Drannith Magistrate

Should Drannith Magistrate Have Been Banned in Brawl?

Drannith Magistrate did not need to be banned in Brawl two weeks ago. And the fact that it was says a lot about how Magic R&D expects players to build and play Brawl decks.

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Brokkos and Umori Are Brawl BFFs

Ikoria is … an interesting set. By now, you’ve no doubt read countless opinions about companions, cycling, and what Ikoria‘s design means for Magic as a whole.

But that’s not what we’re here to discuss today. Today, we’re here to discuss how rad Daniel Warren Johnson’s alternate art for Brokkos, Apex of Forever is – and build a suitably rad Brawl deck to match it.

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Will Historic Brawl Become the Next Commander?

Commander is Magic‘s most popular constructed format for a reason. Or rather, a couple reasons.

Commander decks are fun and easy to build, and fun and easy to play. Most every Magic player owns enough cards to build a Commander deck, even if their deck isn’t optimized or especially competitive. And Commander allows players to play cards that would otherwise have sat idle in their collections (RIP Splinter Twin), within an exciting, engaging singleton format.

Most every selling point Commander has for paper Magic applies to Magic Arena‘s best “secret” format: Historic Brawl. Historic Brawl allows players to use Arena cards they’d otherwise not be able to use, building and playing decks that are as interesting and fun as most any casual Commander deck.

So with Magic Arena‘s audience growing, is Historic Brawl set to become the next Commander? Below, I’ll examine a few reasons I think Historic Brawl could become Magic‘s next big format, as well as a few factors holding Historic Brawl back.

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Updating Niv-Mizzet Reborn for Theros: Beyond Death Brawl

Um … I’m actually not adding any Theros: Beyond Death cards to my Niv-Mizzet Reborn Brawl deck. I guess I’ll see you here again in a couple weeks? Thanks for stopping by?

Niv says it was nice to see you.

Wait, no, okay, wait – I do have an article for you. And it’s a good one, explaining exactly why no Theros: Beyond Death cards are making their way into my Niv-Mizzet Reborn deck.

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Niv-Mizzet Reborn Brawl Deck Tech

Back when I wrote about Throne of Eldraine Brawl a couple months ago, I said I was really excited to try out a Niv-Mizzet Reborn deck … but was worried I might not have enough wildcards to build the deck on Magic Arena.

Well, it turns out that I worried for naught! Random booster pulls had already provided nearly every card I needed for a glorious, all-gold Niv Mizzet Reborn Brawl deck. (Turns out, you really can play Brawl with your Draft chaff.) Keep reading for a rundown on Brawl’s second best, but most fun, five-color Commander.

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