The 10 Best MTG: Arena Beginner Decks (MTG: Arena Best Starter Decks)

Best MTG Arena Beginner Decks
Choose your favorite deck and build from their!

What are the best MTG Arena Decks for beginners?

When starting MTG: Arena, deck building can be overwhelming. In the following guide, I will discuss 10 decks that are optimal for beginners. It can be frustrating to get better in Arena, as you have to win to get more cards. Pick the starting deck most like the deck you want to play, and start from there. They have many one-ofs (single copies of a card) that will let you try out the gamut of options before you.

10. Blue/Black Control

The ability to deal with creatures and planeswalkers at instant speed gives you a lot of flexibility. The two life can help you stabalize against aggro and stall vs midrange. A lot of utility for one card.

Blue/Black Control Example List

Blue/Black Control offers unparalleled threat-solutions backed up by game-winning bombs. By devoting most of the deck to removal and acceleration, you draw more ways to deal with your opponent’s threats. Your plan is to protect yourself until your opponent is low on cards and then resolve your threat. This is probably the most ambitious of these decks to start with, as it is intricate and demands focus. It will, however, give you a crash course in everything you need to know to win.

This deck’s strength is the resilient and versatile game plan. It uses counterspells to answer problematic threats and often trades on the board at a rate of two- or three-for-one. The deck gains card advantage through recursion, sweepers, and repeatable effects. You drown your opponent in disruption. Your creatures are a formality, a way of ending a game you won a long time ago.

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