Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Image for Budget Magic: $58 Spirits (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $58 Spirits (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can some sweet new Core Set 2020 additions make Spirits a playable tribe in Standard in ultra-budget form? Let's find out!

Jul 15 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $103 (18 tix) GateShift (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $103 (18 tix) GateShift (Standard, Magic Arena)

Does the printing of Field of the Dead mean it's finally time for Scapeshift to shine in Standard? Let's see!

Jul 8 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 (9 tix) Battle Screech Tokens (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 (9 tix) Battle Screech Tokens (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Battle Screech and Serra the Benevolent revitalize a budget-friendly tokens deck for Modern? Let's see!

Jul 2 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $103 (29 tix) Mono-White Persist Combo (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $103 (29 tix) Mono-White Persist Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Can an infinite mill / damage / life combo deck work in a mono-white shell on a budget thanks to some new Modern Horizons cards? Let's see!

Jun 25 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Rakdos Unearth Goblins (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 (13 tix) Rakdos Unearth Goblins (Modern, Magic Online)

Modern Goblins is often an all-in aggro deck. Can some sweet new Modern Horizons additions make a slower card-advantage-heavy build of Goblins competitive in the format on a budget?

Jun 18 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $89 (2 tix) Creeping Zombies (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $89 (2 tix) Creeping Zombies (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can Creeping Chill and a graveyard sub-theme make Zombie tribal work on a budget in War of the Spark Standard?

Jun 11 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $84 (9 tix) Hydra Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $84 (9 tix) Hydra Stompy (Standard, Magic Arena)

Is it possible to turn Bioessence Hydra into a one-shot-kill hasty attacker with the help of some janky planeswalkers? Let's find out!

Jun 3 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $66 (16 tix) Rakdos Aristocrats (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $66 (16 tix) Rakdos Aristocrats (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can a self-sacrificing Rakdos Aristocrats deck compete in War of the Spark Standard? Let's find out!

May 28 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $95 (22 tix) Leveler Jace Combo (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $95 (22 tix) Leveler Jace Combo (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Jace, Wielder of Mysteries combine with Leveler to make a new, budget-friendly Splinter Twin-esque combo in Modern? Let's see!

May 21 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $86 (11 tix) Narset's Amnesia (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $86 (11 tix) Narset's Amnesia (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can the combo of Narset, Parter of Veils and Induced Amnesia to Mind Twist away our opponent's hand work on a budget in Standard? Let's see!

May 14 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $94 (13 tix) Simic Arkbow (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $94 (13 tix) Simic Arkbow (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can Vivien's Arkbow make a flashy tempo-based Simic deck work in War of the Spark Standard? Let's find out!

May 7 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $74 (23 tix) Izzet Saheeli (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $74 (23 tix) Izzet Saheeli (Standard, Magic Arena)

War of the Spark is here! Can Saheeli, Sublime Artificer do a Young Pyromancer impression and allow for a go-wide token spellslinger deck in Standard? Let's see!

Apr 30 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Rhythm Stompy (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: Rhythm Stompy (Modern, Magic Online)

Can the combo of Rhythm of the Wild and Kalonian Hydra make for a competitive budget deck in Modern? Let's find out!

Apr 23 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 (14 tix) London Zombie Hunt (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 (14 tix) London Zombie Hunt (Modern, Magic Online)

The London mulligan rule is up and running on Magic Online, which means one thing: it's time to Zombie Hunt!

Apr 16 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $92 (11 tix) Mardu Aristocrats (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $92 (11 tix) Mardu Aristocrats (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Butcher of the Horde and Falkenrath Aristocrats make Mardu Aristocrats work in Modern on a budget? Let's find out!

Apr 9 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $93 (13 tix) Mono-White Taxes (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $93 (13 tix) Mono-White Taxes (Modern, Magic Online)

Can a Death and Taxes style list work in Modern on a budget? Let's try to annoy some opponents out of the game and find out!

Apr 2 | by SaffronOlive

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