Historic Brawl – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists
Another week, another FNM at Home Event, another free Promo Pack from your local game store up for grabs! This week’s format is Historic Brawl, where you can use cards from every single set on Arena to build the most interesting and unique Brawl decks you possibly can! Read on for more information and for decklists you can use in the event.
- Duration: May 7th @ 4:00 PM PT to May 9th @ 4:00 AM PT
- Format: Historic Brawl
- 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)
The following cards are banned:
- Demonic Tutor
- Drannith Magistrate
- Gideon’s Intervention
- Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
- Lutri, the Spellchaser
- Meddling Mage
- Natural Order
- Nexus of Fate
- Oko, Thief of Crowns
- Runed Halo
- Sorcerous Spyglass
- Tainted Pact
- Teferi, Time Raveler
- Winota, Joiner of Forces
- 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 with two in-game cosmetic items from the 36 available (the Ajani sleeve will be temporarily unavailable as it was recently featured as a separate reward). There are sleeves on offer 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 (give them a little bit of time—many of them are getting this information today as well). Another is to head to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website. Not every store has a website on there right now, but our teams here are reaching out to our stores to help them set up options and connect them to our store locator. Many of them will be setting 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
- The store will message you a code* back.
*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!
Historic Brawl Decklists
Check out our new Strixhaven-themed Commanders! We’ve also left up some lists that were built/updated in Kaldheim, which shouldn’t take very much updating at all to regain their full strength.
Please note that unfortunately the Learn/Lesson mechanic is essentially banned in Brawl, since you can’t have a sideboard. The Mystical Archives that aren’t banned have given the format a bit of a power spike though!
As always, feel free to change some cards around if you don’t have every single one: each card matters less in Brawl, since you’re less likely to draw any individual one! While some of them are pretty important to certain archetypes, such as main tutor targets – Craterhoof Behemoth for Finale of Devasation, for example – Historic’s card pool is so big that you’ll almost always be able to find something else that does the job, though perhaps not quite as well.
Old Historic Brawl Decks
These decks, from a variety of eras, will take more work to update and tune, but should provide an interesting and fun deckbuilding challenge!
Our site provides decks for almost every Arena event, so just check back whenever you need them – here’s the event schedule.