Series: Budget Magic

Building FNM-worthy decks without breaking the bank.

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Image for Budget Magic: $65 (32 tix) Mono-Green Liquimetal Control (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $65 (32 tix) Mono-Green Liquimetal Control (Modern, Magic Online)

Can control really be Mono-Green in Modern? With the help of Liquimetal Coating to turn our opponent's stuff into artifacts the answer is yes!

Mar 26 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Banefire Elves (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: Banefire Elves (Standard, Magic Arena)

Does the addition of Gruul in Ravnica Allegiance mean that splashing into red rather than white is the right way to Elfball in Standard? Let's see!

Mar 19 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $89 (19 tix) Bant Flash (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $89 (19 tix) Bant Flash (Modern, Magic Online)

What sweet things can Wilderness Reclamation allow us to flash into play in Modern on a budget? Let's see!

Mar 12 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $52 (7 tix) Goblin Calamity (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $52 (7 tix) Goblin Calamity (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can the combo of Cavalcade of Calamity and The Flame of Keld make a weird version of Goblins good in Standard? Let's see!

Mar 5 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $95 (10 tix) Rakdos Shamans (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $95 (10 tix) Rakdos Shamans (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Judith, the Scourge Diva revitalize the Shaman tribe in Modern in a straight Rakdos shell? Let's find out!

Feb 26 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $88 (5 tix) Orzhov Blink (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $88 (5 tix) Orzhov Blink (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can the power of Lumbering Battlement make an Orzhov deck overloaded with sweet enters-the-battlefield creatures work in Standard?

Feb 19 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $89 (7 tix) Simic Merfolk (Standard, Magic Arena) budget magic
Budget Magic: $89 (7 tix) Simic Merfolk (Standard, Magic Arena)

Can some sweet new Ravnica Allegiance cards make Merfolk into a competitive tribe in Standard?

Feb 12 | by SaffronOlive
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Ravnica Allegiance Budget Magic Updates

Ravnica Allegiance Standard is in full swing, which means it's time to update some old Budget Magic decks to keep them competitive in our new format!

Feb 11 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $89 (17 tix) Rakdos Aristocrats (Standard, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $89 (17 tix) Rakdos Aristocrats (Standard, Magic Online)

Can some sweet new Ravnica Allegiance cards make an aggressive self-sacrifice deck possible in Standard? Let's find out!

Feb 5 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: Four-Color Gates (Standard, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: Four-Color Gates (Standard, Magic Online)

Do the new Guildgate payoffs make a gate tribal deck possible in Ravnica Allegiance Standard? Let's find out!

Jan 29 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $98 (13 tix) Combo Elves (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $98 (13 tix) Combo Elves (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Beast Whisperer make old-school Combo Elves work in Modern on a budget? Let's find out!

Jan 22 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $98 (25 tix) Metallurgic Drakes (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $98 (25 tix) Metallurgic Drakes (Modern, Magic Online)

Can Enigma Drake and Crackling Drake work in Modern on a budget, backed by Metallurgic Summonings? Let's find out!

Jan 15 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $116 (14 tix) Restore Balance 2019 (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $116 (14 tix) Restore Balance 2019 (Modern, Magic Online)

Can the combination of a rules change and some powerful new cards keep Restore Balance competitive in 2019 Modern on a budget?

Jan 8 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $99 (18 tix) RB Reanimator (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $99 (18 tix) RB Reanimator (Modern, Magic Online)

Can we reanimate a the newly cheap Woodfall Primus or Ashen Rider on Turn 3 to blow up all of our opponent's lands on a budget?

Jan 1 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $93 (5 tix) Dimir Winds (Standard, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $93 (5 tix) Dimir Winds (Standard, Magic Online)

Do some powerful fliers from Guilds of Ravnica mean it time for Favorable Winds to rise in Standard? Let's find out!

Dec 25 | by SaffronOlive
Image for Budget Magic: $57 (8 tix) Goblin Storm (Modern, Magic Online) budget magic
Budget Magic: $57 (8 tix) Goblin Storm (Modern, Magic Online)

Can we go infinite on Turn 3 with Skirk Prospector and Fecundity for just $50-ish? Let's find out with some Goblin Storm!

Dec 18 | by SaffronOlive

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