Historic Shakeup – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists
This week’s Midweek Magic is Historic Shakeup, where 16 cards are banned from Historic just for this event so you can enjoy all the other strategies that might have been suppressed in the current environment!
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.
Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!
This week: We’re shaking up Historic by removing some of the most popular cards for this event! How will you adapt?
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: October 12, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to October 14, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST
- Format: Historic Shakeup
- 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)
Banned Card List
Please note that this list is in addition to the existing Historic ban and suspension list:
- Arclight Phoenix
- Bonecrusher Giant
- Burning-Tree Emissary
- Cauldron Familiar
- Collected Company
- Kor Spiritdancer
- Llanowar Elves
- Memory Lapse
- Mizzix’s Mastery
- Muxus, Goblin Grandee
- Serra’s Emissary
- Soul Warden
- Teferi, Hero of Dominaria
- Tibalt’s Trickery
- 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 Shakeup Decklists (October 2021)
Funny enough, the best performing Best of One deck is completely untouched for this event so if you want to get your wins quickly, this is likely the best option.
Even with Collected Company banned, Merfolk can still be a powerful and explosive option.
Like Monowhite Humans, Monored didn’t lose anything to the shaekup so if you already liked the deck, you can keep on playing it!
Best of One is all about speed, and it’s hard to go any faster than a Burn deck!
Neostorm has been picking up steam recently and with a few small changes you can play the combo menace here as well!
5C Niv has been struggling in the regular queues, but in these weaker ones, this is likely one of the strongest options available!
Slivers is one of the coolest tribes but hasn’t had the chops to make it in Historic. However, this may be the perfect place to give them a shot!
One of the coolest Historic decks was left mostly intact for this event. Cheese your opponents with huge threats way ahead of the curve.
Cycling has always been one of my favorite Historic decks and it’s been (unsurprisingly) untouched for this event!
We can’t wrap up a Constructed event without Control! With a few alterations, Dimir Control still looks like a strong option for those who love Blue.