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The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Constructed – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Best Decklists

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the Midweek Magic: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Constructed event, including rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.

Hey everyone! I know you have all missed me writing these while the Midweek Magics have been ones that didn’t require deck lists. This week we are going to be rocking some The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Constructed so I have returned to hook you up with the easy routes to victory.

Don’t worry, I don’t have some elaborate opening to keep blabbering on about. Just some event info and then we’ll get to the deck lists. I didn’t forget about you budget people either, I know you don’t want to blow through a ton of wild cards just to win some rares.


Event Details

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

Bring a 60-card deck with only cards from The Lost Caverns of Ixalan and demonstrate your mastery of the new cards!

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

  • Duration: November 21st, 2023 @ 2:00 PM PST to November 23rd, 2023 @ 2:00 PM PST
  • Format: The Lost Caverns of Ixalan Constructed
  • 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

Decklists

Dinosaurs

You know I’m about that Jurassic Park life and your opponent needs to hold onto their butt when you’re coming at them hot and fast down the dino trail. You have Ixalli's Lorekeeper and Intrepid Paleontologist to ramp out your dino horde. Once Bonehoard Dracosaur and Palani's Hatcher come down, they are going to make your opponent extinct.

MWM LCI Dinosaurs
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $120.86
Standard
best of 1
3 mythic
19 rare
18 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Sorceries (4)
Lands (24)
10
Forest
$3.50
10
Mountain
$3.50
60 Cards
$144.2

Pirates

This Pirate crew is led into battle by Breeches, Eager Pillager and Captain Storm, Cosmium Raider. You basically rip off a fast start with Kitesail Larcenist, Braided Net, and Abrade clearing the way for your rowdy crew to mess the opponent’s day up.

One problem is the mana base because there isn’t an Izzet manland and you really don’t want to be playing a slow land like Promising Vein in this deck. I went with a couple of Cavern of Souls since it can help cast twenty-three cards in your deck when naming Pirates. I didn’t want to add too many because you don’t want to get your non-pirates stuck in your hand.

MWM LCI Pirates
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $31.13
Standard
best of 1
2 mythic
17 rare
11 uncommon
30 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (4)
4
Abrade
$1.40
Artifacts (7)
4
Dire Flail
$1.96
3
Braided Net
$1.47
Lands (24)
12
Island
$4.20
10
Mountain
$3.50
2
Cavern of Souls
$75.98
60 Cards
$104.24

White Aggro

I don’t need to get too in depth because you know what we’re doing here. Play creatures, turn them sideways. Sanguine Evangelist pumps up the jams while providing his own batty crew. Everyone has a great time except the person being attacked.

MWM LCI Mono White Beats
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $23.22
Standard
best of 1
0 mythic
10 rare
11 uncommon
39 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Family Reunion
$0.70
Artifacts (3)
3
Tinker’s Tote
$1.05
Enchantments (4)
4
Petrify
$1.40
Lands (22)
22
Plains
$7.70
60 Cards
$28.4

Mono Black

This is built with the expectations of playing against a lot of creature decks (as MWM tends to be). Kill everything in sight with Dead Weight, Bitter Triumph and Chupacabra Echo. Mess their hand up with Deep-Cavern Bat and Skullcap Snail. Then summon the bat god to come in on clean up duty.

MWM LCI Mono Black
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $34.57
Standard
best of 1
3 mythic
7 rare
12 uncommon
38 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (6)
4
Bitter Triumph
$3.96
Enchantments (4)
4
Dead Weight
$1.40
Lands (24)
24
Swamp
$8.40
60 Cards
$45.74

Budget White Aggro

While missing some of the key rares from the mono white beats deck, this can still pull off a descent facsimile. Go wide and catch someone who stumbled with your pumped-up team of dorks.

BUDGET MWM LCI White
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $17.06
Standard
best of 1
0 mythic
0 rare
13 uncommon
47 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Family Reunion
$0.70
Artifacts (8)
4
Tinker’s Tote
$1.40
Enchantments (4)
4
Petrify
$1.40
Lands (23)
23
Plains
$8.05
60 Cards
$21

Complete List

The below decks also include ones submitted by the community.


Wrap Up

Thanks for reading, I’ll be back tomorrow with my LCI Over and Underperformers article for limited. Until then, stay classy people!

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j2sjosh
j2sjosh

Josh is a member of the elite limited team The Draft Lab as well as the host of The Draft Lab Podcast. He was qualifying for Pro Tours, Nationals, and Worlds literally before some of you were born. After a Magic hiatus to play poker and go to medical school, he has been dominating Arena with over an 80% win percentage in Bo3 as well as making #1 rank in Mythic.

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2 Comments

    • There is so much power and value in the rares in this format that there wasn’t a good way to build a really competitive deck without them. That left the best option to be a go wide and low deck to try to steal some wins when someone stumbles. I’ve had multiple people message me saying that it worked out for them so I still think that strategy was the right call. Sorry it didn’t work out for you.

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