100-Card Historic Brawl – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists (Featuring the Brawl Communities)

Prime Speaker Vannifar Art by Kieran Yanner
Prime Speaker Vannifar Art by Kieran Yanner

This week’s FNM at Home event is 100-card Historic Brawl, a slight modification to the popular format! As usual, enter the event for free and play as much as you like for the next 24 hours. You can also win some free Rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) and send a proof of your participation to your local game store (LGS) to obtain an Arena FNM Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items. Below is everything you need to know about the event as well as our latest decklists you can use to conquer the event.

You can check out the full schedule of the FNM at Home series as well as other MTG Arena events on our calendar!

Event Details

FNM at Home: 100-Card Historic Brawl

Connect with your local game store while keeping yourself and others safe by playing Friday Night Magic (FNM) on MTG Arena!

Today’s event is Historic Brawl: Bring a 100-card Brawl deck using any cards in MTG Arena, led by your favorite legendary creature or planeswalker!

You can receive a code for an Arena FNM Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items when you share your results with your local game store. Find out how, as well as a list of banned cards here.

*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating.

  • Duration: June 17, 2021 @ 4:00 PM PST to June 19, 2021 @ 4:00 AM PST
  • Format: 100-Card Historic Brawl
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Ends After: You can play as much as you like for the duration of the event.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Banned Card List

The banned card list has also been revised for this event:

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

Event Rewards

  • 1 Win: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
  • 2 Wins: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)

You can also redeem one code for a MTG Arena Promo Pack every week, which will reward you with two in-game cosmetic items. To ensure that these rewards remain playable after the Zendikar Rising Standard rotation, the list of available rewards has been refreshed as of the September 18 FNM at Home event. There are sleeves on offer featuring the Japanese Planeswalker alternate art, new Guild themed sleeves, Ikoria card styles, the Tamiyo player avatar, and more. The code is obtained from your local game store’s online community, as outlined in the Wizard’s official article:

HOW TO GET A REWARD CODE FROM YOUR STORE

Some stores have robust online communities, and others will be forming them for the first time. If you’re already part of such a community, great! Check with them and get connected.

If you aren’t part of a local game store’s online community, or if they don’t have one set up, there are a couple ways you can get connected. One is to simply reach out to your store and ask (give them a little bit of time—many of them are getting this information today as well). Another is to head to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website. Not every store has a website on there right now, but our teams here are reaching out to our stores to help them set up options and connect them to our store locator. Many of them will be setting up online communities through DiscordWhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.

Step-by-step, here’s how it works:

  1. Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
  2. Take a screenshot of your event page
  3. Go to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website
  4. Join their social media channel
  5. Share your screenshot with a nice message on their channel
  6. The store will message you a code* back.

*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating. Limit one code per account. Sharing a screenshot with your local game store does not guarantee you will receive a code.

If you cannot find an appropriate store or just don’t want to bother with the whole process, you can buy the codes directly from trusted MTG Arena code vendors such as Gray Viking Games. For a few dollars, you can instantly obtain the code to the MTG Arena Promo Pack as well as codes from other products such as Prerelease, Planeswalker decks, Secret Lair sleeves, and more. For more information of MTG Arena codes, consult our full guide. Be sure to check them out!

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100-Card Historic Brawl Decklists

Historic Brawl started off with the usual deck building rule of 1 Commander and 59 other cards. Since then, the card pool has grown substantially and new Historic exclusive cards are being introduced regularly such as the Remastered and Anthology sets. For this reason, MTG Arena is testing the waters with the 100-card rule akin to paper Magic’s Commander (EDH) format, and this will continue all the way into the next week with the upcoming 100-Card Historic Brawl Fest also. We will find out whether the current card pool is deep enough to support this change afterwards!

For now however, this also means that players need to go back to the drawing board for new 100-card Historic Brawl decks. Fret not, as Skull from the Brawl Hub and the Magic Stronghold Discord communities have compiled us a bunch of new sample decks to get you started off with. Notably, Skull’s decklists are optimized, having been built live on stream with viewers and inspired by competitive lists of Duel Commander, even with statistical analysis on the probability of hitting the good cards!

If you love the format as well, make sure to join their Discord server below so you can discuss and easily play with others (at least until we get a permanent queue!):

Remember, you can also head directly to our Historic Brawl section to check all of them out at once and view the original 60-card Historic Brawl decks for more inspiration.

Terence

Korean gamer in Australia. Proud owner of the DotGG and its network of websites. I especially enjoy fantasy worlds, role-playing games, and collecting things! Favorite games include World of Warcraft, Magic: The Gathering, and League of Legends.

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