There is not a ton to say at this point. After three weekends in the second block of Forgotten Realms season, only 8 archetypes clear the 2% threshold for Top 32 volume.
I’m trying to think of other things to say – of other ways to talk about this format. But words are failing me. The top three decks account for almost 68% of the Top 32 volume and almost 75% of the Wins above X-3. Not only are these decks the most popular by a wide margin, but they are also performing a little above expectation overall. Combined these three archetypes have 34 of the possible 48 Top 8s in the past three weeks (almost 71%).
And yet Pauper soldiers on. Over time these three will continue to chew up more metagame share and push other strategies to the fringes. Pauper can be salvaged, action just needs to be taken.