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Budget Magic: $47 (12 tix) Mono-White Sram Auras (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 24 // by SaffronOlive

Can a $50 deck be competitive in Pioneer? Let's take Sram, Senior Edificer and a bunch of cheap-but-powerful auras out for a spin and find out!

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Budget Magic: $98 (20 tix) Mono-Red Devotion (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 17 // by SaffronOlive

Can red join blue, black, and green as a competitive devotion color in Pioneer thanks to the power of Fanatic of Mogis and triple-red three-drops like Gobin Chainwhirler and Boros Reckoner? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $100 (17 tix) Mono-Green Stompy (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Dec 10 // by SaffronOlive

How competitive is Mono-Green Stompy in Pioneer on a budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $97 WB Discard (Standard, Magic Arena)

Dec 03 // by SaffronOlive

Is casting a discard spell every turn an effective way to win on a budget in Throne of Eldraine Standard 3.0? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $56 Rakdos Reanimator (Standard, Magic Arena)

Nov 26 // by SaffronOlive

Oko is finally gone! Let's jank some opponents out by reanimating hasty Drakuseth, Maw of Flames!

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Budget Magic: $43 (18 tix) 8 Whack (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Nov 19 // by SaffronOlive

Can 8 Whack make the jump from Modern to Pioneer in ultra-budget form? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $110 (52 tix) Pummeler (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Nov 12 // by SaffronOlive

Let's pummel some fools in Pioneer!

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Budget Magic: $99 (29 tix) Gary Zombies (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Nov 05 // by SaffronOlive

How good is Zombies tribal in Pioneer with Gray Merchant of Asphodel as a finisher? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $100 (76 tix) UR Prowess (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Oct 29 // by SaffronOlive

Pioneer is all the rage these days, which means it's time for the first ever Budget Magic of the format: UR Prowess with the ever busted Treasure Cruise!

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Budget Magic: $77 Standard Affinity (Standard, Magic Arena)

Oct 22 // by SaffronOlive

We've had Steel Overseer in Standard since M20, and now in Throne of Eldraine, Wizards gave us a Cranial Plating in All That Glitters. Can Affinity make the jump from Modern to Standard? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $92 WB Prison (Standard, Magic Arena)

Oct 15 // by SaffronOlive

How can we deal with the endless horde of Field of the Dead Zombies in Throne of Eldraine Standard? Stack up some hateful, prisony enchantments of course!

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Budget Magic: Throne of Eldraine Standard Updates

Oct 14 // by SaffronOlive

Throne of Eldraine Standard is here, which means its time to update some of our old Budget Magic decks for our new Standard format!

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Budget Magic: $27 Mono-Blue Mill (Standard, Magic Arena)

Oct 08 // by SaffronOlive

Can mill work in Throne of Eldraine Standard on an absurdly cheap $27 budget? Let's play some matches and find out!

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Budget Magic: Mono-Black Rankle (Standard, Magic Arena)

Oct 01 // by SaffronOlive

Can Rankle, Master of Pranks make Mono-Black Stompy work in Throne of Eldraine Standard on a Budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $92 (18 tix) Abzan Rally (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 24 // by SaffronOlive

Do the recent bannings of Faithless Looting and Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis mean its time for Rally the Ancestors to make its triumphant Return to the Ranks of Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $96 (35 tix) Ajani Sisters (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 17 // by SaffronOlive

Ajani, Strength of the Pride seems like the perfect planeswalker for Soul Sisters. Does its printing, combined with the recent Modern bannings, mean it's time for lifegain to rise in Modern? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $105 (26 tix) Soul-meria (Modern, Magic Online)

Sep 10 // by SaffronOlive

Can Soulherder power up an Emeria, the Sky Ruin deck overflowing with value creature to blink and reanimate in Modern on a budget?

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Budget Magic: $71 Rotation-Proof Mono-Red Cavalcade (Standard, Magic Arena)

Aug 26 // by SaffronOlive

This week we get read for rotating (which is only a month away!) with a completely rotation proof build of Mono-Red Cavalcade!

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Budget Magic: $94 (16 tix) Sephara Stompy (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 20 // by SaffronOlive

Can Sephara, Sky's Blade and Empyrean Eagle support a all-flying aggro deck in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $104 (44 tix) Twiddle Storm (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 13 // by SaffronOlive

Can untapping Lotus Field repeatedly with cards like Twiddle lead to a fun, new budget-friendly Storm-style deck in Modern? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $112 (17 tix) Leyline of Abundance Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Aug 06 // by SaffronOlive

Last week, we killed people on Turn 2 with Colussus Hammer. Can Leyline of Abundance facilitate a very different kind of Turn 2 combo kill in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Hammer Time (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 29 // by SaffronOlive

Can our opponents touch our Turn 2 kill combo in Modern? No, they can't. School's in. Let's Colossus Hammer some suckers!

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Budget Magic: $73 Standard Bogles (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 22 // by SaffronOlive

Can Season of Growth support a Bogle-esque hexproof deck in Standard on a budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $58 Spirits (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 15 // by SaffronOlive

Can some sweet new Core Set 2020 additions make Spirits a playable tribe in Standard in ultra-budget form? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $103 (18 tix) GateShift (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jul 08 // by SaffronOlive

Does the printing of Field of the Dead mean it's finally time for Scapeshift to shine in Standard? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $99 (9 tix) Battle Screech Tokens (Modern, Magic Online)

Jul 02 // by SaffronOlive

Can Battle Screech and Serra the Benevolent revitalize a budget-friendly tokens deck for Modern? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $103 (29 tix) Mono-White Persist Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Jun 25 // by SaffronOlive

Can an infinite mill / damage / life combo deck work in a mono-white shell on a budget thanks to some new Modern Horizons cards? Let's see!

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Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Rakdos Unearth Goblins (Modern, Magic Online)

Jun 18 // by SaffronOlive

Modern Goblins is often an all-in aggro deck. Can some sweet new Modern Horizons additions make a slower card-advantage-heavy build of Goblins competitive in the format on a budget?

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Budget Magic: $89 (2 tix) Creeping Zombies (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jun 11 // by SaffronOlive

Can Creeping Chill and a graveyard sub-theme make Zombie tribal work on a budget in War of the Spark Standard?

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Budget Magic: $84 (9 tix) Hydra Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)

Jun 03 // by SaffronOlive

Is it possible to turn Bioessence Hydra into a one-shot-kill hasty attacker with the help of some janky planeswalkers? Let's find out!