Sargeras Brewmaster

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If you are reading this it likely means you've received feedback from me, looked at one of my decks, or have read a part of my Modern Brewer's Bible.

If you DID come here from one of my decks, be sure to keep updated on my profile, as I'm always tinkering around with new brews (especially for Modern & Commander) and almost every budget deck I make will get posted here at some point.

If you have a question about a deck, a deck you'd like to me look at, or anything related to playing on a budget for the Modern or Commander formats, I'm your guy.

If you want some help on building a list, PLEASE tell me what your budget is and what type of deck it is, (competitive, casual, gimmick etc.) in addition to anything you want it to be or want to play in it, otherwise my feedback will likely not be as helpful as I'd like it to be.

I began playing MTG in 2009 when I found that I had some friends who played the game. I started out as a kitchen table player and continued to do so until 2013 when my playgroup began to deviate away from playing casual decks, and moved on to play more competitive decks.

Since none of us really had the money to get into formats like Legacy or Standard, we all decided that we should play Modern, since many of us had cards for the format already, and the cost of getting in was pretty low. During this time I began to dive heavily into budget deckbuilding, since it was all I could afford.

As time has passed I've moved away from trying to buy decks in MTG and have instead been heavily active on the brewing side, as many of my friends have asked me for deckbuilding help and testing.

That being said, I still play tons of Commander and Modern, whether it be at my local LGS or on untap.in

I do not have a favorite color of the MTG color pie, however I absolutely love playing Midrange and Control decks, as they match my playstyle.

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The Modern Brewer's Bible is my personal down-to-earth guide to the Modern Format. It's goal is to create the most comprehensive guide to the format that I can for the Magic community. It is currently being written during my free time and it's chapters will be posted here as they are created. If you want to keep updated, make sure to hit the add as friend button on my profile so you can stay updated on when they come out.

The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 1: Getting Into The Format & Overview

The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 2: Building On a Budget

The Modern Brewer's Bible Part 3: Modern's Nature and Sideboarding

DISCLAIMER: Below is my archive of builds and brews that either I have made, or have seen around the site and saved here for other users.

Since I do not play standard (I love the format but I hate having to change around lists and constantly having to buy new things) my #1 reccomendation is to check out the budget archives on MTGGoldfish as Saffron Olive has built tons of great lists (he also does this for modern)

You can check them out at this link MTGGoldfish Budget Archive


How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4578 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS



How To Play Fair: The GW Hatebears Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 8 COMMENTS | 937 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



Order Is Restored: The UW Control/Midrange Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 4 COMMENTS | 517 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -50 | 41 COMMENTS | 6973 VIEWS | IN 33 FOLDERS



Competitive Azorius Control on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -44 | 22 COMMENTS | 2917 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -35 | 15 COMMENTS | 3249 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS



The Arsonist's Glee: Getting Into Burn On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 1 COMMENT | 570 VIEWS



How To Put 12 Power Into Play Turn 1 For CHEAP!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 13 | 731 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS



NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -54 | 20 COMMENTS | 2721 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Burning Booty on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -10 | 526 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



Competitive RG Ponza On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -33 | 5 COMMENTS | 1859 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS



~$70 MONO-RED BLITZ!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -12 | 4 COMMENTS | 525 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS



Competitive BW Tokens On A Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -10 | 3 COMMENTS | 396 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Cries of Despair (Competitive Budget 8-rack)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -31 | 9 COMMENTS | 2564 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$75 Pilla-Pala Infinite Combo Deck

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 5 COMMENTS | 623 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



YOUR ASS IS GLASS! (Budget Illusion Aggro)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -23 | 437 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Brewing Modern on a Budget: Blood of Madness

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -24 | 1045 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Brewing Modern on a Budget: Modern Foggy Swans

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -14 | 1 COMMENT | 311 VIEWS



Bouncing Faeries Everywhere

Modern venatcher

SCORE: 63 | 21 COMMENTS | 11008 VIEWS | IN 60 FOLDERS



Joe's Suicide Black

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -18 | 5 COMMENTS | 1092 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Modern Mono Green Infect Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -6 | 653 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS



Budget Black Eldrazitron

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -4 | 302 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Turning Dogs into Apes for $25

Modern Ardynt

SCORE: 88 | 47 COMMENTS | 9591 VIEWS | IN 68 FOLDERS



For Those Without an Affinity for Money

Modern* DragonzBane

SCORE: 18 | 7 COMMENTS | 2343 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS



~$35 Mono Green Super Ramp Deck

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -1 | 288 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



Overgrown Umbral Elf ($30 Turn 3 Infinite)

Modern* notanothercthulhu

SCORE: 46 | 43 COMMENTS | 7855 VIEWS | IN 51 FOLDERS



Stompy, the cheap gateway into competitive modern

Modern Zargast

SCORE: 18 | 26 COMMENTS | 4764 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS



Making the Leap: Delving Into Modern on a Budget

Modern DMR

SCORE: 156 | 42 COMMENTS | 22544 VIEWS | IN 91 FOLDERS



Budget Elf Breeding Grounds - Turn 4 Kill

Modern BenMonte

SCORE: 51 | 15 COMMENTS | 7650 VIEWS | IN 58 FOLDERS



That has how many counters?!?

Modern Gothomas

SCORE: 12 | 15 COMMENTS | 1860 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Whitest Deck Ever

Modern ComboCrazy

SCORE: 39 | 50 COMMENTS | 5459 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



The Most Stupid Deck That Wins Ever

Modern lonker

SCORE: 92 | 45 COMMENTS | 8054 VIEWS | IN 44 FOLDERS



U/G Infinite mana turn 3 winning!

Modern khanrakuta

SCORE: 34 | 23 COMMENTS | 3265 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



Shadows of the Dauthi

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -12 | 1 COMMENT | 540 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



~$26 Fluctuations and Miscalculations

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -39 | 6 COMMENTS | 1779 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS



~$26 Mono-Blue Makes Your Friends Hate You

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -19 | 812 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



How To Be An MTG Mafioso (Budget Kambal EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 8 COMMENTS | 2051 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS



Gwafa Hazid, The Cheap Way To Be Political! (~$15)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 5 COMMENTS | 1204 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS





Hatebears: Making Commander Unfun On A Budget

Commander / EDH* Sargeras

SCORE: 2 | 108 VIEWS



Who's Hungry? (Thromok Budget EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -22 | 3 COMMENTS | 883 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER





Kaladesh Has A Future

Commander / EDH Sargeras

83 VIEWS





~$70 Yidris Budget EDH

Commander / EDH Sargeras

51 VIEWS



The Demon Horde

Commander / EDH* Sargeras

SCORE: -2 | 194 VIEWS



The Starving Sorcerer (~$30 Arcanis EDH)

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -23 | 3 COMMENTS | 1329 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS



Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger - Uril $40 Budget

Commander / EDH hosshughes

SCORE: 53 | 8 COMMENTS | 5288 VIEWS | IN 51 FOLDERS



Seething With Anger: Hatebears Reloaded

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 5 | 6 COMMENTS | 732 VIEWS



Eternal Midnight (Competitive Rogue)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -25 | 12 COMMENTS | 2457 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS



Brewing with Modern: Mono White Aggro

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -15 | 1 COMMENT | 662 VIEWS



Making Loxodon Peacekeeper Competitive *PRIMER*

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: 8 | 4 COMMENTS | 463 VIEWS



Oloro Combostax EDH

Commander / EDH Sargeras

SCORE: -20 | 1477 VIEWS



A Guide On How To Be Boring

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -34 | 27 COMMENTS | 5608 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS



How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4578 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS




I created a crazy vintage cube to draft with some friends online. Feel free to give any constructive feedback you'd like on it.

Link To My Cube!

MagicalHacker says... #1

Good day to you!

I really liked your most recent article, especially since its theme is exactly on what I've brewed a modern deck around. Let me explain:

I'm solely a commander player, but I've always liked the idea of playing a modern deck that punishes the "unfair" decks.

I'm not too familiar with the format, so I was wondering... would you mind taking a look at my deck and offering some feedback? If so, thank you very much!

May 2, 2017 7:51 a.m.

Sargeras says... #2

Asher_Maid

No problem, my lists are for anyone to view, glad I got you a fancy username.

April 28, 2017 1:09 p.m.

Asher_Maid says... #3

Thanks I have been wondering how others made their username Fancy. :D I've never played modern or stranded. But I do have some decks on here. :D and thank you so much.

April 27, 2017 8:18 p.m.

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Well I think the first step to building your sideboard is identifying what decks your playgroup has, and then from there we can look at what matchups you need help with. Be sure to link my name like you did last time so I get notified.

Cheers!

May 23, 2017 7:05 p.m.

Said on Modern Zombies...

#2

I'll have to agree with previous comments that this is just a mono-black devotion deck that you decided to throw some recursive creatures into, along with Lord of the Accursed and called mono-black zombies. This isn't to say the deck is bad, as a Mono-black Midrange player myself I will attest this. But this is far from a Zombie tribal deck as advertised.

If you really wanted to build a Zombie Tribal deck, I'd reccomend a green splash, which would easily be affordable considering the amount of fetches you play, in order to play Collected Company.

Another fatty you should be playing in zombie tribal is Plague Belcher. Since you can easily kill a Gravecrawler or any other recursive creature, it's a 5/4 menance that can easily take over a game (With Menace to boot!)

Of course if you were to play zombies, cards like Cemetery Reaper, Death Baron, Lord of the Undead all become excellent options.

If you aren't going to take advantage of the Zombie tribe, I'd recommend moving Gifted Aetherborn to the maindeck, and cutting your zombie sub-theme since basically all your creatures turns 1-3 can't really block anything at all.

Also, cards like Lashwrithe can show up because with fatties like Kalitas you can just win games swinging for upwards of 9 power with lifelink a turn. (Also goes really well with Obliterator)

Also, if this deck is meant to be played competitively, run Liliana, the Last Hope, if in the sideboard if not the mainboard. The reason for this is becuase she can hold off small aggressive creatures, as well as fetch your zombies that you are already playing (cards like Gravecrawler and Bloodghast, and the best part, SHE CAN RECUR FULMINATOR MAGES! something this deck needs to do to beat decks like tron.

If you want any further help, feel free to look at my primer for all mono-black needs!


How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -40 | 17 COMMENTS | 4578 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS


May 23, 2017 3:31 a.m.

Interesting deck, so +1 from me, here are my suggestions.

  1. Replace Cryptic Serpent, Weaver of Lightning, and Niblis of Frost with Guttersnipe, the amount of synergy this card has with your deck is insane. I'd honestly try to figure out how to put 4 copies of him into the board this would also allow you to play more spells over small wipe cards like Pyroclasm since you can probably burn your opponent out before they become relevant. However, if Pyroclasm is relevant enough in your playgroup that you MUST play it, then I'd recommend it be a sideboard card.

  2. While it doesn't exactly fit your strategy, the card AEtherling is infamous as a control finisher in many decks due to it's exceptional versatility. Although such a card is far better suited for budget UW control.

  3. Is there a real reason to play Counterflux over an additional copy of Dissolve? Because Counterflux is almost always a sideboard card, and is more mana intensive then Dissolve and doesn't even give you a scry bonus.

  4. I know that this card is a little less budget then you'd like it to be but Shivan Reef seems excellent since it sees no play currently.

Those are just my suggestions, if you want any more help or advice let me know!

May 23, 2017 3:10 a.m.

Said on Assassin's Creed...

#4

Interesting deck, so +1 from me, here's my 2 cents.

  1. There are some cards that are great in Commander that fit your theme! Among these are Whispersilk Cloak, Rogue's Passage, Cloak and Dagger, Swiftfoot Boots, Invisible Stalker, Shadowmage Infiltrator, Thalakos Deceiver, and Quietus Spike.

Coastal Piracy also comes to mind.

Paragon of Fierce Defiance should really be Fervor, because if you are going for a haste enabler, you might as well play the best one.

The next cards I'm going to suggest aren't exactly on theme, but I think they do enough in your deck that they should be included regardless, as they have such powerful synergy with what you play.

Among these cards are Levitation, Deceiver Exarch/Pestermite since you run Splinter Twin, Silent-Blade Oni, Dire Undercurrents, Counterspell, Negate, Crawlspace.

If you want any more suggestions feel free to let me know!

May 22, 2017 12:33 a.m.

Said on How The Devil ......

#5

Memphismaymagic5

Thanks for the comment!

The reason I personally do not play push in this deck is because I'm usually tapping out to cast my spells and cracking fetches. This usually means that push doesn't hit everything I need it to. This conclusion was reached through playing in my list.

Since I have a more aggressive meta, I do not play Geralf's Messenger since 3 cmc puts it at odds with the other 3 drops I play. I am considering adding Liliana, the Last Hope, as it would help me in that.

May 20, 2017 3:22 p.m.

Said on How The Devil ......

#6

Squeakman123

It's due to an admin claiming that a deck has been convicted of voter fraud.

May 18, 2017 7:19 p.m.

At this point, I'd just playtest, and see how it fares, from there you can decide what is helpful and what's not. You have pretty much all I can think of for a deck like this, so now it's more how much of each thing do you want.

May 6, 2017 10:21 p.m.

flintshadowrider

After some extensive testing I think Lingering Souls needs to be kept in the sideboard, as in the mirror matchup, souls, Ranger, and Push come in over the peacekeepers, since it's one of the few matchups where it is ineffective.

Also, due to the fact that some people do try to steal peacekeeper, removal is there just in case we need to get rid of it should it change sides.

May 4, 2017 10 p.m.

flintshadowrider

I am currently running souls as a 2-of in the sideboard, I'd have to test to see if I can afford to do that

May 4, 2017 2:58 a.m.

Decks

A Guide On How To Be Boring

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -30 | 29 COMMENTS | 5966 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Competitive Azorius Control on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -44 | 22 COMMENTS | 2917 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS

Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -50 | 41 COMMENTS | 6973 VIEWS | IN 33 FOLDERS

How The Devil Plays MTG: The Mono-Black Primer

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -32 | 22 COMMENTS | 5456 VIEWS | IN 16 FOLDERS

~$26 Fluctuations and Miscalculations

Legacy Sargeras

SCORE: -39 | 6 COMMENTS | 1779 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

BOROS BRAIN-BASHER (Turn 4 Kill)

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -35 | 15 COMMENTS | 3249 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

NETDECKERS BEWARE: A WILD HOMEBREW APPEARS!

Modern Sargeras

SCORE: -54 | 20 COMMENTS | 2721 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

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Sargeras — 2 weeks ago

SCORE 2 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 302

Finished Decks 83
Prototype Decks 15
Drafts 0
Playing since 2010 Core Set
Points 1659
Avg. deck rating 6.40
T/O Rank 93
Helper Rank 18
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 132
Venues FNM Venue, Moon Dragon Games
Last activity 1 hour
Joined 2 years