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{{About|the format|the game term|Historic}}
 
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'''Historic''' is a [[constructed]] non-rotating [[format]] for ''[[Magic: The Gathering Arena]]'' that was officially announced by [[Wizards of the Coast]] on June 27, 2019.<ref name="June 2019">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-beta-june-27-2019|MTG Arena: State of the Beta — June 2019|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|June 27, 2019}}</ref><ref>[https://devtrackers.gg/magic-arena/p/f58e256e-rotation-guide-intro-to-rotation-upcoming-changes-and-historic-play Rotation Guide - Intro to Rotation, Upcoming Changes, and Historic Play (MTG Arena Admin) June 27, 2019, MTGarena.com]</ref>
{{About|the format|the game term|Historic}}
 
'''Historic''' is a [[constructed]] non-rotating [[format]] for ''[[Magic: The Gathering Arena]]'' that was officially announced by [[Wizards of the Coast]] on June 27, 2019.<ref name="June 2019">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-beta-june-27-2019|MTG Arena: State of the Beta — June 2019|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|June 27, 2019}}</ref><ref>{{WebRef|url=https://forums.mtgarena.com/forums/threads/57075|title=Rotation Guide - Intro to Rotation, Upcoming Changes, and Historic Play|author=MTG Arena Admin|date=June 27, 2019|publisher=Mtgarena.com}}</ref>
 
   
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
Historic was implemented in November 2019, as a format that allows ''Arena'' players to make use of cards that are no longer [[legal]] in [[Standard]] after [[rotation]].<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.dailyesports.gg/mtg-arena-update-introducing-the-historic-format/|title=MTG Arena update: Introducing the Historic format|author=Brett Teran|date=June 27, 2019|publisher=[[Magic Esports]]}}</ref> The format is exclusive to ''Arena'', and is intended "to be a fun and casual way [that players] can continue to play with all the cards in [their] collection".<ref name="June 2019"/> On the other hand, paper ''Magic'' and [[Magic Online]] use the [[Pioneer]], [[Modern]], [[Legacy]], and [[Vintage]] non-rotating formats. Unusually, Historic has some quirks that prevent it from being a subset of larger formats, such as [[Jumpstart]], [[Historic Anthology]] and the Arena New Player Experience cards. Historic-legal sets are those from Ixalan onward. Cards from earlier sets are added at Wizard of the Coast's discretion.
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Historic was implemented in November 2019, as a format that allows ''Arena'' players to make use of cards that are no longer [[legal]] in [[Standard]] after [[rotation]].<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.dailyesports.gg/mtg-arena-update-introducing-the-historic-format/|title=MTG Arena update: Introducing the Historic format|author=Brett Teran|date=June 27, 2019|publisher=[[Magic Esports]]}}</ref> The format is exclusive to ''Arena'', and is intended "to be a fun and casual way [that players] can continue to play with all the cards in [their] collection".<ref name="June 2019"/> On the other hand, paper ''Magic'' and [[Magic Online]] use the [[Pioneer]], [[Modern]], [[Legacy]], and [[Vintage]] non-rotating formats. Historic-legal paper sets are those from ''[[Ixalan]]'' onward, with many cards from earlier sets added at Wizards of the Coast's discretion.
   
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As of December 2021, Historic uses [[Rebalanced card|rebalanced]] [[Alchemy card]]s instead of original similar-to-paper versions of cards.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-alchemy-2021-12-02|MTG Arena: State - Alchemy|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 2, 2021}}</ref> The format is now considered a living format that can have balance changes when Wizards of the Coast sees fit.
Before [[R&D]] settled on Historic the name used for the rumored format was "'''Standard Plus'''".<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://screenrant.com/magic-arena-standard-plus-format/|title=Magic Arena Will Eventually Have A "Standard Plus" Format|author=Cody Gravelle|date=December 06, 2018|publisher=Screenrant.com}}</ref> The format includes a Historic Play queue (both [[best-of-one]] and [[Bo3|best-of-three]]), Direct Challenge, practice matches with [[Sparky]], as well as some rotating events that are not beholden to Standard (such as [[Pauper]], [[Singleton]], etc.).<ref name="June 2019"/>
 
   
 
The format includes a Historic Play queue (both [[best-of-one]] and [[Bo3|best-of-three]]), Direct Challenge, practice matches with [[Sparky]], as well as some rotating events that are not beholden to Standard (such as [[Pauper]], [[Singleton]], etc.).<ref name="June 2019" />
The introduction of Historic coincided with the first [[rotation]] for MTG Arena, and the release of the fall set of that year, ''[[Throne of Eldraine]]''.<ref name="June 2019"/> The format was inducted as tournament-sanctioned in [[Mythic Invitational 2020]], and Historic replaced Draft as the second format for major competitive events for 2020-2021.
 
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===History===
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The introduction of Historic coincided with the first [[rotation]] for MTG Arena, and the release of the fall set of that year, ''[[Throne of Eldraine]]''.<ref name="June 2019"/> Before [[R&D]] settled on Historic the name used for the rumored format was "'''Standard Plus'''".<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://screenrant.com/magic-arena-standard-plus-format/|title=Magic Arena Will Eventually Have A "Standard Plus" Format|author=Cody Gravelle|date=December 06, 2018|publisher=Screenrant.com}}</ref> The format was inducted as tournament-sanctioned in [[Mythic Invitational 2020]], and Historic replaced Draft as the second format for major competitive events for 2020-2021. Initially, Historic was merely another time-partitioned format that started at ''Ixalan'', but as time went on a large selection of powerful other cards were added through supplemental sets, such as ''[[Jumpstart]]'', [[Historic Anthology|''Historic Anthology'']] and the [[Strixhaven: School of Mages/Mystical Archive|''Strixhaven: Mystical Archive'']] cards.
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In December 2021, the release of ''[[Alchemy: Innistrad]]'' paired Historic with it in terms of card changes. While the extra set itself was treated as another influx of cards, the ten cards [[Rebalanced card|rebalanced]] for the [[Alchemy]] [[format]] carried over their changes into Historic. This had the side effect of unbanning <c>Omnath, Locus of Creation</c>.
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Although Alchemy as such was received favorably by users, its impact on Historic was less popular. By including Alchemy cards in Historic, MTG Arena lost its only "true to tabletop" non-rotating format. As the introduction of [[Pioneer]] also had been put on hold, the negative feedback forced Wizards of the Coast to quickly announce that they would be searching for an alternative.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-kamigawa-neon-dynasty-2022-02-09|MTG Arena: State of the Game - Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty|[[Wizards of the Coast]]| February 8, 2022}}</ref> This came to be [[Explorer]].
   
 
===Set Legality===
 
===Set Legality===
 
The following paper releases were captured in Arena and are hence legal in Historic. Further supplemental sets are listed below.
 
The following paper releases were captured in Arena and are hence legal in Historic. Further supplemental sets are listed below.
{{columns-list|colwidth=15em|*''[[Kaladesh Remastered]]''
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*''[[Amonkhet Remastered]]''
 
 
*''[[Ixalan]]''
 
*''[[Ixalan]]''
 
*''[[Rivals of Ixalan]]''
 
*''[[Rivals of Ixalan]]''
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*''[[Strixhaven: School of Mages]]''
 
*''[[Strixhaven: School of Mages]]''
 
*''[[Mystical Archive]]''
 
*''[[Mystical Archive]]''
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*''[[Adventures in the Forgotten Realms]]''
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*''[[Innistrad: Midnight Hunt]]''
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*''[[Innistrad: Crimson Vow]]''
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*''[[Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty]]''
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*''[[Streets of New Capenna]]''
 
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The following [[digital-only]] releases are legal in Historic.
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*''[[Historic Anthology]]''
 
*''[[Amonkhet Remastered]]''
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*''[[Kaladesh Remastered]]''
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*''[[Jumpstart: Historic Horizons]]''
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*''[[Alchemy: Innistrad]]''
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*''[[Alchemy: New Capenna]]''
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*''[[Alchemy Horizons: Baldur's Gate]]''}}
   
 
==Historic Anthologies==
 
==Historic Anthologies==
 
{{Main|Historic Anthology}}
 
{{Main|Historic Anthology}}
[[Historic Anthology|Historic Anthologies]] are added to the game to supplement the Historic format. Wizards added "new" old cards to MTG Arena "from across Magic's history" for use in the format. 15-20 new cards were added in November for the beginning of the new format ("Historic Anthology 1"), with the goal of adding more cards every quarter of the year.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/08/historic-comes-to-mtg-arena-in-november-with-new-old-cards-from-magics-history/|title=Historic Comes to MTG Arena in November with "New" Old Cards From Magic's History|author=David McCoy|date=August 29, 2019|publisher=[[Hipsters of the Coast]]}}</ref>
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[[Historic Anthology|Historic Anthologies]] are added to the game to supplement the Historic format. Wizards adds "new" old cards to MTG Arena "from across Magic's history" for use in the format. 15-20 new cards were added in November for the beginning of the new format ("Historic Anthology 1"), with the goal of adding more cards every quarter of the year.<ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/08/historic-comes-to-mtg-arena-in-november-with-new-old-cards-from-magics-history/|title=Historic Comes to MTG Arena in November with "New" Old Cards From Magic's History|author=David McCoy|date=August 29, 2019|publisher=[[Hipsters of the Coast]]}}</ref> That said, only five releases were completed over 18 months, with the next scheduled drop being in the summer of 2022.
   
 
Upon announcement of the format, both the "new" cards and the cards rotating out of Standard (thus becoming Historic cards themselves) were announced to require two [[Wildcard]]s each to craft—rather than the usual one.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-beta-august-29-2019|MTG Arena: State of the Beta – August 2019|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|August 29, 2019}}</ref><ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/08/historic-cards-will-cost-2-wildcards-to-craft-on-mtg-arena-for-the-health-of-the-game/|title=Historic Cards Will Cost 2 Wildcards to Craft on MTG Arena for the "Health of the Game"|author=David McCoy|date=August 29, 2019|publisher=[[Hipsters of the Coast]]}}</ref> After feedback from the player's base, the decision to change Wildcard redemption rates for rotated cards was revoked. It was decided that redemption for all rotated cards would remain 1:1.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-update-historic-2019-09-12|MTG Arena Update on Historic|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|September 13, 2019}}</ref>
 
Upon announcement of the format, both the "new" cards and the cards rotating out of Standard (thus becoming Historic cards themselves) were announced to require two [[Wildcard]]s each to craft—rather than the usual one.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-beta-august-29-2019|MTG Arena: State of the Beta – August 2019|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|August 29, 2019}}</ref><ref>{{WebRef|url=https://www.hipstersofthecoast.com/2019/08/historic-cards-will-cost-2-wildcards-to-craft-on-mtg-arena-for-the-health-of-the-game/|title=Historic Cards Will Cost 2 Wildcards to Craft on MTG Arena for the "Health of the Game"|author=David McCoy|date=August 29, 2019|publisher=[[Hipsters of the Coast]]}}</ref> After feedback from the player's base, the decision to change Wildcard redemption rates for rotated cards was revoked. It was decided that redemption for all rotated cards would remain 1:1.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-update-historic-2019-09-12|MTG Arena Update on Historic|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|September 13, 2019}}</ref>
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===Mystical Archive===
 
===Mystical Archive===
 
{{Main|Strixhaven: School of Mages/Mystical Archive}}
 
{{Main|Strixhaven: School of Mages/Mystical Archive}}
While not categorized as an Anthology, the Mystical Archive resembles one, as it brings in reprints of famous [[instant]]s and [[sorcery|sorceries]] from across time and the history of Magic. These cards range from common reprints from this year to cards restricted in Vintage. It was released on April 23, 2021. Seven cards from this set were preemptively banned.
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While not categorized as an Anthology, the Mystical Archive resembles one, as it brings in reprints of famous [[instant]]s and [[sorcery|sorceries]] from across time and the history of ''Magic'' and was not legal in Standard. These cards range from common reprints from this year to cards restricted in Vintage. It was released on April 23, 2021. Seven cards from this set were preemptively banned.
   
 
==Remastered sets==
 
==Remastered sets==
In [[2020]], Wizards of the Coast plan to begin adding "remastered" versions of older sets to ''Magic: The Gathering Arena''.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-november-2019-11-13|State of the Beta - November 2019|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|November 13, 2019}}</ref> The MTG Arena team, in conjunction with ''Magic'' [[R&D]], will be looking at multiple sets and condensing them into a single larger set that only includes the most relevant cards and adding that to the game. This will allow them to focus on what made these sets fun and exciting for players while delivering the content much more quickly.
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In [[2020]], Wizards of the Coast planned to add "remastered" versions of older sets to ''Magic: The Gathering Arena''.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-november-2019-11-13|State of the Beta - November 2019|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|November 13, 2019}}</ref> The MTG Arena team, in conjunction with ''Magic'' [[R&D]], looked at blocks and condensed them into a single larger set that only includes the most relevant cards. This was to allow them to focus on what made these sets fun and exciting for players while delivering the content much more quickly.
   
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The long-term commitment would eventually lead to additional support to formats beyond Standard and Historic, and was supposed to be working towards [[Pioneer]]. However, only the two blocks that were already digitalized in the closed beta were remastered, whereas a large number of non-Pioneer cards in [[Strixhaven: School of Mages/Mystical Archive|''Strixhaven: Mystical Archive'']] and [[Modern Horizons 2|''Modern Horizons 2'']] were implemented instead of cards from sets legal in Pioneer. As such, Historic developed its own identity with digital designs, while the expansion of [[Explorer]] into Pioneer will be done through Anthology drops rather than curated blocks.
This is a long-term commitment that will eventually lead to additional format support beyond Standard and Historic working towards [[Pioneer]].
 
   
 
===Amonkhet Remastered===
 
===Amonkhet Remastered===
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{{Main|Kaladesh Remastered}}
 
{{Main|Kaladesh Remastered}}
 
Contains cards from ''[[Kaladesh]]'' and ''[[Aether Revolt]]''. It was released on November 12th, 2020.
 
Contains cards from ''[[Kaladesh]]'' and ''[[Aether Revolt]]''. It was released on November 12th, 2020.
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==Historic Brawl==
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Historic Brawl is a variant of [[Brawl]] format that is played with a deck of 60 cards. Basically, Historic Brawl is just what you would expect; the Brawl format (which otherwise uses only Standard-legal sets) with the added Historic card pool. It was introduced to MTG Arena in December 2020.<ref name="December 2020">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/historic-brawl-2020-12-21|Historic Brawl|[[Blake Rasmussen]]|December 20, 2020}}</ref>
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===100-card Historic Brawl===
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100-card Historic Brawl was introduced in June, 2021.<ref name=June 2021">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-june-16-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, June 16, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|June 16, 2021}}</ref><ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-jumpstart-historic-horizons-2021-07-29|MTG Arena: State of the Game — Jumpstart: Historic Horizons|[[Jay Parker]]|July 29, 2021}}</ref> This is the closest to the [[Commander (format)|Commander format]] that can be played on MTG Arena.
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==Jumpstart: Historic Horizons==
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''Jumpstart: Historic Horizons'' is an MTG Arena exclusive card set, released in August 2021. It contains hundreds of cards from ''[[Modern Horizons]]'', ''[[Modern Horizons 2]]'', and more — including 31 new-to-Magic cards you'll only find in this digital release.
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{{Main|Jumpstart: Historic Horizons}}
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==Alchemy==
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'''Alchemy''' is a [[digital-only]] play mode that was introduced in December, 2021 as a fast and ever-evolving experience.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/introducing-alchemy-new-way-play-mtg-arena-2021-12-02|Introducing Alchemy: A New Way To Play MTG Arena|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 2, 2021}}</ref><ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-alchemy-2021-12-02|MTG Arena: State - Alchemy|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 2, 2021}}</ref> It intentionally diverges from the [[metagame]] of [[Standard]] and other formats to provide an alternative experience to play.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/designing-alchemy-2021-12-08|Designing for Alchemy|[[David Humpherys]]|December 8, 2021}}</ref> Alchemy cards are legal in Historic, and Alchemy-focused rebalances are upheld.
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{{Main|Alchemy}}
   
 
==Suspensions==
 
==Suspensions==
To support the Historic format, Wizards introduced ''suspensions'' to control the balance that works well with Magic's history of using bans and restrictions while allowing more flexibility to adjust as Historic changes.<ref name="Suspension Announcement">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/historic-suspension-announcement-2019-12-10|Historic Suspension Announcement|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 10, 2019}}</ref> For gameplay purposes, a suspension works like a ban, in that the card will not be legal to use in the format while it is suspended. But unlike how banning cards are handled, R&D plans to use the flexibility that the digital format provides to move cards onto and off of the suspension list more commonly. Suspension isn't a final verdict, it's an indication that R&D thinks a card may be causing issues and likes to see what the meta looks like without that influence.
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To support the Historic format, Wizards introduced ''suspensions'' to control the balance that works well with Magic's history of using bans and restrictions while allowing more flexibility to adjust as Historic changes.<ref name="Suspension Announcement">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/historic-suspension-announcement-2019-12-10|Historic Suspension Announcement|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 10, 2019}}</ref> For gameplay purposes, a suspension works like a ban, in that the card will not be legal to use in the format while it is suspended. Unlike how banning cards is handled, R&D plans to use the flexibility that the digital format provides to move cards onto and off of the suspension list more commonly than otherwise just banning them. Suspension isn't a final verdict, it's an indication that R&D thinks a card may be causing issues and likes to see what the meta looks like without that influence.
   
 
Suspension is also a temporary measure. All the cards that are suspended will be removed from the suspension list by or before the next event. Some may be returned to the playable pool (likely because R&D believes the new environment provides the appropriate answers or countermeasures), and the rest will move to be fully banned.
 
Suspension is also a temporary measure. All the cards that are suspended will be removed from the suspension list by or before the next event. Some may be returned to the playable pool (likely because R&D believes the new environment provides the appropriate answers or countermeasures), and the rest will move to be fully banned.
   
 
===Suspended cards===
 
===Suspended cards===
Currently none
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Currently none.
   
 
==Banned list==
 
==Banned list==
As of June 9, 2021, the following cards are banned in Historic.
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As of January 25, 2022, the following cards are banned in Historic.
 
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*<c>Agent of Treachery</c><ref name="BR2020713">{{DailyRef|news/july-13-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2020-07-13|July 13, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]]|July 13, 2020}}</ref><ref name="BR20200601">{{DailyRef|news/june-1-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|June 1, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Ian Duke|June 1, 2020}}</ref>
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*<c>Agent of Treachery</c><ref name="BR2020713">{{DailyRef|news/july-13-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2020-07-13|July 13, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]]|July 13, 2020}}</ref><ref name="BR20200601">{{DailyRef|news/june-1-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|June 1, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Ian Duke|June 1, 2020}}</ref><ref name="December 2021">{{DailyRef|mmagic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-december-08-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, December 8, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 8, 2021}}</ref>{{ref|excluding|†}}
*<c>Channel</c><ref name="BR20210326">{{TwitterRef|mtg_lee|1375511892492312584|author=[[Lee Sharpe]]|date=March 26, 2021}}</ref>
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*<c>Brainstorm</c><ref name="BR2021013">{{DailyRef|news/october-13-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|October 13, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|October 13, 2021}}</ref>
 
*<c>Field of the Dead</c><ref>{{DailyRef|news/august-24-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|August 24, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Jay Parker|August 24, 2020}}</ref><ref name="December 2021"/>
*<c>Counterspell</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
 
*<c>Memory Lapse</c><ref>{{DailyRef|news/january-20-2022-banned-and-restricted-announcement|January 20, 2022 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Gavin Verhey]]|January 20, 2022}}</ref>
*<c>Dark Ritual</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
*<c>Demonic Tutor</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
*<c>Field of the Dead</c><ref>{{DailyRef|news/august-24-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|August 24, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Jay Parker|August 24, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Fires of Invention</c><ref name="BR2020713"/><ref name="BR20200601"/>
 
*<c>Lightning Bolt</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
*<c>Natural Order</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
 
*<c>Nexus of Fate</c><ref name="BR2020713"/><ref name="BR20200214">{{DailyRef|news/mtg-arena-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2019-02-14|MTG Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|February 14, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Nexus of Fate</c><ref name="BR2020713"/><ref name="BR20200214">{{DailyRef|news/mtg-arena-banned-and-restricted-announcement-2019-02-14|MTG Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|February 14, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Oko, Thief of Crowns</c><ref name="BR20200310">{{DailyRef|news/march-9-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|March 9, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]]|March 9, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Oko, Thief of Crowns</c><ref name="BR20200310">{{DailyRef|news/march-9-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|March 9, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]]|March 9, 2020}}</ref>
*<c>Omnath, Locus of Creation</c><ref name="February 2021">{{DailyRef|news/february-15-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|February 15, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]]|February 15, 2021}}</ref>
 
 
*<c>Once Upon a Time</c><ref name="BR20200310"/>
 
*<c>Once Upon a Time</c><ref name="BR20200310"/>
*<c>Swords to Plowshares</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
*<c>Teferi, Time Raveler</c><ref name="BR20200808">{{DailyRef|news/august-8-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|August 3, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Ian Duke|August 3, 2020}}</ref><ref name="BR20201012">{{DailyRef|news/october-12-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|October 12, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Ian Duke|October 12, 2020}}</ref>
 
 
*<c>Thassa's Oracle</c><ref name="May 2021">{{DailyRef|news/may-19-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|May 19, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Jay Parker]]|May 19, 2021}}</ref>
 
*<c>Thassa's Oracle</c><ref name="May 2021">{{DailyRef|news/may-19-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|May 19, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Jay Parker]]|May 19, 2021}}</ref>
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*<c>Tibalt's Trickery</c><ref name="BR2021013"/>
 
*<c>Time Warp</c><ref name="June 2021">{{DailyRef|news/June-9-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|June 9, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Jay Parker]]|June 9, 2021}}</ref>
 
*<c>Time Warp</c><ref name="June 2021">{{DailyRef|news/June-9-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|June 9, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Jay Parker]]|June 9, 2021}}</ref>
*<c>Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath</c><ref name="February 2021"/>
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*<c>Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath</c><ref name="February 2021">{{DailyRef|news/february-15-2021-banned-and-restricted-announcement|February 15, 2021 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]]|February 15, 2021}}</ref>
 
*<c>Veil of Summer</c><ref name="BR20200310"/>
 
*<c>Veil of Summer</c><ref name="BR20200310"/>
*<c>Wilderness Reclamation</c><ref name="BR20200808"/><ref name="BR20201012"/>
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*<c>Wilderness Reclamation</c><ref name="BR20200808">{{DailyRef|news/august-8-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|August 3, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Ian Duke|August 3, 2020}}</ref><ref name="BR20201012">{{DailyRef|news/october-12-2020-banned-and-restricted-announcement|October 12, 2020 Banned and Restricted Announcement|Ian Duke|October 12, 2020}}</ref>
*<c>Winota, Joiner of Forces</c><ref name="BR2020713"/><ref name="BR20200608">{{DailyRef|news/suspension-update-historic-digital-format-2020-06-08|June 8, 2020 Suspension Update for Historic Digital Format|Wizards of the Coast|June 8, 2020}}</ref>
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*<c>Winota, Joiner of Forces</c><ref name="BR2020713"/><ref name="BR20200608">{{DailyRef|news/suspension-update-historic-digital-format-2020-06-08|June 8, 2020 Suspension Update for Historic Digital Format|Wizards of the Coast|June 8, 2020}}</ref> {{ref|excluding|†}}
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===Preemptively banned===
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The following ''[[Mystical Archive]]'' cards were preemptively banned and thus never entered the format.
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*<c>Channel</c><ref name="BR20210326">{{TwitterRef|mtg_lee|1375511892492312584|author=[[Lee Sharpe]]|date=March 26, 2021}}</ref>
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*<c>Counterspell</c><ref name="BR20210326"/> {{ref|excluding|†}}
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*<c>Dark Ritual</c><ref name="BR20210326"/> {{ref|excluding|†}}
 
*<c>Demonic Tutor</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
*<c>Lightning Bolt</c><ref name="BR20210326"/> {{ref|excluding|†}}
 
*<c>Natural Order</c><ref name="BR20210326"/>
 
*<c>Swords to Plowshares</c><ref name="BR20210326"/> {{ref|excluding|†}}
 
}}
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:{{note|excluding|†}} Excluding Historic Brawl
   
 
===Historic Brawl===
 
===Historic Brawl===
As of June 16, 2021, the following cards are banned in Historic Brawl.
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As of August 4, 2022, the following cards are additionally banned in Historic Brawl.
 
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*<c>Chalice of the Void</c><ref>{{WebRef|url=https://mtgarena-support.wizards.com/hc/en-us/articles/8325233855892-Patch-Notes-2022-18-10|title=Patch Notes - 2022.18.10|author=[[MTG Arena]]|date=August 4, 2022|publisher=Wizards.com}}</ref>
*<c>Channel</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-april-14-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, April 14, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|April 14, 2021}}</ref>
 
*<c>Drannith Magistrate</c><ref name="December 2020">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/historic-brawl-2020-12-21|Historic Brawl|[[Blake Rasmussen]]|December 20, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Demonic Tutor</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl"/>
 
 
*<c>Gideon's Intervention</c><ref name="Aug Arena">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-august-2020-04|MTG Arena State of the Game August 2020|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|August 4th, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Gideon's Intervention</c><ref name="Aug Arena">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-state-game-august-2020-04|MTG Arena State of the Game August 2020|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|August 4th, 2020}}</ref>
 
*<c>Meddling Mage</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
 
*<c>Meddling Mage</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
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*<c>Pithing Needle</c><ref name="Pithing">{{TwitterRef|Wizards_Help|1443994094200623122|author=Wizards Customer Support|title=With the release of Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, the card Pithing Needle is banned in both Brawl and Historic Brawl.|date=October 1, 2021}}</ref>
*<c>Natural Order</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl"/>
 
*<c>Nexus of Fate</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
 
*<c>Oko, Thief of Crowns</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
 
*<c>Omnath, Locus of Creation</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
 
 
*<c>Runed Halo</c><ref name="Aug Arena"/>
 
*<c>Runed Halo</c><ref name="Aug Arena"/>
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*<c>Ugin, the Spirit Dragon</c><ref name=December 2021">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-december-08-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, December 8, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|December 8,2021}}</ref>
*<c>Sorcerous Spyglass</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
 
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===Preemptively banned===
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The following ''[[Mystical Archive]]'' cards were preemptively banned and thus never entered the format.
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*<c>Channel</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-april-14-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, April 14, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|April 14, 2021}}</ref>
 
*<c>Demonic Tutor</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl"/>
 
*<c>Natural Order</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl"/>
 
*<c>Tainted Pact</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl"/>
 
*<c>Tainted Pact</c><ref name="BR20210326_Brawl"/>
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}}
*<c>Teferi, Time Raveler</c><ref name="December 2020"/>
 
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===Previously banned cards===
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{{See also|Banned and restricted cards/Timeline}}
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The following is a list of cards that have been banned at one point during their stay in the Historic or Historic Brawl environment.
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====Historic====
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*<c>Teferi, Time Raveler</c> (rebalanced into <c>A-Teferi, Time Raveler</c>).<ref name="BR20220125">{{DailyRef|news/january-25-2022-banned-and-restricted-announcement|January 25, 2022 Banned and Restricted Announcement|[[Ian Duke]] and [[Jay Parker]]|January 25, 2022}}</ref>
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*<c>Fires of Invention</c> (rebalanced into <c>A-Fires of Invention</c>)<ref name="BR2020713"/><ref name="BR20200601"/><ref name="BR20220224">{{DailyRef|magic-digital/alchemy-rebalancing-february-24-2022|Alchemy Rebalancing for February 24, 2022|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|February 23, 2022}}</ref>
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*{{Card|Omnath, Locus of Creation}} (rebalanced into {{Card|A-Omnath, Locus of Creation}})
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====Historic Brawl====
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*<c>Golos, Tireless Pilgrim</c><ref name=June 2021"/>
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==Special events==
 
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Historic Shakeup is an [[MTG Arena]] event with a changing [[banned]] card list, you'll have to stay on your toes and think fast to find the right deck each week. Week 1 of Historic Shakeup started March 19, 2021.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-march-17-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, March 17, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|March 17, 2021}}</ref>
 
Historic Shakeup is an [[MTG Arena]] event with a changing [[banned]] card list, you'll have to stay on your toes and think fast to find the right deck each week. Week 1 of Historic Shakeup started March 19, 2021.<ref>{{DailyRef|magic-digital/mtg-arena-announcements-march-17-2021|MTG Arena Announcements, March 17, 2021|[[Wizards of the Coast]]|March 17, 2021}}</ref>
   
==Mirror, Mirror==
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===Mirror, Mirror===
[[Mirror, Mirror]] is a short MTG Arena event in July, 2021 featuring rebalanced versions of some of Historic's iconic [[banned]] cards.<ref>{{DailyRef|news/welcome-summer-legend-2021-05-06|Welcome to the Summer of Legend|[[Adam Styborski]]|May 6, 2021}}</ref>
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[[Mirror, Mirror]] was a short MTG Arena event in July, 2021 featuring [[rebalanced]] versions of some of Historic's iconic [[banned]] cards.<ref>{{DailyRef|news/welcome-summer-legend-2021-05-06|Welcome to the Summer of Legend|[[Adam Styborski]]|May 6, 2021}}</ref> The twelve cards banned prior to the release of ''Strixhaven'' all received "[[errata]]" that weakened them to a potentially balanced form.
   
 
==References==
 
==References==

Latest revision as of 12:06, 6 August 2022

This page is about the format. For the game term, see Historic.
Historic
DCI Sanctioned
Paper {Cross}
Magic Online {Cross}
Magic Arena {Tick}
Rules
Type Constructed
Multiplayer {Cross}
Add. rules Best-of-one and Best-of-three

Historic is a constructed non-rotating format for Magic: The Gathering Arena that was officially announced by Wizards of the Coast on June 27, 2019.[1][2]

Description[]

Historic was implemented in November 2019, as a format that allows Arena players to make use of cards that are no longer legal in Standard after rotation.[3] The format is exclusive to Arena, and is intended "to be a fun and casual way [that players] can continue to play with all the cards in [their] collection".[1] On the other hand, paper Magic and Magic Online use the Pioneer, Modern, Legacy, and Vintage non-rotating formats. Historic-legal paper sets are those from Ixalan onward, with many cards from earlier sets added at Wizards of the Coast's discretion.

As of December 2021, Historic uses rebalanced Alchemy cards instead of original similar-to-paper versions of cards.[4] The format is now considered a living format that can have balance changes when Wizards of the Coast sees fit.

The format includes a Historic Play queue (both best-of-one and best-of-three), Direct Challenge, practice matches with Sparky, as well as some rotating events that are not beholden to Standard (such as Pauper, Singleton, etc.).[1]

History[]

The introduction of Historic coincided with the first rotation for MTG Arena, and the release of the fall set of that year, Throne of Eldraine.[1] Before R&D settled on Historic the name used for the rumored format was "Standard Plus".[5] The format was inducted as tournament-sanctioned in Mythic Invitational 2020, and Historic replaced Draft as the second format for major competitive events for 2020-2021. Initially, Historic was merely another time-partitioned format that started at Ixalan, but as time went on a large selection of powerful other cards were added through supplemental sets, such as Jumpstart, Historic Anthology and the Strixhaven: Mystical Archive cards.

In December 2021, the release of Alchemy: Innistrad paired Historic with it in terms of card changes. While the extra set itself was treated as another influx of cards, the ten cards rebalanced for the Alchemy format carried over their changes into Historic. This had the side effect of unbanning Omnath, Locus of Creation.

Although Alchemy as such was received favorably by users, its impact on Historic was less popular. By including Alchemy cards in Historic, MTG Arena lost its only "true to tabletop" non-rotating format. As the introduction of Pioneer also had been put on hold, the negative feedback forced Wizards of the Coast to quickly announce that they would be searching for an alternative.[6] This came to be Explorer.

Set Legality[]

The following paper releases were captured in Arena and are hence legal in Historic. Further supplemental sets are listed below.

The following digital-only releases are legal in Historic.

Historic Anthologies[]

Main article: Historic Anthology

Historic Anthologies are added to the game to supplement the Historic format. Wizards adds "new" old cards to MTG Arena "from across Magic's history" for use in the format. 15-20 new cards were added in November for the beginning of the new format ("Historic Anthology 1"), with the goal of adding more cards every quarter of the year.[7] That said, only five releases were completed over 18 months, with the next scheduled drop being in the summer of 2022.

Upon announcement of the format, both the "new" cards and the cards rotating out of Standard (thus becoming Historic cards themselves) were announced to require two Wildcards each to craft—rather than the usual one.[8][9] After feedback from the player's base, the decision to change Wildcard redemption rates for rotated cards was revoked. It was decided that redemption for all rotated cards would remain 1:1.[10]

Mystical Archive[]

While not categorized as an Anthology, the Mystical Archive resembles one, as it brings in reprints of famous instants and sorceries from across time and the history of Magic and was not legal in Standard. These cards range from common reprints from this year to cards restricted in Vintage. It was released on April 23, 2021. Seven cards from this set were preemptively banned.

Remastered sets[]

In 2020, Wizards of the Coast planned to add "remastered" versions of older sets to Magic: The Gathering Arena.[11] The MTG Arena team, in conjunction with Magic R&D, looked at blocks and condensed them into a single larger set that only includes the most relevant cards. This was to allow them to focus on what made these sets fun and exciting for players while delivering the content much more quickly.

The long-term commitment would eventually lead to additional support to formats beyond Standard and Historic, and was supposed to be working towards Pioneer. However, only the two blocks that were already digitalized in the closed beta were remastered, whereas a large number of non-Pioneer cards in Strixhaven: Mystical Archive and Modern Horizons 2 were implemented instead of cards from sets legal in Pioneer. As such, Historic developed its own identity with digital designs, while the expansion of Explorer into Pioneer will be done through Anthology drops rather than curated blocks.

Amonkhet Remastered[]

Main article: Amonkhet Remastered

Contains cards from Amonkhet and Hour of Devastation, alongside some extra Rares and Mythics to shape Historic. It was released on 13th August 2020,[12] putting into the format for Mythic Invitational 2020.[13]

Kaladesh Remastered[]

Main article: Kaladesh Remastered

Contains cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt. It was released on November 12th, 2020.

Historic Brawl[]

Historic Brawl is a variant of Brawl format that is played with a deck of 60 cards. Basically, Historic Brawl is just what you would expect; the Brawl format (which otherwise uses only Standard-legal sets) with the added Historic card pool. It was introduced to MTG Arena in December 2020.[14]

100-card Historic Brawl[]

100-card Historic Brawl was introduced in June, 2021.[15][16] This is the closest to the Commander format that can be played on MTG Arena.

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons[]

Jumpstart: Historic Horizons is an MTG Arena exclusive card set, released in August 2021. It contains hundreds of cards from Modern Horizons, Modern Horizons 2, and more — including 31 new-to-Magic cards you'll only find in this digital release.

Alchemy[]

Alchemy is a digital-only play mode that was introduced in December, 2021 as a fast and ever-evolving experience.[17][18] It intentionally diverges from the metagame of Standard and other formats to provide an alternative experience to play.[19] Alchemy cards are legal in Historic, and Alchemy-focused rebalances are upheld.

Main article: Alchemy

Suspensions[]

To support the Historic format, Wizards introduced suspensions to control the balance that works well with Magic's history of using bans and restrictions while allowing more flexibility to adjust as Historic changes.[20] For gameplay purposes, a suspension works like a ban, in that the card will not be legal to use in the format while it is suspended. Unlike how banning cards is handled, R&D plans to use the flexibility that the digital format provides to move cards onto and off of the suspension list more commonly than otherwise just banning them. Suspension isn't a final verdict, it's an indication that R&D thinks a card may be causing issues and likes to see what the meta looks like without that influence.

Suspension is also a temporary measure. All the cards that are suspended will be removed from the suspension list by or before the next event. Some may be returned to the playable pool (likely because R&D believes the new environment provides the appropriate answers or countermeasures), and the rest will move to be fully banned.

Suspended cards[]

Currently none.

Banned list[]

As of January 25, 2022, the following cards are banned in Historic.

Preemptively banned[]

The following Mystical Archive cards were preemptively banned and thus never entered the format.

^† Excluding Historic Brawl

Historic Brawl[]

As of August 4, 2022, the following cards are additionally banned in Historic Brawl.

Preemptively banned[]

The following Mystical Archive cards were preemptively banned and thus never entered the format.

Previously banned cards[]

The following is a list of cards that have been banned at one point during their stay in the Historic or Historic Brawl environment.

Historic[]

Historic Brawl[]

Special events[]

Historic Shakeup[]

Historic Shakeup is an MTG Arena event with a changing banned card list, you'll have to stay on your toes and think fast to find the right deck each week. Week 1 of Historic Shakeup started March 19, 2021.[43]

Mirror, Mirror[]

Mirror, Mirror was a short MTG Arena event in July, 2021 featuring rebalanced versions of some of Historic's iconic banned cards.[44] The twelve cards banned prior to the release of Strixhaven all received "errata" that weakened them to a potentially balanced form.

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