Standard Artisan – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

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Hello everyone! Today we’re going to go over Standard Artisan decklists and event details! Artisan is one of my favorite formats as it feels like an interesting mix between Constructed and Limited which gives it unique game play experiences. I’m very big on new ways to play Magic, so Artisan coming back is always welcome.

Since Standard has undergone rotation with the release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, the card pool has been reduced but we can still have variety in fun and powerful archetypes so make sure to try out a few of these lists before it goes away!

As usual, players can enter the event for free, win some free Rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) and send a proof of your participation to your local game store (LGS) to obtain a Midweek Magic Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items.

Event Details

Midweek Magic: Artisan

Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!

Today’s event is Artisan: Bring a 60-card Standard deck, but using only commons, uncommons, and basic lands. Without rares, the common folk can truly be heard!

You can receive a code for a Midweek Magic Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items when you share your results with your local game store. Find out how HERE.

*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating.

  • Duration: September 28, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to September 30, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • FormatStandard 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

  • 1 Win: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
  • 2 Wins: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)

Midweek Magic Promo Pack

In addition, you can contact your favorite local game store for a Midweek Magic code, either online or (where safe) in person, that can be redeemed for extra in-game rewards. You’ll be able to redeem up to one code every week, and each code redemption will reward you two in-game cosmetic items.


Some stores have robust online communities, and others may be forming them for the first time. If you’re already part of such a community, great! Check with them and get connected.

If you aren’t part of a local game store’s online community, or if they don’t have one set up, there are a couple ways you can get connected. One is to simply reach out to your store and ask. Another is to head to to find your local game store’s website. Many of them have set up online communities through DiscordWhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
  2. Take a screenshot of your event page
  3. Go to to find your local game store’s website
  4. Join their social media channel
  5. Share your screenshot with a nice message on their channel
  6. Your store will message you a code* through that social media channel

*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating. Limit one code per account. Sharing a screenshot with your local game store does not guarantee you will receive a code.

If you cannot find an appropriate store or just don’t want to bother with the whole process, you can buy the codes directly from trusted MTG Arena code vendors such as Gray Viking Games. For a few dollars, you can instantly obtain the code to the MTG Arena Promo Pack as well as codes from other products such as Prerelease, Planeswalker decks, Secret Lair sleeves, and more. For more information of MTG Arena codes, consult our full guide. Be sure to check them out!

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Standard Artisan Decklists (September 2021)

16 new post-rotation Standard Artisan decklists have been prepared for you for this week’s Midweek Magic: They are from our fully updated budget deck lineup! They already contain no rares or mythics, and they are designed to be competitive by nature – you can pick any of the decks below and get started to quickly grab your two wins.

We also highly encourage you to check out the full guide linked below, as each deck also has an upgrade guide should you wish to take it to another level.


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