Historic Metagame

Explore the best decks in the metagame for Historic, 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 Streets of New Capenna (SNC).

  • 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 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, every Wednesday along with a metagame snapshot article.
  • The metagame matrix measures matches between each popular deck and how they fare against each other.

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.


Bo1 Historic

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 Historic

Metagame Matchup Matrix

historic
25 Jan 2022 - 06 Jul 2022
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win
rate
vs
izzet phoenix
vs
other
vs
golgari food
vs
azorius auras
vs
rakdos arcanist
vs
azorius control
vs
jeskai control
vs
azorius affinity
vs
azorius lotus field
vs
selesnya humans
vs
azorius control (yorion)
vs
5c niv-mizzet
vs
selesnya enchantress
vs
mono-red aggro
vs
jund food
vs
heliod company
vs
gruul aggro
vs
rakdos sacrifice
vs
simic merfolk
izzet phoenix
15.33% metagame
1272 matches
global 50.5% [47.7%-53.2%]
-
61.0%
82 matches
36.3%
204 matches
49.2%
132 matches
57.7%
104 matches
71.2%
73 matches
55.0%
60 matches
24.6%
57 matches
65.4%
52 matches
39.4%
33 matches
56.8%
44 matches
63.6%
44 matches
21.2%
33 matches
45.0%
20 matches
50.0%
26 matches
43.8%
16 matches
38.1%
21 matches
42.9%
14 matches
62.5%
16 matches
izzet phoenix
15.33% metagame
1272 matches
global 50.5% [47.7%-53.2%]
other
13.81% metagame
641 matches
global 35.7% [32.1%-39.5%]
39.0%
82 matches
-
27.9%
43 matches
26.7%
45 matches
41.3%
46 matches
42.1%
19 matches
37.0%
27 matches
36.4%
11 matches
11.1%
9 matches
21.1%
38 matches
36.4%
22 matches
46.7%
15 matches
33.3%
6 matches
26.7%
15 matches
69.2%
13 matches
36.4%
11 matches
44.4%
9 matches
29.4%
17 matches
45.0%
20 matches
other
13.81% metagame
641 matches
global 35.7% [32.1%-39.5%]
golgari food
9.21% metagame
823 matches
global 56.0% [52.6%-59.4%]
63.7%
204 matches
72.1%
43 matches
-
50.0%
80 matches
55.4%
56 matches
57.9%
38 matches
46.9%
32 matches
41.0%
39 matches
33.3%
21 matches
47.1%
34 matches
36.6%
41 matches
50.0%
12 matches
52.0%
25 matches
83.3%
6 matches
38.5%
13 matches
10.0%
10 matches
58.3%
12 matches
100.0%
6 matches
80.0%
5 matches
golgari food
9.21% metagame
823 matches
global 56.0% [52.6%-59.4%]
azorius auras
6.47% metagame
623 matches
global 54.3% [50.3%-58.1%]
50.8%
132 matches
73.3%
45 matches
50.0%
80 matches
-
44.4%
45 matches
60.9%
23 matches
57.9%
19 matches
35.7%
28 matches
61.5%
13 matches
44.0%
25 matches
65.0%
20 matches
54.5%
11 matches
38.9%
18 matches
68.8%
16 matches
33.3%
6 matches
50.0%
4 matches
69.2%
13 matches
100.0%
5 matches
36.4%
11 matches
azorius auras
6.47% metagame
623 matches
global 54.3% [50.3%-58.1%]
rakdos arcanist
5.34% metagame
514 matches
global 55.6% [51.3%-59.9%]
42.3%
104 matches
58.7%
46 matches
44.6%
56 matches
55.6%
45 matches
-
65.0%
20 matches
81.3%
16 matches
73.3%
15 matches
75.0%
16 matches
38.1%
21 matches
56.3%
16 matches
30.8%
13 matches
75.0%
8 matches
45.5%
11 matches
66.7%
6 matches
54.5%
11 matches
85.7%
7 matches
75.0%
4 matches
87.5%
8 matches
rakdos arcanist
5.34% metagame
514 matches
global 55.6% [51.3%-59.9%]
azorius control
3.87% metagame
357 matches
global 47.1% [41.9%-52.2%]
28.8%
73 matches
57.9%
19 matches
42.1%
38 matches
39.1%
23 matches
35.0%
20 matches
-
45.8%
24 matches
66.7%
9 matches
70.0%
10 matches
66.7%
3 matches
41.2%
17 matches
77.8%
9 matches
66.7%
9 matches
0.0%
6 matches
85.7%
7 matches
100.0%
4 matches
60.0%
10 matches
66.7%
6 matches
33.3%
3 matches
azorius control
3.87% metagame
357 matches
global 47.1% [41.9%-52.2%]
jeskai control
3.43% metagame
326 matches
global 48.5% [43.1%-53.9%]
45.0%
60 matches
63.0%
27 matches
53.1%
32 matches
42.1%
19 matches
18.8%
16 matches
54.2%
24 matches
-
50.0%
10 matches
46.7%
15 matches
14.3%
7 matches
25.0%
12 matches
37.5%
8 matches
40.0%
5 matches
62.5%
8 matches
75.0%
4 matches
100.0%
3 matches
50.0%
8 matches
25.0%
4 matches
66.7%
3 matches
jeskai control
3.43% metagame
326 matches
global 48.5% [43.1%-53.9%]
azorius affinity
2.74% metagame
245 matches
global 58.4% [52.1%-64.4%]
75.4%
57 matches
63.6%
11 matches
59.0%
39 matches
64.3%
28 matches
26.7%
15 matches
33.3%
9 matches
50.0%
10 matches
-
33.3%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
12 matches
100.0%
5 matches
50.0%
6 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
100.0%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
azorius affinity
2.74% metagame
245 matches
global 58.4% [52.1%-64.4%]
azorius lotus field
2.52% metagame
249 matches
global 49.0% [42.8%-55.2%]
34.6%
52 matches
88.9%
9 matches
66.7%
21 matches
38.5%
13 matches
25.0%
16 matches
30.0%
10 matches
53.3%
15 matches
66.7%
3 matches
-
25.0%
4 matches
16.7%
6 matches
27.3%
11 matches
66.7%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
25.0%
4 matches
100.0%
10 matches
33.3%
6 matches
66.7%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
azorius lotus field
2.52% metagame
249 matches
global 49.0% [42.8%-55.2%]
selesnya humans
2.52% metagame
240 matches
global 63.3% [57.1%-69.2%]
60.6%
33 matches
78.9%
38 matches
52.9%
34 matches
56.0%
25 matches
61.9%
21 matches
33.3%
3 matches
85.7%
7 matches
40.0%
5 matches
75.0%
4 matches
-
57.1%
7 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
40.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
4 matches
-
71.4%
7 matches
selesnya humans
2.52% metagame
240 matches
global 63.3% [57.1%-69.2%]
azorius control (yorion)
2.22% metagame
265 matches
global 55.5% [49.5%-61.3%]
43.2%
44 matches
63.6%
22 matches
63.4%
41 matches
35.0%
20 matches
43.8%
16 matches
58.8%
17 matches
75.0%
12 matches
50.0%
12 matches
83.3%
6 matches
42.9%
7 matches
-
20.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
75.0%
4 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
40.0%
5 matches
-
25.0%
8 matches
azorius control (yorion)
2.22% metagame
265 matches
global 55.5% [49.5%-61.3%]
5c niv-mizzet
2.04% metagame
206 matches
global 51.0% [44.2%-57.7%]
36.4%
44 matches
53.3%
15 matches
50.0%
12 matches
45.5%
11 matches
69.2%
13 matches
22.2%
9 matches
62.5%
8 matches
0.0%
5 matches
72.7%
11 matches
100.0%
1 matches
80.0%
5 matches
-
100.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
6 matches
42.9%
7 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
4 matches
5c niv-mizzet
2.04% metagame
206 matches
global 51.0% [44.2%-57.7%]
selesnya enchantress
1.56% metagame
158 matches
global 59.5% [51.7%-66.8%]
78.8%
33 matches
66.7%
6 matches
48.0%
25 matches
61.1%
18 matches
25.0%
8 matches
33.3%
9 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
6 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
4 matches
-
-
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
selesnya enchantress
1.56% metagame
158 matches
global 59.5% [51.7%-66.8%]
mono-red aggro
1.43% metagame
130 matches
global 51.5% [43%-60%]
55.0%
20 matches
73.3%
15 matches
16.7%
6 matches
31.3%
16 matches
54.5%
11 matches
100.0%
6 matches
37.5%
8 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
60.0%
5 matches
25.0%
4 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
-
40.0%
5 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
66.7%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
mono-red aggro
1.43% metagame
130 matches
global 51.5% [43%-60%]
jund food
1.43% metagame
138 matches
global 44.9% [36.9%-53.3%]
50.0%
26 matches
30.8%
13 matches
61.5%
13 matches
66.7%
6 matches
33.3%
6 matches
14.3%
7 matches
25.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
25.0%
4 matches
25.0%
4 matches
33.3%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
-
33.3%
3 matches
57.1%
7 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
jund food
1.43% metagame
138 matches
global 44.9% [36.9%-53.3%]
heliod company
1.43% metagame
125 matches
global 48.8% [40.2%-57.5%]
56.3%
16 matches
63.6%
11 matches
90.0%
10 matches
50.0%
4 matches
45.5%
11 matches
0.0%
4 matches
0.0%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
10 matches
66.7%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
6 matches
0.0%
2 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
-
-
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
heliod company
1.43% metagame
125 matches
global 48.8% [40.2%-57.5%]
gruul aggro
1.43% metagame
136 matches
global 48.5% [40.3%-56.9%]
61.9%
21 matches
55.6%
9 matches
41.7%
12 matches
30.8%
13 matches
14.3%
7 matches
40.0%
10 matches
50.0%
8 matches
-
66.7%
6 matches
0.0%
4 matches
60.0%
5 matches
57.1%
7 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
42.9%
7 matches
-
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
gruul aggro
1.43% metagame
136 matches
global 48.5% [40.3%-56.9%]
rakdos sacrifice
1.17% metagame
104 matches
global 47.1% [37.8%-56.6%]
57.1%
14 matches
70.6%
17 matches
0.0%
6 matches
0.0%
5 matches
25.0%
4 matches
33.3%
6 matches
75.0%
4 matches
0.0%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
-
0.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
0.0%
2 matches
rakdos sacrifice
1.17% metagame
104 matches
global 47.1% [37.8%-56.6%]
simic merfolk
1.13% metagame
109 matches
global 47.7% [38.6%-57%]
37.5%
16 matches
55.0%
20 matches
20.0%
5 matches
63.6%
11 matches
12.5%
8 matches
66.7%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
40.0%
5 matches
28.6%
7 matches
75.0%
8 matches
50.0%
4 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
2 matches
-
simic merfolk
1.13% metagame
109 matches
global 47.7% [38.6%-57%]
vs
izzet phoenix
vs
other
vs
golgari food
vs
azorius auras
vs
rakdos arcanist
vs
azorius control
vs
jeskai control
vs
azorius affinity
vs
azorius lotus field
vs
selesnya humans
vs
azorius control (yorion)
vs
5c niv-mizzet
vs
selesnya enchantress
vs
mono-red aggro
vs
jund food
vs
heliod company
vs
gruul aggro
vs
rakdos sacrifice
vs
simic merfolk
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.

Historic Best of Three (BO3) Metagame Tier List

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