Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Image for Budget Magic: $99 (29 tix) Gary Zombies (Pioneer, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 (29 tix) Gary Zombies (Pioneer, Magic Online)

How good is Zombies tribal in Pioneer with Gray Merchant of Asphodel as a finisher? Let's find out!

Nov 5 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $100 (76 tix) UR Prowess (Pioneer, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $100 (76 tix) UR Prowess (Pioneer, Magic Online)

Pioneer is all the rage these days, which means it's time for the first ever Budget Magic of the format: UR Prowess with the ever busted Treasure Cruise!

Oct 29 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $77 Standard Affinity (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $77 Standard Affinity (Standard, Magic Arena)

We've had Steel Overseer in Standard since M20, and now in Throne of Eldraine, Wizards gave us a Cranial Plating in All That Glitters. Can Affinity make the jump from Modern to Standard? Let's see!

Oct 22 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $92 WB Prison (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $92 WB Prison (Standard, Magic Arena)

How can we deal with the endless horde of Field of the Dead Zombies in Throne of Eldraine Standard? Stack up some hateful, prisony enchantments of course!

Oct 15 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Throne of Eldraine Standard Updates budget magic
Budget Magic: Throne of Eldraine Standard Updates

Throne of Eldraine Standard is here, which means its time to update some of our old Budget Magic decks for our new Standard format!

Oct 14 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $27 Mono-Blue Mill (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $27 Mono-Blue Mill (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can mill work in Throne of Eldraine Standard on an absurdly cheap $27 budget? Let's play some matches and find out!

Oct 8 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Mono-Black Rankle (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: Mono-Black Rankle (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can Rankle, Master of Pranks make Mono-Black Stompy work in Throne of Eldraine Standard on a Budget? Let's find out!

Oct 1 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $92 (18 tix) Abzan Rally (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $92 (18 tix) Abzan Rally (Modern, Magic Online)

Do the recent bannings of Faithless Looting and Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis mean its time for Rally the Ancestors to make its triumphant Return to the Ranks of Modern? Let's find out!

Sep 24 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $96 (35 tix) Ajani Sisters (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $96 (35 tix) Ajani Sisters (Modern, Magic Online)

Ajani, Strength of the Pride seems like the perfect planeswalker for Soul Sisters. Does its printing, combined with the recent Modern bannings, mean it's time for lifegain to rise in Modern? Let's see!

Sep 17 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $105 (26 tix) Soul-meria (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $105 (26 tix) Soul-meria (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Soulherder power up an Emeria, the Sky Ruin deck overflowing with value creature to blink and reanimate in Modern on a budget?

Sep 10 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $71 Rotation-Proof Mono-Red Cavalcade (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $71 Rotation-Proof Mono-Red Cavalcade (Standard, Magic Arena)

This week we get read for rotating (which is only a month away!) with a completely rotation proof build of Mono-Red Cavalcade!

Aug 26 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $94 (16 tix) Sephara Stompy (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $94 (16 tix) Sephara Stompy (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Sephara, Sky's Blade and Empyrean Eagle support a all-flying aggro deck in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

Aug 20 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $104 (44 tix) Twiddle Storm (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $104 (44 tix) Twiddle Storm (Modern, Magic Online)

Can untapping Lotus Field repeatedly with cards like Twiddle lead to a fun, new budget-friendly Storm-style deck in Modern? Let's see!

Aug 13 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $112 (17 tix) Leyline of Abundance Combo (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $112 (17 tix) Leyline of Abundance Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Last week, we killed people on Turn 2 with Colussus Hammer. Can Leyline of Abundance facilitate a very different kind of Turn 2 combo kill in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

Aug 6 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Hammer Time (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Hammer Time (Modern, Magic Online)

Can our opponents touch our Turn 2 kill combo in Modern? No, they can't. School's in. Let's Colossus Hammer some suckers!

Jul 29 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $73 Standard Bogles (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $73 Standard Bogles (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can Season of Growth support a Bogle-esque hexproof deck in Standard on a budget? Let's find out!

Jul 22 | by SaffronOlive

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