Arena Historic (BO1) Metagame Tier List and Rankings: Innistrad: Crimson Vow – November 2021
Discover the best Magic: The Gathering Arena Historic decks and archetypes that the players are using to climb the ranked ladder and win tournaments. Explore the Arena (BO1) Historic metagame as we regularly rank the top decks in a tier list, as well as our comprehensive analysis and review.
- Click here to view the separate analysis and tier list for Traditional Historic (BO3).
- Click on the deck archetype name to find the latest decklists representing it from Mythic ladder, events, and tournaments.
- On the tier list. 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.
Meta Snapshot – November 25, 2021
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.
Historic Best of One (BO1) Metagame Tier List
Selesnya Humans utilizes the velocity of Historic’s best Humans with the obscenely broken Collected Company.
Azorius Auras has an unbelievable ability to kill quickly but also grind extremely well with the Aura creatures and draw enchantments.
Taking over the insanely powerful Standard shell to Historic, Izzet Turns tries to set up multiple turns in a row to kill opponents with Bird tokens.
Using a large swath of mana producers and insanely broken starts, Elves is by far the fastest deck in Historic being able to kill as soon as turn 3.
With plenty of support from Jumpstart, Enchantress has a lot of grindy elements with a lot of ways to churn through your deck and a game ending combo.
Selesnya Lifegain Combo
Between aggressive starts and a combo kill, Selesnya Company has an awesome blend of grindy and aggressive elements to tackle the metagame.
Phoenix is a classic archetype that is filled to the brim with cheap spells and threats to tempo out the opponent.
A deck dedicated to the grind, Jund Food is a deck with a bunch of different engine pieces to slowly press the opponent with time.
Unlike Jund Food, Citadel looks to combo kill their opponents with Bolas's Citadel and a bunch cheap creatures and sacrifice triggers.
Jeskai has a boat load of interaction to slice through the threats of the format while simultaneously looking to cheat out a Magma Opus for insane value.
With a boatload of synergistic creatures, Merfolk looks to build massive board states to decimate the opponent.
Creativity has the classic elements of a Control deck with a strong prison combo by getting out multiple Serra's Emissary to lock out the opponent from winning.
While a bit fragile, Neostorm can consistently kill on turn 4 making it an extremely potent weapon against non-interactive decks and still reasonable against reactive decks.
The veritable creature crusher of Historic, Angels is excellent against all the decks looking to attack you but not the best against most Control decks.
Looking to play cheap threats and burn spells, Burn can be flexible as a quasi control deck or a very quick aggressive deck.
Goblins is all about working towards Muxus and destroying the opponent with a huge swing. It has a strong ability to grind as one Muxus can easily turn the game around.