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What Alchemy Decks You Should Play for the January 2022 Arena Open

Not sure what to play for the Arena Open this weekend? DoggertQBones has you covered once again to help you navigate the current Bo1 and Bo3 Alchemy meta!

Hello everybody! This weekend anyone who wants to participate, and has the funds to do so, can play in the highly anticipated Arena Open. What is the Arena Open you ask? It’s a two-day tournament where if you make it to the end of day 2 you can earn $2,500 USD! That’s a nice chunk of change for playing in this event, and is a nice opportunity for those looking to scratch that competitive itch outside of ladder. This will also be the first article utilizing to help dictate these decisions for the Best of 3 portion of the Arena Open!

Before I dive into what I would play in the events and which format I’m going to pick, please read the full event details about the structure, times, and rewards for the event and the latest Standard BO1 and BO3 tier list update as a reference point:

Alchemy MetagameBo1 Alchemy Tier ListBo3 Alchemy Tier List

Now, let’s examine the first question you should ask yourself before even thinking about deck selection.


Entry Fee: 25,000 Gold or 5,000 Gems

BEST-OF-ONEBEST-OF-THREEEvent Record: 7 wins or 3 LossesEvent Record: 4 wins or 1 Loss7 Wins: Qualification for Day 24 Wins: Qualification for Day 26 Wins: 2,500 Gems3 Wins: 5,000 Gems5 Wins: 1,000 Gems2 Wins: 3,000 Gems0-4 Wins: No Reward1 Win: 1,00...

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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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