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Budget Magic: 94-Mountain Laelia (Historic Brawl)

Today, we're brawling with one of the most absurd (and cheapest) decks ever: an odd build of Laelia, the Blade Reforged with 94 basic Mountains!

Feb 26 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $34 (15-Rare) Doppelgang (MKM Standard)

Murders at Karlov Manor is here so let's see how many permanents we can copy if we keep looping Doppelgang each turn!

Feb 12 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $65 Surveil Surprise

Can a new Lost Caverns of Ixalan addition and a surprise transformational sideboard plan let a $65 build of Surveil compete in Pioneer? Let's find out!

Jan 29 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Can a 12 Rare Deck Win in Arena's Most Expensive Format?

Timeless is Magic Arena's most exciting format, but it's also Arena's most expensive format. Looking to see what the hype is about on the cheap? Today 12 Rare Burn deck might be just what you are looking for!

Jan 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Sunshot God Combo (Standard)

Can Lost Caverns of Ixalan draft all-star Sunshot Militia make the jump to constructed as a game-ending combo piece with the red God Ojer Axonil all on a $72 budget? Let's find out!

Dec 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Spelunking Gates

Does the addition of Spelunking make Gates the deck to beat in Historic?

Nov 27 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $70 (14-Rare) Black Burn | Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: $70 (14-Rare) Black Burn | Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard

Can Black Burn make the jump from Modern to Lost Caverns of Ixalan thanks to Bloodletter of Aclazotz and some other new additions? Let's find out!

Nov 20 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $30 (10-Rare) Caves | Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: $30 (10-Rare) Caves | Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard

Are Caves the new Gates? Can the archetype compete in a 10-rare budget in Lost Caverns of Ixalan Standard? Let's find out!

Nov 13 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: If You Tap Out, You Lose! (Historic) budget magic
Budget Magic: If You Tap Out, You Lose! (Historic)

What happens if our Arena opponents choose to tap our against our budget-friendly Storm Herald deck? You guessed it...

Oct 23 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: The Goblin Bombardment Goblin Bombardment (Historic) budget magic
Budget Magic: The Goblin Bombardment Goblin Bombardment (Historic)

What happens if you play Goblin Bombardment they way Garfield intended by throwing death-triggering Goblins at your opponent on just a 12 rare budget? Let's see!

Oct 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $100 Dredge (Modern)

Sometimes, the best way a game of Magic on a $100 budget is by not really playing Magic at all. It's $100 Dredge time!

Sep 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Four-Rare Virtue of Courage Burn (Standard)

Is Virtue of Courage strong enough to make a four-rare build of Burn competitive in Wilds of Eldraine Standard? Let's find out!

Sep 18 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $32 Orzhov Roles (Wilds of Eldraine Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $32 Orzhov Roles (Wilds of Eldraine Standard)

How good is the role mechanic in Standard on just a $32 budget? Let's find out!

Sep 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Zero-Rare Blast Burn (Historic)

I said on stream that you couldn't consistently win on Magic Arena with zero rares, and now viewers are sending me zero-rare decks to prove me wrong. Let's play one and see who is right!

Aug 22 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 15 Rare Primeval Titan Gates (Historic)

Gates is one of my all-time favorite budget decks for basically every format, and the archetype is better than ever on Magic Arena thanks to the recent addition of Primeval Titan!

Aug 7 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Swords and Artifacts (15-Rare Budget Standard)

Is getting aggro with Sword of Forge and Frontier and cheap artifact creatures they way to crush Standard on a 15-rare budget? Let's find out!

Jul 29 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic Update: Black Burn Returns with Rakdos Charm!

Black Burn is back, but now we're trying to give our opponent's 1/1 Spirit tokens with Forbidden Orchard so we can turn Rakdos Charm into the best burn spell in Modern!

Jul 24 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Rosie's Infinite Squirrel Combo (14 Rare, Historic) budget magic
Budget Magic: Rosie's Infinite Squirrel Combo (14 Rare, Historic)

Is making infinite Squirrels with Rosie Cotton and Scurry Oak a legit plan in Historic on just a 14 rare budget? Let's find out!

Jun 26 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $91 Mono-Green (Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: $91 Mono-Green (Standard)

Green has been the worst color in Standard for the past year, but can cards like Polukranos, Nissa, and Tribute to the World Tree bring it back now that Rakdos is banned? Let's find out!

Jun 12 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Boros Convoke (Pioneer)

Is a $100 version (well, $100 before Invasion of Gobakhan was bought out) of Boros Convoke the best deck in Pioneer? Is Hogaak back but Boros this time? Let's find out!

May 29 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $100 Hardened Scales but in Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: $100 Hardened Scales but in Standard

Thanks to March of the Machine, we now have multiple Hardened Scales effects in Standard. Can we mash them together with a bunch of +1/+1 counter synergies to make a spicy, budget-friendly deck? Let's see!

May 15 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $100 Dino Whack (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $100 Dino Whack (Modern)

What's better than a 20/20 trampling Ancient Imperiosaur on Turn 2 in Modern? A 20/20 trampling Ancient Imperiosaur on a $100 budget!

May 1 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Seven-Rare Urabrask Battle Burn (March of the Machine Standard)

Can a burn deck with just seven rares compete in March of the Machine Standard thanks to the power of Stoke the Flames, battles, and Urabrask? Let's find out!

Apr 17 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: 15 Rares of Bears | Ayula, Queen Among Bears | Historic Brawl budget magic
Budget Magic: 15 Rares of Bears | Ayula, Queen Among Bears | Historic Brawl

This week, for Budget Magic, we're Historic Brawling on a budget with 15 rares of Bears in Ayula, Queen Among Bears!

Apr 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Is Lingering Souls Good in 2023? 15 Rare Black-White Tokens (Historic)

Lingering Souls was a legit bomb back in 2012, but it is still good in 2023? Let's take a 15 rare budget build of WB Tokens out for a spin on MTG Arena and find out!

Mar 27 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Mono-Green Elfball but in Standard!

Is Nissa, Ascended Animist a Standard-legal Craterhoof Behemoth? Is it strong enough to make Elfball a thing in Standard on a budget? Let's find out!

Mar 20 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Mono-Black Burn (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: Mono-Black Burn (Modern)

Burn...but mono-black!

Mar 13 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $82 Gleeful 8 Whack (Modern) budget magic
Budget Magic: $82 Gleeful 8 Whack (Modern)

Can #MTGONE's Gleeful Demolition help us make the fastest (and maybe best?) version of 8 Whack yet in Modern? Let's find out!

Mar 6 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Mono-Red Solphim Burn (Standard) budget magic
Budget Magic: Mono-Red Solphim Burn (Standard)

How much damage can we get from a single Thermo-Alchemist or Play with Fire with the help of Solphim, Mayhem Dominus and Mechanized Warfare? Let's find out!

Feb 27 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: 13-Rare ($60) Poison Proliferate Control | Phyrexia Standard budget magic
Budget Magic: 13-Rare ($60) Poison Proliferate Control | Phyrexia Standard

Is poisoning the opponent out with spells and proliferate in an odd UB Control shell a legit plan in Phyrexia Standard on just a $60 (and 13-rare) budget? Let's find out!

Feb 6 | by SaffronOlive

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