New Historic Decks for hitting mythic

Historic Decks for Hitting Mythic: June 2021

Ally Warfield Historic

After a dominant weekend for Jeskai Turns at the Strixhaven Set Champion, Time Warp was abruptly banned in Historic last Wednesday. However, this ban hasn’t completely changed the Historic metagame — similar decks are still powerful, and a few other strategies are starting to regain popularity. If you’re looking to rank up or hit Mythic on the Historic ladder, I …

3 New Decks with Historic Anthology V

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic Anthology V is on the horizon, which means once again, it’s time to brew three new Historic decks! I’m especially excited for this Anthology set because of all of the amazing inclusions. From the Tarkir Commands and the Phyrexian Praetors to “answer” cards like Stifle and Ancient Grudge, this Anthology has a ton of tools for new and existing …

Why You Should Still Play Tainted Pact in Historic

Mason Clark Historic

Yesterday, Wizards of the Coast announced that Thassa’s Oracle would be banned in Historic. There was a lot of hype around this “surprise” ban and many members of the community rejoiced; the combination of Oracle and Tainted Pact was VERY strong, and the deck boasted an incredible win percentage at the recent MPL and Rivals League Weekend.  While turn four …

The Most Exciting Cards in Historic Anthology V

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic had quickly taken on an identity of its own, further distancing itself from “comparable” formats like Pioneer. While both formats started as ways to keep playing with cards that rotated from Standard, Historic has quickly diverged from Pioneer with the additions of Historic Anthologies, Mystical Archive, and Jumpstart. Ideally, Historic will transform into MTG Arena’s “eternal format,” and Pioneer …

Historic Ladder Tier List: May 13, 2021

Mason Clark Historic

It’s been two weeks since we published our last Historic Ladder Tier List, and there have been a lot of breakthroughs in the format. The more time they’ve had to play with Mystical Archive, the more new decks players have built for Historic. Today, we’ll be going over what’s new and how some of your favorite decks have adapted. There …

Tainted Pact Historic Deck Guide

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic has been at the forefront of everyone’s minds since the injection of Mystical Archive into the format, and few cards have been as hyped up as Tainted Pact. Last weekend’s Star City Games $5K Strixhaven Qualifier saw four copies of a Tainted Pact combo deck reach the top 12, and the deck has been all over the Arena ladder, …

Historic Ladder Tier List: April 29, 2021

Mason Clark Historic

With SCG qualifiers returning to Historic this weekend, it’s time for another Historic Tier List. This is the first Tier List we’ve released since Strixhaven previews began, so our goal today is  to help catch you up on what’s been going on in this fast-paced format. We’ll be laying out all the options in Historic so you can find the …

Simic Turns: Historic Deck Guide

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic has been fun and exciting since the release of Strixhaven, with everyone trying out new cards and archetypes. I’ve played a handful of new decks with some of the powerful new cards from Mystical Archive, and my favorite by far is Simic Taking Turns. While I chose this deck because I have a lot of nostalgia for Nexus of …

5 Historic Decks for Hitting Mythic

Mason Clark Historic

Strixhaven has come to Arena, and along with it, the much talked-about Mystical Archive. This collection of spells has turbo-charged many Historic decks and completely changed the format as we know it. If you’re looking to get an edge in Historic and are not sure where to start, we have five decklists for you today that will help you climb …

3 New Historic Decks with Strixhaven

Ally Warfield Historic

A few weeks ago, I talked about a handful of new cards from Mystical Archive and their impact on Historic. With the full Strixhaven set revealed, there are now even more new cards and strategies that have potential in the format. While there are hundreds of ways to explore these new cards, I’m going to focus on three promising new …