Traditional Standard (BO3) Metagame Tier List and Rankings: Innistrad: Crimson Vow – Janauary 2022

Innistrad: Crimson Vow

Introduction

Discover the best Magic: The Gathering Arena Standard decks and archetypes that the players are using to climb the ranked ladder and win tournaments. Explore the Traditional (BO3) Standard metagame as we regularly rank the top decks in a tier list, as well as our comprehensive analysis and review.

  • Click here to view the separate analysis and tier list for Arena Standard (BO1).
  • 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. 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 metagame matrix measures matches between each popular deck and how they fare against each other.

Meta Snapshot – December 29, 2021


Tier List and Rankings

  • 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
? DECKS ARE SELECTED BY THEIR STRONG WIN RATE VERSUS OTHER DECKS, THE PROBABILITY OF ENCOUNTERING THEM, AND A MINIMUM METASHARE THRESHOLD BEING MET.

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Tier 2
? TIER 2 FOLLOWS THE SAME PARAMETERS AS THE TIER 1 DECKS, BUT DON'T HAVE AS HIGH OF A WIN RATE AND/OR META SHARE

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Tier 3
? DECKS THAT EITHER HAVE A LOW METASHARE OR A LOW WIN RATE

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Tier 4
? Decks with not enough metashare to be reliable or a low win rate

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Standard Metagame Matrix

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16 Sep 2021 - 18 Jan 2022
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win
rate
vs
mono-green aggro
vs
izzet turns
vs
mono-white aggro
vs
izzet dragons ️
vs
dimir control
vs
temur aggro
vs
jund midrange
vs
grixis turns
vs
azorius control
vs
mono-black control
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
gruul werewolves
vs
esper control
vs
sultai midrange
mono-green aggro
17.83% metagame
7979 matches
global 54.1% [53%-55.2%]
-
58.0%
1743 matches
41.0%
1524 matches
61.6%
778 matches
57.6%
283 matches
52.8%
379 matches
51.8%
276 matches
55.1%
323 matches
61.8%
220 matches
51.9%
181 matches
47.0%
164 matches
68.7%
147 matches
52.9%
87 matches
47.1%
136 matches
mono-green aggro
17.83% metagame
7979 matches
global 54.1% [53%-55.2%]
izzet turns
16.45% metagame
7473 matches
global 52.3% [51.2%-53.4%]
42.0%
1743 matches
-
49.8%
1512 matches
57.3%
641 matches
59.5%
306 matches
43.2%
257 matches
43.1%
311 matches
59.2%
211 matches
60.6%
175 matches
69.7%
155 matches
68.7%
230 matches
37.7%
106 matches
50.5%
95 matches
50.0%
110 matches
izzet turns
16.45% metagame
7473 matches
global 52.3% [51.2%-53.4%]
mono-white aggro
14.32% metagame
6750 matches
global 54.0% [52.8%-55.2%]
59.0%
1524 matches
50.2%
1512 matches
-
51.4%
591 matches
57.3%
246 matches
52.7%
256 matches
47.5%
297 matches
49.5%
196 matches
54.7%
139 matches
52.9%
136 matches
38.3%
175 matches
51.3%
76 matches
58.1%
86 matches
54.9%
71 matches
mono-white aggro
14.32% metagame
6750 matches
global 54.0% [52.8%-55.2%]
izzet dragons ️
7.48% metagame
3635 matches
global 47.1% [45.5%-48.7%]
38.4%
778 matches
42.7%
641 matches
48.6%
591 matches
-
48.5%
97 matches
49.0%
208 matches
33.6%
110 matches
50.0%
108 matches
44.4%
81 matches
57.4%
61 matches
71.1%
45 matches
47.1%
70 matches
51.5%
33 matches
56.7%
60 matches
izzet dragons ️
7.48% metagame
3635 matches
global 47.1% [45.5%-48.7%]
dimir control
3.67% metagame
1603 matches
global 43.9% [41.5%-46.4%]
42.4%
283 matches
40.5%
306 matches
42.7%
246 matches
51.5%
97 matches
-
28.9%
45 matches
41.3%
46 matches
28.6%
42 matches
46.4%
28 matches
45.8%
24 matches
45.7%
35 matches
28.6%
28 matches
50.0%
28 matches
44.0%
25 matches
dimir control
3.67% metagame
1603 matches
global 43.9% [41.5%-46.4%]
temur aggro
3.21% metagame
1619 matches
global 52.7% [50.3%-55.1%]
47.2%
379 matches
56.8%
257 matches
47.3%
256 matches
51.0%
208 matches
71.1%
45 matches
-
32.0%
50 matches
51.1%
47 matches
83.3%
30 matches
44.4%
18 matches
40.0%
5 matches
56.3%
16 matches
76.5%
17 matches
53.8%
26 matches
temur aggro
3.21% metagame
1619 matches
global 52.7% [50.3%-55.1%]
jund midrange
3.11% metagame
1619 matches
global 54.8% [52.4%-57.2%]
48.2%
276 matches
56.9%
311 matches
52.5%
297 matches
66.4%
110 matches
58.7%
46 matches
68.0%
50 matches
-
48.6%
37 matches
73.3%
30 matches
28.0%
25 matches
37.2%
43 matches
41.7%
12 matches
76.7%
30 matches
35.0%
20 matches
jund midrange
3.11% metagame
1619 matches
global 54.8% [52.4%-57.2%]
grixis turns
2.64% metagame
1298 matches
global 48.2% [45.5%-50.9%]
44.9%
323 matches
40.8%
211 matches
50.5%
196 matches
50.0%
108 matches
71.4%
42 matches
48.9%
47 matches
51.4%
37 matches
-
50.0%
32 matches
44.0%
25 matches
41.7%
24 matches
42.9%
14 matches
57.1%
14 matches
47.1%
17 matches
grixis turns
2.64% metagame
1298 matches
global 48.2% [45.5%-50.9%]
azorius control
2.17% metagame
1017 matches
global 44.1% [41%-47.1%]
38.2%
220 matches
39.4%
175 matches
45.3%
139 matches
55.6%
81 matches
53.6%
28 matches
16.7%
30 matches
26.7%
30 matches
50.0%
32 matches
-
52.2%
23 matches
71.4%
14 matches
41.2%
17 matches
44.4%
9 matches
56.3%
16 matches
azorius control
2.17% metagame
1017 matches
global 44.1% [41%-47.1%]
mono-black control
1.79% metagame
920 matches
global 46.6% [43.4%-49.9%]
48.1%
181 matches
30.3%
155 matches
47.1%
136 matches
42.6%
61 matches
54.2%
24 matches
55.6%
18 matches
72.0%
25 matches
56.0%
25 matches
47.8%
23 matches
-
52.9%
17 matches
62.5%
16 matches
36.4%
11 matches
33.3%
12 matches
mono-black control
1.79% metagame
920 matches
global 46.6% [43.4%-49.9%]
orzhov midrange
1.76% metagame
981 matches
global 49.9% [46.8%-53.1%]
53.0%
164 matches
31.3%
230 matches
61.7%
175 matches
28.9%
45 matches
54.3%
35 matches
60.0%
5 matches
62.8%
43 matches
58.3%
24 matches
28.6%
14 matches
47.1%
17 matches
-
55.6%
9 matches
46.7%
15 matches
33.3%
6 matches
orzhov midrange
1.76% metagame
981 matches
global 49.9% [46.8%-53.1%]
gruul werewolves
1.47% metagame
735 matches
global 48.8% [45.2%-52.5%]
31.3%
147 matches
62.3%
106 matches
48.7%
76 matches
52.9%
70 matches
71.4%
28 matches
43.8%
16 matches
58.3%
12 matches
57.1%
14 matches
58.8%
17 matches
37.5%
16 matches
44.4%
9 matches
-
60.0%
5 matches
27.3%
11 matches
gruul werewolves
1.47% metagame
735 matches
global 48.8% [45.2%-52.5%]
esper control
1.21% metagame
576 matches
global 46.5% [42.5%-50.6%]
47.1%
87 matches
49.5%
95 matches
41.9%
86 matches
48.5%
33 matches
50.0%
28 matches
23.5%
17 matches
23.3%
30 matches
42.9%
14 matches
55.6%
9 matches
63.6%
11 matches
53.3%
15 matches
40.0%
5 matches
-
57.1%
7 matches
esper control
1.21% metagame
576 matches
global 46.5% [42.5%-50.6%]
sultai midrange
1.18% metagame
649 matches
global 50.4% [46.5%-54.2%]
52.9%
136 matches
50.0%
110 matches
45.1%
71 matches
43.3%
60 matches
56.0%
25 matches
46.2%
26 matches
65.0%
20 matches
52.9%
17 matches
43.8%
16 matches
66.7%
12 matches
66.7%
6 matches
72.7%
11 matches
42.9%
7 matches
-
sultai midrange
1.18% metagame
649 matches
global 50.4% [46.5%-54.2%]
vs
mono-green aggro
vs
izzet turns
vs
mono-white aggro
vs
izzet dragons ️
vs
dimir control
vs
temur aggro
vs
jund midrange
vs
grixis turns
vs
azorius control
vs
mono-black control
vs
orzhov midrange
vs
gruul werewolves
vs
esper control
vs
sultai midrange

Terence

Korean gamer in Australia. Proud owner of the DotGG and its network of websites. I especially enjoy fantasy worlds, role-playing games, and collecting things! Favorite games include World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, and League of Legends.

17 Responses

  1. samuel_the_elder says:

    Is temur lukka the same tier as temur obosh?

    • DoggertQBones says:

      I would place them the same yes. I talked about it in the Temur Lukka guide that I think Lukka is better, but think they’re just as good as each other with different strengths

    • Papa Nurgle says:

      I would put Lukka ahead on Bo1 and behind in Bo3. It isn’t as reslient to sideboarding as Obosh – Test of Talents your lukka, elite spellbinders, a lot of interesting things can really screw up the luka deck’s day. And then you are stalled out playing an adventures deck with a mediocre top end.

      • samuel_the_elder says:

        Nice idea on Elite Spellbinder. Its impossible to hit Lukka with test of Talents and doesn’t work well with adventures. But yeah I think its true the deck is fragile post sb compared to the obosh version.

  2. Aelnor says:

    What’s the sideboard plan for this version of ult?

  3. Dominic Paquin says:

    Sideboard is not legal for tha Temur Obosh deck. Scorching Dragonfire is an even CMC.

  4. Alex Matos says:

    Where is the Izzet Midrange? The deck has shown great results in tournaments and also in ranked.

    • DoggertQBones says:

      When written a week and a half ago Izzet was still fringe, but I’m happy to see it making it’s way into Standard! It’ll definitely be on the next version of the Tier List but I generally avoid ranking decks that don’t have a following at that moment unless they show an insane amount of promise like Sultai Ultimatum which was clearly nuts or something like Monogreen which has seen sustained, yet suppressed success so it’s relegated to the bottom of the list.

  5. Sasha says:

    Naya Winota showed up to the party! I was about to start hmmm’ing with Rumti.

  6. Remy says:

    Interesting article once again thanks .
    Maybe time to publish a mono Green aggro guide 🙂