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Dragons & Dungeons Event Guide and Historic Singleton Decklists

Baldur’s Gate features dragons, and lots of them! The first Alchemy Horizons expansion will feature two Festival events back to back that players can participate in to win some Rulebook Showcase Card Styles, similar to what we saw in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms.

Today we’re going over the event details and the best deck lists for the Dragons & Dungeons All-Access Historic Singleton Event! This is a unique opportunity to play any deck you want since, as the title of the event says, it’s All Access! You won’t be limited by your collection here!


Event Details

Dragons & Dungeons

Look, I’m not trying to overstep, but isn’t this getting a little out of hand? Dragons overhead, adventurers breaking down the front door . . . how is an honest, hard-working dungeon master supposed to get anything done? My HOA* fees aren’t getting any cheaper!

*Hoard of Artifacts

In this Historic Singleton All Access event, be the bane of DMs everywhere: dragon with 5+ mana value are cheaper, and every second spell will venture you further into the dungeon. You can use cards that aren’t in your collection, so let your creativity run wild! As you plunder, you’ll reciev Rulebook card styles of Legendary Creatures from Alchemy Horizons: Baldurs Gate. There are 16 styles to collect!

For more details on this format, including a full list of card styles, click here.

  • Duration: July 18, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – July 28, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: All Access Historic Singleton with two Emblems
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 4 wins or 2 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Reign of Dragons Emblem

“Dragon spells you cast with mana value 5 or greater cost 1 less to cast.”

On a Quest! Emblem

“Whenever you cast your second spell each turn, venture into the dungeon.”

Banned Card List

There seems to be a ban list that looks similar to Historic Brawl, but it isn’t available on the client nor Wizards of the Coast’s official event page. We’ll update this as needed!


Event Rewards

WinsRewards
4 wins2,500 gold + 3 Rulebook Showcase Card Styles
3 wins1,500 gold + 3 Rulebook Showcase Card Styles
2 wins1,000 gold + 2 Rulebook Showcase Card Styles
1 win500 gold + 2 Rulebook Showcase Card Styles
0 wins1 Rulebook Showcase Card Styles

Rulebook Showcase Card Style Rewards

The following showcase card styles can be earned in this event. Each is equally likely, and you will always receive styles you don’t own yet until you collect them all:


Dragons & Dungeons Decklists

While the two Emblems are cool and thematic to the expansion, I feel they won’t have a huge impact on how most of the games play out. Both do have potential so I included lists that really try to leverage them, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best thing you could be doing.

D&D Mono White Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
4 mythic
21 rare
14 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

In a format as inconsistent as Singleton, having a fast, linear aggro deck like Mono White will always be a good choice.

D&D Mono Black Lurrus
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
2 mythic
18 rare
13 uncommon
27 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Companion
60 Cards
$0
7 Cards
$0

Looking to play a somewhat grindier game, Mono Black Lurrus has the tools to go fast, but also grind against any strategy.

D&D Mono Red Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
6 mythic
20 rare
8 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Like Mono White, having a cohesive and fast deck seems excellent in a format where players are going to have weaker decks.

D&D Mono Green Ramp
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
12 mythic
18 rare
4 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Sorceries (3)
1
Explore
$0.00
1
Harmonize
$0.00
Artifacts (2)
1
The Great Henge
$0.00
Enchantments (1)
Lands (23)
60 Cards
$0
Sideboard
1
Vine Mare
$0.00
1
Carnage Tyrant
$0.00
1
Platinum Angel
$0.00
1
Pelakka Wurm
$0.00
7 Cards
$0

With a heap of ramp effects and plenty of payoffs, Mono Green is a simple, but powerful strategy for this event.

D&D Boros Dragons
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
10 mythic
24 rare
7 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Looking to leverage the Dragon emblem, Boros Dragons plays a strong midrange game and can quickly end games with a deluge of Dragons!

D&D Gruul Ponza
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
6 mythic
17 rare
11 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (1)
Sorceries (13)
1
Strangle
$0.00
1
Explore
$0.00
1
Into the North
$0.00
1
Stone Rain
$0.00
1
Creeping Mold
$0.00
1
Demolish
$0.00
1
Tectonic Rift
$0.00
1
Seismic Shift
$0.00
1
Rubble Reading
$0.00
1
Primal Command
$0.00
Enchantments (3)
60 Cards
$0

Sometimes being a jerk is fun, and with Gruul Ponza, you can look to deny the opponent from ever casting their best spells!

D&D Orzhov Venture
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
7 mythic
27 rare
11 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Taking advantage of the Venture emblem to turbo charge the game plan, Orzhov is a nice blend between aggro and midrange that will have game against any sort of strategy.

D&D Simic Scapeshift
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
7 mythic
18 rare
11 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (4)
1
Growth Spiral
$0.00
1
Eureka Moment
$0.00
Sorceries (11)
1
Explore
$0.00
1
Into the North
$0.00
1
Cultivate
$0.00
1
Scapeshift
$0.00
1
Migration Path
$0.00
1
Hour of Promise
$0.00
1
Spring // Mind
$0.00
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (1)
60 Cards
$0

Playing as a half ramp/half combo deck, Simic Scapeshift is going to play a fair game plan most of the time and then randomly win out of nowhere with mill!

D&D Jeskai Control
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
5 mythic
43 rare
6 uncommon
6 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (4)
1
Fae of Wishes
$0.00
1
Geistchanneler
$0.00
1
Dream Trawler
$0.00
Instants (15)
1
Lightning Helix
$0.00
1
Censor
$0.00
1
Justice Strike
$0.00
1
Dovin’s Veto
$0.00
1
Undersimplify
$0.00
1
Absorb
$0.00
1
Supreme Will
$0.00
1
Ionize
$0.00
1
Magma Opus
$0.00
Sorceries (8)
1
Divine Purge
$0.00
1
Wrath of God
$0.00
1
Day of Judgment
$0.00
1
Fumigate
$0.00
1
Cleansing Nova
$0.00
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (1)
60 Cards
$0
7 Cards
$0

With a litany of great interactive options, Jeskai Control will put the beat down on any creature strategy while still having game against the rest of the format.

D&D Sultai Gyruda
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
9 mythic
34 rare
8 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Companion
Instants (1)
1
Growth Spiral
$0.00
Sorceries (1)
1
Explore
$0.00
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (1)
Lands (24)
3
Forest
$0.00
1
Island
$0.00
1
Swamp
$0.00
1
Blooming Marsh
$0.00
1
Shipwreck Marsh
$0.00
1
Deathcap Glade
$0.00
1
Breeding Pool
$0.00
1
Watery Grave
$0.00
1
Fetid Pools
$0.00
1
Overgrown Tomb
$0.00
1
Zagoth Triome
$0.00
60 Cards
$0
Sideboard
1 Cards
$0

While this event naturally increases inconsistency, Sultai Gyruda remains as consistent as ever as the ramp into Gyruda game plan is a strong and inevitable one!

D&D Sultai Ultimatum
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
8 mythic
32 rare
11 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (6)
1
Cast Down
$0.00
1
Doom Blade
$0.00
1
Growth Spiral
$0.00
1
Power Word Kill
$0.00
1
Deathsprout
$0.00
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (5)
1
Omniscience
$0.00
60 Cards
$0
7 Cards
$0

While relying on drawing one card to win is weird for a Singleton event, Sultai Ultimatum plays a strong and fair game plan otherwise and has a multitude of ways to find it’s titular card to win on the spot!

D&D Gruul Aggro
by MTG Arena Zone
Historic
best of 1
14 mythic
24 rare
7 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Built by Metallix87, this aggro deck looks to curve out and stomp your opponents, also making use of the event’s Emblems with cheap spells and dragons.


My Top Picks

I believe all of these decks are quite good and can get you the requisite wins, but if I’m ranking my top 5, here’s what I would pick.

  1. Sultai Gyruda
  2. Sultai Ultimatum
  3. Mono Green Ramp
  4. Mono White Aggro
  5. Mono Red Aggro

While I would love to play the cooler decks, I thik the mono colored efficient decks are the most likely to be the best options for this event.

Thank you for reading and best of luck!


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