Top Mythic Decks – January 2022 Season – Week 2

We took a bit of a break over the holiday season, but now it’s time to return to one of our favorite article series – the Top Mythic Decks of the Week! Here at MTGA Zone, we get sent dozens of decks from players on social media on a daily basis, along with rankings that they have managed to achieve. In this series, we take a look at some of the most highly ranked decks on a week-by-week basis.

This time around, we’re going to be highlighting the Historic format, which has been generating a lot of buzz in the community lately. We’ve got a ton of highly-ranked decks to check out from that format this week so that’s where we’ll get started. Afterwards, we’ll check in on Alchemy, where the meta is continuing to develop as players test and improve their decks in high Mythic.

We’ve got a lot to go over this week, including decks that earned ranks #1 and #2 – let’s dive in and take a unique snapshot of how the meta is shaping up in the upper tiers of Mythic.


MTG Arena Historic Mythic Decks of the Week

Historic Rakdos Goblins by AlthMTG – #1 Mythic

Our first deck for this week comes to us from regular high-Mythic grinder Altheriax, also known as @AlthMTG on Twitter. Alth was shooting for the #1 spot throughout the course of the week, and he finally managed to grab the coveted top slot using his take on a classic Historic archetype: Goblins.

Goblins is a bit of an iconic archetype in Historic. It’s been around the format for a long time, and it was one of the top decks in the time after Muxus, Goblin Grandee was added to Arena through the original Jumpstart set.

rakdos goblins
21.4% global win rate
0.41% metagame share
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Goblins hasn’t reached its former levels of glory in the time since other powerful additions have been made to Historic through things like the Strixhaven Mystical Archive and Jumpstart: Historic Horizons, but the archetype has been experiencing something of a renaissance in the last few weeks. Alth’s take on the deck featuring Call of the Death-Dweller brings a new angle of attack and is proving that the archetype can still be competitive in today’s Historic format. You can also check out a deck tech from the author himself per his original Tweet showing off the decklist:

Historic Bant Angels by Altheriax – #2 Mythic

Our second deck also comes from AlthMTG, but this one looks nothing like the first. Bant Angels decks have been floating around Historic here and there, but Alth managed to take his build of the deck up as high as the #2 spot on the Mythic ladder. This archetype has been powered up quite a bit from powerful cards from Innistrad: Alchemy such as Angel of Unity and of course Inquisitor Captain.

The Captain, which is the only creature in the deck that has a mana value greater than 3, works quite nicely with the format staple Collected Company to give this lifegain-packed aggro deck some serious grinding power going into the mid-late game.

bant angels
63.1% global win rate
0.95% metagame share
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best against
vs golgari food
81.8% win rate
11 tracked matches
worst against
vs izzet phoenix
16.7% win rate
6 tracked matches

Historic Azorius Lotus Field by Galopin – #6 Mythic

Up next we have another deck that was piloted to the highest echelons of the MTG Arena ranked ladder, this one engineered by French player Galopin. Galopin posted two lists based on interactions with the powerful land Lotus Field this week – this Azorius list, and a Jeskai version – and although he also achieved the rank of #14 with the Jeskai version, we decided to feature just one because of the inherent similarities between the two.

According to Galopin’s Tweet about the deck, it seems he favors the Azorius version after much testing due to the more consistent mana base of the two-color deck versus three. Either way, Lotus Field control seems to be a serious player in the format thanks in large part to the interaction between Lotus Field, Teferi, and powerful spells like Archmage's Charm.

azorius lotus field
56.6% global win rate
2.04% metagame share
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best against
vs jund food
100.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs jeskai creativity
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs heliod company
66.7% win rate
9 tracked matches
worst against
vs selesnya enchantress
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs izzet phoenix
28.6% win rate
14 tracked matches
vs five-color niv-mizzet
20.0% win rate
5 tracked matches

Historic Selesnya Heliod Combo by Seker – #59 Mythic

Selesnya Collected Company-based combo decks built around Heliod, Sun-Crowned are nothing new in Historic – the archetype existed in the format even before the printing of Jumpstart: Historic Horizons gave the deck a perfect combo engine in the for of Scurry Oak, and it’s only gotten stronger and more consistent since then.

heliod company
49.7% global win rate
5.77% metagame share
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best against
vs selesnya humans
65.9% win rate
44 tracked matches
vs golgari food
64.4% win rate
59 tracked matches
vs mono-red madness
63.6% win rate
11 tracked matches
worst against
vs azorius control
28.6% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs azorius auras
22.2% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs jeskai creativity
13.3% win rate
15 tracked matches

There’s no doubt that Heliod Company continues to be a strong choice for ladder play in Historic, and this version of the deck was used by Seker to achieve the rank of #59.

Historic Azorius Affinity by disk3001 – #64 Mythic

Our final Historic Mythic deck for this week is a little bit more off the beaten path – Affinity decks have cropped up here and there in Historic ever since Historic Horizons added Thought Monitor and some other powerful cards to the artifacts archetype, but the deck has still been hanging out on the fringes of the competitive scene.

azorius artifacts
51.9% global win rate
1.29% metagame share
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best against
vs jeskai control
63.6% win rate
11 tracked matches
vs golgari food
55.6% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs selesnya humans
50.0% win rate
10 tracked matches
worst against
vs heliod company
42.9% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs jund citadel
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs jund food
14.3% win rate
7 tracked matches

The deck has been showing up a bit more at recent tournaments piloted by players such as Jim Davis, and it may be an up-and-coming archetype in Historic. Player Hung-Yi Lin (@disk3001 on Twitter) believes in the deck and was able to take it to the impressive rank of #64, although he stated in a Tweet that it has a notable weakness to the Alchemy card Divine Purge – a popular card in Azorius and Jeskai control decks.

That wraps up our Historic featured decks for the week. There are plenty more decks to browse from Historic this time around – you can find all of the decks we collected from last week in the list below:


MTG Arena Alchemy Mythic Decks of the Week

Alchemy Rakdos Vampires by Coutinho_Brewer – #121 Mythic

Over in the Alchemy format, our highest ranked deck from the week is an example of the Rakdos Vampires deck that has been a part of the meta since day one – although it fluctuates quite a bit in popularity. Mythic grinder Countinho_Brewer swears by this archetype and its power, especially against blue/white control decks, and was able to take the midrangey aggro deck to the #121 rank.

rakdos vampires
50% global win rate
1.25% metagame share
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worst against
vs orzhov midrange
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs gruul werewolves
20.0% win rate
5 tracked matches

Alchemy Jeskai Aggro by micronaut25 – #349 Mythic

Our final Mythic spotlight for the week also comes to us from a regular contributor to our site, micronaut25. This deck is a bit of a unique one, combining the powerful aggro elements of white and red aggro decks with the explosive power of Inquisitor Captain plus a blue splash for Glasspool Mimic.

jeskai aggro
66.7% global win rate
0.11% metagame share
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And that brings us to the end of this week’s Top Mythic Decks! Check out the full list of Alchemy decks below, and we’ll be back next week with more lists.


This column is our weekly roundup of Standard, Historic, and Alchemy decks players are using to climb the ranked ladder on MTG Arena! Our goal is to curate and post a variety of deck archetypes and interesting card choices at the end of each week to help you keep up to date with the latest trends in the metagame. If you have any decks you want featured, please tweet us at @mtgazone or give us a shout at our Discord.

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