Top Standard Decks - January 2023

Metagame Standard 
Genoslugcs · January 3, 2023 · 3 min
Top Standard Decks - January 2023

2022 has been a very eventful year for Magic: The Gathering. With the year coming to a close, let's take a look at the best-performing/most-played Standard decks as we move into 2023. We'll cover the top-8 Standard tournament decks as well as MTGA best-of-one and best-of-three. Ok, let's get started.

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Standard Tournament Meta - Top 8 Decks

Grixis Control is still firmly atop the Tournament scene meta. That said, Mono-White control is up to 13% from just 4% this time last month. With Esper Raffine falling from the second most played deck to the fifth. In contrast, Mardu Control and Mono-Blue Tempo have stayed put.  Another note-worthy change from last month is the appearance of Mono-Red - Which was present at all before and is now 7% of the meta.

Grixis Control

42.20% of the meta

Mono-White Control

13.76% of the meta

Red Deck Wins

7.34% of the meta

Mono-Black Aggro

5.5% of the meta

Esper Raffine

4.59% of the meta

Mardu Control

4.59% of the meta

Mono-Blue Tempo

4.59% of the meta

Izzet Control

2.75% of the meta

Standard MTGA: Best Of One - Top 8 Decks

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As usual, we see more aggro in the best-of-one format with Mono-Red atop the meta. However, Mono-Black Midrange is close behind. After the top two, there is a fair mix of aggressive and grindy strategies with two versions of the Soldiers deck and then Mono-Blue Tempo and Rakdos Control making up the smallest portion of the meta.

Red Deck Wins

14% of the meta

Mono-Black Midrange

10.91% of the meta

Azorius Soldiers

7.83% of the meta


Selesnya Enchantments

6.15% of the meta

Mono-White Soldiers

5.20% of the meta

Grixis Control

4.02% of the meta

Mono-Blue Tempo

3.31% of the meta

Rakdos Control

2.48% of the meta

Standard MTGA: Best Of Three - Top 8 Decks

The Traditional Standard Best-Of-Three meta is mostly Midrange (with Grixis being at the top with almost 19%), Control and Tempo. The only aggro decks to be found are G/W Soldiers (7.53% of the meta) and Red Deck Wins bringing up the rear at only 3.76%. Overall, the BO3 meta isn't terribly different from the Tournament aside from the lack of Mono-Red on MTGA. 

Grixis Midrange

18.82% of the meta

Mardu Midrange

8.06% of the meta

Azorius Soldiers

7.53% of the meta

Mono-White Control

6.99% of the meta

Mono-Black Midrange

5.38% of the meta

Mono-Blue Tempo

5.53% of the meta

Esper Midrange

4.30% of the meta

Red Deck Wins

3.76% of the meta



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