For the next three weeks, you’ll be able to win a bunch of new card styles in the Rise of the Five Families Festival events! Each event is Alchemy Singleton, but with a twist! You have a family-themed Obscura Emblem that will create interesting deck building dynamics with aggression in mind, whether utilizing it or attempting to quell it. This guide will contain everything you need to know about this event, including rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.
- Duration: May 15, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – May 18, at 8:00 AM PST
- Format: Alchemy Singleton with Obscura Emblem
- Entry Fee: 2,500 Gold or 500 Gems
- Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
- Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)
“Whenever you attack, target attacking creature connives.”
|5 wins||Obscura Ascendancy Golden Age Showcase Card Style|
|4 wins||Void Rend Golden Age Showcase Card Style|
|3 wins||Queza, Augur of Agonies Golden Age Showcase Card Style|
|2 wins||Nimble Larcenist Golden Age Showcase Card Style|
|1 win||Shattered Seraph Golden Age Showcase Card Style|
Rise of the Obscura Alchemy Singleton Decklists
For these events I’m going to keep the base lists for each article and a few on top that are specifically tailored for the event, so if you see a repeat in archetypes, this is why!
Feel free to replace any cards you don’t have with something that serves a similar function; the beauty of Singleton is that you don’t need all the powerful cards for the deck to play optimally!
You can also find these Alchemy Singleton decks and more at our deck database.
As a note for this event, realistically the base decks are going to work very well as most of them are designed with aggression in mind, whether utilizing it or attempting to quell it. The Obscura connive Emblem can be very strong, but for the average deck, it’s a pretty minor upgrade that won’t be a huge deal for either side. That said, the first 3 decks are all designed to utilize the emblem as much as possible.
Between a plethora of cheap creatures and plenty of removal for whatever threat the opponent decides to grow, Mono Black Aggro seems like a great choice.
Adding +1/+1 counters to creatures counts as modifying them, so this is a great event for the Red modify cards of Kamigawa! With a good amount of synergy and interaction, Mono Red gets a lot of mileage out of the emblem!
If you want to use the Modify synergies and then dial the rest of the threats up to 11, you have to go for Boros! With a plethora of double striking threats, a good curve, and loads of powerful spells, this deck likely uses the Obscura emblem better than any other.
Mono White is always a great option for nearly any event as it’s fast, punishing, and can get you your wins quickly.
With cheap threats and interaction, Mono Blue Tempo can keep the opponent off balance and grind out their wins efficiently.
With a quick curve and plentiful creature removal, Mono Black Aggro can keep the opponent’s board clear while beating them to death.
With great grindy tools and a whole heap of creature interaction, Mono Black Midrange will let the game drag on as it grinds the opponent out.
Like Mono White, Mono Red is one of the best aggro decks around with it’s insane speed and great burn options.
While Mono Green may not be as fast as Mono Red or Mono White, the card quality is higher so it can grind better against the slow decks and have better bodies against the fast decks!
Utilizing every controlling piece available, Azorius will keep threats off the board and methodically work it’s way towards a win.
Combining the best elements of Red and White, Boros trades some consistency for pure power as you have the strongest threats and interaction of both colors!
Similar to Mono Blue, Dimir Ninjas looks to leverage cheap threats and interaction to kill the opponent before they can enact their game plan.
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.
For those who like more tempo oriented Control, Izzet has the best card selection around, great interaction, and excellent late game threats for a well rounded deck.
With Whites great threats and Blacks powerful interaction, Orzhov Aggro can be blisteringly fast and keep the opposing board clean which is a tough combination to beat.
If you want more anti-meta options, it’s hard to go wrong with Orzhov! Plenty of blocks, removal, and wraths should give any creature deck a headache.