Most Popular cards on M-L in Modern (All-Time March 2012)

Written by derflippi on March 04, 2012


Magic-League holds A LOT of tournaments, and we have A LOT of data gathered on decks, players and formats. I'm publishing collations of the data (or similar data) on a semi-regular basis.

Without further ado, I present to you the card statistics from all MODERN tournaments run on magic-league:
1. Maindeck nonland cards
2. Maindeck land cards
3. Sideboard cards

1. Maindeck nonland cards

Path to Exile 8648
Lightning Bolt 8481
Tarmogoyf 7926
Kitchen Finks 5001
Snapcaster Mage 4584
Mana Leak 4583
Dark Confidant 4199
Remand 4080
Serum Visions 3927
Inquisition of Kozilek 3685
Noble Hierarch 3515
Cryptic Command 3444
Knight of the Reliquary 3422
Lightning Helix 3257
Thoughtseize 3121
Bloodbraid Elf 3078
Temple Garden 2848
Vendilion Clique 2842
Spell Snare 2388
Birds of Paradise 2242
Goblin Guide 2082
Liliana of the Veil 2022
Wild Nacatl 2018
Grim Lavamancer 1919
Sleight of Hand 1782
Eternal Witness 1759
Sakura-Tribe Elder 1707
Maelstrom Pulse 1693
Punishing Fire 1681
Delver of Secrets/Insectile Aberration 1680
Emrakul, the Aeons Torn 1663
Spell Pierce 1658
Qasali Pridemage 1644
Primeval Titan 1634
Preordain 1625
Squadron Hawk 1620
Gitaxian Probe 1612
Elspeth, Knight-Errant 1528
Thirst for Knowledge 1516
Mox Opal 1468
Ornithopter 1445

2. Maindeck land cards
Island 14236
Misty Rainforest 9736
Plains 9598
Scalding Tarn 9210
Forest 8961
Mountain 8583
Verdant Catacombs 7237
Arid Mesa 6471
Swamp 5382
Marsh Flats 4298
Steam Vents 3962
Hallowed Fountain 3720
Stomping Ground 3270
Overgrown Tomb 2809
Mutavault 2544
Breeding Pool 2396
Treetop Village 2393
Watery Grave 2276
Tectonic Edge 2267
Grove of the Burnwillows 2224
Sacred Foundry 2173
Blackcleave Cliffs 1870
Seachrome Coast 1702
Darkslick Shores 1697
Blood Crypt 1672
Celestial Colonnade 1558
Creeping Tar Pit 1535
Darksteel Citadel 1525
Inkmoth Nexus 1472
Ghost Quarter 1439
Blinkmoth Nexus 1370
Urza's Tower 1224
Cascade Bluffs 1202
Twilight Mire 1201
Glacial Fortress 1152
Urza's Mine 1127
Godless Shrine 1125
Urza's Power Plant 1125


3. Sideboard cards

Ancient Grudge 4242
Relic of Progenitus 2468
Blood Moon 2464
Leyline of Sanctity 2398
Spell Pierce 2314
Thoughtseize 2172
Kitchen Finks 2055
Firespout 2004
Surgical Extraction 1994
Ethersworn Canonist 1901
Obstinate Baloth 1835
Mindbreak Trap 1812
Spellskite 1787
Dismember 1565
Threads of Disloyalty 1520
Timely Reinforcements 1336
Echoing Truth 1292
Deathmark 1286
Disenchant 1229
Combust 1228
Nihil Spellbomb 1212
Duress 1209
Shattering Spree 1200
Chalice of the Void 1164
Rule of Law 1142
Path to Exile 1139
Flashfreeze 1132
Nature's Claim 1077
Torpor Orb 1066
Seal of Primordium 1024
Pithing Needle 1020
Negate 1018
Gaddock Teeg 935
Hurkyl's Recall 896
Engineered Explosives 893
Vendilion Clique 859
Krosan Grip 837
Qasali Pridemage 834
Damnation 782
Meddling Mage 778
Creeping Corrosion 778

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Comments:
by Farseer on 2012-03-04 22:04 CET

Island deck with removal and sb'ing Ancient Grudge. Seems like a plan!


by wiltstorm on 2012-03-05 04:33 CET

just an error i spotted, Temple Garden is incorrectly placed in non-land section.

Thanks for all these data posts Btw.


by Rishi on 2012-03-05 17:38 CET

and isn't preordain banned? Why would people with it?


by derflippi on 2012-03-05 18:02 CET

The data above contains all modern tournaments from ever. This includes the timeframe from before bannings.


by LuckyDucky on 2012-03-06 01:11 CET

This is interesting! Thanks Flippi


by LuckyDucky on 2012-03-08 21:52 CET

Would it be possible to see how many decks a particular card appeared in instead of how many times a card appeared in total?


by derflippi on 2012-03-08 22:23 CET

hmm, technically it is possible and I can check it for individual cards, not summarize however. Missing some database skills for that.


by mtgsoldier on 2012-04-01 13:54 CET

How can the 3 pieces of tron have different numbers of playability? they only see play together...


by derflippi on 2012-04-15 22:56 CET

Tower is the best.


by Ansore on 2012-05-07 12:01 CET

Ban all islands?


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