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Explorer – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

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

Hello everyone! This week’s Midweek Magic is Explorer! Play your favorite Alchemy decks in this free event to earn a few cards and a sweet cosmetic for your effort!

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 Explorer deck. Break out the latest and greatest from the lab, or maybe find a new favorite!

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

  • Duration: October 18, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to October 20, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Explorer
  • 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

Explorer Decklists (October 2022)

Since this is just regular Bo1 Explorer, the easiest way to find a deck is to look through our Tier List or deck database to find the one that speaks to you the most. I’ll link it below for your convenience. However, I’ll be sure to highlight some decks that I’m going to try out!

Bo1 Rakdos Sacrifice
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $452.75
Explorer
best of 1
0 mythic
32 rare
24 uncommon
4 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (16)
4
Unlucky Witness
$1.00
4
Mayhem Devil
$11.96
Instants (10)
4
Fatal Push
$13.96
2
Village Rites
$0.70
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.16
Sorceries (4)
Artifacts (4)
4
Witch’s Oven
$3.96
Enchantments (4)
60 Cards
$352.56
Sideboard
1 Cards
$5.99

One of my favorite decks ever, Rakdos Sacrifice is a great deck in every matchup that is particularly good against creature decks!

Bo1 Selesnya Angels
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $361.15
Explorer
best of 1
5 mythic
39 rare
4 uncommon
12 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (4)
60 Cards
$456.72

If you really want to stonewall creatures, you can’t do better than Selesnya Angels! You can grow your creatures so much that combo decks like Greasefang can’t even kill you!

Bo1 Izzet Combo
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $399.59
Explorer
best of 1
5 mythic
32 rare
4 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (2)
1
The Locust God
$4.49
Instants (21)
2
Spell Pierce
$0.50
1
Unsubstantiate
$0.35
4
Fire Prophecy
$1.00
2
Silundi Vision
$1.18
4
Prismari Command
$19.96
4
Big Score
$3.96
Sorceries (7)
3
Strangle
$0.75
Enchantments (8)
4
Shark Typhoon
$43.96
Lands (22)
2
Island
$0.50
5
Mountain
$1.25
4
Steam Vents
$79.96
60 Cards
$502.28

For my final recommendation, we’re going with my favorite deck in Explorer Bo1. Izzet Combo can stall the game effectively until you just win out of nowhere with Indomitable Creativity!

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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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