On The Edge – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists – December 2021

Jacob Hauken, Inspector Art by Aurore Folny
Jacob Hauken, Inspector Art by Aurore Folny

This week’s Midweek Magic is On the Edge, where 3 of the 6 Standard legal sets are removed to challenge our deck building ability and creativity! 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 deck using only cards from the three most recent Standard sets: Adventures in the Forgotten RealmsInnistrad: Midnight Hunt, and Innistrad: Crimson Vow.

The event has been postponed due to issues with matchmaking – it should be back live after maintenance. Click here for details.

  • Duration: December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 PM PST to December 3, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST*
  • Format: On the Edge
  • 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

Please note, starting with Innistrad: Crimson Vow, the Midweek Magic promotion given out by your local game store has now phased out, and now replaced with an additional reward on the third win.

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

On the Edge Decklists (December 2021)

Check out all 12 of our On the Edge decks, find what you like, and grab those wins you need! You can find the complete list at the end.

On the Edge Budget Monoblack Sacrifice
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
0 mythic
22 rare
20 uncommon
18 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (24)
4
Shambling Ghast
$3.16
4
Fell Stinger
$1.00
Instants (10)
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.16
4
Power Word Kill
$1.40
2
Hero's Downfall
$0.70
Artifacts (2)
2
Blood Fountain
$0.50
Enchantments (4)
4
Warlock Class
$1.00
Lands (20)
20
Swamp
$5.00
60 Cards
$27.92

If you’re trying to clear this event without clearing your wildcards, you can use my favorite Artisan deck, Monoblack Sacrifice. It has plenty of cheap plays, card draw, and interaction to give you a chance against any list!

On the Edge Monowhite Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
4 mythic
43 rare
13 uncommon
0 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Valorous Stance
$0.50
Enchantments (1)
Lands (23)
19
Plains
$4.75
60 Cards
$117.72

Monowhite is always going to be a great option for these events, but for this one in particular, we lose very little for the normal Standard deck!

On the Edge Monoblue Tempo
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
7 mythic
29 rare
16 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (20)
4
Syncopate
$1.00
4
Consider
$9.16
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
4
Wash Away
$5.96
Lands (22)
18
Island
$4.50
60 Cards
$133.38

If you want to play something spicier, Monoblue Tempo has this cool game plan that can seriously mess up any deck in the event.

On The Edge Monoblack Zombies
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
7 mythic
39 rare
10 uncommon
4 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
Instants (8)
4
Power Word Kill
$1.40
Lands (23)
19
Swamp
$4.75
60 Cards
$173.78

Generally I like playing Monoblack Midrange, but Zombies is looking too good to ignore with all the new payoffs from Crimson Vow.

On the Edge Monored Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
12 mythic
32 rare
8 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (5)
Instants (8)
4
Play with Fire
$1.16
4
Dragon’s Fire
$1.00
Lands (24)
20
Mountain
$5.00
60 Cards
$253.62

Generally Monored gets outpaced by its White and Green counterparts, but this iteration of it is looking very powerful so I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s one of the best decks of the event.

On the Edge Monogreen Aggro
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
8 mythic
46 rare
6 uncommon
0 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Enchantments (4)
4
Ranger Class
$47.96
Lands (24)
20
Forest
$5.00
60 Cards
$225.56

Although Monogreen loses a good amount of goodies, it still has a really powerful curve and just shows how many good green cards there are in Standard right now!

On the Edge Rakdos Vampires
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
2 mythic
46 rare
12 uncommon
0 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (4)
4
Power Word Kill
$1.40
Lands (24)
6
Mountain
$1.50
6
Swamp
$1.50
4
Voldaren Estate
$9.96
4
Haunted Ridge
$43.96
60 Cards
$168.04

Crimson Vow is all about Vampires so we had to bring them here! With all the payoffs being in the most recent sets, Vampires should be a great choice for this event.

On the Edge Orzhov Control
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
14 mythic
38 rare
4 uncommon
4 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (8)
Creatures (12)
4
Shambling Ghast
$3.16
2
Loyal Warhound
$3.98
3
Faithbound Judge
$19.47
Instants (8)
4
Power Word Kill
$1.40
Sorceries (4)
4
Path of Peril
$5.16
Enchantments (3)
Lands (25)
7
Plains
$1.75
9
Swamp
$2.25
60 Cards
$436.84

If you’re looking for an atypical Control deck, Orzhov has plenty of interaction and grindy win conditions between the planeswalkers and Faithbound Judge.

On the Edge Golgari Reanimator
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
2 mythic
37 rare
13 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (19)
4
Undead Butler
$1.00
3
Old Rutstein
$1.17
Instants (6)
4
Power Word Kill
$1.40
Sorceries (11)
2
Dig Up
$5.58
4
Mulch
$1.00
Lands (24)
8
Forest
$2.00
9
Swamp
$2.25
4
Deathcap Glade
$35.96
60 Cards
$92.4

Likely my favorite deck on the list, Golgari can let you play as a cool ramp deck or let you cheat in huge threats way ahead of curve!

On the Edge Selesnya Lifegain
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
0 mythic
30 rare
24 uncommon
6 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (4)
4
Valorous Stance
$1.00
Enchantments (3)
3
Cleric Class
$6.87
Lands (22)
4
Forest
$1.00
8
Plains
$2.00
60 Cards
$92.16

Selesnya Lifegain has all it’s support pieces in the most recent sets so you get to play this cool synergistic deck here easily!

On the Edge Azorius Spirits
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
4 mythic
40 rare
16 uncommon
0 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (12)
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
4
Valorous Stance
$1.00
Enchantments (4)
4
Monk Class
$1.00
Lands (22)
8
Island
$2.00
7
Plains
$1.75
4
Deserted Beach
$35.96
60 Cards
$83.42

Although the curve is a bit concentrated for my liking, you get to play with a bunch of cool Spirit cards and tempo the opponent out!

On the Edge Izzet Control
by DoggertQBones
Standard
best of 1
3 mythic
33 rare
14 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (10)
4
Smoldering Egg
$25.96
Instants (22)
3
Consider
$6.87
4
Wash Away
$5.96
4
Fading Hope
$1.00
4
Abrade
$1.00
2
Cathartic Pyre
$0.50
Artifacts (2)
2
The Celestus
$4.58
Lands (26)
8
Island
$2.00
9
Mountain
$2.25
2
Field of Ruin
$0.50
60 Cards
$181.34

For those who just want to roll everyone in the event, Izzet Control only loses the MDFCs so you can pretty easily just play one of the best decks in Standard.

DoggertQBones

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 Twitch and Discord.

17 Responses

  1. Zafarion says:

    I made 1 rakdos vamps and 1 mono red goblins.

  2. theofaber says:

    Mono white magecraft is also acceptable 😉

  3. madcat says:

    Selesnya magecraft worked for me

  4. Umbe82 says:

    I think that at least one badget list, even if underperforming, should be added for any events. This would be of utmost help for users that are at the beginnig of the game or that do not have many wildcards to spend.

  5. FredrikCoulter says:

    I picked the OTE MONORED AGGRO deck for this event because it required the fewest wildcards to create. I enjoyed playing it so much that I’ve started using it in the Standard Ranked queue. Today I made it to Gold, which (for me) is a new high. I’ve got a week to go; I may make it up one more level. Thanks.

  6. mysteriousbugbear says:

    It’s Nov 30 at 3pm Pacific and Midweek Magic hasn’t shown up yet. I’m not crazy, right? At least not about THAT. 😉 I’m realizing that Wedding Crashers it’s showing up either. But with that I saw a post on MTGA Status that there’s a known issue with a fix coming.

  7. Grey_Sky says:

    Reject ain’t legal in this format and you have it in your mono blue tempo deck

  8. Albel says:

    I just used your Boros burn standard deck list as a starting point for a “on the edge” variation. Surprised to go 3 – 0 with it, although I missed Showdown of the skalds. 🙂 great deck in standard ladder. Great deck in this event.

  9. Fitzcairn says:

    Devouring Tendrils in the mono green deck is not legal in the event on the edge because it’s strixheaven 😉