MTG: The Top 3 Standard Decks Right Now

Mtg the top 3 standard decks right now
Smash! (Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Let’s get on the ladder and start winning some games! Listed below are the top 3 Standard decks to play right now, according to none other than the World Champion himself, Paulo Vitor “PVDDR” Damo da Rosa!

Kaldheim is right around the corner and it will bring tons of changes to Standard, plus a certain shift in Historic. Now is the perfect time to examine what the best decks are to play in the current environment and get some games going, so we're prepared to meet the new cards and jump straight into the Kaldheim action. Enough talk, let’s build some decks!

Lurrus of the dream den
Did you ever notice the little cub Lurrus is protecting? (Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Top 3 MTG Standard Decks: Dimir Rogues

1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den


3 Agadeem's Awakening
2 Bloodchief's Thirst
4 Clearwater Pathway
4 Drown in the Loch
4 Fabled Passage
4 Into the Story
5 Island
4 Ruin Crab
4 Soaring Thought-Thief
3 Swamp
4 Temple of Deceit
4 Thieves' Guild Enforcer
2 Zagoth Triome
1 Didn't Say Please
1 Essence Scatter
3 Of One Mind
2 Heartless Act
3 Merfolk Windrobber
3 Lullmage's Domination


2 Bloodchief's Thirst
1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
3 Mystical Dispute
2 Cling to Dust
4 Skyclave Shade
3 Negate

A lot has been said about Dimir Rogues and we won’t bore you with more of the same now. It was a surprise hit when it was first introduced and the deck quickly solidified its place as a top performer in the metagame. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with that one.

Cragcrown pathwayw
Away we go! (Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Top 3 MTG Standard Decks: Red-Green/ Gruul

3 Questing Beast
1 Primal Might
4 Embercleave
4 Shatterskull Smashing
4 Cragcrown Pathway
1 The Akroan War
3 Embereth Shieldbreaker
4 Kazandu Mammoth
4 Brushfire Elemental
8 Forest
4 Lovestruck Beast
4 Edgewall Innkeeper
2 The Great Henge
4 Mountain
4 Fabled Passage
4 Bonecrusher Giant
2 Scavenging Ooze

2 Soul Sear
2 Wilt
2 Phoenix of Ash
2 The Akroan War
3 Ox of Agonas
2 Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
2 Fire Prophecy

Red-green, or Gruul, is currently the world champ's favorite color combination to play, and that’s very telling. If an aggressive, but flexible deck works for the best in the world, then it damn sure works for us. Give this one a try to spice things up!

Gilded goose
Gilded Goose, a titled goose card (Credit: Wizards of the Coast)

Top 3 MTG Standard Decks: Mongo-Green Food

2 Bonders' Enclave
2 Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
2 Witch's Oven
1 Kogla, the Titan Ape
4 Kazandu Mammoth
4 Tangled Florahedron
2 Crawling Barrens
15 Forest
4 Lovestruck Beast
3 Trail of Crumbs
4 Gilded Goose
4 Castle Garenbrig
4 Feasting Troll King
3 The Great Henge
4 Wicked Wolf
1 Ilysian Caryatid
1 Thrashing Brontodon

3 Questing Beast
1 Primal Might
1 Ugin, the Spirit Dragon
1 Ram Through
1 Wilt
1 Vivien, Monsters' Advocate
2 Scavenging Ooze
4 Chainweb Aracnir
1 Thrashing Brontodon

If you don’t want any red in your build, it’s perfectly viable to go all Green in this mono Food build. Use Witch’s Oven and Lovestruck Beast in their originally intended way and outlast your opponent with all the synergies, pushed over the edge with the life gain to boost.

Again, these decks are here today, but won’t be the same with the arrival of Kaldheim, so you should act fast. New Standard powerhouses are coming, such as this one:

Oh, and a quick reminder - you can import these decks inside Magic Arena by simply copying them to your clipboard and entering the deck builder in-game!

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