When I create a new deck this is the entire selection of options I get to choose from for deck formats.

As you can see there is no options for either Historic Brawl or Historic Pauper


Missing Formats 01 - Magic Arena

Missing Formats 02-  Magic Arena

I simply assumed that these where not options in the game at present until one day I opened an existing deck and realized I could change its format to Historic Brawl.

I can then remove all cards and create a new Brawl deck.

Historic Brawl - Magic Arena

The words Wot da fook come to mind.


  1. Are these options available currently, in the past or have they been removed?
  2. Is there a way to choose these deck formats when creating a new deck and how?

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As far as I'm aware they're only available for events. It's odd that you can edit an older deck but can't create a new deck, though I assume something in the game's code allows you to turn a deck that's at least as old as one of these events into one of those event decks. I'm not sure if this is intentional or a bug.

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    I'm inclined to think the bug is not allowing creating a new deck with any format. There's no reason not to let the player build in a particular format regardless of which events are on. May 14, 2021 at 11:39
  • The key fact here is that I can create historic decks and play with them against my friends. One of my friends however cannot play with us because he doesn't have the ability to create a historic deck.
    – DreamTeK
    May 18, 2021 at 9:53
  • I would probably submit a support request. Either it's a bug or just something confusing they should be able to help with. May 19, 2021 at 1:40

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