Standard Metagame

Explore the best decks in the metagame for the Standard format, 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 Tuesday 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 Standard

  • 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 Standard

Metagame Matchup Matrix

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25 Jan 2022 - 08 Aug 2022
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win
rate
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
esper midrange
vs
jeskai hinata
vs
naya runes
vs
Mono White Aggro
vs
other
vs
boros aggro
vs
Jeskai Combo
vs
jund midrange
vs
izzet control
vs
Mono Green Stompy
vs
rakdos anvil
vs
grixis vampires
vs
azorius control
vs
selesnya midrange
vs
temur aggro
vs
mardu midrange
vs
esper control
vs
naya humans
vs
rakdos midrange
vs
golgari midrange
vs
temur control
orzhov midrange
10.63% metagame
3004 matches
global 52.8% [51%-54.6%]
-
40.3%
308 matches
40.8%
184 matches
46.9%
207 matches
57.4%
249 matches
63.6%
107 matches
54.1%
109 matches
50.0%
134 matches
57.1%
70 matches
56.5%
138 matches
54.3%
140 matches
58.0%
100 matches
51.5%
33 matches
48.3%
118 matches
56.3%
119 matches
54.7%
75 matches
47.3%
74 matches
68.7%
67 matches
45.9%
74 matches
53.8%
39 matches
54.8%
62 matches
30.0%
20 matches
orzhov midrange
10.63% metagame
3004 matches
global 52.8% [51%-54.6%]
esper midrange
10.52% metagame
2999 matches
global 52.3% [50.5%-54.1%]
59.7%
308 matches
-
50.5%
190 matches
41.6%
269 matches
57.9%
171 matches
60.2%
186 matches
59.5%
121 matches
44.8%
192 matches
60.6%
155 matches
49.5%
103 matches
46.8%
94 matches
45.7%
116 matches
39.5%
124 matches
59.7%
77 matches
42.3%
71 matches
44.3%
61 matches
39.7%
73 matches
64.7%
34 matches
40.6%
32 matches
59.1%
44 matches
60.5%
38 matches
40.9%
66 matches
esper midrange
10.52% metagame
2999 matches
global 52.3% [50.5%-54.1%]
jeskai hinata
6.62% metagame
1616 matches
global 54.5% [52.1%-56.9%]
59.2%
184 matches
49.5%
190 matches
-
53.2%
94 matches
43.9%
82 matches
66.4%
107 matches
55.1%
118 matches
58.0%
50 matches
64.1%
78 matches
50.0%
62 matches
50.6%
81 matches
36.6%
41 matches
61.9%
105 matches
44.4%
36 matches
45.0%
20 matches
52.2%
23 matches
55.0%
20 matches
75.0%
16 matches
60.0%
10 matches
29.2%
24 matches
60.0%
10 matches
55.0%
40 matches
jeskai hinata
6.62% metagame
1616 matches
global 54.5% [52.1%-56.9%]
naya runes
6.15% metagame
1836 matches
global 53.3% [51%-55.6%]
53.1%
207 matches
58.4%
269 matches
46.8%
94 matches
-
30.1%
133 matches
69.2%
91 matches
33.8%
71 matches
39.6%
111 matches
58.2%
91 matches
57.9%
57 matches
67.2%
67 matches
71.7%
92 matches
45.5%
33 matches
38.1%
42 matches
48.4%
31 matches
70.3%
37 matches
61.9%
42 matches
60.7%
28 matches
37.9%
29 matches
71.4%
21 matches
62.5%
16 matches
28.6%
14 matches
naya runes
6.15% metagame
1836 matches
global 53.3% [51%-55.6%]
Mono White Aggro
6.12% metagame
1662 matches
global 52.0% [49.6%-54.4%]
42.6%
249 matches
42.1%
171 matches
56.1%
82 matches
69.9%
133 matches
-
65.1%
83 matches
67.6%
71 matches
59.7%
77 matches
44.4%
54 matches
51.1%
47 matches
52.3%
44 matches
41.8%
55 matches
35.5%
31 matches
53.5%
43 matches
45.8%
59 matches
63.3%
30 matches
38.5%
39 matches
35.5%
31 matches
59.3%
27 matches
59.1%
22 matches
33.3%
30 matches
40.0%
15 matches
Mono White Aggro
6.12% metagame
1662 matches
global 52.0% [49.6%-54.4%]
other
5.98% metagame
1466 matches
global 38.2% [35.7%-40.7%]
36.4%
107 matches
39.8%
186 matches
33.6%
107 matches
30.8%
91 matches
34.9%
83 matches
-
34.4%
61 matches
31.1%
45 matches
50.0%
84 matches
57.1%
35 matches
31.7%
63 matches
31.3%
64 matches
38.8%
67 matches
46.7%
30 matches
46.7%
15 matches
34.8%
23 matches
35.7%
28 matches
34.8%
23 matches
25.0%
12 matches
44.4%
27 matches
44.4%
9 matches
40.7%
27 matches
other
5.98% metagame
1466 matches
global 38.2% [35.7%-40.7%]
boros aggro
4.20% metagame
1037 matches
global 50.1% [47.1%-53.2%]
45.9%
109 matches
40.5%
121 matches
44.9%
118 matches
66.2%
71 matches
32.4%
71 matches
65.6%
61 matches
-
66.7%
30 matches
46.7%
30 matches
50.0%
28 matches
50.0%
48 matches
32.3%
31 matches
53.8%
39 matches
44.0%
25 matches
46.7%
15 matches
37.5%
24 matches
78.6%
14 matches
72.7%
11 matches
55.6%
18 matches
43.8%
16 matches
40.0%
10 matches
72.7%
22 matches
boros aggro
4.20% metagame
1037 matches
global 50.1% [47.1%-53.2%]
Jeskai Combo
3.85% metagame
1133 matches
global 50.9% [48%-53.8%]
50.0%
134 matches
55.2%
192 matches
42.0%
50 matches
60.4%
111 matches
40.3%
77 matches
68.9%
45 matches
33.3%
30 matches
-
44.7%
38 matches
51.3%
39 matches
52.0%
25 matches
43.6%
39 matches
42.9%
42 matches
54.3%
35 matches
33.3%
24 matches
52.9%
17 matches
45.0%
20 matches
58.8%
17 matches
41.2%
17 matches
57.1%
7 matches
33.3%
3 matches
46.2%
13 matches
Jeskai Combo
3.85% metagame
1133 matches
global 50.9% [48%-53.8%]
jund midrange
3.68% metagame
1054 matches
global 49.2% [46.2%-52.3%]
42.9%
70 matches
39.4%
155 matches
35.9%
78 matches
41.8%
91 matches
55.6%
54 matches
50.0%
84 matches
53.3%
30 matches
55.3%
38 matches
-
55.6%
45 matches
43.9%
41 matches
67.5%
40 matches
64.3%
42 matches
33.3%
6 matches
60.0%
5 matches
52.4%
21 matches
61.5%
13 matches
62.5%
16 matches
50.0%
6 matches
66.7%
9 matches
62.5%
8 matches
36.8%
19 matches
jund midrange
3.68% metagame
1054 matches
global 49.2% [46.2%-52.3%]
izzet control
3.64% metagame
1020 matches
global 47.1% [44%-50.1%]
43.5%
138 matches
50.5%
103 matches
50.0%
62 matches
42.1%
57 matches
48.9%
47 matches
42.9%
35 matches
50.0%
28 matches
48.7%
39 matches
44.4%
45 matches
-
30.4%
46 matches
30.4%
23 matches
42.9%
21 matches
47.2%
36 matches
52.4%
21 matches
61.5%
26 matches
41.7%
24 matches
50.0%
30 matches
64.0%
25 matches
33.3%
15 matches
75.0%
8 matches
70.0%
10 matches
izzet control
3.64% metagame
1020 matches
global 47.1% [44%-50.1%]
Mono Green Stompy
3.38% metagame
1038 matches
global 52.8% [49.8%-55.8%]
45.7%
140 matches
53.2%
94 matches
49.4%
81 matches
32.8%
67 matches
47.7%
44 matches
68.3%
63 matches
50.0%
48 matches
48.0%
25 matches
56.1%
41 matches
69.6%
46 matches
-
60.0%
35 matches
74.3%
35 matches
41.2%
17 matches
48.0%
25 matches
37.5%
24 matches
62.5%
8 matches
54.5%
22 matches
45.5%
11 matches
46.7%
15 matches
69.2%
13 matches
40.0%
10 matches
Mono Green Stompy
3.38% metagame
1038 matches
global 52.8% [49.8%-55.8%]
rakdos anvil
3.28% metagame
907 matches
global 49.5% [46.3%-52.8%]
42.0%
100 matches
54.3%
116 matches
63.4%
41 matches
28.3%
92 matches
58.2%
55 matches
68.8%
64 matches
67.7%
31 matches
56.4%
39 matches
32.5%
40 matches
69.6%
23 matches
40.0%
35 matches
-
40.0%
10 matches
50.0%
28 matches
39.3%
28 matches
35.3%
17 matches
50.0%
18 matches
42.9%
7 matches
80.0%
15 matches
60.0%
15 matches
36.4%
11 matches
33.3%
3 matches
rakdos anvil
3.28% metagame
907 matches
global 49.5% [46.3%-52.8%]
grixis vampires
2.90% metagame
746 matches
global 50.5% [47%-54.1%]
48.5%
33 matches
60.5%
124 matches
38.1%
105 matches
54.5%
33 matches
64.5%
31 matches
61.2%
67 matches
46.2%
39 matches
57.1%
42 matches
35.7%
42 matches
57.1%
21 matches
25.7%
35 matches
60.0%
10 matches
-
100.0%
3 matches
50.0%
2 matches
12.5%
8 matches
58.3%
12 matches
83.3%
6 matches
20.0%
5 matches
33.3%
6 matches
25.0%
4 matches
31.0%
29 matches
grixis vampires
2.90% metagame
746 matches
global 50.5% [47%-54.1%]
azorius control
2.43% metagame
755 matches
global 49.8% [46.2%-53.4%]
51.7%
118 matches
40.3%
77 matches
55.6%
36 matches
61.9%
42 matches
46.5%
43 matches
53.3%
30 matches
56.0%
25 matches
45.7%
35 matches
66.7%
6 matches
52.8%
36 matches
58.8%
17 matches
50.0%
28 matches
0.0%
3 matches
-
61.5%
26 matches
30.4%
23 matches
44.4%
18 matches
75.0%
8 matches
31.3%
16 matches
40.0%
10 matches
64.3%
14 matches
0.0%
1 matches
azorius control
2.43% metagame
755 matches
global 49.8% [46.2%-53.4%]
selesnya midrange
2.29% metagame
639 matches
global 53.2% [49.3%-57%]
43.7%
119 matches
57.7%
71 matches
55.0%
20 matches
51.6%
31 matches
54.2%
59 matches
53.3%
15 matches
53.3%
15 matches
66.7%
24 matches
40.0%
5 matches
47.6%
21 matches
52.0%
25 matches
60.7%
28 matches
50.0%
2 matches
38.5%
26 matches
-
41.2%
17 matches
55.0%
20 matches
36.4%
11 matches
47.6%
21 matches
75.0%
8 matches
62.5%
8 matches
-
selesnya midrange
2.29% metagame
639 matches
global 53.2% [49.3%-57%]
temur aggro
1.97% metagame
560 matches
global 54.6% [50.5%-58.7%]
45.3%
75 matches
55.7%
61 matches
47.8%
23 matches
29.7%
37 matches
36.7%
30 matches
65.2%
23 matches
62.5%
24 matches
47.1%
17 matches
47.6%
21 matches
38.5%
26 matches
62.5%
24 matches
64.7%
17 matches
87.5%
8 matches
69.6%
23 matches
58.8%
17 matches
-
56.3%
16 matches
50.0%
8 matches
61.5%
13 matches
88.9%
9 matches
100.0%
4 matches
44.4%
9 matches
temur aggro
1.97% metagame
560 matches
global 54.6% [50.5%-58.7%]
mardu midrange
1.85% metagame
553 matches
global 51.4% [47.2%-55.5%]
52.7%
74 matches
60.3%
73 matches
45.0%
20 matches
38.1%
42 matches
61.5%
39 matches
64.3%
28 matches
21.4%
14 matches
55.0%
20 matches
38.5%
13 matches
58.3%
24 matches
37.5%
8 matches
50.0%
18 matches
41.7%
12 matches
55.6%
18 matches
45.0%
20 matches
43.8%
16 matches
-
100.0%
7 matches
40.0%
5 matches
40.0%
10 matches
36.4%
11 matches
25.0%
4 matches
mardu midrange
1.85% metagame
553 matches
global 51.4% [47.2%-55.5%]
esper control
1.39% metagame
427 matches
global 43.3% [38.7%-48.1%]
31.3%
67 matches
35.3%
34 matches
25.0%
16 matches
39.3%
28 matches
64.5%
31 matches
65.2%
23 matches
27.3%
11 matches
41.2%
17 matches
37.5%
16 matches
50.0%
30 matches
45.5%
22 matches
57.1%
7 matches
16.7%
6 matches
25.0%
8 matches
63.6%
11 matches
50.0%
8 matches
0.0%
7 matches
-
62.5%
8 matches
50.0%
4 matches
40.0%
5 matches
100.0%
1 matches
esper control
1.39% metagame
427 matches
global 43.3% [38.7%-48.1%]
naya humans
1.34% metagame
434 matches
global 52.5% [47.8%-57.2%]
54.1%
74 matches
59.4%
32 matches
40.0%
10 matches
62.1%
29 matches
40.7%
27 matches
75.0%
12 matches
44.4%
18 matches
58.8%
17 matches
50.0%
6 matches
36.0%
25 matches
54.5%
11 matches
20.0%
15 matches
80.0%
5 matches
68.8%
16 matches
52.4%
21 matches
38.5%
13 matches
60.0%
5 matches
37.5%
8 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
60.0%
10 matches
0.0%
1 matches
naya humans
1.34% metagame
434 matches
global 52.5% [47.8%-57.2%]
rakdos midrange
1.17% metagame
364 matches
global 48.9% [43.8%-54%]
46.2%
39 matches
40.9%
44 matches
70.8%
24 matches
28.6%
21 matches
40.9%
22 matches
55.6%
27 matches
56.3%
16 matches
42.9%
7 matches
33.3%
9 matches
66.7%
15 matches
53.3%
15 matches
40.0%
15 matches
66.7%
6 matches
60.0%
10 matches
25.0%
8 matches
11.1%
9 matches
60.0%
10 matches
50.0%
4 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
80.0%
5 matches
0.0%
6 matches
rakdos midrange
1.17% metagame
364 matches
global 48.9% [43.8%-54%]
golgari midrange
1.14% metagame
345 matches
global 48.4% [43.2%-53.7%]
45.2%
62 matches
39.5%
38 matches
40.0%
10 matches
37.5%
16 matches
66.7%
30 matches
55.6%
9 matches
60.0%
10 matches
66.7%
3 matches
37.5%
8 matches
25.0%
8 matches
30.8%
13 matches
63.6%
11 matches
75.0%
4 matches
35.7%
14 matches
37.5%
8 matches
0.0%
4 matches
63.6%
11 matches
60.0%
5 matches
40.0%
10 matches
20.0%
5 matches
-
50.0%
2 matches
golgari midrange
1.14% metagame
345 matches
global 48.4% [43.2%-53.7%]
temur control
1.11% metagame
348 matches
global 56.6% [51.4%-61.7%]
70.0%
20 matches
59.1%
66 matches
45.0%
40 matches
71.4%
14 matches
60.0%
15 matches
59.3%
27 matches
27.3%
22 matches
53.8%
13 matches
63.2%
19 matches
30.0%
10 matches
60.0%
10 matches
66.7%
3 matches
69.0%
29 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
55.6%
9 matches
75.0%
4 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
1 matches
100.0%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
temur control
1.11% metagame
348 matches
global 56.6% [51.4%-61.7%]
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
esper midrange
vs
jeskai hinata
vs
naya runes
vs
Mono White Aggro
vs
other
vs
boros aggro
vs
Jeskai Combo
vs
jund midrange
vs
izzet control
vs
Mono Green Stompy
vs
rakdos anvil
vs
grixis vampires
vs
azorius control
vs
selesnya midrange
vs
temur aggro
vs
mardu midrange
vs
esper control
vs
naya humans
vs
rakdos midrange
vs
golgari midrange
vs
temur control

Standard Best of Three (BO3) Metagame Tier List

  • 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
? The premier decks of the format. These are the most likely decks to win challenges or preliminaries on Magic Online and often survive even while being targeted directly by other top decks.

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Tier 2
? These are very strong decks that are poised to top 8 the challenges and may even win them, but generally have a specific weak matchup either against other A tier decks or against some number of S tier decks, which hold these decks back from the top spot.

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Tier 3
? These are the last of the decks that are likely to put up strong results in the Challenges Online. These decks tend to have skewed matchup spreads, needing to win the matchup lottery to overperform and usually are more like to top 16 a Challenge than top 8.

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Tier 4
? These are decks that can 5-0 a league and will occasionally spike a larger event, but generally they fall victim to too many bad matchups in the upper tiers of the metagame or lack the consistency outside of a single pilot to put up consistent results.

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Tier 5
? These decks show up often enough to warrant mention outside of FNM tier and can sneak into top 16s some amount of the time, but on a week to week basis, these decks are liable to leave you outside of prizes in competitive events.

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