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.  …

Flash: Setting a New Pace in Historic

Tom Anderson Historic

Historic — and several other Magic formats — just got rocked to their foundations by this Monday’s Banned & Restricted announcement. After months of intense criticism from the player base, Wizards has decided to wipe the slate clean. Wilderness Reclamation and Teferi, Time Raveler will be mourned by few after their respective reigns of terror — but which decks are …

Goblins: Historic’s Best New Deck

Chantelle Campbell Historic

Muxus is causing a ruckus. And while I can neither confirm nor deny that I wrote this article solely to make that pun, I can confirm that Goblins have been tearing up the Historic ladder, and a certain Goblin Grandee is making the archetype, well, grand. After playing the deck to Mythic myself, I thought I might break down what …

Intro to Historic

Card Kingdom Historic

In recent months, Historic has emerged as one of Magic: The Gathering’s fastest-growing formats. The Arena-exclusive format has seen new converts in the age of social distancing, and it’s becoming a viable option for competitive play. Independent tournament circuits have already adopted Historic, and it’ll be the focus of the MTG Arena Open on August 1st, with more events likely …

The 4 Pillars of Historic

Tom Anderson Historic

After a rocky start, the Historic format is breathing new life into the MTGA experience. I admit, I was one of the early skeptics, but given the lack of Arena support for Pioneer, WotC seems to be taking Historic seriously as a competitive format, and the player base has responded in kind.  With that in mind, I find it odd …

5 Historic Brews

Tom Anderson Historic

Ding dong, Winota is dead (well, suspended) in Historic. It’s a great time if you enjoy brewing, especially if you enjoy brewing linear, explosive decks that make silly things happen. Oh, you do? Well, let’s cut off this preamble right here so I can fit in more lists. Get ready to tick some fun stuff off your Magic bucket list… …