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For Those With an Affinity for Money

Modern* Aggro Artifact Budget U/R (Izzet)



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The goal of this deck is to pop out a bunch of artifacts and kill your opponent with enlarged creatures! This deck is a pretty standard affinity deck that has been build for those without $60 to drop on a Mox Opal.

This deck uses the Darksteel Citadel + Ensoul Artifact combo. You can also pop Ensoul Artifact on any of the artifacts. a

5/5 lifelink flyer turn 2 (Ensoul Artifact + Vault Skirge ) is always nice!

Any suggestions you have will be very helpful! However, please keep in mind that this is a budget deck and I have little money. That is why the land base is poor.

The Stubborn Denial has literally won me games. Show it once and your opponent will have to play around the possibility of you having it.

After some play-testing on tapped out I found that this deck can put out a win consistently on turn 5. Any suggestions to make that faster are welcome!

+1 if you like!

One word of warning: Vault Skirge does not equip to Ghostfire Blade for 1 because Vault Skirge is technically black and not colorless.



GS10 says... #1

For Leyline of Sanctity you can possibly try something like Liquimetal Coating, Neurok Transmuter to turn it into an artifact and use Shattering Spree or Smash to Smithereens on it. It's kind of clunky but it does the job. Plus, artifact removal is solid sideboard material, and will also deal with the new Orbs of Warding.

And I would consider taking out one Anticipate for another Chief of the Foundry (you might still keep the Anticipate in your sideboard if you feel like you need more filtering), and definitely take two Ghostfire Blade out for two Thopter Spy Network. It will both provide you more creatures, more evasion and more artifacts, and provide you card draw which will be vital and decrease the need for Anticipate. And if you do, keep an eye on Stoke the Flames as M15 rotates out of standard, if the price goes down you might want to consider it to have another burn spell and take advantage of your numerous tokens on the field.

July 8, 2015 9:07 a.m.

GS10 says... #2

Obviously Neurok Transmuter won't do the job! I don't know why, but I got its abillity confused.

Memnarch being much more expensive in every way does that job, so I guess Liquimetal Coating is reliable enough.

July 8, 2015 9:11 a.m.

DragonzBane says... #3

GS10 good ideas! I agree with the answer to Leyline of Sanctity, I it is fairly effective. However, I think that Thopter Spy Network has a bit too high of a CMC. I want to win by turn four, six at the latest. I would almost never get any tokens out of it. Not sure about the RR in Stoke the Flames. I might not have it with only 4 Mountains. Still, I do have the Springleaf Drums. I'll put that in the sideboard for now. I also will take your advice on the Chief of the Foundry. Memnarch Has too high of a CMC anyway plus, you know, $8.00.

Thanks for the help!!!

July 8, 2015 10:08 a.m.

Bolten711 says... #4

I wouldn't worry about Leyline of Sanctity too much, most people wouldn't sideboard that in against Affinity unless they saw most of your burn spells in game one.
As for it being a budget build, I like the innovation, most people building Affinity just go straight to net-decking. However, it is objectively worse than the standard build, as most modern decks can kill you or get out of reach by turn 4.

July 9, 2015 9:38 a.m.

DragonzBane says... #5

Yeah, the more I play tested, the more I realized that I didn't normally win by burn. The burn is more just removal. However, the Liquimetal Coating + Smash to Smithereens combo gets rid of all sorts of things, like tron and whatnot. So it's pretty solid sideboard material.

Thanks! I was looking at the pro builds for inspiration but I also really like RU so I added a little of my own flair. I know that it is worse, unfortunetly, then standard builds, being it does not include standards like Arcbound Ravager, Steel Overseer, or Mox Opal but it is also about $150.00 dollars cheaper :). Plus, it still kills about turn 5. Which is still pretty fast in my circles.

Thanks for the insight!

July 9, 2015 4:48 p.m.

Cicjose says... #6

July 16, 2015 7:53 a.m.

DragonzBane says... #7

Thanks for the suggestion Cicjose But I think that the CMC is too high on Pia and Kiran Nalaar for this deck.

July 17, 2015 11:12 a.m.

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This deck is Modern legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 1.57
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