This time we’ll take a journey into the recent history of Modern.
Modern is a great format to play nowadays, but it hasn’t always been like this. Wizards and the DCI had a lot of trouble iterating until the format was as healthy as possible. How? With the most invoked and feared instrument in Magic: the banhammer.
Let’s start with some history.
Now let’s take a look at how this banning/unbanning history has affected the metagame of the last year and a half.
It’s interesting to focus on how some cards found their way to stay in the top 20 cards in the format despite the bans, while others (in grey) made an appearance only to fall back into oblivion.
That’s it for today. See any interesting patterns above? Be sure to point them out in the comments!