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Historic Metagame Challenge: Event Guide, Resources, and 7 Win Decklists

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The Historic Metagame Challenge event is a limited-time competitive event held over this weekend, where players can compete for some big prizes. If you’re feeling confident in Historic or in your skill, this may be the perfect opportunity to earn a bunch of packs!

This May 2023 edition of the event comes a month before the release of The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth on June 20 and shakes the meta back up again! It’s time to test out your decks against other like minded players to see if you can get the coveted seven wins!

In this guide, we’ll give you a overview of the event, resources, our recommended decklists, and sample decklists from players that achieved the maximum 7 wins as they become available.

Event Details

Historic Metagame Challenge

Bring your Historic deck and play best-of-three matches! You’ll receive rewards based on how many matches you win.

Historic Metagame Challenge is an analogous event to the Standard Metagame Challenge that happens not long after the release of a new set. It gives players the opportunity to win huge rewards in a relatively new metagame where the new cards from the latest set are being tested.

  • Duration: May 26, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST – May 29, 2023 at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Historic
  • Entry Fee: 2,000 Gold or 400 Gems
  • Ends After: 7 wins or 1 loss (whichever comes first – single elimination)
  • Match Structure: Best-of-three matches (BO3)


7 wins5,000 gold + 30 packs
6 wins4,000 gold + 20 packs
5 wins3,000 gold + 10 packs
4 wins2,500 gold + 5 packs
3 wins2,000 gold + 3 packs
2 wins1,500 gold + 1 packs
1 win1,000 gold
0 wins500 gold


This is going to be a unique event as most players are not going to have much, if any, practice going into the event and the many of your opponents may not want to invest their resources to obtain the new Anthology cards only a week after the game update.

Premium Article

Here is our Premium article on our recommendations going into the event!

Historic Metagame and Tier List

Check out our Historic Metagame and Tier List sections on how the format has shifted since the new sets.

Historic Guides

If you need more in-depth guides on specific Historic decks, check out our Historic guide section. We have deck primers, matchups, sideboard guides, tips and tricks for many of the most popular decks you can pick up for Historic.

Historic Decks

Want to research and test yourself? We have a whole database of Historic decks from the top echelons of the Mythic ladder or the latest tournaments:

Historic Metagame Challenge 7 Win Decklists

Below we have collected all the 7 win decks from this event, and we hope to showcase a nice variety of deck archetypes. We will continue to add decks here until the event concludes on May 29. You can also find these Historic decks and more at our deck database.

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