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Decathlon Event 10: On the Edge Decklists and Event Guide

Decathlon Event 10 features On the Edge, using only cards from the last three Standard expansions! Here we have best decks and the 7 win decks from the community in our guide.

Hey everyone! We’re entering the fifth and final leg of the Decathlon where we will be looking towards the future with the On The Edge event, a format where you can build decks with only cards from the latest three Standard expansions!


Event Details

Bring a 60-card deck with cards from Streets of New CapennaDominaria United, and The Brothers’ War sets only!

  • Duration: January 13, 2023 @ 8:00 AM PST to January 16, 2023 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: On the Edge
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 3 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Rewards

WinsReward
7 wins4,000 Gold + Decathlon token
5-6 wins3 packs
3–4 wins2 packs
1-2 wins1 pack
0 winsNo rewards
Entry RewardBronze Sundering Titan Sleeve
Bronze [card name=
Arena Decathlete Sleeve

Pack Rewards

Packs awarded during Decathlon events can be from sets legal in Standard and Historic.

  • Standard main set: 40%
  • Non-Standard main set pack: 40%
  • Alchemy set – 10%
  • Mythic pack: 10%

You can enter the Decathlon events as many times as you want, but you can only get one decathlon token from each event. You also need to get three different tokens to be able to enter the finals so make plans to play other events if you want to get your hands on some of those sweet finals prizes.


The Best On the Edge Decks

Soldiers

Mono White Soldiers
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $60.84
Standard
Tribal
best of 1
4 mythic
20 rare
16 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Sorceries (4)
4
Lay Down Arms
$1.16
Enchantments (2)
2
In the Trenches
$2.98
Lands (24)
20
Plains
$5.00
60 Cards
$77.12
Azorius Soldiers
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $71.39
Standard
Tribal
best of 1
5 mythic
29 rare
12 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Enchantments (3)
3
In the Trenches
$4.47
Lands (24)
4
Island
$1.00
10
Plains
$2.50
4
Adarkar Wastes
$17.96
60 Cards
$95.34

The first and most obvious choices for this event has to be Soldiers. Considering you keep nearly all of your cards from the Standard version and it’s an excellent proactive deck, this is going to be the most popular deck in the format and the format’s level one. The contention with picking Soldiers, though, is whether or not you want to go Mono White or Azorius. While Azorius gets to play exclusively Soldiers, it has no removal and less consistent mana. Mono White doesn’t get to play only Soldiers and loses out on two pretty good ones, but you get better mana and removal with Lay Down Arms. So which is better?

I think it’s really close, but personally, I would probably opt for Azorius. Just playing the strongest cards possible seems like a good strategy, and even if you don’t have removal, just being completely proactive is a pretty solid place to be.

Mono Blue Tempo

Mono Blue Tempo
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $29.26
Standard
Tempo
best of 1
0 mythic
4 rare
9 uncommon
47 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (8)
4
Haughty Djinn
$13.96
4
Tolarian Terror
$3.16
Instants (30)
4
Rona’s Vortex
$1.00
4
Impulse
$1.00
2
Negate
$0.50
4
Essence Scatter
$1.00
4
Curate
$1.00
4
Make Disappear
$2.76
Lands (22)
22
Island
$5.50
60 Cards
$39.5

If you’re looking to interact heavily throughout your games, Mono Blue Tempo seems like a strong choice. It isn’t necessarily strong against the aggressive decks, but it isn’t bad against them either. Furthermore, if you happen to face any deck that’s slower, this is a pretty excellent option.

Mono Black Aggro

Mono Black Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $374.64
Standard
Aggro
best of 1
13 mythic
14 rare
11 uncommon
22 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (8)
4
Cut Down
$3.96
Lands (24)
22
Swamp
$5.50
60 Cards
$487.1

For an aggressive deck that’s more interactive and goes a bit bigger, Mono Black looks to be a great choice! The real advantage of playing this is having access to good removal and Sheoldred, so this seems like a good answer to all the Soldiers decks you’d be likely to face.

Izzet Artifacts

Izzet Artifacts
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $133.28
Standard
Artifacts
best of 1
7 mythic
22 rare
4 uncommon
27 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (11)
4
Thran Spider
$1.40
Instants (14)
1
Negate
$0.25
2
Essence Scatter
$0.50
3
Make Disappear
$2.07
4
Stern Lesson
$1.00
Sorceries (4)
Artifacts (4)
Lands (27)
8
Island
$2.00
9
Mountain
$2.25
4
Shivan Reef
$3.96
2
Hall of Tagsin
$0.70
60 Cards
$190.94

For my final recommendation in this event, we have Izzet Artifacts as the go big deck. While you’re likely to face a lot of aggressive decks, with the proper main deck set up, you should be well suited to beat them, and with your bombs, you can beat the rest of the format!


7 Win Decklists

We will also be posting some original 7 Win decklists from the community as usual as the event progresses. You can share them via our Deck Builder or Twitter!

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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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3 Comments

  1. For the monoblack, the arena tells me that the “go for the throat”, the Gix, the fleshgorger and the foundry are not legal for the OTE format.
    What am I doing wrong?

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