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Top Mythic Decks – March 2022 Season – Week 4

The March ranked season is nearing its conclusion on MTG Arena, but that doesn’t mean the competition is cooling down. The battle for the Top 1200 slots rages on, and players routinely take to social media to share the decks that have brought them the most success on the ranked ladder.

We collect as many of these decks as we can from across the web, and at the end of each week, we like to review the ones we’ve seen and put together a feature for the those that have reached the highest ranks in Mythic. This week, we’ve got a range of decks from across all three of Arena’s competitive constructed formats – let’s take a look.


Top Mythic Decks of the Week

Alchemy: Rakdos Anvil by crokeyz – #3 Mythic

Our first deck comes from crokeyz, MTG Arena’s top streamer on Twitch. He’s been riding high in Mythic and posting decklists regularly over the past few weeks – we saw some of his lists come up in our top decks last weekend, too. This time, crokeyz’ #3 Mythic deck of choice is Rakdos Anvil, a deck built around the sacrifice engine Oni-Cult Anvil.

rakdos sacrifice
55.2% global win rate
6.63% metagame share
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vs gruul werewolves
77.8% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs izzet mill
75.0% win rate
8 tracked matches
vs mono-white aggro
71.4% win rate
28 tracked matches
vs mono-red aggro
66.7% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs rakdos midrange
61.8% win rate
34 tracked matches
vs esper clerics
60.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs jeskai hinata
60.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs orzhov venture
57.1% win rate
14 tracked matches
vs grixis midrange
56.3% win rate
16 tracked matches
vs mardu midrange
56.0% win rate
25 tracked matches
vs esper midrange
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs selesnya ramp
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs azorius control
30.8% win rate
13 tracked matches
vs naya runes
27.6% win rate
29 tracked matches

Rakdos Anvil decks have been a part of the meta in both Standard and Alchemy since the namesake card was printed in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, but the archetype has recieved a couple of powerful new tools in the latter format from Alchemy: Kamigawa. Painful Bond is a new Night's Whisper variant that can draw two cards for two mana with very little downside.

Meanwhile, while you’re busy drawing cards with Painful Bond, you can also be hitting the opponent’s hand with Undercity Plunder – another new tool that can draw from the opponent’s library if they don’t want to pitch that second card.

The rest of the deck is built to play nicely with the Anvil, plus a few of the goodstuff cards we’re getting used to seeing in the colors. The combination of Citystalker Connoisseur and Fable of the Mirror-Breaker that was featured heavily at the Neon Dynasty Championship is included here with four of each. The backside of Fable also conveniently makes Treasure tokens to fuel the Anvils.

Additionally, you’ll notice that crokeyz has also chosen to splash some blue in the manabase. You won’t find any blue cards in the maindeck, but the sideboard includes two Test of Talents and three Orvar, the All-Form – a card we haven’t gotten to see much of in competitive or even semi-competitive settings.

Historic: Bo1 Collected Conjuring Burn by Altheriax – #40 Mythic

Since its original printing in Modern Horizons – then brought to MTG Arena through Jumpstart: Historic Horizons – Collected Conjuring really hasn’t seen much serious play. The card was created as a nod to Collected Company, an instant spell that has become a staple for creature decks across multiple formats including Historic.

However, Collected Conjuring comes with a significant downside when compared to its inspiration: it’s a sorcery, and it can only hit other sorcery spells. This has prevented it from being much of a player in Modern or otherwise, but last week, content creator and MTGA Zone contributor Altheriax may have finally found a way to unlock the spell’s potential.

As it turns out, we’ve seen quite a few good burn spells over the last few years that are sorceries and valid hits for Conjuring – Skewer the Critics and the Arena-only Static Discharge to name two. Meanwhile, Conjuring also has some powerful hits in the card advantage realm, such as Light Up the Stage and the Izzet staple Expressive Iteration.

If this sounds like your kind of deck, Altheriax has created a video guide for the deck with some gameplay included available on his YouTube channel. Check it out below:

Historic: Golgari Food by TheNerdySteve – #47 Mythic

Golgari Food has become one of the most important archetypes in Historic since Ravenous Squirrel was added to the format. The deck has a vicious low curve with aggressive threats like the Squirrel, grindy value engines like Trail of Crumbs and Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, and consistent life drain thanks to Cauldron Familiar/Witch’s Oven and The Meathook Massacre.

golgari food
56% global win rate
9.21% metagame share
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vs rakdos sacrifice
100.0% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs mono-red goblins
85.7% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs jeskai creativity
85.7% win rate
14 tracked matches
vs mono-red aggro
83.3% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs simic merfolk
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs rakdos arcanist (lurrus)
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs other
72.1% win rate
43 tracked matches
vs rakdos midrange
66.7% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs izzet phoenix
63.7% win rate
204 tracked matches
vs gruul aggro
58.3% win rate
12 tracked matches
vs azorius control
57.9% win rate
38 tracked matches
vs rakdos arcanist
55.4% win rate
56 tracked matches
vs selesnya enchantress
52.0% win rate
25 tracked matches
vs 5c niv-mizzet
50.0% win rate
12 tracked matches
vs azorius auras
50.0% win rate
80 tracked matches
vs selesnya humans
47.1% win rate
34 tracked matches
vs jeskai control
46.9% win rate
32 tracked matches
vs esper control
41.7% win rate
12 tracked matches
vs azorius affinity
41.0% win rate
39 tracked matches
vs orzhov auras (lurrus)
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs jund food
38.5% win rate
13 tracked matches
vs rakdos goblins
37.5% win rate
8 tracked matches
vs azorius control (yorion)
36.6% win rate
41 tracked matches
vs azorius lotus field
33.3% win rate
21 tracked matches
vs dimir control
12.5% win rate
8 tracked matches
vs heliod company
10.0% win rate
10 tracked matches

Golgari Food is currently listed as the top performing deck over on mtgmeta.io and it had a solid showing at the Neon Dynasty Championship, so it’s not much of a surprise to see it doing well on ladder as well. This build of the deck was posted online by popular content creator TheNerdySteve, who managed to take it up to the #47 Mythic slot.

Golgari Food remains one of the best decks in Historic, and there’s no question that a skilled player can still take it up to Mythic. Steve’s version also includes two copies of Sawtusk Demolisher, a less-common choice for the archetype. The mutating creature can add trample to a Ravenous Squirrel to get that lethal damage in, or it can simply be used to clean up a threat from the opponent’s board.

Historic: Izzet Phoenix by Gianluca95 – #163 Mythic

Speaking of Historic staples, next up we have an example of Izzet Phoenix, one of the format’s most venerated archetypes. This is far from the first time we’ve featured a Phoenix list on Top Mythic Decks, and it likely won’t be the last. Nevertheless, it’s still impressive to see a player, in this case Italian streamer Gianluca95, achieve a top 200 rank with the deck.

izzet phoenix
50.5% global win rate
15.33% metagame share
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vs dimir rogues (lurrus)
100.0% win rate
8 tracked matches
vs rakdos arcanist (lurrus)
85.7% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs esper greasefang
80.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs azorius control
71.2% win rate
73 tracked matches
vs mono-red burn
66.7% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs rakdos goblins
66.7% win rate
9 tracked matches
vs azorius lotus field
65.4% win rate
52 tracked matches
vs 5c niv-mizzet
63.6% win rate
44 tracked matches
vs simic merfolk
62.5% win rate
16 tracked matches
vs other
61.0% win rate
82 tracked matches
vs dimir control
60.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs selesnya aggro
60.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs orzhov auras (lurrus)
57.9% win rate
19 tracked matches
vs rakdos arcanist
57.7% win rate
104 tracked matches
vs jeskai control (yorion)
57.1% win rate
7 tracked matches
vs azorius control (yorion)
56.8% win rate
44 tracked matches
vs Tainted Pact
56.5% win rate
23 tracked matches
vs jeskai control
55.0% win rate
60 tracked matches
vs mardu greasefang
50.0% win rate
10 tracked matches
vs jund food
50.0% win rate
26 tracked matches
vs mono-red goblins
50.0% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs esper control
50.0% win rate
6 tracked matches
vs azorius auras
49.2% win rate
132 tracked matches
vs mono-red aggro
45.0% win rate
20 tracked matches
vs heliod company
43.8% win rate
16 tracked matches
vs rakdos sacrifice
42.9% win rate
14 tracked matches
vs orzhov midrange (yorion)
40.0% win rate
5 tracked matches
vs selesnya humans
39.4% win rate
33 tracked matches
vs gruul aggro
38.1% win rate
21 tracked matches
vs golgari food
36.3% win rate
204 tracked matches
vs rakdos midrange
25.0% win rate
8 tracked matches
vs azorius affinity
24.6% win rate
57 tracked matches
vs selesnya enchantress
21.2% win rate
33 tracked matches
vs jeskai creativity
18.2% win rate
11 tracked matches
vs mono-black aggro
14.3% win rate
7 tracked matches

I’m always at a bit of a loss when discussing Izzet Phoenix here – it’s a deck that’s survived multiple bannings and still exists in largely the same form that it has since the format’s inception. Faithless Looting, Consider, and Expressive Iteration churn through the library, putting Arclight Phoenixes in the graveyard and then returning them to the battlefield with ease.

Gianluca95’s deck also runs a selection of all of the creatures that sometimes show up in the archetype right in the main deck, including copies of Crackling Drake, Sprite Dragon, and Stormwing Entity on top of the usual Phoenixes and Dragon’s Rage Channelers.

For those who aren’t yet acquainted with Phoenix, we have a deck guide available:

Alchemy: Azorius Vehicles by A-Scooze Me – #166 Mythic

To close things off for the week, we’re returning to Alchemy to take a look at a Vehicles deck that helped A-Scooze Me reach #166 Mythic. Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty added a ton of support for Vehicles back into Standard for the first time since Kaladesh.

While we haven’t yet seen Vehicles pick up much steam in competitive circles, decks featuring the theme have remained fairly popular on the ladder – especially those featuring Colossal Plow. The mana and lifegain generated by the Plow are no joke, and cards like Hotshot Mechanic and the pilot tokens generated by Reckoner Bankbuster make crewing it easier than ever.

Adding on to the great pilots category, Alchemy: Kamigawa just recently brought us Dragonfly Pilot, which comes with the advantage of bringing its own vehicle into the game. The rest of the deck is filled out with other powerful, more generally useful cards that still play with the theme like The Wandering Emperor and Skyclave Apparition. Meanwhile, the sideboard is packed with tempo-positive spells like Elite Spellbinder and Spell Pierce along with some additional removal.

A-Scooze Me claims to have taken this deck to an impressive 50-20 record, and says that the deck plays well in best-of-one, too.

That brings us to the end of our showcase for this week, but we have a collection of other decks from the week that you can browse below:


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’d like to see featured, please tweet us at @mtgazone or give us a shout on our Discord.

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