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Modern Aggro Budget Competitive Humans RW (Boros) Tribal




Greetings fellow humans, are you tired of playing games against decks like Tron, Affinity, and Abzan, decks that have spread fast since the fall of probe? How would you like to play a game of magic where you can race your opponents to the finish? Then play an aggressive deck that can kill on turn 4 with your own people! Try out BOROS BRAIN-BASHER!

You punching your opponent in the throat


This deck is marked as budget because it honestly plays some format staples that most people should own, (ex. if you don't own path, get path, you'll thank me later when you build basically any deck that runs white.)

All jokes aside, this deck is one of the fastest budget decks that I've built that can actually win you the game on turn 4, that isn't elves. However, since we are running a red white deck, we can actually play sideboard cards against decks that normally have a huge advantage against us. We also don't just scoop to literally any boardwipe like most elf builds do.

The strategy behind this deck isn't very hard at all, play a bunch of humans... and KILL!


Abbot of Keral Keep : a 2/1 prowess doesn't seem like much, however if we should run into if after turn 4 (should we not get the kill) we can easily get a solid 2 for 1 off of it given the super low CMC we are playing.

Accorder Paladin : A powerhouse 3/1 for 2 that gives us our turn 4 kill, paladin makes hits from cards like Thatcher Revolt hit super hard thanks to Battle Cry.

Gather the Townsfolk: Human tribal needs some token generation, pumps up Champion of the Parish and Thalia's Lieutenant.

Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip : A fun card that has managed to reach $4-5 for whatever reason, can survive a boardwipe and turns into a walker if we need it to be.

Monastery Swiftspear: Our red one drop human that can hit pretty card if we play some noncreature spells on top of it.

Soldier of the Pantheon: Another 1 drop, solider is immune to abrupt decay (not saying much) it's honestly just a decent 1 drop, you could play 4 of these over kytheon if you chose to do so.

Lightning Bolt: Best burn spell imo, burn spells in general can hand us the game.

Lightning Helix: Wouldn't be true boros without it, gives us access to some removal/burn and lifegain.

Boros Charm: A way we can beat a wrath, boros charm also hits your opponent for 4 damage to the face.

Path to Exile: The most expensive card ($$) in the deck, Path is a white staple card that can hand us the game should we need it. Journey to Nowhere is the only real replacement and it's off curve.

Thatcher Revolt: The only 3 cmc spell we play, Thatcher revolt is a super pump with our powerhouse cards and can hand us the game in many situations.

And now... Our feature Presentation

Champion of the Parish: If we could ask the Magic Gods to give us one card in any opening hand, it's this one, champion is a super important card that can easily wreck an opponent should you literally cast anything.

Thalia's Lieutenant: The most friendly human we have, he's very nice and shares with his friends, nothing but the best +1/+1 counters of course, also functions as a pseudo Champion of the Parish.

Inspiring Vantage and Battlefield Forge: Our dual lands that give us the easy access to the mana we need.

Mountain and Plains: We've got basics.


Brave the Elements is a very relevent card given the amount of aggro in the meta, if you feel that you would like to play this card, I believe you could cut a path or two and a blessed alliance or 2 depending on your meta.


Blessed Alliance : Honestly it's run due to the boggles in my meta, if that's not a problem, feel free to cap this slot to other cards (also alright against burn, but you can probably just race them).

Boros Charm: This card comes out against control matchups, since we need to have indestructible and burn to win those matchups usually, this card can win games by itself easily in this matchup.

Crumble to Dust : Tron crumbles against this card, unless their Mono U tron and counter it, in which case oh well, you can probably just race the deck anyway.

Rest in Peace: needed graveyard hate.

Stony Silence: generic artifact hatred.

Wear : Ensnaring Bridge can be a real pain in the ass.


If boggles isn't a thing but perhaps burn is, I'd probably cut a couple Blessed Alliance for either Paladin en-Vec or Fiendslayer Paladin.

Yes some sideboard cards are expensive, know your own matchups and pick good cards to use against your bad matchups... speaking of matchups...



Decks that don't run many creatures, such as GBx decks, Tron, some control decks, Shadow Zoo, Burn, etc.


Decks that run lots of creatures like Affinity, Elves, etc.


Boardwipe heavy control decks,

skred red,

Uninteractive decks

pyromancer ascension decks, ad naus

If you like this deck, feel free to give me a +1 and check out my profile @ user:TeamSDBags for TONS of budget decks.

Also, feel free to give me suggestions, just try to make them budget friendly.



ThePsychoVerse says... #2

Deck looks sweet!

Do you usually get enough land drops to cast Crumble to Dust?

Suppression Field is a great sideboard card.

January 5, 2017 10:12 p.m.

Sargeras says... #3


Honestly Crumble is more of a trump card should we not be able to kill the tron deck by turn 4, as in most cases we just race the deck and win, but yes you usually do hit the 4 lands you need to draw crumble should you need to use it.

January 5, 2017 11:02 p.m.

Sgt.Pickles says... #4

Probably the best humans aggro deck I've seen... maybe forgo some of the kytheons or soldiers of pantheon to make room for raise the alarm? It's not as strong but it would give great procs for Champion and Lieutennant, while at the same time proccing abbot and swiftspear.

January 8, 2017 3:50 p.m.

Sargeras says... #5


The reason why Raise the Alarm is not played is because the tokens it produces are not actually humans, they are just soldier tokens. Believe me you are not the first one to make that mistake.

January 8, 2017 8:05 p.m.

Sgt.Pickles says... #6


January 9, 2017 6:47 p.m.

SecondDeath777 says... #7

Hits hard and strikes fear. Well done.

January 14, 2017 8:25 p.m.

HerculesMorse says... #8

Cool deck, +1. Am surprised by the absence of the almost obligatory Boros Elite but understand your choices since you have explained them. Am very curious as to why no Brave the Elements or Gods Willing though.

February 6, 2017 1:44 a.m.

Sargeras says... #9

HerculesMorse Thanks for the Upvote!

The reason why I did not put Boros Elite in the deck is because I wanted almost every creature in the deck to have 2 or more power, as having played burn I know that makes a huge difference. I can definitely see Brave the Elements seeing play over a couple path and alliance in the sideboard, so I'll put it on the description.

February 6, 2017 11:48 a.m.

HerculesMorse says... #10

I'm back again; really digging this deck. How do you feel about Infiltration Lens for drawing more cards? It can put your opponent in the beautiful spot of having to decide between allowing a creature through to deal damage or giving you 2 cards. I know you may think it's a little slow for your deck but give it a thought?

February 22, 2017 6:32 p.m.

C--8CLARK8--D says... #11

lol nice what do you think of my list? BOROS(mostly)1cmcAGGRO

February 25, 2017 12:06 a.m.

Sargeras says... #12

HerculesMorse I personally think that Infiltration Lens is just too slow for this deck, and the modern format in general, as this deck really wants to close the game quickly, and in order to achieve low variance I have tried to make the list as consistent and pressurized as possible.

February 25, 2017 4:01 p.m.

HerculesMorse says... #13

No worries.

February 25, 2017 4:03 p.m.

jaedonadebahr says... #14

best deck ive found don't know how you managed to get negative upvotes but a +1 from me!

July 15, 2017 4:39 p.m.

Sargeras says... #15


Thanks for the upvotes!

Negative upvotes on a deck signify that fake accounts have upvoted the deck, and thus the votes turned negative.

July 15, 2017 9:17 p.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.61
Tokens 1/1 Human, 1/1 Human
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+2 Brave the Elements side
-4 Blessed Alliance side
+2 Thalia, Guardian of Thraben side