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 …

Top 5 Strixhaven Cards for Historic

Mason Clark Historic

Welcome back! Ally is out crushing the MPL and Rivals League Weekend, so I’m stepping in to talk about some Strixhaven cards that are going to shake up the Historic format. Yesterday, I covered five key Strixhaven cards for Standard, and there might be a little bit of crossover between the two lists. Velomachus Lorehold When I started thinking about …

My Picks for Kaldheim Championship Weekend

Ally Warfield Historic, Standard

This upcoming weekend, I’ll be competing in the Kaldheim Championship. Like previous Championships, Player’s Tours and the like, it’s a split format event, showcasing Standard and Historic. Day One consists of three rounds of Standard and four rounds of Historic, with four or more match wins necessary to advance to Day Two.  Because of the extra emphasis on Historic for …

Strixhaven’s New Planeswalkers

Mason Clark Historic, Standard

Strixhaven preview season hasn’t even officially begun, and we already have two new planeswalkers to talk about! These cards offer some exciting deckbuilding options, as well as new contexts for evaluating some powerful format staples. Let’s jump into it! Kasmina, Enigma Sage Kasmina was the first walker revealed, and there are some interesting places you can go with her. First …

5 Death’s Shadow Decks for Historic

Ally Warfield Historic

Historic Anthology IV has rolled out, and Historic players all over the world are crafting new decks around all of their favorite cards. I’ve been playing Historic almost non-stop since the Anthology’s release last week, and I’ve tried a handful of decks in various archetypes. Unsurprisingly, Death’s Shadow has consistently been my favorite card in the set, and I have …

Historic Ladder Tier List: March 18, 2021

Mason Clark Historic

Standard has been fairly stable these past few weeks, so we’ll be focusing on Historic in this week’s Arena Ladder Tier List.  Historic has been in a relatively healthy spot since the most recent unbannings. With no major tournaments to put pressure on the format, many players accepted that Sacrifice decks are the decks to beat, while some others have …

3 New Decks with Historic Anthology IV

Ally Warfield Historic

I’m not much of a brewer, but ever since Historic Anthology IV was announced, I’ve been anxiously building new Historic decks. There are plenty of exciting new cards in the set — if you haven’t yet, check out Mason Clark’s article about some of the best cards to add to your Arena collection. Today, I have three new decks to …