Test me: $10 Decklists

Commander (EDH) forum

Posted on Dec. 16, 2019, 9:36 a.m. by SynergyBuild

Format: Name a commander that costs less than $2 on tcgplayer market price and I will build a $10 deck based around it. Tell me a theme with it if you want as well if you want!

I just want to see if I can get good at this for practice xD

You can use this if you want to just get a super cheap decklist of a deck you wanted to try as well!

Completed Decklists:

10 Dollar Decklists!

TypicalTimmy says... #2

I honestly thought Isamaru, Hound of Konda would be a hell of a lot cheaper, but there's a strong challenge for you.

December 16, 2019 9:57 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #3

Wow tryna make the rest of the deck in 4 dollars is a challenge. Accepted nonetheless xD

December 16, 2019 9:58 a.m.

Boza says... #4

December 16, 2019 10:01 a.m.

Boza says... #5

I ordered the cards in reverse EDH rank, and Baron Von Count is the lowest there. Be sure to read the Gatherer entry on him for some spice!

December 16, 2019 10:08 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #6

Boza Will do! Planning on some spice with that guy xD

December 16, 2019 10:10 a.m.

Colonel_Kink says... #7

try Zuberi, Golden Feather

Griffin tribal :)

December 16, 2019 10:27 a.m.

Oestreicker says... #8

I want you to build me a Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deck! Obviously focused around -1,-1 counters. I really want to build her but in the process of making a vial smasher and thrasios deck and just want to get a cheap version made quick and fast. I look forward to see what you come up with!

December 16, 2019 10:43 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #9

TypicalTimmy Couldn't make Isamaru in the budget even semi-playable when working with $4 for 50+cards, but I have 1, 2, 3, 4, Doom! ($9.11 Budget!) for you, Boza!

December 16, 2019 11:02 a.m.

Boza says... #10

I absolutely love how a card like Slayer's Plate is a monster with Baron Von Count because it has the numbers 1,2,3 and 4. Or how level-up creatures, which have a ton of numbers on them are great with this commander. If I can convince my playgroup that uncards are OK to play, this will be a great addition to the game. Nicely done!

December 16, 2019 11:26 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #11

SynergyBuild, lol don't worry about it. That card is worthless anyway. 2/2 vanilla Legendary? I posted it as a meme / troll thing anyway, lol.

I LOVE that Baron deck though!!

December 16, 2019 11:27 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #12

Oestreicker I made your list here:

$10 Hapatra

Standard* SynergyBuild


Boza & TypicalTimmy - I just looked up on Gatherer all of the cards with each of the numbers in it with proper color identity, cross-referenced it with tcgplayer to keep it budget, and looked for all of the cards I could fit, also the deck doesn't have an awful curve either if you consider that cards like Fiery Fall and Magmatic Sinkhole aren't so bad xD

Thanks for the support, I have some griffins to make now!

December 16, 2019 11:31 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #13

Boza Btw Blood Lust was always a favorite of mine, that deck makes it an absolute powerhouse xD for the text alone!

December 16, 2019 11:35 a.m.

TypicalTimmy says... #14

How are you able to look up prices of the cards so insanely fast though?

December 16, 2019 11:35 a.m.

Boza says... #15

So far, about 50 minutes since the post between the requested and the deck being posted, which is impressive.

December 16, 2019 11:38 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #16

Boza I wish I even spent all of that time working on it, only caught most of these decks 5-10 minutes after post xD

December 16, 2019 11:40 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #17

TypicalTimmy tcgplayer cart optimizer honestly, and I have memorized most card's general price.

There are a ton of cards you get used to knowing, like Rampant Growth, the signets, etc.

December 16, 2019 11:45 a.m. Edited.

Oestreicker says... #18

Can you do a Elsha, of the infinite for me too? I like the top deck aspect of him

December 16, 2019 11:51 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #19

Oestreicker Sure thing! I have some griffin's to finish up, but that one seems fine excluding the mana requirements xD I'm sure it will work!

December 16, 2019 11:55 a.m.

Oestreicker says... #20

It’s okay. If you even want you can do 20$ for me

December 16, 2019 11:58 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #21

Oestreicker Nah man I got this!

December 16, 2019 12:01 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #22

Colonel_Kink, I made that Zuberi list! $10 Zuberi tcgplayer gave me a couple prices, one was 11 dollars, the actual price once dropping plains is around 9-10 dollars though, and without shipping or tax the list is an even $5.60!

December 16, 2019 12:05 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #23

$10 Elsha This is a tester variant, not complete, since I am going to take a break for a bit.

December 16, 2019 12:23 p.m.

FSims81 says... #24

Ayara, First of Locthwain sounds fun, if/when you have a moment

December 16, 2019 1:03 p.m.

Snake_Oil says... #25

Sure! How about a set of partners -- Virtus the Veiled / Gorm the Great ? I've got my own idea but it mostly revolves around combat tricks, guessing that'd be the same on such a hard budget but interested to see what you build!

I'll spare you the agony of trying to make anything out of Heidar, Rimewind Master

December 16, 2019 1:45 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #26

FSims81 Here is that list for you!

$10 Ayara

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


December 16, 2019 2:36 p.m.

Man $10 budget is really challenging! Kudos to you SynergyBuild. How about one for Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper ?

December 16, 2019 8:26 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #28

king-saproling I made it for you!

$10 Sek'kuar

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


Honestly hits mana consistently for a budget list only running basics with the fixing!

I added a Golgari Germination to the list for that Saproling flavor, even when I don't like it, you can drop it for something else if you want xD

December 17, 2019 10:36 a.m. Edited.

SynergyBuild says... #29

Skulloelegy Finished that decklist for you!

$10 Virtus and Gorm

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


December 17, 2019 10:56 a.m.

Snake_Oil says... #30


Nice work!! I got the itch myself to build on a budget and there's a lot of crossover between the two, especially the Taunting Elf style creatures.

December 17, 2019 11:04 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #31

Btw I already had made the following lists if anyone wanted to know:

$10 Edric Dorks, $10 Talrand, $10 Feather, and $10 Torbran

December 17, 2019 11:06 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #32

Skulloelegy Nice! Often the more competitive or budget decks get the more they overlap, fewer cards are able to be run!

The next decks I am working on will be for MonkeySit, based on Teysa Karlov and Tolsimir, Friend to Wolves !

December 17, 2019 11:07 a.m. Edited.

SynergyBuild says... #33

MonkeySit here is that decklist!

$10 Teysa

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


December 17, 2019 11:45 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #34

MonkeySit here is the other one!

$10 Tolsimir

Standard* SynergyBuild


December 17, 2019 12:08 p.m.

MonkeySit says... #35

Thanks for the builds! Sorry, I couldn't work out how to reply to the relevant posts :( haha! But absolutely love them! I'll let you know if I can think of any others that maybe might make a tough challenge next time!

December 17, 2019 5:17 p.m.

StopShot says... #36

Make a Voltron style deck using Kaalia, Zenith Seeker as the commander. Angels, Dragons and Demons are not necessary. I want her vigilance to be utilized for defensive purposes too like adding cards such as High Ground . Thanks!

December 17, 2019 6:22 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #37

MonkeySit I sure would lvoe some nice challenges, also thanks so much!

StopShot So you want a mardu voltron list? I sure will!

December 17, 2019 6:42 p.m.

Here's a weird challenge, Silumgar, the Drifting Death . I wonder if there's enough blue/black dragons, changelings and clone effects to make it work in a small budget? Feel free to try it if you like!

December 18, 2019 3:11 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #39

PhyrexianWombat Don't worry! I'll work you up this list :D

December 18, 2019 8:58 a.m.

SynergyBuild says... #40

PhyrexianWombat here is the list! I ended up making it for even cheaper than anticipated xD

$8 Silumgar

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


December 18, 2019 9:47 a.m.

Boza says... #41

After that Baron Von Count deck, I have seen that there is at least 1 card Archfiend of Ifnir that has all the numbers 1-5 in the right spots. It is too expensive for a 10 dollar deck, but just wanted to mention it.

Here is an article for less budget friendly Baron deck:

Baron top of the line

December 18, 2019 10 a.m. Edited.

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