Strixhaven Constructed Event Guide and Decklists

Strixhaven Constructed

Hello everyone! Today I’m bringing you with the event guide and decklists for the Strixhaven Constructed Event. Check below for event details and decklists!

Event Details

Bring a deck and play games using cards only from Strixhaven: School of Mages. You’ll receive rewards based on how many games you win.

  • Duration: May 1 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – May 4 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Strixhaven Constructed
  • Entry Fee: 100 Gems or 500 Gold
  • Ends After: 4 wins or 2 losses (whichever comes first)
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

# of WinsGoldUncommon ICRsRare ICRs
003
11503
23003
34503
460021

Strixhaven Constructed Decklists

As Strixhaven is a guilds set (a set based around 5 different color combinations), the most obvious place to go is build a deck within each guild (or school). You could play 3 color decks combining two schools, but I feel like the best decks have to be both consistent and powerful, not just playing every good spell you can. You can use my decks straight away, make changes, or try something else entirely! This event is casual by nature, but you do want to get the coveted 4-0 or 4-1 to get the maximum prize. Although I think all these decks are reasonable, I’ll rank them at the end to tell which I think are the best.

Strix Constructed Quandrix Ramp 

Creatures
4
Augmenter Pugilist
2
Jadzi, Oracle of Arcavios
4
Quandrix Apprentice
1
Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy
4
Dream Strix
4
Gnarled Professor
4
Quandrix Cultivator
1
Bookwurm
Spells
3
Decisive Denial
4
Emergent Sequence
4
Field Trip
1
Eureka Moment
Lands
10
Forest
10
Island
4
Vineglimmer Snarl
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Environmental Sciences
3
Fractal Summoning
1
Pest Summoning
2
Mascot Exhibition

Quandrix likes ramping, so that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We have a lot of ramp spells and top end which makes this strategy very consistent and straightforward.

Strix Constructed Silverquill Midrange 

Planeswalkers
3
Professor Onyx
Creatures
4
Professor of Symbology
4
Silverquill Silencer
4
Elite Spellbinder
4
Sedgemoor Witch
Spells
4
Flunk
4
Humiliate
4
Vanishing Verse
4
Baleful Mastery
1
Closing Statement
Lands
10
Plains
4
Shineshadow Snarl
10
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Academic Probation
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Inkling Summoning
1
Necrotic Fumes
1
Reduce to Memory
1
Spirit Summoning
1
Mascot Exhibition

The power level of Silverquill’s cards is very high and makes a really nice midrange deck. You have good creatures and good interaction, what else could you ask for?

Strix Constructed Lorehold Prowess 

Creatures
4
Mila, Crafty Companion
4
Clever Lumimancer
4
Conspiracy Theorist
4
Leonin Lightscribe
3
Mavinda, Students' Advocate
Spells
3
Academic Dispute
4
Guiding Voice
4
Make Your Mark
4
Rip Apart
4
Show of Confidence
1
Study Break
Lands
4
Furycalm Snarl
7
Mountain
10
Plains
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Academic Probation
2
Inkling Summoning
1
Reduce to Memory
1
Spirit Summoning
1
Illuminate History
1
Mascot Exhibition

Lorehold Prowess looks to give up some of the late game power you get with the other schools in exchange for pure speed. Our curve stops at 3 and we’re looking to go 2 into 3 into a flurry of spells every game (of course we’d love to start with a Lumimancer, but it’s the only 1). While a lot of players may be looking to play clunkier decks, this may be the recipe to get under them.

Strix Constructed Witherbloom Mid  

Planeswalkers
3
Professor Onyx
Creatures
3
Blex, Vexing Pest
4
Eyetwitch
2
Bayou Groff
4
Sedgemoor Witch
Spells
4
Deadly Brew
4
Hunt for Specimens
2
Plumb the Forbidden
2
Witherbloom Command
4
Baleful Mastery
4
Mortality Spear
Lands
8
Forest
4
Necroblossom Snarl
10
Swamp
2
Witherbloom Campus
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Environmental Sciences
1
Fractal Summoning
2
Necrotic Fumes
2
Pest Summoning
1
Mascot Exhibition

Like Silverquill, Witherbloom has access to a host of great interactive options. Unlike Silverquill though, we give up a lot on the power level of our cards to play more Learn cards and more synergistic options like Blex, Vexing Pest, Deadly Brew, and Plumb the Forbidden. If you like synergy based grindy decks, this is the one for you.

Stirx Constructed Prismari Spells 

Planeswalkers
3
Rowan, Scholar of Sparks
Creatures
4
Prismari Pledgemage
4
Efreet Flamepainter
3
Galazeth Prismari
Spells
4
Heated Debate
4
Prismari Command
4
Draconic Intervention
1
Creative Outburst
4
Elemental Masterpiece
4
Magma Opus
Lands
4
Frostboil Snarl
9
Island
10
Mountain
2
Prismari Campus
Cards (60)

We take a bit of a different approach with Prismari as this acts way more like a Control deck more than a midrange deck. Instead of playing a fair game of Magic, we’re either stalling out the game until we can start slamming huge spells like Magma Opus or Elemental Masterpiece, or we try to cheat them out with Efreet Flamepainter. Either way, this deck is quite good at making the games go long so you can start going over the top with the large spells.

Strix Constructed Monowhite Aggro 

Creatures
2
Selfless Glyphweaver
3
Shaile, Dean of Radiance
4
Star Pupil
4
Leonin Lightscribe
4
Professor of Symbology
4
Elite Spellbinder
4
Blade Historian
Spells
4
Guiding Voice
2
Study Break
Enchantments
4
Sparring Regimen
4
Dramatic Finale
Lands
21
Plains
Cards (60)
Sideboard (7)
1
Academic Probation
1
Expanded Anatomy
3
Inkling Summoning
1
Reduce to Memory
1
Spirit Summoning

Now a complete left turn from the expected norm, despite lacking 1 drops to really push this strategy over the edge, Monowhite looks surprisingly good for the format. There really aren’t many board wipes or spells to be particularly afraid of, so curving out with reasonable creatures into great payoff like Blade Historian, Sparring Regimen, or Dramatic Finale to finish the opponent off.

So to finish off, how would I rank these decks?


I do think all these decks are perfectly playable, but this is how I’d rank them if you’re purely looking for the wins. Both Quandrix and Witherbloom have good synergy elements, but somewhat lack the power I’m looking for. I could be underrating Prismari as the curve isn’t great, but it probably has the highest power level out of all the decks. Lorehold and Monowhite I think are both very good as most decks in the format are going to be very clunky and this can definitely capitalize on that. That being said, I think Silverquill takes the cake as the card quality is extremely high overall and the curve is excellent to fight against decks fast and slow alike.

Thank you for reading! What are you looking to bring for the event? Let us know in the comments or our Discord!

DoggertQBones

Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is a streamer and 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 teaching!

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