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Brawl Format

Deck Size
60+
Number of Players
2 - 6
Game Duration
50 Minutes

Why Play This Format?

  • Play one-on-one digitally on MTG Arena.
  • Great for new players to learn to brew their own deck.
  • Build your deck with a single copy of any card, and the option to use multiple basic lands.

Different Ways to Play

Tabletop
Gather with friends and play in person! Tabletop is your chance to see physical card treatments like exclusive art, foils, and thematic frames up close.
MTG Arena
Try your hand at  Magic: The Gathering  through tutorials and a digital game you can take on the go. MTG Arena is free and available on mobile or desktop.  
SpellTable
Use your webcam to play Magic with friends in a private game, or match against players around the world! Now available with state-of-the-art card scanning technology.

Play Rules/Modifiers

An exciting deck-brewing challenge, Brawl is a bit of a mixture of Standard+Commander. In this format, you'll use cards legal in Standard to build a Commander-style deck around a legendary creature or Planeswalker. You can play 1v1 games on MTG Arena.

Deck Construction:

  • 1 commander card (any legendary creature or Planeswalker from a set currently in Standard)
  • 59 other Standard legal cards (same color as commander card)
  • Only one copy of any card except for basic lands
  • Brawl decks do not have a sideboard

Additional Rules:

  • Starting life total is 30 for free-for-all and 25 for 1v1
  • Arcane Signet and Command Tower are perennially legal
  • Recommended best of one for 1v1 play, including a free mulligan

What Sets Are Legal in Brawl?
  • The Brothers' War
    
  • Dominaria United
    
  • Streets of New Capenna
    
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty
    
  • Innistrad: Crimson Vow
    
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt
    

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