Standard Shakeup – FNM at Home Event Guide and Decklists

Standard Shakeup is back for the Kaldheim Standard metagame! This event bans the most played cards in the current Standard format, in addition to the ones already on the banlist. Read on for all the event information and a variety of decklists, as brewed up fresh or adapted from current Standard lists by Drifter!

Event Information

We’re shaking Standard up with an additional banned list for this event only!

  • Duration: March 18th at 5 pm PST – March 20th at 12 AM PST
  • Format: Standard 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

Here are the cards banned for this event:

  • Binding the Old Gods
  • Bonecrusher Giant
  • Brazen Borrower
  • Claim the Firstborn
  • Embercleave
  • Goldspan Dragon
  • Lovestruck Beast
  • Luminarch Aspirant
  • Omen of the Sea
  • Showdown of the Skalds
  • Thieves’ Guild Enforcer
  • Tibalt’s Trickery
  • Ugin the Spirit Dragon
  • Valki, God of Lies
  • Yorion, Sky Nomad
  • Zenith Flare

Here are the cards that are already banned in Standard:

  • Cauldron Familiar
  • Escape to the Wilds
  • Fires of Invention
  • Lucky Clover
  • Oko, Thief of Crowns
  • Omnath, Locus of Creation
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath (THB) 229

Event Rewards

  • 1 Win: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)
  • 2 Wins: Rare Individual Card Reward (ICR)

MTG Arena Promo Pack

You can also redeem one code for a MTG Arena Promo Pack every week, which will reward you with two in-game cosmetic items from the 36 available (the Ajani sleeve will be temporarily unavailable as it was recently featured as a separate reward). There are sleeves on offer featuring the Japanese Planeswalker alternate art, new Guild themed sleeves, Ikoria card styles, the Tamiyo player avatar, and more. The code is obtained from your local game store’s online community, as outlined in the Wizard’s official article:

HOW TO GET A REWARD CODE FROM YOUR STORE

Some stores have robust online communities, and others will 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 DiscordWhatsApp, and Facebook, so you may have to join or download one of those applications.

Step by step, here’s how it works:

  1. Play in the event (win or lose as much as you want)
  2. Take a screenshot of your event page
  3. Go to locator.wizards.com to find your local game store’s website
  4. Join their social media channel
  5. Share your screenshot with a nice message on their channel
  6. 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.

Source

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!

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