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Artisan – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

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

Hello everyone! This week’s Midweek Magic is Artisan! This is one of my favorite formats on Arena as you get to play very powerful decks that only utilize commons and uncommons! This creates a huge diversity in deck selection and a super vibrant metagame.

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: September 13, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to September 15, 2021 @ 11:00 AM PST
  • Format: 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

Artisan Decklists (September 2022)

Artisan Mono White
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $100.64
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
30 uncommon
30 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (6)
2
Valorous Stance
$0.50
Artifacts (4)
Lands (22)
22
Plains
$5.50
60 Cards
$12

If you’re looking to get scrappy, you know Mono White has your back! With a great curve and surprisingly efficient removal, Mono White is a great deck to quickly churn out wins.

Artisan Mono Black Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $71
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
22 uncommon
38 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (24)
4
Cult Conscript
$1.00
4
Phyrexian Rager
$1.00
4
Fell Stinger
$1.96
Instants (8)
4
Cut Down
$7.16
4
Infernal Grasp
$5.16
Enchantments (6)
Lands (22)
22
Swamp
$5.50
60 Cards
$25.28

If you like aggressive decks with a good mix of threats and interaction, you can’t do any better than Mono Black!

Artisan Mono Black Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $69.03
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
18 uncommon
42 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (28)
4
Shambling Ghast
$2.36
4
Phyrexian Rager
$1.00
4
Fell Stinger
$1.96
Instants (10)
3
Cut Down
$5.37
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.16
3
Infernal Grasp
$3.87
Lands (22)
22
Swamp
$5.50
60 Cards
$33.22

Looking to be a much more grindy deck, Mono Black Midrange is writhe with creatures that can accrue value when killed or sacrificed to our many sacrifice outlets!

Artisan Mono Red Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $75
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
28 uncommon
32 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (20)
4
Phoenix Chick
$2.36
4
Big Spender
$0.00
2
Twinshot Sniper
$0.50
Instants (8)
4
Play with Fire
$11.16
Sorceries (6)
4
Traumatic Prank
$0.00
Enchantments (4)
Lands (22)
22
Mountain
$5.50
60 Cards
$26.4

An analog to one of Alchemy’s current best decks, Mono Red Aggro has the highest cheap threat quality out of all the aggressive options on top of having excellent spells.

Artisan Mono Green Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $69.29
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
20 uncommon
40 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
4
Spore Crawler
$1.00
Instants (5)
4
Tail Swipe
$1.00
Lands (23)
23
Forest
$5.75
60 Cards
$17.3

Looking to outsize the other aggressive decks, Mono Green looks to win through aggression and threat quality rather than just curve.

Artisan Boros Artifacts
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $67.05
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
27 uncommon
33 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (15)
4
Iron Apprentice
$1.00
4
Rabbit Battery
$3.16
Instants (4)
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
Artifacts (12)
4
Portable Hole
$17.96
Enchantments (8)
Lands (21)
9
Mountain
$2.25
8
Plains
$2.00
60 Cards
$38.84

Utilizing as many synergistic options as possible, Boros Artifact Aggro has a great curve on top of cards that are super charged by playing all artifacts.

Artisan Gruul Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $68.6
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
32 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (22)
4
Tenacious Pup
$0.00
4
Big Spender
$0.00
2
Jewel Thief
$0.50
Instants (8)
4
Play with Fire
$11.16
Sorceries (4)
4
Traumatic Prank
$0.00
Enchantments (4)
Lands (22)
10
Forest
$2.50
10
Mountain
$2.50
60 Cards
$21.76

Combining the best threats from Green and Red, what you give up on consistency you gain in raw deck power!

Artisan Izzet Delver
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $88.46
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
3 rare
20 uncommon
37 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (25)
3
Spell Pierce
$0.75
4
Consider
$9.96
4
Play with Fire
$11.16
4
Shore Up
$1.00
4
Make Disappear
$1.00
Lands (19)
9
Island
$2.25
8
Mountain
$2.00
60 Cards
$39.24

Playing a bevy of cheap threats and interaction, Izzet Delver has the means to both control the board and kill the opponent quickly.

Artisan Orzhov Sacrifice
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $65.2
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
26 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (4)
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.16
Sorceries (4)
Lands (21)
7
Plains
$1.75
10
Swamp
$2.50
4
Scoured Barrens
$1.00
60 Cards
$24.79

Looking to leverage sacrifice synergies as much as possible, Orzhov has a host of great creatures to sacrifice and the most payoffs you can get in Alchemy.

Artisan Rakdos Anvil
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $50.96
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
18 uncommon
42 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (16)
2
Unlucky Witness
$0.50
4
Shambling Ghast
$2.36
Instants (10)
4
Voltage Surge
$1.00
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.16
2
Infernal Grasp
$2.58
Artifacts (14)
2
Blood Fountain
$0.98
4
Oni-Cult Anvil
$1.00
Lands (20)
8
Mountain
$2.00
8
Swamp
$2.00
4
Tramway Station
$1.00
60 Cards
$31.24

A different flavor of Sacrifice, rather than going all in on the creature plan, this deck uses the incredible power of Oni-Cult Anvil to grind out the opponent.

Artisan Selesnya Enchantments
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $73.16
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
26 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (18)
2
Fang of Shigeki
$0.50
Lands (22)
8
Forest
$2.00
10
Plains
$2.50
60 Cards
$18.84

Functionally a Kamigawa block deck, Selesnya Enchantments is an aggro deck that looks to outpace the other aggressive decks with the size of the threats and copious interaction.

Artisan Selesnya Lifegain
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $76.62
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
26 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Lands (22)
7
Forest
$1.75
11
Plains
$2.75
60 Cards
$26.02

A favorite from Historic Artisan, Selesnya Lifegain is yet another aggressive deck looking to tackle the other aggro decks by scaling your creatures out of reach of removal and padding your life total to make racing a nightmare.


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Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on
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