It’s that time of the format again! Today, we’ll be looking at the underrated cards of Phyrexia: All Will Be One! While I think most folks who have played the format have caught onto the idea that the red, green and white cards are notably better than the blue and black ones, there are still a bunch of cards in every color going a little later than they should.
I’m mostly going to be speaking from experience when talking about how well I’ve found a card to perform and how late I see some of these cards in packs but will also be referencing 17lands.com data to provide a bit of context.
For those not familiar with parsing 17lands data, let me give you a quick run down of some of the numbers we’ll be using today. The metric I’ll mostly be referring to is ATA (average pick taken at).
I’ll also be using aggregate GIH WR (Games in hand win-rate, aka, was this card in my hand at any point in the game) as a metric to contextualize the strength of the cards. While this is often the least biased and more all-encompassing metric we use when looking at cards, I do want to caveat that this is aggregate data amongst all archetypes and filtering cards by color pairs often gives you better insights into where a card shines or underperforms.