Top Mythic Ladder Decks – Throne of Eldraine Season 2 – Week 3
Welcome to our weekly roundup of Standard and Historic 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 wish to be featured, please tweet us at @mtgazone or give us a shout at our Discord.
The current season is winding down to a close as players try to reach the top 1200 Mythic ranking to qualify for MTG Arena’s first Mythic Point Challenge in January. We have had two major changes to the ranked ladder in the past few days.
Oko, Thief of Crowns, Once Upon a Time and Veil of Summer is now joined by Field of the Dead in the Standard banlist as of November 18, 2019. With the overpowered green cards now gone, players will no doubt experience a more varied metagame going forward.
Twitch Rivals also held a two day Standard tournament a day after the bans took effect to give players an idea of what to experiment with in the lead up to Mythic Championship VII, the next major Standard tournament. You can also check out our Standard Metagame Tier List to see all the current meta decks. So far, the standout decks are:
- Jeskai Fires featuring Cavalier of Flame and Cavalier of Gales
- Sacrifice decks featuring Cauldron Familiar, Witch’s Oven and Trail of Crumbs
- Golgari Adventures that revolves around the card drawing power of Edgewall Innkeeper
- Rakdos Knights, an aggressive deck built around Embercleave and Rotting Regisaur, supported by Knights
- Flash decks of the Simic, Izzet and Mono Blue variants
Historic Ranked Queue
As of the November 21 game update, players are now able to climb the constructed portion of the ladder with their Historic decks, in best-of-three queues. Though this seems like a whole new unexplored metagame, in reality we are going back to the old Standard that adds the broken Throne of Eldraine cards.
Since the Standard banlist does not apply here, it is expected that green decks will reign supreme again, supported by the above mentioned banned cards. Field of the Dead, Nexus of Fate, Kethis, the Hidden Hand decks are still forces to be reckoned with as demonstrated in the previous Standard season, and will be interesting to see whether they can be reliably beat or if Wizards will apply the bans in Historic as well. Remember you can view all our Historic decks here.