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Best MTG Arena Timeless Decks - June 2024

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In late December 2023, Wizards of the Coast launched a brand new format on MTG Arena: Timeless. With no ban list, this format allows access to the strongest cards and decks that Arena has to offer. As you can imagine, this has made the launch of the format an incredibly exciting time for MTG Arena.

If you’re looking to play some Timeless, you’re in luck, as it’s a permanent new format with ranked and unranked queues. So, whether you’re looking to just have some fun or climb the ranked ladder, there’s only one thing you need first; a deck! Thankfully, we’re here to help with exactly that, as we’ve got all the best Timeless decks on MTG Arena!

Timeless Is Rotating Soon?!

Ajani, Nacatl Avenger Art
Ajani, Nacatl Avenger | Modern Horizons 3

Despite being the latest, and arguably greatest, format on MTG Arena, Timeless is already due for a shakeup. In just over a month, Modern Horizons 3 will be launching worldwide and on MTG Arena. For better or worse, this set is almost guaranteed to completely upend the competitive order of the Timeless format.

Technically, the spoiler season for Modern Horizons 3 doesn’t begin until May 21st, so we shouldn’t know much yet. Unfortunately for Wizards of the Coast’s careful planning, Modern Horizons 3 has been leaked to high hell already. Thanks to this, we already know that Modern Horizons 3 contains some absolutely brutal bombs.

For starters, Modern Horizons 3 contains a brand new free spell cycle including Flare of Denial. As we covered in depth, this card has immense competitive potential and is sure to warp multiple metagames. On top of this, MTG Arena will also be getting Modern Horizon 2’s Evoke Elementals as Special Guests.

From these two cycles alone, the Timeless metagame is due for a considerable shake-up in June. For better or worse, Modern Horizons 3 contains a lot more than just ten cards. With countless new staples having already been revealed, Timeless is going to look seriously different very soon.

Due to this change on the horizon, now is probably a bad time to build a Timeless deck. If you’re a brand new player and looking to spend your Wildcards wisely, few formats are safe right now. That being said, if you’ve got Wildcards to burn and love deckbuilding, June is going to be an incredibly exciting time.

Ultimately, there’s no telling what the Timeless metagame will look like in a month or two. For now, here are the best decks that Timeless has to offer on MTG Arena!

10 | Dimir Dredge

Narcomoeba

As an iconic high-powered archetype in MTG, it’s no wonder that Timeless has a Dredge deck. What is a surprise, however, is the fact this deck uses a grand total of zero Dredge cards. Instead, this deck is an amalgamation of mill effects and low-cost creatures with their own reanimation abilities.

On their own, these creatures won’t do much damage, as the strongest, Silversmote Ghouk, only has three power. Despite this seemingly fatal flaw, Dimir Dredge can overwhelm opponents by resurrecting an army of creatures in a single turn. To do this, all you have to do is cast Glimpse the Unthinkable to mill yourself for ten.

After casting this card, ideally, you should hit a fair few of your creatures, sending them to the graveyard. Once there, the majority of these cards, such as Narcomoeba will immediately resurrect themselves. When this happens any Prized Amalgam that were milled will be brought back too.

In the likely occurrence that you mill a land, your copies of Bloodghast will also be resurrected. To put it bluntly, even a single cast of Glimpse the Unthinkable should build you a sizable board incredibly quickly. If you can cast Otherworldly Gaze on turn one you should have no shortage of threats to resurrect.

All in all, Dimir Dredge can be an incredibly powerful and aggressive deck that comes out of nowhere. Unfortunately, as powerful as it is, this deck is vulnerable to graveyard hate and exile effects. Due to this, Dimir Dredge is only really suited to best-of-one Timeless matches.

9 | Red Deck Wins

Lightning Bolt

As usual, by the numbers, Red Deck Wins is one of the most popular archetypes on MTG Arena. This is largely due to the game’s efficiency and speed, alongside its surprising affordability. Not breaking the Wildcard bank, this deck is a great option if you want to dive into Timeless quickly.

Speaking of quickly, like many mono-red decks, this one wins by steamrolling opponents with constant value and damage. While this is always an effective strategy, it’s even more potent in Timeless due to the lack of a banlist. With Lightning Bolt and Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer being playable, this Timeless deck is no slouch.

This is further bolstered by the popularity of Fetch Lands in the format. Between Fetches and Shocks, many Timeless players may be doing the work of the Burn player for them, sacrificing oodles of life for their mana selection.

While Red Deck Wins is a fantastic strategy for blitzing through games in a flash, it’s definitely beatable. So much so, in fact, that you rarely see mono-red decks while playing Timeless Best of Three. Here, the aggressive strategies of this deck can be counted or downright hosed. As a result, if you want to play with this deck, you’re best sticking to Best-of-One and hoping you get favorable matchups. 

8 | 4 Color Omnath

Omnath, Locus of Creation

While it’s far from the most popular deck in Timeless right now, it is definitely one of the best on MTG Arena. Boasting incredible win rates in the format’s early days, 4 Color Omnath is full of devastating heavy hitters. You could just as easily call this deck 4 Color Banned Stuff and it would work just as well.

As the name suggests, the core of the deck revolves around Omnath, Locus of Creation. Thanks to Fetch Lands being a part of Timeless, this already iconic card has reached new heights on MTG Arena. Capable of easily triggering their mana ramping Landfall ability, Omnath provides gas to play all the best spells available. 

Speaking of those best spells, this deck uses all the iconic spells that Historic wishes it had. We’ve got all the classic Instants like Brainstorm, Lightning Bolt, and Swords to Plowshares. As if that wasn’t enough, Oko, Thief of Crowns and Teferi, Time Raveler are also here.

To round out this controlling list, we also have the companion Jegantha, the Wellspring. For better or worse, this Companion is unlikely to determine the fate of a lot of games, but they’re nevertheless a nice free addition.

7 | Jund

Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes

Within recent years, it seems that red and black players have been eating incredibly well. Between Sheoldred, the Apocalypse, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Orcish Bowmasters, and more, Rakdos players have had no end of options. As if these weren’t good enough already, rolling the clocks back a few years and adding an extra color provides even more spice.

With an immense assortment of powerful spells at the deck’s disposal, it’s safe to say Jund is a powerful archetype. If decision-making and fair games won on a edge of a knife are your cup of tea, it’s time to Jund’em out! Despite this moniker and assortment of the best creatures, Jund typically requires a lot of thought and skill to pilot properly.

To make matters more confusing, the sideboard that Jund has at its disposal is absolutely fantastic. While this is definitely a good thing, it means you always need to make the right decisions when playing best-of-three. For that first game, however, typically you can rely on immense power to overwhelm your opponent.

Want removal? Orcish Bowmasters has you covered. How about some aggro? Look no further than Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer and Dragon’s Rage Channeler. Something to cast your green mana on? Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes is here for Hamster based shenanigans.

6 | Golgari Yawgmoth

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

In both Modern and Historic, Golgari Yawgmoth decks have been incredibly popular for quite some time. Alongside the namesake card, curiously this combo deck also relies on Young Wolf from Dark Ascension. Using these two cards, you can create a loop of infinite draw, ETB, and death triggers.

To activate the combo, you’ll need two copies of Young Wolf in play alongside Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Once in play, you must use Yawgmoth’s ability to sacrifice a Young Wolf. placing the -1/-1 counter anywhere else. From here, all you have to do is sacrifice a Young Wolf without any counters and target the Young Wolf with +1/+1 with the negative counter. This final step can be repeated infinitely, or so long as you have life, at least.

While drawing up to 20 cards is always nice, the real power of this deck comes from the death triggers. Allowing the deck to actually win, this deck utilizes Blood Artist to capitalize on those triggers. By draining an opponent for one with each dead Young Wolf, this combo gets seriously deadly. Beyond this, since you’re gaining life too, it becomes properly infinite!

While Golgari Yawgmoth is typically a Modern deck, Timeless has been able to supercharge it with a few upgrades. Using Demonic Tutor and Natural Order the Timeless variant is a lot more consistent. This allows it to handily keep up with the faster pace of the Timeless metagame.

5 | Show and Tell

Show and Tell

After being introduced as a Special Guest in Murders at Karlov Manor, Show and Tell is now making waves in Timeless. Typically played as a mostly Dimir deck, this deck’s unique game plan is all about cheating in a better card than your opponent. To do this, all you need to do is cast Show and Tell with the right cards in hand.

When playing this deck, there’s just one card that you’re looking for Omniscience. Allowing you to play all your spells for free, this single card should allow you to win almost every game. That will be the case, at least, provided you have enough card draw and gas in your hand.

Thankfully, when everything is free, casting countless card draw spells is a mercifully easy task. With Dig Through Time, Brainstorm, Assemble the Team, this deck easily finds what it needs. Thanks to a compelling suite of counterspells, it can also keep what you cast in play.

To actually win the game, Show and Tell decks tend to have a few haymaker threats to devastate opponents with. Unsurprisingly, given they’re absolutely everywhere, this usually means punching in with Atraxa, Grand Unifier. Offering insane ETB value and deadly stats too, Atraxa, Grand Unifier really does do it all.

As a fairly new deck, Show and Tell decks have been showing fairly strong matchups across the Timeless metagame right now. That being said, it’s hardly taken over the format, so there’s a lot of room still for creativity. 

4 | Rakdos Bombardment

Goblin Bombardment

Today, we’re going to play a deck that’s as old as pain itself; Bombardment. As you might expect from the name, this deck revolves around Goblin Bombardment. Used to ping your opponent to death, this strategy utilizes countless creatures that just won’t quit. If that wasn’t enough having Lurrus of the Dream-Den as your Companion keeps the graveyard open.

Outside of Goblin Bombardment chipping in for extra damage or removal, Rakdos Bombardment is an aggro deck at its core. That being said, only one card in the deck, Bloodghast, has Haste, and that effect is conditional! Despite this Rakdos Bombardment still piles on the pressure through aggressive threats like nti, Seneschal of the Sun and Orcish Bowmasters.

Alongside these aggressive staples, Rakdos Bombardment also has some growing major threats. Scaling off this deck’s graveyard-filling antics, Stalactite Stalker gets huge incredibly quickly. With cards coming in and out of the graveyard like no tomorrow, Stalactite Stalker can quickly threaten massive damage.

At the end of the day, while it is still an aggro strategy, this deck is incredibly reliable. But having the graveyard available as a resource, Rakdos Bombardment isn’t as easily plagued by removal. Ultimately, even with this deck’s compelling sideboard, you’ll likely find the most luck in Best-of-One matches.

3 | Domain Zoo

Territorial Kavu

If you’re after a varied smorgasbord of creatures in your Timeless deck, Domain Zoo has you covered. Offering a Monkey, Cats, Orcs, a Werewolf, and even Kavu, this deck has it all. Put all these creatures together into a monster mash, and you actually have an incredibly compelling deck. Built around the surprisingly easy-to-activate Domain ability thanks to the introduction of Fetch Lands, this deck offers exceptional value and variety.

Beyond having plenty of variety, the Domain archetype of this deck is also seriously strong. Providing buffs to almost every creature, the Cats and Kavu in this deck all punch above their weight. Alongside that, there’s also devastating Domain removal like Tribal Flames and Leyline Binding.

As fun and interesting as Domain Zoo can be, unfortunately, it can be completely hosed by Blood Moon. Thankfully, to counteract this, a sideboard with added removal and enchantment denial should do the trick. 

2 | Titan Field

Primeval Titan

Surprisingly, Titan Field is another deck surprisingly similar to one of the best decks in Pioneer. Well, they share half a name and a theme, at least. Revolving around Primeval Titan this deck is all about ramp and playing massive creatures. As the name suggests Field of the Dead is also a massive source of land-based value.

Setting itself apart from Amulet Titan in Pioneer, Titan Field in Historic has some classic and rather unusual cards. On the top end Craterhoof Behemoth offers game-ending damage in an instant. Alongside this classic MTG favorite, Titan Field also uses an Alchemy card; Kami of Bamboo Groves.

Providing this deck with additional ramp or Forests to play, this unique spirit is surprisingly great in Timeless. The deck’s real killer card, however, is unsurprisingly Natural Order. Allowing players to cast this deck’s best and most expensive cards for cheap, this tutor is vital to winning games. Should you not be able to find a copy, however, Fierce Empath can work in a pinch.

In best-of-one, Titan Field is more than capable of rolling an unprepared opponent who can’t keep up with constant bombs. In Best-of-Three matchups, however, the deck still holds its own thanks to a sideboard splash of white. Adding in its own removal, denial, and uncounterable creatures, this deck is prepared for most situations.

1 | Mono Black Necro

Necropotence

Last but not least, nothing is beating Necropotence in Timeless right now. It’s so strong that we wrote an entire article about it, this deck is currently many players’ go-to in Timeless.

Effectively an offshoot of the Storm deck from earlier, Mono Black Necro doesn’t pin its win on a combo. Instead, the deadly duo of Necropotence and Bolas’s Citadel are used to play major threats. Speaking of threats, Orcish Bowmasters and Sheoldred, the Apocalypse are usually the main choices.

Alongside the mono-black staple threats, the main Mono Black Necro shell also boasts plenty of removal. Between Fatal Push and The Meathook Massacre this allows the deck to effectively deny aggressive decks. Thanks to the near-endless draw from Necropotence, a lack of removal is never something you have to worry about.

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