Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Budget Magic: GW Counters (Standard)

Can a +1/+1 counter themed deck powered by Conclave Mentor and The Ozolith compete in Zendikar Rising Standard 3.0 on a budget? Let's see!

Oct 20 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 2 Mythic/2 Rare Rakdos Party Aggro (Standard)

It's party time in Standard with an aggressive Rakdos deck featuring just two rares and two mythics!

Oct 12 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Boros Warriors (Standard)

Is the Warrior tribe (and some aggressive equipment) the secret for taking down Omnath on a budget in Zendikar Rising Standard? Let's see!

Oct 5 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Scute-tate (Standard)

What's better than making a board full of Scute Swarms? Making a board full of Scute Swarms mutated together with things like Auspicious Starrix and Migratory Greathorn!

Sep 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $20 UG Kicker (Standard)

Zendikar Rising is here. Let's kick off (literally) our exploration of our new Standard format with a deck that is both absurdly cheap and absurdly fun: UG Kicker!

Sep 21 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Incinerator Burn (Modern)

How good is Chandra's Incinerator in Modern? Is Goblin Guide a Budget Magic card now thanks to its Double Masters reprinting? Let's find out!

Sep 15 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Tutelage Tribal Mill (Modern)

Can Teferi's Tutelage join Sphinx's Tutelage to power a card-draw-based turbo-mill deck in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

Sep 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Soulherder Surprise (Modern)

Normally, Soulherder decks are about grinding out slow value with enters-the-battlefield triggers. Today's deck has some of the same tricks but also a surprise!

Sep 1 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 16 Rack (Modern)

Sometimes, 8 Racks just aren't enough.

Aug 25 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $50 Underworld Abyss Black Devotion (Standard)

Can a rotation-proof Mono-Black Devotion deck built around the combo of Peer into the Abyss and Underworld Dreams compete in Standard on a $50 budget?

Aug 18 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Izzet Tutelage (Standard)

Does last week's huge banned list update mean its finally time for mill to be competitive in Standard thanks to Teferi's Tutelage and a ton of cheap card-draw spells? Let's see!

Aug 11 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $60 Mono-White Auras (Modern)

How many cards can we draw with Kor Spiritdancer and Sram before killing our opponent with a huge Gingerbrute in a ultra-budget Modern deck? Let's see!

Aug 4 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Mono-Black No Cat Archfiend Sac (Standard)

How good is Archfiend's Vessel in Standard? Is Mono-Black Sacrifice better without Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven? Let's find out!

Jul 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Hardened Human Allies (Modern)

Can Hardened Scales and Conclave Mentor power a Ally/Human hybrid tribal deck in Modern on a budget? Let's find out!

Jul 21 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Richard's Birds (Standard)

Is a flock of 1/1 fliers backed by the combo finish of Rally of Wings the way to compete with the best decks in MTG M21 Standard on a budget? Let's try Richard's infamous aggro-combo UW Fliers deck and see!

Jul 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Eight-Rare ($78) Izzet Prowess (Standard)

Does the printing of Stormwing Entity in Core Set 2021 mean its time for a budget-friendly Izzet Prowess deck to rise in Standard? Let's see!

Jul 7 | by SaffronOlive

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