Throne of Eldraine impact in each format

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For this specific case we reviewed the metagame of each format in the last 15 days.

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Throne of Eldraine was one of the strongest sets of recent times, but unfortunately it was so strong that some cards were banned. The set was released on October 4th, 2019, since then, we are already over 2 months, how it impacted each format? These lists were made using our Metagame pagelink outside website: We collected information from 5-0 decks, Playoff winners, Challenge and other tournaments. The job here was to process the Throne of Eldraine cards that most appeared on these winning decks; in other words, it's not my opinion but just a description of what is happening in the format.

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For this specific case we reviewed the metagame of each format in the last 15 days.

STANDARD

9. Fervent Champion - 88 copies in 22 decks (22% of metagame) 8. Embercleave - 96 copies in 25 decks (25% of metagame) 7. Witch's Oven - 100 copies in 25 decks (25% of metagame) 6. Cauldron Familiar - 100 copies in 25 decks (25% of metagame) 5. Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp - 103 copies in 40 decks (40% of metagame) 4. Murderous Rider // Swift End - 103 copies in 35 decks (35% of metagame) 3. Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire - 115 copies in 36 decks (36% of metagame) 2. Mystical Dispute - 145 copies in 38 decks (38% of metagame)
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1. Fabled Passage - 178 copies in 62 decks (62% of metagame)

PIONEER

9. Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft - 177 copies in 66 decks (9% of metagame) 8. Fabled Passage - 225 copies in 84 decks (12% of metagame) 7. Castle Garenbrig - 249 copies in 78 decks (11% of metagame) 6. Lovestruck Beast // Heart's Desire - 292 copies in 77 decks (11% of metagame) 5. Opt - 311 copies in 82 decks (11% of metagame) 4. Mystical Dispute - 324 copies in 139 decks (19% of metagame) 3. Castle Locthwain - 365 copies in 120 decks (17% of metagame) 2. Murderous Rider // Swift End - 419 copies in 137 decks (19% of metagame)
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1. Bonecrusher Giant // Stomp - 563 copies in 148 decks (21% of metagame)

MODERN

9. Drown in the Loch - 81 copies in 45 decks (8% of metagame) 8. Opt - 104 copies in 31 decks (6% of metagame) 7. Castle Garenbrig - 147 copies in 47 decks (9% of metagame) 6. Mystic Sanctuary - 162 copies in 86 decks (16% of metagame) 5. Emry, Lurker of the Loch - 214 copies in 70 decks (13% of metagame) 4. Gilded Goose - 339 copies in 93 decks (18% of metagame) 3. Mystical Dispute - 425 copies in 202 decks (39% of metagame) 2. Once Upon a Time - 547 copies in 158 decks (30% of metagame)
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1. Oko, Thief of Crowns - 704 copies in 202 decks (39% of metagame)

PAUPER

9. Witch's Cottage - 2 copies in 1 decks (0% of metagame) 8. Crashing Drawbridge - 2 copies in 1 decks (0% of metagame) 7. Rimrock Knight // Boulder Rush - 4 copies in 1 decks (0% of metagame) 6. Witching Well - 14 copies in 6 decks (5% of metagame) 5. Golden Egg - 19 copies in 8 decks (7% of metagame) 4. Fling - 20 copies in 13 decks (11% of metagame) 3. Thornwood Falls - 42 copies in 13 decks (11% of metagame) 2. Mystic Sanctuary - 49 copies in 21 decks (18% of metagame)
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1. Wind-Scarred Crag - 60 copies in 15 decks (13% of metagame)

LEGACY

9. Gilded Goose - 27 copies in 12 decks (5% of metagame) 8. Wishclaw Talisman - 27 copies in 9 decks (4% of metagame) 7. Return to Nature - 28 copies in 20 decks (8% of metagame) 6. Mystic Sanctuary - 33 copies in 24 decks (10% of metagame) 5. Deafening Silence - 45 copies in 27 decks (12% of metagame) 4. Sorcerous Spyglass - 58 copies in 33 decks (14% of metagame) 3. Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft - 70 copies in 46 decks (20% of metagame) 2. Once Upon a Time - 91 copies in 31 decks (13% of metagame)
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1. Oko, Thief of Crowns - 158 copies in 57 decks (25% of metagame)

ANALYZE

Oko, Thief of Crowns shows that it is still a problem in formats that is not banned. Throne of Eldraine was a very strong set that managed to impact eternal formats like Legacy and Modern. Cards such as Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft, Once Upon a Time, Oko, Thief of Crowns, Mystical Dispute, Mystic Sanctuary , Gilded Goose among many other cards appear with over 10% of the metagame in various formats! Brazen Borrower // Petty Theft is a card that we need to keep an eye out for if Oko's ban occurs. The card has already proved to be a perfect option for Tempo decks and is gaining more and more legacy space.
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