Brawl is live in MTG Arena via a special event

Play Brawl now on MTGA.

Magic The Gathering Throne of Eldraine and Brawl format combine
Image via Wizards of the Coast Magic: The Gathering

The highly-anticipated Commander format within Magic: The Gathering, Brawl, has an early access event running right now on MTG Arena.

Announced during the final moments of the Throne of Eldraine spoiler stream, Brawl, and four new commanders are now available in MTG Arena. The Eldraine Courtside Brawl event doesn’t have an entry fee and runs from Sept. 4 to Sept. 9. It features the four Brawl preconstructed decks and six individual rewards for wins. 

Each of the six rewards contains cards from the Throne of Eldraine (ELD) set and players are awarded four copies of each one. Although they aren’t available to play in Standard yet, MTGA says the cards can be used in Standard 2020 events leading up to rotation. 

  • Zero to one win: Heraldic Banner and 1,000 XP
  • Two wins: Syr Konrad, the Grim
  • Three wins: Faerie Vandal
  • Four wins: Savvy Hunter
  • Five wins: Inspiring Veteran
  • Six wins: Order of Midnight

The Brawl format on MTGA is a combination of Standard and Commander. Within the Eldraine Courtside Brawl event, there are preconstructed decks specifically made for Brawl. Each deck contains the following:

  • A commander card 
  • 59 other Standard cards (this event will include ELD) that share a color identity with your commander.
  • One copy per card not including basic lands

The four commanders featured in each preconstructed Brawl deck are Chulane, Teller of Tales, Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, and Alela, Artful Provocateur. 

Courtesy of a Reddit user, here is a list of all the ELD cards included in the four Brawl preconstructed decks.

  • 201 Shinechaser (ELD)
  • 202 Steelclaw Lance (ELD)
  • 205 Wintermoor Commander (ELD)
  • 206 Arcanist’s Owl (ELD)
  • 210 Fireborn Knight (ELD)
  • 220 Golden Egg (ELD)
  • 222 Heraldic Banner (ELD)
  • 230 Shambling Suit (ELD)
  • 237 Witch’s Oven (ELD)
  • 248 Tournament Grounds (ELD)
  • 308 Wind-Scarred Crag (ELD)
  • 313 Thornwood Falls (ELD)
  • 314 Mace of the Valiant (ELD)
  • 316 Faerie Formation (ELD)
  • 317 Shimmer Dragon (ELD)
  • 318 Workshop Elders (ELD)
  • 320 Taste of Death (ELD)
  • 322 Steelbane Hydra (ELD)
  • 323 Thorn Mammoth (ELD)
  • 324 Alela, Artful Provocateur (ELD)
  • 325 Banish into Fable (ELD)
  • 326 Chulane, Teller of Tales (ELD)
  • 328 Knights’ Charge (ELD)
  • 329 Korvold, Fae-Cursed King (ELD)
  • 330 Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale (ELD)
  • 331 Arcane Signet (ELD)
  • 332 Tome of Legends (ELD)
  • 333 Command Tower (ELD)

Logging in to MTGA to play the new Eldraine Courtside Brawl event and experience the Brawl format for the first time also gives a player the login renewal reward that will be available until Sept. 26. 

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