Historic Brawl – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists – January 2022

Golos, Tireless Golem Art by Joseph Meehan
Golos, Tireless Golem Art by Joseph Meehan

This week’s Midweek Magic is Historic Brawl! This is Arena’s form of Commander (EDH) where you can use (almost) any card you want to craft your perfect 100 card deck! Keep in mind that you can use the new Alchemy cards and must use the rebalanced version of certain Standard cards.

Players can enter the event for free, win some free Rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) and a random cosmetic item on the third win. Below is everything you need to know about the event as well as the list of decks you can use for this event.


Event Details

Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!

This week’s event is Historic Brawl: Bring a 100-card deck led by your favorite legendary creature or planeswalker in Historic. Choose your champion and fight to the top of the heap!

Find out more details about this and upcoming Midweek Magic events HERE.

  • Duration: January 4, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST to January 6, 2022 @ 8:00 AM PST
  • FormatHistoric 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)

Event Rewards

Please note, starting with Innistrad: Crimson Vow, the Midweek Magic promotion given out by your local game store has now phased out, and now replaced with an additional reward on the third win.

WinsReward
1 WinRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
2 WinsRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
3 WinsOne Random Cosmetic Item

Historic Brawl Decklists (January 2022)

Check out all 10 of our Historic Brawl decks, find what you like, and grab those wins you need! You can find the complete list at the end, including more from the community and in our deck database.

Adeline Budget Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
0 mythic
1 rare
39 uncommon
60 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (8)
1
Fight as One
$0.25
1
Valorous Stance
$0.25
1
Raise the Alarm
$0.25
1
Phalanx Tactics
$0.25
1
Sejiri Shelter
$0.79
1
Inspired Charge
$0.25
Artifacts (7)
1
Bonesplitter
$0.25
1
Ancestral Blade
$0.25
1
Barbed Spike
$0.25
1
Heraldic Banner
$1.29
1
Icy Manipulator
$0.25
Enchantments (6)
1
Cast Out
$0.25
Lands (37)
33
Plains
$8.25
1
Field of Ruin
$0.25
1
Cryptic Caves
$0.25
1
Shefet Dunes
$0.29
1
Idyllic Grange
$0.25
100 Cards
$35.7

For those who are either strapped for wildcards or not looking to invest into this event, Monowhite has your back! Although clearly not as strong as a normal deck, there are a good amount of decks that can’t beat a reasonable aggressive curve making this your best option if you don’t want to use any Rares or Mythics!

Baral Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
8 mythic
57 rare
21 uncommon
13 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (39)
1
Pact of Negation
$14.99
1
Brainstorm
$0.99
1
Opt
$2.49
1
Syncopate
$0.25
1
Stifle
$10.99
1
Swan Song
$20.99
1
Miscast
$1.79
1
Consider
$1.99
1
Fading Hope
$0.25
1
Counterspell
$4.99
1
Memory Lapse
$2.79
1
Negate
$2.49
1
Essence Scatter
$0.25
1
Censor
$0.25
1
Tale’s End
$1.99
1
Disallow
$5.99
1
Supreme Will
$0.25
1
Neutralize
$0.25
1
Saw It Coming
$0.79
1
Rewind
$0.35
1
Memory Deluge
$10.99
1
Spell Swindle
$3.99
Sorceries (2)
1
Time Warp
$47.99
Artifacts (4)
1
Witching Well
$0.25
1
Midnight Clock
$0.79
Lands (34)
1
Lonely Sandbar
$0.25
1
Blast Zone
$3.49
1
Castle Vantress
$8.99
1
Fabled Passage
$10.99
1
Ipnu Rivulet
$0.29
1
Faceless Haven
$6.99
100 Cards
$409.34

Considered one of the best decks around, Baral makes a mockery of any deck that isn’t lightning fast as it will counter every spell the opponent has for days.

Yawgmoth Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
12 mythic
28 rare
18 uncommon
42 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (5)
1
Malakir Rebirth
$2.99
1
Village Rites
$2.29
1
Deadly Dispute
$2.99
Sorceries (2)
Artifacts (7)
1
Mind Stone
$1.49
1
Arcane Signet
$34.99
1
The Immortal Sun
$32.99
Lands (35)
30
Swamp
$7.50
1
Castle Locthwain
$16.99
1
Hostile Hostel
$2.99
1
Phyrexian Tower
$29.99
100 Cards
$591.02

If you like intricate, synergy driven decks, you can’t do better than Yawgmoth. With a relatively fast game plan that can turn grindy at the drop of a hat, Yawgmoth excels against creature strategies and still works against slower decks.

Rahilda Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
11 mythic
59 rare
14 uncommon
16 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (2)
Instants (8)
1
Lightning Bolt
$3.49
1
Shock
$1.79
1
Play with Fire
$1.29
1
Hungry Flames
$0.25
1
Risk Factor
$1.99
1
Slaying Fire
$0.25
Artifacts (3)
1
Bonesplitter
$0.25
1
Embercleave
$18.99
Enchantments (3)
1
The Akroan War
$0.29
Lands (37)
1
Forgotten Cave
$0.25
1
Castle Embereth
$5.49
1
Ramunap Ruins
$0.69
1
Dwarven Mine
$0.25
1
Faceless Haven
$6.99
100 Cards
$242.96

If you like playing fast games of Magic, Rahilda can definitely help you out! Pretty much a Monored deck, this will punish some of the slower offerings in Historic Brawl and decimate anything not trying to win relatively quickly.

Muxus Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
2 mythic
59 rare
25 uncommon
14 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (1)
1
Lightning Bolt
$3.49
Sorceries (3)
1
Tundra Fumarole
$0.35
1
Irencrag Feat
$2.99
Artifacts (7)
1
Mind Stone
$1.49
1
Guardian Idol
$0.59
1
Arcane Signet
$34.99
1
Coldsteel Heart
$3.49
1
Herald's Horn
$8.99
1
Heraldic Banner
$1.29
Lands (39)
1
Castle Embereth
$5.49
1
Ramunap Ruins
$0.69
1
Faceless Haven
$6.99
100 Cards
$196.15

My personal favorite Historic Brawl deck, Muxus looks to leverage every available goblin to make resolving a Muxus as devastating as it can possibly be.

Ishkanah Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
15 mythic
60 rare
17 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (6)
1
Doom Blade
$2.99
1
Grisly Salvage
$0.25
1
Heartless Act
$0.49
1
Infernal Grasp
$2.49
1
Putrefy
$2.79
Sorceries (8)
1
Thoughtseize
$24.99
1
Dig Up
$2.29
1
Explore
$0.25
1
Sign in Blood
$0.79
1
Into the North
$1.99
Artifacts (4)
1
Mind Stone
$1.49
1
Arcane Signet
$37.99
1
Mazemind Tome
$2.79
100 Cards
$610.94

Midrange decks are hard to come by in Historic Brawl, but Ishkanah may be a way to make it work! With a lot of self mill elements and plenty of interaction, Ishkanah is looking to grind out the opponent by constantly accruing resources while diminishing the opponent’s.

Edgar Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
11 mythic
41 rare
17 uncommon
31 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Instants (8)
1
Doom Blade
$2.99
1
Heartless Act
$0.49
1
Vanishing Verse
$3.49
1
Infernal Grasp
$2.49
1
Power Word Kill
$0.25
1
Mortify
$3.49
Sorceries (5)
1
Thoughtseize
$23.99
1
Crippling Fear
$1.49
1
Haunting Voyage
$5.49
1
Emeria’s Call
$3.99
Artifacts (6)
1
Mind Stone
$1.49
1
Guardian Idol
$0.59
1
Arcane Signet
$34.99
1
Pyre of Heroes
$2.79
1
Coldsteel Heart
$3.49
Enchantments (4)
1
Phyrexian Arena
$19.99
Lands (40)
12
Plains
$3.00
15
Swamp
$3.75
1
Command Tower
$0.49
1
Isolated Chapel
$4.99
1
Castle Locthwain
$16.99
1
Fabled Passage
$10.99
1
Voldaren Estate
$1.99
1
Godless Shrine
$17.99
100 Cards
$534.94

Generally when you think of Vampire you think Rakdos, but I would argue Orzhov is the stronger color combination now! With Edgar acting as a great lord and plenty of Vampires to choose from, this deck can work on both fast and slower axes.

Winota Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
9 mythic
41 rare
16 uncommon
34 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Planeswalkers (1)
Instants (4)
1
Lightning Bolt
$3.49
1
Fight as One
$0.25
1
Raise the Alarm
$0.25
Sorceries (4)
1
Dragon Fodder
$0.25
1
Emeria’s Call
$3.99
Enchantments (2)
Lands (39)
11
Mountain
$2.75
16
Plains
$4.00
1
Command Tower
$0.49
1
Blinkmoth Nexus
$3.49
1
Castle Embereth
$5.49
1
Furycalm Snarl
$3.49
1
Sundown Pass
$7.49
1
Ramunap Ruins
$0.69
1
Sacred Foundry
$27.99
100 Cards
$282.93

If you’re looking for a powerful deck, you don’t need to look much further than Winota. Capable of consistently winning the game on turn 4, Winota is extremely fast and pretty hard to disrupt in general.

Sisay Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
14 mythic
27 rare
19 uncommon
40 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
1
Captain Sisay
$19.99
Planeswalkers (3)
1
The Wanderer
$0.79
1
Vivien Reid
$8.99
Instants (11)
1
Mana Tithe
$2.29
1
Gods Willing
$1.79
1
Veil of Summer
$8.49
1
Fight as One
$0.25
1
Snakeskin Veil
$0.99
1
Sejiri Shelter
$0.79
Sorceries (4)
1
Regrowth
$2.79
Artifacts (13)
1
Mox Amber
$34.99
1
Shadowspear
$29.99
1
Mind Stone
$1.49
1
Guardian Idol
$0.59
1
Arcane Signet
$34.99
1
Coldsteel Heart
$3.49
1
Nyx Lotus
$7.49
1
Paradox Engine
$5.49
1
The Immortal Sun
$32.99
1
Chromatic Orrery
$29.99
1
The Great Henge
$79.99
Enchantments (1)
1
Guardian Project
$17.99
Lands (37)
15
Forest
$5.25
12
Plains
$3.00
1
Aether Hub
$0.29
1
Command Tower
$0.49
1
Sunpetal Grove
$6.49
1
Fabled Passage
$10.99
1
Temple Garden
$14.99
100 Cards
$673.37

For those who have plenty of wildcards to burn, Sisay may be the best Historic Brawl deck as it features a combo kill that is rather hard to disrupt. If you don’t know how the combo works, check out the original deck designer’s comment on the original list here!

Golos Historic Brawl
by DoggertQBones
Historic Brawl
best of 1
18 mythic
58 rare
14 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Commander
Sorceries (12)
1
Explore
$0.25
1
Into the North
$1.99
1
Cultivate
$1.29
1
Migration Path
$1.29
1
Time Warp
$47.99
1
Hour of Promise
$0.69
Artifacts (5)
1
Mind Stone
$1.49
1
Guardian Idol
$0.59
1
Arcane Signet
$37.99
1
Coldsteel Heart
$3.49
Lands (40)
1
Forest
$0.35
1
Island
$0.25
1
Swamp
$0.25
1
Command Tower
$0.49
1
Drowned Catacomb
$10.99
1
Sunpetal Grove
$6.49
1
Bojuka Bog
$1.99
1
Field of Ruin
$0.25
1
Fabled Passage
$10.99
1
The World Tree
$5.99
1
Shipwreck Marsh
$16.99
1
Deathcap Glade
$11.99
1
Breeding Pool
$32.99
1
Ketria Triome
$14.99
1
Temple Garden
$14.99
1
Steam Vents
$29.99
1
Raugrin Triome
$14.99
1
Watery Grave
$18.99
1
Stomping Ground
$14.99
1
Sacred Foundry
$27.99
1
Savai Triome
$11.99
1
Godless Shrine
$17.99
1
Indatha Triome
$10.99
1
Overgrown Tomb
$18.99
1
Zagoth Triome
$14.99
100 Cards
$910.64

The final list for the ballers of Historic Brawl, Golos is a super appealing commander as it’s very powerful, but lets you build it any way you want! Traditionally it’s like a ramp deck as I built it, but feel free to take it any direction your heart desires!

DoggertQBones

Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on Twitch and Discord.

6 Responses

  1. grokking says:

    why the baral deck’s commander is fblthp?

    • DoggertQBones says:

      That’s a great question! Generally I have a good answer for errors in articles but I have no idea how that one happened. Fixed and thanks for letting us know!

  2. Tizoc says:

    The events details mention 60-card deck, same mistake is actually visible on Wizards page. Got confused for a bit thinking it was a throwback variant, but it’s 100 cards in fact.

  3. j2sjosh says:

    Baral deck has Faceless Haven and regular Islands