Best Historic Decks for the October 2021 Qualifier Weekend

Niv-Mizzet, Parun Art by Svetlin Velinov
Niv-Mizzet, Parun Art by Svetlin Velinov

Hello everybody! With the Historic MCQ tomorrow I've been playing the format like crazy to get a good gauge on what I thought was good, and more importantly, what other people thought was good. With that, I have compiled a list of decks that I think are excellent choices for the event, decks that are reasonable choices, decks I would be sure to avoid, and a secret deck at the end of the article that is my current frontrunner for what I would play. I based all these conclusions both off of previous experience, ladder testing, deck popularity, and win rate data from For example you can see the win rate matrix from Historic tournaments in the last two weeks below.


Jeskai Control

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Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on Twitch and Discord.