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Beauty and the Beasts - Braids $40 Budget Monsters

Commander / EDH Budget Eldrazi Mono-Blue




The #3 Braids deck on TappedOut!


This deck has gone through many changes. It started out extremely budget, but as I gained more cards, it turned into a pricier build which I have now made into:

Grey Ice Water - Kozilek Eldrazi

Commander / EDH* hosshughes


Now I am bringing it back to the basics. Braids loves calling up big beefy creatures to surround herself. I've seen some Braids decks feature mainly sea creatures and some feature mainly artifact creatures/Eldrazi but I thought it best to do a mixture of both.

In my ongoing endeavor to bring frugality to Commander, each card in this deck is under $2 and the whole deck is under $40. If you like what you see, UPVOTE! or you can check out all my other $40 budget decks. If you see some areas of improvement, let me know what you'd change. Just make sure all suggested cards are under $2.

Step 1 = Ramp

At some point your opponents will get sick of you cheating out bigger things than they have and they'll start going after Braids. When that happens, you'll be glad you ramped early (if possible) so you can hardcast your fatties.

Step 2 = Play Braids, Conjurer Adept

There's no time like the present to get your beaters out and doing work. It's even better if you can get a phasing piece out to make sure you are the only one benefiting.

Step 3 = Swing away

Big creatures were meant to punch people in the face. Put the pressure on!

Only win con is beating people to a pulp with huge creatures.
I love the challenge of building really cheap decks. This is how the majority of my real life decks start out and then I improve them over time.



Revision 10 See all

2 years ago)

+1 Arena main
+1 Artisan of Kozilek main
-1 Temple of the False God main
-1 Aether Gale main
-1 Stormsurge Kraken main
-1 Rite of Replication main
+1 Halimar Depths main
-1 Sphinx of Magosi main
-1 Rush of Knowledge main
-1 Fool's Demise main
+1 AEtherplasm main
+1 Declaration of Naught main
-1 Buried Ruin main
+1 Lorthos, the Tidemaker main
-1 Displacement Wave main
-1 Halimar Depths main
-1 Colossal Whale main
+1 Dreamstone Hedron main
+1 Swiftfoot Boots main
+1 Gate to the AEther main
and 124 other change(s)