5dollarMTG says... #1

I've also posted a pioneer-legal version of this week's deck: $5 Infinity Wand.

April 5, 2020 8:24 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #2

This week's new deck $5 Infinite Paladin - two infinite combos in one!

April 4, 2020 8:21 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #3

This week's new deck is $5 Red Giants - "Giants share nothing but their rage."

March 28, 2020 4:34 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #4

This week's new deck is $5 Darksteel Lich - a mono-black deck built around Phylactery Lich and indestructible artifacts.

March 21, 2020 12:40 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #5

This week's new deck is $5 Cheerio Improv, which I've also posted under the pioneer hub as $5 Pioneer Improv. This is a descendent of $5 Red Improv that leans much harder on zero-cost artifacts in order to go as fast as possible. One of my favorite $5 builds.

March 14, 2020 7:08 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #6

DandyBoi - I now think my favorite deck is the new $5 Improvise Pioneer. Super-cheap, super-fast, and lots of fun.

March 13, 2020 6:42 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #7

Hey jackiethedog - I'll double check the uncommon plainswalkers from War of the Spark, but my guess is that this would force me into a three-color deck, which is very hard on a $5 budget.

March 13, 2020 6:38 p.m.

jackiethedog says... #8

These decks are so much fun, thank you! Would you consider doing a cheap planeswalker-heavy deck?

March 13, 2020 6:22 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #9

Bonus deck! A new and improved - and pioneer-legal! - version of one of my favorite builds: $5 Improvise Pioneer. Check it out!

March 12, 2020 1:23 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #10

Hey DandyBoi - thanks for the questions! I used to play all of these in paper, but now I just buy ones that I'm particularly happy with. As far as favorites go... I'm not really sure. I like playing fast and seeing lots of cards - so, decks like $5 Red Improv, $5 Heroic Auras, or $5 Hyper-Turbo Surveil.

March 12, 2020 12:27 a.m.

DandyBoi says... #11

Hey, as a matter of curiosity, what would you say is your favorite $5 decklist you've ever made, and how many of them have you actually constructed in paper?

March 11, 2020 11:49 p.m.

5dollarMTG says... #12

I'll see what I can do Deadpoo111!

March 11, 2020 10:22 p.m.

Deadpoo111 says... #13

I've hated Dubious Challenge ever since i opened it in my 3rd pack. Could you make a $5 modern deck around it so I can make my opponents hate it too?

March 11, 2020 10:08 p.m.

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#1

I've also posted a pioneer-legal version of this week's deck: $5 Infinity Wand.

April 5, 2020 8:24 p.m.

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#2

For a pioneer-legal version, see $5 Infinity Wand.

April 5, 2020 8:23 p.m.

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#3

Thanks Nefashu90 - I'm always glad to hear that people are having fun with these decks!

April 5, 2020 4:55 p.m.

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#4

P.S. I'm not sure what to do while TCG Direct is down, so I'm just using their lowest marketplace prices for my $5 limit.

April 4, 2020 8:55 p.m.

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#5

This week's new deck $5 Infinite Paladin - two infinite combos in one!

April 4, 2020 8:21 p.m.

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#6

I don't know who first came up with the Resplendent Mentor combo, but I learned about it from L_U_R_E_R_U_R. Shout out.

April 4, 2020 8:17 p.m.

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#7

Another card to add to the "if you've got a couple of extra bucks" section: Geth's Grimoire.

April 4, 2020 12:40 p.m.

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#8

Gotcha. I like the combo of Resplendent Mentor and Famished Paladin. I don't remember seeing that one before.

April 3, 2020 12:50 p.m.

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#9

How do you get the infinite mana?

April 2, 2020 5:08 p.m.

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#10

Nice combo! You could also run Trinket Mage and Forerunner of the Legion to tutor up both pieces.

March 30, 2020 4:21 p.m.

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#11

You bet. Was there another deck you wanted me to look at too?

March 30, 2020 3:28 p.m.

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#12

Just realized this was pioneer, in which some of the cards I mentioned - like Zubera - won't be legal. Sorry.

March 30, 2020 3:03 p.m.

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#13

Hey ConstantVigilance. Cool deck! I've never built around the emerge mechanic before, but it looks like fun. Here are a few initial thoughts.

First, if you want to keep this as budget as possible, I'd recommend sticking to just two colors. Otherwise, all the tap lands can really slow things down. In this case, I that would probably mean dropping black - this would mean giving up Abundant Maw and Mindbender, but that doesn't seem like much of a loss. That would also allow you to run something like Sanctum of Ugin which would help you chain together multiple copies of Elder Deep-Fiend - probably the best thing you can do.

Second, I think you need some interaction early in the game to help you get to your big creatures. If you stick with black, Doom Blade is a super cheap option. If you drop black, you could run a playset of something like Unsummon - which you could also use later in the game to replay your Elder Deep-Fiend. It also wouldn't hurt to have a couple copies of Negate around for early game interaction and late game protection.

Third, for your big creatures, I would try to play a full playset of the very best options - Elder Deep-Fiend, Wretched Gryff, and maybe two copies of Conduit of Ruin. Cards like Vexing Scuttler and It of the Horrid Swarm don't seem nearly as good to me.

Last up: I can see what you're trying to do with the Stichwings, but that's such a high price to pay to get then back! I would probably drop all of them, along with the Bloodbriar, and focus on cards that give you immediate value when they enter or leave the battlefield - Blisterpod, Nest Invader, Foul Emissary, etc. (Or, if you don't care about sticking to eldrazi, you could run card draw pieces like Elvish Visionary, Feral Prowler or Floating-Dream Zubera.) In general, I would try to focus on ramp and card draw, rather than recursion. That's my thought anyway.

Best of luck!

March 30, 2020 2:46 p.m.

Cliffhaven doesn't have an ETB but you can often get 3 or 4 damage off of him the turn he comes out if you're playing a bunch of lifelink creatures. I like to play at least a few copies for when I get into board stalls, but you probably have enough reach already with Sovereign's Bite and Arterial Flow.

March 28, 2020 4:48 p.m.

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This week's new deck is $5 Red Giants - "Giants share nothing but their rage."

March 28, 2020 4:34 p.m.

Cliffhaven Vampire would be a good fit for your 4-drop spot. You also need some removal; Feast of Blood is cheap and on theme.

March 28, 2020 1:26 a.m.

Sure thing ConstantVigilance. Also, I just realized that I made a mistake in my previous comment: the site I use most often is mtgassist.com. If you plug in a card it will give you ten or so similar cards, with a rough price estimate for each. I'm sure there are other sites that do similar things but I'm a creature of habit.

March 26, 2020 2:58 p.m.

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The new Linden, the Steadfast Queen is perfect for this deck if you don't mind playing a non-cat.

March 26, 2020 12:39 p.m.

You bet Truvio56. There's a bunch of good stuff for legendary knights in Throne of Eldraine - most of it would just take you a bit over the $5 budget.

March 22, 2020 1:57 a.m.

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This week's new deck is $5 Darksteel Lich - a mono-black deck built around Phylactery Lich and indestructible artifacts.

March 21, 2020 12:40 p.m.

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