Standard 2022 Metagame Tier List and Rankings: The Final Update

Standard 2022 Metagame Tier List and Rankings
Standard 2022 Metagame Tier List and Rankings

Introduction

Discover the best Magic: The Gathering Arena Historic decks and archetypes that the players are using to climb the ranked ladder and win tournaments. Explore the Standard 2022 metagame as we regularly rank the top decks in a tier list, as well as our comprehensive analysis and review.

Standard 2022 has now been superseded by regular Standard after rotation! Please visit our respective Standard section.

  • Standard 2022 is a transitional format where you are allowed cards only from the last four sets (ZNR, KHM, STX, AFR) before rotation happens on September, 2021 with Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. To learn more about this format, consult our dedicated guide.
  • Click on the deck archetype name to find the latest decklists representing it.
  • 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.
  • Below the tier list you will also find a curated decklist for each archetype as well as a full explanation and reasoning behind these rankings and tiers.

Methodology

When constructing the tier list, we take into account a variety of factors and sources:

  • Field representation, win rate and matchups: How prolific a deck is on the Mythic ladder and how it stacks up against the other popular decks in the metagame.
  • Third-party applications: that track matches and publishes the data directly from ladder play. Currently, we have access to Untapped.gg, MTGA Assistant, MTG Arena Pro and MTG Arena Tool.
  • Tournaments: Important results shaped professional players. MTGmeta.io and MTG Data aggregates these results to analyze their performance.
  • Game Mode: As a general rule, best-of-one (BO1) prefers linear strategies and the metagame is different from Traditional best-of-three (BO3). Read more about the differences here. Generally speaking, the tournaments results are in BO3 only, have a much smaller sample size and its environment is very different from an open MTG Arena ladder experience.
  • Opinion: Our own ladder experience and in consultation with players.
  • Others: If a deck doesn’t appear below, either the play rate of it is too low for it to make a tangible impact or it falls below the tier 3 threshold which we sometimes will highlight as Honorable Mentions below. It doesn’t mean it’s a bad deck either, as this will just be focused on the most popular decks in the current metagame.

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 decks.

Tier List

  • September 13, 2021: Well, it’s been quite the ride from July 8th, but now we’re less than a week away from Innistrad’s release and one of the most anticipated Standard rotations ever. With that, let’s dive back in to the Tier list one more time to help gauge what decks to expect Day 1 of Innistrad’s release!
  • August 8, 2021: It’s been 3 weeks from the last Tier list and 2022 is alive and well. I had an initial fear that a few decks would dominate the meta, but that ended up being completely unfounded as there’s an insane amount of metagame diversity at every level of play. It’s still hard to get a solid grasp on the full metagame as data is just now coming in, but I believe the most popular decks are starting to become more solidified in their rankings.
  • July 15, 2021: It’s been a full week with AFR and Standard 2022 is still evolving. Many great decks have been discovered and are still strong options, but we have some mobility within the tier list not just from Day 1 decks, but from brand new creations as well! This is a very exciting time to be playing 2022 as there’s a whole slew of viable decks and archetypes.
  • July 9, 2021: It’s Day 2 of AFR and the 2022 queue was way more popular than anticipated! Rather than it being an interesting mode players dabble in, a lot of players are making it their predominate game mode to play. With that, we want to help you get started if you’re looking to dive into the 2022 queues with the decks that are attracting the most attention right now. Unlike the other tier lists, this will be far more subjective as we have very limited data and we mostly have to base it off play experience. Expect this to be updated again in the near future as we get a better grasp on what the metagame is looking like.

TIER ONE DECK ARCHETYPES

1. MONO WHITE AGGRO

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 2 -> 1
  • Win Rate: 59.7% (150,000 matches)

Standard 2022 White Weenie Version 2 by Bohe 

Creatures (32)
3
Reidane, God of the Worthy
4
Codespell Cleric
4
Monk of the Open Hand
4
Usher of the Fallen
4
Clarion Spirit
4
Luminarch Aspirant
4
Elite Spellbinder
4
Skyclave Apparition
1
Legion Angel
Spells (2)
2
Kabira Takedown
Enchantments (4)
2
Paladin Class
2
Sparring Regimen
Lands (22)
4
Faceless Haven
18
Snow-Covered Plains
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
4
Portable Hole
1
Academic Probation
1
Divine Smite
1
Environmental Sciences
3
Guardian of Faith
1
Reduce to Memory
3
Legion Angel
1
Mascot Exhibition

With the end of the format, it seems that speed was king. Monowhite had unbelievably brutal starts that propelled it to the highest win rate deck in the format!

2. MONO GREEN AGGRO

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 1 -> 2
  • Win Rate: 59.5% (130,000 matches)

2022 Monogreen v3 

Creatures (24)
4
Kazandu Mammoth
4
Tangled Florahedron
2
Jaspera Sentinel
4
Swarm Shambler
4
Werewolf Pack Leader
4
Old-Growth Troll
2
Gnarled Professor
Spells (6)
4
Blizzard Brawl
2
Snakeskin Veil
Artifacts (4)
4
Esika's Chariot
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
Lands (22)
2
Faceless Haven
2
Lair of the Hydra
18
Snow-Covered Forest
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Fractal Summoning
1
Basic Conjuration
1
Containment Breach
1
Expanded Anatomy
1
Pest Summoning
1
Introduction to Annihilation
1
Mascot Exhibition

Similar to Monowhite, Monogreen was also prone to having pretty brutal starts, and although it’s slower than Monowhite, it’s significantly more resilient wand each card has a higher base power level.

3. ORZHOV CONTROL

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 3-> 3
  • Win Rate: 57.5% (66,000 matches)

2022 Orzhov Midrange 

Planeswalkers (4)
4
Kaya the Inexorable
Creatures (18)
2
Eyetwitch
4
Shambling Ghast
4
Professor of Symbology
4
Elite Spellbinder
4
Skullport Merchant
Spells (12)
4
Deadly Dispute
4
Vanishing Verse
4
Blood on the Snow
Lands (26)
4
Brightclimb Pathway
4
Faceless Haven
7
Snow-Covered Plains
7
Snow-Covered Swamp
4
Snowfield Sinkhole
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Confront the Past
3
Environmental Sciences
3
Mascot Exhibition

Orzhov has been crowned the best Control deck of the format, and it’s not surprising to see why. The deck has great board presence early, plenty of planeswalkers, and the almighty Blood on the Snow to stabilize from any position.

4. BANT PARTY

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: Unlisted -> 4
  • Win Rate: 58.3% (31,000 matches)

Standard 2022 Bant Party Version 2 

Creatures (29)
4
Archpriest of Iona
4
Jaspera Sentinel
4
Luminarch Aspirant
4
Masked Vandal
3
Tajuru Paragon
4
Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate
4
Squad Commander
2
Tazri, Beacon of Unity
Spells (4)
4
Spoils of Adventure
Enchantments (4)
4
The Bears of Littjara
Lands (23)
4
Barkchannel Pathway
4
Branchloft Pathway
1
Brightclimb Pathway
2
Clearwater Pathway
3
Cragcrown Pathway
4
Hengegate Pathway
1
Needleverge Pathway
4
Temple of the Dragon Queen
Cards (60)

Bant gives up individual power for unbelievable synergy compared to any other deck in the format. If this deck can get through a few turns uninterrupted it’ll feel unbeatable more often than not. The downside is that one wrath can really ruin your day, but that’s what Linvala is for!

TIER TWO DECK ARCHETYPES

5. ORZHOV ANGELS

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 4 -> 5
  • Win Rate: 55.3% (50,000 matches)

2022 Orzhov Angels v2 

Creatures (12)
4
Youthful Valkyrie
2
Resplendent Marshal
4
Righteous Valkyrie
2
Legion Angel
Spells (16)
4
Emeria's Call
1
Flunk
2
Power Word Kill
4
Vanishing Verse
2
Soul Shatter
3
Starnheim Unleashed
Enchantments (8)
4
Firja's Retribution
4
Rampage of the Valkyries
Lands (24)
4
Brightclimb Pathway
9
Plains
4
Shineshadow Snarl
7
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (2)
2
Legion Angel

A midrange deck focused on killing creatures, Angels leverages high toughness creatures to bully out the aggro decks while still remaining reasonable against Control.

6. SIMIC RAMP

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 8 -> 6
  • Win Rate: 56.0% (60,000 matches)

2022 Simic Ramp 

Creatures (19)
4
Tangled Florahedron
4
Lotus Cobra
4
Quandrix Cultivator
3
Iymrith, Desert Doom
4
Koma, Cosmos Serpent
Spells (20)
1
Sea Gate Restoration
4
Turntimber Symbiosis
4
Emergent Sequence
4
Field Trip
4
Vastwood Surge
3
Alrund's Epiphany
Lands (21)
4
Barkchannel Pathway
7
Forest
6
Island
4
Vineglimmer Snarl
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Fractal Summoning
1
Basic Conjuration
1
Pest Summoning
1
Elemental Summoning
1
Introduction to Annihilation
1
Mascot Exhibition

Looking to go over every other deck in the format, Simic leverages cheap ramp spells with solid late game payoffs to outmuscle the other decks looking to run opponents over or interact.

As a side note, despite Simic posting a solid win rate, I personally really struggled to win with this archetype. However, when I went Temur, I was substantially more successful as the deck really needed interaction to shine. I’m not saying Temur is definitely better, but it at least was for me.

7. GOBLINS

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 9 -> 7
  • Win Rate: 54.3% (44,000 matches)

2022 Boros Goblins 

Creatures (26)
4
Fireblade Charger
4
Goblin Javelineer
2
Raging Goblin
4
Tin Street Cadet
4
Battle Cry Goblin
4
Hobgoblin Bandit Lord
4
Goblin Trashmaster
Spells (2)
2
You See a Pair of Goblins
Enchantments (8)
4
Rally the Ranks
4
Showdown of the Skalds
Lands (24)
1
Den of the Bugbear
4
Furycalm Snarl
11
Mountain
4
Needleverge Pathway
4
Plains
Cards (60)

Splitting the different between power and synergy, Goblins can get on the board quickly and snowball with their 8 lords. Interestingly enough, although I believed the Boros version was better as it got access to Rally the Ranks and Showdown of the Skalds, the Monored iteration posted a higher win rate. If you want to see the list for the Boros version, click on the deck guide above!

8. JESKAI DRAGONS

  • Change: Unlisted -> 8
  • Win Rate: 53.9% (16,000 matches)

2022 Jeskai Dragons 

Creatures (6)
4
Goldspan Dragon
2
Velomachus Lorehold
Spells (30)
2
Valakut Awakening
4
Dragon's Fire
4
Expressive Iteration
2
Test of Talents
3
Crush the Weak
3
Divide by Zero
2
Prismari Command
4
Lorehold Command
4
Alrund's Epiphany
2
Magma Opus
Lands (24)
2
Furycalm Snarl
2
Hall of Storm Giants
3
Hengegate Pathway
4
Island
4
Mountain
2
Needleverge Pathway
1
Plains
2
Prismari Campus
4
Riverglide Pathway
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
2
Environmental Sciences
1
Expanded Anatomy
1
Introduction to Prophecy
2
Teachings of the Archaics
1
Mascot Exhibition

A new take on Izzet Dragons, Jeskai gives up some equity in the mana to gain access to two more great late game cards in Lorehold Command and Velomachus Lorehold. Personally I would stick with Izzet, but this is a cool iteration of the archetype.

9. IZZET DRAGONS

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 6 -> 9
  • Win Rate: 53.2% (73,000 matches)

2022 Izzet Dragons v2 

Creatures (8)
3
Galazeth Prismari
4
Goldspan Dragon
1
Iymrith, Desert Doom
Spells (27)
1
Shatterskull Smashing
4
Frost Bite
2
Disdainful Stroke
3
Dragon's Fire
4
Expressive Iteration
2
Heated Debate
4
Saw It Coming
3
Behold the Multiverse
4
Alrund's Epiphany
Lands (25)
3
Faceless Haven
4
Riverglide Pathway
8
Snow-Covered Island
6
Snow-Covered Mountain
4
Volatile Fjord
Cards (60)

The original king of 2022. Izzet came strong out of the gate, but struggled for most of the format as the fast decks were very hard to keep up with without a really strong hand. However, Izzet (and all the other Control decks) are likely to fare much better in Bo3 than they are in Bo1.

10. SELESNYA MAGECRAFT

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: Unlisted -> 10
  • Win Rate: 51.6% (16,000 matches)

2022 GW Magecraft v2 

Creatures (21)
2
Clever Lumimancer
4
Monk of the Open Hand
4
Clarion Spirit
4
Dragonsguard Elite
4
Leonin Lightscribe
3
Mavinda, Students' Advocate
Spells (19)
4
Blizzard Brawl
4
Charge Through
4
Guiding Voice
4
Snakeskin Veil
1
Wild Shape
2
Show of Confidence
Lands (20)
4
Arctic Treeline
4
Branchloft Pathway
2
Hall of Oracles
4
Snow-Covered Forest
6
Snow-Covered Plains
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Academic Probation
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Basic Conjuration
1
Containment Breach
1
Expanded Anatomy
1
Inkling Summoning
1
Mascot Exhibition

Looking to outspeed any other deck in the format, Magecraft is prone to inconsistency, but can also boast some of the most powerful starts the format has to offer.

TIER THREE DECK ARCHETYPES

11. GRUUL AGGRO

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: Unlisted -> 11
  • Win Rate: 51.7% (19,000 matches)

2022 Gruul Aggro 

Creatures (23)
4
Kazandu Mammoth
4
Jaspera Sentinel
4
Dragonkin Berserker
4
Magda, Brazen Outlaw
3
Gnarled Professor
4
Goldspan Dragon
Spells (8)
3
Shatterskull Smashing
4
Shock
1
Snakeskin Veil
Artifacts (4)
4
Esika's Chariot
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
Lands (21)
4
Cragcrown Pathway
2
Den of the Bugbear
7
Forest
2
Lair of the Hydra
6
Mountain
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Basic Conjuration
1
Containment Breach
1
Expanded Anatomy
1
Elemental Summoning
2
Mascot Exhibition

Gruul looked to take the best elements from Green and Red, but unfortunately couldn’t adequately accomplish that. It got to play the two best cards in the format (Goldspan Dragon and Esika’s Chariot), but definitely struggled in mana and card quality otherwise.

12. DIMIR CONTROL

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 7 -> 12
  • Win Rate: 49.1% (67,000 matches)

Tian Fa Mun Dimir Control 

Planeswalkers (3)
2
Mordenkainen
1
Professor Onyx
Spells (32)
2
Jwari Disruption
4
Flunk
2
Negate
2
Divide by Zero
3
Poison the Cup
4
Saw It Coming
2
Baleful Mastery
4
Behold the Multiverse
3
Crippling Fear
2
Graven Lore
2
Shadows' Verdict
2
Blood on the Snow
Lands (25)
4
Clearwater Pathway
3
Hall of Storm Giants
4
Ice Tunnel
5
Snow-Covered Island
9
Snow-Covered Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Confront the Past
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Fractal Summoning
1
Pest Summoning
1
Teachings of the Archaics
1
Elemental Summoning
1
Mascot Exhibition

Dimir is such an interesting case as it has a sub 50% win rate on ladder, but was one of the best tournament choices when it came to Bo3. The deck struggled to adequately fight the myriad of different decks in the format which led to it’s quick plummet from a top tier deck, but I believe it’ll be a significantly better choice post rotation (but still not necessarily a great choice)

13. ORZHOV CLERICS

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: Unlisted -> 13
  • Win Rate: 50.3% (20,000 matches)

2022 Orzhov Clerics v2 

Planeswalkers (1)
1
Lolth, Spider Queen
Creatures (28)
4
Cleric of Life's Bond
4
Luminarch Aspirant
1
Nullpriest of Oblivion
4
Professor of Symbology
4
Elite Spellbinder
4
Righteous Valkyrie
4
Orah, Skyclave Hierophant
3
Angel of Destiny
Spells (11)
1
Agadeem's Awakening
4
Emeria's Call
1
Flunk
4
Vanishing Verse
1
Soul Shatter
Lands (20)
4
Brightclimb Pathway
1
Cave of the Frost Dragon
9
Plains
6
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Confront the Past
1
Academic Probation
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Expanded Anatomy
2
Reduce to Memory
1
Mascot Exhibition

Although a super sweet tribe, Orzhov was lacking the power and speed to really make it in 2022. It didn’t do anything super well but did toe the line of being somewhat reasonable against everything. Maybe it can power up with Innistrad, but that will mostly be a function of if a strong cleric gets printed.

14. MARDU SACRIFICE

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: 8-> 14
  • Win Rate: 49.3% (21,000 matches)

 

Creatures (26)
4
Extus, Oriq Overlord
4
Eyetwitch
4
Fireblade Charger
4
Shambling Ghast
4
Kalain, Reclusive Painter
2
Orcus, Prince of Undeath
4
Goldspan Dragon
Spells (10)
2
Malakir Rebirth
2
Shatterskull Smashing
4
Deadly Dispute
2
Hunt for Specimens
Enchantments (4)
4
Showdown of the Skalds
Lands (20)
4
Blightstep Pathway
4
Brightclimb Pathway
4
Mountain
4
Needleverge Pathway
4
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Environmental Sciences
2
Necrotic Fumes
2
Pest Summoning
1
Start from Scratch
1
Mascot Exhibition

A victim of it’s own complexity. I’ve been a huge fan of Mardu Sacrifice as a really well rounded deck, but it is very difficult to pilot which the win rate reflects. I think if the archetype got more explored it would be placed higher on the list, but alas, it’s one of the poorer options.

15. DIMIR ROGUES

  • Deck Guide
  • Change: Unlisted -> 15
  • Win Rate: 43.8% (9,200 matches)

Standard 2022 Rogues Version 2 by Bohe 

Creatures (16)
4
Merfolk Windrobber
4
Soaring Thought-Thief
4
Nighthawk Scavenger
4
Zareth San, the Trickster
Spells (21)
1
Agadeem's Awakening
2
Bloodchief's Thirst
3
Flunk
2
Negate
4
Saw It Coming
2
Soul Shatter
4
Behold the Multiverse
3
Crippling Fear
Lands (23)
4
Clearwater Pathway
1
Hall of Storm Giants
1
Hive of the Eye Tyrant
4
Ice Tunnel
7
Snow-Covered Island
6
Snow-Covered Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Confront the Past
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Introduction to Prophecy
1
Necrotic Fumes
1
Teachings of the Archaics
1
Introduction to Annihilation
1
Mascot Exhibition

This ranking breaks my heart as Dimir Rogues was actually one of my most successful decks in 2022! You could have awkward scenarios where you drew the “wrong” half of your deck, but I foudn that it had game against pretty much everything and obviously performed best against clunky decks. Don’t take your eyes off Rogues just yet, there may be some life in it yet.

Thank you for reading! Have a great day!

DoggertQBones

Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on Twitch and Discord.

45 Responses

  1. Shervin Naimi says:

    How does Monored not run blade historian and Den of the Bugbear?

    • DoggertQBones says:

      You have to give up those elements to ensure Faceless Haven and Frost Bite are always live imo. You could certainly try a version that nixes Haven to play those instead

    • Zafarion says:

      Because there ins’t a pure mono red list in the article. Talking about blade historian, I tried using it into a mono red but it’s a lot worse than Torbran. Cmc4, weak body (dies to frost bite) and high devotion preventing use of haven, kills the card. Maybe in the future std he gets some support.

      IMO the only decent pure mono red working in 2022 STD is a big red that takes advantage of the dragon package, generates lots of mana from treasure makers and finishes with it’s hasty dragons and Crackle with power. It’s not popular but is a great list, maybe tier 2/3.

  2. EmTea says:

    A bit challenging to take this list seriously when Mono-White Angel Book Prison and Gruul Legends aggro do not appear on it.

    • DoggertQBones says:

      This is preliminary and mostly based off ladder experience and the Insight Event. I have seen no Book Prison nor Gruul in either so I didn’t include them yet as I don’t even know what the list completely looks like. Of course that can easily change. If I had to choose right now though, I would asuume both are low Tier 2 decks. If you have links to lists I can reference, I’d be happy to take a look.

    • Baclash says:

      I couldn’t agree more with this comment. And if the site didn’t have the data… then don’t release the article yet, imo.

      • DoggertQBones says:

        Well it was preliminary so people can start to get an idea of whats going on. There’s going to be very little data for 2022 overall since it’s barely a supported format, mostly propped up by third party tournaments that are Bo3 vs Bo1, but it’s so popular a lot of people want content on it. 2022 content is going to be way more subjective than other formats as the data we’ll have is perpetually going to be limited, and if we’re updating it frequently, I don’t see the harm in releasing content early.

        • Rory_the_Reaper says:

          For real, dude even said early on that this was a preliminary look. What are we expecting? A peer reviewed chunk of thoroughly assessed thoughts on data that doesn’t exist? Give the guys some slack. I think the article was informative.

      • xxx says:

        Make a better one if you dont like it.

    • fatninjuh says:

      Book is banned in 2022 Standard, I thought?

  3. Nice try says:

    Aside from the Izzy list, these are laughable.

  4. Vcubengal says:

    Don’t worry about that hate. You can’t see every deck and what you run affect what you play against. I play white/black in diamond and I haven’t even seen most of these. Angels, book/prison, and mono-black are like 70% of my games.

    • DoggertQBones says:

      Appreciate it! Yeah Angels is definitely picking up and will be included in the update. Should be updating this pretty shortly realistically

    • Kalessin says:

      Totally. Day beforr afr release I faced five, five!, games in a row vs yorion control. Swapped my deck and went on to face monoreds in 6 out of 8 following games.

      Dunno what’s going on with matching algoritm, but it’s kind of s**ty.

  5. necromagiks says:

    I would love to see a Skeletal Swarming Decklist. i’m trying to make one and want to compare it with some one elses.

    • DoggertQBones says:

      Agreed! I think that card is super cool and really good if it had the support, but there’s like no Skeletons in Standard. Maybe Innistrad will introduce more or it could be used as some sort of value card in a slower midrange deck.

  6. Zafarion says:

    “Control decks will certainly be much harder as most of your cards are going to be dead” (Mono Red Dragons). Just use Roil Eruption instead of Dragon’s Fire/Frost Bite. I understand that insta speed is important to take care of the massive use of man lands, but i think that 4 frost bite OR 4 dragon’s fire is enough. I guess i’m the only one using roil eruption, LOL. I can’t understand why this card is so heavily relegated. 8 burns that cannot target player in Bo1 is too risky.

    I suggest for the next article, mono red goblins. These really surprised me. I think they are actually faster and more resilient than the mono red aggro list from this article. Battle Cry Goblin is cheap and impressive. “you see a pair of goblins” card is also great for aggros.

    Elves are also amazing. They can grow a board really fast and recharge their resources at the same time.

  7. lordish says:

    Mtg community never cease to amaze XD, pretty good article, of course it is not 100% accurate but in the end of the day no list is especially in the 1st day a new set is out.

    Personally i run an izzet demilich with goldspan, it isn’t as good as the tempo version but still i have around 65% winrate and i find it way more fun anyway.

  8. Zach says:

    My guy! Ran your Izzet deck up to Mythic, but swapped to Sandydog’s version because I started to see a lot more aggro decks. What I’m seeing here matches up with what’s in Mythic so far. Granted, I’ve only been playing Magic for about 3 weeks, so I don’t have the best meta knowledge yet! You helped me get started though, so thanks! Always appreciate your content!

  9. JimboMTG says:

    this is a good starting point….people behind their monitors are always going to be loudmouth haters

  10. Haksaw says:

    Your sleeping on Orzhov treasure and baby party. Both of those are teir 1/2.

  11. ScheduleKeeper says:

    3 WEEKS NO WORD… FOR A WEEKLY TIER LIST..
    JUST TO REMIND U NEW SET IS OUT IN 5 WEEKS…

    • DoggertQBones says:

      Don’t worry! I was waiting for the meta to change enough to warrant an update and we’ll have one out early next week! Also this isn’t slated to be a weekly tier list, just to be updated when it’s deviated enough.

  12. LittleRedHat says:

    Hi! DoggertQBones, I’m a beginner of mtga and I’ve played this game for about 3 weeks. I heisitate to use my wild cards to get a more powerful deck. Because some deck may perform well but when you play it you fell it’s not your dish and for the similar reason some decks may seems interesting but they are at the bottom of the Tier.
    As for me, I really like the card Awaken the Blood Avator, it’s so cool. And I have seen you put the MARDU SACRIFICE at the 8th and think this deck is hard to play. Is there any guide about this deck? Or should I use my all wild cards to compose this deck? Look foreward to your answer!

  13. LebLTD says:

    Don’t sleep on Selesnya Life Gain. Ive been using it and its been very successful for me. Climbing right up the ladder with it.

  14. fuguys says:

    That is by far the worst version of mono green i’ve ever seen. It barely performs in unranked

  15. LordFarmDangerous says:

    the mono white aggro was not performing well for me so i took out the 4 archpreists of iona, 2 loyal warhounds and 1 skycleave apprentice. replaced with 3 rune of sustenance, 1 eye of vecna, master of flowers, revitalize and book of many things(just for fun and card draw if stalled out) been doing pretty well so far.

  16. Jaakdaw says:

    Out of curiosity how would you rate Jeskai control and Izzet mill in this list?

  17. DoggertQBones says:

    Id say jeskai control is like mid to low tier 2. Mill is unfortunately awful, one of the worst popular decks in 2022 overall

  18. Delk says:

    great article, follow up and summaries!
    lol, i love lists and guides.

  19. Sam says:

    You’ve got Orzhov Midrange listed as Tier 1 and Orzhov Control listed as Tier 4, but the “Guide” button on both rows links to the exact same decklist. Any chance you can clarify the difference a bit better?

  20. fivegoldeens says:

    i’m with you on temur ramp! i find it a lot more fun to play than simic, which weirdly seems to be my only really bad matchup. i started with your list and subbed dragon’s fire for prismari command, which has helped a lot with flooding and esika’s chariot. thanks for making all these guides!