## It’s a Small-Sample Analysis, But the Standard Equilibrium Metagame Apparently Contains 0% Marvel

Marvel might not be as dominant as we thought.

Skip to content # Frank Karsten’s Magic Math

## It’s a Small-Sample Analysis, But the Standard Equilibrium Metagame Apparently Contains 0% Marvel

## How Many Lands Do You Need to Consistently Hit Your Land Drops?

## Magic Math – *Kaladesh*: Dubious Challenge, Combustible Gearhulk, and More

## Magic Math – Kaladesh: Smuggler’s Copter, Glint-Nest Crane, and Inventor’s Apprentice

## What’s the EV of Playing a Pro Tour?

## Magic Math: Liliana, the Last Hope

## Magic Math: Deploy the Gatewatch

## Magic Math – Should You Play 2 Chandra with 4 Oath of Nissa?

## Magic Math – * Shadows over Innistrad *

## Magic Math – Eldrazi in Modern

## Magic Math – *Oath of the Gatewatch*

## Magic Math – Krark’s Thumb and Mana Clash in Legacy

## Magic Math – How Consistent Are Spoils of the Vault, Collected Company, and Griselbrand in Modern?

## Magic Math – The Record-Based Metagame Breakdown of the New Standard

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Marvel might not be as dominant as we thought.

Frank gives you the formula to determine how many lands you need to cast your spells on curve!

How dubious is the challenge? How combustible the Gearhulk? How marvelous the Aetherworks? Frank runs the numbers.

How many creatures do you need to crew your Vehicles? Artifacts for Glint-Nest Crane? Toolcraft Exemplar? Frank runs the numbers.

What kind of return can you expect from playing on the Pro Tour? Frank runs the numbers.

How often can you hit a creature with a blind Liliana, the Last Hope -2? Frank runs the numbers.

How many planeswalkers do you need to successfully deploy your own Gatewatch? What might that deck look like? Frank runs the numbers.

Raphael Levy’s Chandras from his GP-Manchester-winning deck list with no red sources drew some puzzled looks. But is it that crazy?

How reliably can you flip Thing in the Ice? How early can you hit delirium? Frank runs the numbers on these questions and more!

How likely is the turn-2 kill or turn-2 Thought-Knot? What would be the impact of an Eldrazi-land ban? Frank runs the numbers.

How many hits do you need to get reliable selection from Oath of Nissa? How many spells to turn on Dark-Dwellers? Frank runs the numbers.

Flip some coins—fix the results—and try your luck!

How dangerous is Spoils of the Vault? How reliable is Collected Company? Is a Griselbrand a guaranteed kill? Frank runs the numbers.

Welcome to the new Standard—Frank Karsten ran the numbers, and there’s a new top dog now that Dragons of Tarkir is in the mix…