Best and Worst Openings

This page is meant to be reminiscent of the Isotropic leaderboard. We consider the openings -- the cards you buy on the first two turns -- as if they were players whose skill adds to yours. The "level" of an opening then indicates the minimum amount it should add, or subtract, from your effective level, rounded up.

There are many openings of average or unknown effectiveness in level 0. They're hidden by default, but they will show up when you search for a particular card or "All cards".

skill rangerankcardscost
Level +2 2.611 ± 0.909 1 Horse Traders / Chapel 4/2
2.553 ± 0.906 2 Horse Traders / Ambassador 4/3
2.203 ± 0.906 3 Horse Traders / Masquerade 4/3
Level +1 1.676 ± 0.923 4 Horse Traders / Fool's Gold 4/2
1.439 ± 0.903 5 Horse Traders / Steward 4/3
1.405 ± 0.903 6 Horse Traders / Fishing Village 4/3
1.233 ± 0.904 7 Horse Traders / Swindler 4/3
0.925 ± 0.903 8 Horse Traders / Loan 4/3
 
Level 0 7.123 ± 18.615 Witch / Horse Traders 5/4
6.451 ± 19.683 Mint / Horse Traders 5/4
6.125 ± 20.605 Horse Traders / Scheme / Hamlet 4/3/2
5.878 ± 20.004 Festival / Horse Traders 5/4
5.772 ± 20.680 Horse Traders / Moneylender 4/4
5.708 ± 20.723 Horse Traders / Silver / Lighthouse 4/3/2
5.405 ± 19.519 Stash / Horse Traders 5/4
5.328 ± 20.816 Horse Traders / Potion 4/4
5.137 ± 20.863 Mountebank / Horse Traders 5/4
5.134 ± 21.754 Explorer / Horse Traders 5/4
4.739 ± 21.018 Cache / Horse Traders 5/4
4.361 ± 21.176 Horn of Plenty / Horse Traders 5/4
4.050 ± 21.304 Horse Traders / Pirate Ship 4/4
3.807 ± 21.412 Inn / Horse Traders 5/4
3.437 ± 21.581 Torturer / Horse Traders 5/4
3.433 ± 21.600 Horse Traders / Chapel / Fool's Gold 4/2/2
3.244 ± 22.515 Harvest / Horse Traders 5/4
3.239 ± 11.188 Horse Traders / Nomad Camp / Copper 4/4/0
3.237 ± 21.717 Highway / Horse Traders 5/4
2.628 ± 22.081 Ghost Ship / Horse Traders 5/4
2.588 ± 22.521 Jester / Horse Traders 5/4
1.816 ± 16.480 Horse Traders / Worker's Village 4/4
1.816 ± 22.668 Feast / Horse Traders 4/4
1.392 ± 23.047 Wharf / Horse Traders 5/4
0.530 ± 0.964 Horse Traders / Lighthouse 4/2
0.529 ± 0.907 Horse Traders / Tunnel 4/3
0.339 ± 0.905 Horse Traders / Silver 4/3
0.312 ± 0.947 Horse Traders / Menagerie 4/3
0.227 ± 0.933 Horse Traders / Scheme 4/3
0.193 ± 0.903 Horse Traders / Lookout 4/3
0.165 ± 1.033 Horse Traders / Crossroads 4/2
0.033 ± 0.946 Horse Traders / Develop 4/3
-0.431 ± 0.913 Horse Traders / Village 4/3
-0.479 ± 1.804 Horse Traders / Nomad Camp 4/4
-0.604 ± 0.944 Horse Traders / Trade Route 4/3
-0.631 ± 0.941 Horse Traders / Oasis 4/3
-0.727 ± 1.665 Horse Traders / Courtyard 4/2
-0.777 ± 0.909 Horse Traders / Shanty Town 4/3
-0.906 ± 0.953 Horse Traders / Warehouse 4/3
-0.984 ± 1.485 Horse Traders / Embargo 4/2
-2.698 ± 2.874 Horse Traders / Copper 4/0
-2.749 ± 4.919 Mandarin / Horse Traders 5/4
-2.756 ± 18.617 Horse Traders / Remodel 4/4
-2.879 ± 14.745 Horse Traders / Horse Traders 4/4
-3.720 ± 21.493 Horse Traders / Smithy 4/4
-3.751 ± 3.854 Horse Traders / Estate 4/2
-5.622 ± 20.656 Minion / Horse Traders 5/4
-6.729 ± 20.397 Margrave / Horse Traders 5/4
-7.122 ± 19.755 Laboratory / Horse Traders / Copper 5/4/0
-7.418 ± 19.821 Envoy / Horse Traders 4/4
-7.436 ± 20.226 Apprentice / Horse Traders 5/4
-7.620 ± 20.185 Horse Traders / Walled Village 4/4
-7.875 ± 19.216 Horse Traders / Salvager 4/4
-8.923 ± 15.982 Horse Traders / Noble Brigand 4/4
-9.116 ± 18.268 Upgrade / Horse Traders 5/4
 
Level -1 -1.091 ± 1.020 Horse Traders / Fortune Teller 4/3
-0.997 ± 0.907 Horse Traders / Smugglers 4/3
-1.597 ± 1.494 Horse Traders / Oracle 4/3
-1.318 ± 1.173 Horse Traders / Wishing Well 4/3
-1.199 ± 0.994 Horse Traders / Watchtower 4/3
-2.072 ± 1.796 Horse Traders / Moat 4/2
-1.349 ± 1.069 Horse Traders / Woodcutter 4/3
-2.769 ± 2.478 Horse Traders / Herbalist 4/2
-1.819 ± 1.516 Horse Traders / Chancellor 4/3
-1.884 ± 1.280 Horse Traders / Native Village 4/2
Level -1 -1.769 ± 1.122 Horse Traders / Hamlet 4/2
-2.330 ± 1.682 Horse Traders / Haven 4/2
-2.789 ± 2.137 Horse Traders / Secret Chamber 4/2
-1.715 ± 0.996 Horse Traders / Great Hall 4/3
-2.337 ± 1.564 Horse Traders / Cellar 4/2
-2.332 ± 1.494 Horse Traders / Pawn 4/2
-2.870 ± 1.962 Horse Traders / Pearl Diver 4/2
Level -2 -2.129 ± 0.959 Horse Traders / Workshop 4/3
-2.119 ± 0.910 Horse Traders / Black Market 4/3
-5.640 ± 4.419 Horse Traders / Duchess 4/2
Level -3 -3.615 ± 1.165 Horse Traders 4/-