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).

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  • 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

standard
25 Jan 2022 - 20 May 2022
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rate
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
mono-white aggro
vs
esper midrange
vs
naya runes
vs
rakdos anvil
vs
azorius control
vs
other
vs
izzet control
vs
jeskai combo
vs
jeskai control
vs
mono-green aggro
vs
selesnya midrange
vs
temur aggro
vs
jund midrange
vs
mardu midrange
vs
boros aggro
vs
naya humans
vs
esper tempo
vs
mono-red aggro
vs
izzet dragons ️
vs
golgari midrange
vs
selesnya ramp
vs
azorius tempo
vs
selesnya enchantments
orzhov midrange
14.02% metagame
2625 matches
global 53.6% [51.7%-55.5%]
-
57.9%
242 matches
41.6%
257 matches
46.8%
203 matches
60.6%
104 matches
57.4%
136 matches
55.6%
63 matches
55.3%
114 matches
51.1%
131 matches
42.2%
128 matches
55.6%
108 matches
64.6%
79 matches
54.4%
68 matches
53.7%
41 matches
49.3%
69 matches
52.0%
75 matches
45.8%
72 matches
36.8%
19 matches
66.7%
36 matches
55.3%
38 matches
50.0%
32 matches
45.5%
44 matches
54.5%
33 matches
75.8%
33 matches
orzhov midrange
14.02% metagame
2625 matches
global 53.6% [51.7%-55.5%]
mono-white aggro
7.72% metagame
1348 matches
global 52.3% [49.6%-55%]
42.1%
242 matches
-
44.8%
116 matches
70.4%
108 matches
42.6%
54 matches
54.3%
46 matches
57.9%
57 matches
63.6%
33 matches
61.3%
62 matches
56.1%
41 matches
51.6%
31 matches
43.1%
51 matches
66.7%
30 matches
50.0%
34 matches
33.3%
33 matches
64.7%
51 matches
62.5%
24 matches
27.8%
18 matches
77.8%
18 matches
18.8%
16 matches
26.3%
19 matches
50.0%
12 matches
76.9%
13 matches
60.0%
20 matches
mono-white aggro
7.72% metagame
1348 matches
global 52.3% [49.6%-55%]
esper midrange
7.19% metagame
1474 matches
global 52.0% [49.4%-54.5%]
58.4%
257 matches
55.2%
116 matches
-
38.7%
111 matches
44.3%
70 matches
62.0%
71 matches
61.5%
52 matches
48.1%
54 matches
49.4%
77 matches
56.1%
57 matches
57.5%
40 matches
46.4%
56 matches
47.2%
36 matches
50.0%
30 matches
33.3%
45 matches
55.0%
40 matches
40.7%
27 matches
42.3%
26 matches
35.7%
14 matches
45.5%
11 matches
54.2%
24 matches
27.8%
18 matches
26.3%
19 matches
72.0%
25 matches
esper midrange
7.19% metagame
1474 matches
global 52.0% [49.4%-54.5%]
naya runes
7.06% metagame
1323 matches
global 54.6% [51.9%-57.2%]
53.2%
203 matches
29.6%
108 matches
61.3%
111 matches
-
69.1%
81 matches
39.5%
43 matches
83.3%
48 matches
65.0%
40 matches
44.9%
69 matches
61.0%
59 matches
62.5%
40 matches
60.0%
25 matches
72.4%
29 matches
60.9%
46 matches
61.8%
34 matches
26.2%
42 matches
39.3%
28 matches
56.7%
60 matches
81.8%
11 matches
60.0%
10 matches
70.0%
10 matches
36.4%
11 matches
50.0%
12 matches
53.8%
13 matches
naya runes
7.06% metagame
1323 matches
global 54.6% [51.9%-57.2%]
rakdos anvil
4.36% metagame
774 matches
global 49.1% [45.6%-52.6%]
39.4%
104 matches
57.4%
54 matches
55.7%
70 matches
30.9%
81 matches
-
44.4%
27 matches
72.7%
44 matches
70.6%
17 matches
59.4%
32 matches
57.9%
19 matches
52.6%
19 matches
45.8%
24 matches
38.9%
18 matches
41.7%
36 matches
47.1%
17 matches
71.4%
21 matches
73.3%
15 matches
46.2%
26 matches
33.3%
6 matches
100.0%
4 matches
36.4%
11 matches
25.0%
8 matches
54.5%
11 matches
0.0%
3 matches
rakdos anvil
4.36% metagame
774 matches
global 49.1% [45.6%-52.6%]
azorius control
4.14% metagame
811 matches
global 47.7% [44.3%-51.2%]
42.6%
136 matches
45.7%
46 matches
38.0%
71 matches
60.5%
43 matches
55.6%
27 matches
-
64.7%
17 matches
52.2%
46 matches
45.7%
35 matches
48.6%
37 matches
50.0%
18 matches
65.0%
20 matches
32.1%
28 matches
55.6%
9 matches
50.0%
16 matches
52.9%
17 matches
36.8%
19 matches
50.0%
4 matches
37.5%
8 matches
55.6%
9 matches
58.3%
12 matches
66.7%
9 matches
46.7%
15 matches
66.7%
6 matches
azorius control
4.14% metagame
811 matches
global 47.7% [44.3%-51.2%]
other
4.11% metagame
673 matches
global 35.5% [32%-39.2%]
44.4%
63 matches
42.1%
57 matches
38.5%
52 matches
16.7%
48 matches
27.3%
44 matches
35.3%
17 matches
-
60.0%
15 matches
27.8%
18 matches
28.6%
14 matches
25.0%
20 matches
41.7%
12 matches
20.0%
10 matches
44.1%
34 matches
17.6%
17 matches
11.1%
9 matches
14.3%
7 matches
25.6%
39 matches
20.0%
5 matches
42.9%
7 matches
25.0%
4 matches
40.0%
5 matches
66.7%
9 matches
40.0%
5 matches
other
4.11% metagame
673 matches
global 35.5% [32%-39.2%]
izzet control
3.93% metagame
716 matches
global 46.4% [42.7%-50%]
44.7%
114 matches
36.4%
33 matches
51.9%
54 matches
35.0%
40 matches
29.4%
17 matches
47.8%
46 matches
40.0%
15 matches
-
48.1%
27 matches
50.0%
38 matches
33.3%
27 matches
28.6%
7 matches
72.2%
18 matches
50.0%
20 matches
45.5%
11 matches
53.3%
15 matches
70.8%
24 matches
20.0%
5 matches
36.8%
19 matches
61.5%
13 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
10 matches
54.5%
11 matches
43.8%
16 matches
izzet control
3.93% metagame
716 matches
global 46.4% [42.7%-50%]
jeskai combo
3.71% metagame
713 matches
global 49.9% [46.3%-53.6%]
48.9%
131 matches
38.7%
62 matches
50.6%
77 matches
55.1%
69 matches
40.6%
32 matches
54.3%
35 matches
72.2%
18 matches
51.9%
27 matches
-
61.1%
18 matches
56.3%
16 matches
33.3%
24 matches
46.7%
15 matches
25.0%
4 matches
43.8%
16 matches
29.4%
17 matches
50.0%
14 matches
75.0%
4 matches
50.0%
8 matches
33.3%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
50.0%
14 matches
66.7%
9 matches
jeskai combo
3.71% metagame
713 matches
global 49.9% [46.3%-53.6%]
jeskai control
3.22% metagame
690 matches
global 51.3% [47.6%-55%]
57.8%
128 matches
43.9%
41 matches
43.9%
57 matches
39.0%
59 matches
42.1%
19 matches
51.4%
37 matches
71.4%
14 matches
50.0%
38 matches
38.9%
18 matches
-
57.1%
21 matches
50.0%
8 matches
66.7%
3 matches
54.5%
11 matches
71.4%
7 matches
50.0%
12 matches
62.5%
8 matches
37.5%
8 matches
38.5%
13 matches
55.6%
9 matches
0.0%
1 matches
54.5%
11 matches
25.0%
16 matches
44.4%
18 matches
jeskai control
3.22% metagame
690 matches
global 51.3% [47.6%-55%]
mono-green aggro
2.87% metagame
604 matches
global 51.3% [47.3%-55.3%]
44.4%
108 matches
48.4%
31 matches
42.5%
40 matches
37.5%
40 matches
47.4%
19 matches
50.0%
18 matches
75.0%
20 matches
66.7%
27 matches
43.8%
16 matches
42.9%
21 matches
-
57.1%
7 matches
58.3%
12 matches
70.0%
10 matches
77.8%
9 matches
31.3%
16 matches
45.5%
11 matches
83.3%
6 matches
66.7%
6 matches
100.0%
11 matches
66.7%
6 matches
44.4%
18 matches
0.0%
5 matches
30.0%
10 matches
mono-green aggro
2.87% metagame
604 matches
global 51.3% [47.3%-55.3%]
selesnya midrange
2.78% metagame
469 matches
global 51.8% [47.3%-56.3%]
35.4%
79 matches
56.9%
51 matches
53.6%
56 matches
40.0%
25 matches
54.2%
24 matches
35.0%
20 matches
58.3%
12 matches
71.4%
7 matches
66.7%
24 matches
50.0%
8 matches
42.9%
7 matches
-
53.8%
13 matches
46.2%
13 matches
62.5%
16 matches
47.1%
17 matches
57.1%
14 matches
40.0%
5 matches
50.0%
4 matches
28.6%
7 matches
75.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
75.0%
8 matches
50.0%
2 matches
selesnya midrange
2.78% metagame
469 matches
global 51.8% [47.3%-56.3%]
temur aggro
2.70% metagame
422 matches
global 51.9% [47.1%-56.6%]
45.6%
68 matches
33.3%
30 matches
52.8%
36 matches
27.6%
29 matches
61.1%
18 matches
67.9%
28 matches
80.0%
10 matches
27.8%
18 matches
53.3%
15 matches
33.3%
3 matches
41.7%
12 matches
46.2%
13 matches
-
45.5%
11 matches
57.1%
14 matches
45.5%
11 matches
61.5%
13 matches
50.0%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
9 matches
100.0%
3 matches
80.0%
5 matches
50.0%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
temur aggro
2.70% metagame
422 matches
global 51.9% [47.1%-56.6%]
jund midrange
2.27% metagame
462 matches
global 48.5% [44%-53%]
46.3%
41 matches
50.0%
34 matches
50.0%
30 matches
39.1%
46 matches
58.3%
36 matches
44.4%
9 matches
55.9%
34 matches
50.0%
20 matches
75.0%
4 matches
45.5%
11 matches
30.0%
10 matches
53.8%
13 matches
54.5%
11 matches
-
63.6%
11 matches
50.0%
6 matches
0.0%
3 matches
46.9%
32 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
80.0%
5 matches
0.0%
1 matches
20.0%
5 matches
100.0%
1 matches
jund midrange
2.27% metagame
462 matches
global 48.5% [44%-53%]
mardu midrange
2.12% metagame
426 matches
global 53.8% [49%-58.4%]
50.7%
69 matches
66.7%
33 matches
66.7%
45 matches
38.2%
34 matches
52.9%
17 matches
50.0%
16 matches
82.4%
17 matches
54.5%
11 matches
56.3%
16 matches
28.6%
7 matches
22.2%
9 matches
37.5%
16 matches
42.9%
14 matches
36.4%
11 matches
-
12.5%
8 matches
80.0%
5 matches
90.0%
10 matches
66.7%
3 matches
50.0%
10 matches
22.2%
9 matches
80.0%
5 matches
75.0%
4 matches
100.0%
1 matches
mardu midrange
2.12% metagame
426 matches
global 53.8% [49%-58.4%]
boros aggro
2.12% metagame
465 matches
global 52.5% [47.9%-57%]
48.0%
75 matches
35.3%
51 matches
45.0%
40 matches
73.8%
42 matches
28.6%
21 matches
47.1%
17 matches
88.9%
9 matches
46.7%
15 matches
70.6%
17 matches
50.0%
12 matches
68.8%
16 matches
52.9%
17 matches
54.5%
11 matches
50.0%
6 matches
87.5%
8 matches
-
53.3%
15 matches
0.0%
1 matches
40.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
16.7%
6 matches
50.0%
2 matches
25.0%
4 matches
55.6%
9 matches
boros aggro
2.12% metagame
465 matches
global 52.5% [47.9%-57%]
naya humans
1.92% metagame
403 matches
global 51.4% [46.5%-56.2%]
54.2%
72 matches
37.5%
24 matches
59.3%
27 matches
60.7%
28 matches
26.7%
15 matches
63.2%
19 matches
85.7%
7 matches
29.2%
24 matches
50.0%
14 matches
37.5%
8 matches
54.5%
11 matches
42.9%
14 matches
38.5%
13 matches
100.0%
3 matches
20.0%
5 matches
46.7%
15 matches
-
66.7%
3 matches
57.1%
7 matches
100.0%
2 matches
62.5%
8 matches
75.0%
8 matches
37.5%
8 matches
0.0%
1 matches
naya humans
1.92% metagame
403 matches
global 51.4% [46.5%-56.2%]
esper tempo
1.89% metagame
341 matches
global 56.0% [50.7%-61.2%]
63.2%
19 matches
72.2%
18 matches
57.7%
26 matches
43.3%
60 matches
53.8%
26 matches
50.0%
4 matches
74.4%
39 matches
80.0%
5 matches
25.0%
4 matches
62.5%
8 matches
16.7%
6 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
6 matches
53.1%
32 matches
10.0%
10 matches
100.0%
1 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
-
0.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
esper tempo
1.89% metagame
341 matches
global 56.0% [50.7%-61.2%]
mono-red aggro
1.13% metagame
221 matches
global 48.0% [41.5%-54.5%]
33.3%
36 matches
22.2%
18 matches
64.3%
14 matches
18.2%
11 matches
66.7%
6 matches
62.5%
8 matches
80.0%
5 matches
63.2%
19 matches
50.0%
8 matches
61.5%
13 matches
33.3%
6 matches
50.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
33.3%
3 matches
60.0%
5 matches
42.9%
7 matches
-
-
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
25.0%
4 matches
mono-red aggro
1.13% metagame
221 matches
global 48.0% [41.5%-54.5%]
izzet dragons ️
1.13% metagame
217 matches
global 47.5% [40.9%-54.1%]
44.7%
38 matches
81.3%
16 matches
54.5%
11 matches
40.0%
10 matches
0.0%
4 matches
44.4%
9 matches
57.1%
7 matches
38.5%
13 matches
66.7%
6 matches
44.4%
9 matches
0.0%
11 matches
71.4%
7 matches
33.3%
9 matches
33.3%
3 matches
50.0%
10 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
-
33.3%
3 matches
85.7%
7 matches
100.0%
2 matches
33.3%
3 matches
izzet dragons ️
1.13% metagame
217 matches
global 47.5% [40.9%-54.1%]
golgari midrange
1.11% metagame
217 matches
global 52.5% [45.9%-59.1%]
50.0%
32 matches
73.7%
19 matches
45.8%
24 matches
30.0%
10 matches
63.6%
11 matches
41.7%
12 matches
75.0%
4 matches
25.0%
4 matches
50.0%
2 matches
100.0%
1 matches
33.3%
6 matches
25.0%
4 matches
0.0%
3 matches
20.0%
5 matches
77.8%
9 matches
83.3%
6 matches
37.5%
8 matches
66.7%
3 matches
100.0%
1 matches
66.7%
3 matches
-
0.0%
1 matches
50.0%
2 matches
66.7%
3 matches
golgari midrange
1.11% metagame
217 matches
global 52.5% [45.9%-59.1%]
selesnya ramp
1.03% metagame
228 matches
global 53.5% [47%-59.9%]
54.5%
44 matches
50.0%
12 matches
72.2%
18 matches
63.6%
11 matches
75.0%
8 matches
33.3%
9 matches
60.0%
5 matches
50.0%
10 matches
66.7%
3 matches
45.5%
11 matches
55.6%
18 matches
0.0%
1 matches
20.0%
5 matches
100.0%
1 matches
20.0%
5 matches
50.0%
2 matches
25.0%
8 matches
0.0%
1 matches
100.0%
2 matches
14.3%
7 matches
100.0%
1 matches
-
100.0%
1 matches
-
selesnya ramp
1.03% metagame
228 matches
global 53.5% [47%-59.9%]
azorius tempo
0.93% metagame
245 matches
global 51.0% [44.8%-57.2%]
45.5%
33 matches
23.1%
13 matches
73.7%
19 matches
50.0%
12 matches
45.5%
11 matches
53.3%
15 matches
33.3%
9 matches
45.5%
11 matches
50.0%
14 matches
75.0%
16 matches
100.0%
5 matches
25.0%
8 matches
50.0%
6 matches
80.0%
5 matches
25.0%
4 matches
75.0%
4 matches
62.5%
8 matches
100.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
-
75.0%
4 matches
azorius tempo
0.93% metagame
245 matches
global 51.0% [44.8%-57.2%]
selesnya enchantments
0.93% metagame
218 matches
global 43.6% [37.2%-50.2%]
24.2%
33 matches
40.0%
20 matches
28.0%
25 matches
46.2%
13 matches
100.0%
3 matches
33.3%
6 matches
60.0%
5 matches
56.3%
16 matches
33.3%
9 matches
55.6%
18 matches
70.0%
10 matches
50.0%
2 matches
50.0%
2 matches
0.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
44.4%
9 matches
100.0%
1 matches
0.0%
1 matches
75.0%
4 matches
66.7%
3 matches
33.3%
3 matches
-
25.0%
4 matches
-
selesnya enchantments
0.93% metagame
218 matches
global 43.6% [37.2%-50.2%]
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
mono-white aggro
vs
esper midrange
vs
naya runes
vs
rakdos anvil
vs
azorius control
vs
other
vs
izzet control
vs
jeskai combo
vs
jeskai control
vs
mono-green aggro
vs
selesnya midrange
vs
temur aggro
vs
jund midrange
vs
mardu midrange
vs
boros aggro
vs
naya humans
vs
esper tempo
vs
mono-red aggro
vs
izzet dragons ️
vs
golgari midrange
vs
selesnya ramp
vs
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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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