Top Standard Decks - March 2024

ChrisCee March 5, 2024 3 min
Top Standard Decks - March 2024

Well, well... looks like we have a lot of investigating to do. Puns aside, we are now effectively a month after the release of Murders at Karlov Manor. Did it affect Standard? Umm... yes and no. We had quite a lot of staple contenders for new slot-ins within the last three sets or so. Even for something as super-optimized as a Mono-Red deck. But compared to like, The Lost Caverns of Ixalan? Unfortunately no. Still, we have the expected switcheroos and changes, so that's still going to be a thing, at least.


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Standard Tournament Meta - Top 8 Decks

Esper bumps up one place back to the top spot, once again switching places with Mono-Red, with an overwhelming 18.83% of the meta, with Rakdos Aggro falling down all the way to the 7th spot. For a good number of decks splashed with blue, Cryptic Coatimage proved to be a very versatile card to provide both a surprise advantage, and a mana-efficient body, bonus points if the creature itself has Disguise (for non-meta ones). And of course, No More Liesimage is just powercrept more efficient for any deck using Azorius colors compared to other counterspells used in Standard up to this point.

Notable Cards Used from Murders at Karlov Manor:

(Arranged alphabetically, excludes lands)

Esper Raffine

18.83% of the meta

Red Deck Wins

8.33% of the meta

Domain Ramp

7.10% of the meta

Dimir Aggro

6.48% of the meta

Azorius Control

6.48% of the meta

Golgari Aggro

5.86% of the meta

Rakdos Aggro

5.86% of the meta

Bant Toxic

5.56% of the meta




Standard MTG Arena: Best of Three - Top 8 Decks

Boros! Yes indeed my brothers. Though, to be fair, combat trick "Mono-Red" (usually featuring Imodane's Recruiterimage as its win-con) has already been doing the rounds in many matchups over the last few months, closely following the top 8. But this is the first time we've seen the current known build climb its way to the top, at 10.26% of the meta. The actual Mono-Red is still there, of course, at 3rd (7.04 of the meta), and Azorius instantly appearing in 2nd place, after falling completely out of the top 8 last month.

Notable Cards Used from Murders at Karlov Manor:

(Arranged alphabetically, excludes lands)


10.26% of the meta


9.09% of the meta

Mono Red

7.04% of the meta


6.45% of the meta


5.87% of the meta

Four Color

4.40% of the meta


2.93% of the meta


2.64% of the meta


Standard MTG Arena: Best of One - Top 8 Decks

Gruul Dinosaurs still holding on to dear life after all this top, though now it's at the very edge with its 8th spot (1.71% of the meta). And no, actually Mono-Red is the only one up top this time. Boros still takes influence here in the 2nd spot (9.57% of the meta), followed very closely behind by Orzhov (4.19% of the meta), rising back from its disappearance last month. Oh, and Mono-Black is at 7th as usual.

Notable Cards Used from Murders at Karlov Manor:

(Arranged alphabetically, excludes lands)

Mono Red Wins

11.63% of the meta

Boros Tokens

9.57% of the meta

Orzhov Midrange

4.19% of the meta

Azorius Control

2.74% of the meta

Selesnya Enchantments

2.64% of the meta

Mono White Soldiers

2.38% of the meta

Mono Black Midrange

1.96% of the meta

Gruul Dinosaurs

1.71% of the meta

About ChrisCee:

A witness since the time the benevolent silver planeswalker first left Dominaria, ChrisCee has since went back and forth on a number of plane-shattering incidents to oversee the current state of the Multiverse.

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