Discover the best Magic: The Gathering Arena Alchemy decks and archetypes that the players are using to climb the ranked ladder and win tournaments. View and explore our Arena (Best of One, BO1) Alchemy metagame as we regularly rank the top decks in a tier list, as well as our comprehensive analysis and review. Updated for Alchemy Horizons: Baldur’s Gate.
- Click here to view the separate analysis and tier list for Traditional Alchemy (BO3).
- On the tier list table, click on the deck archetype name to find the latest decklists representing it from Mythic ladder, events, and tournaments. Each deck will be ranked in numerical order as well as tier order. The higher something is within the tier, the better it is than other decks.
- The tier list is updated weekly along with a metagame snapshot article if applicable.
- You will also find the latest decklist in rank order, along with a brief description.
Our weekly metagame snapshot provide analysis on the standout decks, whether they stand out for their strength, weaknesses, or they have a large change in positioning.
Alchemy Tier List and Rankings
- Tier 1: The best of the best. The most consistent decks that sport the highest win rates and generally, the highest play rates.
- Tier 2: Very solid decks that are slightly lacking in some capacity, whether it’s consistency or power compared to the Tier One archetypes. These can still be strong choices for ladder or for tournaments if you are highly skilled with the archetype or play them during the right metas.
- Tier 3: Either these decks are poorly positioned or have a lot of power/consistency issues. These are decks that see play, but are generally worse choices than your other options.
- Tier 4: Off-meta or decks that are not in the rankings, but we have coverage on.
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Leveraging every Enchantment themed payoff available to them, Selesnya Enchantments is a powerful and synergistic deck that’s very hard to stop once it gets going.
With a fast curve and solid reach with burn, Boros can close out games extremely quickly with its powerful starts.
Mono White Aggro
With cheap and interactive threats, Mono White can both be very aggressive and very disruptive depending on the build which makes it a powerful and versatile aggro deck.
Mono Red Aggro
Playing every Burn spell available to the deck, Mono Red Burn looks to take advantage of the midrange metagame by going directly after the opponent’s life total rather than attacking their resources.
A direct analog of the obscenely powerful Alchemy deck that got banned, Jund Combo is excellent at quickly assembling lethal loops.
With the base of Selesnya Lifegain and powered up by Cabaretti Revels, Naya Revels is a powerful aggro deck that is equal parts fast and resilient.
A mix between Control and Combo, Jeskai Velomachus looks to cheat in a Velomachus Lorehold and quickly overwhelm the opponent with damage and value.
Mono Green Aggro
With an amazing curve, great mana, and above rate threats, Mono Green looks to run over the opponent with cheap, high quality threats.
This deck acts as a foil to the creature decks, and has a great grindy game plan as well as many interactive elements to help deal with any strategy!
A culmination of every powerful card in Esper colors, Esper Midrange looks to beat the opponent with sheer value and power versus utilizing synergy.
Utilizing the best cards from Black and Red, Rakdos is an extremely powerful, efficient, and interactive machine.
With an extremely strong curve and bursting with synergy, Gruul Werewolves is one of the scariest aggressive decks in the format.
With a lot of early road blocks, exile based removal, and late bombs, Orzhov is a creature deck’s nightmare.
Looking to consistently answer all the opponent’s threats, Azorius Control leverages counterspells and wraths to keep the board clear and make way for a big threat to take over the game with.
With good midrange threats, solid removal, and the buffed Venture package from AFR, this is an aggressively slanted midrange deck that can kill relatively quickly and also grind later into the game.