Festival of Monsters: Battle Royale Event Guide

In the second week of the Festival of Monsters event, it will have us battle each other using the same preconstructed singleton deck enabled by the Omniscience Emblem. Check out the event details, rewards and what you will be playing with!


Event Information

Festival: Battle Royale

This week’s fast, loud, and dramatic Festival of Monsters preconstructed omniscience event features an oversized deck of monstrous proportions. You’ll start with three cards in your hands and you can cast all spells for free – no need for lands! Cast forth the unfettered, raw power of Ikoria’s beasts and tremble in awe and delight as you witness that battles unfold before you!

Omniscience Emblem
  • Duration: May 16, 2020 at 12:00 AM PST – May 18, 2020 at 12:00 AM PST
  • Format: Omniscience Singleton Preconstructed
  • Entry Fee: 500 Gems or 2500 Gold
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

Decklist

Below is the deck that each player will be given for the event. It is a five-color singleton deck that makes use of a lot of big creatures from the Standard card pool.

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Creature (85)
1
Aggressive Mammoth
1
Amplifire
1
Angelic Guardian
1
Azorius Skyguard
1
Blade Juggler
1
Challenger Troll
1
Citywatch Sphinx
1
Gnarlback Rhino
1
God-Eternal Bontu
1
Immortal Phoenix
1
Knight of the Last Breath
1
Riddlemaster Sphinx
1
Roalesk, Apex Hybrid
1
Sphinx of the Guildpact
1
Vivien's Grizzly
1
Wrecking Beast
Instant (32)
1
Arrester's Admonition
1
Bounty of Might
1
Clear the Stage
1
Get the Point
1
Hypothesizzle
1
Inescapable Blaze
1
Join Shields
1
Justice Strike
1
Ral's Outburst
1
Totally Lost
Cards 160

Rules and Tips

The games will of course be highly random, but there is no punishment for losing – enjoy the wacky interactions between cards that you would never have played together before! That being said, there are some changes to the rules and there will be cards that are better than others.

  • Each player starts with 30 life and 3 cards in their starting hand. Each player also gets three free mulligans.
  • The Omniscience emblem allows players to add one mana of each color to their mana pool once each turn – including your turn, and your opponents turn. You will be using this mana primarily to activate abilities, but sometimes pay additional costs that are required to cast the spell.
  • All cards in your hand cost 0. Cards with X in their mana cost is also 0 by default, and you cannot pay for it with the emblem either. The mana cost for cards that are played outside the hand (i.e. top of library, graveyard, from exile such as Adventure cards) must be paid for with the Emblem.
  • If you have played Omniscience Draft before, you will know that card draw is king and the same applies here. Take advantage of the free mulligan to find high impact cards, preferably that gives immediate value. Both Niv-Mizzets are great, as are cards like Notion Rain or Dark Bargain.

Wrapping Up

Did you encounter or make any cool plays in this event? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add a list in the article!

Follow us this weekend as we continue our coverage of the Redbull Untapped tournament and Mythic Qualifier to get the latest scoop on the Standard metagame – can Temur Adventures reign supreme again or will Lukka dominate?

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kwjyyc (@kwjyyc)
2 months ago

the decks are utter trash

the win condition is; did you draw bomb rares and mythics while your opponant drew commons? you win.

KK
KK
2 months ago

You do not get to keep your deck, right?

Michael Furman
Michael Furman
2 months ago
Reply to  KK

I would like to know this too

Jarosław
Jarosław
2 months ago

There are three free mulligans, not one.

John Merlino
John Merlino
2 months ago

Niv-Mizzet Reborn first play – you win. Can’t imagine why that card is in the deck.

Michel Morin
Michel Morin
2 months ago
Reply to  John Merlino

There is not that many dual color card. I casted him 4 times and each time I got 1-2 card. Sure card draw is busted in this format, but Niv is not really better then any other busted stupid idiot thing of this turn 1 win format