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Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Image for Budget Magic: 94-Mountain Laelia (Historic Brawl) budget magic
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
Image for Budget  Magic: $34 (15-Rare) Doppelgang (MKM Standard) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: $65 Surveil Surprise budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: $100 Dredge (Modern) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: Four-Rare Virtue of Courage Burn (Standard) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: Zero-Rare Blast Burn (Historic) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: 15 Rare Primeval Titan Gates (Historic) budget magic
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
Image for Budget Magic: Swords and Artifacts (15-Rare Budget Standard) budget magic
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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