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Alchemy Artisan – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the Midweek Magic: Alchemy Artisan event, including rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.

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.


Event Details

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
  • FormatAlchemy 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)

Event Rewards

WinsReward
1 WinRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
2 WinsRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
3 WinsOne 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You can also check out our Standard Artisan deck section for more inspiration (though they are a bit outdated since the last time we had the event was November 2021 after Innistrad: Crimson Vow).

Mono White Aggro – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
32 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (6)
2
Valorous Stance
$0.50
4
Kabira Takedown
$1.00
Sorceries (3)
3
Patch Up
$0.75
Artifacts (3)
Lands (20)
20
Plains
$5.00
60 Cards
$15
7 Cards
$1.75

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.

Mono Black Zombies – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
26 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (24)
4
Dungeon Crawler
$1.00
4
Shambling Ghast
$3.16
4
Fell Stinger
$1.40
Instants (8)
1
Malakir Rebirth
$3.99
3
Power Word Kill
$0.75
2
Painful Bond
$0.00
Sorceries (2)
Enchantments (4)
Lands (22)
22
Swamp
$5.50
60 Cards
$18.88

Between a good curve, good removal, and creature synergies, Mono Black Zombies is a great deck in Artisan.

Mono Black Midrange – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
26 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (24)
4
Eyetwitch
$1.00
2
Shambling Ghast
$1.58
2
Dockside Chef
$0.98
4
Circuit Mender
$1.00
4
Fell Stinger
$1.40
Instants (12)
2
Malakir Rebirth
$7.98
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
4
Power Word Kill
$1.00
2
Painful Bond
$0.00
Enchantments (4)
4
Dogged Pursuit
$1.00
Lands (20)
20
Swamp
$5.00
60 Cards
$31.9
7 Cards
$1.75

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.

Mono Red Burn – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
32 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (16)
4
Flame Channeler
$1.00
4
Hulking Bugbear
$1.00
Instants (10)
2
Shock
$0.50
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
Sorceries (11)
4
Roil Eruption
$1.00
Enchantments (4)
Lands (19)
19
Mountain
$4.75
60 Cards
$24.74
7 Cards
$1.75

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!

Mono Red Bombardment – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
32 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
2
Rabbit Battery
$0.98
2
Unlucky Witness
$0.50
4
Hall Monitor
$1.00
Instants (4)
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
Sorceries (8)
Enchantments (8)
Lands (20)
20
Mountain
$5.00
60 Cards
$27.16
7 Cards
$1.75

If you want the power of Mono Red, but with additional synergies, Mono Red Bombardment can be the perfect for for you.

Mono Green Stompy – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
18 uncommon
42 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (32)
4
Tenacious Pup
$0.00
4
Civic Gardener
$1.00
4
Jewel Thief
$1.00
2
Spore Crawler
$0.50
4
Boreal Outrider
$1.00
4
Owlbear
$1.00
Instants (2)
2
Snakeskin Veil
$0.50
Sorceries (4)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
Lands (22)
60 Cards
$42.64

Looking to curve out as fast as possible, Mono Green Aggro has cheap, high powered creatures to kill the opponent ASAP.

Azorius Midrange – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
22 uncommon
38 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Kabira Takedown
$0.50
Enchantments (8)
Lands (22)
9
Island
$2.25
9
Plains
$2.25
4
Tranquil Cove
$1.00
60 Cards
$14
7 Cards
$1.75

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!

Boros Artifact Aggro – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
24 uncommon
36 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
4
Iron Apprentice
$1.00
4
Rabbit Battery
$1.96
2
Goldhound
$0.50
4
Ingenious Smith
$2.76
Instants (4)
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
Lands (22)
9
Mountain
$2.25
9
Plains
$2.25
60 Cards
$33.8

Speaking of synergistic aggro decks, Boros Artifact Aggro is fast, punishing, and is really strong between Patchwork Automaton and Ingenious Smith gorwing to ridiculous proportions.

Boros Warriors – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
38 uncommon
22 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (6)
4
Play with Fire
$9.16
2
Valorous Stance
$0.50
Lands (22)
11
Mountain
$2.75
9
Plains
$2.25
60 Cards
$22.12

Utilizing the recently buffed Warrior cards, Boros Warriors was already a solid option that’s now even better!

Dimir Control – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
25 uncommon
35 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (7)
Instants (26)
2
Flunk
$0.50
4
Power Word Kill
$1.00
Sorceries (2)
Lands (25)
4
Ice Tunnel
$1.96
60 Cards
$48.59
7 Cards
$1.75

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.

Dimir Ninjas – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
2 rare
24 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (24)
4
Eyetwitch
$1.00
Instants (14)
2
Spell Pierce
$0.50
4
Power Word Kill
$1.00
4
Make Disappear
$1.00
Lands (22)
11
Island
$2.75
9
Swamp
$2.25
60 Cards
$15
7 Cards
$1.75

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!

Gruul Aggro – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
32 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
1
Rabbit Battery
$0.49
4
Tenacious Pup
$0.00
4
Jewel Thief
$1.00
4
Boreal Outrider
$1.00
Instants (6)
4
Kami’s Flare
$1.00
Sorceries (4)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
Enchantments (10)
Lands (20)
4
Highland Forest
$1.96
60 Cards
$32.06

Between the individually powerful cards and the synergies gained from Modify, Gruul Aggro looks to be a very strong option against any deck.

Izzet Tempo – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
28 uncommon
32 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
4
A-Symmetry Sage
$0.00
4
Flame Channeler
$1.00
4
Umara Mystic
$1.00
Instants (12)
4
Consider
$11.96
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
4
Frost Bite
$1.00
Sorceries (8)
2
Strangle
$0.50
Lands (20)
2
Volatile Fjord
$1.98
60 Cards
$89.52

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!

Orzhov Sacrifice – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
31 uncommon
29 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (28)
4
Eyetwitch
$1.00
4
Shambling Ghast
$3.16
4
Fell Stinger
$1.40
Instants (1)
1
Kabira Takedown
$0.25
Sorceries (4)
Enchantments (6)
4
Warlock Class
$1.00
Lands (21)
5
Plains
$1.25
12
Swamp
$3.00
4
Scoured Barrens
$1.00
60 Cards
$15.56
7 Cards
$1.75

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 – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
19 uncommon
41 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (16)
4
Shambling Ghast
$3.16
Instants (10)
2
Malakir Rebirth
$7.98
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
Sorceries (1)
1
Fatal Grudge
$0.25
Artifacts (13)
1
Blood Fountain
$0.49
4
Oni-Cult Anvil
$1.00
Lands (20)
8
Mountain
$2.00
8
Swamp
$2.00
4
Bloodfell Caves
$1.00
60 Cards
$35

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!

Rakdos Sacrifice – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
30 uncommon
30 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (26)
4
Eyetwitch
$1.00
4
Unlucky Witness
$1.00
4
Body Dropper
$1.00
4
Fell Stinger
$1.40
Instants (6)
2
Malakir Rebirth
$7.98
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
Sorceries (4)
4
Fatal Grudge
$1.00
Enchantments (4)
4
Warlock Class
$1.00
Lands (20)
8
Mountain
$2.00
8
Swamp
$2.00
4
Bloodfell Caves
$1.00
60 Cards
$30.34
7 Cards
$2.49

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.

Selesnya Enchantments – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
32 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
Lands (22)
8
Forest
$2.00
10
Plains
$2.50
60 Cards
$20.92

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.

Selesnya Life Gain – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
31 uncommon
29 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Enchantments (2)
Lands (23)
6
Forest
$1.50
11
Plains
$2.75
60 Cards
$26.12

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.

Selesnya Magecraft – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
24 uncommon
36 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (18)
2
Tenacious Pup
$0.00
4
Clarion Spirit
$1.00
Instants (12)
4
Snakeskin Veil
$1.00
4
Charge Through
$1.00
2
Wild Shape
$0.50
Sorceries (10)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.00
4
Guiding Voice
$1.00
Lands (20)
4
Arctic Treeline
$3.96
60 Cards
$30.28
7 Cards
$1.75

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!

Simic Ramp – Alchemy Artisan
by DoggertQBones
Artisan
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
25 uncommon
35 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (21)
4
Owlbear
$1.00
2
Greater Tanuki
$0.50
2
Bookwurm
$0.50
Instants (4)
Sorceries (4)
Enchantments (8)
Lands (23)
11
Forest
$2.75
8
Island
$2.00
4
Thornwood Falls
$1.00
60 Cards
$15.32
7 Cards
$1.75

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!


Decklists in this Article

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