# Frank’s Magic Math

## What’s the Mana Base Impact of Prismatic Vista and the Mathematical Value of Deck Thinning?

The doctor is in the house to solve your pressing mana base questions with Prismatic Vista.

## How Reliable are Cards like Narset, Vivien, Niv-Mizzet, and Tamiyo in the New Standard?

Frank runs the numbers.

## The London Mulligan Rule Mathematically Benefits Strategies That Rely on Specific Cards

Frank runs the numbers.

## An Introduction to the Multivariate Hypergeometric Distribution for Magic Players

Learn to run the numbers just like Frank!

## To Splash or Not to Splash in Limited?

Should you splash that third color? Frank runs the numbers.

## How Often Will You Begin the Game with a Leyline on the Battlefield?

How many Leylines do you need to swing a matchup? How aggressively should you mulligan? Frank runs the numbers.

## How Many Copies of Any Given Card Should You Put in Your Deck?

How do you choose between a 1-of, 2-of, 3-of, or 4-of? The calculation might be more complicated than you think!

## Magic Math: Dominaria – Weatherlight, Legendary Sorceries, Zahid, and Belzenlok

How often can you hit a card in your top 5? How many legends do you need for Karn’s Temporal Sundering? Frank runs the numbers.

## Should You Play Tapped Duals in 2-Color Limited Decks?

Two-color lands improve your consistency, but make it harder to curve out. What’s the optimal balance? Frank runs the numbers.

## How Reliable Is Hollow One?

Frank runs the numbers.

## On Match Win Percentages and the State of Post-Ban Ramunap—er, Mono-Red

It looks like playing a single color may longer be the key to constructing the best aggro deck in Standard.

## How Many Dinosaurs/Pirates Do You Need for Thunderherd Migration or Daring Buccaneer?

Frank runs the numbers.

## Grand Prix Attendance Predictions: What Kind of Events Draw the Biggest Crowds?

How large will your next Grand Prix be? Frank (attempts to) run the numbers.

## Don’t Play 41 or 61 Cards to Add “Half a Land” to Your Deck

We don’t have a supercomputer to determine whether it’s right, but we have the next best thing.

## Unstable Magic Math: Green and Multicolor

Could a high enough X value for Ol’ Buzzbark cause a global extinction-level event? Frank runs the numbers.

## Unstable Magic Math: Red and Artifacts

What happens if you Swords to Plowshares an Infinity Elemental, and then get hit by an Infinity Elemental? Frank runs the numbers.

## Unstable Magic Math: White, Blue, and Black

How long does it take to get your creature out of jail? What’s the best booster for Summon the Pack? Frank runs the numbers.

## Analyzing Osyp’s Epic Bluff

At Grand Prix Providence, Osyp bluffed the best player in the world… and didn’t keep quiet about it, either.

## Magic Math: Ixalan

Frank runs the numbers on Rowdy Crew, Lookout’s Dispersal, Commune with Dinosaurs—and whether 20 damage is appropriate for a friggin’ star.

## Magic Math: Hour of Devastation

How many Deserts do you need for Ramunap Hydra? Can you maindeck the Defeats? Frank runs the numbers on these questions and more.

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