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MTG Arena Midweek Magic: Brawl Builder Challenge

Brawl Builder Challenge – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Best Decklists

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the Midweek Magic: Brawl Builder Challenge event, including rewards and our exclusive sample decklists.

Hey everyone! I have returned once again to hook you up with your Midweek Magic fix. This week we are wading into the deep waters of something called Brawl Builder Challenge. That’s normal Brawl (formally known as Historic Brawl) with only commanders from Outlaws of Thunder Junction (and alchemy) available.

Update: This event was initially advertised as All Access, but has been later corrected by Wizards of the Coast.

Event Details

Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!

Choose one of our potential commanders and build a 100-card Brawl deck using any cards in MTG Arena that aren’t on the Brawl Banned Cards list! Commanders for this event include any legal commander from Outlaws of Thunder Junction and Alchemy: Thunder Junction.

Find out more details about this and upcoming Midweek Magic events HERE.

  • Duration: May 14th, 2024 @ 2:00 PM PST to May 16th, 2024 @ 2:00 PM PST
  • Format: Brawl Builder Challenge
  • 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)

Event Rewards

WinsReward
1 WinRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
2 WinsRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
3 WinsOne Random Cosmetic Item

Brawl Banned Cards

The following cards are banned in Brawl and cannot be included in your deck or used as your commander:

Commander List for Brawl Builder Challenge

Decklists

Budget Magda, the Hoardmaster

The budget Mono Red Aggro version.

Budget Magda, the Hoardmaster
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $13.47
Historic Brawl
best of 1
0 mythic
1 rare
42 uncommon
57 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (15)
1
Fiery Impulse
$0.59
1
Monstrous Rage
$3.49
1
Play with Fire
$4.99
1
Shock
$0.35
1
Abrade
$0.35
1
Magma Jet
$0.35
1
Searing Blood
$0.35
1
Slaying Fire
$0.35
Enchantments (1)
Lands (33)
33
Mountain
$11.55
100 Cards
$43.43

Budget Rat Colony

The usual Rat Colony deck, so feel free to swap in Karumonix, the Rat King or Lord Skitter, Sewer King as your Commander or one of the cards in your deck.

Budget Rat Colony Honest Rutstein
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $117.43
Historic Brawl
best of 1
0 mythic
60 rare
1 uncommon
39 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
1
Honest Rutstein
$0.79
Creatures (61)
60
Rat Colony
$299.40
Lands (39)
39
Swamp
$13.65
100 Cards
$313.84

Budget Slime Against Humanity

Another budget deck, but this time featuring Slime Against Humanity.

Budget Bristly Bill, Spine Sower
by MTG Arena Zone
Buy on TCGplayer $266.66
Historic Brawl
best of 1
1 mythic
0 rare
0 uncommon
99 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Sorceries (59)
Lands (40)
40
Forest
$14.00
100 Cards
$179.9

Magda, the Hoardmaster

While not nearly as effective as the old turn one Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, Magda can still help you launch out to a fast start to burn your way through.

MWM Brawl Challenge Magda
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $285.13
Midweek Magic
best of 1
17 mythic
35 rare
6 uncommon
42 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (10)
1
Shivan Fire
$0.35
1
Lightning Bolt
$1.49
1
Play with Fire
$4.99
1
Shock
$0.35
1
Fiery Impulse
$0.59
1
Abrade
$0.35
Artifacts (4)
1
Mox Amber
$37.99
1
Embercleave
$8.49
Enchantments (1)
Lands (35)
31
Mountain
$10.85
1
Castle Embereth
$0.49
1
Mutavault
$12.99
100 Cards
$345.13

Tinybones, the Pickpocket

This deck goes pretty heavy on discard and removal so that you can steal their best goodies from their yard with your commander.

MWM Brawl Challenge Tinybones
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $406.51
Midweek Magic
best of 1
14 mythic
29 rare
11 uncommon
46 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (13)
1
Fatal Push
$2.79
1
Bitter Triumph
$2.29
1
Candy Grapple
$0.35
1
Deadly Dispute
$1.49
1
Doom Blade
$0.35
1
Final Flourish
$0.35
1
Infernal Grasp
$2.49
1
Sap Vitality
$0.00
1
Baleful Mastery
$0.59
1
Hagra Mauling
$1.29
1
Pile On
$0.49
Artifacts (1)
1
Mox Amber
$37.99
Enchantments (3)
1
Bitterblossom
$17.99
1
Grave Pact
$14.99
Lands (39)
36
Swamp
$12.60
100 Cards
$378.68

Bonny Pall, Clearcutter

Everyone’s favorite draft card (maybe not everyone’s) is heading the way here with plenty of cheap ramp creatures to drop her early and be able to attack to trigger those sweet extra draws.

MWM Brawl Challenge Bonny
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $486.09
Midweek Magic
best of 1
19 mythic
42 rare
6 uncommon
33 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
1
Wrenn and Seven
$7.49
Instants (6)
1
Counterspell
$2.49
1
Mana Drain
$39.99
1
Memory Lapse
$0.59
1
Growth Spiral
$0.79
Sorceries (2)
1
Time Warp
$17.99
Artifacts (4)
1
Arcane Signet
$0.99
1
Midnight Clock
$0.49
1
Cryptic Coat
$3.49
1
The Great Henge
$74.99
100 Cards
$515.76

Bristly Bill, Spine Sower

This deck is full of ways to take advantage of all of the counters Bristly Bill is tossing around. A good old fashioned beatdown deck.

MWM Brawl Challenge Bill
by j2sjosh
Buy on TCGplayer $421.17
Midweek Magic
best of 1
16 mythic
34 rare
9 uncommon
41 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (3)
1
Trash the Town
$0.35
Sorceries (2)
Artifacts (2)
1
The Great Henge
$74.99
Enchantments (4)
1
Hardened Scales
$1.49
1
Utopia Sprawl
$0.39
1
Sylvan Anthem
$1.49
1
Ranger Class
$0.49
Lands (40)
37
Forest
$12.95
100 Cards
$380.69

Complete List

Wrap Up

Thanks for reading! I’ll be back soon with my Modern Horizons 3 Limited coverage. Until then, stay classy people!

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Josh is a member of the elite limited team The Draft Lab as well as the host of The Draft Lab Podcast. He was qualifying for Pro Tours, Nationals, and Worlds literally before some of you were born. After a Magic hiatus to play poker and go to medical school, he has been dominating Arena with over an 80% win percentage in Bo3 as well as making #1 rank in Mythic.

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