.5	5
Torturer	8.56	9
Tournament	8.7	9
Tower		6.32	6
Tracker		3.97	4
Trade		6.16	6
Trade Route	3.47	3
Trader		4.38	4
Trading Post	5.4	6
Tragic Hero	6.07	6
Training	6.7	7
Transmogrify	5.96	6
Transmute	0.44	0
Travelling Fair	6.61	7
Treasure Map	2.78	3
Treasure Trove	5.09	5
Treasurer	7.74	8
Treasury	5.35	5
Tribute		3.18	3
Triumph		6.37	7
Triumphal Arch	5.92	6
Tunnel		4.33	4
University	6.7	7
Upgrade		7.54	8
Urchin		7.73	8
Vagrant		3.41	4
Vampire		7.69	8
Vassal		3.94	4
Vault		5.28	6
Venture		4.07	4
Villa		7.88	8
Village		6.58	7
Villain		4.21	4
Vineyard	6.76	7
Wall		7.61	8
Walled Village	5.83	6
Wandering Minstrel 7.93	8
Warehouse	5.63	6
Watchtower	5.62	6
Wedding		4.7	5
Werewolf	7.07	7
Wharf		9.22	9
Wild Hunt	7.86	8
Windfall	4.56	5
Wine Merchant	5.47	5
Wishing Well	4.52	5
Witch		8.74	9
Wolf Den	7	7
Woodcutter	3.08	3
Worker's Village 6.94	7
Workshop	4.28	4
Young Witch	6.53	7

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