Historic All Access – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists

FNM at Home: Historic All Access

This week’s FNM at Home event allows you to bring any Historic deck, even if the cards are not in your collection! For the next 24 or so hours, this is a great opportunity to try out some Historic decks you always wanted to play. The format never rotates, but as the card pool gets larger and larger, Historic is a format that might not be suitable for all players and this event allows you to dip your toes into it. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a deck you just love? This guide outlines the event information, deck suggestions, and things to consider as you play in this event.

Event Details

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 All Access: While you’ll still bring a Historic deck you won’t need the cards! Try out that new deck you’ve had your eye on, or create something new!

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 10, 2021 @ 4:00 PM PST – June 12, 2020 @ 4:00 AM PST
  • Format: Historic
  • 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

In case you missed it, Time Warp was recently banned from Historic straight after a dominating result at the Strixhaven Championship tournament. Below are the up to date list of cards currently banned or suspended in Historic and therefore not able to be used in this event:

Card NameSuspension DateBan Date
Nexus of FateJuly 13, 2020
Oko, Thief of CrownsDecember 10, 2019March 9, 2020
Once Upon a TimeDecember 10, 2019March 9, 2020
Veil of SummerDecember 10, 2019March 9, 2020
Fires of InventionJune 1, 2020July 13, 2020
Agent of TreacheryJune 1, 2020July 13, 2020
Winota, Joiner of ForcesJune 8, 2020July 13, 2020
Field of the DeadAugust 24, 2020
Teferi, Time RavelerAugust 3, 2020October 12, 2020
Wilderness ReclamationAugust 3, 2020October 12, 2020
Uro, Titan of Nature’s WrathSeptember 28, 2020February 15, 2021
Omnath, Locus of CreationOctober 12, 2020February 15, 2021
ChannelApril 15, 2021
CounterspellApril 15, 2021
Dark RitualApril 15, 2021
Demonic TutorApril 15, 2021
Lightning BoltApril 15, 2021
Natural OrderApril 15, 2021
Swords to PlowsharesApril 15, 2021
Thassa’s OracleMay 19, 2021
Time WarpJune 9, 2021

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 two in-game cosmetic items – includes all 36 (the Ajani sleeve will be temporarily unavailable as it was recently featured as a separate reward). Sleeves 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. 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.

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. 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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Decklists

If you want your quick two wins and be done with it, the best decks in the format will be your best bet. If you want the best of the best, then currently Izzet Phoenix is hard to beat, due to its raw power stemming from Brainstorm and Faithless Looting. Our metagame and tier list rankings will give you a guide on the other best decks in the format:

If you are going for a more fun approach, then here are some cool off-meta Historic decks you may want to try:

Orzhov Shadow by Zack Witten- Strixhaven Championship #122 

Companion
1
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
Creatures (18)
4
Death's Shadow
4
Knight of the Ebon Legion
3
Adanto Vanguard
4
Scourge of the Skyclaves
3
Silverquill Silencer
Spells (24)
3
Agadeem's Awakening
1
Sejiri Shelter
1
Bloodchief's Thirst
1
Cling to Dust
3
Fatal Push
4
Inquisition of Kozilek
1
Mana Tithe
4
Thoughtseize
2
Dire Tactics
4
Sign in Blood
Lands (18)
4
Brightclimb Pathway
4
Concealed Courtyard
4
Godless Shrine
4
Ifnir Deadlands
1
Shefet Dunes
1
Swamp
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Duress
1
Grafdigger's Cage
1
Relic of Progenitus
2
Despark
1
Fracture
2
Legion's End
1
Noxious Grasp
1
Rest in Peace
2
Vanishing Verse
1
Lurrus of the Dream-Den
1
Languish

Death’s Shadow is a beloved card but unfortunately found itself lost in the new meta as soon as it was introduced, even with powerful support from Thoughtseize and Shocklands!

Temur Marvel by Shintaro Ishimura- Strixhaven Championship #46 

Companion
1
Jegantha, the Wellspring
Creatures (8)
1
Shielded Aether Thief
4
Rogue Refiner
3
Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
Spells (22)
4
Abundant Harvest
4
Attune with Aether
4
Brainstorm
2
Spell Pierce
2
Expressive Iteration
4
Harnessed Lightning
2
Prismari Command
Artifacts (6)
2
Woodweaver's Puzzleknot
4
Aetherworks Marvel
Enchantments (4)
4
Aether Meltdown
Lands (20)
4
Aether Hub
4
Botanical Sanctum
1
Castle Garenbrig
2
Cragcrown Pathway
2
Forest
2
Island
1
Mountain
4
Spirebluff Canal
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Abrade
2
Fry
3
Mazemind Tome
4
Negate
1
Jegantha, the Wellspring
3
Shark Typhoon

Marvel came with Kaladesh Remastered but unlike its Standard days, found it slightly underpowered for Historic. It’s still a blast to play, so give it a shot!

Historic Selesnya Ramp by jub77 - #265 Mythic - June 2021 Ranked Season 

Planeswalkers (4)
4
Nissa, Who Shakes the World
Creatures (21)
2
Arboreal Grazer
4
Llanowar Elves
4
Shifting Ceratops
1
Baneslayer Angel
2
Elder Gargaroth
1
Lyra Dawnbringer
3
Beanstalk Giant
4
Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite
Spells (15)
4
Emeria's Call
3
Turntimber Symbiosis
4
Explore
4
Cultivate
Lands (20)
4
Branchloft Pathway
5
Forest
3
Plains
4
Sunpetal Grove
4
Temple Garden
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Reidane, God of the Worthy
3
Relic of Progenitus
2
Declaration in Stone
3
Questing Beast
1
Baneslayer Angel
2
Elspeth Conquers Death
2
Nissa, Vital Force

Ramp strategies have been neutered down a bit with Uro now gone, but it can still do its own thing and cast powerful stuff like Ulamog and now Elesh Norn!

(H) Temur Prowess 

Companion
1
Jegantha, the Wellspring
Creatures (16)
4
Soul-Scar Mage
4
Dragonsguard Elite
4
Dreadhorde Arcanist
4
Sprite Dragon
Spells (24)
1
Spikefield Hazard
4
Abundant Harvest
3
Opt
4
Shock
2
Snakeskin Veil
4
Atarka's Command
4
Expressive Iteration
2
Quandrix Command
Lands (20)
2
Barkchannel Pathway
4
Breeding Pool
2
Rootbound Crag
4
Spirebluff Canal
4
Steam Vents
4
Stomping Ground
Cards (60)
Sideboard (15)
2
Magma Spray
1
Soul-Guide Lantern
2
Cindervines
2
Fry
2
Lava Coil
3
Negate
2
Klothys, God of Destiny
1
Jegantha, the Wellspring

If you enjoy casting spells, then well, here’s another alternative for you.

 

Creatures (9)
1
Terror of the Peaks
4
Bladewing the Risen
4
Scholar of the Lost Trove
Spells (31)
4
Faithless Looting
4
Cathartic Reunion
4
Thrilling Discovery
2
Prismari Command
4
Mizzix's Mastery
1
Final Parting
4
Unburial Rites
4
Emergent Ultimatum
4
Dragonstorm
Lands (20)
4
Hengegate Pathway
2
Inspiring Vantage
4
Needleverge Pathway
4
Riverglide Pathway
4
Sacred Foundry
2
Spirebluff Canal
Cards (60)

Dragonstorm is a fun deck, and this is your opportunity to try it because it most definitely is not worth your Wildcards!

Remember, you can find all Historic decklists on our website in our dedicated section!

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.

3 Responses

  1. Hannes77 says:

    Why is Phoenix recommended as the strongest deck to play in BO1 All Access, but two days ago Phoenix was rated on rank 10 in the BO1 list? What’s right now?

    • Fen says:

      What’s happening now is that Time Warp was banned yesterday. That’s a HUGE change.

    • DoggertQBones says:

      Phoenix isn’t nearly as good in Bo1 as it is in Bo3. The winrate is barely above 50% on ladder so it’s not the best choice.

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