Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Budget Magic: $75 (30 tix) Cycling Gift (Pioneer)

May 26 // by SaffronOlive

Do the new cycling cards from Ikoria mean its time for God-Pharaoh's Gift to make its presence felt Pioneer?

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Budget Magic: Escape Protocol Lock (Standard)

May 19 // by SaffronOlive

Can we lock opponents out of the game in Standard with Escape Protocol on just a $60 budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Zirda's Mantle (Modern)

May 12 // by SaffronOlive

Can Zirda, the Dawnwaker create a new Turn 3 combo deck in Modern on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Boros Winota (Standard)

May 05 // by SaffronOlive

Winota, Joiner of Forces is an absurdly powerful Magic card, but can it work on a $100 budget? Let try to cheat some Agent of Treacheries into play on turn four and find out!

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Budget Magic: $50 Tour de France (Standard)

Apr 28 // by SaffronOlive

Can a deck with no main-deck rares or mythics cycle its way to victory in Ikoria Standard? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $80 Legacy Mono-Red Prowess

Apr 21 // by SaffronOlive

Can an $80 deck compete in a format where decks normally cost $3,000? Let's run Mono-Red Prowess through a Legacy league and find out!

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Budget Magic: $35 Infect (Modern)

Apr 14 // by SaffronOlive

How cheep can a deck being Modern while still being competitive? Let's try a $35 build of Infect and find out!

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Budget Magic: $60 Sac and Whack (Modern)

Apr 07 // by SaffronOlive

What does Anax, Hardened in the Forge and some sweet sacrifice synergies add to an ultra-budget 8 Whack shell in Modern? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: 2020 MTG Challenger Deck Upgrades | GB Final Adventure Knights

Mar 31 // by SaffronOlive

How good is the Magic: the Gathering Final Adventure 2020 Challenger Deck straight out of the box, and how can you upgrade it cheaply to make it even better? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Butts and Taxes (Pioneer)

Mar 24 // by SaffronOlive

This week, we channel our inner Tina Belcher and Sir Mix-A-Lot and put our toughness to the test with the help of Huatli and Assault Formation in Pioneer!

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Budget Magic: Dubious Challenge (Pioneer)

Mar 17 // by SaffronOlive

Does Pioneer have the tools to make Dubious Challenge less dubious, all on a $100 budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Hollow Herald (Modern)

Mar 10 // by SaffronOlive

How good is the combo of Storm Herald and Eldrazi Conscription in Modern on a budget? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: Bant Rampage (Standard)

Mar 03 // by SaffronOlive

Do new enchantments and constellation cards from Theros: Beyond Death mean that Rampage of the Clans is finally ready to shine in Standard? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $92 (37 tix) Gruul Sneak Attack (Standard, Magic Arena)

Feb 25 // by SaffronOlive

How quickly can we Sneak Attack our opponent to death with Purphoros, Ilharg, Drakuseth and Terror of Mount Velus on a budget in Theros: Beyond Death Standard? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $65 (20 tix) Blue Skies (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Feb 18 // by SaffronOlive

Can a fast, evasive clock backed by disruptive creatures and counters beat the top decks in Pioneer for only $65? Let's find out!

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Budget Magic: $88 (33 tix) AnaxCleave Red (Standard, Magic Arena)

Feb 11 // by SaffronOlive

Does the printing of Anax, Hardened in the Forge mean that Mono-Red is ready to compete again in Standard on a $100 budget? Let's find out!