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Image for Budget Magic: 13-Rare Mono-Black Persist Combo (Historic) budget magic
Budget Magic: 13-Rare Mono-Black Persist Combo (Historic)

Can the most persistent combo deck possible work in Historic on just a 13-rare budget thanks to the overwhelming power of...Putrid Goblin? Let's find out!

Jan 30 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $61 Wizard Burn (Pioneer)

Are Wizards the right way to burn Pioneer players out in ultra-budget form? Let's find out!

Jan 24 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $106 Combo Zombies (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $106 Combo Zombies (Modern)

Can the combo power of Thran Vigil turn a $100 build of Zombies into a legitimate threat to 5-0 in Modern? Let's find out!

Jan 9 | by SaffronOlive
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Top 10 Modern and Pioneer Budget Decks from 2022 | $100 or Less

This year featured some really sweet $100-or-less budget decks for Modern and Pioneer, so let's count down the top 10!

Jan 2 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 10-Rare Gix, Yawgmoth Praetor (Historic Brawl)

Historic Brawl is already considered to be one a strong budget format because you only need one copy of each card, but what if you add another layer of cheapness by playing just 10 rares?

Dec 19 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $43 Dimir Draw Two (Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $43 Dimir Draw Two (Standard)

What's better than drawing a card? Drawing two cards!

Dec 5 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Is $35 Mono-White Soldiers the Best Deck in Standard?

Did we accidentally break Standard with a $35 Mono-White Soldier deck? Can any Mythic players on Magic Arena beat our budget brew? Let's find out!

Nov 28 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $50 Bogles, Almost (but in Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $50 Bogles, Almost (but in Standard)

Is loading up and protecting a creature with a ton of auras the way to win in The Brothers' War Standard on a $50 (and a six nonland rare / mythic) budget? Let's find out!

Nov 21 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $70 Mono-Red Powerstone Tribal (Brothers' War Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $70 Mono-Red Powerstone Tribal (Brothers' War Standard)

Are Powerstones good now that The Brothers' War has given us some massive artifact finishers to ramp into? Can we 20 someone with Dragonspark Reactor on a $90 budget? Let's find out!

Nov 14 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $97 Mono-Green Stompy (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $97 Mono-Green Stompy (Modern)

Mono-Green Stompy was one of the first-ever Budget Magic decks we played back in 2015. Can it compete in the MH2-fueled 2022 version of Modern? Let's find out!

Oct 31 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $60 The World Spell (Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $60 The World Spell (Standard)

Is going big with The World Spell a way to compete in post–Meathook Massacre Standard on a $60 budget? Let's find out!

Oct 24 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 Soldiers (Pioneer) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 Soldiers (Pioneer)

Could Valiant Veteran mean that Soldiers can compete in Pioneer on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

Oct 17 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 Mono-White Tokens (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 Mono-White Tokens (Modern)

Can Resolute Reinforcements lead a go-wide Mono-White Token deck to victory in Modern on a $99 budget? Let's just into a Modern league and find out!

Oct 10 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Eight-Rare Mono-Blue $#%**&^$ (Dominaria United Standard)

Remember the Mono-Blue Curious Obsession deck from a few Standards ago? Welp, it's back in Dominaria United Standard and more annoying than ever!

Sep 26 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $92 Rundvelt Whack (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $92 Rundvelt Whack (Modern)

8 Whack (or 12 Whack, or maybe it's 16 Whack at this point) is back with a huge new upgrade from Dominaria United: Rundvelt Hordemaster!

Sep 19 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $22 (0 Rare) Burn | Dominaria United Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: $22 (0 Rare) Burn | Dominaria United Standard

Is it possible that a deck costing just $22 in paper and with zero rares on Magic Arena can compete in Dominaria United Standard? Let's find out!

Sep 12 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $86 Izzet Balmor Spellslinger budget magic
Budget Magic: $86 Izzet Balmor Spellslinger

How good can Balmor, Battlemage Captain be in Dominaria United Standard in a deck that costs just $86 and plays zero non-land rares or mythics? Let's find out!

Sep 5 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: 12 Shadow (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: 12 Shadow (Modern)

What happens if we go all-in on losing life as fast as possible and play every Death's Shadow–style card in Modern on just a $100 budget? Let's find out!

Aug 15 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: One-Shot Metalwork Colossus Surprise! (Pioneer)

Can a one-shot Metalwork Colossus deck that's free to play on Magic Online with rental programs (and under $100 in paper) compete in Pioneer? Let's see!

Aug 8 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $90 STANDARD Living End budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: Rousing Rabble with $80 WB Tokens (Standard) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: $94 Cycling Gifts (Pioneer) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: $92 Sultai Emerge (Pioneer) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: UW Phasing Tribal Pseudo-Heroic (Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: UW Phasing Tribal Pseudo-Heroic (Standard)

When in doubt, phase them out!

Jun 13 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $77 Splendid Mill (Standard) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: Golgari Hideaway (Streets of New Capenna Standard) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: $100 Zombies (Pioneer) budget magic
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
Image for Can a $189 Deck Win in a $4,000 Deck Format? | Budget Magic: Legacy Burn budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: $82 Gruul Modified (Standard) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: Free Chandra Tribal (Pioneer) budget magic
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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