What to Play in Historic: Kaldheim Qualifier Weekend

Ally Warfield Historic

This weekend is my Rivals Split and the Arena Championship Qualifier for Kaldheim. Luckily for Historic fans, we get to put Standard away for a bit to focus on our favorite format. Whether this is your first Arena “PTQ” or your tenth, you might be wondering what are your best options for this weekend. While it’s obvious where I stand …

Historic Rakdos Sacrifice Deck Guide

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic has been my favorite format since its creation. The larger card pool means more brewing and deck-building options than you’ll find in Standard — which is part of what makes Historic so fun. However, if you’re like me and like to play the best decks, you’ll probably enjoy Historic, too!  For a while, Historic has revolved around three major …

Three Rogue Decks to Try in Historic

Mason Clark Historic

Last week, we covered some of the top players in Historic in anticipation of the Arena Open, and this week, we have another round of Arena qualifiers. Uro piles have established themselves as the decks to beat, so if you’re looking for the most competitive deck to play, I suggest trying it. But today, I wanted to focus on some …

Three Historic Decks to Play this Week

Mason Clark Historic

The next couple of weeks of Arena play are going to be dominated by Historic. The Arena Open is this weekend, and as its name suggests, anyone can enter on MTG Arena. There’s also a series of Star City Games qualifiers this weekend, plus the Top 1200 Mythic Qualifiers on Arena next weekend.  With all this in mind, I’m going …

Historic Ladder Tier List: Kaladesh Remastered Edition

Mason Clark Historic

It’s been a few months since we last checked in on Historic. In that time, many cards have entered the format, but not a lot has changed. The releases of Kaladesh Remastered and Zendikar Rising have added a couple new archetypes to Historic, but they’ve mainly strengthened existing decks. Cards like the fast lands, modal DFC lands, Forsaken Monument, and …

5 New Historic Decks with Kaladesh Remastered

Mason Clark Historic

Kaladesh Remastered comes out today, and with its release, we should see a big shakeup in the Historic metagame. This set warped Standard when it was first introduced and led to a series of Standard bannings for the first time in nearly a decade. While some of Kaladesh block’s most powerful cards — like Felidar Guardian, Smuggler’s Copter and Walking …

Budget Brews: Zendikar Rising Enters Historic

Scott Cullen Historic

Zendikar is the latest land to fall into Standard, and it’s really come crashing through. The format has been tumultuous for months now, and the Roil’s presence seems to be only adding to the problem. That’s why today, I’ll be taking you on an adventure through the wild world of Historic on a budget. I’ll show you three very different …

Mythic Invitational Recap: Historic Decks to Watch

Tom Anderson Historic

This past weekend’s Mythic Invitational brought a satisfying conclusion to one of pro Magic’s biggest storylines: the rise of Historic as a premier format. It seemed so unlikely at first; prior to the pandemic, Pioneer was the popular choice, while Historic was hampered by negative PR and a lack of clear direction. But with Historic available on Arena through this …

Historic Ladder Tier List: September 3, 2020

Mason Clark Historic

Welcome to the Historic ladder tier list! Each week, we’ll cover a format and share a tier list of decks you can expect to see on the ladder. This tier list is focused heavily on the Arena ladder; some decks are capable of spiking some wins, but when talking about the ladder, we’re looking for consistency over a large sample …

Approaching the New Historic Metagame

Chantelle Campbell Historic

Ding dong, the field is dead. Field of the Dead, that is! With Monday’s Historic announcement, the oppressive Field of the Dead strategies that had been zombifying the format will plague us no more. Historic has turned into a field of dreams, as strategies that Field was keeping down have become viable again, and I’m excited to explore them all.  …