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Budget Magic: Dimir Thieves (Modern)

Often, the most powerful cards in a format are also the most expensive, which means we can't play them in budget decks, so let's steal our opponent's expensive cards and play them instead!

Oct 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Dimir Tokens (Standard)

Can Poppet Stitcher and Sedgemoor Witch combine to make a budget-friendly spellslinger token deck for Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard? Let's see!

Oct 18 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Skeleton Tribal (Standard)

Is Richard right? Is Skeleton Tribal secretly a great deck? Let's give s $100 (15 rare / mythic) build a try in Innistrad: Midnight Hunt Standard and find out!

Oct 11 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $77 Izzet Delver (Standard)

How good is Delver of Secrets in Innistrad Standard, backed by a ton of burn spells and some interesting spell-based payoffs like Smoldering Egg and Thermo-Alchemist? Let's find out!

Sep 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 14 Rare Temur Energy (Historic)

Before Adventures, companions, Oko, Omnath, and Golos, there was Energy: the broken Standard deck that kicked off the last few years of Standard bannings. Can it compete in Historic through a new Historic Horizons addition? Let's see!

Sep 20 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $35 Mono-Black Treasure Discard (Standard 2022)

This week we're casting Thoughtseize...in Standard!

Sep 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 12 Whack Goblins | $77 | Modern

8-Whack Goblins has long been one of the best budget decks in Modern. Can the addition of a new "whack" in Battle Cry Goblin keep it competitive in 2021? Let's find out!

Aug 30 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $12 Simic Kicker (Standard 2022) budget magic
Budget Magic: $12 Simic Kicker (Standard 2022)

Kick it!

Aug 23 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Enchantress (MH2 Modern)

Enchantress is one of SaffronOlive's all-time favorite Modern budget decks, and it got a ton of powerful new additions in Modern Horizons 2!

Aug 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Hideous Copy Mill (Standard 2022)

What do you do when you want to mill opponents out but there's just aren't enough good mill spells in the format? Try to copy the few good ones available as many times as possible!

Aug 9 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $100 8-Squee Infestation (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $100 8-Squee Infestation (Modern)

Now that we have Master of Death alongside Squee, Goblin Nabob as creatures that can return from our graveyard to hand each turn for free, what shenanigans can we pull off in Modern on a budget? Let's find out!

Aug 3 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $100 Abzan Rites (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $100 Abzan Rites (Modern)

Do some new cards from Modern Horizons 2 mean it's time for Siege Rhino to make its triumphant return to Modern in a graveyard-centric reanimator shell? Let's find out!

Jul 19 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $100 Mono-Red Hollow One (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $100 Mono-Red Hollow One (Modern)

Can some powerful new Modern Horizons 2 additions return Mono-Red Hollow One to prominence in Modern on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

Jun 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Historic Hammer Time (2 Mythics / 13 Rares)

We know that Hammer Time can work in Modern, but can it make the jump to Historic with a Warrior subtheme? Let's find out!

Jun 21 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $99 Real Affinity (Modern)

Can a real Affinity deck built around the affinity-for-artifacts mechanic compete in Modern, thanks to new Modern Horizons 2 additions like artifact lands, Thought Monitor, and Sojourner's Companion? Let's find out!

Jun 14 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $90 Squirrel Twin (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $90 Squirrel Twin (Modern)

Splinter Twin is back thanks to Modern Horizons 2, but like Yawgmoth's Will and Urborg, it's now mono-green and a bit squirrely!

Jun 7 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic / Meme or Dream? $1 Mono-Black Devotion (Pioneer)

Is a version of Pioneer Mono-Black Devotion that only costs $1 on Magic Online a Meme or Dream? Let's find out on this crossover Budget Magic/Meme or Dream? special!

May 23 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Demonic Learning (Modern)

This week, we're teaching our opponents a lesson...in Modern!

May 17 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $94 Witherbloom Plumb Aristocrats (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $94 Witherbloom Plumb Aristocrats (Modern)

How broken is Plumb the Forbidden? Is Dina good enough for Modern on a $94 budget? Let's find out!

May 11 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $43/15 Rare Mono-Black Tokens (Standard)

Can Dramatic Finale power a Mono-Black Token deck in Strixhaven Standard? Let's find out!

May 3 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $58 / 10 Rares | UW Magecraft (Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $58 / 10 Rares | UW Magecraft (Standard)

Clever Lumimancer is a messed-up Magic card, but is it messed up enough to power a $58 / 10-rare deck in Strixhaven Standard? Let's see!

Apr 26 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Mono-Red Storm (Historic) budget magic
Budget Magic: Mono-Red Storm (Historic)

Thanks to Mystical Archives we can now Storm off in Historic. Can the archetype work on a budget? Let's find out!

Apr 18 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $90 Izzet Giants (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $90 Izzet Giants (Modern)

Giants haven't really caught on in Kaldheim Standard yet. Perhaps Modern is a better home, thanks to some titans from Magic's past!

Mar 29 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $90 Simic Snow Stompy (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $90 Simic Snow Stompy (Modern)

How good can snow be in Modern on a budget? Let's try to stomp our opponents with Abominable Treefolk and Conifer Wurm to find out!

Mar 22 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $94 Egon Stompy (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $94 Egon Stompy (Modern)

How good is Egon, God of Death in Modern on a budget, backed by Rotting Regisaur, Demonic Embrace, and a bunch of cheap, aggressive black creatures? Let's see!

Mar 15 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $98 Orzhov Clerics (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $98 Orzhov Clerics (Modern)

Clerics got some really sweet tribe members in Kaldheim but haven't really found their footing in Standard. Is Modern the best home for the tribe? Let's find out!

Mar 1 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Mystic Terror Combo (4 Mythic / 11 Rare) | Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: Mystic Terror Combo (4 Mythic / 11 Rare) | Standard

Does Mystic Reflection mean it's time for a new 20-damage instant-win combo with Terror of the Peaks to shine in Kaldheim Standard on a budget? Let's see!

Feb 22 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Human White Weenie (15 Rares) | Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: Human White Weenie (15 Rares) | Standard

Tired of losing to grindy Yorion decks on the ladder? The best budget-friendly solution might be getting aggressive with a Human-themed White Weenie deck with just 15 rares!

Feb 15 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Fynn-fect (12R / 2M, Standard)

Is Infect back in Standard thanks to Fynn, the Fangbearer and a bunch of cheap deathtouch creatures? Can it work with just 12 rares and two mythics? Let's see!

Feb 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: "Manaless" Affinity (Modern)

How many massive artifact creatures can we get in play on Turn 1 in Modern with a deck that has almost no mana? Let's see!

Feb 1 | by SaffronOlive

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