Top 10 Best MTG Arena Timeless Decks

Dominate the new Timeless format meta using our list of the top 10 best MTG Arena Timeless decks.

Lurrus of the Dream Den card art from MtG
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The Timeless format is the latest addition to Magic: The Gathering, where players combine cards from different eras to create distinctive and really strong decks. Our guide will provide you with a list of the top 10 best MTG Arena Timeless decks.

MtG Arena: Top 10 Best Timeless Decklists

Rakdos Lurrus Decklist

Lurrus and Ragavan cards from MtG
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  • 1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
  • 4 Bump in the Night
  • 1 Blackcleave Cliffs
  • 4 Monastery Swiftspear
  • 4 Blood Crypt
  • 2 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • 4 Dragon’s Rage Channeler
  • 4 Light Up the Stage
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 2 Skewer the Critics
  • 4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
  • 4 Orcish Bowmasters
  • 4 Mishra’s Bauble
  • 4 Okiba Reckoner Raid // Nezumi Road Captain
  • 2 Ramunap Ruins
  • 1 Wooded Foothills
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 1 Swamp
  • 2 Mountain
  • 4 Play with Fire
  • 1 Sulfurous Springs

Rakdos Lurrus still remains the most powerful MtG deck with its tough and aggressive combination of Lurrus of the Dream-Den’s recursion powers. The chaotic strength of the Rakdos creatures helps. I suggest concentrating on your creature aggression and employing graveyard recursion to keep up a constant flow of threats.

Mono Black Decklist

The One Ring and Orcish Bowmasters cards from MtG
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  • 4 Necropotence
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 March of Wretched Sorrow
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 4 Orcish Bowmasters
  • 4 Dark Ritual
  • 7 Swamp
  • 4 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 4 The One Ring
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 4 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
  • 2 Go for the Throat
  • 1 Restless Cottage
  • 3 Blooming Marsh
  • 4 Woodland Cemetery
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Tear Asunder
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 1 Ashiok, Wicked Manipulator

The Mono Black archetype has always been extremely flexible, focusing on control spells to gain the upper hand on the battlefield. But this deck also uses strong creatures, spells, and enchantments to drain the opponent’s life, which is my personal favorite way of dominating the battlefield. This particular decklist is very good at disruption, removal, and card advantage.

Grixis Lurrus Decklist

Lurrus and Dragon's Rage Channeler cards from MtG
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  • 1 Lurrus of the Dream-Den
  • 4 Death’s Shadow
  • 3 Deathrite Shaman
  • 4 Dragon’s Rage Channeler
  • 3 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • 4 Orcish Bowmasters
  • 3 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Brainstorm
  • 2 Fatal Push
  • 1 Spell Pierce
  • 3 Unholy Heat
  • 4 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Inquisition of Kozilek
  • 2 Expressive Iteration
  • 1 Treasure Cruise
  • 4 Mishra’s Bauble
  • 1 Island
  • 1 Swamp
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Steam Vents
  • 2 Watery Grave
  • 2 Blood Crypt

The intelligence of blue and red spells and the devastating power of black creatures make a solid base for another great Lurrus deck. This list focuses on producing disruption and card advantage with Lurrus of the Dream-Den’s assistance, all while using graveyard recursion to keep a full board presence.

Mono Green Decklist

Primeval Titan and Natural Order cards from MtG
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  • 4 Wooded Foothills
  • 4 Primeval Titan
  • 1 Titan of Industry
  • 1 Generous Ent
  • 4 Natural Order
  • 4 Arboreal Grazer
  • 4 Kami of Bamboo Groves
  • 2 Spelunking
  • 1 Khalni Garden
  • 4 Once Upon a Time
  • 4 Sylvan Scrying
  • 4 Fierce Empath
  • 1 Bojuka Bog
  • 1 Hanweir Battlements
  • 1 Boseiju, Who Endures
  • 4 Castle Garenbrig
  • 1 Snow-Covered Forest
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 1 Temple Garden
  • 1 Blast Zone
  • 1 Cavern of Souls
  • 3 Field of the Dead
  • 1 Radiant Fountain
  • 4 Sunken Citadel
  • 2 Windswept Heath
  • 1 Forest

Mono Green decks have always used the highly efficient combo of the Natural Order and Primeval Titan cards. That’s why this deck’s so good at mana ramping, deploying large creatures, and using strong spells and abilities to increase your power in the arena.

Jund Decklist

Tarmogoyf and Lightning Bolt cards from MtG
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  • 3 Deathrite Shaman
  • 3 Mountain
  • 3 Tarmogoyf
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Swamp
  • 4 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • 2 Fable of the Mirror-Breaker // Reflection of Kiki-Jiki
  • 2 Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
  • 1 Kroxa, Titan of Death’s Hunger
  • 2 Forest
  • 1 Blood Crypt
  • 2 Blackcleave Cliffs
  • 1 Boseiju, Who Endures
  • 1 Haywire Mite
  • 2 Questing Druid
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 3 Thoughtseize
  • 3 Liliana of the Veil
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 1 Stomping Ground
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 3 Wooded Foothills
  • 1 Castle Locthwain
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 1 Den of the Bugbear
  • 4 Bloodbraid Elf
  • 1 Soul-Guide Lantern
  • 1 Kolaghan’s Command

If I remember correctly, Jund isn’t just one of the oldest archetypes in MtG, but it’s also one of the strongest because it combines the power of red, green, and black spells. Use green spells to ramp, red spells to attack, and black spells to remove threats. This combo will almost never let you down!

Mono Red Decklist

Monsatery Swiftspear and Blood Moon cards from MtG
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  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 16 Mountain
  • 4 Monastery Swiftspear
  • 4 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • 3 Lightning Strike
  • 1 Lightning Strike
  • 4 Roiling Vortex
  • 4 Eidolon of the Great Revel
  • 4 Searing Blood
  • 4 Skewer the Critics
  • 4 Light Up the Stage
  • 4 Blood Moon
  • 4 Ramunap Ruins

If you want to have fun with a fierce, fast-moving deck that depends heavily on direct damage and swift creature attacks, then Mono Red is a solid choice. Don’t overthink your strategy. Simply reduce your opponent’s life total as quickly as possible with all the burn spells, fast creatures, and other red spells in your library.

Izzet Decklist

Arclight Phoenix and Expressive Iteration cards from MtG
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  • 4 Dragon’s Rage Channeler
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Unholy Heat
  • 2 Spell Pierce
  • 4 Consider
  • 1 Mountain
  • 4 Arclight Phoenix
  • 4 Ledger Shredder
  • 2 Treasure Cruise
  • 4 Expressive Iteration
  • 4 Faithless Looting
  • 1 Otawara, Soaring City
  • 1 Prismari Command
  • 4 Riverglide Pathway
  • 4 Spirebluff Canal
  • 4 Steam Vents
  • 1 Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance
  • 1 Den of the Bugbear
  • 4 Mishra’s Bauble
  • 2 Lightning Bolt
  • 1 Finale of Promise
  • 1 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Flooded Strand

The Izzet archetype is a spell-slinging powerhouse of a deck that utilizes lightning bolts, counterspells, and multitudes of card draws. But most importantly, you get to replay your Arclight Phoenix over and over again by casting more spells.

Five Color Jegantha Decklist

Jegantha and Minsc planeswalker cards from MtG
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  • 1 Jegantha, the Wellspring
  • 1 Breeding Pool
  • 4 Flooded Strand
  • 1 Forest
  • 4 Leyline Binding
  • 4 Lightning Bolt
  • 3 Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes
  • 3 Nishoba Brawler
  • 3 Once Upon a Time
  • 4 Orcish Bowmasters
  • 1 Overgrown Tomb
  • 4 Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer
  • 1 Raugrin Triome
  • 1 Sacred Foundry
  • 1 Steam Vents
  • 4 Stubborn Denial
  • 1 Temple Garden
  • 4 Territorial Kavu
  • 4 Tribal Flames
  • 4 Wild Nacatl
  • 3 Windswept Heath
  • 4 Wooded Foothills
  • 1 Zagoth Triome

Jegantha’s special powers allow us MtG players to create highly adaptable and varied decks. You can cast various spells with it and summon powerful creatures regardless of their colors. Of course, it’s not as fast as the other decklists I mentioned above, but if you enjoy patient and highly strategic gameplay, you’ll love it.

Sultai Jegantha Decklist

Jegantha and Deathrite Shaman cards from MtG
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  • 1 Jegantha, the Wellspring
  • 4 Delighted Halfling
  • 1 Forest
  • 4 Orcish Bowmasters
  • 1 Swamp
  • 4 Deathrite Shaman
  • 1 Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath
  • 1 Island
  • 4 Mishra’s Bauble
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Fatal Push
  • 1 Stern Scolding
  • 3 Memory Lapse
  • 1 Once Upon a Time
  • 2 Thoughtseize
  • 1 Demonic Tutor
  • 3 Treasure Cruise
  • 4 Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • 2 Wooded Foothills
  • 2 Breeding Pool
  • 3 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Watery Grave
  • 2 Overgrown Tomb
  • 1 Boseiju, Who Endures
  • 1 Drown in the Loch

On the other hand, if the five-color variant does seem a bit too slow for your taste but you love fast ramps, then opt for the Sultai version instead. It has a much faster playstyle, and you should be able to quickly deploy all your creatures and planeswalkers on board.

Dimir Decklist

Prized Amalgam and Stitcher's Supplier cards from MtG
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  • 4 Stitcher’s Supplier
  • 4 Narcomoeba
  • 4 Bloodghast
  • 4 Prized Amalgam
  • 4 Silversmote Ghoul
  • 1 Wonder
  • 4 Brainstorm
  • 4 Otherworldly Gaze
  • 2 Bone Shards
  • 4 Glimpse the Unthinkable
  • 4 Creeping Chill
  • 3 Founding the Third Path
  • 2 Island
  • 2 Swamp
  • 2 Flooded Strand
  • 4 Polluted Delta
  • 2 Bloodstained Mire
  • 4 Darkslick Shores
  • 2 Watery Grave

It’s not easy to master the Dimir deck, but once you learn to disrupt your opponent’s plans by taking their resources and plunging into self-mill tactics, it’ll be a blast. Although, I must warn you that graveyard hate may easily disrupt your own plans of winning, so be careful.

That’s it for my list of the Top 10 best MTG Arena Timeless decks. Stay tuned for more MtG tips and tricks articles, including 15 best March of the Machine Cards for Commander and 11 Most expensive March of the Machine Cards.

About the author

Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.