Hello everyone! This week’s Midweek Magic is Historic Shakeup! Historic Shakeup is the Historic we all know and love, but with a significantly larger banlist! A lot of the best cards were hit, so what would Historic look like without them?
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. Fully updated for the June 2022 event, with the new banlist!
Welcome to Midweek Magic! Each week, try out a different way to play MTG Arena!
We’re removing some of Historic’s most popular and powerful cards. Search for new strategies and bring the best 60-card deck you can create!
Find out more details about this and upcoming Midweek Magic events HERE.
- Duration: June 14, 2021 @ 8:00 AM PST to June 16, 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)
|1 Win||Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)|
|2 Wins||Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)|
|3 Wins||One Random Cosmetic Item|
Banned Card List
More cards prominent in the Historic metagame have been added to the banlist since the last time Historic Shakeup came around. It is interesting to note that only one Alchemy card has been affected, almost as if this event is encouraging their use!
Historic Shakeup Decklists (June 2022)
We have 14 Historic Shakeup decks that use the best remaining cards in Historic, but if you’re looking for more inspiration, you can go have a look at the deck database.
If you’re unsure what deck to play, Mono White is always a great option. With a brutal curve and great threats, you can easily get under any opponent.
With a litany of cheap threats and burn spells, Mono Red Burn is excellent at closing games out quickly.
Despite losing two excellent cards, Azorius Auras is still quite powerful and difficult to stop as every creature can quickly grow and replace itself if the opponent has interactino.
Utilizing every strong Cycling card and the extremely powerful Zenith Flare, Boros Cycling is a unique deck that can be brutally fast and hard to disrupt.
Looking to cheat out a Serra's Emissary as fast as possible, this deck can easily lock out a large variety of decks that are reliant on one avenue to win.
If you like playing Prowess style decks, Izzet Blitz is likely the fastest deck in Historic using all cheap creatures, cantrips, and burn to stack up triggers and damage.
Utilizing the very power Oni-Cult Anvil, Rakdos has so many ways to drain the opponent out and is extremely difficult to stop.
The perfect answer to slower decks or combo decks, Simic Flash will interact early and often then deploy one threat that it can protect and ride to victory.
With a litany of strong tribal payoffs, Simic Merfolk can get on board quickly and grow out of control just as quickly.
Ported from Altheriax’s Mythic #1 list, Goblin Combo has a mix of great tribal synergies with a flashy end game to kill the opponent in one turn.
My favorite Historic deck ever, Temur Clover is a simple deck that has insane power utilizing the powerful engine of Lucky Clover and Adventure creatures.