1385 decks maintained by 622 different users were used to compile these results
Last counted on 05/07/2017
- Last counted on 05/07/2017
- Only decks posted and/or updated after 05/07/2016 (Less then one year old) were considered.
- There are 14176 deck-lists from 5492 users in the database.
- Only 1385 of those decks by 622 users were posted and/or updated after 05/07/2016.
- In those decks 115446 cards were counted and out of those 252 were not recognized by the script
- Those 1385 decks contained 7632 out of the 17232 unique cards in Magic
- Usually the number before each cardname represents how many of those 1385 decks have that particular card in their list
The commander metagame
60 Colorless 39 Green 35 Blue 29 Black 20 White 9 Multicolor 8 Red
The number before each card represents the percentage of decks that include this card when possible (e.g. 6% of all bant or five color decks included Bant Charm) 48 Multicolor 38 Green 32 Blue 27 Black 26 Colorless 20 White 9 Red
Number is the total amount of occurences of creature cards with that creature type, creature cards with multiple types are counted multiple times (e.g. Both Human and Shaman get +0 from Eternal witness.)
- Today (01/26/2012) KingChewie's decklist database contains over 3000 decklists (his numbers are a bit off)
- Of those decklists only about 2600 contained DECK tags
- Of those decklists only about 2400 were well formed
- Cards with spelling mistakes were not counted
- Even if you have 99 Mountains in your list, only one Mountain was counted.
- Magnus Magicus decks were also counted.
- Some cards probably appear lower on the list because they are from recent editions and not everyone updates all his/her decklists
- More statistics will follow...
- Sol Ring reigns supreme, but we already knew that
- EDH players are on a budget
- Island is only the third most popular basic land...
- The top 10 only contains colorless cards.
- Demonic Tutor is the first colored card on the list.
- Damnation is played more than Wrath of God
BGJumpin' JaradsGB BB Furry Rat Lady: The Deck BB UU I Don't Ever Want To Explain How Knowledge Pool Works Ever Again UU RR This Is My Suika Cosplay Lightning Bolt Deck RR WW Mangara exiles both permanents and friends RWG Marath Sunforger RWG WUBRG Cromat and Friends WUBRG
Also, would it be possible to get a top 50 for each color?
Other than the name of the card I do not really have anything to sort the cards on and I do not feel like doing something like that manually. Maybe I will write a script that can lookup each card's metadata.
The problem with defining [EDH] by what is "fun" is that everyone seems to define fun as what they don't lose to. If you keep losing to easily answered cards, that means you should improve your deck. If you don't want to improve your deck, then you should come to peace with the idea that you are going to lose because you chose to not interact with better strategies.
Wow this is an awesome find. Just opens people's eyes to the so-called "over-saturation" of staple cards. Personally, I feel not every card is created equal, some cards are inherently better than others. We've determined what cards are good, several people have; why all the fuss about "using the same cards".
Some very cool stuff here. I'm going to second the request that you post a top 50 by color + top 50 lands and top 50 non-land colorless. If it's not too much effort. It'd be nice to have some actual stats to compare to the posted top 50 lists.
I'd love to know many unique cards were listed. Is the format truly as diverse as we think?
This is a thought provoking question; I have given thought, myself, to the glut of staple cards in EDH, providing little room for others and producing repetitive game states. I think the answer, however, is that this IS a very diverse format given to the interactions that can happen between these staples and the other cards that are packed in, the generals and the diversity of deck types, the number of players in a game. Let us not also forget, that even though we may include any number of these staples, there is also the factor of free-will within a game. Though I may have Tooth and Nail in every deck that runs green, I may not always go for the same two creatures.
It's interesting to see the most played cards maybe doing a top50 by color/type can be interesting like other says. It's a little bit harder but with some deck builder program you can import your stats and see cards by color or a script to check the color of cards.
I wonder though, how this list would have been reflected BEFORE the commander precons were released. Sol Ring and Lightning Greaves were in EVERY package sold, and I'm sure almost everyone has obtained these precons to some degree, it's no wonder that these two cards take the first two slots as they ARE good cards and have flooded player's collections.
'Most polular' top 50 doesn't even quite cut it with this scenario as the two cards can easily be tossed in any deck because it's been made available to players to do so. I suppose a similar arguement can be made for TOP, but players had to go out of they're way to collect the card for their deck, so imo. that is the number 1 card in EDH still.
Just something to consider...
ps. I also +1 the idea of expanding this template to colors, multi, colorless, and non-lands. It would be VERY interesting to see where EDH is headed.
pss. I also appriciated the observation that EDH still maintains to be a casual, budget oriented format. Thumbs up on that one community, and let's keep it there.
Well, Red's power comes mostly from cheap, efficient creatures and spells. In a format where big is boss (combos, fatties, sorceries, et al) what reason would there be to go packing those red spells into a deck? Red shows up as a supporting role to other colors in EDH or as a star in a few mono-red decks. That hardly spells universal to me. Red doesn't suck, it just doesn't really fit this format as a whole. Wizards needs to start making some spells for this color that don't just have haste, shoot things down and go boom. Cards more like Chaos Warp and Stranglehold.
Some cards trumping others will be due to available alternatives, example: Wrath of God vs. Damnation.
While functionally similar, white has for more wraths, many of which have added utility for little added cost, such as Hallowed Burial, or has similar options in a more reasonable budget, Day of Judgement. Black's other wraths tend to have much higher CMC, and/or much higher price tags (Decree of Pain (cmc 8), Rain of Daggers (cmc 6, rare, drawbacks), etc).
Some cards are higher also due to popularity of colors: Damnation may also be ahead of Wrath of God, as black is viewed as a much stronger color in EDH than white, so sees more play. (arguable in this case, as both swamps and plains are very close).
Black, Blue, and Green are also the colors that can tutor, ramp, and draw better, and thus may make a larger percentage of the land base as they can fix for other colors.
Lack of red cards may be directly proportional due to red being played about 20% behind the other colors (estimate by land count).
Second, what is up with some of these cards? Rupture Spire? I never even considered playing it in any deck, let alone seeing it in the top 200 most played cards.
Third, I agree that the time of the decklists has an impact on the stats. For example, Kodama's Reach and Cultivate are essentially the same, but Kodama's Reach is much more popular due to it being much older.
Finally, I am not really surprised by the top 10-20 cards because it's basically what you would expect: coloress staples followed by basic lands and then the most versatile cards from the strongest colors.