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The Most Stupid Deck That Wins Ever

Modern Budget Burn Combo Jank Primer U/R (Izzet)



Ultra-Budget Jank!

You might already see that I call this "ultra-budget" even though it costs more than 100 US dollars. (Which is still very budget for Modern.) The reason why this is is because I entered the entire decklist in foil! (It looks awesome, alright?) Another reason for the high price, despite it being budget, is because in this decklist, I run three Boseiju, Who Shelters All which is 20 US Dollars each. If the deck had no foils, three Boseijus would cost more than 3 times the ENTIRE DECK! Crazy huh? Obviously if you don't feel like spending $100 on a "jank deck", replace the Boseijus with more Islands and Mountains and (obviously) don't get foils. The deck afterward (excluding basic lands) would cost about 21 (or less) US dollars.

Ok, now into the actual deck. First thing. NEVER keep a hand without Treasure Hunt, even if you have to mulligan all the way down to one card. Because of all the cards that would be put into your hand because of the 54 lands in this deck, you would get tons of lands into your hand until you get something. Only play Treasure Hunt on turn three so you could hopefully play the Reliquary Tower you might have drawn from your deck. If you didn't get a Reliquary Tower from the Treasure Hunt, get ready for Game 2.

After the Treasure Hunt, you would be getting either a Lightning Storm or another Treasure Hunt. If you topdecked the Lightning Storm from the Treasure Hunt or if you don't have 17 lands in hand, then scoop. When you draw a Lightning Storm eventually, you would hopefully have a ton of lands in your hand. You get enough red mana to cast it and kill your opponent- hopefully on turn four. However, the combo can still go off smoothly on turn five or six or seven or literally any other turn, so don't scoop yet!

  • The Lands

Reliquary Tower, as explained before, is here to make sure you won't have to discard any cards when you end your turn.

Boseiju, Who Shelters All is to make sure your opponent won't counter your Treasure Hunt or Lightning Storm. If your Treasure Hunt or Lightning Storm gets countered, and you don't have any replacements, get ready for Game 2.

The sideboard swaps out the Lightning Storms with Zombie Infestations and the Mountains with Swamps. These swaps literally make a new deck to counter different tricks and strategies they might be sideboarding in for. The most important things to watch out for are Leyline of Sanctity, Orbs of Warding, or other hexproof giving effects. Another card in the Sideboard, Nephalia Academy, can counter popular discard spells such as Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek.

For some it may be more fun to put down an enormous horde of 2/2 Zombie Tokens than to just burn opponents, and fun is what really matters here right?

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malavon123 says... #1

i preferred the seismic assault to the lightning storm

less wordy

July 26, 2016 3:37 a.m.

lonker says... #2

Seismic Assault can't be played if you have only access to 2 mountains. Lightning Storm can. Same effect, but better mana cost.

July 26, 2016 4:12 a.m.

Happymaster19 says... #3

You could make a transformative sideboard that alters the manabase to accommodate Zombie Infestation. That way you at least have something you can do against Leyline of Sanctity.

July 26, 2016 5:48 a.m.

lonker says... #4

Sideboard (15)

2x Zombie Infestation

4x Contested War Zone

8x Swamp

eh, it is certainly better than anything I could think of. I'll add it.

July 26, 2016 12:11 p.m.

xtopazinferno says... #5

This is halarious

August 17, 2016 10:08 p.m.

lonker says... #6

Yep, when I beat someones $300+ deck it's hilarious.

August 17, 2016 11:48 p.m.

lithium142 says... #7

only card i can think of that might do anything for you is Mirrorpool, but i feel like it's one of those overkill things that doesn't actually advance your strategy realistically , it just kind of looks cool on the one game you use it XD

I really like this silly little combo deck. XD +1

August 23, 2016 10:27 p.m.

Stefouch says... #8


Mirrorpool will not work as intended. Copies only copy printed text, not counters on Lightning Storm.

August 24, 2016 6:09 a.m.

chessmaster156 says... #9

What does Contested War Zone do?

August 24, 2016 noon

lonker says... #10

chessmaster156 they are for the Zombie Infestation sideboard tech so your zombies will kill faster.

August 24, 2016 5:09 p.m.

I like it! Here's my take on the deck:


Mine is legacy/casual but very fun to play.

Here are some modern legal cards you might consider:

Spinerock Knoll I've found this to be very useful in a number of situations with this deck.Halimar Depths might help a little with consistency.Maybe think about adding a man-land or 2.

August 24, 2016 5:24 p.m.

lonker says... #12

Sorry! Anything that enters tapped is bad for the deck. Remember that you want to try to get the combo off on turn five or six.

August 24, 2016 5:27 p.m.

frenchy00113 says... #13

played deck was good fun

encountered surgical extraction , and found if you dont get enough lands and lightning storm before treasure find is removed it means trouble

August 25, 2016 7:53 a.m.

CkajLanoa says... #14

Have you thought of putting in Trade Routes? I know it seems strange having something that isn't part of the combo, but I would keep a hand with only a Trade Routes and six lands.

August 25, 2016 8:13 a.m.

lonker says... #15


Trade Routes is optimal for this deck. If you get one of those from a Treasure Hunt, you would die instantly. The idea is interesting, but only being to draw as many cards as you have lands in your hand is not likely to dig for your answers.

August 25, 2016 6:58 p.m.

lonker says... #16

is not*

August 25, 2016 7:57 p.m.

Sjorpha says... #17

Hillarious deck! +1

August 27, 2016 9:36 a.m.

ArchFline says... #18

This is a fantastic deck, I can't even imagine how fun it must be to win via this strategy.

August 29, 2016 6:32 p.m.

Frightfactory says... #19

I love your deck and want to build it, but make it not as budget and use dual lands and such. Also probably Desolate Lighthouse as a 2 of in case you fail at your mulligan parade. Do you mind if I post a list and give you credit?

August 31, 2016 4:57 p.m.

lithium142 says... #20

Library of Alexandria, Glacial Chasm, Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth (to potentially allow glacial chasm to tap for mana).

these would make the deck hella expensive, but way stronger if you wanted to do this outside of modern

August 31, 2016 8:02 p.m.

lonker says... #21


Desolate Lighthouse is something I wouldn't really want in this deck. You need to get your colored mana as fast as possible for the combo. That draw a card effect doesn't make up for the colorless mana unlike Nephalia Academy and Boseiju, Who Shelters All or even Contested War Zone for the zombie sideboard tech.

August 31, 2016 8:19 p.m.

Frightfactory says... #22

Treasure Storm, Jank Combo That's my version. I'm curious what you think since your the tappedout pioneer on this one. I like the lighthouse as a last chance resort and if you have access to all the dual lands in the world your not as concerned about missing the colored mana.

August 31, 2016 8:46 p.m.

lonker says... #23

Desolate Lighthouse is good, but only if you have the dual lands and etc. I wouldn't really spend my money on the pains/fetchs for a "jank" deck. I don't expect to win a tourney or even an fnm with this deck, I just use it for some fun jank moments. So yeah, my deck isn't the most optimal deck for this type of deck, but it's fun.

I've taken a look at your deck and it looks like it's the most optimal build for this type of deck. I also love how it runs no basic lands so the sideboard isn't too complicated.

August 31, 2016 9:21 p.m.

Frightfactory says... #24

Thanks buddy, that's kind of why I said if you happen to be the collector that has all these cards than this is how you build it, but if you are planning on putting this together please don't spend money on dual lands for this deck lol.

August 31, 2016 10:07 p.m.

drthtater says... #25

I really get a kick out of your decks. Keep them coming!

August 31, 2016 10:11 p.m.

frenchy00113 says... #26

to be honest i find the more basic version better in situations

eg when also playong against a heavy burn deck , payong 2 life to have lands untapped isnt sufice , neither are to many lands going down being tapped

my opinion could be wrong but yeah :)

August 31, 2016 11:13 p.m.

Frightfactory says... #27

In my list, the shock lands are always going to come down tapped t1,t2 when you do nothing, so it's irrelevant. They are there to guarantee that your check lands come into play untapped later, and on T3 or T4 when you treasure hunt, you are going to have the option of playing basically anything but a shock land from that point forward, so it wouldn't hurt the deck.

September 1, 2016 12:46 p.m.

freakingShane says... #28

Do you just go to game two if you get Thoughtseized or Inquisition of Kozilek'd?

September 10, 2016 12:52 a.m.

lonker says... #29

If you have no Nephalia Academys or replacements, yeah XD.

September 10, 2016 12:55 a.m.

freakingShane says... #30

Haha, I figured that would be the case. I still love this and +1'd! My colors in a fun and actually playable gimmicky deck. Can't wait to mess around with this!

September 10, 2016 12:58 a.m.

Icbrgr says... #31

maybe Drift of Phantasms can be useful her or maybe even Serum Powder to get Lightning Storm sooner? +1 from me

September 12, 2016 5:08 p.m.

lonker says... #32

No and no. Again, if you Treasure Hunt into Serum Powder you will die because you won't get your combo pieces. And if I'm going to add Drift of Phantasms I may as well add another Lightning Storm because if I get one of those instead of a Lightning Storm it will take one more turn to set off my combo and one more turn to give your opponent a chance to topdeck a Thoughtseize.

September 12, 2016 6:20 p.m.

Icbrgr says... #33

Yeah that makes sense

September 12, 2016 6:32 p.m.

Naksu says... #34

Love the idea of the deck! But incase you miss Reliquary Tower with Treasure Hunt, a few Spellbooks could fill the gap to maintain your enormous hand of lands (Where you might have to add one more copy of Lightning Storm for the aforementioned comment reasoning. Maybe 2 books to increase consistency! +1

September 18, 2016 11:12 a.m.

lonker says... #35

Again, Spellbook cannot be used in case you Treasure Hunt INTO ONE OF THOSE. You'll die if you Treasure Hunt into a Spellbook because what good is a hand with tons of lands and nothing else. You can add as many Lightning Storm as you think is good and consistent. I just personally like two of them. Thanks for the suggestion though!

September 18, 2016 11:28 a.m.

Naksu says... #36

lonker: Yeah I see your point now. I tried to figure out how to fetch the pieces before round 3~ (where you pretty much die in modern if you just keep fecthing), whithout having to solely rely on the Tower, but have to admit it doesnt probably work and Reliquary Tower pretty much is the only card not interfering with the flow. Tough thing for the deck, but then maybe having a second land with similar effect would just get this list banned in a heartbeat :D

September 18, 2016 11:52 a.m.

galahad1501 says... #37

The version that I run has 4 Gemstone Caverns. They aren't too expensive and if you get them when you are going on the draw they get you the turn 2 kill. Highly recommend.

October 3, 2016 3:48 p.m.

GodlessMac says... #38

As i have had one of these similar decks for awhile i would like your opinion on having Empty the Pits i find if you don't end up getting your no max hand size and you are forced to discard all the cards you just got from Treasure Hunt you can cast Empty The Pits... i also had another good idea witch also includes life gain lol not that its need is the card Collective Brutality just want your thoughts on that

October 11, 2016 2:14 a.m.

how bout add Molten Vortex? adds another use for your large hand of lands.

October 25, 2016 11:47 p.m.

lonker says... #40

Eh, only getting to shock as much as you could pay for Molten Vortex is not worth it

October 25, 2016 11:58 p.m.

Feltrix says... #41

Honestly, deck works great as it is. The only things I can think of right now to add would be Psychosis Crawler or Master the Way, but it might work better without them.

December 17, 2016 9:08 a.m.

VigorNick49 says... #42

Have you thought of adding knight of the reliquary?

December 17, 2016 3:59 p.m.

VigorNick49 says... #43

Have you thought of adding knight of the reliquary?

December 17, 2016 3:59 p.m.

Feltrix says... #44

It wouldn't be helpful. If there are that many lands in the graveyard, the opponent's dead anyway.

December 17, 2016 4:37 p.m.

lonker says... #45


If you Treasure Hunt into any of those cards, you'll need 5 mana. This deck needs to be as quick as possible as it has no forms of defence at all. In Psychosis Crawler's case, you even need to be able to not get chump blocked to win.

March 11, 2017 12:47 a.m.

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