Another week means another Midweek Magic event for players to earn all sorts of free rewards. This week, players can polish up their deck-building skills with a Phantom Sealed event, using six packs of Phyrexia: All Will Be One to build a temporary deck to play against other players.

Midweek Magic events are a nice little bonus for players, allowing them to earn three prizes, two Rare Individual Card Rewards, and one random Mystery Cosmetic item. The Mystery Cosmetic item can be something common like a card style or a little rarer in the form of pets or avatars. The most common item you’ll be opening is a card style you don’t already own, but the chance to earn something more exciting is there.

Make sure to check out our guide to the best commons from Phyrexia: All Will Be One to include in your sealed deck!

To jump into this Phantom Sealed event, you must sign up through the Magic: The Gathering Arena app or game client. This event, like all Midweek Magic events, is completely free to join. Midweek Magic events start on the Tuesday of each week at 8 a.m. PT, staying live for 48 hours, and wrapping up at 8 a.m. PT on Thursday.

Phantom Sealed Rules

Since this Midweek Magic is a phantom event, none cards you open for your sealed pool are added to your collection, no matter how good your deck is or how awesome your pulls are. The cards you don’t use remain in your sideboard, letting you swap out the cards of your deck in between games.

Other than not being able to add the cards to your collection, the rules of this Sealed event are the same as any other traditional Sealed event. You use the six packs of Phyrexia: All Will Be One to craft a deck of at least 40 cards. There is no limit to the number of a single card you can include, so if you open six Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines, you can play all six of them. You also have access to any number of basic lands to use to build the mana base for your deck.

When it comes to building your deck there are a few things to keep in mind that will help with your deck building experience. Watching your mana curve is important with your sealed deck—too many high-cost creatures or spells and you’ll be stuck with a hand full of cards you can’t cast. Your deck is going to be inherently less consistent than your average constructed deck, so ensuring you have options every turn is important.

Another thing to keep in mind is that you’re not locked into just one color identity in your deck. If you build a Blue/White deck and find that you’re struggling to win games, you may find it easy to swap to blue/green or Blue/Black. Your secondary color might only be a splash of a few cards so swapping out seven or eight cards and adjusting your mana base might give you better results.

Banned Cards

There are no banned cards in Phyrexia: All Will Be One sealed.

More free events are coming to Arena to celebrate Phyrexia: All Will Be One’s release, get all the details here!


Ryan (he/him) has been writing about Magic: The Gathering and video games for years, and loves absolutely terrible games. Send him your bad game takes over at Twitter where he occasionally rants about everything from cats to Lord of the Rings.

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