Top 5 Most Used Cards In Modern
The best of the best, some format defining modern all-stars. The influence of these cards is amazing defining whethe certain cards or archetypes are even playable.
5. Lightning Bolt in 29.42% of decks
The best card in red. A definite modern staple even from the first conceptions of the format. Very simple concept 3 to face or to any creature, but it proves to be infinitely useful. It can take out most creatures you care to kill and can also act as a finisher to clutch a close game. Lighting bolt is so important to the format because it defines what creatures are playable or not. High mana creatures with 3 or less toughness are almost unplayable just because of this format shaping card.
4. Fatal Push in 32.25% of decks
This 1 mana instant has pretty much instantly taken over the format rising to 3rd most played card in modern as soon as it released. The most powerful creatures in the format are 1, 2 or 3 mana. Fatal push can kill any cmc 2 or less for free at instant speed with no downside for. Combined with fetches it is able to target anything cmc FOUR or less. For however powerful this card may be it is still astonishing the impact it has had on the format within a few short months.
3. Path To Exile in 33.66% of decks
Not much to even say about this one. Just purely efficient removal in white. 1 Mana to remove a creature. It hits anything in the format no matter the mana cost. Exile hates against reanimated decks and indestructible creatures. The 1 land your opponent gets can be bad for tempo but isn’t detrimental enough to make the spell the premium removal of the format.
2. Collective Brutality in 34.23% of decks
This spell is the epitome of an overloaded card. For 2 mana you can either thoughtsezie for an instant or sorcery, give something -2,-2 probably killing it or drain your opponent for 2. If it stopped there it would already be a relatively playable card, but no it keeps going. Depending on how many cards you can discard you can do 2 or even all 3 of these effects. Considering some decks using dredge or delve actually want cards in their yards this it Is clear how this card is so popular in high tier decks.
1. Thoughtsezie in 41.30% of decks
The most feared and most effective turn 1card in all of modern mtg. Thoughtsezie is such a good spell for so many different reasons. One reason is unlike other discard spells like duress or inquisition it has no limit on what it can grab(other than lands obviously.) Taking away a combo piece from many tier 1 decks can be detrimental to the rest of their game plan. Taking away a viscera seer or vizer from a collected company deck can single handily win you the game, for only 1life and 1 black mana. The other aspect of the spell is the ability to have information on your opponents hand. This is almost more important than the card you can take to high level players.