What are the new Historic staples after the Strixhaven release?

Angel Sevilla
19/04/2021 · 3 min read

With the release of Strixhaven, a ton of new cards just arrived in Historic. This week, we will take a look at the most played cards over the weekend to get an overview of what are the new Strixhaven staples.

This week analysis: Strixhaven impact on Historic

Hello everyone, 

With the release of Strixhaven, a ton of new cards just arrived in Historic. In this article, we will take a look at this weekend most played cards. The idea is to get an overview of the new Strixhaven staples and optimize your crafts and acquisitions. As you may suspect, the Mystical Archive cards are having a huge impact on Historic. Let's take a deeper look at it.

After doing the proper math, the clear is winners are:

0.01 Tixes @CardHoarder 0.35 @CardKingdom 0.75 @TCGplayer

0.1 Tixes @CardHoarder 1.99 @CardKingdom 1.99 @TCGplayer

But they're also followed by some less expected ones:

6.94 Tixes @CardHoarder 2.99 @CardKingdom 2.7 @TCGplayer

0.03 Tixes @CardHoarder 0.35 @CardKingdom 0.5 @TCGplayer

And of course, for those avid of data, we have compiled two tables with the most played cards from the main set and from the Mystical Archive.

Strixhaven most played cards:

# Card Name Number of times played Price Image
1st Rip Apart 65 $0.59
2nd Magma Opus 37 $4.99
3rd Elite Spellbinder 36 $4.49
4th Prismari Command 36 $5.49
5th Test of Talents 27 $0.25
6th Clever Lumimancer 26 $0.99
7th Quandrix Command 21 $0.59
8th Flamescroll Celebrant 15 $0.25
9th Go Blank 14 $0.25
10th Thrilling Discovery 12 $0.25
11th Vanishing Verse 11 $3.99
12th Solve the Equation 11 $1.29
13th Fracture 10 $0.69
14th Expressive Iteration 8 $0.59
15th Witherbloom Apprentice 8 $0.25
16th The Biblioplex 7 $0.59
17th Selfless Glyphweaver 7 $0.25
18th Witherbloom Command 7 $1.29
19th Baleful Mastery 6 $1.99
20th Leonin Lightscribe 5 $0.59
21st Creative Outburst 5 $0.25
22nd Culling Ritual 5 $2.79
23rd Silverquill Silencer 4 $0.25
24th Furycalm Snarl 4 $2.49
25th Silverquill Command 4 $0.25
26th Velomachus Lorehold 4 $7.99
27th Decisive Denial 4 $0.25
28th Eureka Moment 3 $0.25
29th Mila, Crafty Companion 3 $5.49
30th Humiliate 3 $0.25
31st Lash of Malice 3 $0.25
32nd Reject 3 $0.25
33rd Grinning Ignus 2 $0.25
34th Mavinda, Students' Advocate 2 $2.79
35th Teach by Example 2 $0.25
36th Divide by Zero 2 $0.25
37th Galazeth Prismari 2 $17.99
38th Strict Proctor 2 $0.99
39th Mortality Spear 1 $0.25
40th Plumb the Forbidden 1 $0.59
41st Rowan, Scholar of Sparks 1 $8.49
42nd Conspiracy Theorist 1 $0.25
43rd Dragonsguard Elite 1 $0.25
44th Show of Confidence 1 $0.25
45th Quandrix Apprentice 1 $0.25
46th Closing Statement 1 $0.25
47th Killian, Ink Duelist 1 $0.25
48th Symmetry Sage 1 $0.25
49th Blot Out the Sky 1 $3.99
50th Valentin, Dean of the Vein 1 $2.29
51st Professor Onyx 1 $20.99
52nd Tempted by the Oriq 1 $0.25
53rd Shineshadow Snarl 1 $2.49
54th Semester's End 1 $0.35
55th Kasmina, Enigma Sage 1 $5.99
56th Introduction to Prophecy 1 $0.25
57th Flunk 1 $0.25
58th Extus, Oriq Overlord 1 $4.99
59th Sedgemoor Witch 1 $8.49

Strixhaven Mystical Archive:

# Card Name Number of times played Price Image
1st Brainstorm 112 $0.69
2nd Memory Lapse 87 $0.25
3rd Faithless Looting 80 $0.39
4th Negate 69 $0.25
5th Lightning Helix 67 $0.79
6th Shock 60 $0.25
7th Growth Spiral 52 $0.25
8th Inquisition of Kozilek 50 $3.99
9th Opt 49 $0.25
10th Duress 49 $0.25
11th Time Warp 38 $17.99
12th Strategic Planning 31 $0.25
13th Claim the Firstborn 23 $0.25
14th Abundant Harvest 23 $0.79
15th Eliminate 21 $0.25
16th Day of Judgment 20 $2.99
17th Village Rites 18 $0.25
18th Mizzix's Mastery 17 $5.99
19th Mana Tithe 15 $0.25
20th Tainted Pact 15 $24.99
21st Weather the Storm 14 $0.25
22nd Cultivate 13 $0.35
23rd Electrolyze 9 $0.25
24th Regrowth 8 $0.35
25th Stone Rain 8 $0.25
26th Crux of Fate 8 $3.49
27th Whirlwind Denial 7 $0.25
28th Grapeshot 6 $0.25
29th Primal Command 6 $1.49
30th Ephemerate 5 $0.25
31st Thrill of Possibility 5 $0.25
32nd Chaos Warp 4 $2.99
33rd Blue Sun's Zenith 4 $3.49
34th Mind's Desire 4 $0.25
35th Agonizing Remorse 3 $0.25
36th Defiant Strike 3 $0.25
37th Gods Willing 3 $0.25
38th Snakeskin Veil 2 $0.25
39th Teferi's Protection 2 $37.99
40th Infuriate 2 $0.25
41st Tendrils of Agony 2 $0.59
42nd Tezzeret's Gambit 1 $0.25
43rd Approach of the Second Sun 1 $1.29
44th Sign in Blood 1 $0.29
45th Divine Gambit 1 $0.25
46th Putrefy 1 $0.39

So, what your opinion? Which one will be the hidden sleeper? See you in the comments!

TOURNAMENTS ANALYZED TO PROVIDE THE DATA:

  • $1,000 Historic IQ @Insight eSports (73 players)
  • Hooglandia Open - Historic - Sponsored by CoolStuffInc.com (115 players)
  • $5,000 Historic Open @Insight eSports (181)
Angel Sevilla
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MTGDecks.net developer and Magic Enthusiast. Blue decks lover and control fanatic ;).

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Published: 2021-04-19 00:00:00

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