Modern Snapshot: July 2019

With May and June in the books we are pulling the data to prepare you for the coming weeks. This data set is especially interesting as Modern Horizons showed up in the last couple weeks of the sample. We will comb over the expansive data set to establish the leading archetypes as well as the best performing mainboard and sideboard cards in the Modern format. It is especially interesting to compare this data side-by-side with last month’s data. Let’s dig in.

Methodology

All data has been pulled from mtgtop8.com. The data set contains 1,218 decklists from  May and June 2019 tournament results. Archetypes that comprised more than 5% of the dataset have been identified above. Individual cards have been ranked by dominance rating. This is calculated by multiplying the percent of decks they appear in by the average number of copies that appear in said decks. For frame of reference, a card that appears in 25% of decks as a two of will have a 0.5 dominance rating. For a hypothetical, 100-player tourney this means that there would be 0.5 copies of said card per player in the room.

Top 10 Mainboard Cards
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Top 10 Sideboard Cards
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Wrap-Up
I always enjoy comparing the results data from the previous month to the current. This was the first period that contained Modern Horizons. Despite Hogaak only being around for the last couple weeks of the period, it managed to devour 5% of the two-month metagame. It was absolutely the correct decision to ban Bridge from Below. The format is the wild west again. Who takes the crown in post-Hogaak Modern? How will the London mulligan affect things? Please share your thoughts with us in our discussion group. Or if you would like to take a swing at writing content for the site you can contact us directly here. We will be back tomorrow with another article for you to enjoy. Until then my friends.

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