Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Budget Magic: 15-Rare Mono-White Auras (Historic)

Looking to rank up in Historic without spending a lot of wildcards? Let the power of Kor Spiritdancer and new Kaladesh Remastered addition Sram, Senior Edificer do the hard work for you!

Nov 30 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: 4-Mythic / 10-Rare Pummeler (Historic)

Can we get some one-shot kills with Electrostatic Pummeler in Historic now that the three-drop is back on the client thanks to Kaladesh Remastered?

Nov 23 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Eldrazi Spirits (Modern)

Beating opponents down with Spirits is so 2018 Modern, but what if we can turn our Spirits into massive, annihilating Eldrazi with the help of Tallowisp, Arcanum Wings, and Eldrazi Conscription?

Nov 16 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: $50 Big Red (Standard)

What if, instead of being aggressive, Standard Red is supposed to go big with Brash Taunter and Chandra's Incinerator shenanigans?

Nov 9 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Curious Rogues (Historic)

Can an aggressive, tempo-y build of Rogues work in Historic on a 15-rare (with 11 being lands) budget? Let's see!

Nov 2 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Five-Color Plants (Standard)

Five colors on a budget? Anything is possible in Zendikar Rising Standard 3.0!

Oct 27 | by SaffronOlive
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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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