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Budget Magic: $90 STANDARD Living End

Can the combo of Brilliant Restoration and artifact / enchantment channel creatures allow for a Modern Living End–style deck to work in Standard on a budget? Let's find out!

Jul 31 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Rousing Rabble with $80 WB Tokens (Standard)

This week on Budget Magic, we're rousing some rabble in Standard!

Jul 18 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $94 Cycling Gifts (Pioneer)

Today, we're mashing together three of my favorite things in Pioneer—Hollow One, Cycling, and God-Pharaoh's Gift—with a super-cheap Pioneer brew from Thyshuffler!

Jul 11 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $92 Sultai Emerge (Pioneer)

Has a new budget deck emerged in Pioneer thanks to the power of Biolume Egg, Distended Mindbender, and Elder-Deep Fiend? Let's find out!

Jul 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: UW Phasing Tribal Pseudo-Heroic (Standard)

When in doubt, phase them out!

Jun 13 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $77 Splendid Mill (Standard)

Can Splendid Reclamation make for a strange new style of mill deck in Standard in conjunction with Ruin Crab and the new common fetchlands from Streets of New Capenna? Let's find out!

Jun 6 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Golgari Hideaway (Streets of New Capenna Standard)

How good are the new hideaway enchantments in Streets of New Capenna Standard on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

May 2 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $100 Zombies (Pioneer)

Zombies got some huge new additions in Innistrad 3.0 a few months ago. Are cards like Champion of the Perished enough to make the deck competitive on a $100 budget in Pioneer? Let's see!

Apr 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Can a $189 Deck Win in a $4,000 Deck Format? | Budget Magic: Legacy Burn

Can an under-$200 Burn deck compete in Legacy, a format where the average cost of a top deck is over $4,000? Let's find out on this week's Budget Magic!

Apr 18 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $82 Gruul Modified (Standard)

How good is the modify mechanic in Standard on a budget? Are Thundering Raiju and Invigorating Hot Springs the truth? Let's find out!

Apr 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Free Chandra Tribal (Pioneer)

How many Chandras can fit in a free (on Magic Online) Pioneer deck? Let's find out!

Mar 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Exploding Goblins (Historic)

How good is Explosive Singularity in Historic on a budget in a deck overflowing with Goblin-token producers to reduce its cost? Let's find out on this week's Budget Magic!

Mar 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Light-Paws Mono-White Auras (Modern)

Can Light-Paws, Emperor's Voice power a mono-white auras deck in Modern that's free to play on Magic Online and just $86 in paper? Let's find out!

Mar 7 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $60 Mr. Plow (Pioneer)

This week, we're plowing Pioneer players with a mono-white Vehicles deck that's so cheap you can play it for free on Magic Online with the free-card-rental programs!

Feb 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Fifty Free Decks for Modern and Pioneer on Magic Online

Thanks to free-card-rental programs, you can borrow up to $12 (tix) worth of cards on Magic Online for free! Here are a bunch of sweet Modern and Pioneer decks you can play on a 12-tix budget!

Feb 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Enchant-amonicon | GW Weaver of Harmony Enchantments | #MTGNEO Standard

Is Weaver of Harmony worthy of comparison to Panharmonicon? Let's find out with a super budget-friendly ($50 / 15 rare) GW Enchantment deck in #MTGNEO Standard and find out!

Feb 21 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $72 (12 tix) Maze's End Gates (Pioneer)

Pioneer is back on the menu! Is playing a bunch of guildgates, Gate payoffs, and—of course—Maze's End a good way to win in the format on a budget? Let's find out!

Feb 7 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: 15-Rare Burn (Historic) budget magic
Budget Magic: 15-Rare Burn (Historic)

Looking for something competitive to play in Historic on Magic Arena without spending a ton of wildcards? How about 15-Rare Burn?

Jan 24 | by SaffronOlive
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The Most Expensive $75 Deck in Modern | Calibrated Blast | Budget Magic

Can Calibrated Blast power a $75 Modern deck with 40 lands and only a handful of castable cards? Let's find out!

Jan 10 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $100 Rokiric Multicolor Boros (Modern)

How good is General Ferrous Rokiric in a Modern Boros deck overloaded with multicolor spells and some surprise finishers like Heroic Reinforcements and Response // Resurgence? Let's find out!

Jan 3 | by SaffronOlive
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Top 10 Budget Magic Modern Decks of 2021

We played a ton of budget Modern decks costing $100 or less this year. Which were the best? Let's count down the top 10. If you're looking for something cheap but competitive for 2022 Modern, this article's for you!

Dec 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Torens' Monument (Modern)

How can a $100 deck take down the $1,500 piles at the top of the Modern meta? By making as many tokens with Torens, Fist of the Angels and Oketra's Monument as possible!

Dec 20 | by SaffronOlive
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Buttget Magic: $97 Doran Cannot Lie (Modern)

Doran likes big butts, and the Treefolk has some powerful new friends from Crimson Vow to support a sweet budget toughness-matters deck in Modern!

Dec 13 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $90 Bloody Burn (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $90 Bloody Burn (Modern)

Can Blood Tokens make a new style of budget Burn in Modern? Let's find out!

Dec 7 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Good in Soul Sisters? (Crimson Vow Standard)

If you predict a card will be good in Soul Sisters from every set for years, sooner or later, Wizards will print something that *is* good in Soul Sisters, and you'll be right. Is Crimson Vow finally the set?

Nov 30 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Boros Burn (Standard)

Innistrad: Crimson Vow powered up Standard burn with a couple of huge additions. Is the plan of throwing burn spells at the opponent's face competitive in Standard on a budget? Let's find out!

Nov 22 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Disturbed Spirits (Crimson Vow Standard)

Can powerful new additions like Dorothea, Katilda, and Hallowed Haunting make a disturbed Spirit deck work in Crimson Vow Standard on a budget? Let's see!

Nov 15 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Carth & Friends (Modern)

Carth the Lion is one of the most unique cards from Modern Horizons 2, but is it really possible to build a superfriends deck with a bunch of planeswalkers on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

Nov 2 | by SaffronOlive
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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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