The best decks for the M21 standard format


Choosing the right deck has always been one of the most important decisions in Magic the Gathering. In the guide, I’ll tell you which deck you should play in MTG Arena to improve your ranking.

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With the new main set 2021, you can again prove your skills every month in the MTG Arena season. At the beginning of August, several top decks of the format were banned, which completely turned the metagame upside down. We introduce you to the decks that have a clear advantage over the competition on the way to Mythic Rank.

The best standard decks for the Core Set 2021

The following links will take you directly to the deck of your choice. You can find them there Decklist as well as detailed information on the costs.

Current standard decks

Former standard decks

A new set for the standard format appears every three months. With the release of the autumn set, the four oldest sets from the format are rotated, making a number of decks unplayable. However, you can still play these decks in Historic format if necessary. You can find a complete overview of the currently best historic decks in our guide.

The following links will take you directly to the deck of your choice. You can find them there Decklist, detailed information on the costs as well as a explanatory video to some decks.

So you can import decklists

  1. Click below the deck of your choice Import the decklist now.
  2. Select the complete text (CTRL + A) and copy it to the clipboard (CTRL + C).
  3. Opens MTG Arena.
  4. Select the tab in the main menu Decks.
  5. Click on the button Import.

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Deck: Temur Adventure – M21

Wilderness Reclamation was banned, but the Temur color combination can still dominate the ladder. The deck is built around the adventure mechanics from Eldraine, the cards Edgewall Innkeeper and Lucky Clover literally bury your opponents with a card advantage. Thanks to the versatile Wish boardsfrom which you with Fae of Wishes If you get cards from your sideboard into your hand, you are also well prepared for every matchup in best-of-one mode.

Another reason to invest your wildcards in the Temur Adventure Deck: In the next standard rotation in autumn 2021, the deck will lose almost no cards and will therefore be one of the best decks of the Zendikar rising season.

costs

  • 4 Mythics
  • 33 Rares
  • 18 uncommons
  • 7 commons
  • 13 basic lands

Decklist

One of the best standard decks after the last bans: Temur Adventure

Deck: Mono Green – M21

Usually aggro decks are mostly red, but currently the much thicker green creatures have the edge over the red adversaries. Scavenging ooze can also remove key creatures from the opponent’s graveyard, especially against the mighty one Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath necessary is.

costs

  • 11 Mythics
  • 35 rarities
  • 6 uncommons
  • 3 commons
  • 20 basic lands

Decklist

Aggro players who need a break from Mono Red are at the right address at Mono Green

Deck: Simic Ramp – M21

Ramp decks are after the card is banished Growth spiral not become unplayable. The well-known duo from Nissa, Who Shakes the World such as Hydroid Krasis is still as effective as ever and has also been used by the core set in 2021 Cultivate and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon supported.

costs

  • 15 Mythics
  • 19 rarities
  • 16 uncommons
  • 9 Commons
  • 16 basic lands

Decklist

Ramp decks are still playable after the ban on Grwoth Spiral

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Deck: Cycling – Ikoria

The perfect budget deck for all players with few wild cards. With the exception of the countries and your companion Lurrus of the Dream Den all cards in your main deck are either Commons or Uncommons. Valiant Rescuer and Improbable Alliance generate dozens of tokens for you before you start playing with a gigantic Zenith flare can decide for you.

costs

  • 21 rarities
  • 26 uncommons
  • 24 Commons
  • 4 basic lands

Decklist

Cycling is the best budget deck you can play this season.

Deck: Mono Red Aggro – Theros

Mono Red Aggro has outlived virtually every standard rotation over the past few years. As before, the deck is not only for competitive players a good choice but also for newcomers, since it plays an above-average number of commons and uncommons and with it very inexpensive is.

costs

  • 4 Mythics
  • 27 Rares
  • 16 uncommons
  • 12 Commons
  • 16 basic lands

Decklist

Monon Red Aggro should not be missing in the Theros Beyond Death Standard format either.

Deck: Rakdos Knights – Theros

Mono Red Aggro is a tad more explosive, but Rakdos Knights can win thanks to the black cards hold up better in longer games and also has more options in the sideboard. One often deadly combo Turn 3 is Rottin Regisaur, who attacks in Turn 4 with an equipped Embercleave.

costs

  • 6 Mythics
  • 39 Rares
  • 15 uncommons
  • 15 basic lands

Decklist

Rakdos Knights has a more versatile sideboard than Mono Red Aggro.

Former standard decks

A new set for the standard format appears every three months. With the release of the autumn set, the four oldest sets from the format are rotated, making a number of decks unplayable. However, you can still play these decks in Historic format if necessary.

Deck: Boros Feather – M20

Boros Feather is a unique deck that elements of a Aggro decks with one Combo decks united. The deck is vPacked with inexpensive combat tricks and removal spellsyou, thanks to Feather play every round again instead of having to send them to the cemetery. In addition, the deck has a good chance still good even after the standard rotation to be.

Costs:

  • 3 Mythics
  • 26 rarities
  • 21 uncommons
  • 5 commons
  • 10 basic lands

Deck list:

Boros Feather is the strongest deck in MTG Arena that is both an aggro deck and a combo deck.

Deck: Esper Control – M20

Control deck fans cannot avoid Esper Control Decks. The deck offers inexpensive removal spells, mighty planeswalkers and plenty of opportunities to postpone the game for a long time. The very expensive mana base, which demands a lot of wildcards, will suffer a lot from the standard rotation in October.

Costs:

  • 7 Mythics
  • 49 Rares
  • 14 uncommons
  • 2 commons
  • 3 basic lands

Deck list:

Esper Control is one of the strongest control decks in MTG Arena.

Deck: Mono Red Aggro – M20

The MTG Arena Allstar. The deck has survived several standard rotations, is inexpensive to build and not without reason belongs to the most played decks in MTG Arena. A solid choice for new players and a perfect budget deck as it only uses basic lands.

costs

  • 19 rarities
  • 16 uncommons
  • 20 commons
  • 20 basic lands

Decklist

Mono Red Aggro. also known as Red Deck Wins (RDW) is one of the most-played decks in MTG Arena.

Deck: Bant Scapeshift – M20

Possibly the best standard deck of the M20 season. The combo of Field of the Dead and Scapeshift can build up a whole zombie army in a very short time, from which very few opponents can recover. Even if you don’t play it, you should know the deck, because you will definitely come across it at MTG Arena one time or the other.

costs

  • 8 Mythics
  • 24 rarities
  • 15 uncommons
  • 23 Commons
  • 5 basic lands

Decklist

Bant Scapeshift is considered by many to be the strongest deck of the current M20 Standard season in MTG Arena.

Deck: Vampire Aggro – M20

The best aggro deck of the current standard season. However, since most of the cards in the deck come from the almost two-year-old sets Ixalan and Rivals of Ixalan, the deck will not survive the standard rotation in October. New players shouldn’t waste their wild cards on it.

costs

  • 7 Mythics
  • 24 rarities
  • 24 uncommons
  • 6 Commons
  • 14 basic lands

Decklist

The vampire deck is one of the strongest aggro decks in MTG Arena, but loses almost all cards with the standard rotation in October.

Deck: Simic Nexus – M20

For a long time the map Nexus of Fate was controversial and even thought about a ban. The final compromise: The card is only allowed in the traditional best-of-three game mode. In best-of-one matches, however, you are not allowed to play decks with Nexus of Fate.

costs

  • 4 Mythics
  • 27 Rares
  • 19 uncommons
  • 14 Commons
  • 11 basic lands

Decklist

The controversial Nexus of Fate map is only allowed in the traditional best-of-three mode. You are not allowed to play the deck in Bo1 mode.

Do you have any further questions, suggestions or even ideas for new decks? Then please let me know in the comments! Have you reached Mythic rank this season and which deck did you have the most success with?

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