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 …

Top 5 Cards from Historic Anthology IV

Mason Clark Historic

Historic Anthology IV drops on MTG Arena today, bringing a wide variety of new cards into the Historic format. The full bundle of 25 cards is available for purchase in the Arena Store, but what if you’re just looking for the best cards to craft with your wildcards? Today, I’ll be going over my top 5 picks from the set! …

Selesnya Company in Historic

Ally Warfield Historic

The hype for Historic is ramping up once again as players anxiously await the next Historic Anthology release on MTG Arena. But while we’re waiting, what should we be playing?  In my last Historic article, I highlighted two decks that benefitted the most from the Uro ban: Jund Sacrifice and Azorius Control. Lo and behold, in the weeks following the …

Historic’s Biggest Winners from the Uro Ban

Ally Warfield Historic

This past Monday, the largest ban announcement in months threatened to shake up Magic’s non-rotating formats. Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath was banned in Historic, Pioneer, and Modern — along with a long list of other cards in Pioneer, Modern, and Legacy. Eternal formats as you knew them are completely different, and everyone is eagerly trying out new strategies and …

New Historic Decks with Kaldheim

Ally Warfield Historic

New set releases are my favorite times to be playing Magic: the Gathering. For a handful of weeks, everyone is trying new and exciting archetypes with the release of so many new cards. Standard is fresh and exciting again, and everyone seems to be putting a lot of effort into the new and invigorated format.  But where does that leave …

Top 5 Kaldheim Cards for Historic

Ally Warfield Historic

Kaldheim spoilers have flooded social media, and everyone is eagerly brewing new decks to show off all their favorite cards. While I might not be a huge deck brewer myself, I love trying to picture where the new cards fit in for any given format. You might have read Mason Clark’s recent article addressing the best new cards for Standard, …

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 …