Historic Pauper – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists
This week’s Midweek Magic gives you another opportunity to play Historic Pauper! Remember, you can only use commons from any of the sets on Arena so you’ll have to get very creative!
As usual, players can enter the event for free, win some free Rare Individual Card Rewards (ICRs) and send a proof of your participation to your local game store (LGS) to obtain a Midweek Magic Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items. Below is everything you need to know about the event as well as the list of decks you can use for this event.
Check out the full schedule of the Midweek Magic events as well as other MTG Arena events on our event calendar.
Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!
This week: Bring a 60-card Historic deck using only common cards and basic lands!
You can receive a code for a Midweek Magic Promo Pack containing two cosmetic items when you share your results with your local game store. Find out how HERE.
*Note: While supplies last. Not all stores are participating.
- Duration: August 31, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to September 2, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST
- Format: Historic Pauper
- 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)
- 1 Win: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
- 2 Wins: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
Midweek Magic Promo Pack
In addition, you can contact your favorite local game store for a Midweek Magic code, either online or (where safe) in person, that can be redeemed for extra in-game rewards. You’ll be able to redeem up to one code every week, and each code redemption will reward you two in-game cosmetic items.
HOW TO GET A REWARD CODE FROM YOUR STORE
Some stores have robust online communities, and others may 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. Another is to head to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website. Many of them have set up online communities through Discord, WhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.
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
- Your store will message you a code* through that social media channel
*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 Pauper Decklists (August 2021)
Where other players may go clunky, we’re going lean. Our curve is as low as any deck could reasonably play and can easily kill the opponent starting turn 4!
A blend between aggression and interaction, Monoblue doesn’t have the best interaction for creatures, but it’s creatures are second to none. If you like tempo decks, this is the deck for you.
Similarly to Monowhite, we’re looking to go lean, but Monoblack gets access to nice removal on top of a solid curve. Furthermore, this deck has a lot of grindy capabilities with Audacious Thief and Phyrexian Rager at the top of the curve.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, this is one of my favorite Historic Pauper decks ever and it has only gotten better since I first brewed this a year or so ago. All your creatures accrue value at some point and you have the 8 life draining enchantments to grind out any opponent!
The final and perhaps best aggro deck on this list, Monored has always been a force to be reckoned with in Pauper as you have access to a lot of powerful and efficient spells even at the Common rarity.
Green is great at ramping, so why deny what it clearly wants to do? This deck is perfectly straight forward and proactive: play some ramp then play huge threats.
Similar to Monogreen, this deck is looking to ramp and then play some big threats, but getting access to Blue gives us a lot of excellent threats as well as Growth Spiral!
If you like traditional Control decks, Dimir is here for you. You have a great suite of interaction and solid value creatures to keep your foot on the gas.
Now we’re delving into spicy territory! Historic Pauper tends to be pretty creature focused, so why not steal them from the opponents and use them better than they could!
The final and perhaps coolest deck on the list, this deck is looking to get a big threat in the graveyard through one of our early plays and bring it back with one of our 8 reanimation spells! Turn 4 Evoked Soul of Migration into turn 5 bring it back is a pretty absurd play in Pauper!