List of Budget EDH Staples and Power Cards

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This is a list of EDH staples that are worth approximately $5 USD or less (there is some variance). It's meant to be a resource for those building EDH decks on a budget.

Please consult the List of EDH Staples and Power Cards for a more expansive and expensive range of options.

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Resetting Discussion — Aug. 8, 2014

Just resetting the discussion.

Feel free to suggest cards to add or remove.

Epochalyptik says... #1

Please remember to check that the card you're suggesting is under $10 and is not already in the list.

August 8, 2014 10:02 p.m.

SpaceBox says... #2

Thank you for taking the time to put these together. It's extremely helpful for an EDH newb trying to build on a budget like me. +1

August 15, 2014 1:13 p.m.

Grimgrinner says... #3

Scourge of the Throne ? I've seen it played a lot recently, and it seems like what every red edh deck wants to do (besides grixis). In particular its insane when people want do perform an "alpha strike" or to kill one more players in one turn with a huge combat. Would go great in goblin decks, or Scion of the Ur-Dragon decks, or really any red deck that can abuse the extra combat step. Aurelia, the Warleader in particular has already proven a staple of the format. Is it as good? no but it fits in more decks.

August 15, 2014 2:13 p.m.

Paladin95 says... #4

Krosan Verge ? Rith's Charm ? Eternal Dragon ? Qasali Pridemage ? Just a few cards I can think of off the top of my head I would consider budget friendly useful cards.

August 18, 2014 11:59 p.m.

Kokoryoma says... #5

I would HIGHLY recommend putting Dryad Arbor on the list. I never run a green EDH deck that doesn't run her and Green Sun's Zenith . Not to mention you can get Dryad Arbor s for like $5 online.

August 20, 2014 11:33 a.m.

tatan42 says... #6

Nice list. Useful for the EDH cube I am attempting to construct.

Also, Kokoryoma, I would have to disagree with you on that one. Dryad Arbor works in some decks, but I find that it just ends up getting caught in the board-sweep crossfire more often than not. Not worth a few turns of ramp IMO.

August 29, 2014 11:27 a.m.

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