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The Unbroken Blade Event Guide and Decklists

For the next week, you’ll be able to win a bunch of new card styles in the Unbroken Blade Event! This event is Alchemy Singleton, but with a twist! You have a Studying the Blade emblem that every time you attack with one creature, you can pay 1 life to give it a +1/+1 counter or it gains +1/+1This will allow decks to hit their curve faster and reward those builders who have a well balanced curve!


Event Details

A samurai may be only one person, but when attacking alone, they are at their most dangerous. Underestimate them at your own risk. Or better yet, strike first with your own solitary Samurai, and push your opponent onto the back foot. Mastery of the blade may not be the only thing to decide the game, but it sure won’t hurt.

  • Duration: March 18, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST to March 25, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Studying the Blade 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)

Studying the Blade Emblem

Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, you may pay 1 life. If you do, put a +1/+1 counter on that creature. Otherwise, it gets +1/+1 until end of 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:


Unbroken Blade Alchemy Singleton Decklists (March 2022)

You can view even more Alchemy Singleton decklists in our previous guide for the Neon Arcade event. Difference is the Emblem that was used and the new Alchemy: Kamigawa cards have been released since then.

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!

Mono White Aggro – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $66.12
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
23 rare
9 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$104.49
7 Cards
$2.49

Mono White is always a great option for nearly any event as it’s fast, punishing, and can get you your wins quickly.

Mono Blue Tempo – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $104.97
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
15 rare
9 uncommon
29 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Despite not leveraging the emblem to it’s full potential, Mono Blue can keep interacting with the opponent creatures and tempo them out for the win!

Mono Black Midrange – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $95.61
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
19 rare
10 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (9)
1
Flunk
$0.35
1
Deadly Dispute
$2.49
1
Infernal Grasp
$2.49
1
Power Word Kill
$0.39
1
Sap Vitality
$0.00
1
Soul Shatter
$1.99
1
Hagra Mauling
$1.99
Sorceries (5)
1
Invoke Despair
$0.79
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (2)
60 Cards
$141.85
7 Cards
$2.49

While this event incentivizes creature decks, why not play an anti-creature deck? Mono Black Midrange has plenty of blockers and interaction to stop aggressive decks in their tracks.

Mono Red Aggro – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $55.25
Alchemy
best of 1
11 mythic
16 rare
10 uncommon
23 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

Like Mono White, Mono Red is one of the best aggro decks around so playing it in an event here it’s even better is a no brainer.

Mono Green Aggro – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $91.34
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
$9.99
Instants (3)
1
Snakeskin Veil
$0.25
Sorceries (3)
1
Blizzard Brawl
$0.35
Artifacts (1)
Enchantments (2)
1
Ranger Class
$0.35
Lands (25)
60 Cards
$137.53
7 Cards
$2.49

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!

Boros Samurai – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $86.08
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
26 rare
8 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

The emblem was made for Samurai so may as well play them! The Samurai are twice as effective when they get their normal trigger on top of the Studying the Blade trigger!

Gruul Werewolves – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $107.05
Alchemy
best of 1
10 mythic
24 rare
8 uncommon
18 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$134.48
7 Cards
$2.39

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.

Orzhov Control – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $146.76
Alchemy
best of 1
9 mythic
20 rare
11 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$206.91
7 Cards
$2.49

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.

Orzhov Aggro – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $99.77
Alchemy
best of 1
8 mythic
24 rare
9 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

On the other side of the Orzhov spectrum we have an aggro deck as well! With great creatures and interaction, you can play both short and long games with this build.

Azorius Control – Unbroken Blade
by DoggertQBones
Buy on TCGplayer $93.51
Alchemy
best of 1
7 mythic
20 rare
11 uncommon
22 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
1
Niko Aris
$0.79
Instants (12)
1
Syncopate
$0.25
1
Reject
$0.25
1
Fateful Absence
$1.49
1
Saw It Coming
$0.35
1
Expel
$0.25
1
Absorb Energy
$0.00
1
Memory Deluge
$0.35
Sorceries (7)
1
Sunset Revelry
$0.25
1
Divine Purge
$0.00
1
Doomskar
$1.99
1
Farewell
$10.99
1
Emeria’s Call
$7.99
Artifacts (2)
1
Portable Hole
$1.49
Enchantments (3)
1
Candletrap
$0.25
1
Borrowed Time
$0.25
60 Cards
$125.46
7 Cards
$2.49

For the final list of the article, we have one more anti-creature deck! Azorius has loads of creature removal, all the wraths in the world, and card draw to help find them!


End Step

Have you got a cool brew to show off for this event? Submit it using our deck builder! Let us know how you fare in the comments below, or join our Discord community.

In case you missed it, Streets of New Capenna is coming to MTG Arena on April 28! Check out the first look at the last Standard expansion before rotation in our latest news article:


Decklists in this Article

You can find these Alchemy Singleton decks and more at our deck database.

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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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