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Alchemy Cascade – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

This week’s Midweek Magic is Cascade Alchemy! This is like normal Alchemy, but with a huge twist! The first spell you cast each turn cascades! If there was a deck you always wanted to try but couldn’t justify splurging on, this is the event for you!

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. Each player begins with a Maelstrom Nexus emblem with the text: “The first spell you cast each turn has cascade.”

Find out more details about this and upcoming Midweek Magic events HERE.

  • Duration: February 8, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST to February 10, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Cascade Alchemy
  • 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)

Maelstrom Nexus Emblem

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Maelstrom Nexus Emblem

The first spell you cast each turn has cascade. (When you cast your first spell each turn, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card whose mana value is less than this spell’s mana value. You may cast that card without paying its mana cost if the resulting spell’s mana value is less than this spell’s mana value. Then put all cards exiled this way that weren’t cast on the bottom of your library in a random order.)


Event Rewards

Please note, starting with Innistrad: Crimson Vow, the Midweek Magic promotion given out by your local game store has now phased out, and now replaced with an additional reward on the third win.

WinsReward
1 WinRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
2 WinsRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
3 WinsOne Random Cosmetic Item

Alchemy Cascade Deck Lists (February 2022)

Cascade is a really powerful key word, but does come with a drawback: Most if not all of your spells have to be proactive. If you cast a spell and hit a counter spell or something reactive, you very much run the risk of not being able to cast it, so for this event, I think Blue is mostly off the table. If you want to fully abuse the power of cascade, being fully proactive is definitely the way you want to go about this event.

Cascade Monowhite Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $55.13
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
32 rare
9 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$85.32

Since we’re talking proactive decks, it’s hard to not include Monowhite Aggro1 A fast curve with plenty of ways to pressure the opponent seems like a great way to approach the event!

Cascade Monored Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $103.34
Alchemy
best of 1
14 mythic
16 rare
11 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
Instants (11)
4
Play with Fire
$9.16
Sorceries (4)
Lands (23)
19
Mountain
$4.75
60 Cards
$139.1
7 Cards
$2.39

If you want a nice mix of aggression and interaction, Monored is a great choice. Good curve, efficient removal, and great top end.

Cascade Monogreen Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $85.64
Alchemy
best of 1
2 mythic
29 rare
8 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
2
Wrenn and Seven
$19.98
Creatures (26)
4
Tenacious Pup
$0.00
4
Kazandu Mammoth
$1.40
Instants (1)
Sorceries (4)
4
Blizzard Brawl
$1.40
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$1.40
Lands (23)
60 Cards
$92.16
7 Cards
$30.91

If you like aggro, but want to go a bit bigger, Monogreen is your best bet. Perfect mana, strong curve, and Blizzard Brawl should be a good package to beat the other aggro decks.

Cascade Monoblack Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $125.14
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
17 rare
11 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Creatures (14)
4
Eyetwitch
$1.40
4
Shambling Ghast
$2.36
Instants (8)
4
Deadly Dispute
$9.96
2
Infernal Grasp
$4.98
1
Power Word Kill
$0.39
1
Hagra Mauling
$1.99
Sorceries (4)
Enchantments (6)
Lands (24)
22
Snow-Covered Swamp
$21.78
2
Field of Ruin
$0.50
60 Cards
$186.9
7 Cards
$2.49

Aggro decks are likely going to be a big portion of this event, so why not exploit it? Monoblack Midrange is excellent at beating up on aggro decks with a bunch of removal and wrath effects.

Cascade Orzhov Clerics
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $95.18
Alchemy
best of 1
0 mythic
39 rare
6 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$125.81

Play aggro or beat aggro, why not both? Orzhov Clerics is very aggressive, but has enough large bodies that it can give the other aggro decks a really hard time.

Cascade Gruul Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $67.5
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
34 rare
8 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Snakeskin Veil
$0.50
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$1.40
Lands (24)
7
Forest
$1.75
5
Mountain
$1.25
4
Rockfall Vale
$5.96
60 Cards
$81.86

Gruul Werewolves is one of the best decks in Alchemy and it only gets better in this event! An extremely fast deck bolstered by a cascade emblem is definitely going to be great.

Cascade Rakdos Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $136.71
Alchemy
best of 1
10 mythic
35 rare
10 uncommon
5 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (8)
2
Abrade
$0.50
4
Infernal Grasp
$9.96
2
Hagra Mauling
$3.98
Sorceries (3)
Lands (23)
2
Mountain
$0.50
3
Swamp
$0.75
1
Field of Ruin
$0.25
4
Haunted Ridge
$59.96
60 Cards
$189.27
Sideboard
2
Brittle Blast
$0.00
4
Duress
$1.00
3
Check for Traps
$1.05
2
Go Blank
$1.18
15 Cards
$6.99

Like Mono Black Midrange, Rakdos Midrange is similarly excellent against the creature strategies while also being great against the other strategies that may eb present.

Cascade Simic Ramp
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $119.13
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
19 rare
24 uncommon
11 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
3
Wrenn and Seven
$29.97
Instants (8)
4
Fading Hope
$9.16
4
Divide by Zero
$1.40
Sorceries (4)
Artifacts (3)
Lands (23)
7
Forest
$1.75
4
Island
$1.00
60 Cards
$148.87
7 Cards
$2.49

For the final list of the event, you can go over everyone else in the format with Simic! Ramp quick and slam a huge bomb to decimate the opponent.

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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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