Format statistics for Modern are compiled by evaluating the occurrence of each card in the format, and comparing it to the inclusion of that card in the previous iterations of the format over the 6 months prior to the start of this iteration of the format. The decks used to make these calculations have all been played competitively, and were top-ranked (e.g., "Top 8") in their tournaments.

However, there have not been a sufficient number of tournaments in the current iteration of Modern to establish a reasonable trend. So, the results below are for the previous iteration of Modern.

This iteration of Modern Format started on Jan. 25, 2019, and was updated on May 3, 2019. The formats that are being used for comparison are Modern_2018-07-13, and Modern_2018-10-05.

2299 decks have been evaluated to determine these trends.

Top 100 Cards

100 most played cards in Modern
Place Card Card Rating % of Decks Playing % Change % of All Cards % Change Recent Lowest Price
1 Mountain 40.54% 3.04% 1.900% 15.8% $-.--
2 Island 41.10% 3.04% 1.732% 17.9% $-.--
3 Lightning Bolt 33.54% -16.66% 1.549% -16.9% $2.50
4 Forest 35.10% -9.53% 1.273% -10.2% $-.--
5 Path to Exile 27.01% -6.86% 1.214% -6.4% $9.00
6 Faithless Looting 22.88% 19.47% 1.108% 20.4% $1.00
7 Surgical Extraction 35.54% 45.88% 1.084% 60.3% $47.50
8 Serum Visions 20.84% 24.42% 1.009% 27.9% $3.50
9 Scalding Tarn 21.88% 14.24% 0.958% 24.3% $89.75
10 Bloodstained Mire 20.31% -20.04% 0.915% -20.5% $29.75
11 Fatal Push 20.79% 1.34% 0.843% 16.3% $3.25
12 Wooded Foothills 20.40% -16.43% 0.833% -12.5% $27.00
13 Thoughtseize 21.14% -12.69% 0.815% -10.6% $12.75
14 Opt 15.44% 11.35% 0.760% 15.0% $0.25
15 Plains 28.75% -12.60% 0.742% -3.9% $-.--
16 Ancient Stirrings 13.83% 2.87% 0.739% 3.1% $3.00
17 Flooded Strand 19.36% -6.22% 0.733% -12.8% $24.00
18 Manamorphose 13.61% 52.87% 0.699% 63.8% $16.50
19 Swamp 23.49% -4.17% 0.678% 9.2% $-.--
20 Snapcaster Mage 19.14% 14.12% 0.662% -4.9% $58.50
21 Field of Ruin 16.70% 3.11% 0.647% 5.8% $3.25
22 Thought Scour 12.31% 114.81% 0.642% 144.7% $0.50
23 Spirebluff Canal 12.40% 58.64% 0.627% 78.4% $8.00
24 Noble Hierarch 12.14% -25.20% 0.624% -24.8% $38.75
25 Dismember 23.40% 8.18% 0.623% 18.7% $3.25
26 Inquisition of Kozilek 15.48% -4.41% 0.621% -11.2% $4.50
27 Damping Sphere 23.05% 0.14% 0.607% -1.4% $1.00
28 Steam Vents 20.40% 11.43% 0.606% 11.1% $12.50
29 Rest in Peace 18.40% -17.77% 0.602% -14.4% $10.00
30 Verdant Catacombs 13.70% 0.42% 0.601% 1.2% $64.50
31 Arclight Phoenix 10.96% 153.94% 0.586% 154.2% $16.00
32 Chalice of the Void 12.79% 135.38% 0.572% 122.2% $59.00
33 Horizon Canopy 16.53% -14.58% 0.572% -17.5% $57.50
34 Polluted Delta 15.62% 34.79% 0.567% 26.9% $26.00
35 Aether Vial 10.92% -9.63% 0.560% -7.4% $34.50
36 Nature's Claim 13.05% -21.14% 0.552% -18.6% $0.25
37 Windswept Heath 13.31% -23.24% 0.549% -24.8% $15.25
38 Blood Moon 17.79% 72.39% 0.545% 55.0% $16.25
39 Relic of Progenitus 15.40% 3.28% 0.527% 18.8% $4.25
40 Simian Spirit Guide 10.35% 247.75% 0.510% 245.2% $3.25
41 Collective Brutality 18.66% 0.70% 0.507% -0.7% $14.50
42 Cryptic Command 11.40% -1.21% 0.505% -1.0% $26.25
43 Thing in the Ice/Awoken Horror 9.70% 112.50% 0.504% 132.7% $12.50
44 Leyline of the Void 11.57% -13.47% 0.503% -20.4% $42.75
45 Ghost Quarter 19.44% -0.16% 0.492% 7.6% $1.25
46 Abrade 20.49% 16.32% 0.481% 14.7% $1.50
47 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben 10.48% -10.47% 0.470% 6.9% $10.75
48 Mox Opal 8.74% -18.04% 0.467% -17.5% $89.00
49 Anger of the Gods 19.44% 18.57% 0.459% -0.2% $3.25
50 Mishra's Bauble 9.40% 8.52% 0.453% 13.8% $6.25
51 Thought-Knot Seer 9.74% 28.77% 0.453% 34.6% $6.75
52 Engineered Explosives 20.53% -11.20% 0.451% -12.2% $-.--
53 Stomping Ground 17.88% -18.30% 0.444% -8.7% $8.75
54 Cavern of Souls 13.61% 0.70% 0.438% -4.1% $62.75
55 Assassin's Trophy 13.96% 75.34% 0.436% 61.8% $-.--
56 Walking Ballista 15.48% 6.16% 0.431% -11.6% $-.--
57 Tarmogoyf 8.22% 1.03% 0.424% -0.8% $-.--
58 Scavenging Ooze 12.57% 2.37% 0.424% 15.4% $4.00
59 Street Wraith 7.96% -9.10% 0.422% -9.2% $-.--
60 Blood Crypt 18.66% -11.19% 0.400% -17.3% $8.75
61 Stony Silence 14.53% -36.35% 0.399% -41.5% $-.--
62 Negate 14.62% -12.59% 0.392% -2.5% $0.25
63 Dispel 19.14% 16.36% 0.392% 1.0% $-.--
64 Monastery Swiftspear 7.44% -2.97% 0.392% 0.2% $-.--
65 Liliana of the Veil 10.66% 11.58% 0.391% 7.6% $-.--
66 Lightning Axe 13.57% 98.93% 0.377% 86.8% $-.--
67 Blackcleave Cliffs 8.35% -33.99% 0.369% -35.7% $33.25
68 Gemstone Mine 10.27% 68.21% 0.362% 59.2% $-.--
69 Grafdigger's Cage 19.27% 16.63% 0.358% 20.3% $6.50
70 Tireless Tracker 12.40% 32.55% 0.354% 24.9% $-.--
71 Primeval Titan 6.74% 58.93% 0.348% 57.2% $10.25
72 Leyline of Sanctity 7.44% 42.10% 0.345% 41.7% $-.--
73 Ancient Grudge 13.66% -5.73% 0.345% -6.8% $-.--
74 Spell Pierce 14.40% 72.22% 0.339% 51.7% $0.25
75 Fulminator Mage 8.87% 16.13% 0.339% 19.1% $-.--
76 Sleight of Hand 6.87% 39.92% 0.338% 36.6% $1.50
77 Urza's Tower 6.13% 7.49% 0.328% 7.6% $2.75
78 Urza's Mine 6.13% 7.49% 0.328% 7.6% $-.--
79 Expedition Map 6.18% -8.80% 0.328% -1.0% $3.50
80 Urza's Power Plant 6.09% 6.73% 0.325% 6.9% $-.--
81 Eidolon of the Great Revel 6.44% -1.33% 0.325% -2.8% $5.00
82 Tolaria West 8.48% 89.95% 0.320% 84.9% $-.--
83 Misty Rainforest 10.96% -15.35% 0.317% -24.1% $67.50
84 Ensnaring Bridge 7.09% -10.41% 0.316% 4.5% $46.25
85 Lava Spike 5.92% -5.75% 0.311% -5.3% $2.75
86 Eldrazi Temple 5.83% 49.65% 0.310% 52.7% $-.--
87 Welding Jar 8.13% 26.59% 0.309% 36.9% $-.--
88 Bloodghast 5.65% -19.74% 0.301% -18.1% $-.--
89 Remand 7.31% -15.11% 0.298% -4.3% $-.--
90 Arid Mesa 9.92% -12.14% 0.294% -14.9% $-.--
91 Summoner's Pact 6.31% 49.55% 0.291% 61.6% $-.--
92 Inkmoth Nexus 5.39% -15.73% 0.288% -14.6% $-.--
93 Hallowed Fountain 12.44% -25.71% 0.286% -24.0% $8.25
94 Collected Company 5.39% -33.51% 0.286% -33.6% $-.--
95 Phantasmal Image 6.70% -34.78% 0.282% -35.3% $13.75
96 Death's Shadow 5.26% 7.69% 0.278% 7.2% $16.25
97 Knight of Autumn 10.22% 53.75% 0.277% 47.7% $3.25
98 Blooming Marsh 6.83% 20.74% 0.271% 22.5% $-.--
99 Nihil Spellbomb 9.66% 53.85% 0.270% 65.6% $0.25
100 Overgrown Tomb 11.92% 3.54% 0.269% 5.8% $5.50

Cards Trending Up

50 cards trending up in Modern
Place Card Card Rating % of Decks Playing % Change % of All Cards % Change Recent Lowest Price
1 Chalice of the Void 12.788% 127.61% 0.572% 114.19% $59.00
2 Thought Scour 12.310% 60.75% 0.642% 88.14% $0.50
3 Surgical Extraction 35.537% 25.09% 1.084% 30.25% $47.50
4 Simian Spirit Guide 10.352% 90.40% 0.510% 88.99% $3.25
5 Island 41.105% 1.14% 1.732% 15.35% $-.--
6 Spirebluff Canal 12.397% 47.89% 0.627% 57.61% $8.00
7 Blood Moon 17.790% 72.21% 0.545% 61.11% $16.25
8 Thing in the Ice/Awoken Horror 9.700% 58.57% 0.504% 67.33% $12.50
9 Arclight Phoenix 10.961% 39.03% 0.586% 39.20% $16.00
10 Serum Visions 20.835% 17.30% 1.009% 19.18% $3.50
11 Shatterstorm 11.222% 1138.38% 0.164% 907.41% $0.75
12 Scalding Tarn 21.879% 6.59% 0.958% 16.54% $89.75
13 Eldrazi Temple 5.829% 67.06% 0.310% 68.83% $-.--
14 Selesnya Sanctuary 4.002% 100.72% 0.174% 260.43% $0.25
15 Leyline of Sanctity 7.438% 56.34% 0.345% 56.84% $-.--
16 Thought-Knot Seer 9.743% 28.00% 0.453% 38.14% $6.75
17 Pyromancer Ascension 5.307% 516.41% 0.141% 430.81% $-.--
18 Dragon's Claw 6.177% 135.03% 0.195% 139.22% $-.--
19 Tolaria West 8.482% 60.00% 0.320% 51.31% $-.--
20 Manamorphose 13.615% 15.57% 0.699% 18.35% $16.50
21 Gemstone Mine 10.265% 38.14% 0.362% 40.89% $-.--
22 Reality Smasher 4.306% 79.32% 0.226% 86.01% $-.--
23 Ravenous Trap 9.917% 160.57% 0.224% 82.76% $-.--
24 Flame Slash 8.004% 204.55% 0.147% 215.80% $0.25
25 Coalition Relic 3.132% 3355.94% 0.101% 8261.86% $-.--
26 Gemstone Caverns 5.655% 111.52% 0.181% 111.18% $42.75
27 Lightning Axe 13.571% 42.63% 0.377% 33.86% $-.--
28 Primeval Titan 6.742% 39.06% 0.348% 37.40% $10.25
29 Crackling Drake 7.917% 132.96% 0.212% 77.18% $-.--
30 Dismember 23.402% 6.27% 0.623% 16.03% $3.25
31 Auriok Champion 5.133% 21.80% 0.206% 70.98% $-.--
32 Ghost Quarter 19.443% 7.28% 0.492% 20.96% $1.25
33 Sleight of Hand 6.873% 34.23% 0.338% 33.19% $1.50
34 Spell Pierce 14.398% 47.79% 0.339% 33.01% $0.25
35 Relic of Progenitus 15.398% 3.29% 0.527% 18.15% $4.25
36 Chandra, Torch of Defiance 7.830% 133.51% 0.172% 88.41% $-.--
37 Beacon Bolt 5.959% 3187.94% 0.084% 2222.74% $-.--
38 Summoner's Pact 6.307% 28.89% 0.291% 38.09% $-.--
39 Pact of Negation 6.568% 46.42% 0.192% 70.13% $16.75
40 Soul-Scar Mage 2.131% 193.99% 0.111% 246.37% $1.75
41 Opt 15.442% 8.19% 0.760% 11.46% $0.25
42 As Foretold 1.522% 1579.97% 0.078% 1739.88% $-.--
43 Pentad Prism 2.392% 111.20% 0.127% 126.33% $0.25
44 Polluted Delta 15.616% 20.08% 0.567% 13.43% $26.00
45 Nihil Spellbomb 9.656% 31.55% 0.270% 32.73% $0.25
46 Welding Jar 8.134% 27.32% 0.309% 26.88% $-.--
47 Spire of Industry 5.655% 31.37% 0.239% 37.64% $1.00
48 Desert Cerodon 2.044% 137.47% 0.109% 144.18% $-.--
49 Lotus Bloom 2.392% 95.55% 0.128% 99.48% $7.50
50 Plains 28.752% -5.15% 0.742% 9.40% $-.--

Cards Trending Down

50 cards trending down in Modern
Place Card Card Rating % of Decks Playing % Change % of All Cards % Change Recent Lowest Price
1 Lightning Bolt 33.536% -17.39% 1.549% -83.06% $2.50
2 Stony Silence 14.528% -30.30% 0.399% -64.23% $-.--
3 Bloodstained Mire 20.313% -20.09% 0.915% -81.69% $29.75
4 Nature's Claim 13.049% -27.09% 0.552% -73.05% $0.25
5 Chromatic Star 4.393% -45.22% 0.234% -55.18% $5.50
6 Scrap Trawler 0.131% -96.35% 0.007% -3.65% $-.--
7 Ichor Wellspring 0.131% -96.35% 0.007% -3.65% $-.--
8 Fiery Temper 0.870% -80.99% 0.034% -15.93% $-.--
9 Terrarion 0.131% -96.21% 0.007% -3.86% $-.--
10 Bedlam Reveler 3.915% -41.23% 0.151% -46.62% $-.--
11 Phantasmal Image 6.699% -36.00% 0.282% -62.70% $13.75
12 Mind Stone 0.783% -80.58% 0.028% -14.46% $0.75
13 Rest in Peace 18.399% -15.93% 0.602% -79.40% $10.00
14 Noble Hierarch 12.136% -18.84% 0.624% -81.41% $38.75
15 Blackcleave Cliffs 8.352% -27.43% 0.369% -72.31% $33.25
16 Lightning Helix 6.046% -34.27% 0.262% -65.18% $-.--
17 Grim Lavamancer 6.481% -40.15% 0.126% -47.40% $-.--
18 Reflector Mage 5.220% -38.07% 0.237% -63.50% $1.25
19 Leyline of the Void 11.570% -15.72% 0.503% -78.89% $42.75
20 Inquisition of Kozilek 15.485% -11.46% 0.621% -82.59% $4.50
21 Chromatic Sphere 4.263% -44.98% 0.228% -63.64% $0.75
22 Darksteel Citadel 4.915% -32.20% 0.256% -66.75% $-.--
23 Sai, Master Thopterist 2.479% -57.91% 0.073% -36.92% $-.--
24 Spell Queller 4.002% -42.65% 0.207% -63.07% $-.--
25 Grove of the Burnwillows 3.088% -45.03% 0.113% -48.94% $-.--
26 Yavimaya Coast 0.305% -90.54% 0.010% -7.86% $1.25
27 Collected Company 5.394% -28.72% 0.286% -71.25% $-.--
28 Mox Opal 8.743% -19.94% 0.467% -80.48% $89.00
29 Forest 35.102% -10.54% 1.273% -92.28% $-.--
30 Izzet Staticaster 2.392% -65.26% 0.045% -30.35% $-.--
31 Drogskol Captain 3.393% -35.45% 0.176% -63.04% $1.50
32 Supreme Phantom 3.393% -35.45% 0.180% -64.21% $-.--
33 Mausoleum Wanderer 3.393% -35.45% 0.181% -64.63% $-.--
34 Windswept Heath 13.310% -17.48% 0.549% -84.95% $15.25
35 Thoughtseize 21.140% -11.81% 0.815% -89.72% $12.75
36 Tormod's Crypt 9.700% -22.72% 0.199% -68.62% $0.75
37 Horizon Canopy 16.529% -7.88% 0.572% -86.69% $57.50
38 Geist of Saint Traft 3.828% -42.92% 0.089% -50.36% $-.--
39 Flooded Strand 19.356% -6.32% 0.733% -89.64% $24.00
40 Buried Ruin 0.913% -74.48% 0.016% -16.41% $-.--
41 Sin Collector 3.132% -43.81% 0.072% -46.74% $0.25
42 Bloodghast 5.655% -21.51% 0.301% -79.15% $-.--
43 Inventors' Fair 3.871% -38.97% 0.066% -45.84% $2.75
44 Desperate Ritual 3.654% -32.24% 0.176% -69.28% $-.--
45 Tormenting Voice 0.609% -74.15% 0.018% -18.86% $-.--
46 Gaddock Teeg 4.872% -40.92% 0.117% -60.29% $7.00
47 Sacred Foundry 9.047% -30.67% 0.196% -71.82% $7.00
48 Terminus 3.393% -28.69% 0.162% -67.82% $-.--
49 Boros Charm 3.088% -31.15% 0.163% -68.83% $1.50
50 Gruul Turf 0.783% -63.23% 0.017% -19.35% $0.25

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