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Arena Alchemy (BO1) Metagame Tier List and Rankings

Our latest update to the Arena Alchemy (BO1) metagame tier list in MTG Arena.

Introduction

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.

Metagame Snapshot

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.

Tier 1

Selesnya Enchantments

Bo1 Selesnya Enchantment
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
29 rare
13 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$183.42

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.

Boros Aggro

Bo1 Boros Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
26 rare
13 uncommon
17 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (24)
4
Brutal Cathar
$11.96
Instants (5)
4
Play with Fire
$9.16
1
Valorous Stance
$0.25
Sorceries (4)
4
Roil Eruption
$1.00
Enchantments (4)
60 Cards
$147.84

With a fast curve and solid reach with burn, Boros can close out games extremely quickly with its powerful starts.

Mono White Aggro

Bo1 Mono White Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
2 mythic
39 rare
2 uncommon
17 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Artifacts (2)
2
Portable Hole
$6.98
60 Cards
$161.95
Sideboard
3
Legion Angel
$2.97
3 Cards
$2.97

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

(A) Bo1 Mono Red Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
15 rare
19 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Creatures (20)
4
Big Spender
$0.00
Instants (6)
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
Sorceries (7)
4
Molten Impact
$0.00
3
Traumatic Prank
$0.00
Enchantments (4)
Lands (21)
16
Mountain
$4.00
60 Cards
$136.35

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.

Jund Trapfinder

(A) Bo1 Jund Trapfinder
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
42 rare
6 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (8)
4
Village Rites
$1.56
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
Enchantments (6)
Lands (24)
4
Darkbore Pathway
$33.96
2
Deathcap Glade
$13.98
3
Rockfall Vale
$7.47
3
Haunted Ridge
$50.97
60 Cards
$275.76

A direct analog of the obscenely powerful Alchemy deck that got banned, Jund Combo is excellent at quickly assembling lethal loops.

Naya Revels

(A) Bo1 Naya Revels
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
45 rare
8 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

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.


Tier 2

Naya Runes

Bo1 Naya Runes
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
35 rare
19 uncommon
6 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (16)
Sorceries (4)
Enchantments (18)
2
Rune of Speed
$0.50
4
Rune of Might
$1.56
3
Ranger Class
$2.97
60 Cards
$167.94

Utilizing the extremely powerful synergy between Jukai Naturalist and Runeforge Champion with Kamigawa’s Enchantment payoffs, Runes is an extremely explosive and resilient deck.

Jeskai Velomachus

Bo1 Jeskai Velomachus
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
14 mythic
31 rare
10 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Creatures (5)
Instants (12)
2
Fateful Absence
$3.98
2
Silundi Vision
$1.18
Sorceries (16)
4
Divine Purge
$0.00
4
Invoke Justice
$1.00
4
Emeria’s Call
$23.96
Artifacts (4)
Lands (22)
2
Island
$0.50
2
Plains
$0.50
1
Tranquil Cove
$0.25
4
Deserted Beach
$43.96
60 Cards
$245.84
7 Cards
$2.49

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

Bo1 Monogreen Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
8 mythic
30 rare
10 uncommon
12 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Khalni Ambush
$0.98
Sorceries (9)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$3.96
Lands (14)
60 Cards
$81.89

With an amazing curve, great mana, and above rate threats, Mono Green looks to run over the opponent with cheap, high quality threats.

Jeskai Hinata

(A) Bo1 Jeskai Hinata
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
11 mythic
31 rare
10 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (8)
Instants (17)
2
Negate
$0.50
2
Dragon’s Fire
$0.50
2
Undersimplify
$0.00
4
Magma Opus
$17.96
Sorceries (9)
2
Molten Impact
$0.00
Enchantments (4)
60 Cards
$338.93

Leveraging the insanely powerful synergy between Magma Opus and Hinata, Dawn-Crowned, Jeskai Hinata is mostly a control deck that can suddenly turn into a combo deck!

Rakdos Sacrifice

(A) Bo1 Rakdos Anvil
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
16 rare
12 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
Creatures (8)
Instants (10)
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
2
Infernal Grasp
$1.98
Sorceries (3)
1
Fatal Grudge
$0.25
Artifacts (8)
4
Oni-Cult Anvil
$1.00
Enchantments (6)
60 Cards
$203.44

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!

Izzet Wizards

(A) Bo1 Izzet Wizards
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
22 rare
23 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (16)
4
A-Symmetry Sage
$0.00
4
A-Umara Mystic
$0.00
Instants (11)
4
Consider
$11.96
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
Sorceries (14)
2
Roil Eruption
$0.50
4
Molten Impact
$0.00
Lands (19)
7
Island
$1.75
2
Mountain
$0.50
60 Cards
$176.7

Taking full advantage of the Rebalancing buffs, Izzet Wizards is a powerful aggressive deck that can grind well into the late game thanks to Expressive Iteration and Mentor's Guidance.

Esper Midrange

(A) Bo1 Esper Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
11 mythic
42 rare
3 uncommon
2 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (6)
Creatures (13)
1
Legion Angel
$0.99
Instants (10)
4
Vanishing Verse
$13.96
3
Infernal Grasp
$2.97
2
Bind to Secrecy
$0.00
1
Hagra Mauling
$2.29
Sorceries (4)
58 Cards
$330.48
Sideboard
3
Legion Angel
$2.97
3 Cards
$2.97

A culmination of every powerful card in Esper colors, Esper Midrange looks to beat the opponent with sheer value and power versus utilizing synergy.

Rakdos Midrange

(A) Bo1 Rakdos Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
44 rare
2 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (5)
4
Abrade
$1.00
1
Hagra Mauling
$2.29
Sorceries (14)
4
Molten Impact
$0.00
4
Invoke Despair
$1.96
Enchantments (5)
60 Cards
$242.2

Utilizing the best cards from Black and Red, Rakdos is an extremely powerful, efficient, and interactive machine.

Gruul Werewolves

Bo1 Gruul Werewolves
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
5 mythic
41 rare
4 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Snakeskin Veil
$0.50
Sorceries (5)
3
Molten Impact
$0.00
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$3.96
60 Cards
$121.25

With an extremely strong curve and bursting with synergy, Gruul Werewolves is one of the scariest aggressive decks in the format.

Orzhov Control

(A) Bo1 Orzhov Control
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
5 mythic
26 rare
5 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Creatures (12)
4
Shambling Ghast
$3.16
Instants (6)
2
Vanishing Verse
$6.98
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
Sorceries (6)
Enchantments (8)
60 Cards
$161.31

With a lot of early road blocks, exile based removal, and late bombs, Orzhov is a creature deck’s nightmare.


Tier 3

Azorius Control

Bo1 Azorius Control
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
38 rare
11 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Creatures (3)
1
Legion Angel
$0.99
Sorceries (8)
4
Divine Purge
$0.00
1
Depopulate
$0.25
1
Farewell
$8.99
2
Emeria’s Call
$11.98
Artifacts (3)
Lands (22)
2
Island
$0.50
2
Plains
$0.50
1
Field of Ruin
$0.35
4
Deserted Beach
$43.96
60 Cards
$338.14
7 Cards
$5.45

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.

Orzhov Venture

Bo1 Orzhov Venture
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
5 mythic
44 rare
3 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (10)
3
Vanishing Verse
$10.47
2
Power Word Kill
$0.50
1
Infernal Grasp
$0.99
3
Hagra Mauling
$6.87
Enchantments (4)
60 Cards
$260.23

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.

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