Historic All Access – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists
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.
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 Name||Suspension Date||Ban Date|
|Nexus of Fate||July 13, 2020|
|Oko, Thief of Crowns||December 10, 2019||March 9, 2020|
|Once Upon a Time||December 10, 2019||March 9, 2020|
|Veil of Summer||December 10, 2019||March 9, 2020|
|Fires of Invention||June 1, 2020||July 13, 2020|
|Agent of Treachery||June 1, 2020||July 13, 2020|
|Winota, Joiner of Forces||June 8, 2020||July 13, 2020|
|Field of the Dead||August 24, 2020|
|Teferi, Time Raveler||August 3, 2020||October 12, 2020|
|Wilderness Reclamation||August 3, 2020||October 12, 2020|
|Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath||September 28, 2020||February 15, 2021|
|Omnath, Locus of Creation||October 12, 2020||February 15, 2021|
|Channel||April 15, 2021|
|Counterspell||April 15, 2021|
|Dark Ritual||April 15, 2021|
|Demonic Tutor||April 15, 2021|
|Lightning Bolt||April 15, 2021|
|Natural Order||April 15, 2021|
|Swords to Plowshares||April 15, 2021|
|Thassa’s Oracle||May 19, 2021|
|Time Warp||June 9, 2021|
- 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 Discord, WhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.
Step by step, here’s how it works:
- Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
- Take a screenshot of your event page
- Go to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website
- Join their social media channel
- Share your screenshot with a nice message on their channel
- 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!
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:
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!
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!
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!
If you enjoy casting spells, then well, here’s another alternative for you.
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!