Historic Deck Guide: GW Enchantress

Ally Warfield Historic

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons has added almost 1,000 new cards to Arena, and I’m extremely excited to start delving into the new Historic metagame. There are a lot of different decks I want to explore, so keep your eyes peeled for many new Historic articles to come in the future!  For now, I decided to start my descent into Historic Horizons …

5 New Decks with Historic Horizons

Mason Clark Historic

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons dropped today, and it’s time to start crushing the Arena ladder! Today, we have five new decks for you to start playing, covering everything from combo to beatdown to midrange decks. Let’s jump right in. Orzhov Lark Combo Lark Combo is looking to be one of the strongest decks during the first week of Historic Horizons’ legality. …

New Strats Coming to Historic Horizons

New Strategies Coming to Historic with Historic Horizons

Mason Clark Historic

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is just a week away, and when it releases, the Historic format will never be the same. The set will create entirely new deck archetypes, and today, we’ll be taking a look at five examples. While these might not be the optimal builds (the full set was just released yesterday!), these are great jumping-off points for building …

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 …