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Neon Arcade Event Guide and Decklists

Alchemy All Access - Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

For the next few weeks, you’ll be able to win a bunch of new card styles in the Neon Arcade Event! This event is Alchemy Singleton, but with a twist! You have a High Score emblem that every time you cast a spell that’s more expensive than the number of charge counters on your emblem, you get Treasure to make up the difference! This will allow decks to hit their curve faster and reward those builders who have a well balanced curve!


Event Details

A Kamigawa cityscape with buildings trimmed in neon lights

The Neon Arcade is the hottest spot for the best players in the city. Are you a whiz at pinball? A fighting-game master? A hero of jukebox dance-offs? No matter your play style, this is where you can turn that skill into ultimate gaming glory. So, drop in your coin, rack up all the points you can, and shoot for the stars!

  • Duration: March 4, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST to March 18, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with High Score Emblem
  • 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)

High Score Emblem

Whenever you cast a spell, if its mana value is greater than the number of charge counters on High Score Emblem, put a number of charge counters on High Score Emblem equal to the difference and create a Treasure token. This ability triggers only once each turn.


Event Rewards

WinsRewards
4 wins2,500 gold + 3 Showcase Soft Glow Card Styles
3 wins1,500 gold + 3 Showcase Soft Glow Card Styles
2 wins1,000 gold + 2 Showcase Soft Glow Card Styles
1 win500 gold + 2 Showcase Soft Glow Card Styles
0 win1 Showcase Soft Glow Card Style

Showcase Soft Glow Card Style Rewards

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


Neon Arcade Alchemy Singleton Decklists (March 2022)

Neon Arcade Mono White Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $58.14
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
23 rare
9 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$87.26
7 Cards
$3.23

Players going for the High Score may be looking to go big, and if they are, we go under! Mono White is always a great option for nearly any event as it’s fast, punishing, and can get you your wins quickly.

Neon Arcade Mono Blue Tempo
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $54.65
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
15 rare
9 uncommon
30 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (18)
1
Unsummon
$0.35
1
Syncopate
$0.35
1
Consider
$1.29
1
Fading Hope
$1.29
1
Wash Away
$0.79
1
Negate
$0.35
1
Into the Roil
$0.35
1
Essence Capture
$0.35
1
Reject
$0.35
1
Saw It Coming
$0.59
1
Absorb Energy
$0.00
1
Graven Lore
$0.49
Sorceries (2)
Artifacts (1)
1
The Celestus
$1.79
Enchantments (2)
1
Bubble Snare
$0.35
60 Cards
$96.55
7 Cards
$3.23

It’s not often you get to play Mono Blue, but with the amount of cheap interaction and solid threats you have, this seems like a solid time to bring it!

Neon Arcade Mono Black Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $81.33
Alchemy
best of 1
8 mythic
19 rare
10 uncommon
23 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
1
Professor Onyx
$9.99
Instants (9)
1
Flunk
$0.35
1
Deadly Dispute
$3.49
1
Power Word Kill
$0.39
1
Infernal Grasp
$2.99
1
Sap Vitality
$0.00
1
Soul Shatter
$2.29
1
Hagra Mauling
$1.29
Sorceries (4)
1
Invoke Despair
$0.49
Artifacts (2)
Enchantments (2)
60 Cards
$115.58
7 Cards
$3.23

If you want to have balanced matchups and a solid strategy, Mono Black is your go to. With a solid curve, plenty of early plays, and a good late game, this should be a solid choice for the event.

Neon Arcade Mono Red Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $52.45
Alchemy
best of 1
11 mythic
14 rare
11 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Like Mono White Aggro, it’s easy to get under the clunky decks with Mono Red! Get on board fast, hit them hard, kill them before they get to their expensive spells!

Neon Arcade Mono Green Stompy
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $77.99
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
26 rare
4 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
1
Wrenn and Seven
$6.99
Instants (3)
1
Snakeskin Veil
$0.35
Sorceries (3)
1
Blizzard Brawl
$0.35
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (2)
1
Ranger Class
$0.59
Lands (25)
60 Cards
$113.17
7 Cards
$3.23

Every once in awhile you can play all the mono colored decks in an event and this is one of them! Mono Green has a really solid curve that can be punishing, but has a better late game than Mono Red or Mono White if you want a bit more insurance against the slow decks.

Neon Arcade Boros Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $78.7
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
27 rare
9 uncommon
17 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$106.7
7 Cards
$3.23

If you want the power and speed of both Mono White and Mono Red, why not just play both! Boros Aggro has the best offerings of each color as well as some powerful multicolor options at the small tradeoff of less consistent mana.

Neon Arcade Gruul Werewolves
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $92.77
Alchemy
best of 1
9 mythic
24 rare
7 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$126.47
7 Cards
$3.09

Gruul Werewolves is already one of the best decks in Alchemy so why not play it here? Great curve, powerful threats, and strong synergies are always a strong choice for any event.

Neon Arcade Orzhov Midrange
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $100.59
Alchemy
best of 1
8 mythic
22 rare
10 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$148.05
7 Cards
$3.23

If you like the play style of Mono Black midrange, but want something with more oomph, Orzhov has you covered. With better removal spells and grindy tools, Orzhov is this format’s premiere anti-creature deck while still having game against the rest of the format.

Neon Arcade Azorius Control
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $96.43
Alchemy
best of 1
6 mythic
21 rare
12 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
1
Niko Aris
$0.99
Instants (14)
1
Syncopate
$0.35
1
Wash Away
$0.79
1
Negate
$0.35
1
Reject
$0.35
1
Fateful Absence
$0.69
1
Saw It Coming
$0.59
1
Absorb Energy
$0.00
1
Memory Deluge
$0.79
1
Kindred Denial
$0.00
Sorceries (7)
1
Sunset Revelry
$0.35
1
Divine Purge
$0.00
1
Doomskar
$0.99
1
Farewell
$8.99
1
Emeria’s Call
$8.49
Artifacts (2)
Enchantments (2)
1
Borrowed Time
$0.35
60 Cards
$119.71
7 Cards
$3.23

If you like classic Control strategies, it’s hard to go wrong with Azorius! With plenty of counterspells, wraths, and cheaper interaction, Azorius can be strong against fast and slow decks alike!

Neon Arcade Izzet Control
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $69.33
Alchemy
best of 1
4 mythic
20 rare
11 uncommon
25 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$100.87
7 Cards
$3.23

My personal choice for this event and the archetype I used back in the Decathlon event, Izzet is a great control option that plays enough power cards to outmuscle the slower decks of the format.

Neon Arcade Dimir Control
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $66.1
Alchemy
best of 1
5 mythic
21 rare
12 uncommon
22 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
1
Kaito Shizuki
$3.49
Instants (19)
1
Syncopate
$0.35
1
Wash Away
$0.79
1
Fading Hope
$1.29
1
Flunk
$0.35
1
Power Word Kill
$0.39
1
Infernal Grasp
$2.99
1
Siphon Insight
$0.79
1
Saw It Coming
$0.59
1
Soul Shatter
$2.29
1
Absorb Energy
$0.00
1
Hagra Mauling
$1.29
1
Memory Deluge
$0.79
1
Graven Lore
$0.49
Sorceries (4)
1
Crippling Fear
$0.59
Artifacts (2)
60 Cards
$102.8
7 Cards
$3.37

If you want a classic control deck, but want cheaper interaction, Dimir is a great option. You lose the wraths from Azorius, but having a good answer at every point in the curve should not be underestimated.

Neon Arcade Simic Ramp
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $113.09
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
18 rare
11 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$141.52
7 Cards
$8.79

For the final deck of the list, we have the biggest archetype in the format! Simic Ramp has a lot of ways to get ahead on mana, and if you do, you can very easily overpower the other archetypes by playing bomb after bomb!


End Step

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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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