My two favorite cards are Seeker of the Way and Delver of Secrets  Flip

I started playing magic in 2014. I originally played budget standard brews and won many FNM's with them. Now I play modern more casually, mostly with home brews less than $100. I haven't been to a FNM in over 3 years but eventually plan to take a budget list and try my luck.

My first successful build was a jeskai home brew that capitalized on prowess triggers and combat tricks. My tastes have sense become more refined in that i like efficient grindier decks that really mess with my opponents game plan to pull the win.

Valued Momentum: is my pride and joy, its my first competitive(ish) original(ish) list that ive owned in paper and it's an absolute blast to play. I would highly recommend trying it out if you want to play modern on a budget.

I am more of Johnny than anything, I love an original deck or tweaking tier decks into my own creations. I honestly enjoy brewing more than playing the actual game so if you need advice on an original idea just message me and I'll provide any feedback that I can.

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Thanks for the upvote!

January 16, 2019 6:21 p.m.

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So delver normally runs 18-19 lands and 10-12 cantrips, I would probably pull an island a mountain and a Remand for 3 Sleight of Hand

Also I normally find it correct to run 2-3 Mana Leak , I might pull 1 Spell Pierce and 1 Electrolyze for 2 leak.

I also find Abrade to be extreamly versatile maybe pull 1 Roast for a 1-1 split and then plan on having 2 in you side!

I love delver so good luck with the list!

January 16, 2019 11:12 a.m.

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Darth_Savage awww I see your point, I've never actually played burn so I was just trying to give the deck some sustainability but I replaced it with another 2 mana bolt!

hungry000 thanks so much!!

January 11, 2019 7:57 a.m.

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hungry000 I ended up making another affinity deck (I love Thoughtcast and Ensoul Artifact) and yours was way over budget

But I'll make a wear wolf list if you want to make a vampire or humans list!

January 9, 2019 10:08 p.m.

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Ok I've put together a pretty extensive list, would anyone mind looking it over and see if missed any important archetypes (excluding combo)? Also I'm worried that a few of the list might be to powerful but there's not a great way to find that out without extensive testing (which as a college student I dont really have time to do)

January 9, 2019 6:35 p.m.

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I like that! I built this but it's way over budget

January 9, 2019 1:11 p.m.

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hungry000 thanks!

Darth_Savage yeah I agree, I ended up deciding to add some basic tap lands to all of the list but let me try and build a dragon deck, should it be in rakdos? Or mono red?

January 9, 2019 9:27 a.m.

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well thats odd

January 8, 2019 12:10 p.m.

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Boza is there a way to make it not private that I'm unaware of? Because its working when I click it

Also I really like you idea but starting out I think we'll just stick to everyone having their own lists, theres just no greater feeling (imo) than tweaking your first magic deck

January 8, 2019 11:49 a.m.

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ok I added a link to the folder, what do y'all think so far? I probably still need to add a burn deck and a value deck but i think there's a decent spread atm

I'm also somewhat worried about picking up so much bulk at the local stores so I've tries to pick somewhat relevant cards so they are not hard to find

January 8, 2019 11:36 a.m.

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Thanks so much for all the input everyone! I'm working on a folder with the decks I've found so far, Does anyone know how to link a folder?

January 8, 2019 10:36 a.m.

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So I've convinced the guys in my dorm to buy there first magic decks! I figured that it will be a great way for us to pass the time together.

We've agreed on a $15 dollar limit for the decks and we've agreed that they would rather buy singles and build a deck vs buying a pre-made. I've never been a fan of them and I feel like we'd have more interesting games with more powerful decks

UW Intro

This was the first deck that I made with the help of the person that got me into magic back in 2015 and it fits the budget so i figured I'd use this list as a baseline.

The rules are for the decks are simple.

around $15

and I want each deck to be as close as possible in power level

the skill level of the players will range from people that have never played the game to me that plays at local events regularly. If anyone has any decks or wants to help me brew some it would be greatly appreciated. My knowledge outside of modern is fairly limited and I'm worried that the decks wont be balanced.

I need a total of 6 lists (6 brand new players) ....... but I would honestly like to give them all multiple options to choose from. I'll start brewing in the morning and see what i come up with.

Thanks for any help!

here's the list of decks that I have: intro decks

January 7, 2019 11:28 p.m.

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I'm honestly not even sure in this metta, I haven't played tempo in a year ( I've been on storm), but if the combo is just over kill it might be better just to drop drake to a 3 of, drop Selective Memory and just play 2 Torrential Gearhulk and then more interaction and land

January 7, 2019 9:02 p.m.

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Xica not with the current plan, I plan to cast drake around turn 6, and then memory on turn 7 (or turn 4, and 5 if playing something with little interaction). I really want it to feel like a tempo deck that can hold the combo over my opponents head. My current issue with it though is sustaining card advantage, I unfortunately cannot think of a budget replacement for jace or search....

January 7, 2019 6:15 p.m.

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So I'm working on a new brew and plan on taking it to a small event tomorrow and then a larger tournament Saturday if it does well

Selective Drake

The list is 100% untested and tomorrow night will be its maiden voyage, I would love to hear your thoughts about the best way to support the combo of Crackling Drake and Selective Memory to be as competitive as possible.

I plan to later upgrade the list with blood moon, snaps, ect but atm this is what I have and intend to keep it fairly budget

Thanks for any advice!

January 7, 2019 4:52 p.m.

So Anger of the Gods is one of the most powerful removal spells we have access to but unfortunately with your current set up it wipes your board so my current plan is to run kind of a transformative side with 3x Anger of the Gods 2x Bedlam Reveler and 3 Thing in the Ice  Flip. I haven't been able to test this out in an event yet and I plan on testing it soon but it seems like an interesting piece of tech

January 6, 2019 10:21 a.m.

So I love izzet builds, I'm currently brewing around Selective Memory and Crackling Drake and play storm somewhat competitively but I've played many different budget delever builds.

I feel like you need to refocus your spell package, it's kind of all over the place, theres allot of 1 ofs and I feel like that just creates inconsistencies. But to start I would play at a minimum of 3 Mana Leak and 2 Abrade and then go from there. I'm not a fan of Essence Scatter, with all of the Cavern of Souls decks running around, or Electrolyze atm, I just dont feel it hits enough relevant threats in this metta.

I love delver but I feel like it somewhat underperforms so maybe test out a 2:1 split of Cryptic Serpent and Nimble Obstructionist? I love both cards

Also maybe 3 Field of Ruin? Great main board hate for tron and cavern of souls. Also surprisingly not bad for color fixing in budget decks

January 3, 2019 2:35 a.m.

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