There is a clear metagame warp in January’s data. However, it appears to be driven less by actual metagame forces than Magic Online being Magic Online.
Time to close the books on 2023. It’s been quite a year. We saw two of the biggest sustained warps in Modern’s history, banned and restricted policy reverted to an earlier form, and we had the first unban since 2019.
With Fury and Up the Beanstalk banned, Modern is set to dramatically change. The data clearly shows how necessary the bans were, though the impact is uncertain.
Modern continues to be dominated to an extreme degree by Scam. There has been innovation in the lower tiers, but it appears that the status quo will persist.
April’s Modern metagame data is deceptive. The tale that the numbers suggest isn’t the story that actually happened. David E has the explanation inside.
April’s Modern Metagame Update shows the top decks settling in while innovation and change rock the lower tiers. And Murktide has a surprise for us, too!
The February Modern Metagame Update is here, and its data seems deeply at odds with the claims Wizards made about format win rates. What’s the real story?
The January Modern Metagame Update is here. In this month, the top decks remain stable while the lower tiers show more innovation and experimentation.
David S. got to sling some Sneak and Show in person, and is back with both a tournament report and some juicy financial takes for Legacy lovers.
New month, new Modern metagame update. While there have been shakeups within the Tiers, the last update of 2022 looks familiar… and that’s alarming.
The metagame has achieved general stability, but the paper and MTGO metagames are diverging… and Tier 1 is half the field! David E. has the data.
Francesco discusses new creatures from the Zendikar block, with a special focus on the competitive history of the much-maligned Eldrazi.