Alchemy Metagame – Innistrad: Crimson Vow (VOW) – December 2021

Explore the best decks in the metagame for Alchemy, for both best of one (bo1) and best of three (bo3). Our metagame data is provided by mtgmeta.io, and the tier list and rankings are carefully curated based on a variety of factors and sources by our expert players. Updated for Innistrad: Crimson Vow (VOW).

  • 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.

Bo1 Alchemy

Meta Snapshot
Legend
  • 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.

Bo3 Alchemy

Meta Snapshot

Metagame Matchup Matrix
alchemy
04 Dec 2021 - 18 Jan 2022
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win
rate
vs
boros dragons
vs
gruul werewolves
vs
mono-green aggro
vs
azorius control
vs
esper clerics
vs
izzet control
vs
esper control
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
mono-red dragons
vs
dimir control
vs
mono-white aggro
vs
mono black sacrifice
vs
mono-red aggro
vs
rakdos midrange
vs
rakdos dragons
vs
orzhov clerics
vs
mono-black control
vs
izzet dragons
vs
mono-black midrange
vs
abzan midrange
vs
mardu midrange
vs
rakdos vampires
vs
orzhov control
vs
rakdos sacrifice
boros dragons
7.56% metagame
185 matches
global 58.4% [51.2%-65.2%]
-
64.7%
17 matches
58.3%
12 matches
61.5%
13 matches
64.3%
14 matches
44.4%
9 matches
44.4%
9 matches
62.5%
8 matches
71.4%
7 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
6 matches
100.0%
3 matches
42.9%
7 matches
28.6%
7 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
0.0%
3 matches
66.7%
6 matches
75.0%
4 matches
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
boros dragons
7.56% metagame
185 matches
global 58.4% [51.2%-65.2%]
gruul werewolves
7.11% metagame
174 matches
global 51.1% [43.8%-58.5%]
35.3%
17 matches
-
27.3%
11 matches
66.7%
15 matches
62.5%
8 matches
72.7%
11 matches
55.6%
9 matches
60.0%
10 matches
42.9%
7 matches
60.0%
10 matches
16.7%
6 matches
66.7%
3 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
5 matches
16.7%
6 matches
40.0%
5 matches
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
gruul werewolves
7.11% metagame
174 matches
global 51.1% [43.8%-58.5%]
mono-green aggro
6.35% metagame
161 matches
global 56.5% [48.8%-63.9%]
41.7%
12 matches
72.7%
11 matches
-
50.0%
10 matches
35.7%
14 matches
77.8%
9 matches
42.9%
7 matches
33.3%
6 matches
37.5%
8 matches
77.8%
9 matches
66.7%
6 matches
57.1%
7 matches
0.0%
2 matches
75.0%
4 matches
100.0%
4 matches
66.7%
3 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
mono-green aggro
6.35% metagame
161 matches
global 56.5% [48.8%-63.9%]
azorius control
6.05% metagame
145 matches
global 44.8% [37%-53%]
38.5%
13 matches
33.3%
15 matches
50.0%
10 matches
-
50.0%
10 matches
33.3%
12 matches
66.7%
9 matches
60.0%
5 matches
66.7%
3 matches
16.7%
6 matches
25.0%
4 matches
25.0%
8 matches
50.0%
4 matches
0.0%
2 matches
25.0%
4 matches
0.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
0.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
azorius control
6.05% metagame
145 matches
global 44.8% [37%-53%]
esper clerics
5.75% metagame
157 matches
global 57.3% [49.5%-64.8%]
35.7%
14 matches
37.5%
8 matches
64.3%
14 matches
50.0%
10 matches
-
25.0%
4 matches
54.5%
11 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
4 matches
57.1%
7 matches
80.0%
5 matches
40.0%
5 matches
0.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
75.0%
4 matches
71.4%
7 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
5 matches
esper clerics
5.75% metagame
157 matches
global 57.3% [49.5%-64.8%]
izzet control
5.45% metagame
124 matches
global 46.8% [38.2%-55.5%]
55.6%
9 matches
27.3%
11 matches
22.2%
9 matches
66.7%
12 matches
75.0%
4 matches
-
75.0%
8 matches
12.5%
8 matches
33.3%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
20.0%
5 matches
0.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
izzet control
5.45% metagame
124 matches
global 46.8% [38.2%-55.5%]
esper control
4.69% metagame
111 matches
global 45.0% [36.1%-54.3%]
55.6%
9 matches
44.4%
9 matches
57.1%
7 matches
33.3%
9 matches
45.5%
11 matches
25.0%
8 matches
-
33.3%
6 matches
33.3%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
50.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
25.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
0.0%
1 matches
esper control
4.69% metagame
111 matches
global 45.0% [36.1%-54.3%]
orzhov midrange
4.08% metagame
90 matches
global 56.7% [46.4%-66.4%]
37.5%
8 matches
40.0%
10 matches
66.7%
6 matches
40.0%
5 matches
-
87.5%
8 matches
66.7%
6 matches
-
66.7%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
60.0%
5 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
75.0%
4 matches
-
-
orzhov midrange
4.08% metagame
90 matches
global 56.7% [46.4%-66.4%]
mono-red dragons
3.33% metagame
83 matches
global 50.6% [40.1%-61.1%]
28.6%
7 matches
57.1%
7 matches
62.5%
8 matches
33.3%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
33.3%
6 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
25.0%
4 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
mono-red dragons
3.33% metagame
83 matches
global 50.6% [40.1%-61.1%]
dimir control
3.18% metagame
77 matches
global 39.0% [28.8%-50.1%]
25.0%
4 matches
40.0%
10 matches
22.2%
9 matches
83.3%
6 matches
0.0%
4 matches
33.3%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
3 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
dimir control
3.18% metagame
77 matches
global 39.0% [28.8%-50.1%]
mono-white aggro
3.18% metagame
83 matches
global 43.4% [33.2%-54.1%]
50.0%
6 matches
83.3%
6 matches
33.3%
6 matches
75.0%
4 matches
42.9%
7 matches
40.0%
5 matches
50.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
66.7%
3 matches
-
10.0%
10 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
mono-white aggro
3.18% metagame
83 matches
global 43.4% [33.2%-54.1%]
mono black sacrifice
3.18% metagame
85 matches
global 49.4% [39%-59.8%]
0.0%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
42.9%
7 matches
75.0%
8 matches
20.0%
5 matches
50.0%
6 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
3 matches
90.0%
10 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
57.1%
7 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
40.0%
5 matches
mono black sacrifice
3.18% metagame
85 matches
global 49.4% [39%-59.8%]
mono-red aggro
2.42% metagame
61 matches
global 60.7% [48.1%-71.9%]
57.1%
7 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
4 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
0.0%
3 matches
-
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
80.0%
5 matches
-
-
-
-
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
mono-red aggro
2.42% metagame
61 matches
global 60.7% [48.1%-71.9%]
rakdos midrange
2.27% metagame
50 matches
global 72.0% [58.3%-82.5%]
71.4%
7 matches
50.0%
2 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
4 matches
80.0%
5 matches
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
-
rakdos midrange
2.27% metagame
50 matches
global 72.0% [58.3%-82.5%]
rakdos dragons
2.12% metagame
59 matches
global 50.8% [38.4%-63.2%]
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
5 matches
0.0%
4 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
42.9%
7 matches
20.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
2 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
rakdos dragons
2.12% metagame
59 matches
global 50.8% [38.4%-63.2%]
orzhov clerics
1.82% metagame
52 matches
global 57.7% [44.2%-70.1%]
50.0%
2 matches
83.3%
6 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
2 matches
75.0%
4 matches
40.0%
5 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
0.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
-
-
orzhov clerics
1.82% metagame
52 matches
global 57.7% [44.2%-70.1%]
mono-black control
1.66% metagame
49 matches
global 59.2% [45.2%-71.8%]
66.7%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
75.0%
4 matches
66.7%
3 matches
28.6%
7 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
75.0%
4 matches
66.7%
3 matches
-
-
-
66.7%
3 matches
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
-
mono-black control
1.66% metagame
49 matches
global 59.2% [45.2%-71.8%]
izzet dragons
1.66% metagame
32 matches
global 59.4% [42.3%-74.5%]
100.0%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
-
-
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
izzet dragons
1.66% metagame
32 matches
global 59.4% [42.3%-74.5%]
mono-black midrange
1.51% metagame
36 matches
global 47.2% [32%-63%]
33.3%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
-
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
0.0%
2 matches
-
mono-black midrange
1.51% metagame
36 matches
global 47.2% [32%-63%]
abzan midrange
1.21% metagame
29 matches
global 48.3% [31.4%-65.6%]
25.0%
4 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
-
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
-
-
abzan midrange
1.21% metagame
29 matches
global 48.3% [31.4%-65.6%]
mardu midrange
1.21% metagame
29 matches
global 37.9% [22.7%-56%]
0.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
mardu midrange
1.21% metagame
29 matches
global 37.9% [22.7%-56%]
rakdos vampires
1.21% metagame
27 matches
global 44.4% [27.6%-62.7%]
0.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
25.0%
4 matches
-
-
100.0%
2 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
-
-
-
rakdos vampires
1.21% metagame
27 matches
global 44.4% [27.6%-62.7%]
orzhov control
0.91% metagame
29 matches
global 48.3% [31.4%-65.6%]
0.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
50.0%
2 matches
-
-
-
33.3%
3 matches
-
-
33.3%
3 matches
-
100.0%
2 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
0.0%
1 matches
orzhov control
0.91% metagame
29 matches
global 48.3% [31.4%-65.6%]
rakdos sacrifice
0.91% metagame
30 matches
global 40.0% [24.6%-57.7%]
-
0.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
66.7%
3 matches
0.0%
5 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
60.0%
5 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
rakdos sacrifice
0.91% metagame
30 matches
global 40.0% [24.6%-57.7%]
vs
boros dragons
vs
gruul werewolves
vs
mono-green aggro
vs
azorius control
vs
esper clerics
vs
izzet control
vs
esper control
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
mono-red dragons
vs
dimir control
vs
mono-white aggro
vs
mono black sacrifice
vs
mono-red aggro
vs
rakdos midrange
vs
rakdos dragons
vs
orzhov clerics
vs
mono-black control
vs
izzet dragons
vs
mono-black midrange
vs
abzan midrange
vs
mardu midrange
vs
rakdos vampires
vs
orzhov control
vs
rakdos sacrifice
Legend
  • 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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