Historic Challenge Event Guide and Decklists – April 2021


The Historic Challege event returns to MTG Arena for two days, an event with a high entry fee and huge rewards to match! Players will test their mettle in a competitive, high-risk, high-reward environment comparable to the Competitive Metagame Challenge. In this guide, we will guide you though the event updated for April 2021, as well as the best decks to try for this event that players are using to achieve good results as the event progresses. Read on to find out more!

Event Details

  • Duration: April 3, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST – April 6, 2021 @ 11:00 AM PST (players will have until September 8, 8 AM PT to join the event)
  • Format: Historic
  • Entry Fee: 10000 Gold or 2000 Gems
  • Ends After: 8 wins or 3 losses (whichever comes first)
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)

Event Rewards

815,00040 Historic booster packs
710,00020 Historic booster packs
68,00012 Historic booster packs
56,0008 Historic booster packs
44,0004 Historic Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)
33,0004 Historic ICRs
22,0004 Historic ICRs
11,0004 Historic ICRs
004 Historic ICRs

Historic Booster Packs

Store pack rewards received will be evenly split between the following sets: Guilds of RavnicaRavnica AllegianceAmonkhet Remastered, and Kaladesh Remastered.

Historic Individual Card Rewards (ICRs)

Historic ICRs grant cards from pack releases on MTG Arena. They do not include cards that were released outside of packs (e.g. cards from Historic Anthologies). Historic rare ICRs may upgrade to a mythic rare, each rare is twice as likely to be awarded as each mythic rare. Card sleeve rewards are evenly distributed and duplicate protected; if you already have all four card sleeves in your collection you will receive no additional reward.

In addition to the rewards based on your play record, all players who enter will receive the Thopter Pie Network sleeve.

Thopter Pie card sleeve

Historic Challenge Decklists

Below we will be posting the decks that players have used to conquer the event itself (generally aiming for 6 wins or better). We’ll try post them as soon as they are submitted so you don’t miss out! Updated for the April 2021 event.


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