Strixhaven was not a set I really had much interest in. While I liked the Harry Potter movies, I am not a super fan. I've only see the seen the series one and a half times. I also hated college to the point that I dropped out to pursue a more meaningful trade.
So all of that said, this set really wasn't very exciting for me with all of it's school spirit, classroom activity and Harry Potter related themes. I thought I would like it more because of Harry Potter, but that didn't end up being the case.
For the cards themselves, another set went by with nothing I really needed. My daily driver Walls deck was still holding strong with a decent enough win rate to not bother changing it or trying something else with the current meta. More on that in my Strixhaven post game play stats article coming at the end of the set.
This lead up to the draft experience. Once quick draft went live, I started cashing in my gold to open those packs, pick my cards and see if I could win any games just from rare and collection drafting only. After mostly losses, and seeing that much of what I picked wasn't heavily favored creatures in fewer colors of the pie chart, I decided to just skip playing the rest of my drafts and just go for the cards only.
This set seemed to be more about spells and such rather than creatures. I enjoy more creature based decks than playing a bunch of spells.
Once I started to coast over the peak of the collection gathering and get into start of heavy duplicate territory, I gave it a hard stop on drafting and then cracked all my Strixhaven booster packs.
Here are the results of all Strixhaven drafts and all Strixhaven booster packs. Wildcard totals will reflect older set packs obtained from the mastery pass.
A note on the Mystical Archive cards. These were tracked separately and not included with any of these stats. This will account for a lower total collection count since quite a few MA cards were drafted and there was at least one in every STX booster pack.
Strixhaven Booster Packs
All booster packs were free, earned through set mastery, mastery pass, codes and draft rewards. I did not purchase any packs for this set.
These packs were tracked independently from the draft, so all numbers reflect what can be expected if you only opened 60 booster packs for the current set and nothing else
Strixhaven Draft Stats
I completed 14 quick drafts. I did not do any premium drafts for this set.
Draft stats do not include any booster pack rewards.
Strixhaven ICR / Crafting Stats
I only crafted one uncommon from this set in order complete a deck for the standard singleton event. All others were obtained as ICRs from regular play, free events and as mastery pass rewards.
Total Strixhaven Stats
This includes all data from Strixhaven cards collected via all methods above.
Wild card stats include 59 set booster packs18 older booster packs.
But what about the Mystical Archive? I included separate stats for this since it was not actually part of the Strixhaven main set.
Stats keep improving...
I fixed a few flaws in my stats spreadsheet, had to add a completely separate tracking chart for the Mystical Archive and continued to improve on the dashboard.
More on the stats tracking improvements in the Strixhaven post game play stats article coming soon.
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