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Slow Start – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Best Decklists

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the Midweek Magic: Slow Start event!

This week’s Midweek Magic format is Slow Start! 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.

Event Details

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

Going first is always such a treat, but we all have to go second sometimes. To help smooth things out, in this Alchemy event the player who goes first will have their first land enter the battlefield tapped. Just take it easy for a turn!

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

  • Duration: August 8th, 2023 @ 2:00 PM PST to August 10th, 2023 @ 2:00 PM PST
  • Format: Slow Start 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)

Event Rewards

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


For this event, you can play any Alchemy deck you like, as it tries to even out the win rate difference between playing first or second. If you are just diving into this format with the impending Alchemy rotation with Wilds of Eldraine, we recommend you use our Budget Alchemy Decks to get started!

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