Historic Artisan – Festival Event Guide and Decklists

Festival: Historic Artisan

The Festival events series is back! We’re kicking things off the second week with Historic Artisan, a very different format from the regular constructed formats on Arena, in that you’re only allowed to use commons and uncommons. As a result, the decks end up looking entirely different – fewer colours, more building around mechanics than specific cards, and you probably won’t recognise most of the cards in them! Many of the new decks also feature cards from the new Historic Anthology 4.

As always, our event guide features background info and rewards, alongside a whole bunch of decklists from Drifter, our expert Limited deck builder, to give you all the tools you need to conquer your foes! MTG Arena Zone does decks for every single event, so check the event schedule for the next one.

Event Details

  • Duration: March 13, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST – March 16, 2021 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Historic Artisan
  • Entry Fee: 2500 Gold or 500 Gems
  • Ends After: You can keep playing, but rewards do not go past six wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-one matches (BO1)

Event Rewards

Banned Card List

The banned card list has been amended from the previous event:

Historic Artisan Decklists

The dozen decks below are all ready to go. For some older decks that may need just a little updating to crush the competition or if you just want to complete the event with no new cards, check out our evergreen Historic Artisan format page!

Drifter

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