Brawl – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

Trelasarra, Moon Dancer Art by Kieran Yanner
Trelasarra, Moon Dancer Art by Kieran Yanner

This week’s Midweek Magic features the fresh Standard Brawl format after rotation and the release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt! As usual, players can enter the event for free, win some free Rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) and send a proof of your participation to your local game store (LGS) to obtain a Midweek Magic Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items. Below is everything you need to know about the event as well as the list of new Brawl decks you can use for this event.

Check out the full schedule of the Midweek Magic events as well as other MTG Arena events on our event calendar.

Event Details

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

Today’s event is Brawl: Brawl is a little like Standard, a little like Commander, and a uniquely exciting deck-brewing challenge. Bring a 60-card deck led by your favorite legendary creature or planeswalker in Standard. Choose your champion and fight to the top of the heap!

You can receive a code for a Midweek Magic Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items when you share your results with your local game store. Find out how HERE.

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

  • Duration: September 21, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to September 23, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • FormatBrawl
  • 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 Cards

Event Rewards

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

Midweek Magic Promo Pack

In addition, you can contact your favorite local game store for a Midweek Magic code, either online or (where safe) in person, that can be redeemed for extra in-game rewards. You’ll be able to redeem up to one code every week, and each code redemption will reward you two in-game cosmetic items.

HOW TO GET A REWARD CODE FROM YOUR STORE

Some stores have robust online communities, and others may 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. Another is to head to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website. Many of them have set up online communities through DiscordWhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.

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. Your store will message you a code* through that social media channel

*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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Brawl Decklists (September 2021)

This week we have 9 new post-rotation Brawl decks for you to try in this event. For more Brawl decks, visit our deck database!


Adeline Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
6 mythic
18 rare
10 uncommon
26 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (3)
1
Kabira Takedown
$0.49
1
Sejiri Shelter
$0.69
1
Fateful Absence
$6.99
Sorceries (2)
1
Emeria’s Call
$3.49
Artifacts (3)
1
Portable Hole
$1.79
1
Dancing Sword
$0.39
Enchantments (4)
1
Candletrap
$0.25
1
Paladin Class
$4.49
1
Borrowed Time
$0.25
60 Cards
$136.74

Some prefer to close out their Brawl games quickly, and if that’s you, then Adeline should help you out there. With a strong curve of aggressive creatures, you can put the beatdown on your opponent really quickly.

Iymrith Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
4 mythic
12 rare
6 uncommon
38 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
1
Mordenkainen
$5.99
Creatures (9)
1
Frost Augur
$0.25
1
Dragon Turtle
$0.25
1
Cloudkin Seer
$0.25
1
Poppet Stitcher
$14.99
1
Mind Flayer
$0.69
Instants (16)
1
Consider
$2.29
1
Fading Hope
$0.25
1
Negate
$1.79
1
Into the Roil
$0.25
1
Deliberate
$0.25
1
Anticognition
$0.25
1
Reject
$0.25
1
Curate
$0.25
1
Dissipate
$0.25
1
Saw It Coming
$1.49
1
Memory Deluge
$9.49
1
Graven Lore
$0.39
Sorceries (3)
1
Multiple Choice
$0.49
Artifacts (1)
1
Arcane Signet
$1.49
Enchantments (5)
1
Ray of Frost
$0.25
1
Waterknot
$0.25
1
Charmed Sleep
$0.25
Lands (25)
1
Faceless Haven
$8.99
60 Cards
$142.02

Monoblue is always a solid choice for Brawl as you can interact early and often which makes it difficult for the opponent to execute their game plan. Iymrith is a great commander for this purpose as you can interact a bunch and then refuel your hand with a giant Dragon!

Lolth Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
7 mythic
20 rare
10 uncommon
23 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (2)
1
Professor Onyx
$17.99
Instants (9)
1
Malakir Rebirth
$2.99
1
Flunk
$0.25
1
Infernal Grasp
$1.99
1
Power Word Kill
$0.59
1
Murder
$0.25
1
Poison the Cup
$0.25
1
Soul Shatter
$3.99
1
Hagra Mauling
$3.49
1
Baleful Mastery
$3.49
Artifacts (3)
1
Vorpal Sword
$1.79
1
Arcane Signet
$1.49
Enchantments (3)
1
Warlock Class
$0.25
Lands (23)
20
Snow-Covered Swamp
$39.80
1
Faceless Haven
$8.99
60 Cards
$267.06

Lolth is one of the most powerful cards in Standard so when you have a deck that’s mostly threats, interaction, curving out to her on top, it’s going to be a rather solid strategy.

Magda Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
10 mythic
14 rare
9 uncommon
27 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (6)
1
Shock
$0.69
1
Play with Fire
$0.35
1
Lunar Frenzy
$0.25
1
Frost Bite
$0.25
1
Heated Debate
$0.25
Sorceries (8)
1
Roil Eruption
$0.25
1
Tundra Fumarole
$0.25
1
Magic Missile
$0.25
1
Meteor Swarm
$0.35
Artifacts (2)
Lands (22)
1
Faceless Haven
$8.99
60 Cards
$207.49

Taking direct inspiration from my friend’s Radha, Heir to Keld deck, having a commander that’s a 2 drop ramper can be extremely powerful. However we’re not looking to necessarily be a ramp strategy, but low to the ground and punishing with an extra boost of mana to accelerate further ahead of the opponent.

Toski Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
5 mythic
20 rare
6 uncommon
29 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
1
Wrenn and Seven
$49.99
Instants (3)
1
Snakeskin Veil
$0.99
Sorceries (3)
1
Blizzard Brawl
$0.25
Artifacts (2)
1
Arcane Signet
$1.49
Enchantments (2)
1
Ranger Class
$16.99
1
Unnatural Growth
$10.99
Lands (23)
1
Faceless Haven
$8.99
60 Cards
$258.62

Solid curve, good creatures, and great top end. What can I say? This deck is nuts.

Tyvar Kell Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
2 mythic
13 rare
12 uncommon
33 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
1
Tyvar Kell
$5.99
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (5)
1
Flunk
$0.25
1
Infernal Grasp
$1.99
1
Power Word Kill
$0.59
1
Soul Shatter
$3.99
1
Elven Ambush
$0.49
Sorceries (1)
Artifacts (1)
1
Arcane Signet
$1.49
Enchantments (3)
60 Cards
$100.15

Elves doesn’t have the most support in Standard Brawl, but if I learned anything from my Muxus, Goblin Grandee deck, even bad creatures can be good if they support the overarching theme.

Trelasarra Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
5 mythic
16 rare
11 uncommon
28 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
60 Cards
$137.33

Brawl makes Commanders easy to build around, and when you have a commander that’s as potentially powerful as Trelassara, it’s definitely worth the effort. The deck is packed to the brim with life gain so if the opponent doesn’t kill her near immediately, she’s going to spiral out of control.

Extus Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
10 mythic
18 rare
12 uncommon
20 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
60 Cards
$313.26

This is a really a Awaken the Blood Avatar Brawl deck as that’s what we’re building towards, but that’s still very powerful when we have access to so many cheap creatures with good ETBs or death triggers. Furthermore, we get to play a nice amount of interaction and powerful top end as Mardu is inherently one of the best color combinations in Brawl.

Codie Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Brawl
best of 1
6 mythic
20 rare
13 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

I’d recommend you don’t play this deck, unless I mean, you’re super cool or something. You can play any of the other decks and presumably have a great time, or you can play Codie, and have the best time.

DoggertQBones

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.