Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Selesnya Landfall Counters is a deck I’m really excited about, combining two different mechanics which have a lot of overlap – Landfall creatures have a tendency to produce +1/+1 counters naturally, which leads to some degenerate nonsense when you throw Conclave Mentor into the mix. You are probably in this state because you did not complete all of the previous first-time player experience. Felidar Retreat is one of the major players in Standard right now, and isn’t quite as absurd in this deck as the ramp decks but pretty close! Here are the steps to add and challenge friends in the game. Upgrades depend on your collection and Wildcard availability, so we’ll provide different options to tailor to your specific needs! Anything specific you’d like for us to update? Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. We were thinking about not updating until release of Theros. After they declare elemental as a … It took a major blow when it lost Empyrean Eagle in the recent rotation, but the core of the deck is still incredibly powerful. Your friend will get a notification. Azorius Flyers is our favorite deck when brewing for events and especially more so as a staple budget deck. Each deck is geared towards best-of-one, so do check out our budget sideboard guide at the end to help you build a sideboard. Not approved/endorsed by Wizards. Go to Submitting New Decks to find out how. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. This deck’s only rare is Skycat Sovereign, which is a really powerful card that gets bigger and bigger with each flier you play, and has a fantastic mana sink ability, but feel free to replace that with another 2-drop flier if you don’t have the wildcards! In this guide, you’ll find a curated list of some fantastic budget Standard decks from various archetypes, as built by our site author and avid brewer Drifter (that’s me! Izzet is one of the few decks which I’m confident is stronger post than pre-rotation, having kept most of its great spells payoffs (with the unfortunate exception of Dreadhorde Arcanist) while gaining a bunch of new options and some interesting rares and mythics to upgrade into, from Sea Gate Stormcaller to Shatterskull Smashing. Budget decks will often revolve around aggressive tribal creature-based synergies and powerful mechanics supported by flagship uncommons (for example. Sure, you do need eight rare wildcards, but Lotus Cobra is literally being used in every Green deck (and you can replace it with Ilysian Caryatid if you want) and the only rare that’s strictly necessary is father to many, lover to all, Scute himself! With so much recursion, it’s hard to count a deck like this out, and Lurrus of the Dream-Den is a solid craft that has seen a truly colossal amount of play through his cat years already, a card once so powerful that it was the main reason for one of the most controversial decisions in Magic’s history… still, that was only enough to take off one of his lives, and here he is, claws clipped a little but far from done. For example, if you’re playing through the white Color Challenges, you’ll battle Jace, Liliana, Chandra, and Vivien, but not Ajani. I did those Color Challenges but im stuck with white against the blue deck. We add in some replacement 1-drop fliers to replace those we lost, some sweet spell-lands which will keep us from flooding, and some extra disruption to handle those pesky removal spells on our Staggering Insight-ed creature and stop our opponents in their tracks! blasts them away for 10 or so. Scutate is already a deck that’s seeing some success, and this budget-friendly version keeps all this server-warping madness, while keeping your wallet out of the action and unharmed. Hello. Turn 5: Play plains, attack with all. Thank you for your feedback! Your Rakdos Aristocrats Upgrade guide seems to have a copy paste of the Mono-Reds bullet point for it’s second one. White vs Blue. Portions of the materials used are property of Wizards of the Coast. Lurrus as Companion or as Creature and what to take out for it? Can you make an updated version of this guide? This deck translates well into the ladder, especially in best-of-one (BO1) queues, which makes it an ever-popular option. For each deck, we provide pathways to upgrade into more competitive versions. And thanks for guides. Raid Bombardment was added to the Arena base set as our Cavalcade of Calamity replacement, and the burn decks on show today are centred around it, since the effect is powerful enough to easily warrant paying an extra mana. All Rights Reserved. There’s nothing quite like pecking away at them slowly with your creatures and slow burn options until a giant Gary (that’s Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the uninitiated!) Turn 1: Play plains. If you need any help, you can always join the MTG Arena Zone Discord server, leave a question in the comments, or follow the site’s Twitter to catch up on any updates! If you want to be notified when decks are added to this page, register an account if you have not already done so, and follow this page. Dimir Rogues has been the format’s break-out deck since Zendikar’s release, on the tip of everyone’s tongues! It’s a bit harder with Historic, but we will be sure to look at it maybe this week. Placing small bets on crafting and gradually opening cards until you find an expensive deck you’re sure you’ll love is the best way to go, at least while your resources are so limited. Roil Eruption is another strong burn option we picked up – while we won’t be able to kick it very often, 2 mana for 3 damage is a good rate even at sorcery speed! Izzet Spells gained a ton with Zendikar Rising, with the spell-lands being at their very best in this kind of strategy – staving off both screw and flood! It would be great if next time you added deck type (combo, aggro, control etc) to all deck names. We also have a budget sideboard guide at the end, if you want to hone your best-of-three game and see what basic sideboard construction entails! Should we only bring in three Rituals or is a card missing ? As an example, here are some core sideboard cards that are widely used and easily accessible: Throne of Eldraine included some spells which hate on their own colour at uncommon, so they’re a bit more limited in nature but are still useful if you’re looking for cards to fill out your sideboard: Here are some other Rare and Mythic options, but powerful enough that you may want them eventually: Drifter is our site’s content manager and main editor! It’s a bit expensive on wildcards, but both of its rares are fantastic in a variety of decks and extremely safe crafts. A draft and strategy specialist, of special mention are his limited reviews and draft coaching service. Visit our Standard deck page if you’d like to see what some of the finished products look like, or go straight to the Budget deck section itself to find even more. Using Zendikar Rising’s intricate new mechanic, the deck is capable of explosive starts that lay on some incredible pressure and seal the game away before your opponent even knows what hit them. Especially murderous rider. Zendikar Rising brings us a truly tremendous number of good dogs, which lead me to believe that a focused Pack Leader build is the best one now, the card synergising with almost every card in the deck now. We lost Ajani’s Pridemate, but Hallowed Priest has emerged from the Arena Base Set to join us, and it’s not too much worse! I understand that you did one in November but I’d like to know if you plan on updating it for Theros or Ikoria. Bloodchief’s Thirst is the most powerful removal spell in the whole format, and it shines in this sort of tempo-based deck, being fantastic early and still good late. Color Challenge White vs Blue. For those that want to learn about sideboards or are used to playing Magic in paper and wouldn’t dream of doing without them, you could write several books on the subject! I personally wouldn’t advice players on a budget to play lucky clover in adventure decks, since the copy always resolves first it’s usually the quickest way that targeting spells fizzle and land on the graveyard. While a deck that has fallen on rough times of late, having lost its best one-drop in Knight of the Ebon Legion, Devotion is one of the cheapest options out there. Have a browse and feel free to leave any comments you have. The base deck will aim to have as few rares as possible, but if one or two different cards are exceptionally important to the archetype and there’s no easy replacement, then you might see them. With the format being dominated by Ramp, going really explosive with efficient beaters might just be the best way to take advantage of all those set-up turns those ramp decks need!