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Mental Misstep stat tracking
According to mtgtop8 (which I have been following for years, and which I find not just to be good, but in fact the best source for metagame breakdown):
in the past 4 months, 61% of decks have contained Misstep, with an average of 3.4 copies per deck, bringing the number of Missteps per top 8 to saturation % of Misstep in those top 8 decks to 16.59 copies, and the saturation % of Missteps to 51.8% (or just over half of the possible slots that could be filled with Misstep, are actually being filled with Misstep... which is in fact, a huge number.)
in the past 3 years those numbers look almost identical. 60% of decks, with an average of 3.5 copies per deck. 16.8 copies per top 8, saturation % is 52.5%
That's about how prevalent Misstep is... Very prevalent.
Put this another way... If we extrapolate those numbers out to a field of players, not just top 8 decks, but the whole field, and say that about 60% of decks run Missteps, and decks that run Missteps run about 3.5 copies per deck, and you sit down to make a turn 1 play against an unknown player with an unknown vintage deck. Your opponent is holding 7 cards. Knowing nothing about their cards other than that those cards have Magic the Gathering printed on the back, there is an amazing 22% chance the opponent is holding a Misstep in their hands! And we don't even know what deck they're on!
(Bonus stat... there is an almost unbelievable, roughly 5% chance that an unknown deck is holding 2 or more Missteps in their opening 7!)