Howdy, y'all! It's just your average neighborhood jank wizard.

I am a mixture between a spice-filled Johnny and a tryhard Spike. My color alignment is Grixis (Nicol Bolas is my dad so suck it), though I can enjoy playing literally any deck, as long as the deck is good (and spicy, if possible).

I mainly focus on Standard and Modern play, though I do play Legacy once in a while. I also love playing Limited, though I'm definitely not the best at it. I do not play singleton formats.

And I'm not the richest lad on earth, so while I'm not a strict budget brewer, almost all of my decks at least take budget-friendliness somewhat in concern.

Have a look at some of my decks below:

These Standard decks are all spicy stuff I brewed up mostly on my own. They're usually relatively budget-friendly.


Divine Aristocrats

Standard -Arcanity-

SCORE: 23 | 15 COMMENTS | 4459 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS


- Orzhove Divine Visitation Aristocrat Tokens


THE PETITIONS OF HILARITY

Standard* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 7 | 14 COMMENTS | 1355 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


- Persistent Petitioners Turbo Mill


Sculpt me an Empty Hand

Standard* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 6 | 4 COMMENTS | 1386 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


- Dimir Discard Control


All Hail Surveil

Standard -Arcanity-

SCORE: 72 | 28 COMMENTS | 21948 VIEWS | IN 37 FOLDERS


- Dimir TurboSurveil

Modern decks I make cost $200 at most, but usually, I try to go as budget as possible. Also, for some reason, all of these decks are based on Innistrad tribes...


SpooksterSquad

Modern* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 13 | 10 COMMENTS | 1709 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS


- Esper Spirits


The Hunt is Calling

Modern* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 4 | 614 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


- Gruul Werewolves


Mad for Blood

Modern -Arcanity-

SCORE: 3 | 371 VIEWS


- Rakdos Madness Vampires

Building competitive and budget-friendly Legacy decks that cost $250 or less is really hard, but not impossible. I've made one. Now I'm working on a second. (Spoiler alert: It's a combo deck!)


WinterVise Burn: A Song of Ice and Fire

Legacy -Arcanity-

SCORE: 8 | 3 COMMENTS | 313 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


- Mono-Red Black Vise Burn

Decks made for those who can't afford a playset of Black Lotus es but still want to have fun...


Splice the Spice

Modern -Arcanity-

SCORE: 1 | 147 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


- Modern Bant Splicers, $70

Just some of my side projects...


Rise, Knights of Abzan

Standard* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 1 | 155 VIEWS


- Abzan Knights Midrange (Standard)


Glory to House Dimir

Standard* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 2 | 307 VIEWS


- Dimir Control (Standard)


The Rite of Fungus and Famine

Standard -Arcanity-

SCORE: 4 | 4 COMMENTS | 520 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


- Golgari Saproling Aristocrats (Standard, partly outdated)


E. E. E. - Enchant. Equip. Exterminate.

Standard -Arcanity-

SCORE: 6 | 1 COMMENT | 1382 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS


- Boros Bogles (Standard, partly outdated)

-Arcanity- says... #1

SirChris39 Yea then play 4. The opportunity cost is low since it functions just like a mountain and can fuel blast.

April 22, 2019 10:22 p.m.

-Arcanity- says... #2

SirChris39 Yea then play 4. The opportunity cost is low since it functions just like a mountain and can fuel blast.

April 22, 2019 10:21 p.m.

-Arcanity- says... #3

SirChris39 Yea then play 4. The opportunity cost is low since it functions just like a mountain but can be sacced for blast.

April 22, 2019 10:20 p.m.

SirChris39 says... #4

Shrapnel Blast is in my deck

April 22, 2019 9:36 p.m.

-Arcanity- says... #5

SirChris39 Great Furnace would work if you have artifact synergies such as Shrapnel Blast .

April 22, 2019 9:28 p.m.

SirChris39 says... #6

Great Furnace would this card work in my burn deck

April 22, 2019 5:41 p.m.

SirChris39 says... #7

-Arcanity- gave the deck the upgrades

April 22, 2019 4:28 p.m.

-Arcanity- says... #8

SirChris39 Alroit, I shall look at it.

April 22, 2019 9:12 a.m.

SirChris39 says... #9

Give me your thoughts and opinion on my burn deck

April 22, 2019 8:57 a.m.

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#1

SirChris39 Yea then play 4. The opportunity cost is low since it functions just like a mountain and can fuel blast.

April 22, 2019 10:22 p.m.

Said on -Arcanity-...

#2

SirChris39 Yea then play 4. The opportunity cost is low since it functions just like a mountain and can fuel blast.

April 22, 2019 10:21 p.m.

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#3

SirChris39 Yea then play 4. The opportunity cost is low since it functions just like a mountain but can be sacced for blast.

April 22, 2019 10:20 p.m.

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#4

SirChris39 Great Furnace would work if you have artifact synergies such as Shrapnel Blast .

April 22, 2019 9:28 p.m.

Said on Burn in Hell...

#5

You also need a sideboard to play competitively, but I can't give you a super reliant guide on that since much of it depends on your local meta.

April 22, 2019 9:31 a.m.

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#6

The core seems solid, but I do see some pretty obvious upgrades.

  • Lightning Strike (the card's power level simply isn't legacy playable) should be replaced with Lava Spike . It's a near-strict upgrade, as in a burn deck all you want to do is throw damage at the opponent's face anyways.

  • Icy Manipulator , at four mana, is wayyyyy too slow. Take it out. Do the same with Fireball , which is similar. the rate is too slow. You need 4 mana to deal three damage. There are plenty of ways to deal three for 1 mana. Now we have 5 free slots.

  • 24 lands is too much for a burn deck. That's midrange numbers. I would just run 18 lands, probably just 18 mountains. Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle comes in tapped, which really slows you down, and Rishadan Port doesn't make colored mana, which is a huge liability in a deck filled with one-mana spells. Take out six lands (now you'll have 18 lands and 11 free slots.)

  • using the 11 free slots, there are two paths:

1: add another copy of chain lightning (another 1 mana deal 3 spell, what's not to like?), 4x Rift Bolt (another 3 damage for 1) 4x Price of Progress (if usually deals at least 4-6 damage), another 2 Fireblast s (if you have one copy in hand, your opponent's life is virtually reduced by 4, since once they reach 4 life you can just kill them with it). Now, you can also go down the Winter Orb s and Black Vise s for 4 Skewer the Critics and 2 Light Up the Stage . This build is probably the strongest.

2: if you want a build that's more fun, like my list, you can remove the 4 skewers for another Vise and 3 Ankh of Mishra s. At that point, you could stop, but if you wanna go all in on the artifact plan like I did, you could remove Light Up the Stage for 2 Mishra's Bauble s. Now you're playing so many artifacts that you can support Shrapnel Blast which is extremely powerful. You can go up to three copies of it for some Rift Bolt s, Lava spikes, or chain lightnings - you decide.

April 22, 2019 9:30 a.m.

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#7

SirChris39 Alroit, I shall look at it.

April 22, 2019 9:12 a.m.

Said on Sculpt me an ......

#8

Tyrant's Scorn and Narset are interesting. Scorn is a card i'll definitely play over a moment and a cast down. Totem is better than ashiok as the opportunity cost is smaller with the scry 1; there's not heavy-gy deck in standard so I'm even thinking about just removing it. Vicious Rumors is just not good anough since you're spending a card to get rid of the opponent's worst card (and you're spending a mana). Burglar rat provides a body so it's at least a 2-for-1 (even then, I'm thinking about cutting it). Urgoros, the Empty One is good because it gives us a big late game threat that just wins if not dealt with.

April 22, 2019 12:12 a.m.

SirChris39 Thank you! :)

April 21, 2019 8:39 p.m.

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#10

Genesis26 Unbreakable Formation is in the deck specifically for the reason of the opponent casting a sweeper while we don't have a teysa or visitation out. Sheltering Light only protects one creature, so it's much worse than Unbreakable Formation since both our decks go quite wide (yours even more so). Once we do the opponent is actively helping us by sweeping the board since we get a bunch of afterlife triggers, creating massive angels or hordes of spirits. If I don't play my sac outlet early, then when do I play it? The earlier it's played, the earlier the engine starts operating. Playing something in the early game will not slow down the midgame; if anything does, it's randomly holding a card for no reason.

I've played the deck at paper FNM's before. Didn't record the exact results; won around half my matches with it. It generally outpowers midrange decks once visitation is out, and the control matchup is medium/draw dependent (a lot of it hangs on how many counters they draw in the midgame). The deck is kinda soft to fast aggro though, as I often have to use our afterlife bodies to chump/trade with opposing creatures to avoid entering burn range, which leaves me with no fuel in the late game (if i survive) to abuse teysa and visitation. Midnight Reaper , while being one of the deck's best grind cards, can be an active liability vs aggro (especially mono-red). Overall, if there's anything the deck misses, it's consistency (if I can stick a teysa t4 or a visitation t5) we're easily winning, but often I just don't draw them early enough, and WB doesn't offer much velocity in card draw.

April 17, 2019 10:17 a.m.

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#11

Genesis26 I dare say Priest of the Forgotten Gods is the best sacrifice outlet we have in standard right now. It's the go-to turn 2 play BECAUSE it's summoning sick, so it's got to be played as early as possible. Besides, even if it didn't have summoning sickness there's nothing to sac on turn 2. On turn three, we can follow the priest up with another expendable creature body ( Ministrant of Obligation is ideal) and sac it + the turn one play for value. This, however may not even be the ideal play, since we really don't even want to start saccing things in the early game; it's better to wait till the mid-game for more value with Teysa or Visitation.

April 17, 2019 6:13 a.m.

They're in my other comment.

April 17, 2019 12:30 a.m.

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#13

Genesis26 This is not your average control deck. This is more of a hand-disruption deck that cores on mass discard. Also, give me any suggestion you can. The budget tag doesn't restrict the deck, it's just labeling the current form as budget-friendly since it's <$200.

As for your deck, Awaken the Erstwhile is hilarious against my deck, but otherwise very poor. Captive Audience is very cute but not very practical, due to being 7-mana in a 22 land deck. It's also very easy to remove in the current environment due to the abundance of Mortify . Risk Factor and Sheltering Light are also a little weird in this deck. I'd just replace them with token makers, afterlife cards, and Unbreakable Formation to protect from sweepers. Another option would be Cruel Celebrant as a Blood Artist effect.

Against control, in your sideboard, Duress and Sorcerous Spyglass are king. If you're worried about the masses of planeswalkers that could support control come WAR, The Immortal Sun is also pretty good.

It's a little weird to give suggestions for someone else's deck on your own page, but so be it :P

April 17, 2019 12:14 a.m.

Hi there, I actually have a very different deck that uses a similar core: Divine Aristocrats I've also seen your comment on my Dimir Discard deck. I'll reply to that soon.

April 17, 2019 12:04 a.m.

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Mad for Blood

Modern -Arcanity-

SCORE: 3 | 371 VIEWS

Sculpt me an Empty Hand

Standard* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 6 | 4 COMMENTS | 1392 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

WinterVise Burn: A Song of Ice and Fire

Legacy -Arcanity-

SCORE: 8 | 3 COMMENTS | 320 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Divine Aristocrats

Standard -Arcanity-

SCORE: 23 | 15 COMMENTS | 4459 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

All Hail Surveil

Standard -Arcanity-

SCORE: 72 | 28 COMMENTS | 21967 VIEWS | IN 37 FOLDERS

The Hunt is Calling

Modern* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 4 | 614 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

THE PETITIONS OF HILARITY

Standard* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 7 | 14 COMMENTS | 1355 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

SpooksterSquad

Modern* -Arcanity-

SCORE: 13 | 10 COMMENTS | 1709 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 62
Prototype Decks 37
Drafts 0
Playing since Kaladesh
Avg. deck rating 10.79
T/O Rank 197
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