Magic: the Gathering
9 Historic Decklists with JumpStart: Historic Horizons
We'll talk about updated lists with Jumpstart that are being used and have the potential to become established in the Historic format!
Jeskai CreativityLet's start with the decks that are a little more popular at the moment: we have Jeskai Creativity that searches for Serra's Emissary with Indomitable Creativity, giving protection to you and your creatures against one card type, blocking the opponent's gameplan, especially when we make Creativity for 2, being able to choose protection against creatures and instant, for example, being a matter of time until we win the game. Another detail is the presence of Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite on the sideboard, substantially improving the strategy against creature decks.
Rakdos MadnessAnother very popular archetype thanks to Dragon's Rage Channeler, probably the best card in the set, is Rakdos. We have a Madness version with Blazing Rootwalla and Rakdos Headliner focusing on discard and cycling to activate Darcy and Unholy Heat's Delirium, while buffing Flameblade Adept to close the game quickly.
Rakdos ArcanistWe also have the good old Rakdos Arcanist with the addition of Bone Shards, replacing Spark Harvest as the Modern Horizons card is easier to cast, making it more flexible. The cards with delirium do not enter the deck because this deck relies on Kroxa and Arcanist exiling cards to cast them from the graveyard, making it impossible to maintain the Delirium triggered.
Izzet PhoenixAn archetype already consolidated in the format that gained strength with Jumpstart was Izzet Phoenix. The duo Darcy + Unholy Heat is present here, plus Faithless Salvaging, which helps Arclight Phoenix return more easily from the graveyard on turn 3 due to the rebound ability. The new cards have made the deck's curve lower without Crackling Drake and fewer copies of Stormwing Entity, making it a more beatdown focused deck with more efficient removals.
Paradox ComboNext is the well-known Paradox combo with a very relevant addition, Tome of the Infinite.
ScalesOne archetype that was made possible with Jumpstart is Scales. In fact, the Hardened Scales card does the job of growing your creatures quickly, requiring a wrath in response. However, in a Lurrus and Manland deck, we know that clearing the board isn't always enough, and these cards fuel the deck and keep its aggressiveness.
Mono-Red DiscardMono Red Discard is one of the most tested decks to date and looks very promising. Basically, we have a deck that can cast Hollow One for 1 or 0 mana easily and enjoy the low cost of its spells so that Managorger Phoenix returns from the graveyard in a few turns. The problem with the deck is to suffer a lot against cards like Soul-Guide Lantern, Relic of Progenitus and Rest In Peace, especially the latter that, when resolved, practically wins the game. Still, the deck has potential, and I see it as one of the main decks in this early format.
Azorius ControlAnother deck I would like to introduce in this article is Azorius Control. The version created by the Hall of Fame Gabriel Nassif has been well tested and proved to be good on the MTG Arena ladder due to its mix of sweepers, interactions and recursion.