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Historic Shakeup – Midweek Magic Event Guide and Decklists

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!


Event Details

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)

Event Rewards

WinsReward
1 WinRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
2 WinsRare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
3 WinsOne 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 Banned CardsAdditional Historic Shakeup Banned Cards
Agent of TreacheryArclight Phoenix
BrainstormArchmage's Charm
ChannelCauldron Familiar
CounterspellCollected Company
Dark RitualDivine Purge
Demonic TutorDragon's Rage Channeler
Field of the DeadEsper Sentinel
Lightning BoltExpressive Iteration
Memory LapseFaithless Looting
Natural OrderGhitu Lavarunner
Nexus of FateGreasefang, Okiba Boss
Oko, Thief of CrownsHeliod, Sun-Crowned
Omnath, Locus of CreationKor Spiritdancer
Swords to PlowsharesLlanowar Elves
Thassa's OracleLotus Field
Tibalt's TrickeryLurrus of the Dream-Den
Time WarpMizzix's Mastery
Uro, Titan of Nature's WrathMuxus, Goblin Grandee
Veil of SummerNiv-Mizzet Reborn
Wilderness ReclamationTeferi, Hero of Dominaria
Winota, Joiner of ForcesThoughtseize

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.

Historic Shakeup Mono White Humans
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
39 rare
4 uncommon
17 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+

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.

Historic Shakeup Mono Red Burn
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
12 rare
21 uncommon
27 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Companion
Creatures (16)
4
Bomat Courier
$1.40
4
Soul-Scar Mage
$11.16
Instants (8)
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
Sorceries (15)
3
Pillar of Flame
$0.75
Enchantments (1)
Lands (20)
16
Mountain
$4.00
4
Ramunap Ruins
$3.16
60 Cards
$43.76
Sideboard
1 Cards
$3.99

With a litany of cheap threats and burn spells, Mono Red Burn is excellent at closing games out quickly.

Historic Shakeup Azorius Auras
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
21 rare
18 uncommon
21 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Instants (2)
2
Spell Pierce
$0.50
Enchantments (21)
3
Arcane Flight
$0.75
2
Aether Tunnel
$0.58
Lands (22)
3
Island
$0.75
7
Plains
$1.75
4
Glacial Fortress
$19.96
60 Cards
$186.46

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.

Historic Shakeup Boros Cycling
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
16 rare
20 uncommon
24 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Companion
Creatures (20)
4
Flourishing Fox
$1.00
4
Drannith Healer
$1.00
4
Valiant Rescuer
$1.00
4
Hollow One
$7.16
Instants (4)
4
Zenith Flare
$1.00
Sorceries (4)
4
Go for Blood
$1.00
Enchantments (8)
4
Footfall Crater
$1.00
4
Cast Out
$1.00
Lands (24)
1
Mountain
$0.25
3
Plains
$0.75
4
Forgotten Cave
$1.00
4
Secluded Steppe
$1.00
4
Sacred Foundry
$107.96
60 Cards
$230.04
Sideboard
1 Cards
$3.99

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.

Historic Shakeup Gruul Treasure Storm
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
1 mythic
38 rare
8 uncommon
13 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Sorceries (10)
1
Grapeshot
$0.25
Enchantments (4)
Lands (20)
1
Forest
$0.25
1
Mountain
$0.25
4
Rockfall Vale
$11.16
4
Ketria Triome
$71.96
4
Stomping Ground
$59.96
60 Cards
$347.64

The newest hotness in Alchemy, Gruul Treasure Storm utilizes the new Alchemy cards for an explosive and powerful combo deck. Also be sure to check out the deck guide here.

Historic Shakeup Gruul Turbo Emissary
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
15 mythic
30 rare
4 uncommon
11 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (3)
Creatures (4)
Sorceries (8)
4
Transmogrify
$2.76
Artifacts (4)
Enchantments (16)
4
Ranger Class
$3.96
Lands (25)
7
Mountain
$1.75
4
Rootbound Crag
$17.96
4
Rockfall Vale
$11.16
4
Stomping Ground
$59.96
60 Cards
$298.9

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.

Historic Shakeup Izzet Blitz
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
29 rare
21 uncommon
10 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Companion
Creatures (16)
4
Soul-Scar Mage
$11.16
4
A-Symmetry Sage
$0.00
4
Sprite Dragon
$2.76
Instants (13)
4
Play with Fire
$7.96
4
Consider
$11.96
Sorceries (12)
4
Reckless Charge
$1.00
4
Crash Through
$1.00
Lands (19)
1
Island
$0.25
1
Mountain
$0.25
4
Spirebluff Canal
$111.96
4
Steam Vents
$91.96
60 Cards
$347.38
Sideboard
1 Cards
$3.99

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.

Historic Shakeup Izzet Creativity
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
5 mythic
32 rare
5 uncommon
18 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (2)
1
The Locust God
$3.99
Instants (22)
2
Pact of Negation
$25.98
2
Unsubstantiate
$0.50
4
Fire Prophecy
$1.00
2
Silundi Vision
$0.98
4
Prismari Command
$17.96
4
Big Score
$3.16
Sorceries (6)
2
Strangle
$0.50
Enchantments (8)
4
Shark Typhoon
$75.96
Lands (22)
3
Island
$0.75
4
Mountain
$1.00
4
Steam Vents
$91.96
60 Cards
$519.56

Looking to end games on the spot with Indomitable Creativity, Izzet Creativity looks to control the board, amass Treasure tokens, and win out of nowhere.

Historic Shakeup Rakdos Anvil
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
4 mythic
25 rare
12 uncommon
19 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (9)
Instants (8)
4
Fatal Push
$17.96
4
Deadly Dispute
$11.16
Artifacts (9)
1
Blood Fountain
$0.59
4
Oni-Cult Anvil
$1.00
Enchantments (12)
Lands (22)
2
Mountain
$0.50
4
Swamp
$1.00
4
Haunted Ridge
$67.96
4
Blood Crypt
$91.96
60 Cards
$529.13

Utilizing the very power Oni-Cult Anvil, Rakdos has so many ways to drain the opponent out and is extremely difficult to stop.

Historic Shakeup Simic Flash
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
4 mythic
25 rare
16 uncommon
15 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Planeswalkers (4)
Creatures (10)
4
Brazen Borrower
$83.96
2
Frilled Mystic
$0.50
Instants (24)
4
Fading Hope
$3.96
4
Growth Spiral
$2.76
4
Make Disappear
$1.00
3
Divide by Zero
$0.75
3
Rewind
$1.05
2
Memory Deluge
$1.58
Lands (22)
4
Forest
$1.00
3
Island
$0.75
4
Fabled Passage
$23.96
4
Breeding Pool
$103.96
60 Cards
$300.94
7 Cards
$2.49

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.

Historic Shakeup Simic Merfolk
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
6 mythic
17 rare
28 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
60 Cards
$227.38

With a litany of strong tribal payoffs, Simic Merfolk can get on board quickly and grow out of control just as quickly.

Historic Shakeup Jund Combo Goblins
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
0 mythic
31 rare
20 uncommon
9 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (31)
4
Putrid Goblin
$1.16
4
Goblin Matron
$5.16
3
Pashalik Mons
$8.37
Enchantments (4)
Lands (25)
1
Mountain
$0.25
4
Rockfall Vale
$11.16
4
Stomping Ground
$59.96
4
Blood Crypt
$91.96
60 Cards
$266.82

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.

Historic Shakeup Temur Clover
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
4 mythic
31 rare
12 uncommon
13 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (23)
4
Fae of Wishes
$1.40
4
Brazen Borrower
$83.96
4
Beanstalk Giant
$1.00
Instants (2)
2
Abrade
$0.50
Sorceries (4)
Artifacts (4)
4
Lucky Clover
$1.00
Lands (27)
6
Forest
$1.50
3
Island
$0.75
2
Mountain
$0.50
3
Rootbound Crag
$13.47
2
Breeding Pool
$51.98
4
Ketria Triome
$71.96
3
Steam Vents
$68.97
2
Stomping Ground
$29.98
60 Cards
$350.56
Sideboard
1
Negate
$0.25
1
Thud
$0.59
1
Shadowspear
$22.99
7 Cards
$48.6

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.

Historic Shakeup Temur Neostorm
by DoggertQBones
Historic
best of 1
5 mythic
36 rare
11 uncommon
8 common
0
1
2
3
4
5
6+
Creatures (26)
4
Gilded Goose
$13.96
4
Paradise Druid
$1.56
1
Combat Celebrant
$17.99
4
Dualcaster Mage
$1.56
4
Glasspool Mimic
$23.96
Instants (8)
3
Pact of Negation
$38.97
2
Opt
$0.50
Sorceries (8)
4
Neoform
$2.36
Lands (18)
4
Breeding Pool
$103.96
1
Ketria Triome
$17.99
4
Steam Vents
$91.96
2
Stomping Ground
$29.98
60 Cards
$431.56

One of the scariest decks in Historic, Temur Neoform can consistently win on turn 4 or even on turn 3 with the broken interaction between Sea Gate Stormcaller, Neoform, and Dualcaster Mage.


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