100-Card Historic Brawl Fest Event Guide and Decklists (Featuring Brewer’s Kitchen)

Jodah, Archmage Eternal Art by Yongjae Choi
Jodah, Archmage Eternal Art by Yongjae Choi

The second session of the Strixhaven Historic Brawl Fest event is here again for the next week, allowing players an unlimited matchmaking queue for Historic Brawl. As a continuation of the FNM at Home event, bring your beefed up 100-Card Historic Brawl deck and win some more Japanese Mystical Archive card styles in the process. Below you will find event details, rewards and even more decklists for you to try, from our community!

Event Details

  • Duration: June 19 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – June 25 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Historic Brawl
  • Entry Fee: 2500 gold or 500 gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

  • 1 Win: Despark Japanese Mystical Archive Card Style
  • 2 Wins: Lightning Helix Japanese Mystical Archive Card Style
  • 3 Wins: Electrolyze Japanese Mystical Archive Card Style
  • 4 Wins: Growth Spiral Japanese Mystical Archive Card Style
  • 5 Wins: Putrefy Japanese Mystical Archive Card Style

What is 100-Card Historic Brawl?

Wizards of the Coast are potentially looking at changing up the Historic Brawl format by experimenting with increasing the minimum deck size to 100 cards as the card pool increases. As usual, build a singleton deck by choosing any favorite Legendary creature or Planeswalker as your Commander and 99 other cards available in MTG Arena.

Banned Card List

The banlist has been revised for 100-Card Historic Brawl, and Golos and Winota are now legal:

Since last August, we have been tracking and weighting specific commanders in both Brawl and Historic Brawl. Our goal has been to better match players with similarly weighted commanders, keeping the challenge for competitive players while ensuring the formats remain hospitable to casual players. Players with high-powered commanders are more likely to square off against each other, and casual players not looking for that high-powered experience are more likely to face similar opponents.

This has been largely successful. With this system in place, we are now more likely to use weighting rather than banning as a tool for managing very powerful commanders. Players who still really enjoy the experience of playing with those commanders may continue to do so, and players who don’t want that high-powered experience can be free from it.

Therefore, Golos, Tireless Pilgrim and Winota, Joiner of Forces are now no longer banned in Historic Brawl. As the format develops, we’ll continue to adjust weighting of various commanders as appropriate.

Source: MTG Arena Announcements, June 16, 2021: Historic Brawl UNBANS and Event Schedule

Historic Brawl can currently only be played in occasional events (such as this one) and direct challenges, coordinated through unofficial methods such as a Discord server.

100-Card Historic Brawl Decklists

We’ve added even more decks to the Historic Brawl deck section, courtesy of our jank and Brawl specialist Brewer’s Kitchen and a few more submitted by the community! If you didn’t know already, he makes awesome videos and animations for Magic (and has written accompanying articles for us in the past), and also recently set up his own community where you can hang out, so check them out if you haven’t already:

Here’s a gameplay video of the 60-card Jodah deck in action so you can see what shenanigans it can pull off:


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4 Responses

  1. x says:

    I don’t know about the rest but Jodah and Extus are 60 card decks.

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