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 …

Hardened Scales is Back with Modern Horizons 2

Ally Warfield Modern

Modern Horizons 2 is just around the corner, and everyone is excited to see all of the powerful new cards being introduced to Modern — one of Magic’s most beloved formats. While I’ve seen a lot of hype around the flashy new cards like Grief, Void Mirror, and Unmarked Grave, there hasn’t been much talk about the handful of cards …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …