Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Budget Magic: Fynn-fect (12R / 2M, Standard)

Is Infect back in Standard thanks to Fynn, the Fangbearer and a bunch of cheap deathtouch creatures? Can it work with just 12 rares and two mythics? Let's see!

Feb 8 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: "Manaless" Affinity (Modern)

How many massive artifact creatures can we get in play on Turn 1 in Modern with a deck that has almost no mana? Let's see!

Feb 1 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Ninjas (Modern)

How many cards can we draw with Ninjas while also viciously attacking our opponent with evasive 1/1s in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

Jan 19 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Historic Zombie Hunt (0 Mythics / 0 Rares)

Let's kick off the new year right with one of the cheapest, jankiest, and most unique budget decks in all of Magic: Zombie Hunt!

Jan 12 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Ultimate Memekin | 0M / 12R | Historic budget magic
Budget Magic: Ultimate Memekin | 0M / 12R | Historic

Now with 100% more memes!

Dec 28 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Izzet Rielle | 3 Mythics / 10 Rares | (Standard)

What's better than drawing a bunch of cards with Rielle, the Everwise? Throwing a massive Rielle at our opponent's face with Kazuul's Fury!

Dec 21 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Fling Affinity (Modern)

Thanks to shifts in the meta and some timely reprints some of the best Affinity cards in Magic's history are cheap enough to play in budget decks! Let's get aggressive with artifacts!

Dec 14 | by SaffronOlive
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Budget Magic: Temur Tatyova (Modern)

Can Tatyova, Benthic Druid make the jump from Commander tables to Modern, powering a landfall-based, card draw heavy ramp deck with some Plant-astic finishers?

Dec 7 | by SaffronOlive
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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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