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Alchemy’s Top Decks – The Winners and Losers of the New Format with Bo1 and Bo3 Lists

Hello everyone! With Alchemy now live, I think it’s prudent to discuss what Standard decks gained the most from the set’s release and conversely what decks got the most hurt by it. Although brewing is an absolute blast, many players will want to know where the metagame is heading before they invest wildcards or want to know what decks they should be ready against which can make this article very helpful to anyone looking to play in the new Alchemy environment!

Before we get into it, I do want to say that because something is slated as a winner or a loser isn’t a definitive ranking on how they’re going to perform in general, but more of how much they’ve gained or lost from Alchemy's release. Let’s get into it.


Red has been having a bad time recently. With the rotation and Bonecrusher Giant, Embercleave, Anax, Hardened in the Forge, and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell all leaving with it, Red aggro has been nothing more than a pipe dream. To make matters even worse, White and Green aggro were also just so much better that there was no real reason to attempt to play Red. That's all going to change with Alchemy.

No matter the flavor or Red aggro you prefer, you better believe Alchemy has something to help you out. Do you like going a more Burn ...

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Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on
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