Jumpstart: Historic Horizons – Day 1 Decks from Across the Web

Vesperlark Art by Raoul Vitale
Jumpstart: Historic Horizons

Today saw the release of Jumpstart: Historic Horizons, the first set to ever feature cards designed specifically for digital play. Like its predecessor, Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is a designed play experience where two packs with different themes are combined into a functional deck and played against each other.

However, the set is also poised to have a major impact on constructed Historic, as all of the cards in J:HH will be legal in the format. Many cards from Modern Horizons and Modern Horizons 2, powerful sets originally designed to shake up the Modern format, are being added to Historic as well. You can find all of the details about the set through the links above.

In this article, we’ve assembled a collection of some of the new decks that have been shared by MTG content creators and competitive players since the set’s release.

New Archetypes in Historic

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is a juiced set, absolutely filled with powerful cards that are already spawning new archetypes as deck brewers from across the world start testing out new ideas.

As the set was just released today, all of the decks presented are in their first stages of development as players try new cards and synergies, and compete to find the strongest things to be doing in the new format meta.

With that being said, there are a few new archetypes that are attracting a lot of attention among deckbuilders. After the new “Perpetual” mechanic from Jumpstart was revealed, players quickly noticed a two card infinite combo between Vesperlark and Davriel’s Withering. Now that the set has been released, players are trying out various shells built around the interaction.

Enough support has been added through Jumpstart: Historic Horizons for the Merfolk tribe to at least be a consideration in Historic. Merfolk decks have seen some play in the past, but have never really been strong enough to be a tiered deck. Whether the new cards are powerful enough to make the archetype competitive is yet to be seen.

Dragon’s Rage Channeler is one of the most powerful cards in the set, and it’s very likely that at least one shell built around the card will be a player in Historic. On top of the card itself being very powerful, it also plays quite nicely with Dreadhorde Arcanist, a buildaround that has already spawned its own competitive archetype in Historic.

Many other archetypes have received some nice upgrades, including Humans, blink decks, and more. Follow the links below to check out various decklists featuring new cards from Jumpstart: Historic Horizons.


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