Mythic Race January 2021 Ranked Season: Day 1 Mythic Decks

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The start of the new ranked season for MTG Arena is always the most exciting one, especially as we see the high ranks on our profiles which becomes fiercely contested as the month goes on. Of course, the shorter your games are the faster you are likely to climb, but having a great knowledge of the deck and win rate also contributes greatly. If you get there fast enough, it is also a strategy to maintain your ranking with a few wins each day so that you can finish in the top 1200 of the season.

For more information regarding this month’s ranked season including schedule, rewards and qualification details, check out this article.

Without further ado, below are the list of decks that reached Mythic on the first day of the first month of the 2021 ranked season with a brief explanation on each one and how they are adapted for the current metagame. Remember, you can check out all the decks being added on a real-time basis directly on our deck section of the website also.


Gruul Adventures by ProbsProcrastinating

 

Planeswalkers
1
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
Creatures
4
Kazandu Mammoth
4
Edgewall Innkeeper
4
Brushfire Elemental
3
Embereth Shieldbreaker
1
Scavenging Ooze
4
Bonecrusher Giant
4
Lovestruck Beast
3
Questing Beast
Spells
4
Shatterskull Smashing
1
Primal Might
Artifacts
3
Embercleave
3
The Great Henge
Enchantments
1
The Akroan War
Lands
4
Cragcrown Pathway
4
Fabled Passage
8
Forest
4
Mountain
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Fire Prophecy
2
Wilt
2
Klothys, God of Destiny
2
Phoenix of Ash
2
Soul Sear
1
Garruk, Unleashed
2
The Akroan War
1
Ox of Agonas
1
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate

Gruul Adventures is still the best deck in the format and the build has largely been settled as Embereth Shieldbreaker makes its way to the main deck with lots of viable targets in the current Standard. Embercleave, The Great Henge, Witch’s Oven and Mazemind Tome, just to name a few.

Mono Green Food by Rumti

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Planeswalkers
2
Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
Creatures
4
Kazandu Mammoth
4
Tangled Florahedron
4
Gilded Goose
4
Lovestruck Beast
1
Thrashing Brontodon
4
Wicked Wolf
4
Feasting Troll King
2
Kogla, the Titan Ape
Artifacts
2
Witch's Oven
3
The Great Henge
Enchantments
3
Trail of Crumbs
Lands
2
Bonders' Enclave
4
Castle Garenbrig
2
Crawling Barrens
15
Forest
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
4
Tormod's Crypt
4
Chainweb Aracnir
2
Primal Might
1
Thrashing Brontodon
2
Questing Beast
2
Ugin, the Spirit Dragon

Rumti makes it 6 out of 7 months for his #1 Mythic start to the ranked season, again with Mono Green Food. Last month we saw him include the full four copies of Primal Might in the main deck, relegated for 2 Vivien, a Thrashing Brontodon and a Kogla to shore up the increasingly common Rogues matchup.

Historic Mono Red Goblins by Predi-

 

Creatures
4
Skirk Prospector
4
Conspicuous Snoop
4
Wily Goblin
4
Goblin Chieftain
4
Goblin Matron
4
Goblin Warchief
4
Krenko, Mob Boss
4
Muxus, Goblin Grandee
Spells
3
Shatterskull Smashing
3
Irencrag Feat
Lands
4
Castle Embereth
16
Mountain
2
Phyrexian Tower
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
3
Abrade
2
Mind Stone
4
Herald's Horn
1
Goblin Ringleader
1
Goblin Trashmaster
4
Leyline of the Void

BO1 Historic Mono White Prison by Predi-

 

Spells
4
Idyllic Tutor
4
Wrath of God
Artifacts
2
Grafdigger's Cage
4
Mind Stone
1
Sorcerous Spyglass
2
The Immortal Sun
Enchantments
1
Authority of the Consuls
1
Deafening Silence
1
Rest in Peace
1
Banishing Light
4
Nine Lives
4
Solemnity
2
Gideon's Intervention
1
Ixalan's Binding
1
Overwhelming Splendor
Lands
1
Arch of Orazca
1
Blast Zone
4
Castle Ardenvale
1
Field of Ruin
1
Labyrinth of Skophos
15
Plains
4
Secluded Steppe
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
1
Authority of the Consuls
1
Grafdigger's Cage
1
Heliod's Intervention
2
Rest in Peace
2
Sorcerous Spyglass
1
Rule of Law
2
Gideon's Intervention
1
Ixalan's Binding
3
Leyline of Sanctity
1
The Immortal Sun

Mythic Invitational competitor Predi has chosen Historic to climb the ladder this month, as you can’t go wrong with Goblins at the moment. It’s very fast, linear and has a one-card win condition. This build is streamlined to power out Muxus as quickly as possible with Irencrag Feat, but we have seen decks substitute that with Herald’s Horn as the tech card against removal heavy decks (i.e. Sultai).

As a bonus, Mono White Prison has risen in popularity since the last Arena Open as a BO1 deck that not many decks are prepared for without a sideboard plan.

Historic Mono Red Aggro by THE_AUSIL_RELOADED

 

Creatures
4
Fanatical Firebrand
4
Fervent Champion
4
Burning-Tree Emissary
4
Robber of the Rich
4
Runaway Steam-Kin
4
Bonecrusher Giant
4
Goblin Chainwhirler
Spells
3
Light Up the Stage
Artifacts
3
Embercleave
Enchantments
4
Anax, Hardened in the Forge
Lands
4
Castle Embereth
18
Mountain
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Grafdigger's Cage
4
Redcap Melee
2
Lava Coil
4
Rampaging Ferocidon
3
Experimental Frenzy

With Uro and removal spells the Mono Red Aggro deck in Historic needs to be super quick but also resilient. This creature-based version makes the best use of Burning-Tree Emissary and Embercleave as your finisher to race the opponent.

Historic Rakdos Sacrifice by samsoni1

 

Planeswalkers
2
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
Creatures
4
Cauldron Familiar
4
Dreadhorde Butcher
4
Priest of Forgotten Gods
4
Mayhem Devil
3
Midnight Reaper
4
Woe Strider
Spells
4
Claim the Firstborn
1
Call of the Death-Dweller
Artifacts
4
Witch's Oven
2
Scrapheap Scrounger
Lands
4
Blood Crypt
1
Canyon Slough
2
Castle Locthwain
4
Dragonskull Summit
4
Fabled Passage
3
Mountain
1
Phyrexian Tower
5
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
1
Soul-Guide Lantern
2
Thoughtseize
3
Abrade
3
Noxious Grasp
3
Witch's Vengeance
1
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
1
Rankle, Master of Pranks
1
Bolas's Citadel

Historic Rakdos Arcanist by samsoni1

 

Companion
1
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Creatures
4
Stitcher's Supplier
4
Dreadhorde Arcanist
4
Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger
4
Young Pyromancer
Spells
1
Agadeem's Awakening
1
Spikefield Hazard
1
Bloodchief's Thirst
3
Claim the Firstborn
3
Claim/Fame
1
Fatal Push
2
Spark Harvest
4
Thoughtseize
4
Village Rites
1
Bedevil
Artifacts
3
Bomat Courier
Lands
4
Blood Crypt
1
Castle Locthwain
4
Dragonskull Summit
2
Fabled Passage
3
Mountain
6
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
1
Cling to Dust
2
Duress
2
Fatal Push
1
Redcap Melee
1
Soul-Guide Lantern
3
Abrade
1
Feed the Swarm
1
Noxious Grasp
1
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
2
Witch's Vengeance

Historic Gruul Company by Skybilz

 

Creatures
4
Llanowar Elves
4
Pelt Collector
4
Burning-Tree Emissary
2
Gallia of the Endless Dance
2
Robber of the Rich
3
Voltaic Brawler
4
Bonecrusher Giant
4
Gruul Spellbreaker
2
Rampaging Ferocidon
2
Questing Beast
Spells
2
Shatterskull Smashing
2
Turntimber Symbiosis
4
Collected Company
Artifacts
3
Embercleave
Lands
4
Cragcrown Pathway
5
Forest
3
Mountain
2
Ramunap Ruins
4
Stomping Ground
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Grafdigger's Cage
3
Abrade
3
Scavenging Ooze
2
Glorious End
1
Klothys, God of Destiny
1
Rampaging Ferocidon
2
Chandra, Torch of Defiance
1
Rekindling Phoenix

BO1 Historic Selesnya Lifegain by Alcimus

 

Planeswalkers
1
Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Creatures
4
Soul Warden
3
Speaker of the Heavens
3
Ajani's Pridemate
4
Skyclave Apparition
Spells
4
Collected Company
Enchantments
4
Alseid of Life's Bounty
4
Authority of the Consuls
1
Legion's Landing
3
Baffling End
3
Daxos, Blessed by the Sun
4
Heliod, Sun-Crowned
Lands
4
Branchloft Pathway
2
Castle Ardenvale
8
Plains
4
Sunpetal Grove
4
Temple Garden
Cards (60)

We hope you enjoyed our first Mythic race post, please leave a comment below if you want to see more! We’ll still be back with Mythic decks of the week, as usual (click here for last week’s edition). Remember to follow us on Twitter and join our Discord channel if you want to share your decks and want to keep up to date on the latest in MTG Arena.

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