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MTG Arena – 10 Best Historic Brawl Decks

Historic Brawl in MTG Arena is the game’s spin on the ever popular Commander format, where players try to build the best 100-card singleton decks (only 1 copy of each card, besides basic lands) centered around a commander whom you always have access to.

Since your commander’s color identity restricts which colors you can play in your deck, there a ton of fun different builds and decks that have arisen. Especially since the format is more casual, chaotic, and encourages you to experiment.

Today, we’ll be going over 10 of the best Historic Brawl decks in MTG Arena to help you get started in this fan-favorite format!

10 Best Historic Brawl Decks in MTG Arena

Given the sheer variety of decks you’ll be running into in Historic Brawl, there’s no one perfect catch-all brew in MTG Arena, so our list is not ranked in any particular order.

That being said, all 10 of these decks are incredibly effective, fun, and will get you pretty far against most opponents.

Atraxa, Grand Unifier

Atraxa, Grand Unifier - Best MTG Arena Historic Brawl Decks
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While running more than three-colors in a deck is typically seen as as risk in Magic, this Brawl deck makes it work with four-colors.

Here’s the deck list:

  • Atraxa, Grand Unifier
  • 1  Delighted Halfling                
  • 1  Orcish Bowmasters              
  • 1  Murderous Rider                  
  • 1  Tireless Provisioner              
  • 1  Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath             
  • 1  Rusko, Clockmaker              
  • 1  Solemn Simulacrum             
  • 1  Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines       
  • 1  The Scarab God                   
  • 1  Primeval Titan                     
  • 1  Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider             
  • 1  Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite             
  • 1  Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger               
  • 1  Arcane Signet                      
  • 1  Coldsteel Heart                    
  • 1  Chromatic Lantern               
  • 1  Midnight Clock                    
  • 1  Key to the Archive               
  • 1  The One Ring                      
  • 1  Pact of Negation                  
  • 1  Swords to Plowshares                       
  • 1  Wash Away              
  • 1  Cyclonic Rift                       
  • 1  Growth Spiral                      
  • 1  Sheoldred’s Edict                  
  • 1  Tear Asunder                        
  • 1  Vanishing Verse                    
  • 1  Mythos of Nethroi                
  • 1  Putrefy                    
  • 1  Thoughtseize                       
  • 1  Explore                    
  • 1  Into the North                      
  • 1  Cultivate                  
  • 1  Maelstrom Pulse                  
  • 1  Settle the Wilds                    
  • 1  Day of Judgment                  
  • 1  Wrath of God                       
  • 1  Time Warp               
  • 1  Casualties of War                 
  • 1  Farewell                  
  • 1  Emergent Ultimatum                        
  • 1  Curse of Silence                   
  • 1  Confounding Conundrum                 
  • 1  Black Market Connections                
  • 1  Phyrexian Arena                   
  • 1  Binding the Old Gods                       
  • 1  Elspeth Conquers Death                   
  • 1  Mirari’s Wake                       
  • 1  Leyline Binding                   
  • 1  Overwhelming Splendor                   
  • 1  A-Teferi, Time Raveler                     
  • 1  Kaya the Inexorable             
  • 1  Teferi, Hero of Dominaria                 
  • 1  Liliana, Dreadhorde General             
  • 1  Nissa, Ascended Animist                  
  • 1  Adarkar Wastes                    
  • 1  Brushland                
  • 1  Underground River               
  • 1  Caves of Koilos                   
  • 1  Llanowar Wastes                  
  • 1  Yavimaya Coast                   
  • 1  Command Tower                  
  • 1  Snow-Covered Island                       
  • 2  Snow-Covered Forest                       
  • 1  Snow-Covered Swamp                     
  • 1  Snow-Covered Plains                       
  • 1  Hallowed Fountain               
  • 1  Breeding Pool                      
  • 1  Godless Shrine                     
  • 1  Sunpetal Grove                    
  • 1  Watery Grave                       
  • 1  Overgrown Tomb                 
  • 1  Temple Garden                     
  • 1  Razorverge Thicket              
  • 1  Hinterland Harbor                
  • 1  Mana Confluence                 
  • 1  Blooming Marsh                  
  • 1  Fabled Passage                     
  • 1  Indatha Triome                     
  • 1  Zagoth Triome                     
  • 1  Nurturing Peatland               
  • 1  Silent Clearing                     
  • 1  Waterlogged Grove              
  • 1  Branchloft Pathway      
  • 1  Barkchannel Pathway 
  • 1  Darkbore Pathway     
  • 1  Ice Tunnel                
  • 1  Deserted Beach                    
  • 1  Overgrown Farmland                        
  • 1  Shipwreck Marsh                 
  • 1  Deathcap Glade                    
  • 1  Dreamroot Cascade              
  • 1  Shattered Sanctum                
  • 1  Boseiju, Who Endures                      
  • 1  Takenuma, Abandoned Mire             
  • 1  Forsaken Crossroads            
  • 1  Raffine’s Tower                    
  • 1  Spara’s Headquarters 

Simply put, this deck lets you run a balanced list of the best cards MTG Arena has to offer, making it one of the game’s best Brawl decks. You can play out your deck with strong creatures, good removal, etc., and when you run out of gas, you just play your commander to refill your hand.

Needing to supply a four-color mana base is a bit rough, but the deck is worth it.

Jodah, the Unifier

Jodah, the Unifier - Best MTG Arena Historic Brawl Decks
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If you thought a four-color deck was a bit rough, Jodah, the Unifier takes it even further with a five-color build, centered around a legendary theme.

Here’s the deck list:

  • Jodah, the Unifier
  • 1  Avacyn’s Pilgrim               
  • 1  Delighted Halfling             
  • 1  Gilded Goose                    
  • 1  Jaspera Sentinel                 
  • 1  Skrelv, Defector Mite                     
  • 1  Valentin, Dean of the Vein              
  • 1  Armored Scrapgorger                     
  • 1  Dennick, Pious Apprentice             
  • 1  Feldon, Ronom Excavator              
  • 1  General’s Enforcer             
  • 1  Hajar, Loyal Bodyguard                 
  • 1  Jirina, Dauntless General               
  • 1  Kari Zev, Skyship Raider               
  • 1  Katilda, Dawnhart Prime                
  • 1  Melira, the Living Cure                  
  • 1  Niambi, Esteemed Speaker                         
  • 1  Rona, Herald of Invasion               
  • 1  Thalia, Guardian of Thraben                       
  • 1  Valki, God of Lies             
  • 1  Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy             
  • 1  Adeline, Resplendent Cathar                      
  • 1  Captain Lannery Storm                  
  • 1  Crucias, Titan of the Waves                        
  • 1  Esika, God of the Tree                   
  • 1  General Kudro of Drannith                         
  • 1  Glissa Sunslayer                
  • 1  Gwenna, Eyes of Gaea                   
  • 1  Jarsyl, Dark Age Scion                   
  • 1  King Darien XLVIII                      
  • 1  Laelia, the Blade Reforged             
  • 1  Loran of the Third Path                  
  • 1  Raffine, Scheming Seer                  
  • 1  Uro, Titan of Nature’s Wrath                      
  • 1  Halana and Alena, Partners                        
  • 1  Inga and Esika                   
  • 1  Shalai, Voice of Plenty                   
  • 1  Sheoldred, the Apocalypse             
  • 1  Djeru and Hazoret             
  • 1  Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines                
  • 1  Kenrith, the Returned King                        
  • 1  Mox Amber           
  • 1  Arcane Signet                    
  • 1  Horn of the Mark               
  • 1  Relic of Legends               
  • 1  The Celestus                     
  • 1  Esika’s Chariot                  
  • 1  The One Ring                    
  • 1  The Great Henge               
  • 1  Friendly Rivalry                
  • 1  Once Upon a Time 
  • 1  Explore                 
  • 1  Into the North                    
  • 1  Urza’s Ruinous Blast                      
  • 1  The Kenriths’ Royal Funeral                       
  • 1  Invasion of Ikoria              
  • 1  A-Teferi, Time Raveler                  
  • 1  Forest                   
  • 1  Botanical Sanctum             
  • 1  Adarkar Wastes                 
  • 1  Brushland             
  • 1  Caves of Koilos                 
  • 1  Battlefield Forge               
  • 1  Karplusan Forest               
  • 1  Command Tower               
  • 1  Ancient Ziggurat               
  • 1  Hallowed Fountain            
  • 1  Breeding Pool                   
  • 1  Stomping Ground              
  • 1  Godless Shrine                  
  • 1  Sacred Foundry                 
  • 1  Overgrown Tomb              
  • 1  Temple Garden                  
  • 1  Seachrome Coast               
  • 1  Razorverge Thicket                       
  • 1  Mana Confluence              
  • 1  Blooming Marsh               
  • 1  Concealed Courtyard                     
  • 1  Inspiring Vantage              
  • 1  Indatha Triome                  
  • 1  Raugrin Triome                 
  • 1  Savai Triome                     
  • 1  Branchloft Pathway
  • 1  Brightclimb Pathway   
  • 1  Cragcrown Pathway 
  • 1  Needleverge Pathway   
  • 1  Barkchannel Pathway  
  • 1  Darkbore Pathway
  • 1  Hengegate Pathway     
  • 1  Overgrown Farmland                     
  • 1  Shattered Sanctum             
  • 1  Sundown Pass                   
  • 1  Secluded Courtyard                       
  • 1  Forsaken Crossroads          
  • 1  Jetmir’s Garden                 
  • 1  Raffine’s Tower                 
  • 1  Spara’s Headquarters                     
  • 1  Xander’s Lounge               
  • 1  Plaza of Heroes                 
  • 1  Thran Portal 

Like Atraxa, Grand Unifier above, Jodah, the Unifier is an excuse to run all the good cards from across MTG Arena’s five colors. This version however, focuses on all the fun legendary creatures with powerful abilities that you want to run.

Plus, with Jodah, the Unifier, all your legends get buffed, becoming big beaters that will overwhelm your opponents.

Etali, Primal Conqueror

Etali, Primal Conqueror deck
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You know what they say, little Timmies just want to have fun. Well they certainly can with Etali, Primal Conqueror.

Here’s a deck list:

  • Etali, Primal Conqueror
  • 1  Allosaurus Shepherd             
  • 1  Elvish Mystic                       
  • 1  Kami of Bamboo Groves      
  • 1  Llanowar Elves                    
  • 1  Neverwinter Dryad               
  • 1  Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer                  
  • 1  Armored Scrapgorger                       
  • 1  Destiny Spinner                   
  • 1  Drover of the Mighty                        
  • 1  Ilysian Caryatid                    
  • 1  Lotus Cobra             
  • 1  Paradise Druid                     
  • 1  Fable of the Mirror-Breaker              
  • 1  Somberwald Sage                 
  • 1  Topiary Stomper                   
  • 1  Shifting Ceratops                 
  • 1  Goldspan Dragon                 
  • 1  Regisaur Alpha                    
  • 1  Vorinclex                 
  • 1  Carnage Tyrant                     
  • 1  Etali, Primal Storm               
  • 1  Inferno of the Star Mounts                
  • 1  Kogla and Yidaro                 
  • 1  Beanstalk Giant                    
  • 1  Tyrranax Rex                       
  • 1  Cityscape Leveler                 
  • 1  Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger                      
  • 1  Emrakul, the Promised End               
  • 1  Arcane Signet                      
  • 1  Coldsteel Heart                    
  • 1  Mind Stone              
  • 1  Swiftfoot Boots                    
  • 1  Key to the Archive               
  • 1  Panharmonicon                    
  • 1  Portal to Phyrexia                 
  • 1  The Great Henge                  
  • 1  Veil of Summer                    
  • 1  Explore                    
  • 1  Into the North                      
  • 1  Cultivate                  
  • 1  Grow from the Ashes                        
  • 1  Settle the Wilds                    
  • 1  Circuitous Route                  
  • 1  Migration Path                     
  • 1  Vastwood Surge                   
  • 1  Escape to the Wilds              
  • 1  Turntimber Symbiosis                      
  • 1  Verdant Rejuvenation                       
  • 1  Wolfwillow Haven               
  • 1  Rhythm of the Wild              
  • 1  Mirror March                       
  • 1  Invasion of Zendikar                        
  • 1  Domri, Anarch of Bolas                    
  • 1  Chandra, Torch of Defiance 
  • 1  A-Minsc & Boo, Timeless Heroes                 
  • 1  Lukka, Bound to Ruin                      
  • 1  Nissa, Who Shakes the World                       
  • 1  Chandra, Awakened Inferno              
  • 1  Chandra, Hope’s Beacon                   
  • 1  Nissa, Ascended Animist                  
  • 1  Tangled Florahedron                         
  • 8  Forest                      
  • 8  Mountain                 
  • 1  Karplusan Forest                  
  • 1  Command Tower                  
  • 3  Snow-Covered Forest                       
  • 3  Snow-Covered Mountain                  
  • 1  Stomping Ground                 
  • 1  Rootbound Crag                   
  • 1  Copperline Gorge                 
  • 1  Temple of Abandon              
  • 1  Game Trail               
  • 1  Castle Garenbrig                  
  • 1  Fabled Passage                     
  • 1  Cragcrown Pathway      
  • 1  Highland Forest                   
  • 1  Den of the Bugbear              
  • 1  Rockfall Vale                       
  • 1  Boseiju, Who Endures                      
  • 1  Sokenzan, Crucible of Defiance                    
  • 1  Forsaken Crossroads 

With this deck, you get to cast a lot of big spells – most of them for free! You also get your opponent’s cards as well. Plus, your commander can even transform into a one-shot kill button if your other threats aren’t getting the job done. What’s not to love about this deck (other than playing against it)?

Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief

Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief deck
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If you’re looking to get a ridiculous amount of value from a single ability, this Brawl deck is built for you.

  • Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief
  • 1  Ascendant Spirit                   
  • 1  Siren Stormtamer                 
  • 1  Migratory Greathorn                        
  • 1  Slither Blade                        
  • 1  A-Symmetry Sage                
  • 1  Stormchaser Drake               
  • 1  Sea-Dasher Octopus             
  • 1  Brazen Borrower      
  • 1  Arboreal Grazer                   
  • 1  Kami of Bamboo Groves      
  • 1  Gilded Goose                       
  • 1  Deeproot Champion             
  • 1  Ledger Shredder                   
  • 1  A-Lantern Bearer
  • 1  Gemrazer                 
  • 1  Ornithopter              
  • 1  Spectral Sailor                     
  • 1  Pouncing Shoreshark                        
  • 1  Glowstone Recluse               
  • 1  Cerulean Drake                    
  • 1  Aether Spellbomb                 
  • 1  Mox Amber             
  • 1  Brainstorm               
  • 1  Charge Through                   
  • 1  Consider                  
  • 1  Annul                      
  • 1  Spell Pierce              
  • 1  Stern Scolding                     
  • 1  Shore Up                 
  • 1  Dive Down              
  • 1  Suit Up                    
  • 1  Snakeskin Veil                     
  • 1  Ranger’s Guile                     
  • 1  Prey’s Vengeance                  
  • 1  Luxurious Libation               
  • 1  Unwind                   
  • 1  Rewind                    
  • 1  Invigorating Surge                
  • 1  Double Major                      
  • 1  Startle                      
  • 1  Gaea’s Gift               
  • 1  Time Warp               
  • 1  Irresistible Prey                    
  • 1  Scale the Heights                 
  • 1  A-Alrund’s Epiphany            
  • 1  Feral Roar                
  • 1  Rousing Read                      
  • 1  Ancestral Mask                    
  • 1  Curious Obsession               
  • 1  Cartouche of Strength                       
  • 1  Hydra’s Growth                    
  • 1  Rune of Flight                      
  • 1  Setessan Training                 
  • 1  Curator’s Ward                     
  • 1  Signature Spells                   
  • 1  Rune of Might                      
  • 1  Warbriar Blessing                 
  • 1  Combat Research                 
  • 1  Sixth Sense              
  • 1  Howl of the Hunt     
  • 1  A-Public Enemy                   
  • 12  Snow-Covered Forest                     
  • 18  Snow-Covered Island                     
  • 1  Dreamroot Cascade              
  • 1  Breeding Pool                      
  • 1  Temple of Mystery               
  • 1  Barkchannel Pathway        
  • 1  Hinterland Harbor    
  • 1  Hall of Storm Giants                        
  • 1  Thriving Isle                        
  • 1  Boseiju, Who Endures 

This deck is built around the commander’s ability. Ivy, Gleeful Spellthief makes it so whenever a player casts a spell that targets only a single creature other than her, you can immediately copy it and target Ivy herself.

This ability lets you run all manner of fun auras and cantrips that you effectively get to cast twice – which is just fantastic value. You also get the ability to copy your opponent’s buffs that they play on their own creatures. Fun shenanigans await you with this deck.

Raffine, Scheming Seer

Raffine, Scheming Seer - Best MTG Arena Brawl Decks
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Speaking of value, our fifth deck on the list is an esper deck making use of the connive mechanic.

Here’s the deck list:

  • Raffine, Scheming Seer
  • 1  Adanto Vanguard                  
  • 1  Brain Maggot                       
  • 1  Captain Eberhart                  
  • 1  Containment Construct                     
  • 1  Dennick, Pious Apprentice                
  • 1  Esper Sentinel                      
  • 1  Ghostly Pilferer                    
  • 1  Hope of Ghirapur                 
  • 1  Hushbringer             
  • 1  Intrepid Adversary                
  • 1  Kitesail Freebooter               
  • 1  Knight of the Ebon Legion                
  • 1  Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate               
  • 1  Luminarch Aspirant              
  • 1  Rona, Herald of Invasion                  
  • 1  Misery’s Shadow                  
  • 1  Myrel, Shield of Argive                    
  • 1  Rankle, Master of Pranks                  
  • 1  Scrapheap Scrounger                        
  • 1  Selfless Savior                     
  • 1  Sheoldred, the Apocalypse                
  • 1  Siren Stormtamer                 
  • 1  Skyclave Shade                    
  • 1  Spectral Adversary               
  • 1  Strict Proctor                        
  • 1  Tenacious Underdog             
  • 1  Thalia, Guardian of Thraben             
  • 1  Thopter Mechanic                
  • 1  Tithe Taker               
  • 1  Ao, the Dawn Sky                
  • 1  Prince Imrahil the Fair                      
  • 1  Lotho, Corrupt Shirriff                      
  • 1  Orcish Bowmasters              
  • 1  Bag of Holding                    
  • 1  Mox Amber             
  • 1  Aether Gust             
  • 1  Cut Down                
  • 1  Fatal Push                
  • 1  Go for the Throat                 
  • 1  Heartless Act                       
  • 1  Infernal Grasp                      
  • 1  Mana Tithe              
  • 1  Memory Lapse                     
  • 1  Miscast                    
  • 1  Mystical Dispute                  
  • 1  An Offer You Can’t Refuse                
  • 1  Patriar’s Humiliation             
  • 1  Spell Pierce              
  • 1  Swords to Plowshares                       
  • 1  Wash Away              
  • 1  Void Rend                
  • 1  Duress                     
  • 1  Humiliate                
  • 1  Inquisition of Kozilek                       
  • 1  Mind Spike              
  • 1  Thoughtseize                       
  • 1  Time Warp               
  • 1  Curse of Silence                   
  • 1  Invasion of Gobakhan                       
  • 1  Adarkar Wastes                    
  • 1  Brightclimb Pathway
  • 1  Cave of the Frost Dragon                  
  • 1  Caves of Koilos                   
  • 1  Clearwater Pathway      
  • 1  Command Tower                  
  • 1  Concealed Courtyard                        
  • 1  Deserted Beach                    
  • 1  Drowned Catacomb              
  • 1  Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire               
  • 1  Forsaken Crossroads                        
  • 1  Glacial Fortress                    
  • 1  Godless Shrine                     
  • 1  Hall of Storm Giants                        
  • 1  Hallowed Fountain               
  • 1  Hengegate Pathway       
  • 1  Hive of the Eye Tyrant                      
  • 1  Isolated Chapel                    
  • 1  Mana Confluence                 
  • 1  Otawara, Soaring City                      
  • 1  Plaza of Heroes                    
  • 1  Raffine’s Tower                    
  • 1  Shattered Sanctum                
  • 1  Shipwreck Marsh                 
  • 4  Snow-Covered Island                       
  • 4  Snow-Covered Swamp                     
  • 1  Takenuma, Abandoned Mire             
  • 1  Thran Portal             
  • 1  Underground River               
  • 1  Watery Grave                       
  • 3  Snow-Covered Plains                       
  • 1  Minas Tirith 

Raffine can be a pain to remove, lets you filter your deck, and buffs creatures. All in all, this is just a solid commander to build a deck around.

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse - Best MTG Arena Brawl Decks
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Now we move on to the dark and spooky territory of mono black. There are few darker and spookier commanders that get the job done in MTG Arena than Sheoldred, the Apocalypse.

Here’s the deck list:

  • Sheoldred, the Apocalypse
  • 1  Bloodthirsty Aerialist                       
  • 1  Vampire of the Dire Moon                
  • 1  Plaguecrafter                        
  • 1  Undead Augur                      
  • 1  Sheoldred, Whispering One              
  • 1  Erebos, Bleak-Hearted                      
  • 1  Gray Merchant of Asphodel              
  • 1  Woe Strider              
  • 1  Ravenous Chupacabra                      
  • 1  Demon’s Disciple                 
  • 1  Nighthawk Scavenger                       
  • 1  Marauding Blight-Priest                   
  • 1  Priest of the Haunted Edge                
  • 1  Fleshbag Marauder               
  • 1  Jadar, Ghoulcaller of Nephalia                      
  • 1  Morbid Opportunist              
  • 1  Slaughter Specialist              
  • 1  Fell Stinger              
  • 1  Junji, the Midnight Sky                    
  • 1  Gravelighter                         
  • 1  Dockside Chef                     
  • 1  A-Hobbling Zombie             
  • 1  A-Blood Artist                     
  • 1  Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor                    
  • 1  Psychosis Crawler                
  • 1  Phyrexian Obliterator                       
  • 1  Sheoldred                
  • 1  Seizan, Perverter of Truth                 
  • 1  Orcish Bowmasters              
  • 1  Arcane Signet                      
  • 1  Heraldic Banner                   
  • 1  Mazemind Tome                  
  • 1  Sword of Body and Mind                  
  • 1  Mind Stone              
  • 1  Mirror Shield                       
  • 1  Shadowspear                        
  • 1  Bontu’s Monument               
  • 1  The Immortal Sun                
  • 1  Blackblade Reforged                        
  • 1  Ecologist’s Terrarium                        
  • 1  Basilisk Collar                     
  • 1  Howling Mine                      
  • 1  Swiftfoot Boots        
  • 1  The One Ring                      
  • 1  Mithril Coat             
  • 1  Soul Shatter             
  • 1  Feed the Serpent                  
  • 1  Poison the Cup                     
  • 1  Infernal Grasp                      
  • 1  Blood Pact               
  • 1  Hero’s Downfall                   
  • 1  Sap Vitality              
  • 1  Assassin’s Ink                       
  • 1  Go for the Throat                 
  • 1  Extinction Event                  
  • 1  Bloodchief’s Thirst               
  • 1  Feed the Swarm                   
  • 1  Blood on the Snow               
  • 1  Sign in Blood                       
  • 1  Phyrexian Arena       
  • 1  Underworld Dreams             
  • 1  A-The Meathook Massacre               
  • 1  Ob Nixilis, the Hate-Twisted             
  • 1  Bonders’ Enclave                 
  • 1  Barren Moor                        
  • 1  Bojuka Bog             
  • 1  Reliquary Tower                  
  • 1  Field of Ruin                        
  • 25  Snow-Covered Swamp                   
  • 1  Faceless Haven                    
  • 1  Hall of Oracles                     
  • 1  Hive of the Eye Tyrant                      
  • 1  Plaza of Heroes                    
  • 1  Demolition Field                  
  • 1  Geier Reach Sanitarium 

This deck does one of the things black does best – drain your opponent. They lose life, you gain life. It’s a simple yet beautiful deck strategy (though your opponents may not agree with that statement).

Giada, Font of Hope

Giada, Font of Hope Deck
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Now let’s go in the exact opposite direction of our dark and spooky mono black deck with mono white angels. Though funnily enough, this deck will also have your opponent losing a lot of life and you gaining a lot of life…

Here’s the deck list:

  • Giada, Font of Hope
  • 1  Esper Sentinel 
  • 1  Segovian Angel                   
  • 1  Selfless Savior                    
  • 1  Speaker of the Heavens                   
  • 1  Angel of Unity                    
  • 1  Bishop of Wings                 
  • 1  Impostor of the Sixth Pride              
  • 1  Ornithopter of Paradise                    
  • 1  Youthful Valkyrie                
  • 1  Angel of Eternal Dawn        
  • 1  Angel of Vitality                  
  • 1  Faceless Agent                    
  • 1  Heliod, Sun-Crowned                      
  • 1  Inspiring Overseer               
  • 1  Resplendent Angel              
  • 1  Resplendent Marshal                       
  • 1  Righteous Valkyrie              
  • 1  Skyclave Apparition                        
  • 1  Skyline Savior        
  • 1  Starnheim Aspirant              
  • 1  The Restoration of Eiganjo              
  • 1  Champions of Tyr                
  • 1  Gisela, the Broken Blade                 
  • 1  Glorious Protector               
  • 1  Linvala, Keeper of Silence               
  • 1  Serra Paragon                     
  • 1  Angel of Destiny                 
  • 1  Angel of Grace                    
  • 1  Angel of Sanctions              
  • 1  Baneslayer Angel                
  • 1  Enduring Angel                   
  • 1  Herald of Vengeance                       
  • 1  Lyra Dawnbringer               
  • 1  Sanctuary Warden               
  • 1  Steel Seraph                        
  • 1  Valkyrie Harbinger              
  • 1  Bruna, the Fading Light                   
  • 1  Serra’s Emissary                  
  • 1  Avacyn, Angel of Hope                    
  • 1  Arcane Signet                     
  • 1  Coldsteel Heart                   
  • 1  Mind Stone             
  • 1  Swiftfoot Boots                   
  • 1  Tome of Legends                 
  • 1  Heraldic Banner                  
  • 1  Replicating Ring                 
  • 1  The Book of Exalted Deeds             
  • 1  Patriar’s Humiliation                        
  • 1  Swords to Plowshares                      
  • 1  Fateful Absence                  
  • 1  Teferi’s Protection               
  • 1  Lay Down Arms                  
  • 1  Starnheim Unleashed                       
  • 1  Farewell                 
  • 1  Emeria’s Call                      
  • 1  Ossification                        
  • 1  Banishing Light                  
  • 1  Elspeth Conquers Death                  
  • 1  Serra the Benevolent                       
  • 1  The Wandering Emperor                  
  • 1  Ugin, the Ineffable              
  • 1  Mutavault               
  • 29  Snow-Covered Plains                    
  • 1  Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx                   
  • 1  Field of Ruin                       
  • 1  Karn’s Bastion                     
  • 1  Castle Ardenvale                 
  • 1  Faceless Haven                   
  • 1  Tyrite Sanctum                    
  • 1  Cave of the Frost Dragon                 
  • 1  Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire

We have a simple game plan here, arguably one of the simplest ones – play angels, profit.

But oh boy, do we profit. We can protect our angels, we can buff them, and we can even generate some value with them. Plus, mono flying is just a really strong tribe.

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar

Adeline, Resplendent Cathar - Best MTG Arena Brawl Decks
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Now it’s time for a mono white tribe that stays on the ground.

Here’s the deck list:

  • Adeline, Resplendent Cathar
  • 1  Giant Killer 
  • 1  Linden, the Steadfast Queen              
  • 1  Mangara, the Diplomat                     
  • 1  Impassioned Orator              
  • 1  Serra Ascendant                   
  • 1  Soul Warden                        
  • 1  Anointer Priest                     
  • 1  Luminarch Aspirant              
  • 1  Metallic Mimic                    
  • 1  Bloodline Pretender              
  • 1  Elite Spellbinder                  
  • 1  Esper Sentinel                      
  • 1  Moon-Blessed Cleric                        
  • 1  Priest of Ancient Lore                       
  • 1  Thalia’s Lieutenant               
  • 1  Faceless Agent                     
  • 1  Hanweir Militia Captain                   
  • 1  Intrepid Adversary                
  • 1  Sungold Sentinel                  
  • 1  Lunarch Veteran                   
  • 1  Ambitious Farmhand                        
  • 1  Duelcraft Trainer                  
  • 1  Hopeful Initiate                    
  • 1  Odric, Lunarch Marshal                    
  • 1  Thalia, Heretic Cathar                      
  • 1  A-Dawnbringer Cleric          
  • 1  Coppercoat Vanguard                       
  • 1  Heraldic Banner                   
  • 1  Icon of Ancestry                   
  • 1  Sword of Body and Mind                  
  • 1  Mind Stone              
  • 1  Shadowspear            
  • 1  Herald’s Horn                       
  • 1  The Immortal Sun                
  • 1  Blackblade Reforged                        
  • 1  Maul of the Skyclaves                      
  • 1  Ecologist’s Terrarium                        
  • 1  Basilisk Collar                     
  • 1  Forsake the Worldly             
  • 1  Invoke the Divine                 
  • 1  Disenchant               
  • 1  Swords to Plowshares                       
  • 1  Fateful Absence                   
  • 1  Revoke Existence                 
  • 1  Doomskar                
  • 1  Day of Judgment                  
  • 1  Farewell                  
  • 1  Angelic Purge                      
  • 1  Faith’s Fetters                       
  • 1  Pacifism                  
  • 1  Banishing Light                   
  • 1  Elspeth Conquers Death                   
  • 1  The Birth of Meletis             
  • 1  Cathars’ Crusade                  
  • 1  Path of Bravery                    
  • 1  Ajani’s Welcome                  
  • 1  Radiant Destiny                   
  • 1  Authority of the Consuls                   
  • 1  Bound in Gold                     
  • 1  Rune of Sustenance              
  • 1  Borrowed Time                    
  • 1  Cathar’s Call                        
  • 1  Intercessor’s Arrest               
  • 1  Hope Against Hope              
  • 1  Castle Ardenvale      
  • 1  Bonders’ Enclave     
  • 1  Reliquary Tower                  
  • 1  Field of Ruin                        
  • 25  Snow-Covered Plains                     
  • 1  Faceless Haven                    
  • 1  Hall of Oracles                     
  • 1  Cave of the Frost Dragon                  
  • 1  Eiganjo, Seat of the Empire               
  • 1  Plaza of Heroes                    
  • 1  Demolition Field 

This deck can be quite aggressive and overwhelming. You’ll be able to flood the board with a lot of humans and simply overrun your opponents. If you get a fast start, this deck becomes very difficult to deal with, twenty-five life or no.

Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor

Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor Deck
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For our next entry, we’re back on the mono black train with Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor.

Here’s the deck list:

  • Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor
  • 1  Battlefly Swarm                  
  • 1  Blight Keeper                     
  • 1  Eye Collector                      
  • 1  Eyetwitch               
  • 1  Nightshade Stinger              
  • 1  Pilfering Imp                      
  • 1  Changeling Outcast             
  • 1  Kitesail Freebooter              
  • 1  Gingerbrute                        
  • 1  Order of Midnight               
  • 1  Vault Skirge                        
  • 1  Gray Merchant of Asphodel             
  • 1  Nullpriest of Oblivion                      
  • 1  Foulmire Knight                  
  • 1  Vampire of the Dire Moon               
  • 1  Typhoid Rats                       
  • 1  Entomber Exarch                
  • 1  Biting-Palm Ninja               
  • 1  Orzhov Enforcer                 
  • 1  Dokuchi Silencer                 
  • 1  Burnished Hart                    
  • 1  Gifted Aetherborn               
  • 1  Hired Poisoner                    
  • 1  Fell Stinger             
  • 1  Ravenous Chupacabra                     
  • 1  Nezumi Prowler                  
  • 1  Swiftfoot Boots       
  • 1  Mazemind Tome                 
  • 1  Navigation Orb                   
  • 1  Arcane Signet                     
  • 1  Guardian Idol                      
  • 1  Mind Stone             
  • 1  Vorpal Sword                      
  • 1  Rogue’s Gloves                   
  • 1  Heraldic Banner                  
  • 1  Coldsteel Heart                   
  • 1  Strixhaven Stadium             
  • 1  Dark Ritual             
  • 1  Plumb the Forbidden                       
  • 1  Tendrils of Corruption                     
  • 1  Go for the Throat                
  • 1  Village Rites                       
  • 1  Deadly Dispute                   
  • 1  Infernal Grasp                     
  • 1  Hero’s Downfall                  
  • 1  Umbral Juke                       
  • 1  Assassin’s Ink                      
  • 1  Malakir Rebirth                   
  • 1  Undying Malice                  
  • 1  Feign Death                        
  • 1  Pilfer                      
  • 1  Corrupt                   
  • 1  Diabolic Intent                    
  • 1  Mind Spike             
  • 1  Feed the Swarm                  
  • 1  Duress                    
  • 1  Drill Bit                  
  • 1  Call of the Death-Dweller                
  • 1  Pelakka Predation                
  • 1  Phyrexian Arena      
  • 1  Arguel’s Blood Fast             
  • 1  Kaya’s Ghostform               
  • 35  Swamp                 
  • 1  Reliquary Tower                 
  • 1  Blackbloom Rogue

Another archetypal black mechanic is paying life for resources. With Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor, you’re paying life to draw cards, which you can then use to steal your opponent’s cards. It’s a powerful deck that runs some of the best cards that black has to offer.

Jetmir, Nexus of Revels

Jetmir, Nexus of Revels - Best MTG Arena Brawl Decks
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Finally, we have a naya deck that loves it’s creatures (as most naya decks do).

Here’s the deck list:

  • Jetmir, Nexus of Revels
  • 1  Gilded Goose                      
  • 1  Hanged Executioner                        
  • 1  Leafkin Druid                     
  • 1  Skyknight Vanguard                        
  • 1  Hero of Precinct One                       
  • 1  Incubation Druid                 
  • 1  Haazda Marshal                  
  • 1  Legion Warboss                  
  • 1  Venerated Loxodon             
  • 1  Worldsoul Colossus             
  • 1  Paradise Druid                    
  • 1  Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite                        
  • 1  Champion of Lambholt                    
  • 1  Goblin Instigator                 
  • 1  Llanowar Elves                   
  • 1  Lotus Cobra                        
  • 1  Scute Swarm                       
  • 1  Toski, Bearer of Secrets       
  • 1  Jaspera Sentinel                  
  • 1  Clarion Spirit                      
  • 1  Esper Sentinel                     
  • 1  Goblin Anarchomancer                    
  • 1  Minsc, Beloved Ranger                   
  • 1  Adeline, Resplendent Cathar                        
  • 1  Torens, Fist of the Angels    
  • 1  Welcoming Vampire                        
  • 1  Gala Greeters                      
  • 1  Mage’s Attendant                
  • 1  Black Market Tycoon                      
  • 1  Jinnie Fay, Jetmir’s Second              
  • 1  Exhibition Magician                        
  • 1  Rope Line Attendant                        
  • 1  Prosperous Innkeeper                      
  • 1  Llanowar Loamspeaker                   
  • 1  Squee, Dubious Monarch                 
  • 1  Queen Allenal of Ruadach               
  • 1  King Darien XLVIII                        
  • 1  Mondrak, Glory Dominus                
  • 1  Ancient Imperiosaur                        
  • 1  Arcane Signet                     
  • 1  Raise the Alarm                  
  • 1  March of the Multitudes                  
  • 1  Heroic Intervention             
  • 1  Cabaretti Charm                  
  • 1  Battle Screech                     
  • 1  Release the Dogs                 
  • 1  Forbidden Friendship                      
  • 1  Heroic Reinforcements                    
  • 1  Saproling Migration                        
  • 1  Chatterstorm                       
  • 1  Join the Dance                    
  • 1  Kenrith’s Transformation                 
  • 1  Conclave Tribunal               
  • 1  Anointed Procession                        
  • 1  Shapers’ Sanctuary              
  • 1  Battle for Bretagard             
  • 1  Wedding Announcement                  
  • 1  Rabble Rousing                   
  • 1  Skrelv’s Hive                      
  • 1  Rugged Highlands               
  • 1  Temple of Triumph              
  • 1  Khalni Garden                    
  • 1  Stomping Ground                
  • 1  Sacred Foundry                   
  • 1  Temple Garden                    
  • 1  Temple of Plenty                 
  • 1  Temple of Abandon             
  • 1  Branchloft Pathway      
  • 1  Cragcrown Pathway  
  • 1  Needleverge Pathway    
  • 1  Overgrown Farmland                       
  • 1  Rockfall Vale                      
  • 1  Sundown Pass                     
  • 1  Blossoming Sands               
  • 1  Wind-Scarred Crag              
  • 1  Jetmir’s Garden                   
  • 7  Plains                     
  • 1  Racers’ Ring           
  • 1  Botanical Plaza                   
  • 6  Forest                     
  • 6  Mountain                
  • 1  Cabaretti Courtyard             
  • 1  Battlefield Forge 

Jetmir, Nexus of Revels likes lots of creatures, especially big creatures. Coincidentally, naya can provide both in spades. Yet another stellar example of play creatures and turn them sideways.

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