Arena Alchemy (BO1) Metagame Tier List and Rankings: Innistrad – December 2021

Alchemy: Innistrad

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 (BO1) Alchemy metagame as we regularly rank the top decks in a tier list, as well as our comprehensive analysis and review.


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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

Azorius Aggro

Alchemy Azorius Inquisitor v2
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
44 rare
4 uncommon
12 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$213.73
Sideboard
3
Legion Angel
$2.07
3 Cards
$2.07

Using the shell of Monowhite Aggro in conjunction of the insanely powerful synergy between Inquisitor Captain and Glasspool Mimic, Azorius is excellent at running over the competition.

Esper Clerics

Bo1 Alchemy Esper Clerics
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
47 rare
6 uncommon
7 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Vanishing Verse
$6.98
Artifacts (3)
3
Pyre of Heroes
$8.37
Lands (21)
1
Plains
$0.25
2
Swamp
$0.50
2
Deserted Beach
$17.98
60 Cards
$278.3

Since Inquisitor Captain is a Cleric, you can utilize it extremely well with the powerful yet niche Pyre of Heroes that Clerics already wanted to play.

Gruul Werewolves

Bo1 Alchemy Gruul Werewolves
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
11 mythic
27 rare
6 uncommon
16 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (5)
2
Snakeskin Veil
$1.98
3
Abrade
$0.75
Sorceries (4)
Enchantments (2)
2
Ranger Class
$18.98
Lands (22)
9
Forest
$3.15
2
Mountain
$0.50
4
Rockfall Vale
$27.96
60 Cards
$216.85

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

Mono Black Sacrifice

Alchemy Monoblack Sacrifice
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
29 rare
17 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (19)
4
Eyetwitch
$1.00
4
Shambling Ghast
$2.76
4
Fell Stinger
$1.00
Instants (7)
3
Infernal Grasp
$7.47
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.96
Sorceries (2)
Enchantments (10)
2
Warlock Class
$0.50
Lands (22)
18
Snow-Covered Swamp
$23.22
4
Faceless Haven
$27.96
60 Cards
$407.58
Sideboard
3
Pest Summoning
$0.75
2
Necrotic Fumes
$0.50
7 Cards
$2.79

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!


Tier 2

Azorius Control

Bo1 Alchemy Azorius Control
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
5 mythic
26 rare
15 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Creatures (3)
Instants (13)
2
Fateful Absence
$10.98
4
Divide by Zero
$1.00
3
Memory Deluge
$32.97
Sorceries (9)
3
Sunset Revelry
$0.75
1
Divine Purge
$0.00
4
Doomskar
$17.96
1
Emeria’s Call
$3.99
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (2)
Lands (25)
6
Island
$1.50
8
Plains
$2.00
3
Field of Ruin
$0.75
4
Deserted Beach
$35.96
60 Cards
$211.72
7 Cards
$3.67

Between the many interactive elemtns andd the excellent synergy between Teferi, Who Slows the Sunset and Key to the Archive, Azorius is poised to be the premiere Control deck of Alchemy.

Mono Red Dragons

Bo1 Alchemy Monored Dragons
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
14 mythic
31 rare
11 uncommon
4 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
4
Fearsome Whelp
$0.00
2
Moonveil Regent
$11.98
4
Goldspan Dragon
$179.96
Instants (7)
4
Dragon’s Fire
$1.00
Sorceries (8)
Artifacts (4)
Lands (21)
3
Faceless Haven
$20.97
60 Cards
$356.06
7 Cards
$2.79

Powered by Orb of Dragonkind and the new Fearsome Whelp, Dragons can cheat out big threats early and keep pressuring throughout the mid game.

Bant Blink

Bo1 Alchemy Bant Blink
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
46 rare
11 uncommon
3 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Artifacts (2)
Enchantments (4)
Lands (20)
1
Forest
$0.35
1
Island
$0.25
1
Plains
$0.25
4
Deserted Beach
$35.96
60 Cards
$227.41
7 Cards
$20.29

Focusing completely on abusing Inquisitor Captain and other ETB creatures, Bant Blink is one of the most value oriented decks in Alchemy!

Four-Color Omnath

Alchemy 4C Omnath v2
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
10 mythic
27 rare
7 uncommon
16 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
4
Wrenn and Seven
$87.96
Instants (2)
Sorceries (8)
Enchantments (4)
4
Felidar Retreat
$9.96
Lands (25)
4
Forest
$1.40
1
Island
$0.25
1
Mountain
$0.25
2
Plains
$0.50
4
Evolving Wilds
$1.00
4
Rockfall Vale
$27.96
60 Cards
$271.72

Using a nerfed version of one of the most egregious Arena legal cards ever, Omnath looks to go over other decks with a combination of powerful Landfall permanents and plenty of lands.

Izzet Control

Alchemy Izzet Control
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 3
3 mythic
20 rare
22 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (9)
4
Smoldering Egg
$15.96
Instants (23)
2
Consider
$3.98
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
2
Abrade
$0.50
4
Divide by Zero
$1.00
Sorceries (6)
Artifacts (2)
2
The Celestus
$6.98
Lands (20)
4
Island
$1.00
5
Mountain
$1.25
1
Field of Ruin
$0.25
60 Cards
$230.44
7 Cards
$3.23

With a litany of cheap plays and late game bombs, Izzet looks to control the board early and dominate late with huge tempo swings.

Mono Green Aggro

Bo1 Alchemy Monogreen Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
47 rare
11 uncommon
2 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Snakeskin Veil
$1.98
Sorceries (4)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$37.96
Lands (22)
4
Faceless Haven
$27.96
60 Cards
$155.76

Utilizing the classic Green Snow shell, Monogreen Aggro has a stellar curve and many ways to beat face.

Dimir Control

Bo1 Alchemy Dimir Control
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
26 rare
20 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (6)
Instants (25)
4
Consider
$7.96
2
Fading Hope
$0.50
1
Flunk
$0.25
3
Infernal Grasp
$7.47
2
Power Word Kill
$0.50
4
Divide by Zero
$1.00
2
Absorb Energy
$0.00
1
Hagra Mauling
$2.29
3
Memory Deluge
$32.97
Sorceries (5)
Lands (24)
3
Island
$0.75
3
Swamp
$0.75
3
Field of Ruin
$0.75
4
Shipwreck Marsh
$67.96
60 Cards
$293.28
7 Cards
$4.27

Like other Control decks, Dimir generally relies on completely controlling the board state and then winning which it can easily accomplish between its many targeted removal spells and wrath effects.

Simic Ramp

Bo1 Alchemy Simic Ramp
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
19 rare
24 uncommon
11 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
3
Wrenn and Seven
$65.97
Instants (8)
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
4
Divide by Zero
$1.00
Sorceries (4)
Artifacts (3)
Lands (23)
7
Forest
$2.45
4
Island
$1.00
60 Cards
$250.05
7 Cards
$3.23

Utilizing every good ramp card in Alchemy, Simic wants to cheat out expensive permanents as soon as possible.


Tier 3

Orzhov Angels

Bo1 Alchemy Orzhov Angels
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
28 rare
12 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (4)
4
Vanishing Verse
$13.96
Sorceries (4)
4
Emeria’s Call
$15.96
Enchantments (8)
Lands (22)
10
Plains
$2.50
4
Swamp
$1.00
60 Cards
$173.06
Sideboard
3
Legion Angel
$2.07
3 Cards
$2.07

With a new flock of Angels coming to Alchemy, Angels has plenty of strong options to choose from and can be an excellent choice in creature dominated metas.

Mono Red Aggro

Bo1 Alchemy Monored Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
5 mythic
40 rare
11 uncommon
4 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (4)
4
Play with Fire
$5.16
Sorceries (4)
4
Roil Eruption
$1.00
Lands (24)
4
Faceless Haven
$27.96
60 Cards
$100.78

Cheap threats and cheap burn is the name of the game for Monored, and it can accomplish this plan very consistently!

Bant Party

Bo1 Alchemy Bant Party
by DoggertQBones
Alchemy
best of 1
2 mythic
40 rare
8 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (4)
Enchantments (4)
Lands (24)
2
Island
$0.50
4
Deserted Beach
$35.96
60 Cards
$167.68

One of the most synergistic decks in Alchemy, Party looks to keep building a board and yields greater rewards the more creatures you can keep around.

DoggertQBones

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 Twitch and Discord.