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The Brothers' Brawl Event

The Brothers’ Brawl Event Guide and Recommended Decks

This guide will contain everything you need to know about the The Brothers' Brawl event, including rewards and the recommended preconstructed decklists.

The Brothers’ War highlights the devastating conflict between Urza and Mishra. This war spanned decades and continents, shaping the lives of the two men, the fate of their nations, and the history of their plane. It’s an epic so large that it could not fit into one event!

Players can pick from 5 preconstructed thematic Historic Brawl decks for each of the two events to collect schematic card styles for the Retro Artifacts, 10 in total for each event! Here is the complete guide for each event, with details on what card styles you can earn and the recommended decklists from our Historic Brawl expert, ImNotFine!

The Brothers’ Brawl Event Details

  • Duration: December 2, 2022 at 8:00 AM PST – December 9, at 8:00 AM PST
  • Format: Preconstructed Historic Brawl
  • Entry Fee: 5,000 Gold or 1,000 Gems
  • Ends After: Play as many matches as you want. Earn card styles for your first five wins.
  • Match Structure: Best-of-One matches (Bo1)

There are ten card styles that can be earned in each of these events. Each card style is equally likely to be granted within its event, and you will always receive styles you don’t own yet until you collect all that are available in that event.

Entrants for each event will receive any remaining card styles when the event ends, but the more you play and win, the faster you’ll complete your set of card styles!

The Brothers’ Brawl: Mishra’s Forces

Mishra's Forces

So, Urza believes himself too brilliant to ever be matched? That pompous blowhard! He’ll soon learn that I’ve not only matched but surpassed him.

The Brothers’ Brawl: Mishra’s Forces Event Rewards

WinsRewards
5 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
4 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
3 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
2 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
1 Win2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles

The Brothers’ Brawl: Mishra’s Forces Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles

The Brothers’ Brawl: Mishra’s Forces Decks and Recommendations

DoggertQBones Avatar

DoggertQBones: All these decks look quite sweet, and while Gix with the 40 Shadowborn Apostles is definitely tempting, if you’re looking for wins, I would play Mishra, Excavation Prodigy. Being aggressive in a format where people may be looking to play longer games with synergistic decks seems like a great place to be. Furthermore, the power level of the deck is high, and with a general as strong as Mishra, this seems like the most powerful option of the bunch.

ImNotFine Avatar

ImNotFine: In this event you have the opportunity to choose your side in The Brothers’ War. The best decks in the event are going tall, as the aggro decks are not consistent enough to keep up and there is fewer interaction than threats. The recommended deck for Urza’s side is Tawnos, the Toymaker and for Mishra’s side it is Ashnod, flesh Mechanist.

Ashnod, Flesh Mechanist

DoggertQBones: Utilizing a host of cheap creatures and sacrifice outlets, Ashnod can get on the board quickly and quickly begin accruing value!

ImNotFine: Ashnod tries to generate a lot of powerstones to ramp out huge artifacts. Try to use her ability often and early to get ahead of the opponent. Make sure you mulligan accordingly, the deck loses a lot of power if it doesn’t curve out.

Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor

DoggertQBones: Do you like Demons? If so, Gix is the best choice! Utilizing 40 Shadowborn Apostles, it’ll be a race to see how many huge Demons you can get into play!

ImNotFine: Gix plays 40 copies of Shadowborn Apostle in order to have cheap creatures to attack with and put huge threats on the board. How you play this deck wildly depends on the match up and if you are on the play or draw. The demon you are going to search most often with your apostles is going to be Vilis, Broker of Blood.

Mishra, Claimed by Gix

DoggertQBones: Looking to close the game out as fast as possible, it’s hard to do that better than with a lean curve and the extremely powerful Mishra as top end!

ImNotFine: This is an aggressive deck that tries to curve out and finish the game quickly. You have less top end than most decks, so you make sure you play to the board efficiently in the early stages of the game.

Mishra, Excavation Prodigy

DoggertQBones: A sweet blend of power and synergy, this deck is all about filtering your draws to find the perfect card each turn and using it to win!

ImNotFine: This deck has more board wipes than most other lists here, and even though they usually deal a small amount of damage they are useful nonetheless. Try  to get a lot of value from your discards, otherwise you will run out of cards quickly.

Mishra, Tamer of Mak Fawa

DoggertQBones: Functionally a combo deck, if you’re able to put any large artifact into the graveyard, you can get disgusting value once Mishra comes out to play!

ImNotFine: Tamer of Mak Fawa has the highest curve of all the decks here, so make sure you find something to survive the early stages of the game. Ramp and removal are key, so don’t be afraid to mulligan a bit more in order to find them.

The Brothers’ Brawl: Urza’s Army

Urza's Army

Mishra has strived his entire life to be my rival, as if such a thing could exist. He’s managed only to become a bothersome thorn for my foot. No matter. The fate of any thorn is to be crushed under a boot.

The Brothers’ Brawl: Urza’s Army Event Rewards

WinsRewards
5 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
4 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
3 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
2 Wins2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles
1 Win2 Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles

The Brothers’ Brawl: Urza’s Army Retro Artfiact Schematic Card Styles

The Brothers’ Brawl: Urza’s Army Decks and Recommendations

DoggertQBones Avatar

DoggertQBones: Like Mishra, there are some really cool options here, and I think the decks here are closer in power level. While I think Queen or Tawnos are the coolest of the two (and quite strong), Urza, Lord Protector seems to be the strongest deck as it’s mostly just a conglomerate of good Control cards.

ImNotFine Avatar

ImNotFine: In this event you have the opportunity to choose your side in The Brothers’ War. The best decks in the event are going tall, as the aggro decks are not consistent enough to keep up and there is fewer interaction than threats. The recommended deck for Urza’s side is Tawnos, the Toymaker and for Mishra’s side it is Ashnod, flesh Mechanist.

Queen Kayla bin-Kroog

DoggertQBones: Looking to get the sickest value possible, Queen Kayla has the perfect curve so you can play it on turn three, activate it on turn four, and get back THREE creatures for obscene turns that you can keep doing!

ImNotFine: A low curve is very appealing, if you can actually curve out. The perfect curve can feel unbeatable but you are not going to see that every game. Make sure you end the game quickly, otherwise you are going to get overrun.

Tawnos, the Toymaker

DoggertQBones: Reminiscent of Riku of the Two Reflections, Tawnos allows you to double up on every Bird and Beast you play to have incredibly swingy turns to overwhelm the opponent!

ImNotFine: Tawnos can create huge boards and stabilize with a ton of lifegain. The deck does not have much interaction or early threats, but once you start copying your creatures very little can actually stop you.

Urza, Lord Protector

DoggertQBones: Looking to play a typical Control game, Urza has all the best interaction and card selection available in Azorius to grind opponents into the dirt!

ImNotFine: A classic control list that has some premium removal spells at its disposal. If you manage to meld the commander you likely win on the spot. The power level of your cards is varying a lot, so the main issue here is consistency.

Urza, Powerstone Prodigy

DoggertQBones: Functionally a Mono Blue Ramp deck, this Urza is about accruing Powerstone tokens, and when you have enough, you can keep slamming huge threats every turn!

ImNotFine: An artifact synergy driven list that needs to ramp quickly in order to catch up with the opponent. Try to make as many powerstone tokens as quickly as possible. There are a few cards in the list that can take over the game on their own, so try to protect them as much as possible.

Urza, Prince of Kroog

DoggertQBones: An extremely cool take on an aggro deck, Urza, Prince of Kroog is an extremely powerful lord for artifact creatures so each one we play is a huge threat!

ImNotFine: A vehicle tribal list. The deck has a lot of evasion, so a bit of early damage can put a lot of pressure on the opponent in the long run. The game can get tricky if you get into a board stall, so try to avoid that at all cost.

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Robert "DoggertQBones" Lee is the content manager of MTGAZone and a high ranked Arena player. He has one GP Top 8 and pioneered popular archetypes like UB 8 Shark, UB Yorion, and GW Company in Historic. Beyond Magic, his passions are writing and coaching! Join our community on
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