Traditional Historic (BO3) Metagame Tier List and Rankings: Innistrad: Crimson Vow – November 2021

Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Introduction

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 Traditional (BO3) 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 Arena (BO1) Historic.
  • Click on the deck archetype name to go to MTG Meta and find detailed statistics on the deck, and the latest decklists representing it from 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.
  • The metagame matrix measures matches between each popular deck and how they fare against each other.

Meta Snapshot – November 25, 2021


Tier List and Rankings

  • Tier 1: Decks are selected by their strong win rate versus other decks (greater than 50%), the probability of encountering them, and a minimum meta share and threshold being met.
  • Tier 2: Tier 2 follows the same parameters as the tier 1 decks, but don’t have as high of a win rate (less than 50%) and/or meta share.
  • Tier 3: Decks that either have a low meta share or a low win rate.
  • Tier 4: Off-meta decks – not enough meta share to be reliable or a low win rate.
Tier 1
? DECKS ARE SELECTED BY THEIR STRONG WIN RATE VERSUS OTHER DECKS, THE PROBABILITY OF ENCOUNTERING THEM, AND A MINIMUM METASHARE THRESHOLD BEING MET.

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Tier 2
? TIER 2 FOLLOWS THE SAME PARAMETERS AS THE TIER 1 DECKS, BUT DON'T HAVE AS HIGH OF A WIN RATE AND/OR META SHARE

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Tier 3
? DECKS THAT EITHER HAVE A LOW METASHARE OR A LOW WIN RATE

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Tier 4
? Decks with not enough metashare to be reliable or a low win rate

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Historic Metagame Matrix

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win
rate
vs
izzet phoenix
vs
selesnya humans
vs
jund food
vs
jeskai control
vs
golgari food
vs
heliod company
vs
jund citadel
vs
five-color niv-mizzet
vs
rakdos arcanist
vs
mono-red madness
vs
simic merfolk
vs
gruul aggro
vs
izzet turns
vs
selesnya enchantress
vs
jeskai creativity
vs
dimir control
vs
azorius auras
vs
izzet creativity
izzet phoenix
10.40% metagame
511 matches
global 53.2% [48.9%-57.5%]
-
48.8%
82 matches
57.4%
47 matches
66.7%
36 matches
45.5%
33 matches
53.2%
47 matches
50.0%
22 matches
52.6%
19 matches
51.7%
29 matches
42.9%
14 matches
54.5%
11 matches
62.5%
8 matches
38.5%
26 matches
27.3%
11 matches
50.0%
10 matches
66.7%
12 matches
37.5%
16 matches
65.0%
20 matches
izzet phoenix
10.40% metagame
511 matches
global 53.2% [48.9%-57.5%]
selesnya humans
9.40% metagame
487 matches
global 47.2% [42.8%-51.7%]
51.2%
82 matches
-
29.7%
37 matches
66.7%
30 matches
34.9%
43 matches
35.7%
42 matches
43.5%
23 matches
68.4%
19 matches
20.7%
29 matches
42.9%
21 matches
44.4%
9 matches
75.0%
4 matches
54.2%
24 matches
75.0%
8 matches
45.5%
11 matches
35.7%
14 matches
55.6%
9 matches
46.2%
13 matches
selesnya humans
9.40% metagame
487 matches
global 47.2% [42.8%-51.7%]
jund food
9.40% metagame
379 matches
global 53.8% [48.8%-58.8%]
42.6%
47 matches
70.3%
37 matches
-
57.1%
35 matches
50.0%
16 matches
62.5%
16 matches
58.3%
12 matches
42.9%
21 matches
56.3%
16 matches
40.0%
15 matches
50.0%
10 matches
60.0%
5 matches
42.1%
19 matches
20.0%
5 matches
40.0%
5 matches
66.7%
6 matches
85.7%
7 matches
0.0%
4 matches
jund food
9.40% metagame
379 matches
global 53.8% [48.8%-58.8%]
jeskai control
5.84% metagame
288 matches
global 46.9% [41.2%-52.6%]
33.3%
36 matches
33.3%
30 matches
42.9%
35 matches
-
34.8%
23 matches
56.7%
30 matches
36.4%
11 matches
55.6%
9 matches
25.0%
12 matches
45.5%
11 matches
57.1%
7 matches
66.7%
6 matches
75.0%
16 matches
0.0%
5 matches
50.0%
4 matches
0.0%
2 matches
71.4%
7 matches
50.0%
2 matches
jeskai control
5.84% metagame
288 matches
global 46.9% [41.2%-52.6%]
golgari food
5.27% metagame
278 matches
global 57.6% [51.7%-63.2%]
54.5%
33 matches
65.1%
43 matches
50.0%
16 matches
65.2%
23 matches
-
59.1%
22 matches
46.7%
15 matches
33.3%
6 matches
63.2%
19 matches
100.0%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
83.3%
6 matches
90.9%
11 matches
33.3%
3 matches
57.1%
14 matches
50.0%
4 matches
33.3%
3 matches
33.3%
6 matches
golgari food
5.27% metagame
278 matches
global 57.6% [51.7%-63.2%]
heliod company
4.84% metagame
283 matches
global 47.0% [41.3%-52.8%]
46.8%
47 matches
64.3%
42 matches
37.5%
16 matches
43.3%
30 matches
40.9%
22 matches
-
33.3%
12 matches
14.3%
7 matches
55.6%
18 matches
63.6%
11 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
14 matches
66.7%
3 matches
0.0%
8 matches
50.0%
4 matches
33.3%
6 matches
40.0%
5 matches
heliod company
4.84% metagame
283 matches
global 47.0% [41.3%-52.8%]
jund citadel
3.28% metagame
169 matches
global 51.5% [44%-58.9%]
50.0%
22 matches
56.5%
23 matches
41.7%
12 matches
63.6%
11 matches
53.3%
15 matches
66.7%
12 matches
-
62.5%
8 matches
22.2%
9 matches
80.0%
5 matches
75.0%
4 matches
0.0%
1 matches
71.4%
7 matches
0.0%
1 matches
16.7%
6 matches
50.0%
6 matches
25.0%
4 matches
0.0%
3 matches
jund citadel
3.28% metagame
169 matches
global 51.5% [44%-58.9%]
five-color niv-mizzet
3.28% metagame
176 matches
global 51.7% [44.4%-59%]
47.4%
19 matches
31.6%
19 matches
57.1%
21 matches
44.4%
9 matches
66.7%
6 matches
85.7%
7 matches
37.5%
8 matches
-
40.0%
5 matches
75.0%
8 matches
40.0%
5 matches
77.8%
9 matches
22.2%
9 matches
16.7%
6 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
five-color niv-mizzet
3.28% metagame
176 matches
global 51.7% [44.4%-59%]
rakdos arcanist
2.99% metagame
204 matches
global 58.3% [51.5%-64.9%]
48.3%
29 matches
79.3%
29 matches
43.8%
16 matches
75.0%
12 matches
36.8%
19 matches
44.4%
18 matches
77.8%
9 matches
60.0%
5 matches
-
77.8%
9 matches
66.7%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
54.5%
11 matches
33.3%
3 matches
20.0%
5 matches
33.3%
3 matches
75.0%
4 matches
75.0%
4 matches
rakdos arcanist
2.99% metagame
204 matches
global 58.3% [51.5%-64.9%]
mono-red madness
2.99% metagame
134 matches
global 49.3% [40.9%-57.6%]
57.1%
14 matches
57.1%
21 matches
60.0%
15 matches
54.5%
11 matches
0.0%
3 matches
36.4%
11 matches
20.0%
5 matches
25.0%
8 matches
22.2%
9 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
71.4%
7 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
mono-red madness
2.99% metagame
134 matches
global 49.3% [40.9%-57.6%]
simic merfolk
2.42% metagame
83 matches
global 53.0% [42.4%-63.4%]
45.5%
11 matches
55.6%
9 matches
50.0%
10 matches
42.9%
7 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
25.0%
4 matches
60.0%
5 matches
33.3%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
-
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
2 matches
-
simic merfolk
2.42% metagame
83 matches
global 53.0% [42.4%-63.4%]
gruul aggro
2.14% metagame
80 matches
global 45.0% [34.6%-55.9%]
37.5%
8 matches
25.0%
4 matches
40.0%
5 matches
33.3%
6 matches
16.7%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
22.2%
9 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
60.0%
5 matches
100.0%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
gruul aggro
2.14% metagame
80 matches
global 45.0% [34.6%-55.9%]
izzet turns
1.85% metagame
194 matches
global 47.9% [41%-54.9%]
61.5%
26 matches
45.8%
24 matches
57.9%
19 matches
25.0%
16 matches
9.1%
11 matches
50.0%
14 matches
28.6%
7 matches
77.8%
9 matches
45.5%
11 matches
28.6%
7 matches
40.0%
5 matches
40.0%
5 matches
-
40.0%
5 matches
0.0%
3 matches
75.0%
4 matches
0.0%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
izzet turns
1.85% metagame
194 matches
global 47.9% [41%-54.9%]
selesnya enchantress
1.57% metagame
81 matches
global 54.3% [43.5%-64.7%]
72.7%
11 matches
25.0%
8 matches
80.0%
5 matches
100.0%
5 matches
66.7%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
83.3%
6 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
-
-
75.0%
4 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
selesnya enchantress
1.57% metagame
81 matches
global 54.3% [43.5%-64.7%]
jeskai creativity
1.28% metagame
91 matches
global 62.6% [52.4%-71.9%]
50.0%
10 matches
54.5%
11 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
4 matches
42.9%
14 matches
100.0%
8 matches
83.3%
6 matches
100.0%
1 matches
80.0%
5 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
3 matches
-
-
20.0%
5 matches
100.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
jeskai creativity
1.28% metagame
91 matches
global 62.6% [52.4%-71.9%]
dimir control
1.28% metagame
82 matches
global 48.8% [38.3%-59.4%]
33.3%
12 matches
64.3%
14 matches
33.3%
6 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
4 matches
50.0%
4 matches
50.0%
6 matches
0.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
25.0%
4 matches
25.0%
4 matches
80.0%
5 matches
-
100.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
dimir control
1.28% metagame
82 matches
global 48.8% [38.3%-59.4%]
azorius auras
1.28% metagame
78 matches
global 48.7% [37.9%-59.6%]
62.5%
16 matches
44.4%
9 matches
14.3%
7 matches
28.6%
7 matches
66.7%
3 matches
66.7%
6 matches
75.0%
4 matches
100.0%
2 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
3 matches
-
0.0%
2 matches
0.0%
4 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
azorius auras
1.28% metagame
78 matches
global 48.7% [37.9%-59.6%]
izzet creativity
1.14% metagame
77 matches
global 53.2% [42.2%-64%]
35.0%
20 matches
53.8%
13 matches
100.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
6 matches
60.0%
5 matches
100.0%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
izzet creativity
1.14% metagame
77 matches
global 53.2% [42.2%-64%]
vs
izzet phoenix
vs
selesnya humans
vs
jund food
vs
jeskai control
vs
golgari food
vs
heliod company
vs
jund citadel
vs
five-color niv-mizzet
vs
rakdos arcanist
vs
mono-red madness
vs
simic merfolk
vs
gruul aggro
vs
izzet turns
vs
selesnya enchantress
vs
jeskai creativity
vs
dimir control
vs
azorius auras
vs
izzet creativity

Terence

Korean gamer in Australia. Proud owner of the DotGG and its network of websites. I especially enjoy fantasy worlds, role-playing games, and collecting things! Favorite games include World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, and League of Legends.

6 Responses

  1. Rampert says:

    You have 5 vanishing verse in the 5 color niv list, 4 in main board and 1 in sideboard. That list runs 1 assassin trophy in main board and 3 vanishing verse instead.

  2. Hannes77 says:

    Thank you for the meta tier lists!!! 🙂 Is there a BO1 version coming soon as well?

  3. BreakBone says:

    Shouldn’t Jund be running Infernal Grasp now?

    • DoggertQBones says:

      You certainly could. It’s hard to say which Doom blade variant is best as they shine in different matchups. Losing 2 life when the aggro decks are really efficient is a pretty big cost.