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The Unbroken Blade Event Guide and Decklists • Events • MTG Arena Zone

Next week you can earn a bunch of new card styles in the Unbroken Blade event! This event is Alchemy Singleton, but with a twist! You have a Study the Blade emblem which every time you attack with a creature you can pay 1 life to give it a +1/+1 counter or it gains +1/+1 This will allow decks to reach their curve faster and reward those builders who have a well-balanced curve!


Event details

A samurai may be just one person, but when attacking alone he is the most dangerous. Underestimate them at your peril. Or better yet, strike first with your own lone samurai and push your opponent on the back foot. Mastery of the blade may not be the only thing to decide the game, but it certainly won’t hurt.

  • Duration: From March 18, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. PST to March 25, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. PST
  • Format: Alchemy Singleton with Blade Emblem Study
  • Admission fees: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends after: 4 wins or 2 losses, whichever comes first
  • Match structure: Matches to the best of one (BO1)

Study 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

Win Awards
4 wins 2,500 Gold + 3 Soft Glow Showcase Card Styles
3 wins 1,500 Gold + 3 Soft Glow Showcase Card Styles
2 wins 1,000 Gold + 2 Soft Glow Showcase Card Styles
1 victory 500 Gold + 2 Soft Glow Showcase Card Styles
0 win 1 Showcase Soft Glow Card Style

Present Soft Glow card-style rewards

The following soft glow map styles can be earned in this event. Each is equally likely, and you’ll still receive styles you don’t own until you collect them all:


Unbroken Blade Alchemy Singleton Decklists (March 2022)

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

Feel free to replace any cards you don’t have with something that performs a similar function; the beauty of Singleton is that you don’t need all the power cards for the game to play optimally!

Mono White Aggro – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

7 mythical

23 rare

9 uncommon

21 municipalities




60 cards
$134.85

7 Cards
$2.79

Mono White is still a great option for almost any event because it’s fast, punishing, and can get you your wins fast.

Mono Blue Tempo – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

7 mythical

15 rare

9 uncommon

29 common




60 cards
$128.97

7 Cards
$2.93

While not utilizing the emblem to its full potential, Mono Blue can still interact with opposing creatures and temper them for victory!

Mono Black Midrange – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

7 mythical

18 rare

10 uncommon

25 common




60 cards
$210.25

7 cards
$2.93

While this event encourages creature decks, why not play a removal deck? Mono Black Midrange has plenty of blockers and interactions to stop aggressive decks in their tracks.

Mono Red Aggro – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

11 mythical

16 rare

9 uncommon

24 municipalities




60 cards
$121.59

7 Cards
$2.79

Like Mono White, Mono Red is one of the best aggro decks around, so playing it in an event here is even better, that’s for sure.

Mono Green Aggro – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

4 mythical

26 rare

4 uncommon

26 common




60 cards
$165.35

7 Cards
$2.83

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 slow decks and have better bodies against fast decks!

Boros Samurai – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

7 mythical

26 rare

8 uncommon

19 common




The emblem was made for samurai so might as well play them! Samurai are twice as effective when they get their normal trigger in addition to the Studying the Blade trigger!

Gruul Werewolves – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

10 mythical

24 rare

7 uncommon

19 common




60 cards
$203.86

7 Cards
$2.79

Gruul Werewolves is already one of the best decks in Alchemy, so why not play it here? A big curve, powerful threats, and strong synergies are always a smart choice for any event.

Orzhov Control – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

9 mythical

19 rare

11 uncommon

21 common




60 cards
$266.71

7 cards
$2.93

If you want more anti-meta options, it’s hard to go wrong with Orzhov! Lots of blocks, takedowns, and rages should give any deck of creatures a headache.

Orzhov Aggro – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

8 mythical

24 rare

9 uncommon

19 common




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

Azorius Control – Unbroken Blade

by DoggertQBones

7 mythical

20 rare

11 uncommon

22 common




60 cards
$157.58

7 Cards
$2.93

For the final list of the article, we have one more removal deck! Azorius offers many opportunities for removing creatures, all the wrath in the world, and drawing cards to help you find them!


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Decklists in this article

You can find these Alchemy Singleton decks and more in our Decks Database.