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The Best Decks in MTG Arena – December 2020 Meta

Here's everything you need to know about best decks in MTG Arena.

Are you looking for some best decks in MTG Arena? If your answer is in affirmative then this guide will surely help you find them. There are various decks which were considered the biggest ones have been disappeared from the Tier One list and aggro/temp strategies seem to have overtaken control as the dominant archetype.

If anything to go by statistics on MTGGoldfish for both the Standard format and MTG Arena format, there are four unique decks.

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It is to be noted that, just because a deck is termed as Tier One and Tier Two, it does not mean that’s all you should play. Some of the best matches come from wild, unorthodox decks.

The Best Decks in MTG Arena – (December 2020)

Tier One

Sultai Ramp

Within a week following the four major cards were banned, Sultai Ramp dominated the meta at the MTG Arean Red Bull Untapped International Qualifier 4 tournament. If you are looking for one of the best decks in MTG standard then Sultai Ramp is the perfect one.

Aether Gust, Eliminate, Heartless Act, Extinction Event, and Casualties of War serve as our removal package, while Agonizing Remorse and Thought Erasure let us pick apart our opponent’s hand. Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath remains the king of value while Hydroid Krasis performs as our primary threat and win condition.

Nissa has the potential to turn our lands into creatures and Teferi, Master of Time provides some nice synergies with the rest of our deck. Despite the strategy is not new or innovative, it is extremely powerful in the current Standard format. You will see a lot of this deck while playing in both Casual or Ranked.

You can check out Sultai Ramp decklist here.

Mono-Red Aggro

Mono-Red Aggro is arguably one of the best decks in MTG Arena, thanks to its simplicity. This deck is no different from the Sultai Ramp. It also depends on pouring on as much damage as soon as possible.  Fervent Champion, Scorch Spitter, and Tin Street Dodger all come down on turn one, letting players to apply pressure right away.

Runaway Steam-Kin and Robber of the Rich provide a solid utility that player can use to keep their momentum against ramp decks. Light Up the Stage is still an all-star in this deck and Embercleave serve as our primary finisher if raw, early game damage is not enough. Notably, Mono-Red Aggro is not a burn deck, so you are required to have skills to commit your forces to an attack. However, if you are new to Magic then there is no better top tier starter deck available right now. 

You can check out Mono-Red Aggro decklist here.

Temur Elements

If you want to make waves in Standard meta, Temur Elements is the best deck in MTG Arena right now (October 2020). Unlike other decks in MTG Arena, this will actually be 80 cards so you can use Yorion, Sky Nomad to flicker your board.

Paradise Druid, Leafkin Druid, Risen Reef, and Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath all provide a ton of ramp, letting you cast anything you would want from your hand. Ugin, the Spirit Dragon, Bonecrusher Giant, and Omnath, Locus of the Roil make sure to keep the board clear of any threats.

All of this is building to cast not only Hydroid Krasis but also resolving a Genesis Ultimatum to dump a bunch of permanents onto the field.

You can check out Temur Elements decklist here.

Mardu Winota

When you mix tempo with control, Mardu Winota deck offers players with a strong board presence, while picking apart their resources. The core of this MTG Arena deck is Winota, Joiner of Forces who constantly spews out Human creatures, providing you constant stream of pressure.

Venerated Loxodon, Kitesail Freebooter, and Judith, the Scourge Diva offer utility and disruption, while Basri’s Lieutenant provides a phenomenal aggressive option. Raise the Alarm is a cheap spell that pumps out 1/1 blocks to help you stabilize and General’s Enforcer can convert your dead creatures into tokens.

Touted to be an aggressive deck, Mardu Winota has plenty of complexity around how these cards interact. That’s the reason why we do not recommend this deck if you are a new player. Yes, it might take a lot of your time to understand all the synergies and options available in this deck.

You can check out Mardu Winota decklist here.

Tier Two

There were plenty of shifts in the meta as players keep searching for the best decks in MTG Arena. Having fallen into Tier Two, it does not make Mono-Green any less powerful. This is one of the most vigorous decks in MTG Arena that has the potential to destroy a lot of top contenders.

Additionally, There is an Obosh, the Punisher deck floating around that embraces the aristocrat’s theme. Temur Flash is also appearing but we actually have a doubt about its potential to leave a huge impact in the format.

Gruul Midrange has been gaining a lot of attention, courtesy to plenty of strong early to mid-game creatures that can batter their way through your foe’s defences.  Sultai Midrange, who was a part of Tie One has been fallen to Tier Two but does not reduce its power. It merely focuses on removal making it great for aggro match-ups, just be careful when playing against other value desks such as Temur Reclamation or Bant Ramp.

Lastly, the Yorion, Sky Nomad control deck has also fallen into Tier 2 but that does not make it worse, just that it struggles against a lot of popular match-ups like Temur Reclamation.