This week’s Midweek Magic is Alchemy Artisan! This is a format where Rares and Mythics aren’t allowed which allows for interesting deck building and (fun fact) is my favorite format on Arena!
Players can enter the event for free, win some free Rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) and a random cosmetic item on the third win. Below is everything you need to know about the event as well as the list of decks you can use for this event.
Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!
Bring a 60-card Alchemy deck, but using only commons, uncommons, and basic lands. Without rares, the common folk can truly be heard!
Find out more details about this and upcoming Midweek Magic events HERE.
- Duration: May 17, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST to May 19, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST
- Format: Alchemy Artisan
- Entry Fee: Free
- Ends After: You can play as much as you like for the duration of the event.
- Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)
|1 Win||Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)|
|2 Wins||Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)|
|3 Wins||One Random Cosmetic Item|
Alchemy Artisan Decklists (May 2022)
We have 20 fresh, brand new Alchemy Artisan decks that feature some the most powerful common and uncommon cards for use to choose from!
You can also check out our Standard Artisan deck section for more inspiration (though they are a bit outdated since the last time we had the event was November 2021 after Innistrad: Crimson Vow).
If you’re unsure what direction to take, Monowhite is always a great option. With a brutal curve, you can easily get under any opponent.
Between a good curve, good removal, and creature synergies, Mono Black Zombies is a great deck in Artisan.
If Artisan is one of my favorite formats, Monoblack Midrange is one of my favorite decks in the format! Slowly grind out the opponent with drain enchantments and card advantage.
Burn is one of my favorite archetypes in all of Magic as you have great creatures, great interaction, and great reach in one neat package!
If you want the power of Mono Red, but with additional synergies, Mono Red Bombardment can be the perfect for for you.
Looking to curve out as fast as possible, Mono Green Aggro has cheap, high powered creatures to kill the opponent ASAP.
Do you like drawing cards? Of course you do! With Azorius, every single creature will draw you a card so you’ll always have something to cast!
Utilizing the recently buffed Warrior cards, Boros Warriors was already a solid option that’s now even better!
Don’t worry Control mages, there’s a deck for you. With all interaction and the unstoppable win condition of Narfi, Betrayer King, you have a powerful interactive deck available to you.
Now for my tempo oriented players, Dimir Ninjas is a fun take on the archetype as you get to make a lot of decisions play a bunch of sweet cards!
Between the individually powerful cards and the synergies gained from Modify, Gruul Aggro looks to be a very strong option against any deck.
What may be the strongest deck for this event, Izzet Tempo is pure efficiency and gets access to the buffed Symmetry Sage which tore through Historic not too long ago!
Between a pile of value creatures and sacrifice synergies, Orzhov Sacrifice is amazing at refueling its hand, interacting with the opponent, and grinding them out.
Rakdos Anvil is one of the strongest decks in regular Standard and Alchemy, but even in Artisan you get to keep the major components which make it so powerful!
If you want a different flavor of Rakdos, Rakdos Sacrifice is the more classic version packed to the brim with value creatures and great synergies.
Somewhat similar to Rakdos Anvil, Selesnya Enchantments keeps most of it’s power cards in Artisan easily making this one of the top decks of the format.
A favorite from Historic Artisan, Selesnya Lifegain is powerful and excellent against the litany of creature decks you’ll be likely to find in the event.
One of my favorite Standard strategies, Selesnya Magecraft is a fast and hard to interact with aggro deck that’s both strong and a blast to play!
For the final list of the article, Simic Ramp has excellent ramp options in Alchemy and then you get rewarded by playing the extremely versatile channel creatures at the top end!