There hasn’t really been much happening in the Historic world lately, so this week I’ll mostly be basing the Historic Power Rankings off of Untapped.gg. Let’s see what the best Historic decks are currently!
10. Wild Card
The metagame seems a bit all over the place at the moment, which should be great news for brewers. Creature decks seem very popular, so if your goal is to try to challenge the metagame with something unexpected, I would make sure you have a good matchup against creatures. Something like Merfolk is unlikely to win a tournament at the moment thanks to Heliod Company and sacrifice decks being super popular, but perhaps something like a Niv-Mizzet with a lot of sweepers like Deafening Clarion could be the right answer for the format.
9. Gruul Shamans
Gruul Shamans continues being very popular on the ladder, so your deck better have a good plan against it. Stopping their Collected Company with discard or Grafdigger’s Cage is good, as is having access to cheap sweepers like Anger of the Gods.
8. Jeskai Creativity
Especially for ladder, this deck continues being a great choice because your opponent doesn’t know what they’re up against and can’t choose to mulligan into a hand that’s better suited against it.
7. Azorius Control
Azorius Control has been one of the most popular ladder decks lately, which comes off as a surprise to me, because I really like having access to Unholy Heat in this format. Perhaps the reason could be that going straight Azorius without any Magma Opus/Mizzix’s Mastery/Torrential Gearhulk shenanigans means that you can run Rest in Peace or Grafdigger’s Cage in your deck, both of which seem really good in the format at the moment.
6. Jund Food
Adding Mayhem Devil and Korvold, Fae-Cursed King into Golgari Food should make it better for the mirror and against other creature decks. If you take a look at at the top five, it’s all creature decks, so Jund should be fairly well positioned at the moment.
Phoenix is probably the most solid and most consistent deck in the format thanks to all the card selection, although at times it can feel like all you do is just keep playing card draw spells into more card draw spells. The most important tech lately has been playing four Crackling Drakes in your 75 to play around graveyard hate.
Until Rest in Peace and Leyline of the Void find their ways into more sideboards, Rakdos Arcanist will continue being a top three deck of the format in my books. Discard or removal into Arcanist is still one of the best openings in Historic.
3. Golgari Food
This deck dominated the Innistrad Championship and it doesn’t seem like the format is going to change much. If your goal is maximizing the chance of winning instead of brewing with the new cards, Golgari Food is a great choice.
2. Bant Blink
This deck made a jump out of nowhere straight into second place in the power rankings. It might not be the absolute best deck in the format, but it sure is very popular at the moment thanks a lot of people being interested in trying out the new Alchemy and rebalanced cards. If you’re a fan of Inquisitor Captain in Alchemy, this deck is doing an even better job at abusing its trigger thanks to cards like Yorion, Soulherder and Charming Prince.
Inquisitor Captain looks like a great addition to this deck which is trying to get a Soul Warden, Scurry Oak and Heliod, Sun-Crowned into play at the same time. Collected Company was already the best card in the deck, so adding another card which serves a similar purpose should make the deck even better and more consistent at finding the combo.